Birthday Surprise from J’Adorn

We’re wishing the Happiest Birthday to J’Adorn Designer Ali

Ali is celebrating another trip around the sun, and you’re invited to join the fun!  We’ve got a special celebration in store for YOU.

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Because we believe in taking every opportunity to enjoy life’s happy moments, we are celebrating Ali’s birthday by including a surprise gift with each purchase made now through Sunday (unless we run out of gifts first)!

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So, if you’ve had your eye on a pair of druzies to add some sparkle to your everyday wear, or a statement necklace for your upcoming vacation, head over to our shop now.

*this would also be a great time to get a jump on your Mother’s Day shopping… a gift for mom and one for you too!*

birthday surprise party hats

(Party hats optional)

But, whatever your choice, we can’t wait to celebrate by sending YOU a little birthday prezzie in honor of Ali.   Just get your order in quickly before we run out of the surprises!

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Remember, orders over $50 (within the continental US) now ship FREE so…
Surprise Gift + Free Shipping = the perfect time to treat yourself

And, definite bonus points if you “unbox” your surprise gift and tag us in your instagram post or story!  One of the BEST parts about gifting is seeing the look on the other person’s face and we would LOVE to “see” you open your gift!

Head straight over to the Jewelry Shop to snag a piece of jewelry to brighten up your spring wardrobe.  But, be quick!  The birthday magic ends on Sunday night (3/24/19)… or sooner if the surprise presents run out!

birthday surprise cake with candles

 

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Made in Maryland Beach Wedding Inspiration

Homegrown & Local Maryland Makers brought this Beach Wedding editorial to life

Marylanders seem to live for summer days at the beach, so it’s no wonder that so many Maryland Brides pull from that inspiration to create their perfect wedding.  And, we were lucky enough to be a part of a team of 100% local vendors who created this styled shoot to get you ready for wedding season in Maryland!

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For this casual and playful affair, the bride is styled in TWO different looks (which means she got to enjoy TWO different pairs of J’Adorn Designs earrings to compliment her styles).  She’s also adorned with one of our handmade hair combs!

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Waterfront Maryland weddings are a stunning way to capture the natural beauty and laid back ease of the ocean (or bay).  And, the same can be said for this couple!  

To enhance and play off of the natural vibes of the venue, above, we styled the bride in our Pretty Vine Earrings.

She glows in this look.  And the earrings pop against her relaxed half-up hairstyle, adding just the right amount of elegance.

Eastern shore wedding inspiration by Maryland wedding vendors, local Maryland wedding ideas, made in Maryland bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler

For the second bridal look, we chose an earring that is a bit more structured.  Our Sprout & Pearl Earrings in gold offer a slightly more polished, less bohemian look.  However, like so much of our jewelry, they are inspired by nature.

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We really can’t choose which look is our favorite.  So, we’re not going to!

We’re just going to bask in the joy of this couple.

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In true Maryland fashion, a signature wedding cocktail infused with Sagamore Rye is a MUST.  If you’re a fan of Moscow Mules, be sure to give this Maryland Mule a try.  Just ask the bartender at your favorite waterfront spot this summer!  Cheers!

Eastern shore wedding inspiration by Maryland wedding vendors, local Maryland wedding ideas, made in Maryland bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler

Eastern shore wedding inspiration by Maryland wedding vendors, local Maryland wedding ideas, made in Maryland bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler

How beautifully delicate is the back of this dress?!?

Sets off our Modern Geometric Crystal Haircomb quite nicely, doesn’t it?  Haircombs are a perfect way to add a touch of sparkle to an understated wedding hair look.

And, they make great heirloom keepsakes.  They are the perfect piece to pull our each year for your anniversary date so that you can keep the memory of your wedding day fresh.

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Above or Below?  Which earring is more YOUR style?!  Tell us in the comments!

Personally, we don’t think there’s a wrong answer!  But, variety is the spice of life.  Isn’t it great to have options!?

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The beautiful thing about a Maryland waterfront wedding is that the backdrop is always stunning.  And, you don’t need to add much to it!

We just can’t get over this couple’s HAPPY!  (And that blue suit is pretty spot-on, too!)

