Jewelry for Maternity Photo Session

Baby Bumps and Baubles

This was an extra special styled shoot for Designer Ali.  One of her besties, Mary, celebrated the upcoming arrival of her first child with a “cravings” themed maternity photo session.  Ali chose all the jewelry, including our Amethyst Hair Comb, and even styled Mary’s hair herself!

Maternity portrait featuring a smiling couple. The mother-to-be wears a slate grey dress and matching gemstone jewelry

Elegant and Celebratory

Sporting a suit and stunning slate blue gown, Mary and Robby brought the sophistication to this decadently themed affair.

Maternity portrait of a mother-to-be wearing a slate grey gown and silver aquamarine jewelry to match. Handcrafted jewelry for a maternity photo session by J'Adorn Designs

And because elegance was already in the vibe, the jewelry was a breeze to pair!

Ali didn’t want to distract from the main focus of this maternity shoot.  The couple and their soon-to-arrive sweet baby boy needed to take the cake.  So, delicate touches of sparkle were in order!  Our best selling Crystal Spike & Pearl Accent Necklace made the perfect compliment to the gown’s neckline.

Maternity portrait featuring a smiling couple. The mother-to-be wears a slate grey dress and matching gemstone jewelry

Our Aquamarine Silver Vine Bracelet makes a big statement without feeling heavy or clunky.  

And trust us… “heavy” and “clunky” are two adjectives no glowing pregnant woman wants anywhere near them!  Delicate, breezy and etherial goddess of all natural beauty are acceptable descriptors.  So luckily, our botanically-influenced jewelry fits the bill!

Close up maternity portrait with a silver aquamarine cuff bracelet. Handcrafted gemstone vine bracelet by J'Adorn Designs.

Our wire wrapped jewelry is the perfect, crave-able push-present dream gift.  Each wire wrapped piece is crafted with one continuous piece of wire.  That mean, no gemstone or pearl will ever fall off.  And no rogue wire ends will poke your wrists, or scratch baby’s sweet skin.

(And if you’re eying up those aquamarine and freshwater coin pearl drop earrings, stay tuned.  They’re not in the shop yet.  But they will be soon!)

Maternity portrait of a mother-to-be wearing a slate grey gown and silver aquamarine jewelry to match. Handcrafted jewelry for a maternity photo session by J'Adorn Designs

Amethyst and silver hair comb styled with a half up half down hairstyle for formal portraits. Handcrafted accessories by J'Adorn Designs.

Hair combs are some of our very favorite pieces to style and share.

Our hair adornments are all heirloom quality, using our standard single-wire wrapping technique so none of the gemstones, crystals or pearls will ever come loose.  

Amethyst and silver hair comb styled with a half up half down hairstyle for formal portraits. Handcrafted accessories by J'Adorn Designs.

Maternity portrait of a mother-to-be wearing a slate grey gown and silver aquamarine jewelry to match. Handcrafted jewelry for a maternity photo session by J'Adorn Designs

Hair combs, especially this amethyst one, can be worn again and again for special occasions and celebrations.  Or, just on a Tuesday!  They add a pop of interest and sparkle.

Close up photo of a rose gold necklace with a crystal quartz pendant and freshwater pearl accent. Handcrafted jewelry for maternity photos by J'Adorn Designs

Undercut formal hairstyle with amethyst hair comb and aquamarine earrings with freshwater pearl drops. Sterling silver handmade jewelry by J'Adorn Designs.

Also, Designer Ali must be picking up some hair-styling tricks from the salon where her studio is!  Just gorgeous!

And sidenote: if you come see us at one of our pop ups or shows, we always are ready to play dress-up with your hair!  We bring pins and elastics to show our customers how easy it is to style our hair adornments.

Amethyst and silver hair comb styled with a half up half down hairstyle for formal portraits. Handcrafted accessories by J'Adorn Designs.

Close up maternity portrait with a silver aquamarine cuff bracelet. Handcrafted gemstone vine bracelet by J'Adorn Designs.

Congratulations, Mary and Robby, on your precious new addition.  These photos are a treasure.  Parenthood will look just as good on you as these baubles do!

Maternity portrait featuring a smiling couple. The mother-to-be wears a slate grey dress and matching gemstone jewelry

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Opposites Attract in Baltimore Bridal Fashion Feature

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!)

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

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.

