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Back-to-School Outfit: Prepped n' Ready

  • Aug 5 2015

Back-to-School Outfit: Prepped n' Ready

Prepped for Class

Feel prepped and ready for campus life this with fun, pastel colored back-to-school outfit. Feel comfortable in sneakers and a breezy t-shirt and ready to learn with a new set of spiral notebooks and portable stapler. (Seriously, is there anything better than new office supplies? I confess, they are some of my favorite things to collect.) Finally, stand out and express yourself with a pair of lightweight post earrings that add a bright splash of color, and control your locks with a contemporary, and easy-to-wear barrette.

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Teal Post Earrings
Teal Post Earrings

Light Pink Barrette

Back-to-School Outfit: Rosy Professional

  • Aug 4 2015

Back-to-School Outfit: Rosy Professional

Rosy Professional

Ready to hit the office or classroom in style? This fab working outfit in black and rose has all the details and delicate touches to boost your confidence and have you entering the season with the breeze. The seashell earrings let onlookers know that you enjoyed your summer, and the gold-tipped black boots announce to the world that you mean business. In any case, this is an outfit that leave you feeling feminine--and like a boss at the same time.

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Sea Shell Earrings
Sea Shell Earrings

Slim Sand Bracelet

Anklet from Megan's Beaded Designs - Featured in Coco Butter Blog's Summer Jewellery Must Haves

  • Aug 4 2015

Anklet from Megan's Beaded Designs - Featured in Coco Butter Blog's Summer Jewelry Must Haves

Summer Anklet Jewellery

This light blue anklet recently made it's way across the pond to join Samantha Partridge of Coco Butter Blog during her recent summer holiday excursion. Here's what she had to say about the piece:

"I adore this blue beaded anklet from Megan’s Beaded Designs* as it’s a really simple touch to accessorise any summer outfit. I wore mine constantly during my trip to Ibiza and it definitely felt at home on the White Isle. The colour also seemed to go perfectly well with my purple glitter Shellac pedicure."

You can read the entire summer jewellery compilation post over at Coco Butter Blog, here.

Click here to shop all anklets from Megan's Beaded Designs, including the light blue one Samantha wore during her summer holiday, while supplies last.

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Back-to-School Outfit: Feeling Bookish

  • Jul 31 2015

Back to School Outfit: Feeling Bookish

Feeling Bookish

Feeling a little bookish? This is a fun and simply, mid-century inspired back-to-school outfit perfect for the start of the school year. It's still decorated with summer's bright colors, but the sharp collage and visible socks shout "academic." This would be an adorable outfit for a teacher to wear her first day back in the classroom, or for a college student to wear to feel really ready, inside and out, for her best and most studious year yet.

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Green Post Earrings
Green Post Earrings

Back-to-School Outfit: Stepping in Preppy

  • Jul 30 2015

Back-to-School Outfit: Stepping in Preppy

Stepping in Preppy

I'm not normally a fan of preppy, but I am a fan of red, and felt like this outfit was something that even a "non-prep" could TOTALLY pull off. Because, really, we all enjoy stepping out and playing someone different for a day, even if it's out of sheer irony.

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Red and White Post Earrings

Red and White Pin Up Hair Clip

Earrings 101: List of Earring Styles

  • Jul 29 2015

List of Earring Styles

So many earrings, it's a good thing a girl can never have too many pairs!

Stud / Post Earrings

Post earrings are the easy to wear, everyday style solution. A bright set of yellow flower earrings can quickly add a pop of color to your outfit, or a smaller set of rose studs works brilliantly in your secondary holes.

Drop Earrings

The dangle of a pair of drop earrings elegantly frames your face and works with your hair up or down. The variety of earring styles is wide, ranging from earrings that you could wear to the beach, to statement earrings designed for elegant evenings.

Fringe Earrings

Fringe earrings are all about embracing your more playful, free-spirited side. The individual fringes dance and move right along with you, embracing the festival spirit of the moment.

Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings can either be dainty and elegant, big and 80s-era-rock inspired, or bohemian gipsy drawn. They are a fun and fashionable way to channel your inner-pirate style, whist still remaining collected enough for another day in the classroom or office.

Clip On Earrings

Not all of us want to get our ears pierced, or even can get our ears pierced. That's why most of the non-post earrings for sale at Megan's Beaded Designs offer you the option of hooks or clip ons. We are happy to accommodate for your needs!

