Upcoming Events :: Howard County Farmers’ Market

photo (19)Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a busy week here at J’Adorn – juggling bridal orders, making new pieces for my upcoming gallery show, and working through some hiccups with my wholesale supplier. There’s been a lot going on, but I’m pushing through and still having fun! That’s a sign you’re in the right line of work, right? ūüôā

After a couple weeks away, I’m excited to be back at the Howard County Farmers’ Market again tomorrow. It’ll be at the usual place at the usual time – 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Glenwood Library. My lovely friend Melissa will be joining me at my table and likely modeling some jewelry. Come pay us a visit and pick up some fresh local food for the new week. See you there!

Xo, Ali

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Pretty Little Things: Found Vintage Earrings

VintageEarringGroupI spent this past in Philadelphia visiting my college girlfriends. It was a lot of fun and a great chance to relax with friends whom I don’t see nearly enough. On Saturday morning we spent some time at the South Philly Flea Market and I found some really beautiful treasures that I can’t wait to repurpose for my jewelry creations.

VintageEarring2The first pair of earrings that caught my eye was a beautiful antique rhinestone set with an art deco style. I’ve been pretty much obsessed with rhinestones all summer after seeing The Great Gatsby. These earrings were clip-ons that I could easily remove the backings from, so I knew I could come up with a really cool piece or two using them. I’m thinking about an asymmetrical necklace with pearls and maybe some cup chain. What do you think?

VintageEarrings1The second pair that I couldn’t put down were these screwbacks with pear shaped, marquis, and emerald cut rhinestones. Pear is one of my all time favorite cuts (my engagement ring has a pear-shaped focal stone because my husband is boss!) and I love how the different shapes were worked together to make a floral design. I’m still figuring out how I’ll use these in a new piece, but I know that when inspiration hits it’s going to be pretty awesome!

I also snagged a couple of old white shutters at the flea market that I’m planning to rework for jewelry display purposes for my stand at the farmers’ market and upcoming craft shows. Once those are all finished I’ll share them here too!

I hope you all had a great weekend and an excellent start to the new week, friends!

Xo, Ali

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Custom Wedding Jewelry: Matt + Katrina TEASER!

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Happy Friday, friends! Things have been pretty busy in my corner of the universe this week, so it’s been a bit quiet here on the blog. But I just got a new batch of photos from a wedding that I made custom jewelry for this summer and had to give you a glimpse! Today’s post is just a teaser; the full post will come next week.

Have a great weekend! I’ll be enjoying mine in Philadelphia, reuniting with a bunch of college girlfriends/soulmates. It’s just what the doctor ordered. See you all next week!

Xo, Ali

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Upcoming Events :: Perspectives Art Gallery Show

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TGIF, friends! (Can I get an “amen”?)

Today I’m thrilled to announce an upcoming event for J’Adorn Designs that is also a first for me as a designer. My work has been selected to appear in a local art gallery!

Together with six other artists, I will be exhibiting a special collection of jewelry at the Perspectives Art Gallery in the historic district of Ellicott City, MD. The exhibition will run from October 4-December 29 with an opening night reception on October 4th from 5-9pm. Check out the invitation pictured above for more details. I’ll be posting pictures and more details as the show gets closer!

Xo, and happy weekend,
Ali

PS – Don’t forget to come see me at the Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival on Sunday! I’ll be the one with the ridiculous smile.

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