Sunday, April 18, 2010

Loving Lucite

One of Adorn Me Jewelry's favorite materials to work with is Lucite because it's so diverse, and in most cases is comparitively inexpensive while giving a very luxe look. While many often think of Lucite being strictly translucent, it actually comes in in many degrees of opaqueness, colors, and texture. We always love working with vintage components, and almost all of our Lucite used in our designs is vintage.

In our Vintage Metro Line, we carry a wide array of lucite jewelry where we use vintage beads made in the 1930's - 1980's, and give them updated, Modern look (in some cases a Mod look). Adorn Me Jewelry's entire Vintage Metro Line can be found here in our "Vintage Elements" section.

One of our best sellers -- and a sweet, fun, Springish pair of earrings are our Elle - Vintage Bead Earrings with a Modern Twist! Below vintage, crystal clear asymmetrical lucite beads hang one smooth round, opaque, baby pink, vintage lucite bead. The finishing touch is a fabulous asymmetrical, vintage lucite bead that's translucent pink! The entire piece is hand wrapped with shiny copper wire, and hang from shiny copper lever back ear wires. More information and photos can be found here. These are a must for pink lovers out there!

Our Champagne on Ice, Vintage Bead Earrings with a Modern Twist feature a vintage, clear, asymmetrical piece of lucite "ice" that has been placed between round, vintage lucite bubble beads -- the "champagne." They are all hand wrapped with antiqued brass wire, and hang from antiqued brass lever back ear wires, and are 3 1/8" in length. Lovely and fun! More info and pics can be found here.

Another one of Adorn Me Jewelry's favorites is our Lana - Vintage Teardrop Faux Pearl earrings. These sensuous beauties feature pale baby-pink, vintage lucite teardrop-shaped faux pearls. To add more glamor to these lovelies, 3mm white round Swarovski crystal pearls and 4.5mm simplicity-cut Copper Shadow Swarovski crystals have been added to the bright pinkish copper findings. More info and pics can be found here.

An unusual vintage lucite piece for the pink lovers out there is our Chinese Lantern necklace in very pale iridescent pink. This necklace's focal point is an 11mm vintage ribbed and pebbled lucite bead that glows a soft, pale baby pink. All of the findings used are a deep gray gunmetal for contrast and feature a 2mm gunmetal round bead. The little 'lantern' hangs from petite gunmetal chain with a heart-shaped parrot clasp closure. More photos and info can be found here. We also carry matching earrings which can be found here. If you like this particular design, but would prefer it not to be in pink, take a look at these. This design features 12mm copper- and gray-colored vintage ribbed and pebbled lucite beads. The matching necklace can be found here.

If you're a lover of spring green, AMJ's Iridescent Peridot Green Vintage Bead Flapper Earrings are for you (plus they happen to be on sale)! They're 4" in length (including the ear wires) and feature big 18mm vintage lucite rounds that have the loveliest iridescent peridot green swirling pattern which dangle flapper style, from Vintaj Natural Brass findings. More photos and info can be found here. Full of fun, movement, and wonderful color!

A piece that uses more lucite than any other is our Charlotte Redux - Vintage Romantic, Art Nouveau Era necklace (which also happens to be on clearance). This stunner features a large natural brass swallow stamping that is surrounded on each side by 1" long, clear, twisted, vintage lucite beads, which really sparkle. They are interspersed with antiqued brass-colored lucite beads with an Art Nouveau floral design and strung on etched antiqued brass chain. More photos and information can be found here. This lovely piece is simple, yet intricate, and would be a wonderful item to add to your collection!

Another one of our Lucite items that happens to be on sale is our Amber Twist Vintage Bead earrings. Hanging from large sterling silver kidney wires, the 19mm x 15mm vintage lucite beads sparkle and emanate a firey warmth when the light hits them, and are capped with antiqued sterling inverse heart bead caps. More info and photos about these beauties.

Another lucite best seller is our Pashmina en Copper, Lush Vintage Bead earrings. The color of these is really such a beautiful pinkish copper. These leverback earrings feature intricately carved copper colored vintage lucite flute beads that hang from handmade ball end rosey copper head pins and are topped by with tiny little copper ball beads and 4mm bicone crystals in a newer Swarovski color called "Air." The complimentary color contrast between the bead and the crystal is lovely. More info and photos can be found here. Simple, yet intricate at the same time.

