More Jewelry in Fall Reds

I am just obsessed with the colors of fall-especially all the different shades of red that show up in the trees as the seasons change. So, I have many pieces for the upcoming months that try to capture the reds of the leaves, like this necklace and pair of earrings:

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More fall pieces coming soon!
Necklace and earrings will be available at: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere by the end of the day
For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com

Necklaces for the Fall

As we shift into the fall season, the color trends shift  as well. Colors of closet staples like the every occasion dress, jacket, shirt or pants for this season reflect a significant amount of black or grey. Accessories & accent clothing pieces in designers’ fall lines change from the pastels, brights, and neons of summer, to earth tones & colors such as red or scarlet, dark orange or rust, and darker purples. For those of us who like to keep up with the trends without breaking the bank, and who want to add a punch of color to the grey /black dress/outfit that is a staple of the fall wardrobe, necklaces that reflect the colors of fall are great accent piece, like this lakeshore lavaliere red stone necklace with a gold elephant pendant:

                            

OR this lakeshore lavaliere rust & mustard colored stone necklace:

Just Click the Pictures to Access Their Listings in the lakeshore lavaliere Online Shop!
OR go to: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere
For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com
***New Custom Ordered Baby Headbands, Cameo Necklaces, & Patterned Earrings coming this week!
****Follow lakeshore lavaliere here & on Twitter for information about participation in upcoming craft fairs!

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

Wall Jewelry Display Tutorial

Inspiration: I used to just have a drawer where I threw all my necklaces and other jewelry, but when I went to wear one, I would have to detangle them from an impossible knot that always seemed like it had to have been made intentionally. Jewelry displays can be expensive, and if they aren’t, they just aren’t that cute and just look like they should be mounted in a closet instead of displayed on a wall. So, I decided to make one with supplies I already had that would double as wall art and as a place to hang necklaces (other jewelry could be displayed here too). Although I already had the supplies, the art supplies I used can still be purchased at any crafts store such as Michaels, Joanne Fabrics, etc., and the decorations can be made from anything from old jewelry, to specifically purchased pendants & embellishments from said crafts stores.

 

Jewelry Display Materials:

1. 3 Small Canvases:

2. Orange and Mustard Yellow Paint 

3. Sponge/Foam Paint Brush(es):

4. Gold Gauge Headpins:

5. Embellishments

6. Pliers 

7. Glue (Krazy Glue and/or Hot Glue and/or Fabric/Vinyl/Canvas Glue)

Step 1:

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Paint the Canvas. You can obviously use whatever colors you want, but I chose an ombre style that gradually moved from the mustard yellow at the top to the darker orange at the bottom.

-I purchased the paint at Michaels Crafts in case you were wondering

To Create The Ombre Look: I painted the top with mustard yellow by itself, and then as I moved downward, I gradually started mixing more and more of the orange paint into the mustard yellow paint. As I moved downward, I started using less and less of the mustard yellow, until I finally painted the bottom solely with the orange paint.

LET IT DRY.

Step 2:

To Make the Posts Where The Jewelry Will Hang: Use the pliers to bend one end of the gauge pins so that the bent side will look like a small loop. Bend the loop forward so that the loop looks like a base on which the pin could stand. This will secure the pin so that it doesn’t slip through the canvas when hanging jewelry on it.

Push the Pin’s Unbent side through the Canvas: The bent side should be secure up against the back side of the canvas, and the unbent side should be sticking straight out through the front.

Bend the Top of the Pin’s Remaining Straight Side Into a Loop: This loop should mirror the one that is secured in the back, on the other side of the canvas. (It should make a 90 degree angle with the rest of the pin) It will prevent jewelry from sliding off the pin, and will also create a base on which to secure the embellishments.

*You can put a little glue between the loop in the back of the canvas and the canvas so to secure it even further, and to prevent the pin from wobbling in the canvas if the canvas is thin or flimsy and wouldn’t be able to steady the pin on its own.

LET ADHESIVE DRY. 

Step 3:

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Secure Embellishments to the Pins: I used a special adhesive that I use in the rest of my jewelry to secure the flowered embellishments to the loops I created on the pins-(however, on another canvas I tested the strength of both krazy glue and hot glue in securing the embellishments to the pins, and they are holding strong.)

Secure the Embellishments to the Canvas: I used an adhesive that is meant to hold fabrics, vinyl, canvas, etc. together in order to secure the key & other bronze embellishment to the canvas itself (however, as I mentioned above, I also tested this process using krazy glue and hot glue. Krazy glue works great and is holding strong, but hot glue makes it more difficult because these specific embellishments are a bit heavier than hot glue is meant for, and also the hot glue leaks out the sides too much when pressing on it to make sure it holds)

LET ADHESIVE(S) DRY.

Step 4:

Um, okay so use it now? I just felt like there should be another step… but there doesn’t seem to be one that isn’t obvious.

Enjoy!

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

New Lakeshore Lavaliere Customer Photos!

For dresses with simple necklines, a statement necklace like this one above with the pendant are a great accessory. They can add sophistication to a simple styled dress & draw the eye upward, highlighting your collarbone and adding punch to your dress all at once.

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Headbands are a great way to keep your hair out of your face, or tame your wild bangs on hot & humid summer days- no matter what age you are! Unless you have an enchanted straightener that can magically defy the humidity and make your hair fall silky straight and smooth- in which case, please contact me privately by email and I think we can do some business- don an elastic headband like the one above. Leave your bangs & the hair that frames your face alone and sleep in an extra 20 minutes.

Necklace & Headband available on etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

Questions/Comments/Custom Orders to: 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/ 

Lakeshore Lavaliere Customer Photos

Here are some recent photos of wonderful lakeshore lavaliere customers & more new available pieces!

 

Yes, it’s been proven, the headbands will stay on the heads of small children.

Have 2 or 3 necklaces you want to wear and can’t decide which one to choose? Layered & stacked jewelry is in, so stop worrying and wear them both (all)!

To buy any of these pieces: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

Questions/Comments/Custom Orders: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.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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