Charm Earrings

Simple and fun, charm earrings are easy and trendy to wear with your everyday ensembles. You can rock a pair to show off your desire to go to Paris, what you do for a living, or your favorite animal. The possibilities are endless! Charm earrings also make for easy gifts, door prizes, and little surprises. No earring collection can have enough of them, really.

Chandelier Earrings

You wear chandelier earrings when you REALLY want to be noticed. They tend to be larger earrings, with lots of sparkles and droplets. They are perfect for elegant evenings, cocktail parties, and romantic gifts. (Dudes, take notice!)

With so many earrings to choose from, how could anyone just stop at ONE pair?

Shop all artisan earrings here and all trendy earrings here.

Hit the Beach Checklist

  • Jul 17 2015

Headed to the beach for some fun in the sun and water? It always sucks when you forget something important. (Like forgetting the sunscreen and ending up a lobster by the end of the day. Yikes!) Feel more prepared by double-checking this checking to make sure you have all of your essentials for a fun-filled, and relaxing day at the beachfront.

Beach Checklist

Hit the Beach Checklist:

- Healthy snacks & indulging treats
- Plenty of water
- Ice to keep the food & drinks cool
- Towels!
- Bathing suit
- Suncreen
- Cover up
- Sun hat
- Shades
- Your favorite anklet
- Floaties
- Chair
- Umbrella
- A good book
- Flip-flops
- Hair ties
- Sweater and/or blankets for later in the evening
- Beach Bag

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Packing Your Jewelry for Summer Travels

  • Jul 14 2015

While some of you may be wistfully looking forward to the fall fashion trends just around the corner, there is still plenty of summer left for the season, and plenty of time within it to get some additional summer traveling in. Always someone who is up for an adventure, I never turn down the opportunity to hop on a place or get in the back seat of a car headed to somewhere different and new.

Like me, many of you have decided to take one last trip, getting your seasonal traveling experiences in while you still can.

Open skies and sun-light highways, here we come!

As with any traveling however, packing with a limited amount of space in your luggage can prove to be a challenge. It can mean not only limiting the number of shoes you are able to stuff into your too-small carry-on, but also picking out jewelry pieces that won’t become a tangled, impossible-to-wear mess by the time your and yours goods reach your destination.

For travel-ready jewelry, you'll want to choose pieces that don’t have as much wire exposed, and/or have minimal chain elements.

To make your accessorizing easier, pack along simple pieces that can easily go with most of what you are planning on wearing. Picking a neutral colored necklace, for example, can span across your evening dress to something to drape over a relaxed white t-shirt.

modern black necklace

Other easy-to-pack pieces include beaded adjustable bracelets that don't have clasps that will get tangled or caught on anything, and beaded rings that are much more lightweight than their metal-made counter-parts.

Finally, stick your small pieces into Ziploc bags before packing them into your luggage or carry-ons. You wouldn’t want them to be hard to find when you’re in a hurry! It will also protect them from getting snagged into your clothing or the lining of your luggage.

Have a safe and fun rest of your summer!

Embracing Summer Boho Style

  • Jul 8 2015

Not always the earliest of adopters when it comes to new fashion trends, I was hesitant to embrace the "Boho" phenomenon that was happening around me. Sure, I loved the big floppy hats, and, of course, the beaded jewelry, but I wasn't as sure about the leather fringe or the high-waisted pants. But then, as most fashion trends do, it began to grow on me.


Boho fashion isn't so hard to fall in love with when you think of the intentions behind it. Embracing who you are and allowing yourself to flow freely as your own person. It keeps in touch with nature and embraces the human form with a full flattering of its original state. I don't have to feel bad about not having time to do anything to my hair in the morning. With Boho fashion I don't have to wear a super-padded bra just to get clothes to fit me right. The easy accessories and loose-fitting garments welcome me, just as I am, no judgements.

So maybe it's just another passing fad, soon to be replaced by something else before we even knew what hit us. But for now, I'm going to enjoy every bit of it.

The wooden anklet featured in this blog post's collage is available here. Or you can shop all anklets here.

New Anklets for Beach-Bound Days

  • Jul 2 2015

The dog days of summer are upon us. No time like the present to abandon our daily lives and head for the beach!

Of course, no beach-bound ensemble would be complete without an ankle bracelet or two to pull everything together. That's where the new double-layered anklets from Megan's Beaded Designs come in.

Feel like a boho-bejeweled princess with one of these lovely pieces wrapped around your ankle. There are several colors to choose from, and all are handcrafted with quality materials and original design.

Purple Crystals Anklet - $12

Earthy Green Anklet - $12

Dazzling Deep Blue Anklet - $12

Creamy Blue and Brown Anklet - $12

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