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Our (second) favorite thing in this flat-lay photo are the Maryland themed stamps!  Those little details make all the difference, don’t you think?

*Our MOST favorite thing is the Haircomb*

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Maryland in the spring, stunning skyline, happy couple, heirloom quality jewelry… what more could you ask for?

Oh yeah, a whole mouthful of cake!  Yum!

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Tassel Bar Launch Party

Welcome to the Tassel Bar

At the J’Adorn Designs signature Tassel Bar event, you get to play the role of designer and build the perfect pair of tassel earrings.  Or two or three… we won’t judge!

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

Last month, in early February, we launched our first ever Tassel Bar event.  This fun pop-up event is one that we are hoping to bring to our stockist locations and other local boutiques this spring and summer (and beyond).

So, if you’re a local business owner (think: boutique, salon, studio, coffee shop, etc.), TAKE NOTES!  We want to partner with you and bring this fun and colorful experience to your venue.

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

Never designed jewelry before?  Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you!
  1. Take a design sheet
  2. Choose your tassel color
  3. Choose your gemstone bead (or beads)
  4. Choose your earlier preference
  5. Bring your design sheet to Ali or Betsy
  6. Check out with your order
  7. Your custom tassel earrings will arrive (free of shipping charges) on your doorstep

For future events, we are working towards building the earrings on-site, so that those who place their orders early enough in the event will be able to take theirs home that day!  Of course, building the tassels you design takes time and care, and if we’ve got a queue of orders, we may not be able to fill them all during the event.  The early girl gets the jewels, as they say!

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

We’ve blogged about our Tassel Collections before in the spring and fall of last year, but this Tassel Bar Event is something totally brand new.

Our Launch Event boasted a complimentary lip-color bar (complete with professional makeup artist), several kinds of bubbly, chocolates and a photo booth.

These tassels just inspire FUN.  So, you can be sure that any future Tassel Bar event is going to be packed with exciting experiences!

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

In addition to our Tassel Table, this event featured a pop-up of our other jewelry collections, too.  Our druzies are always so loved and we were happy to show off some of our newest designs!

Can you spy the new WHITE DRUZIES with rose quartz drops?

(Of course you can, how can you miss them?!)

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

Also, those Lemon Quartz Branch Earrings are another fan-favorite.  And be sure to stay tuned to our social channels… you may see them popping up in a couple new colors soon!

Have a special color you’d like to see them in?  Let us know in the comments OR contact us here!

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

With spring just around the corner, our bright and cheerful tassels have us dreaming about warm, dusky evenings and blooming flora.  And, wedding season, of course!

We’ve recently had a couple spring bridal clients place orders for tassel earrings to gift to their bridesmaids (umm… best brides EVER!).  Consider us your one-stop-shop for adding all the finishing touches to your wedding look AND celebrating the best friends who’ll be standing with you on your big day.

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

So, stay tuned for lots more Tassel Bar events popping up in Central Maryland (and the eastern shore) this year.

Don’t live nearby?  No sweat!  We’ve got lots of beautiful tassel earrings in our online jewelry shop.  And if you don’t see the color combination you’re dreaming of, let us know.  We take the “custom” part of our brand very seriously!

And, local business owners, let’s work together to bring the fun to your venue!  There are perks in it for you, too… just ask us!

Tassel bar pop-up shop; design your own tassel earrings at local artisan events in Maryland with J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories

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Custom Crystal “Rocks” for a Wedding that Almost Wasn’t

Ari & Bryce’s wedding almost didn’t happen. 

A terrifying and near-tragic accident almost put the day on hold.  But, this resilient couple didn’t let anything, not even rocks, stand in the way of tying the knot!

Custom wedding earrings for a Portland bride's outdoor wedding, made by J'Adorn Designs custom bridal accessories

Rocks have played a major role in Ari and Bryce’s relationship.

They met in 2014 at their local climbing gym. Despite their busy schedules (Ari as a nurse practitioner and Bryce as a law student preparing for the Bar), they ran to the mountains every free moment they had and fell more in love with each new adventure.

