A mini-collection of our handcrafted jewelry just landed at the BMA, including some exclusive pieces you can’t find anywhere else.
(If you can tear your eyes away from all the pretties in that photo to read this, WELL DONE!)
A selection of our pieces have been available in the gift shop at the Baltimore Museum of Art for a little over a year now. You may remember reading about that in this post. However, with the holidays around the corner and a couple new collections under our belt, the BMA wanted to update their offerings.
Over the past year, we’ve fallen in love with colorful gemstones.
Druzies remain a consistent favorite (though, we’re finding new ways to work with them… more on that later). But recently, we’re finding ourselves drawn to color, texture and shape. At the BMA, and in our newest collections, you’ll find lots of high quality gemstones…
- Watermelon tourmaline
- Rose quartz
- Rough tourmaline
The Baltimore Museum of Art fell in love with our Watermelon Tourmaline Branch Earrings and had to have them.
But, they also wanted a bracelet to coordinate.
The Watermelon Tourmaline Bracelet (above) is ONLY available at the BMA. It’s one of the custom pieces they commissioned from us for their J’Adorn Collection.
So, if you’re local you can snag it there!
As always, our hand wrapped wire jewelry features one continuous piece of lightweight, precious metal wire. This means the piece is delicate, flexible and that you’ll never lose a gemstone or get scratched due to a rogue wire end.
The BMA also requested a custom Sterling Silver and Amazonite set. They customized this look based on our Crystal Spike Necklace with Pearl Accent and our White Druzy Earrings & Rose Quartz Drops.
These BMA exclusive pieces feature our signature classic style with a twist for more color. We’re loving the Amazonite Spike and Gray Pearl Accent necklace. And of course the Amazonite + Druzy Drop Earrings are to die for!
But if you want either of them, you’ll need to pay a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art.
We know you’re probably still swooning over these photos.
It’s okay. We are too.
But we’ve got an exciting little teaser for you…
We’ve got a colorful new collection coming your way SOON!
Just in time for your holiday shopping (or, more accurately, your holiday wish list)! Keep your eyes on our Instagram account for more teasers. And maybe even a sneak peek or two!
Items you can find in the Jewelry Shop:
Photos by Britney Clause Photography
A Very Versatile Vine
Why choose when you don’t have to? We are obsessed with OPTIONS.
Today we’re sharing two gorgeous ways to style it in your locks.
(Plus, a third bonus look if you read through to the end!)
We made this delicate show-stopper with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and genuine rose gold plated wire. It’s sure to become a treasured heirloom and special occasion go-to.
High quality materials make our hair pieces stand out in a sea of rhinestones and nickel!
Style #1: Cascade on a Braid
We designed this vine with loops on each end. When wearing the vine in your hair, use the loops to anchor bobby pins through and fasten it securely in your updo. Place a few more pins along the length of the braid, and you’ll be set to dance the night away!
We love how the crystals and pearls add a touch of sparkle and (even more) interest to the side braid in this style. It’s perfect for elevating a more relaxed dress style, like the one pictured here!
Style #2: The Halo (or, Party in the Back)
Did we mention we love options? Because, we really really love options.
Styled as a halo, the vine can be worn with a veil or as a stand-alone piece. Photographers especially love the versatility of this piece. Give yourself the gift of variety!
If we haven’t given you enough reasons to get all tangled up in this vine, here’s one of the BEST ones:
Even though it’s ultra delicate and flexible, it’s made with one continuous piece of rose gold plated wire.
That means it won’t come unwrapped. You’ll never get poked or scratched by a rogue wire end. And, you’ll never lose a crystal or a pearl!
How would YOU wear this piece?
We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments. Maybe you’ll think of something we haven’t yet! Or, take it to your hairdresser and let them play! You’ll have a look that’s uniquely yours.
Bonus look: The Choker
To wear the vine as a choker, loop the included ribbons through the ends and tie the ribbons together. That way, you’ll always have a comfortable fit!
“Cascade on a Braid”
- Photographer: Jasmine Kerbel
- Flowers: Rogue Petal Co.
