Whimsical Bohemian Rose Necklace

It’s been awhile since I made a piece that was reflective of the whimsical bohemian style that I started with when I first began making jewelry- so I thought it was time to get back to my roots. I started making this necklace with no particular design in mind- I just knew that I wanted to make something whimsical, bohemian- maybe even incorporate a woodlands theme. The green and peach beads definitely came together with the rose, the swallow, charm, the antique brass branch/leaf connectors, and the filigree pendant on which I mounted the rose. I kept the necklace short, because I envisioned it work with a v-neck or resting just on the collarbone. My lovely roommate graciously lent me her collarbone to gauge the length, and after seeing it on her, I think that I accomplished my goal of going back to my bohemian roots- and, also, I reallllyyyy loved the way it looked on her:

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Burnt Orange Filigree Pendant Knit Headband

So the time is coming (not here yet technically, at least in Chicago considering it is supposed to be 65 on Thanksgiving) soon where, if you haven’t already, we are going to have to dig out our hats/headbands and gloves and add them to our winter daily wardrobes. I really have always been  more of a fan of winter knit headbands than hats- they don’t mess up my hair if they have a button in the back so I can take them off and put them on without rubbing them against my hair, and they totally create less static. But, I have always had a hard time finding a knit headband that can double as an accessory, instead of looking like a unisex ugly fleece ski headband. So, after spending the last few winters trying to find a knit headband that could double as a cute accessory to my winter outerwear, I decided to start knitting my own. Yep, I knit. I’ve been thinking about buying a rocking chair and a cat to bat the yarn ball around but I’m allergic to cats and I hate rocking chairs so… that’s out. Anyways, a few years ago I finally started knitting my own headbands, and then began to make some for friends and relatives upon request.  They shared my problems of not being able to find a cute headband, and also not wanting to see a 10 year old boy wearing the exact same one once they settled on the generic unisex fleece headband that we all know we have owned at some point. Now that the weather is getting cold enough to wear these knit headbands, I thought that I’d add them to the lakeshore lavaliere winter line. Here is a burnt orange knit headband with a filigree & stone pendant that I made the other day:

 

The filigree layers come together to make a flower pendant, and I added an orange/copper patina to the second filigree layer to make it flow with the burnt orange color of the yarn. There is a wooden button closure in the back to put the headband on and take it off without creating a major hair static disaster. The yarn is thick and extremely warm- I have worn my other ones skiing and running in the dead of winter and my ears stayed nice and toasty.

Later today I’m going to add photos of the other colors of yarn available for this headband– I’ve been growing my yarn collection for about 5 years, so there are probably 50 other colors this headband can come in.

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Woven Yellow Baby Headband with White Flowers

This baby/toddler headband was a custom order- which left me free to get creative in the design process! The headband is made of yellow ribbon that I wove together to create the braided look, and embellished with white flowers, pearls, and antique gold accents like the cute little hearts outside the line of flowers. This headband came out having a whimsical, flower-child-like vibe- which is exactly what I like ; ) – and I just loved making it. In the back, the headband has 3 gold tone buttons that fit into braided & flowered button holes, so that it can be adjusted for 3 different sizes. Honestly, I think the back might be my favorite part.

To purchase a headband similar to this one, just click the pictures to go to the lakeshore lavaliere online store!
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Flower Cabochon Filigree Ring

 

Resin cabochons, like the aqua flower cabochon on this ring, make for beautiful decorative additions to a piece of jewelry. I’ve seen them used in many different ways, like these earrings & barrettes below:

and I thought that a resin flower cabochon would look great as part of a large statement ring. I used an antique gold  filigree base and a decorative antique gold bezel to really accent and make the aqua flower cabochon pop:

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Flower Pendant Filigree Ring

This flower pendant filigree ring was a custom order to make a necklace pendant into a ring. The back of the pendant came to a point in the middle, so in order to attach the pendant to the filigree ring base I had to file the back down into a flat surface. Using a special adhesive and extra wire, I attached the flower pendant to the filigree base. To finish, I applied a patina solution to create the greenish aged look.


Repurposing the materials to create this ring was such a fun & challenging project!

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Red Beaded Cuff Bracelet

This bracelet was part of a custom order for a bracelet that let me ‘make whatever- just with red.’ This style incorporates the idea of a wrap bracelet with the beading and leather cord, but the beaded rows are woven together so that the bracelet, like a cuff, only wraps around your wrist once. Cuff bracelets like this one have a wide and dramatic look that can be created to mirror many different styles-the lakeshore lavaliere one pictured below has a cross between bohemian and vintage look:

 

 

To access the listing in the online store to get one just like it, click the pictures!  (other bead colors available!)

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Silver& Green Cameo Necklace

This silver and green cameo was a custom order, and  I think the way the tarnished silver and the green look together is a great color combination that I will definitely attempt to use more often in future pieces. I added some beading and I also made wire designs to look like flowers to give this piece a fun twist.  I realized when making this necklace just how much I love cameos, and how have not done enough pieces with them recently. Point of the story: there will more where this came from!

Hope you like it!

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Silver Cameo Cuff Bracelet

Cameos are the perfect accessory if you like the vintage look– they’ve been around so long, even the ancient Greeks made them. A piece of jewelry that features a cameo can be a really great accent to a more formal outfit (but they’re great for everyday wear too!), and can add a classy touch that completes your look. This lakeshore lavaliere silver cameo cuff bracelet with black flowers and a gray liner was a custom order (I loved the customer’s request so much, I’m making myself a similar one!):

This bracelet would look great paired with a black dress and silver earrings!

Just click the pictures to access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online store! Other cameos colors and flower colors are available. The liner is also optional, (the customer just imagined hers with gray undertones, so that’s what I did!) Just specify your requests at checkout!

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Check back tomorrow for a DIY coaster tutorial, and pictures of custom ordered bridesmaid jewelry!

 

 

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Yellow Flowered Baby Headband

This yellow & ivory flowered baby headband was custom ordered for a very cute little girl. I was excited to get this order because I’d like to continue branching out into headbands for babies and toddlersespecially themed ones for upcoming holidays. I spoke to some of my friends and relatives who have babies and toddlers to find out the best way to design the headband so that it would be easy to put on and take off, stay on once it was on, and be comfortable for the baby wearing it. The elastic in this headband is specifically made for babies– it is super soft and the band is a little thicker which makes it easier to stay in place. I also added a velcro closure in the back to make it easier to put on and take off, and so that it can be adjusted to make it smaller or bigger if the elastic is too big or doesn’t stretch  far enough. I just loved making this headband, and I cannot wait to get the chance to make even more! Here are some pictures of the finished product:

Headbands like this one are available for purchase at the lakeshore lavaliere online store: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

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Just click the pictures to access the listing in the lakeshore lavaliere online shop

-many other colors are available upon request

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

Check back later today for more new lakeshore lavaliere products & a tutorial from featured designer of a great DIY craft!

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!