Opposites attract in urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

Opposites like…

Hard and Soft

Bright and Dark

Urban and Botanical

Heavy and Light

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

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.

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

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!

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

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!

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

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:
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Sexy Jewelry for Boudoir Photos

Boudoir Shoot Sneak Peek

We’re only allowed to share a few images from this styled shoot right now, but they’re so smokin’ that we just couldn’t keep a lid on them!

Styled boudoir photography with natural hair African American woman wearing handcrafted aquamarine earrings and sparkly bridal bracelet by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

From classic style to boho and edgy looks, this shoot has something to inspire everyone.

Styled boudoir photo featuring Asian woman in leopard and black lingerie with handcrafted crystal spike necklace by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

We can’t wait to get the green light and show you MORE boudoir, but for now, we’re obsessing over this sneak peek and the way our jewelry adds a touch of sparkle without overpowering the “barely-there” looks.

Above, you’ll find our Crystal Spike & Pearl Necklace in Rose Gold.  We love the warm tones in this piece.  It just seems to glow, doesn’t it?

Styled boudoir photo featuring dark haired caucasian model with white lingerie and white druzy earrings made by J'Adorn Designs

A boudoir shoot is designed to celebrate a woman’s beauty and sensuality.  When you’ve got the right photographer, they can be fun, empowering and FULL of self-love.  We love that our jewelry becomes a delicate compliment to the look, while still letting the woman’s beauty take center stage.  Have YOU ever thought about doing a boudoir shoot?

Our White Druzy Earrings are featured in the subtly steamy shot above.  

Styled boudoir photography with natural hair African American woman wearing handcrafted aquamarine earrings and sparkly bridal bracelet by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

We promise to share the rest of the photos as soon as we can, but for now we’ll leave you with this last shot.  And hopefully with some inspiration to start dreaming up your own boudoir shoot!  It could be a fun break from the traditional bachelorette party scene.  Or, a special girls’ night with your besties!

The model above is wearing our Sparkling Sea Aquamarine Branch Earrings and our Love Is Golden Bracelet.


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Baltimore Cherry Blossoms Spring Wedding Inspiration Featured – Twice!

What’s the only thing better than seeing our work in an editorial feature? TWO features, of course! 

Spring wedding in Baltimore inspiration, cherry blossoms wedding ideas featuring custom bridal accessories for African American bridal fashion by J'Adorn Designs

We’re elated to see our Baltimore wedding style feature continue to spread its beauty throughout all the land!
(Or at least, throughout all the internet!)

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossom wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

First, Black Bride published this lovely bridal fashion feature on their website.

Spring wedding in Baltimore inspiration, cherry blossoms wedding ideas featuring custom bridal accessories for African American bridal fashion by J'Adorn Designs

Then, Black Nuptials followed suit!

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossom wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

Check out the linked features, and when you’re finished you can check out our recap of the editorial to see our favorite photos!

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Best Fashion & Jewelry Collaborations of 2018

This season has us reflecting on the past year.  And, what a great year its been!  We had so many opportunities to collaborate with other local creatives.
Scroll on for a look back at five of our very favorite editorial collaborations from 2018 with a style tip to take away from each one!

(also, be sure to follow the links to get to the full-posts of any of these glimpses that catch your eye!)


1. Modern Much Ado About Nothing

This editorial shoot was like something right out of a (midsummer night’s) dream.  And we never wanted to wake up from it!

Best fashion jewelry collaborations of 2018, J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories, Baltimore maryland jewelry designer

The style elements for this look centered on the marriage of vintage and modern. Our jewelry added lovely flourishes of botanical and feminine details amidst an industrial setting. 

Best fashion jewelry collaborations of 2018, J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories, Baltimore maryland jewelry designer

Initially, Photographer Katherine Callahan dreamed up this Modern Much Ado About Nothing wedding style idea after she rescued a beautiful edition of Shakespeare’s works from a garage sale. (And we’ve got a beautiful photo of the book in our original post.)

Inspired by the juxtaposition of elements from this shoot, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Add delicate botanical details to soften a harder industrial setting


2. Rose Gold & Baby Goats

This was quite possibly our CUTEST collaboration of 2018.

Best fashion jewelry collaborations of 2018, J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories, Baltimore maryland jewelry designer

The style elements for this bridal style emphasized the warmest tones, crowned by the bride’s red hair and rose gold accessories. And the soft pink and white color palette was the perfect accent. (But did you even notice it next to the baby goats?)

