Wanna know what our favorite fall fashion trend is? Layering of course! Layering is the perfect solution to the slight chill in the air, lending itself to the changing climate over the course of the day. When there is a slight nip in the morning, a scarf and blazer take care of the cold, while they can easily be peeled off mid-day when the sun decides it doesn't want to let summer go quite yet.
Wrap necklaces are the perfect type of jewelry to rock with a layered outfit. You can add them with other necklaces, or let them stand out on their own. (They can handle it.)
Check out an easy (and affordable!) layered outfit below. Click on the links below the image to shop each article of clothing.
Comic conventions are best for a lot of reasons, dressing up in cosplay not small among them.
Not one to shy from a head-to-toe cosplay Virginia Fojtik attended this year's Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington decked out head-to-toe as the Evil Queen from the hit television series, Once Upon A Time.
To complete her outfit, Virginia had me design and create an original necklace inspired by her costume.
I used a lacy red applique and adorned it with black and red glass seed beads, sparkling rhinestones, and designed an original red apple glass cabochon to rest at its center.
The results? Let me just say this...
Snow White's got nothin' on THIS!
Interested in your own custom jewelry? Whether it's to go with your cosplay ensemble, wedding dress, or casual apparel, I'd love the chance to work with you! You can send me an e-mail with your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form on my contact page.
And it couldn't have come at a better time either.
I don't know about you: but my upcoming weekends from now until mid-summer are chock-FULL of semi and full-formal occasions. We're talking weddings, graduations, retirement celebrations, anniversary extravaganzas, and so on.
At most of these events I know I can trust my little black dress to carry me through, but I'll be wanting some accessories that stand out a bit more than a simple chain necklace (*yawn* talk about BOR-ing!)
The necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings in this new artisan jewelry collection are meant to be pair perfectly with the suits around you, while still standing out in their originality enough to have you confidently setting yourself apart. Each piece is mainly black (of course), with speckles of twinkles crystals and frosted glass droplets for a whisper of elegance that is sure to be remembered.
I hope you love the pieces in this new jewelry collection. They've been a long time coming, and I'm so excited to share them with you.
Every year I try to prepare for the onslaught of anti-valentine jokes to hit my Facebook feed and lips of my single friends. “I don’t care about being single on Valentine’s Day,” they say, “It’s a stupid holiday anyway.”
But of course, they’re saying these things because they totally do care, their bitterness spewing from their jealousy of all the happy couples around them.
I’m not here to judge.
Being single on the most romantic holiday of the year sucks.
However, always striving to be that annoying glass-half-full kind of person that I am, I feel like there’s no reason you can’t use the holiday as an excuse to do something extra special… FOR YOURSELF.
Head out on a long, romantic walk to collect your thoughts and contemplate your reality, take a luxurious bubble bath, get out the paints you’ve long since stored up in your attic and create a work of art (just for you), and cook yourself something extra special for dinner (or get takeout, and grant yourself a break for the oven for a night).
If you have single friends, may a night of it! Typically there are lots of clubs hosting “single mingles” on Valentine’s Day. Giving you the perfect opportunity to head out and meet some new peeps.
Or, you can just head over to Facebook and read all of the nasty anti-Valentine and I-hate-being single posts until you feel like the worst version of yourself. (Not the best idea.)
Personally, I’d never pass up a reason to pour on a little extra, much-needed self-love!
Megan's Beaded Designs will be hosting a special Holiday Sample Sale on Facebook on Friday, the 12th. You can join me all day for drool-worthy deals, surprise giveaways, free gifts, flash sales, and more.
Invite a friend and both of you will receive a free surprise gift with your orders!
Items will be posted throughout the day, starting at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Items go fast, so be sure to "join" the event so you can get notifications in your Facebook feed!
(In other words, the first to nab 'em will get 'em.)
Throughout the deals I'll be posting free giveaway items, where to first to call "DIBS" will get them included in their order, at no extra charge. So be sure to join the event so you can score these awesome items!
If you're like me, you're still having a hard time letting go of September, let alone ready to prepare for the holidays. But the time for gift shopping is now, as the big days are only a handful of weekends away. To help make your picking and choosing a little bit easier, below is a jewelry gift guide for your reference on what to pick up from Megan's Beaded Designs that will fulfill some of the blank spots on your list.
Gift for yourself:
You didn't think you would have to
leave your own person off the list
did you? Particularly with everything
you've done to make the nice list
this year. Methinks you deserve a
treat. A simple, yet original piece
of beaded jewelry is just the thing.
A necklace like the chevron banner
piece shown here will pair easily with
office, errand, or evening attire.
Go ahead: exclaim, "Aww, you shouldn't
have!" to your reflection as you slip
this number around your neck to admire
Gift for him:
Permit your man to show off his more
rugged and stylish side with one of
the leather bracelets from Megan's
Beaded Designs. The high quality hand-
beaded designs are stitched to weather-
treated leather for lasting durability
and environment capability. Perfect
he is the indoor or outdoor type.
Gift for her
Give your top female friends and family
something unique and handmade and they'll
cherish and be delighted so much more
than if you picked them something up
from any 'ol regular department store
-even at twice the price. And for good
reason. Giving someone something that is
original and specially handcrafted says
to them: YOU are original and the sort
of one-of-a-kind person who deserves a
one-of-a-kind sort of gift. This intricate Southwest bracelet, for example, isn't the
sort of thing other people will be buying
them, and it isn't something they are as
as likely to find out their own. Whoever is
lucky enough to receive it will mention your
name every time someone compliments her on it,
as her face beams with gratitude as it did
the moment she folded up the tissue it came
Gift for friend (unisex):
Impress your favorite dude or gal friend with
this amazing, brightly colored dragon bracelet.
He or she will love the original design, easy,
adjustable wear, and carefully hand-crafted
beadwork. This bracelet is a perfect excise to
brag. About both one's fashion sensibilities, as
well as one's awesome friends.
Gift for the BFF:
More than just any friend, this is for the
girl you can tell anything. This fun hair
clip will remind the both of you of delightful
time swapping the juiciest of gossip and even
more exciting, shared experiences.
Gift for co-worker
Simple earrings make the perfect gift for
work exchange parties, or for simply showing
your boss of fellow co-workers that you like
sharing the same office space as them. They
may seem a small gift, but you'll know the real
appreciation when you see the receivers showing
after the holidays with their newest pieces
dangling from their earlobes.
The easy-to-wear, adorable adjustable rings
from Megan's Beaded Designs make the perfect
stocking stuffer or door prize gifts. Obviously,
because they are adjustable you don't have to
worry about getting the receiver's finger size
correct, and the delightful styles are fun for any
age to wear.
The beaded jewelry and accessory selection at Megan's Beaded Designs goes beyond just something pretty to complete your outfit (although our pieces work great for that, too.) Each beaded necklace, designer bracelet, comic book hair clip, or custom-sized ring is designed to make you stand out from the crowd. Our eye-catching offerings are sure to be noticed, and complimented on when you adorn yourself with your new, artful jewelry and accessory choices. Sometimes, all it takes is a new pair of beaded boho style earrings, or an intricate peacock accessory cobalt barrette to take your sense of style to a whole new level.
Fellow beaders may browse our vast seletion of hundreds of original beading patterns, or explore our wide selection of glass eye cabochons, and those interested in learning more about our beaded jewelry products explore fashion tips can browse our blog. Never hesitate to contact us if you are interested in a custom commissioned piece, or have any other questions. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter, and you'll be among the first to hear about new jewelry products and get the exclusive deals that we only share in e-mail. Thank you for stopping by and browsing our beaded jewelry for sale. You are much appreciated. Happy shopping!