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Jalen Necklace May 23, 2008

I had been thinking about making a necklace for a while now. I mean, I have tons of earrings already and I rarely wear bracelets so why not make necklaces? Here’s my attempt at a necklace. It actually took me a while to come up with the right balance, colors, length and overall design. (This is usually the most time consuming part). Through trial and error, I finally came up with something I loved.

…And its for Helen, my sister.

I meant to make her earrings a LONG time ago, but just became so overwhelmed because I wanted it perfect. So overwhelmed that I delayed it. Finally, I asked her what kind of earring she wanted and its been a while that she requested necklaces instead, so here it is:


The Jalen Necklace

This is the perfect necklace for your everyday wear — its delicate, feminine, simple, yet intricate. This asymetrical necklace is a one of a kind (OOAK) designed by me, made with the finest semi precious stones and swarovski crystals. It compliments any style — accentuates earth tones, and adds color to your darker outfits. For everyday, I would recommend this necklace with simple attire, or earth tones. To switch it up for evening wear, this  necklace works well with darker colors to give it that extra contrast/glow. Theres so much sparkle in this necklace that its guaranteed to turn heads 🙂

This pretty necklace features a semi-precious stone as the focal bead. Loaded with sparkle, Two 8mm bicone, three 4mm Swarovski Crystals, one pink 10mm teardrop Swarovski Crystals surround the stone, with an additional brass bird charm (Jalen – “bird of Light”) ready to take flight. The chain was gently linked with Korean Jade beads, alternating with 8mm Swarovski crystal at every fourth bead. Everthing comes together at the toggle clasp. The necklace hangs approx 12.5 inches long.
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Aria Necklace May 18, 2008

And here is …………………


The Aria Necklace

This is the perfect necklace for your everyday wear — its delicate, feminine, and simple. This asymetrical and versatile necklace is a Dainty Details original one of a kind designed and handcrafted by me; made with the semi precious peridot stones, glass beads and swarovski crystals.

The Aria necklace features a white glass leaf bead as the focal bead. Peridot stones and alternating 8mm round Swarovski Crystals, bring the necklace full circle, fastened together asymetrically with a toggle clasp. The necklace hangs approx 14.5 inches long.






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The Perfect Bride May 14, 2008

So once again my co-worker Alanna has asked me to make more jewelry! (hehe….she must’ve loved the Haircomb 🙂 ). This time, she wanted simple 1920’s inspired jewelry to go with her wedding theme. When she asked, how could I have turned her down? She’s everything a bride-to-be, should be –calm, happy and simple.  She was the perfect bride to make jewelry for.

Her wedding is this weekend and yet she was so laid back…. She took the day off  from work and went shopping–and it wasnt even for the wedding!







Praying for Sun April 18, 2008

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Mike and I are heading down to LA tonight. Can’t wait to be home…can’t wait for some good grub…can’t wait to see family…cant wait to see friends…and praying for some SUN.

I was hoping to go to the beach, but it looks like its going to be a cold weekend 😦

On a happy note, I’m wearing my new crocheted ice cream necklace. Sooo cute! I’m totally lovin it. Its handmade from this girl named Emi in Santa Monica. I choose the colors and I’m glad the mint chips came out nicely!

Hand Crocheted Ice Cream Necklace