Saturday, April 22, 2017

For the Love of Florals

Spring is here and I am all about florals.. especially anything pink. I found this sale top at Express that had the exact pink that matched my favorite bracelet I wear almost daily... So of course I had to buy it. I mean, whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed, right? So pink is it for me. 





Top: Express | Choker: Jewels For Hope | Bracelets: Jewels For Hope | Jeans: Charlotte Russe

What is your spring style looking like? Are you obsessed with florals like I am?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Forget the Unicorn Frappacino... Bring Unicorn Magic with You Everyday

All I have seen over every social media platform is the Unicorn Frappacino. My sister, a current Starbucks employee, has been talking about them, I see them everywhere, basically - in my opinion- everyone I know wants to be a unicorn.

I don't need those calories. So instead, I'll dress like a unicorn (at least with my accessories).



Our beaded charity bracelets are the perfect way to show unicorn spirit without drinking a 500 calorie beverage (I mean, really... who has the metabolism to plow through that?).

I wear this pink beaded bracelet almost daily. I love anything neon and bright and think it will really pop once I have a nice tan going. 


Have you broken down and tried the Unicorn Frap? Was it worth it? 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Charity Creations at Coachella

Yes, I may be across the country but we can still talk about Coachella fashion. I love everything about the outfits we see at Coachella. Everything that has a hippie, free spirited, rock and roll style, I'ma bit obsessed with. Once spring hits I'm always rocking a stack of beaded bracelets, choker necklaces, or tassel jewelry.



Yep, my chubby little fingers still look good in this shot of our new Buddah Bracelets (perfect for Coachella, right? If only I was there...)

Even though we are not there to physically celebrate the festival, I am happy to say our charity creations are. We connected with this very sweet actor on Instagram, Bret Green. He is currently staring in CBS's show The Inspectors! Along with being a great actor, Bret takes gorgeous photos - be sure to check out his Instagram account to view his work. While you're there... take a look at his style, you may see some charity bracelets that look familiar!





Doesn't Bret look great in these photos? Go check out his Instagram to see more of his wonderful shots.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Look Good & Do Good with #JewelsForHope today for #WorldParkinsonsDay

Today is World Parkinson's Day. 

Parkinson's Disease affected our family, as my grandmother suffered from this disease throughout the end of her life. My mother Sandy founded Jewels For Hope when she was a caregiver to my grandmother. Watching this disease take over my grandmother's body was rough to watch. It is a scary disease and thinking about it still hits me hard.

Here's an adorable shot of me and my cousin with my grandma and grandpa. I am the chubby cute baby on the left. 



In honor of this day, we want to donate 25% of the profits of every single sale today to The American Parkinson's Disease Association. 

For our lovely customers, we're giving you free shipping! For free shipping, use code: WORLDPARKDAY 

Click Here to view our new designs we've added to the site and to order yours today! 
Everyone wearing Jewels For Hope can Look Good, Do Good, & Feel Good!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

"I'm Where I'm Meant To Be"... #Tangled

This past year I planned my own magical Tangled moment with my sisters and our boyfriends. We planned a trip to the Rise festival in Las Vegas... to see the floating lights. For all of you Tangled fans out there, you know I'm referring to a lantern festival.

We planned this trip for months... my sisters and I have a love for Tangled (what, don't most 30 year olds watch animated movies?) and when we heard of this festival we knew it was something we had to experience. 

The time had finally come to fly to Vegas and head out into the dessert for this wonderful moment. Obviously, I get sick the night we land and almost missed the festival completely. After chugging a bottle of pepto (eww) and walking around with a cold compress on my head (yea, I looked great)... I ubered out to the dessert with my man and met up with the rest of our group who got to the festival on time. 



I will forever remember this night. I was sick as a dog, holding on to my man for dear life as we walked a mile through the dessert to find my sisters in a sea of thousands of people. I finally got to my sisters and started to cry, tears of joy. I made it. This was it. The sight of those two beauties among this wave of floating lights will be an image burned into my mind forever. As I'm writing this I'm starting to tear up. I felt like I was Rapunzel at this exact moment. 



