Showing posts with label jewellery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jewellery. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Making our own Jewellery

making jewellery bead
Jewellery School: Let's Start Beading by Carolyn Schulz is a perfect book for everyone who wants to start making jewellery. It includes all the information we need to start making beaded jewellery. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jord Women's Wrist Watch

Cora Koa and Rose Gold Jord wrist watch
A watch is an essential part of my regular outfit, and I always wear one. I have been wearing this beautiful Cora Koa and Rose Gold Jord wrist watch with a variety of different outfits and during different occasions.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Win Your Own World Vision Gift that Gives Back

I think it is important we share with our loved ones how we can help other families and communities become healthier and stronger by supporting them. We can easily to do this by purchasing gifts from World Vision that multiply 12 times in impact. Gifts like a goat + 2 chicken, chicken and eggs, teach a family to fish, honeybees, seeds to plant, fruit tree, give a ger, solar lantern, clothes, shoes, tools and training can help these communities. We can also help communities close to home by providing nutritious food, school supplies, and clothing for children in USA. With every gift we purchase World Vision will include a free personalized card that we can give our loved ones, which will help them know that they made an impact and helped another person.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Win Your Own Unique Mialisia Jewelry For Any Occasion

Mialisia is a jewelry line by Annelise and Sean Brown that was launched in June of 2013 and came to be available on Canada since April 2014. The jewelry is truly revolutionary and has an excellent quality that abides by their strict quality control measures. Their VersaStyle jewelry concept changes the way women think about, wear and shop for jewelry. The purpose of their jewelry is for us to be able to wear them in more than one fashion.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Give the Gift of Hope by Sharing BeadforLife

Recently, I got to know about a wonderful program called BeadforLife that has grown over the years through women connecting around the world. When we share this story of BeadforLife, or a piece of their unique jewelry or Shea product, it opens a new world of possibilities for women in Uganda who are trying to lift their families out of extreme poverty. The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on $1.25 or less a day. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Beaded Jewelry: Creating our own style

Maya Brenner introduces us to simple, bold and modern jewelry making through her book Beaded Jewelry.  Her designs are worn by celebrities and are featured on many magazines and media.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Unique Nashelle Handmade Jewelry

Nashelle has a wide selection of jewelry to suit our taste.  I found the designs of the earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets to be very original and unique.  The simplicity of some designs are inspired by nature and some jewelry have a combination of metal and stone.  I felt a sense of peacefulness and appreciation in all the Nashelle designs, so I had a hard time to choose one that I liked :)
After going through their wide selection, I chose this beautiful stack 'pure' bracelet that goes well with any outfit and can be worn for any occasion.  It looks like there are lots of bangles, but it is a one-piece bracelet that doesn't make noise.  I like the look of wearing 7 bangles without the jingle :) so I found this bracelets very pleasing to wear.  I like how easy it is to put and remove the bracelet.  This sturdy bracelet is available in brass, gold fill and sterling silver.  
I am glad Heather Straw, the founder of Nashelle, uses recycled 14k gold fill, sterling silver material and natural gemstones to make the jewelry.  Each piece of Nashelle jewelry is carefully handmade and not mass-produced so they take a lot of care and love when making these.
Nashelle also allows us to create custom keepsake necklace and bracelet to our liking. They also have Nash for him, which would make lovely gifts for any occasion.  I found their site easy to navigate by clicking on shopping by category and collections.  These classic, modern, chic, bold, beautiful, clean and detailed designs make it a wonderful gift to give any lady, young or old.  
A few gift giving ideas under $40 from Nashelle
I heart Nashelle's values of ‘paying it forward’, as they are dedicated to extend a helping hand to those in need, in their own community and beyond.  Their intention is with every piece of jewelry they sell, they give back to those in need through food, cloths, medical expenses and by supporting local schools.  They currently support disaster relief, KIDS Center, Family Access Network, Cancer Awareness and Feeding America.  We can purchase Nashelle online or in any of the 400+ high-end boutiques worldwide, and be part of helping those in need. 
Keep in touch with nashelle through their Facebooktwitter and pinterest as they post new designs, promotions and information.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dazzling Diamonius Ring

I am glad to bring this Diamonius review so I can introduce you to these beautiful simulated diamond rings.  I like the real and expensive look of these man-made diamond rings. 
When I wear the ring it feels luxurious.  These Diamonius rings are more ethical and environmentally friendly.  I like the variety of designs that are elegant and timeless.  

