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?
So happy to be able to participate in the wonderful Covington Three Rivers Arts Festival this weekend, November 11 - 12!
This has always been a great show and will be better this year than ever -perfect weather forecast and lots and lots of wonderful handmade art!
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Here in south Louisiana it is just now finally beginning to feel like fall so we are still able to wear "summer into fall" clothing, which is just what this outfit says.
The green and yellow colors as well as the mixed metal bracelet are great for both summer and fall - perfect pairing!
Do you have any mixed metal jewelry in your jewelry box?
Mixed metals are great because they go with anything.
This sterling silver and copper necklace is one option but a necklace of sterling silver and gold is another.
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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!
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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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Perhaps no other geometric shape feels more ancient and all encompassing than the circle. A simple, perfect, closed curve, we see it in nature in the sun and moon, and in one of the greatest inventions of man, the wheel. The circle has held profound meaning for humanity since the beginning of time, and represents wholeness, eternity, completion and inclusion. It’s no wonder that the ultimate symbol of human union, the wedding ring, is a circle enclosing the fourth finger, which was associated in ancient times with the heart.
The circle is at the heart of both the Signature and Luxury jewelry collections. Chain mail itself is the intertwining of small circles to make an incredibly strong, resilient, and beautiful fabric-like weave. From sterling silver wrap rings to handmade silver earrings, to bangles and chain bracelets, there’s almost no limit to the circles you can add to your jewelry collection. With no beginning and no end, the circle radiates a sense of infinite symmetry and stability. Wearing one, or a thousand woven together, will bring you a feeling of strength and peace.
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.
Some of my newest work. Here is my partial inspiration for these pieces. The truth is that sterling silver is so very expensive, the result being that I have quite expensive jewelry when you look at my bracelets and necklaces. What I have needed to do is design a "line" or a collection of pieces that are in the middle price range, between my earrings, which are roughly $20-$30 and the upper end for bracelets and necklaces. Sterling silver is a must, of course, so the trick is going a bit lighter on the expensive metal and incorporating some other interesting components to round out the design - such as these wonderful freshwater pearls which are just so yummy with sterling silver, IMO! These hit exactly at the price range I was going for - $35-ish for the earrings, under $100 for the bracelet and under $200 for the necklace. Hope you love them!
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates jewelry inspired by ancient and contemporary designs and motifs.