I’m officially naming a facet of J’Adorn that has been a priority from the beginning.
Meet J’Adorn Gives – an initiative straight from my heart!
When I founded J’Adorn Designs to sell my handcrafted jewelry back in 2012, I knew that I’d have to reinvest every penny I made back into the business to keep growing. But I also knew that I wanted my company to be a force for good in the world.
I wanted to make philanthropy part of my business model as soon as it was financially feasible.
I had my first chance to give back through J’Adorn Designs in 2014.
My hair stylist invited me to donate jewelry to her salon’s annual fundraiser for suicide awareness and prevention. This was especially close to my heart, as I had recently lost a childhood friend to suicide. So, I knew I needed to jump at this chance to make a difference.
I made this custom jewelry set especially for the fundraiser. Then I designed the display and brought it to the salon for the silent auction.
It made me so happy to finally be able to give with J’Adorn Designs!
Since that first silent auction, J’Adorn Designs has donated jewelry or gift certificates to lots of other local, national, and international causes.
Some of the causes J’Adorn Designs has given to include:
I had the idea to create a photo frame pendant for her bouquet to hold a picture of her dad during her walk down the aisle.
She loved the idea! So I presented her with a few different frame pendant design options to choose from. Michelle chose a frame pendant that had an antiqued silver color with black rhinestone accents. She loved the vintage look and it made the perfect accent to her bridal bouquet!
Next, Michelle sent me her favorite photo of her father electronically. I had the picture printed professionally on the best paper available, then cut the print by hand to fit the frame pendant.
With fall wedding season in full swing, many of you brides-to-be are nearing the end of wedding planning mode with your big day just around the corner. YAY! You’re likely moving on to plan for what comes next – the honeymoon!
To help simplify the process for you, I’ve partnered with my fashion blogger pal / resident newlywed Carolyn Zerbonia of Lipstick & Chiffon to bring you a three part honeymoon style series. We’ll tell you how to pack for a variety of climates before you jet-set with you newly minted spouse. First on our list of climates is my personal favorite: the tropics!
Honeymoon Packing Tips, Part 1: The Tropical Honeymoon
When packing for your tropical honeymoon, Carolyn recommends packing versatile pieces that you can wear with different outfits to help lighten your luggage. This is especially useful for packing shoes, which are often the heaviest pieces in your tropical wardrobe. For instance, you can pair the same strappy heels with a couple of light, flowydresses and your favorite gemstonestatement jewelry.
Try to pack pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple looks; this will help save space in your suitcase.
An added bonus to packing light for your honeymoon? You’ll have more space to fit souvenirs on the flight home!
If you’re honeymooning in a tropical climate, chances are you’ll be hitting the beach.
Complete the look with pair of strappy, beaded sandals that can transition to night time. But be sure to leave your jewels in the hotel safe to protect them from damage in the sun & surf. (Remember your summer jewelry care rules here!)
At night, dust off your sandals from the beach as you prepare for dinner.