Posts Tagged 'jewelry'

In Need of These Beads.

I’m endlessly on the hunt for eye-cathing jewelry, and more times then not, I find myself stashing away in my drawer something beautiful and beaded. And I wear it. Wear it out more like it. As I would do with this Patmos Multi Strand necklace from Aerin Lauders accessories line for AERIN.

I must have one. But first I have to check in with my budget.

Patmos Multi Strand Beaded Necklace

Charming to Say the Least.

Some things are merrier and brighter. Yet, a wee bit unattainable in this world for a simple yet stylish creature such as moi. The small colorful dangling acorn shaped stones are exquisite on this chain bracelet by Tamara Comolli {but, what are they?}. And the 18K rose gold chain makes it that much more feminine and soft. Can be yours for $37K…. Merry Christmas!

rose gold bracelet stone comolli

rose gold bracelet chain charm stone

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Resin Around Your Finger.

Many years back while popping into a little breezy shop in the Outer Banks, I purchased a stretch resin bracelet made out of a series of milky tie-dye likes colors. I loved it. I screamed SUmmer and went with everything. Then, a few years later, I misplaced it {ahem, someone stole out of my hotel room in Mexico. Sigh}. I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a replacement. But while I lay here this sunny Saturday morning and watch my dog snooze away {old dogs LOVE to sleep in}, I came across Rosella Resin on Etsy. The resin rings and bangles on Rosella may not take the place of that chunky faceted stunner I dangled on my wrist, but the creative combination of colorful sanded resin, preserved feathers, wood, seaweeed and seashells makes for an interesting conversation piece while dining alfresco at the  shore or bar side on a DC rooftop.

Pink and Purple resin bangle made with eco resin containing silver flakes with large triangle facets

Pink and Purple resin bangle with eco resin, silver flakes and large triangle facets.

Asymmetrical eco resin aqua with metallic gold leaf

Asymmetrical eco resin aqua with metallic gold leaf.

Starfish and seashell eco resin ring with large diamond facet.

Starfish and seashell eco resin ring with large diamond facet.

Strawberry pink multifaceted eco resin bangle with metallic gold flakes.

Strawberry pink multifaceted eco resin bangle with metallic gold flakes.

pacific northwest lichen eco resin pebble shaped ring

Pacific northwest lichen eco resin pebble shaped ring.

Birch bark eco resin bangle with polygon facets.

Birch bark eco resin bangle with polygon facets.

Bo Jangle Bangle.

I’m starting to get into the idea of Autumn. Already filled a few online shopping carts with cooler weather apparel and accessories at various online boutiques … but haven’t pulled the trigger. Must execute! Anyone who knows me well surely is aware that I would splurge on a handbag or bracelet over a new dress. So, here is what’s calling my credit card at this very moment (oh, and that green bag!). I’ll take that one and that one. Oh, that last one too.

Jemma Wynne bangles at London Jewelers

Jemma Wynne bangles at London Jewelers

Dreaming in Jewel Tones.

Wow! The Washington DC area is fortunate to be overflowing with golden decorators and designers as is displayed at this years Dreamhome Showhouse at the Washington Design Center. Eight local interior designers were asked to to use jewelry as their inspiration for their room décor. In turn, seven local jewelers and a jewelry designer helped them choose the perfect piece. I’ve got my eye on Zoe Feldman’s bedroom suite. Right now I’m all about golden hues, abstract designs, glossy walls, and creamy textures – so this abstract ring and bedroom design hits the sweet spot for a cozy and relaxing bedroom reatreat.

What great inspiration for me in my own design work. Maybe I’ll be selecting a piece for next years event (if it’s the same theme). A great idea however! I’ll share more with you when I pop over the the Design Center this Friday for a peek.

A Pair of Red-Hot Sophisticated Scotties.

Are these little red dog cufflinks by Paul Smith not dorable? They would make a sweet Valentines Day gift for your canine canoodling human companion. Get suited up, spritzed, and accessorized… and don’t forget to paint the town red boys!!

Cufflinks Paul Smith

 

As Good as Gold! Let the Rush Begin!

Metallic isa mainstay in fashion and home design. Every season, editors exclaim “Silver is Sweet this Spring!”… “Bronze is Back for Good”… “Deck the Halls with Silver Balls!”. I say stop the press and stick with metallic for good! We all need something shiny in our life, and the smooth luster of decorative metal makes my mouth water. I have to declare that I am leaning towards the warmth of gold for my own personal interiors. It looks fantastic year round – up against linens, wools, chocolate, fuchsias, and rich indigo. I’m not afraid of a little eclectic either. I have polished nickel reading lamps, brushed silver drawer pulls, antique gold wall mirrors, and a gilded bar cart. However, the autumnal season is upon us and surely, editors will be shouting “Gold is Hot this Fall. Again!”. So be it. And embrace it. Wear it, and turn it on.

