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I’m long overdue for a post, I know. I’ve had this one in mind for a couple of weeks and finally have time to write it 🙂

We’re in full March Break mode in my neck of the woods right now but hubby and I took our trip last week – to Cancun Mexico! It was fabulous…below is a pic I took of our resort – The Royal Cancun.

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But before we went, I had to think about what to take, specifically what jewelry to take. And here they are my “Beach Vacation Accessories”…

A couple of notes:

– Now, you’d think as a jewelry maker, I’d be all blinged out, right? Well, truth is I have a very…let’s say “understated” style when it comes to accessories. I have several simple favorite pieces that I wear every day and only tend to mix it up when I get dressed up 🙂

– Also, I don’t wear yellow gold. No sensitivities to it, I just prefer the look of silver (and white gold, and platinum) on me.

– I didn’t make all the items shown here, I will note when something is made by someone else and credit them, when possible.

Earrings

First, let’s talk earrings. They’re the one thing I tend to change every day and I try to match to my outfit as much as possible. That’s why it was important for me to pack my clothes first!

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I pack a fair amount of pink, can you tell? 🙂 I didn’t end of wearing the heart ones but I do wear them a lot to work. I also love turquoise and the top right earrings are my go-to for that color. I also ended up taking a second pair or teardrop earrings with clear beads (they go with everything). I made all of these, except the top right pair, which are my go-to for casual everyday wear. They were made by the lovely Jewelz by Angie (she’s also a childhood friend of mine).

Necklaces/Pendants

I have a silver chain and pendant I wear almost every day but found I liked to wear something different almost every evening to dinner while we were away.

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The top necklace is the one I wear every day, made by cinnamon*sticks jewelry. I made the pendant in the middle and remade a the bottom pendant from an earring that I found too heavy to wear. The clear “disco” ball pendant was a great option that went with everything.

Rings

These are the ring I wear every day…

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From right is my wedding and engagement set (custom made by Magee Jewellers), the birthstone eternity ring given to me by hubby for our 10th anniversary (made by Gemvara), a thick silver ring of my sister’s (maker unknown), a simple knot ring (made by me), and an amethyst ring that I found in some old jewelry I had (maker unknown). I, of course, only wore my wedding set most days as it’s platinum so hold up better to chlorine and salt water. I put the rest on in the evenings for dinner.

Bracelets

In every day life, I rarely wear bracelets. I like them but mostly just don’t think to put them on unless I’m going somewhere special. Also, I have a ridiculously small wrist so I find regular bangles too big and they flop around.

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I actually didn’t end of taking the pink heart one but that’s made by me and matching my heart earrings! The white one is actually a necklace that I just wrap around my wrist 4 times and it makes a cute, casual bracelet. I got this from a friend but I’m thinking of making a similar one in a bright color so I can wear them together. The silver one I also got from a friend and is a great every day option. I made the pink “ruffle” one and again, it goes with my pink outfits…

Anklets

When I break out the shorts, skirts and summer dresses, I add another standard piece of jewelry – an anklet.

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The clear one is handmade (not by me) and I bought it when we went to Jamaica a few years ago, after I discovered I had forgotten my anklet at home! The beaded one is made by me and again, matches with most of my outfits (note the pink and turquoise).

Toe ring

Another standard for me once the socks come off 😀

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This is not the exact one I took…it was the same style but no bead. And I tend to pick one style of toe ring and wear it all summer. I make these out of sterling filled wire so they stand up really well. Again though, no wearing it swimming.

And that’s it! Everything you need to look fabulous while on a beach vacation 🙂

Talk soon!

BV

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I just added a new style of bracelet to my product offerings – the Coil Bracelet!

Coil Bracelets in pink and blue

Coil Bracelets in pink and blue

I can make these with pretty much any color combinations and style/size of beads. There are two sizes, the small coil, which is shown on the left, and the large coil, which is shown on the right.

Here are close-ups of both sizes:

Blue Coil bracelet, large size

Blue Coil bracelet, large size

Pink Coil bracelet, small size

Prices are $15 for the small coil and $18 for the large. I really love these cute, fun bracelets and they can fit any size wrist!!

Talk soon!

BV

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Here’s a look at the latest items I made for customers.

First 2 pod pendants with faux pearls:

Pink Pod

Pod with 2 shades of pink

Birthstones pod

Pod with birthstone colors for Feb, Jan, Oct, and April

And a cute little blue “flower” pendant:

Blue flower pendant

Blue flower pendant

This was made to match a customer’s earrings that I also made:

Blue flower earrings

Blue flower earrings

Talk soon!

BV

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