Sneak a Little Peek
We’re giving you a glimpse inside the studio as Designer Ali puts the finishing touches on our new collection. The collection launches in just a few days! It’s arriving in time to be among the season’s favorite gifts.
While we can’t unveil much just yet, here are a few clues to spark your imagination…
- Light & Dark
- A rainbow of gemstones
- Even more druzies
Take a good look at these photos and you’ll see some of Designer Ali’s techniques at work. And, you just might catch a glimpse at some elements of the new collection!
Our last big collection, New Bloom, was a milestone for us. And this time, we’re pushing the envelope even further with new jewelry-making techniques and even more fine-jewelry elements. Ali is growing as a designer. Over the years, she has continued to invest in herself by learning new skills. As her jeweler’s bench shows here in these photos, she’s got a lot of sophisticated techniques in her maker’s arsenal!
Ali has been busy…
Setting Stones // Wrapping Wire // Sawing Metal
(Also, can we just get a little extra credit for Ali looking so glamorous at a work bench, please?!)
The new collection drops this weekend in our Jewelry Shop. Join our VIP group and be among the FIRST to know exactly when it’s available*.
(*and as a bonus, you’ll also be in on our top secret Black Friday surprise!)
Bet you wish that flat-lay photo wasn’t so intentionally blurry, huh??
Seriously, snag your spot as a VIP and get the real images, in all their sparkly glory, right in your inbox the INSTANT the collection goes live.
Like many of our pieces, this new collection features several limited edition items. Because they are organic, created-by-the-earth elements, gemstones vary. So, certain pieces are one-of (or, few-of) a-kind.
That means, if you see something you love… DON’T HESITATE! There might only be a handful available.
So Fresh and So (sparkling) Clean
Jewelry care isn’t as hard as you might think. You can clean your jewelry at home using simple ingredients you already have. Doing this only takes a little time and can dramatically increase the longevity of your jewelry!
This process works for fine and fashion jewelry, even delicate stones like pearls and opals.
Step #1: Gather Supplies
You will need:
- jewelry you want to clean
- small dish
- gentle soap (hand soap works fine for clean jewelry)
- a toothbrush (green tip: you can disinfect and use an old one)
- soft lint-free cloth (We like the flannel polishing cloths they sell at Michael’s in the jewelry section, but you can also recycle an old t-shirt or pair of flannel pajama pants.)
Step #2: Prepare the Cleaning Solution
SURPRISE! No harsh chemicals needed!
A tiny drop of gentle soap in your dish with warm water will do the trick. Just be sure to swish the water around with the toothbrush until the soap dissolves completely.
Step #3: Scrubba – dub – dub
Dip the jewelry in your soapy water dish, then scrub gently with the toothbrush.
PRO TIP: Make sure you get behind any gemstones and into any crevices or engraving!
Examine from all angles, then get back in there if you need to! (it’s sort of the rinse, lather & repeat of the jewelry cleaning world)
Step #4: Let It Dry
Lay your freshly clean jewelry on your cloth to dry. Gently pat to remove excess water. Pick up the piece and be sure to pat dry any water droplets taking refuge in tiny crevasses!
Step #5: Polish and Shine
If you chose a polishing cloth, you can use it to shine the surface of the metal and remove any residual tarnishing. And don’t forget to clean those earring backs, too!
We hope we’ve inspired you to do a little jewelry cleaning. Trust us… it’s MUCH more fun than spring cleaning! And if you’ve been admiring, we featured our Posy & Pearl Earrings in this post. And our photography was done by the impeccable Britney Clause.
We’re Heading Back to the Beach
Join us in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware this weekend for the Rehoboth Art League’s 35th Annual Holiday Fine Craft Show. We LOVE participating in the RAL’s events and are thrilled to keep being invited back.
The beach is one of our favorite places to be. You can see the influence of the ocean in so many of our most treasured pieces. So, we are honored to be participating in our 4th RAL event in the past 12 months.
It’s official! The holiday season is upon us.
(we’re even hoping for a little gingerbread flavor in our red-cup lattes this weekend)
And whether you’re a Christmas Music NOW person or an After Thanksgiving Purist, we’ll be kicking off this festive time of year at the Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Show THIS WEEKEND!
This will be our FOURTH craft show in 12 months at RAL and we are so honored that they keep inviting us back. The Holiday Show is where this beautiful relationship started one year ago and we are excited to get back to it!
