What an exciting season this has been for us here at J’Adorn Designs! From winning the 20 on the Rise Award to welcoming our new team member Betsy, this has been a year of rapid growth and new developments for our little artisan jewelry studio.
And the announcements don’t stop there. We have another one to share!
Starting now, you can now shop J’Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and hair accessories at the Baltimore Museum of Art!
We’re thrilled to add the BMA’s gift shop to our esteemed list of stockists. If you’re a local friend of J’Adorn, be sure to stop in and see us in their display case!
And just in case you’re curious which pieces to look for, here’s a look at the pieces that are currently for sale at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The BMA curated a great selection of earrings featuring a combination of gemstones, druzies, freshwater pearls, and rose gold elements.
They continued the druzy jewelry theme with our Crystal Spike & Druzy Necklace. And they also fell in love with our raw crystal pieces, like the Pink Crystal Spike Necklace with Freshwater Pearl Accent.
When it came to bracelets, the Baltimore Museum of Art wanted something a little different. They liked our Chunky Crystal & Pearl Link Bracelet, but requested a customization: rose gold metals.
Since we’re custom jewelers at heart, we were happy to oblige! And we love the thought that the Baltimore Museum of Art has a piece of J’Adorn Designs jewelry that’s exclusive to their shop. As of this blog’s publication date, you can’t find this bracelet in rose gold anywhere else!
When we first met with the Baltimore Museum of Art, it was our hair accessories that caught their eye. With headpieces gaining popularity outside of the wedding industry, they were excited to add some to their lineup! They selected pieces with the material themes of raw crystal and rose gold elements with these three pieces from our collection:
If you’re in the Baltimore area, we hope you will stop by the Baltimore Museum of Art this season!
And if you’re a retailer who would like to carry our line in your shop, send us a message today! We would love to hear from you!
What do rose gold bridal accessories and baby goats have in common?
They both steal the show in this bridal style feature!
We collaborated with a great team of Maryland wedding vendors to create this warm, romantic styled photo session.
The Annapolis Wedding Blog recently published this editorial on their website, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite pictures!
We adore the way Leah’s red hair looks with the warm tones in her rose gold bridal accessories.
And we think the botanical elements of her wedding gown pair perfectly with the little sprouts featured in her earrings & floral hairpin.
Here’s a closer look at that handcrafted rose gold hairpin:
And now for the real reason you decided to read this far into the post…
… the BABY GOAT!
Seriously, how cute is this little guy!?
Besides being adorable, the baby goat adds to the whimsical natural style of these photos. Sure, it would still be beautiful without the little goat. But why would you ever pass on that little face? We certainly don’t know!
So, what do you think?
Would you like to wear these rose gold wedding accessories for your wedding day attire? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Or, send us a message to begin designing your ideal jewelry, perfectly customized to your taste. We love custom jewelry even more than baby goats.
Here’s a handy list of the rose gold bridal accessories from this photo session:
Maryland wedding vendor team:
Today, we’re showing off the custom set of bridal jewelry we created full of vintage vibes and stunning raw crystals.
Bride Kylie found us on Instagram. She fell in love with a post featuring our Deco Rose Gold Bridal Earrings, but the metal color wasn’t exactly right for her. She reached out to us to see if it would be possible to get them in yellow gold.
- And as a custom jeweler, our answer is (almost) always YES!
What started as a request for customized earrings quickly grew into a full custom set of bridal jewels. The raw crystals paired with a vintage style came together in the most romantic way.
In the end, we created four elements for Kylie’s wedding look:
- hairpin set
Notice the vintage details in these pieces! From the warm, yellow gold and deco-style embellishments inspired by the original earrings that caught Kylie’s eye; to the rough clear crystal quartz points and the more delicate clear Swarovski crystal “sprouts” (our signature element).
This set gives us all the romantic vintage wedding feels. And we think raw crystals might be the most lovely wedding jewelry element since pearls!
We played with the contrast between rough + fine for a stunning effect. The delicate chains on the necklace and bracelet set against the rough crystals give interest to the look. And, the set ended up looking cohesive but not overly “matchy.”
And, in a time when rose gold is having a moment and white gold has been the standard, these warm yellow hues are refreshing (and just the right way to keep that vintage vibe).
Kylie sent us such a sweet message when her vintage wedding jewels showed up on her doorstep:
“I wanted to let you know I got all of the jewelry and it is even prettier in person! I love it all…and I can’t wait to see it all put together on the wedding day!”
This bridal set has got our design wheels turning as we think about the next bridal collection.
Would you like to see any of these pieces make an appearance in the Jewelry Shop? Tell us in the comments!
Photo Credits: Bekah Kay Creative // Nichole Meredith Photography
“Wearing a piece of heirloom jewelry feels special. This locket connects me to my roots and reminds me of life’s most important things. It’s exciting to imagine my own daughter wearing it a few decades from now.”
Betsy was excited to have one of her favorite family jewelry pieces deep cleaned and updated for a burst of new life.
Betsy’s locket was passed down to her recently by her mother from that side of her family. The locket first belonged to her great grandmother Mildred.
On the outside, the gold heirloom locket has Grandma Mildred’s maiden monogram engraved in a beautiful script: MHJ (for Mildred Hadley Jones).
- Fun fact: Back in the early 1900s, monograms were done in name order (as in first initial, middle and then last) rather than the first LAST middle that we see commonly today
This heirloom locket spares no detail! The reverse side carries a lovely and intricate floral engraving.
It’s what I like to call “A second locket look.”
But, like all good things, it’s what’s inside this heirloom locket that matters most. Open it up and you’ll find two old photographs. And the sepia tones give us all the nostalgic feels!
One photo is of Grandma Mildred’s husband, Betsy’s great grandfather Edward Tucker. While he is pictured in his WWI Army uniform, I was excited to learn that he was also a fellow artist! After his military service, he and Mildred moved to Washington DC where he worked as an illustrator for the Department of Agriculture. He also did some freelance commercial poster art on the side.
The second photo is of Betsy’s grandfather, Kenneth Tucker in his WWII Coast Guard uniform. Grandpa Tuck lived with Betsy and her family from the time she was ten years old until he passed away 13 years later.
“It was an amazing addition to my childhood to have my Grandpa right next door in an in-laws suite. There were lots of trips to the snowball stand in his pickup truck and sneaking treats and certain TV shows. Lots of monopoly games. It really is one of my most treasured childhood things. So, being able to carry his memory with me by wearing this heirloom locket is a true gift.”
Originally, the locket was on a shorter, thicker chain. It fit the piece well, but Betsy wanted something a little updated.
- Her vision was a longer chain so that the locket would hit right below the ribcage.
- And, we decided a more delicate gold filled rope chain would enhance the look.
- As a bonus, Betsy is now able to pass the original gold chain along to her sister
so they can each have a piece of this heirloom to hold on to.
“Ali had this piece ready for me just before we jet-setted off to Portugal, Spain, and Myrtle Beach. It is exactly what I had dreamed of. So easy to dress up or down and a great conversation started. I loved carrying a piece of my family history with me as we’re creating our new family memories. I think everyone should treasure, preserve and create family heirlooms!”