French Decor Chair, $1,650 | Serena & Lily

French Decor Chair, $1,650 | Serena & Lily

Nuvem Round Wire Basket in Gold, $32 | Alessi

Nuvem Round Wire Basket in Gold, $32 | Alessi

Serpent Brass Bracelet, $615 | Robert Cavalli

Serpent Brass Bracelet, $615 | Robert Cavalli

Gilt Tile in 4" x 8" by Michael Smith | Ann Sacks

Gilt Tile in 4" x 8" by Michael Smith | Ann Sacks

Vine Side Tables, Price TBD | Robert Bristow for Ralph Pucci

Vine Side Tables, Price TBD | Robert Bristow for Ralph Pucci

Silhouette Column Library Light in hand-rubbed brass, $525 | Circa Lighting

Silhouette Column Library Light in hand-rubbed brass, $525 | Circa Lighting

Turquoise Lava Vase, $745 | Vivre.com

Turquoise Lava Vase, $745 | Vivre.com

Sheba Wallpaper in Gold, $150 roll | FlavorPaper

Sheba Wallpaper in Gold, $150 roll | FlavorPaper

Woodcut Wall Tattoo in Gold, $59 | Surface Collective

Woodcut Wall Tattoo in Gold, $59 | Surface Collective

Givenchy Gold Croc Embossed Leather Flap Clutch, $716 | Bluefly.com

Givenchy Gold Croc Embossed Leather Flap Clutch, $716 | Bluefly.com

Golden Suzani Pillow, $175 | Jayson Home & Garden

Golden Suzani Pillow, $175 | Jayson Home & Garden

Golden Burberry Peep-toe Twist Pumps, $495 | Zappos.com

Golden Burberry Peep-toe Twist Pumps, $495 | Zappos.com

Kenneth Cole New York Pinstripe Dial Watch, $175 | Nordstrom

Kenneth Cole New York Pinstripe Dial Watch, $175 | Nordstrom

Gold and Silver Wool Rug, 8' x 11' is $1,253 | Safavieh

Gold and Silver Wool Rug, 8' x 11' is $1,253 | Safavieh

Gold Bamboo Flatware, $114 for a 5-piece setting | Ricci Silversmith

Gold Bamboo Flatware, $114 for a 5-piece setting | Ricci Silversmith

Open Agate.

Warmer weather calls for longer nature hikes with my dog, frolicking through dirt, streams, and rocky terrain. On occasion we come across knotty wood branches and glittery stones set in the DC regions red clay soil. Agate reminds me of these discovery adventures. Wikipedia shares with us that agate is a microcrystalline variety of quartz found in various kid of rocks. Over 3,000 years ago, Sicily was the place to be to find beautifully colored crystal forms. Thanks to creative designers and retailers beyond the valleys and streams, we can find agate wonders from our own home computer.

Cougar Agate Necklace | $98

Cougar Agate Necklace | $98

Thank you Samantha for wearing agate so beautifully in such a cat-like way with this bold Jaimie Rodriguez Cougar Agate Necklace. You earthy glamour NYC gal! Maybe even better and more “POW” is this shaggy pink agate, pearl, and 18K plated silver choker from Neiman Marcus.

Devon Leigh Pink Agate Necklace | $790

Devon Leigh Pink Agate Necklace | $790

Okay, so you prefer something more subdued but equally beautiful to rest your eyes — check out Barneys for my next purchase (yeah right). A square white agate is hugged by gold band and chain. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Ghost Agate Necklace | $395

Ghost Agate Necklace | $395

Now that you’re all dressed up with no where to go, have dinner on the deck with these candleholders, also from Vivre. They will look awesome set amongst the towering oak trees and a summer Rose wine.

Agate Candle Holders

Agate Candle Holders

Bring on the cheese in crackers (love me some Chedda’). This flat slice of heaven in a cheese plate is from Jayson Home & Garden and also makes the perfect gift for a friend.

Agate Cheese Plates

Agate Cheese Plates | $60-$75

Last but not least in home decor – this agate style is officially added to my look book list. Its a mink shagreen tray with a wild agate handle made in the Phillipines and designed by R & Y Augousti for Barneys. Has an Asian ring to it.

Mink Shagreen Tray | $440

Mink Shagreen Tray | $440

And after all of the online searching for the perfect cut of agate, try these on for a post stroll with the dog and a pop into the wine shop so you can celebrate – bubbly – naturally.

Bo'em Agate Sandals | $225

Bo'em Agate Sandals | $225


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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