We learned in 2018 that ROSE GOLD is here to stay.
What may have started as a trend is now firmly planted in our hearts.  And this year, we were thrilled to add the warm metal color to our selection of hair adornments.
Our rose gold hairpin with freshwater pearls and paper millinery flower was quintessential to this look!

Best fashion jewelry collaborations of 2018, J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories, Baltimore maryland jewelry designer

This collaboration was featured earlier this year on the Annapolis Wedding Blog.  Of course, we felt very honored to be in the mix of local vendors and artisans… and baby goats!
Inspired by the warmth and pure JOY of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Accent your complexion with your accessories!

(*no goats were harmed in the making of this editorial… just snuggled a whole bunch!)

3. A Very Baltimore Bachelorette Party

Featured by Baltimore Bride, this bachelorette party collaboration showcases the best of 2018’s fashion trends in a love letter to the city of Baltimore.

Best fashion jewelry collaborations of 2018, J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories, Baltimore maryland jewelry designer

The style elements for this collaboration centered on a youthful exploration of Baltimore. The bridal party chose jumpers over dresses for their traipsing about the city – a practical choice for summer on the Chesapeake Bay.

However, one of our favorite (& most unique) features of this collaboration is that they used our (custom made) Pink Druzy Ring as an alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.

Best fashion jewelry collaborations of 2018, J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories, Baltimore maryland jewelry designer

Bright colors, playful styles and ALL THE ROMPERS!  This feature is definitely one for all you fashion lovers.  If you need a winter dose of summer style, be sure to check out our original post for all the stunning shots.

Inspired by the fun, laughter and CONFIDENCE this collaboration exuded, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

The bride doesn’t have to wear white to stand out at her bachelorette party (…and also, #rompers4lyfe)


4. Springtime Bridal Style Among the Cherry Blossoms

We’ve mentioned that in 2018 we saw a growing demand for hair adornments (a trend we don’t see fading away any time soon), and the delicate floral focus of this collaboration called for our Dusty Blue and Opal Bridal Headpiece.

Designer jewelry and bridal hair vine for a spring wedding in Baltimore, cherry blossom wedding inspiration, custom bridal accessories by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Maryland

It’s no surprise that the style elements for this look centered on the early spring bloom of the cherry blossoms in our native state of Maryland. From the bride’s floral inspired accessories to the botanical lace of her dusty blue wedding dress, it’s all about the flowers! 

Certainly, when floral elements take center stage, there’s no need to over-style.  We love how the little details enhance the natural beauty captured by these photos.

Best fashion jewelry collaborations of 2018, J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry and bridal accessories, Baltimore maryland jewelry designer

These pastels and petals have us swooning as we eagerly await Spring’s return.

Keep an eye out for hair adornments to make a big impact in 2019 (and beyond).  And, mark our words, this won’t just be bridal trend!
Inspired by the soft and delicate features of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Take advantage of your hair vine’s flexibility to help it stand out (and up) from your thick hair


5. Boho Bachelorette Party

Finally, it may be the middle of winter, but we’re all about the warm look of this styled boho bachelorette party! It was featured on The Mid-Atlantic Bride.

Trendy boho jewelry for bohemian bachelorette party style, cute gemstone jewelry by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Baltimore

Laid back and easy, this glamping inspired editorial made us want to pitch a tent, kick off our shoes and relax.  Also, we LOVED the Blue Photo Bus.  We’ll take one for our next bash, please!

Trendy boho jewelry for bohemian bachelorette party style, cute gemstone jewelry by J'Adorn Designs custom jeweler in Baltimore

In this style feature, our nature-inspired jewelry enhances the hippie chic style.  Skip on over to the original post for close ups on all the colorful gemstone goodness.

Inspired by the relaxed elegance of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Even a casual weekend getaway to nature can be stylish. Also, jewelry makes the BEST bridesmaids’ gift!


So, that’s our 2018 Featured Collaborations Roundup!

We are looking back on this year with the warmest memories and looking forward to 2019 with aspirations for beauty and joy… and HAIR ADORNMENTS!

You know that’s our prediction for 2019 style.

What are yours?  What would you like to see in the Jewelry Shop to style your new year?

For a complete list of all the Collaborators involved in each editorial, click through to the original posts.  The full list, with links, are at the bottom of each.

 

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