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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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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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.


Collaborating Vendors and Artisans:

Models:

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Secret Facebook Sample Jewelry Sale

You’re Invited!

We have a Secret Shopping Group on Facebook
(and we’ve got your link to join)

THIS LINK is your key to our elite community of favorite clients and customers… YOU!

facebook group header image jadorn designs

We promise we won’t over-post on Facebook and clutter up your newsfeed, but…

Each August, we host an exclusive SECRET SHOPPING event on Facebook.  We list some end-of-season, last-of-their-kind and vintage J’Adorn pieces at DEEP discounts.
We’ve filled this post with screen grabs from last year’s sale to help give you an idea of the sale structure, types of sale items we’ll have AND the amazing, super limited time prices!

druzy necklace screen grab from 2018 sale jadorn designs custom jewelry

August is here and even in the midst of two weekends of the RAL Show, we’re busily getting organized and prepped for the secret event.

(It’s the last major thing on our calendar that stands between us and the frantic retail holiday season!)

tassel teaser image from 2018 sample sale jadorn designs custom jewelry

The sale, typically spread over a couple days, runs like this:

  • Ali posts an image, description and sale price of the item (occasionally there are multiples of a piece, which will be noted in the description)
  • The first to comment with “SOLD!” and their PayPal or Venmo email gets it!
  • Items are promptly packaged and shipped after the invoice is completed


pink enamel donut bracelet screen grab 2018 jadorn designs custom jewelry

So, join the group now!  And you’ll be ready to jump on your favorite pieces before someone else claims them!


druzy teaser screen grab 2018 jadorn designs custom jewelry

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Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Show

We’re heading back to the BEACH!

We’re packing our bags and heading to one of our favorite artisan market locations for the next two weekends… Rehoboth Art League, here we come!

J'Adorn Designs handcrafted gemstone jewelry comes to Rehoboth Art League for Outdoor Fine Craft Show by Rehoboth Delaware beaches

We love spending time at the Rehoboth Art League campus.  This shady spot with enormous evergreens is just a stone’s throw from the water… literally.  It’s just a dreamy spot to spend a day (or two, or four)!

This will be our THIRD show in less that 12 months at Rehoboth Art League and we are so honored that they keep inviting us back.  The Outdoor Show is a BIG deal in Rehoboth.  Food, children’s activities, more than 125 artisan makers, music and more!

Rough blue and green tourmaline gemstone earrings in gold branch wire wrapped style, handcrafted jewelry by J'Adorn Designs

It’s so fitting that our New Bloom Collection (which will be making its RAL debut this weekend) carries so many beachy vibes…

And actually, now that we think about it, maybe all the time we’ve spent on the RAL campus this past fall and winter trickled into Designer Ali’s creative flow!

Delicate gold link and swarovski crystal bracelet in slate blue, teal, grey, and gold, handcrafted jewelry by J'Adorn Designs

In addition to our New Bloom Collection pieces, we’ll be bringing along lots of our classic J’Adorn pieces like our delicate gemstone bracelets, customer favorites like our druzy jewelry, and of course LOTS of hair adornments.

We think it might be the artsy atmosphere at RAL, but customers at our previous shows there have LOVED our hair combs and pins.  So, if you plan on stopping by, please let us style your hair in a comb!  We love playing dress up!

Colorful purple hair comb with amethyst gemstones and Swarovski crystals in blue and silver, bridal vines comb by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and bridal accessories

Check out the RAL’s Facebook event page for all the extra details you’ll want to have, but here are a few of the most important highlights:

  • Saturdays from 10am-5pm
  • Sundays from 10am-4pm
  • 12 Dodds Lane Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Outdoor event with raffle & refreshments
  • Rain or shine!

Handcrafted aquamarine and pearl branch necklace, lightweight gold statement pendant necklace made by J'Adorn Designs

And, as always, if you’re not local but LOVE what you’re seeing here, our online shop is open and waiting for you!  However, some of the pieces in our New Bloom Collection are limited (these gemstones come in small batches) so ACT QUICKLY!

With two weekends in Rehoboth around the corner, and hundreds of market-goers stopping by our booth, we can’t promise we’ll still have what you’ve been eyeing!

Delicate gold gemstone and freshwater pearl bracelet, handcrafted jewelry by J'Adorn Designs

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