 





Us. Among the floating lights. This was one of the most beautiful moments of my life. I may look horrendous in the photos, but I didn't care. I was sick, didn't eat for most of the time I was in Vegas, didn't gamble, basically laid around for 4 days.. but I made it to this event. I made it to my moment. 

I will say though, right before getting into the car to head to the event.. I looked pretty good, if I say so myself. Take a look at the 1 and only photo I look decent in the entire 4 day trip we were there. 

Outfit Details:
Necklace: Jewels For Hope  Pants: Charlotte Russe Top: Forever 21 


Have you ever been to a lantern festival? Did you feel it was as special as I believe? Did you have your own personal Tangled moment?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What to Wear with #StacyLondon

My mother and I have always been huge fans of Stacy London. We would watch What Not To Wear all the time... and when we had the opportunity to meet Stacy, it was a dream come true. 

My mother was lucky enough to be styled by Stacy for Westfield Style Magazine. She got her hair and makeup done, while they picked out a fun outfit for them to shoot her in. While we were at the glamorous NYC photoshoot, my mother gave Stacy 2 special bracelets we created just for her. One of which is our Antique Spacer and Crystal Charity Bracelet that donates a portion of the profits to The American Cancer Society.



My mom had so much fun at this shoot... and Stacy wore our bracelets the entire time! 









She even had them on in Westfield Style Magazine when it came out!



We will never forget this experience! It was such a fun time! Stacy even gives us a shoutout in this behind the scenes clip from the day... check out 0.49 seconds - 1:04.



Monday, April 3, 2017

Enter to win an #Aromatherapy #Charity Bracelet set and more! #Giveaway

Spring has sprung and what better way then to kick off the season with a fun giveaway!


We have been working hard on our Aromatherapy Charity Jewelry Line and we would love to offer a giveaway of some of our charity creations to a lucky winner!



We will be giving away some surprise goodies to a winner, that will include at least 1 Aromatherapy Charity Bracelet and 1 Leather Wrap Bracelet. 


The total value of this SURPRISE Bracelet Giveaway will be at least $75!




Color options will be discussed with the winner once they are chosen. 


Open to U.S. residents 18+.


Good Luck!!!



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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Orange is the New Black #MeredithVieira

No, not the TV show. Orange really is the new black. At least when Meredith Vieira is involved. 

Meredith, such a wonderful woman, has worn our Orange Charity Bracelet numerous times over the past couple of years. We were lucky enough to meet her when we were participating in an event run by the National MS Society.  We gave her this special bracelet we created just for her (that also donates a portion of the profits to the National MS Society), and her reaction was actually caught in some photos. She looks so happy to receive it, and for that we will forever cherish. 




Since that event, she has worn it on TV, during interviews and more!





 







Perfect for the summer, this Orange Charity Bracelet will surely pop and bring some sunshine to your wardrobe.

Friday, March 31, 2017

They Say It's Your Birthday.....

Today is my mother/business partner's 60th birthday! In honor of this wonderful woman, I wanted to write a quick post about her. 

I love my mom. She is my best friend. She is such an amazing business partner and an extremely talented jewelry artist. I have learned so much from her over the years and I am so lucky to have her as my mom. She's a bit crazy... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

So here's to you mom! Enjoy your day, you beautiful, beautiful soul.








Saturday, March 25, 2017

As Seen on TV- Bones Edition #SeenOnTv #Bones

As FOX's Bones is coming to an end, we felt it appropriate to do an entire blog post about the jewelry we have had featured on this awesome show. My mother has been a fan of this show since the beginning and when we first found out our jewelry was to be worn on this show, she completely flipped out (okay, so did I). We have been lucky enough to have THREE of our pieces worn on the show (thank you shoutout to The Artisan Group!)

Our first piece worn on the show was this simple and delicate Swarovski Pearl Necklace. This piece is actually one of our biggest sellers, since it can pretty much be worn with anything and is a great piece for everyday wear.


That ear shown on the right is the gorgeous David Boreonaz. Good thing we didn't get his face in the shot or I would become distracted... but I digress....