Our last featured item is our newest lucite addition, Pods - Otherworldly Vintage Lucite Bead earrings. These highly textured earrings feature vintage brass tone lucite organic styled beads that look like leaf pods. They hang from antiqued brass lever back ear wires, and have a small brass teardrop that dangles below the pod. More photos and info on these earrings can be found here.

If you would like to see more of Adorn Me Jewelry's Lucite pieces, please check out our "Vintage Elements" section.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Add Some Sparkle to Your Spring

As the sun starts to shine though the dreary clouds, we thought it would be a good time to showcase some glass jewelry for that sun to shine through! Using glass in jewelry is fantastic since it comes in pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable. Plus, in most cases, it's very affordable. Glass jewelry is also very easy to keep; the wearer just needs to be gentle with their glass jewelry while wearing and storing it.

One of our newer designs is our Spring Solstice - Verdigris Brass Hoop and Orange Melon Earrings. These Bohemian earrings feature a 12mm soft orange givre glass melon beads hanging through the center of distressed verdigris treated brass. More info and pics can be found here, in the listing.

Another new glass creation are our Blue Hawaiian - Hand Hammered Sterling and Czech Glass earrings. On hand-hammered sterling silver ear wires, 8mm opalescent faceted milky jonquil yellow Czech glass beads are sandwiched between 5mm deep aqua faceted rondelles with a celsian coating. These are simple and sweet earrings that would be perfect for all occasions, and are particularly great for those who prefer short, non-swingy earrings. More photos and information on these darling earrings can be found here.

Our next featured item is our Luminous Yellow Pineapple Quartz earrings. They have been wrapped with gold filled wire. The focus of these lovely light yellow earrings are faceted harlequin diamond-shaped opalescent Pineapple Quartz (which is actually not a stone, but glass). They are top-drilled and wrapped with gold-filled wire and hang from gold filled fish hook ear wires adorned with lovely little gold filled stardust beads. Simple and stunning. More info and pics can be found here.

Adorn Me Jewelry's Sapphire Blue Glass and Copper Necklace's focus is a sapphire blue table-cut Czech glass bead. It has been paired with round sapphire blue Swarovski crystal, a tiny 1mm copper bead, handcrafted copper ball-end head pin, a beautiful antiqued copper Tierra Cast saddle bead cap and antiqued copper chain with a heart-shaped clasp. For more photos and information on this beauty, please click here. We also carry matching earrings which can be found here.

Our Garden Path, in Aqua - Vibrant, Flowery Czech Glass earrings scream Spring! The 10mm Picasso treated, faceted aqua Czech glass rondelles hang invitingly below grass green flower bead caps. Sitting atop the green flower bead caps are little, teal vitrail-coated faceted Czech glass crystals. More info and pics can be found here.

AMJ's fun Hand Blown Hollow Glass Disc Earrings feature dynamic 20mm disc shaped hollow blown glass beads in aqua with chartreuse swirled lines that are nestled between two 4mm clear swarovski bicone crystals with an Aurora Borealis (AB) coating, and are strung on sterling silver ball-end headpins which hang from long sterling silver kidney shaped ear wires. More info and photos can be found here.

Our last featured item for today is our stunning Aura - Amazingly Colorful Vitrail Aurora Molded Glass Teardrop Earrings. These smooth, teardrop molded glass pieces have a vitrail finish that catch the light and sparkle every color of the rainbow! Simple gunmetal hardware's used to not detract from the stunning glass teardrops. More photos and info can be found here.

Adorn Me Jewelry caters to all body types, so if you prefer your necklaces or earrings longer or shorter, please convo us and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Milk or dark, it's your choice.

I choose both! :c)

I'd like to announce a new design to both the Fractal Girl and Adorn Me Jewelry stores. You'll find a discount for a quantity of three in the Fractal Girl store.

Based upon a British WWII poster, this perfectly describes my motto. You've seen the chocolate lover's version here first, folks -- this is the original.

An 11 x 17 poster, professionally printed on quality 100# glossy book stock. I give a discount on larger quantities, just drop me a note to inquire.

Enjoy and share with friends and fellow chocolate lovers!

AMJ doesn't usually do prints, but from time to time you will find one or two there; Fractal Girl is all about prints (and destash, but that's not the store's main reason for being).

Look for more artwork from both Adorn Me and Fractal Girl!