So join us, along with over two dozen artisans, this weekend! Here’s a quick look at the most important details:
- Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm
- 12 Dodds Lane Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
- Indoor event with Silent Auction
- Rain or shine!
- Cafe Style refreshments by The Point
- Craft Beer by Dogfish Head
- $5 per ticket to enter (proceeds support the Art League) – children under 12 are free
We’ll be bringing all of our newest jewelry with us as well as some of our most LOVED pieces. And of course, in true RAL style, we’ll have out hair adornments in tow. If you haven’t heard, our hair combs have been a big hit in Rehoboth!
Ali will also have her tools on hand to make on-the-spot customizations and adjustments to ensure you get the perfect fit and the exact look you want!
Spend Saturday with Us!
We’re kicking off our Fall/Holiday Market season with a day at Cotton & Co Vintage Boutique in Keymar. Maryland. Come bring the whole family to this event. There will be something for everyone!
A few months ago, we announced our Stockist Partnership with Cotton & Co. The shop is home to 6,000 square feet of vintage and artisan treasures as well as the state’s only Maryland General Store. The General Store features over 20 Maryland makers who practice primitive and artisan trades. And Saturday is all about celebrating us Makers!
Here’s what Shop Owner Jess has to say about this event:
Join us as we introduce you to the faces and businesses behind the Maryland General Store. Many of the owners, creatives and representatives behind our local, MD owned and operated small businesses will be joining us. They’ll be bringing new merchandise or introducing new lines of inventory. Bring the kids and paint a pumpkin while you’re here! A fun day out for the whole family. Light refreshments and treats too!
We’ll be popping up with our new table-scape! Aren’t our displays amazing? We commissioned a custom set of modular platforms to elevate (get it!?) our show display setup. We’ve used them a few times already and LOVE them so far.
We’ll also have some of our newest pieces with us. Come and get your holiday shopping started early!
Or, better yet, trick-or-treat-yourself to something you’ve had your eye on!
Pumpkin painting, fresh jewelry, treats and two historic floors of vintage shopping! What more could you dream of for an easy Saturday in Maryland?
A mini-collection of our handcrafted jewelry just landed at the BMA, including some exclusive pieces you can’t find anywhere else.
(If you can tear your eyes away from all the pretties in that photo to read this, WELL DONE!)
A selection of our pieces have been available in the gift shop at the Baltimore Museum of Art for a little over a year now. You may remember reading about that in this post. However, with the holidays around the corner and a couple new collections under our belt, the BMA wanted to update their offerings.
Over the past year, we’ve fallen in love with colorful gemstones.
Druzies remain a consistent favorite (though, we’re finding new ways to work with them… more on that later). But recently, we’re finding ourselves drawn to color, texture and shape. At the BMA, and in our newest collections, you’ll find lots of high quality gemstones…
- Watermelon tourmaline
- Rose quartz
- Rough tourmaline
The Baltimore Museum of Art fell in love with our Watermelon Tourmaline Branch Earrings and had to have them.
But, they also wanted a bracelet to coordinate.
The Watermelon Tourmaline Bracelet (above) is ONLY available at the BMA. It’s one of the custom pieces they commissioned from us for their J’Adorn Collection.
So, if you’re local you can snag it there!
As always, our hand wrapped wire jewelry features one continuous piece of lightweight, precious metal wire. This means the piece is delicate, flexible and that you’ll never lose a gemstone or get scratched due to a rogue wire end.
The BMA also requested a custom Sterling Silver and Amazonite set. They customized this look based on our Crystal Spike Necklace with Pearl Accent and our White Druzy Earrings & Rose Quartz Drops.
These BMA exclusive pieces feature our signature classic style with a twist for more color. We’re loving the Amazonite Spike and Gray Pearl Accent necklace. And of course the Amazonite + Druzy Drop Earrings are to die for!
But if you want either of them, you’ll need to pay a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art.
We know you’re probably still swooning over these photos.
It’s okay. We are too.
But we’ve got an exciting little teaser for you…
We’ve got a colorful new collection coming your way SOON!
Just in time for your holiday shopping (or, more accurately, your holiday wish list)! Keep your eyes on our Instagram account for more teasers. And maybe even a sneak peek or two!
Items you can find in the Jewelry Shop:
Photos by Britney Clause Photography