New in the shop this week … Love is Sweet, brass tag & glass lampwork bead cupcake necklaces …
Perfect for your sweetheart ♥
With wedding season soon to be upon us, sharing a special personalized gift for a special bride & groom … subtly & simplicity combined, for a day they will always remember.
for her – love, always … a natural brass necklace with a red heart shaped glass lampwork bead dangle, and brass heart charm & a natural brass tag stamped with ‘love, always’
for him – date stamp … a personalized leather double wrap bracelet with metal clasp and a riveted arte metal tag stamped with the wedding date (in this case … march third, twenty thirteen)
“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
Which necklace length is right for you?
I just came across this handy little post the other day, written by Imogen Lamport on her blog … Inside Out Style … to help with trying to choose the right necklace to work with your neckline … a handy little reference to hang on to!
In her post, she writes;
“Different necklines look better with certain necklace styles.
Turtle necks – best with longer necklaces
Crew necks – best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib styles
Scoop necks – fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale pendants
Strapless – look great with chokers or short pendants, leaving your lovely decolletage bare
Square necks – look for pendants with an angular finish to harmonize with the angular neckline
Asymmetric necklines – look for necklaces that aren’t symmetrical, instead a necklace that has it’s own asymmetry can work, alternatively a long string of different sized and shaped beads can work well.
Halter necks – these create a narrow V neck – so look for a narrow pendant with a sharper end
V neck – ideally a necklace that matches the shape of the V – depending if it’s a wider or narrower V neck.
Collared shirt (button down) – there isn’t much space for anything too wide, so a choker style works if you have a long neck, if not a slimmer pendant that sits above the last open button.
Boat neck – a long string or two of beads is ideal for this neckline.
Cowl neck – this neckline is already detailed and has volume, so either a short and small pendant or a pair of feature earrings instead of a necklace.
Sweetheart – a curved necklace that has width that will balance the open decolletage of this neckline.“
~ Thank you so much for the info Imogen!
photo by: Holle Hahn
It’s been so busy around here lately, that I completely missed posting a Happy Easter greeting to you all. I hope a wonderful day was had ~ filled with lots of happiness & joy … and few chocolate eggs thrown in for good measure
So now, instead of an Easter greeting … how about a Happy Spring printable?
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I posted about being part of a Bead Soup Blog Party?
Well … I just received my secret stash of goodies the other day from Fay Wolfenden, and what can I say?! What amazing pieces she sent! Fay hand forged all of the steel components (jump rings, clasp & wire pendant), and made the lampwork headpins and lampwork beads! Are you not just in awe of being able to make such pretty things?! I especially love the little headpins – what a great additional detail they add! I can’t wait to use them, but have to come up with the perfect design to showcase them all … hmmmmm. The pressure is on!
Fay also included an extra special piece … using peacock & lime colours. How cool is that?! Thank you so much
And as promised here is the bead soup mix I sent to Fay … I can’t wait to see what she will make of it!
Stay tuned to see the final pieces (with maybe a few updates in between)!