Customized Coral Earrings for Sensitive Ears

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 and her sketchbook with a custom client at the Bethany show

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.

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

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.

Long coral branch earrings with gold wires by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted earrings, jewelry made in Baltimore Maryland

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.

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Our Solution: Shorten the already-lightweight earrings and use posts instead of lever-back earrings

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

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!

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Coral branch earrings with gold posts for stretched earlobes or sensitive ears; handcrafted beachy jewelry by J'Adorn Designs in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

 

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Custom Crystal Vine Earrings in Silver

Our Crystal Vine Earrings have been on quite the transformational journey!

Or, to put it in a punny way: These Crystal Vine Earrings just keep on growing

Delicate crystal vine earrings, dainty silver sparkle earrings, custom artisan bridal earrings by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted bridal accessories

Pictured above is their third iteration.  Here, the crystals are wrapped in silver and feature a leaf triad instead of the opal drop of earlier versions.

New J’Adorn Bride Sarah saw these earrings (in their second version) on our Instagram feed and fell in love.

gold crystal vine and opal teardrop bridal earrings jadorn designs custom jewelry

This second styling of the Crystal Vine Earrings were for Portland Bride Ari.  Hers was the wedding that almost wasn’t.  We covered her heartbreaking/heartwarming story on the blog just a few months ago.

AND… Ari’s earring aren’t quite ready to nestle in the jewelry box just yet!  Her best friend loved them so much, she’s using them as her “something borrowed” for her upcoming wedding later this year.

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

In the journey of these Vine Earrings, Instagram strikes again!  Ari saw J’Adorn Bride Rachel’s version, which inspired her to customize her own.

Bride Rachel (who lives in Germany) loved the look, but needed a shorter version.  She worked with Designer Ali, who recommended a shorter pear shaped opal drop, via email to create the perfect pair for her wedding day.  

We’ve got all of those details, including shots of her matching bracelet, here on the blog

Delicate crystal vine earrings, dainty silver sparkle earrings, custom artisan bridal earrings by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted bridal accessories

So, from the original pair in our Jewelry Shop, to Germany, then Portland and now to Ohio, we just love seeing this vine grow and grow!

Bride Sarah asked if they could be made in silver and with no drop (just the vine). Ali recommended adding the leaf triad to make the piece feel more complete, and Sarah agreed.

This specific customized pair features:
  • Delicate & Sparkly – the silver maximizes the shine factor!
  • Lightweight for all-day wear
  • Lever-back Closure – so dance your shoes off and know your earring will stay put!

Delicate crystal vine earrings, dainty silver sparkle earrings, custom artisan bridal earrings by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted bridal accessories

Warm and Glowing in Gold

Or

Icy and Sparkling in Silver

Which pair is your fave?  AND… What will these earrings grow into next?! Let us know what you think in the comments.  We just can’t get enough of these Crystal Vine Earrings.

(customize your pair here and keep the journey going)

Delicate crystal vine earrings, dainty silver sparkle earrings, custom artisan bridal earrings by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted bridal accessories

Silver vine photos by Britney Clause Photography

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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.” 

Opal teardrop and crystal vine bridal earrings, custom wedding jewelry by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted bridal accessories

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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Raw Crystal Bridal Jewelry with Vintage Vibes

Today, we’re showing off the custom set of bridal jewelry we created full of vintage vibes and stunning raw crystals.

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal necklace with raw crystal on sketchbook jadorn designs custom jewelry

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.

custom original rose gold deco raw crystal inspiration earrings jadorn designs custom jewelry

In the end, we created four elements for Kylie’s wedding look:
  • earrings
  • necklace
  • bracelet
  • 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).

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal earrings with raw crystals jadorn designs custom jewelry

vintage inspired yellow gold delicate chain bridal bracelet with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal hairpin set with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal hairpin close up with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

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.”

Pure perfection!

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).

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal full jewelry set with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

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!”

custom vintage inspired yellow gold bridal earrings with raw crystal jadorn designs custom jewelry

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

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