Next up on the show is our Boho Turquoise and Red Beaded Earrings worn by the lovely Emily Deschanel. These earrings are my favorite, because I love a pop of turquoise, especially in the summer!



Finally, and most recently, we had our Turquoise and Silver Feather Earrings worn in the last season of this show. Personally, I found this screen shot to be perfect as the last placement for the season. I feel this woman is similar to me, a terrified look on her face while arms filled with crap that at any minute could fall out and drop everywhere. Seems like she is my spirit animal.



We will miss Bones and we're sad to see it leave the air, but honored that we can say we have had 3 of our pieces worn on the show. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Music is Life #MusicLover #CharityJewelry

Music is a part of who we are. We have music on in the house at every minute of every day. We work better with it, we get inspired by it, we feel it in our blood.

When we had the opportunity to work with a country music singer to create a line of jewelry for her a couple of years ago, we jumped at the chance! We connected with Rose Falcon Atkins by donating a piece of jewelry to her event she was throwing, that donated the proceeds to breast cancer awareness. Since that day, we have worked with Rose and were lucky enough to have her rock some of our jewels (along with her husband Rodney Atkins) throughout their tours, on the CMA Awards Red Carpet, and in publications such as Country Style Magazine.

Music really is life for us and the fact that a couple of brilliant musicians wear our pieces is something we are beyond proud of.






We even were lucky enough to meet both of them when they stopped through Connecticut on tour! They are so sweet (and good looking) in real life! We are so happy to have connected with them.


Don't mind my hair. It's huge and crazy here.... which is what it's like normally, but it was summer here and the humidity made it 10x worse. At this exact moment I was afraid Rodney's hand was going to get stuck in it when he was putting his arm around me. 

On that note, if you want to check out their pieces they are rocking in these photos, take a look at our site!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thirty, Flirty, and Fabulous

I turned 30 towards the end of 2016. The big 3-0. I still can't really believe it. My youngest sister just turned 23 earlier this month and that even shocks me. For my 30th, I really wanted to do a cute photoshoot (on a budget) and my family helped out so much! If only anyone else saw this madness, they would think we were crazy. 

We were all in the back yard, moving around a sheet for me to sit on, accessories and cameras trying to find a way for me to look pretty and poised without looking like a hot mess I was just a random person sitting in the grass. 

My sisters and parents were all trying to make me laugh, while taking photos of me sitting there grinning like a weirdo. I had rose petals (which were flying everywhere), bottles (which didn't show up in most photos) and a random bag in the background with a sash folded randomly over it. 

I have to say though... Even though it does look quite a bit like a hot mess, I love the picture I went with. My dress and hair look great if I say so myself, and I picked the perfect necklace to match it all ( it even sold out on our site... so check out the Ironman Pendant we have in it's place!)  


Have you ever done a faux photoshoot for yourself? Did it come out as you expected? I personally think mine, being  bit hectic and crazy is exactly how it should be. My wackjob family, running around trying to make my vision come true... I wouldn't have it any other way.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

AromatherapyJewelry - Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

In the past year or so we have come to love our essential oils. One of our loyal customers actually turned us on to it, asking if we created aromatherapy jewelry... We never knew our Black Lava Stone bracelets that we already created, can also be used to add essential oils to. Ever since that day, we've been hooked and never leave the house without one on. 

If you're unfamiliar with aromatherapy jewelry, the black lava stone we incorporate onto our bracelets holds the smell of your favorite essential oil. All you have to do is put 1-2 drops on and breathe in deep. Now, we are not licenced doctors or specialists in this field, but from personal experience, we absolutely love them. They help us relax... which is exactly why we think they go so perfectly with our brand. Since Jewels For Hope was founded by a caregiver (my mother), and caregivers really need some time to relax... our aromatherapy jewelry is meant to be. 




What else do you think of when you want to relax? Wine. Wine and aromatherapy bracelets.... that's pretty much our lives.



One single black lava stone on a beaded bracelet, to an entire bracelet full of them... you can use your essential oils on either.




Have you ever tried essential oils? We would love to hear your thoughts on them!