If you are anything like me, you wear the same few pieces of jewelry over and over because you LOVE those pieces. Chances are very good that those jewelry pieces carry a special meaning to you - to the past or to a specific beloved person or family member. Whatever the connection may be, those jewelry pieces are special. I have most of my mother's jewelry and I treasure that jewelry above everything I own.
When you were young did you make clover "jewelry" from the clover flowers that were in your yard or in a nearby field? What a simple, fun time that was! We made necklaces, bracelets and looped the long chains around our heads. Simple clover jewelry - what a great memory.
Picture this: you, with three of your best friends, having a girls lunch and...wearing one (or more) of these bracelets! Perfect, am I right? These bracelets are all handmade, and can easily be considered statement jewelry since they are noticeable on your arm! Arm candy? Sure, why not!
One of the all time favorite bracelets - so flexible, lightweight and easy to wear with anything in your closet. Image you favorite pair of jeans with a comfortable top and this classic bracelet - a perfect pairing!
1. Jacket from StyleBop.com 2. Tank Dress Gap.com 3. Black ballet flats from Amazon.co.uk 4. Canvas cross-body bag from Zaful.com 5. Silver and oxidized black bracelet from Laura Teague Jewelry
Black and gray can be so lovely!
The gray gives a little "break" from solid black but still looks fresh all fall into the winter! A little silvery touch would be nice too, for the holidays!
Black flats are so versatile and comfortable - I think this is a "must have" in your shoe wardrobe - what do you think?
1.StyleBop.com 2. Bloomingdales.com 3. Rebelle.com 4. LauraTeague.com 5. Nordstrom.com 6.OrchardMile.com
I love the combination of pink or blush worn with black and sterling silver jewelry. But, then again, I love black with almost any other color!
PS - want to see a cool and convenient way to keep your silver jewelry clean and sparkly? Go here to see!
Sneak peak of new collection - this collection is so new it doesn't even have a name! This piece is a super elegant sterling silver bangle. More pics to come! P.S. these bangle bracelets are not on the website yet - you can get yours at a show - click on the image above or GO HERE to see where I will be this fall.
A lot of people want to know how long it takes me to make my jewelry - maybe you have had the same question. Since my jewelry is frequently complex, it's hard for you to imagine the time it must take to make it.
The question is a little hard to answer. The truth is that each piece can take days to weeks, depending on what other pieces I am working on at the same time and the complexity of the design.
I rarely work on just one piece, preferring to work on several pieces at the same time. That way, I get a break from each design and can go back and forth from earrings to bracelets to necklaces. That said, it's fair to say that the simplest pieces may take a couple of hours and the more complex pieces I may spend up to a month making and finishing.
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When Mother's Day rolls around every year, I think about my mom and feel gratitude for the mom figures I still have in my life. If your mom is gone, I'll bet you do the same.
I always send a little something to the moms in my life: maybe just a card, maybe a piece of my own handmade silver jewelry, maybe a phone call where I can relax and enjoy sharing remembrances with someone who has some of the same memories I do.
If you are among the many people who send gifts to a mom in your life, I have put together a fun Mother's Day offer for you - a gift for her & a gift for you! Here are the details: for the first 20 people who order $50.00 or more of my jewelry between May 1st and May 14th, I will include a pair of FREE handmade pearl earrings. That's a win-win! (In south Louisiana, this little something extra is called "lagniappe"!)
Another favorite piece are these earrings that I wear all the time! I call them earrings for the "Yoga Mom" because they are simple enough not to get in the way of anything life throws at her but also unusual enough to be fun to wear. To see all the gemstone possibilities available with these earrings, go here.
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Go here if you want to see the complete Gift Guide for Mother's Day
As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you in person at one of my shows soon! Oh, and, Happy Mother's Day!
The heart shape has been a part of human culture since the very beginning. It’s found in early cave drawings, though no one is exactly sure what its meaning was then. Ancient Egyptians associated the heart with life and mortality, and for Greek philosophers, the heart represented thought, reason and emotion. Hearts are abundant in the natural world in flowers, fruits, animals, and leaves. In the Middle Ages, heart shaped leaves began to show up in paintings depicting romantic love, and eventually shifted from green to red, a symbolic color of love and passion.
In the modern age, the heart symbol has become one of the most recognized on Earth. It evokes thoughts of love, affection, and loyalty, and is depicted especially at Valentine’s Day on everything from clothing, to stationary and cards, to chocolates and jewelry. The Cherish Collection has captured the heart and essence of its meaning in rings, earrings, and necklaces. The sterling silver wire used to craft these pieces allows for simple and elegant interpretations of the shape, letting it stand on its own. Freshwater pearls, believed on a metaphysical level to inspire love and acceptance, are the perfect match for the hearts in this love-inspired jewelry. Whether your Valentine is a lover, a friend, a daughter, a niece or a granddaughter, she will delight in wearing a piece from the Cherish Collection any time of year.
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates jewelry inspired by ancient and contemporary designs and motifs.