Nautical Necklace

This nautical themed necklace is a fun and whimsical piece of jewelry that was inspired by a daydream about hopping a plane and going to Florida. The octopus locket, captain’s wheel, and message in a bottle are all cute maritime themed charms that are meant to invoke images of the sea. The antique bronze finish allows this piece to match with any color scheme. Try this necklace alone or accented with long layered beaded necklaces!

To access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store, just click the pictures!

OR

Go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

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Dyed Turquoise Beaded Necklace

Yesterday I realized I hadn’t added anything to the lakeshore lavaliere fall line recently, so I decided to go hunting for more beads that reflect the colors of fall. I found these amazing dyed turquoise orange stone beads, (which are similar to the ones I used previously in the lakeshore lavaliere Turquoise Drop Triple Chain necklace) and had to have them:

 

Real turquoise is hard to come by right now, and fairly expensive, so when I saw these beads I really just had to have them. I love the earthy feel they have and the way the orange swirls with the other colors. These beads just remind me of the wide variety of oranges, browns, tans, etc. that the leaves change in the fall- and those are my favorite colors! I will definitely create more pieces with the rest of these beads, but there aren’t many of them and I can’t buy more because they are no longer available, so these pieces will really be one=of-a-kind.  I’ll have more necklaces and accessories to post later today, so check back later for more new pieces!

To access the listing in the online store just click the pictures! OR

go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Wire Jewelry: Hearts & Bird’s Nests

Wire Jewelry is a growing trend, and I’ve begun to see it everywhere. It seems like everybody is accessorizing with wire bracelets, rings, necklaces, and earrings, and I just love the look. Wire jewelry can come in silver, gold, and basically every other color imaginable, and the the possibilities for different designs are endless. Most popular is the wire heart ring (probably because it is the most simple for anyone to make).  I made these in the car (don’t worry I was only driving on side roads, not the expressway), and they were really easy to do:

                                                    

But, I have seen more elaborate designs for sale online and in a few stores, and I thought I’d give it a try. (Also, I was not actually driving while making heart shaped wire rings, I was a passenger in my mother’s car. I can barely change the radio station while driving, much less craft new pieces of jewelry. Okay, no more parenthesis.) My favorite wire jewelry design that I have seen so far is a tiny bird’s nest on a chain, and here is the lakeshore lavaliere version below:

This lakeshore lavaliere silver wire bird’s nest necklace has real pearls and hangs on a 16 inch silver chain. I love bigger pieces of jewelry, so it’s been awhile since I wore anything as delicate or dainty as this, but I’m obsessed with the look and think it’s time to add some variety into my style choices.

The tiny wire bird’s nest necklace is such a cute way to accessorize any outfit, and the silver and pearls will add a touch of class to any formal or cocktail attire.

This necklace is for sale in the lakeshore lavaliere online store- just click the pictures to access the listing! 

OR go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com 

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Thanks for reading!

New Fall Line: Bohemian Style Necklaces & Bracelets

The bohemian look- at least in jewelry- is back, and I’ve been seeing reflections of it everywhere. I took this picture at this amazing store called 2 Old Hippies (which is kind of like Anthropologie, but even more expensive!).
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A good amount of these necklaces were going for almost $700 each- but they were absolutely gorgeous.

Anyways, the bohemian/hippie beaded look for jewelry is an awesome style to use with the earth tones characteristic of fall trends. I still threw in a bit of turquoise, because, well, I love it, and because it makes a nice contrast to the other fall colors. Here are some of the new lakeshore lavaliere bohemian style necklaces and bracelets:ImageImageImage

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Just click any of the pictures to access their listings in the lakeshore lavaliere online store!

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders, Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Simple Rose Pendant w/ Turquoise Drop

I’m in Nashville, Tennessee, and I’ve been looking for inspiration for new jewelry. I’ve seen a ton of simple necklaces, like a pendant on a chain that have a splash of color in them, like this lakeshore lavaliere rose pendant necklace with a turquoise drop stone:

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I just love the look of a simple pendant necklace layered with a beaded one! More pictures will be coming soon and this necklace will be available on my site by tomorrow night!

Turquoise Necklaces & Elephants

Turquoise Chain Necklaces:

Simple chain necklaces with turquoise beads are great pieces to wear alone:

or layered with other necklaces:
 

A simple turquoise beaded necklace with a small pendant is also a great accessory if you aren’t into the layered look. Necklaces with small pendants are a cool way to use a necklace make a statement without creating too much visual weight (as larger pendants can do), and can be accented with other jewelry without making you look too over accessorized. I saw these elephants in NYC and knew they would be perfect to make into small pendants- (and I just LOVE elephants):

Click the picture(s) to access the listing(s) in the lakeshore lavaliere online store!

Or, go to: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

Fringed Necklaces

Fringe is back in! It can be seen on anything- boots, shirts, purses, you name it. The fringe look has a hippie vibe, and also a vintage-y feel so I just had to see how it would turn out when applied to jewelry:

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Fringed Cameo & Lavaliere Pendant Necklace coming soon: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

Requests/inquiries/custom orders to: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

New Necklaces & Cameos

Just picked up a bunch of cameos that I’m absolutely obsessed with. They come in blue, light blue, cobalt blue, yellow, coral, red, black, and more. They also come in 3 sizes, so look out for earrings, rings, and other necklaces. If you like cameos order soon, because orders have already been placed and I haven’t even posted about it yet! (until now).

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AND cameo chain necklaces look great mixed with other pieces like this chain necklace with brown & green stones

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They will be available on etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere —
To order before then contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Lakeshore Lavaliere Featured in Chicago Fashion Blog: TheChicagoLifeBlog.com

The word is out on lakeshore lavaliere, and some of the jewelry has even been featured on this awesome new blog, TheChicagoLifeBlog.com. Check them out for anything from hair & beauty, to food, to things for the home & check out their awesome lakeshore lavaliere post! Follow lakeshorelavaliere.com & TheChicagoLifeBlog.com for information about upcoming joint events– you wouldn’t want to miss out on a night of jewelry and fashion would you? (See, law students do have lives…sort of. We’ve just subtracted sleep from the equation.) Anyways, here are a few pictures from The Chicago Life Blog’s site, featuring lakeshore lavaliere’s necklaces:

The muted white and navy colors of the shirt and skirt & their classy and elegant style make for an outfit that is a perfect base for a variety of accessories. The turquoise & gold in the lakeshore lavaliere necklaces & matching shoes add a punch of color and a fun & funky vibe to the simple yet fashionable look of the clothing. Love their style!

                                                              

Necklaces available at: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

Questions/Comments/Custom Requests: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

*All photos courtesy of http://TheChicagoLifeBlog.com/ 

Brighten Your Look with Turquoise

  Turquoise stone necklaces (or earring, bracelets, etc.)  are a perfect accent to any outfit, with any colors. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to accent a muted denim dress or an attention grabbing orange one- turquoise will complement it perfectly. Check out this turquoise necklace on a lakeshore lavaliere customer:

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Turquoise & Silver Necklace- $27

Or try donning these turquoise earrings– they’re perfect with any hairstyle, but are great for those excruciating summer days when you just want your hair up and as far away from your neck as possible:

Turquoise Earrings with Pearl: $18

More necklaces like the one above available for purchase with silver or gold accents: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104407639/silver-chain-necklace-with-blue-silver

More earrings like the ones above available for purchase with silver or gold accents: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104077960/long-hanging-blue-stone-earrings-with

Want even more turquoise? It’s available at etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere! Go check it out!


 

 

 

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