Monogrammed Hand Stamped Bridesmaid Bracelet

The metal stamping tools have finally arrived! This bracelet is part of a custom order for a group of bridesmaid bracelets with the first and last initial of each girl hand stamped into a silver blank used as a button/bead like closure for each bracelet. I’m so excited to finally be able to offer personalized hand stamped jewelry pieces, and the bracelet pictured below is the first of several orders I will be posting pictures of this week:

These monogrammed wrap bracelets are available with a variety of colors of leather cord, silk thread, beads, and blanks (these come in silver and gold)- & are not just for bridesmaids!

– Other fonts available

– Lowercase letters available

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

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go to: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

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

Thanks for reading & check back this week for more pieces with hand stamped initials, letters, & words.

Custom Ordered Bridesmaid Bracelets

I’m so excited to say that I just got another custom order for bridesmaid bracelets! The white pearls, white leather, and white silk thread all come together to make a bracelet that would contrast beautifully with any color bridesmaid dress (and that could be worn even after the wedding is over!).  I can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

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

OR

Go to etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

For Inquiries/Requests/Custom Orders don’t hesitate to 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!

Bridesmaid Gift Bracelets

Picture of Bridesmaid Jewelry Gift Bracelets Courtesy of Tejani Jewelry at tejanijewelry.com

It is a wedding tradition for the bride to give the bridesmaids a gift to say thanks for everything they do to help prepare for the wedding. I’ve seen people give little keepsakes, heard of people giving magazine subscriptions, a t-shirt, or various other personalized gifts. My favorite gift idea that I’ve ever seen is a piece of jewelry for all of the bridesmaids to wear on the day of the wedding. I mean a bridesmaid t-shirt is cute, but a piece of jewelry that can be worn again and again (I think) is a much better way to say thank-you! So, that’s why I was excited to get a custom order to try my hand at making lakeshore lavaliere bridesmaid bracelets for the girls to wear on the day of the wedding:

The white leather makes for an elegant twist on the wrap bracelet and perfectly complements the glass pearls. (Freshwater pearls also available). I was thinking of ordering a different charm as the clasp/closure for the bracelet, like a wedding bells charm, or a champagne glass charm, or even something like a bow or a dove. Thoughts??

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 

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!

 

 

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

Browse the lakeshore lavaliere online store at: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

 

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

OR

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!

Baby Headbands!

Recently, I was asked if I would make headbands for babies. I loved the idea! So, I decided to make this pink cloth headband, with soft pink elastic on the sides and velcro at the back to make it even easier to get on and off. I added the (lightweight) purple flower and some accent embellishments to the sides:   This is the first one, but these headbands will soon be available in a variety of colors!  Requests to: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com Purchase: etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

Don’t Forget About the Classics

Big colorful statement pieces are great to accent almost any look, but that doesn’t mean the classic, simpler styles are out. Delicate jewelry can be just as effective to accessorize outfits for all occasions, especially on those days where you’d rather let your clothing itself be the focal point of your entire ensemble. Smaller pieces that recall the classic styles of bygone eras are also great for anything from cocktail parties to days when you just want to feel classy-that is, classier than you already are of course ; ). If you like the vintage styles, but want something a little more, try a piece that recalls the classic style, but has a twist, like these silver cuff bracelets with funky yet understated flower bows,

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Bracelets available with different colored bows upon request

To Purchase: www.etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere

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Contact: lakeshorelavaliere@gmail.com for custom requests

 

New Rings!

Large rings with stones are everywhere right now, and are a great way to supplement a statement necklace, larger attention grabbing earrings, or even a headband with a pendant/big flower when you want to wear another accessory but don’t want your outfit to look too crowded or busy. Large necklaces coupled with large earrings are often too much, can look gaudy or tacky when worn together, and can even add visual weight to your face and head- no matter how classy/cute they are when they are worn separately. Rings however, are far enough away where they don’t add any more visual weight to your face/head, and don’t detract from any headbands, earrings, or necklaces that you might be wearing. They are a great way to accessorize an outfit without going overboard!

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$9, go to: www.etsy.com/shop/lakeshorelavaliere to buy!