Custom wedding earrings for a Portland bride's outdoor wedding, made by J'Adorn Designs custom bridal accessories

After Bryce passed the Bar, they headed out to Colorado for some serious rocks, adventure and a surprise proposal on top of Uncompahgre Peak!

With the mountains in their hearts and a new rock on Ari’s finger, the couple quickly jumped into wedding planning, and Ari fell in love with a special pair of J’Adorn Designs rocks! (Yes, yes… crystals are rocks!)

She saw the custom earrings we made for another J’Adorn Bride and asked if we could recreate a pair for her.  We were thrilled to revisit the design.  Her earrings are a custom twist on the Gold Crystal Vine & Opal Teardrop Earrings we carry in the Jewelry Shop.

Custom wedding earrings for a Portland bride's outdoor wedding, made by J'Adorn Designs custom bridal accessories

Two weeks before the big day, with the details well in hand, Bryce and his groomsmen headed out to Smith Rock State Park for a weekend of climbing the rocks.

On their last climb of the trip, Bryce took a 40 foot fall and sustained injuries to all four of his extremities, which left him temporarily wheelchair bound.  Miraculously, he did not suffer any permanent spinal or brain injuries!

But, with just a handful of days to go before the wedding, his surgeon suggested they consider postponing the big day.

Custom wedding earrings for a Portland bride's outdoor wedding, made by J'Adorn Designs custom bridal accessories

After a quick breakdown (because, of course, how heartbreaking!), Bryce and Ari decided that delaying their wedding just wasn’t going to be an option.  And their family and friends rallied around them to make sure their day would happen!

They held their rehearsal dinner at the skilled nursing facility where Bryce was recovering, and with the help of his brother, Bryce and Ari were still able to have a first dance… wheelchair and all

Custom wedding earrings for a Portland bride's outdoor wedding, made by J'Adorn Designs custom bridal accessories

It really is so easy to get caught up in the glitz and minutia of a wedding and forget what’s at the foundation of it all.  We love the perspective Ari brings…

“Dealing with such a near miss just days before our wedding helped us to realize that our wedding wasn’t about all of the little details that I had been stressing over weeks before. In the end, all that mattered was that we had each other.” 

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We feel so honored to have one of our pieces play a small role in the kind of wedding that reminds us all that weddings are about celebrating the beginning of a real flesh-and-blood life together.  A life of ups and downs, of betters and worses. And NOT about the details of throwing a party.

We are especially tickled to learn that Ari’s version of these Gold Crystal Vine & Opal Earrings were so loved by one of her best friends, that she will be using them as her “something borrowed” for her upcoming wedding!

If Ari & Bryce’s story captures your heart the way is has ours, go ahead and check out their wedding video. Bryce’s cousin (Kyle Vandever Productions) created it to share their beautiful story.


 

Photos of Bryce & Ari’s wedding by: BriAnne Elizabeth Photography

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Our New Wish List Feature & A Druzy Giveaway!

This is a message from our Emergency Giveaway Service

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Watch this fun video and follow J’Adorn on Instagram!  We are so excited about this giveaway contest AND about our new Wish List feature… and, free standard US shipping on EVERY order!

You’ve got from now until Thursday (1/31/19) at midnight to build your Wish List on our site with all your favorite pieces and then brag about it in your InstaStory.

We chose the Champagne and Gold Druzy Earrings as our giveaway grand prize because they have been a staple of the J’Adorn brand for several years.  Lightweight, super sparkly… and one of Designer Ali’s go-to favorites for daily wear.

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Remember….

  • Make your profile public

  • Tag @jadorndesigns in your Instagram Story

  • Screen shots, gifs, stickers… fun and personality!

  • Tell us what you love and why

  • We’ll pick a winner based on your creativity 

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These beauties, our best selling Champagne and Gold Druzy Earrings, could be YOURS!

Take a closer look at this giveaway prize here in the Jewelry Shop and start picking out all the outfits* you’ll want to wear them with.

(*hint: it’s basically ANY outfit… these neutral sparklers look good with everything!)

We will be sharing highlights from our favorite stories in OUR story all through the week and announce the winner of the giveaway on Friday.

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