- Hair: @lucja.bridalstylist
Timeless Double Teardrop Earrings
We love our styled collaborations with other wedding professionals, but we REALLY love when our colleagues turn into clients. Read on for all the fun details on this classic Annapolis wedding!
A while ago, we met wedding photographer Mattie Riley at a photo collaboration that featured shelter pups paired with bridal models. Umm, could there even BE anything better?! The collaboration was featured by Washingtonian and Mattie fell in love with our bridal jewelry while she was shooting.
Mattie had to have a pair of our Double Teardrop Earrings for her upcoming Big Day. And, here at J’Adorn, we take it as a HUGE compliment when a wedding photographer wears our pieces in their own wedding.
They see SO MANY brides in SO MANY styles of gowns and jewelry and headpieces. They get a chance to curate the very best for their own weddings. Plus, they know what works from a photography standpoint.
Are we gushing too much? We’re gushing. We’re just so flattered, can you tell?
We love the way Mattie is just glowing in all of these shots. It must have been a surreal experience for her to be in front of the camera instead of behind it. But, we’re so honored we got to play a small role in her beautiful day at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.
We know you’re dying over the earrings, of course. But, aren’t you also swooning over those Badgley Mischka shoes, too??
This little pops of sparkle from her jewelry, headpiece and shoes are the perfect balance to the simple-but-stunning gown she chose. As any good photographer will tell you, it’s all in the details!
And we’re loving the way Jen Harvey (Mattie’s wedding photographer) used natural light for these shots. They are gorgeous.
Mattie and her husband celebrated their first anniversary at the end of August! Happy First Year, lovebirds.
A Collaboration of Opposites
Recently, we teamed up with an all-star team of Baltimore wedding designers and vendors. This styled photo session proves that opposites really do attract!
(And we’re especially proud to share that Tacari Weddings recently published it!)
As you’re scrolling through these images, if you can peel your eyes away from our Crown of Ice hair comb, pay attention to the fun and intriguing play on opposites.
Hard and Soft
Bright and Dark
Urban and Botanical
Heavy and Light
We love the way our Crown of Ice crystal spike hair comb glows in the natural light. We think it’s the perfect hard and edgy compliment to the bride’s soft, natural curls.
We’re also loving this non-traditional gown by Baltimore designer, The Lotus Bloom Co.
It’s giving us all the badass, do-your-own-thing and own-it vibes. And, we are here for it!
Nature plays a big, inspiring role here at J’Adorn.
So, we’re obsessed with these botanicals.
We’re loving the greens; and the geometric displays are everything. The play on opposites here makes for an intriguing, appealing and – dare we say – SHOW STOPPING photograph!
Clean lines, lush details, a killer backdrop and who-needs-a-filter-anyway natural lighting.
What more could you want?!
Oh, a stunning hairpiece to top it all off?
Well, you KNOW we’ve got that!
The Team of Baltimore Wedding Vendors includes:
The Beautiful Benefits of Custom
Here at J’Adorn, we have always prided ourselves on bringing our clients pieces they are going to love and treasure for a LONG time. Custom jewelry is just one of the ways we’re doing that.
Designer Ali loves the creative process, and she knows that sometimes, certain clients have specific wants or needs. And that kind of custom work is where the fun of collaboration and problem solving come into play.
At every pop-up show or market we attend, Ali always has her sketchbook in tow for on-the-spot custom jewelry consultations.
Recently, at the Rehoboth Art League’s Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Show, Ali sketched out THREE different custom orders. And we’re featuring the first one here on the blog today!
Its inspiration was our Coral Branch Earrings from the New Bloom Collection.
During the show, a customer fell in love with our original Coral Branch Earrings and just had to have this look in her jewelry collection.
BUT, due to stretched earlobes and sensitive ears, these showstoppers just weren’t comfortable for her to wear.
Our Solution: Shorten the already-lightweight earrings and use posts instead of lever-back earrings
We kept the branch design, intricate wire work and coral gemstones from the original design. So, the overall aesthetic is the same. But this modified pair will keep their new owner happily ear-ache free whenever she wears them!
And, as we start to transition into autumn, we’re hoping our new custom client loves wearing her “Pumpkin Spice Earrings” with scarves and sweaters, too!