The 5 C's that motivates us to buy Diamonius
  • Conflict free because there are no ecological devastation or economic and humanitarian effects.  Diamonius donates 2.5% of their sales to communities in Africa where diamonds have devastated the land and people.  
  • Colourless rated D on the diamond colour-grading chart.
  • Clarity on the stones is flawless.  These stones are lab created and will not fade, discolour or cloud.  It is visually indistinguishable from mined diamonds except by special gemologist equipment.
  • These diamonds are measured by Carat.
  • Different Cuts of shapes and designs such as round, emerald, princess, oval, radiant, marquise, cushion, pear and heart.
These diamonds are easy to clean using soapy water or a jewelry cleaner.  I think when we are travelling it is safer to wear these Diamonius rings than real diamonds.  Purchasing these rings will meet our budget more easily than the real deal, without compromising the luxury and elegance.  These rings would make a wonderful gift to a special lady.    
We can purchase these rings online from US, Canada and UK and it will be shipped free to US and Canada.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dazzling duct tape bracelets

I made these cute bracelets following the step-by-step instructions from the Dazzling Duct Tape Designs book by Tamara Boykins.  This book has lots of ideas with colourful pictures for us to make cool things using duct tape and other easy to find material.  I was surprised to see the duct tape sandals, which we can wear.  The other ideas in the book include handbags, wallets, wall art, fashionable accessories, party banners and many more.
To make these simple fun bracelets we used...
Duck Tape brand printed duct tape
scissors
clipboard or paper clip optional to hold when braiding
First fold the duct tape to make a single folded duct tape strip.  For adults use a 14" long piece for each strip and for children use 12" long piece.  To make the braid we need 3 single folded strips.
If you have someone to hold then you don't need the clipboard or paper clip.  Secure the three pieces using the clipboard then tightly braid and secure the ends using a small piece of duct tape.  Measure around the hand and bring the sides together and tape it to secure the ends, make sure it is easy to remove and put.
Enjoy wearing the bracelets!
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Using colourful patterned Duck Tape to pack gifts


Using colourful duct tape in creative ways is the newest craft trend.  Since "ductivities" are becoming popular there are a lot of coloured and patterned duct tapes available in craft stores, home hardware stores and online.  
I have been using grey duct tape to make crafts such as this rattle and to fix things around the home.  When I saw the beautiful varieties of duct tape Duck Brand has I felt very excited as it helps us become more creative.  
Duct tape crafts are durable, no mess and wonderful to do on our own or as a group.  Although, there are so many things we can do with these creative Duck Tapes the project doesn't have to be complicated.  For starters we can use it to do small creative things such as using it to decorate holiday gift bags.  For this "eco-friendly activity" :) you will need...

Paper shopping bags
colourful Duck Tape
scissors
permanent marker

I reused paper shopping bags that I had.  
Use colourful Duck Tape and paste it over the area you want to cover.  Then personalize each bag by writing a message with a permanent marker over the tape. 
Using a roll of decorative duct tape is only limited by our imagination and these types of colourful duct tape help us get started and become creative.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Redesigned Old Navy store at the Toronto Eaton Centre

Women's section
We were invited to check out the newly remodeled Old Navy Store at the Toronto Eaton Centre.  The store was brightly redesigned.  The layout made it easy for us to look and shop for things we want and need :)  
Men's section
I liked how the store was spaciously and neatly divided into women, girls, boys, men and baby wear.  There also had an expanded maternity assortment section.  
Maternity and toddler baby section
I was really attracted to the fashionable collection of costume jewelry at the Old Navy store.
Fashion jewelry
I think this redesign is productive because we can find things easily and shop without waiting to ask for assistance.  Having the products easy to browse is helpful when shopping with young children and especially when we are limited with time.  
Shoes for all different seasons

The fitting rooms and the cashiers are in the center of the store, which is convenient and a good meeting place when shopping with friends and family members :)  Old Navy has "pop in" rooms, which is a thoughtful part of the design as we can quickly try the clothes on our children before buying it and don't have to wait for a fitting room to become available. 
Children's section
They also have an interactive play space for the little ones.  At the event my children spent time in this area colouring, which kept them happy and busy. 
My children were making sure to colour inside the lines for a contest
The new signage in the store is clear and lets us know when there are promotions, values and other things happening at the store.  Old Navy has everything from clothes to accessories for the entire family, which makes it easy for us to shop throughout the year.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Moroccan bangles and jewellery tips

One of my favourite pieces of jewelry are bangles and bracelets. I like the variety of unique jewelry designs at Housewives Jewelry. This beautiful Moroccan bangle set has a fun mix of 8 bangles made with enamel, brass, wood, glass and faux ivory bracelets.  I like the idea of wearing either all the bangles together, a few at a time or one at time.  These bangles are comfortable and strong, as it didn't bend when I wore them.  I also received lovely compliments about its beautiful design.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Gift ideas for Mom

Looking for some gift ideas for your mom, then check out this list.

These Goody Double Wear elastics are available at Walmart, Loblaws and many other retailers.  The bands come 3 in a pack for $4.99.  It is comfortable to wear as a fashion band or bracelet.
All the mothers and young girls will appreciate this.  I like this idea for myself to wear on my hair and also to have it around the wrist as a fashion bracelet.  It will come in handy when I need to tie my back.  It doesn't tug the hair when we remove.  
No one will think we are wearing a hair band on our wrist because it looks like costume jewelry.  It comes in gold and silver finish.
This Enamel link necklace from lia sophia is a 16-19" necklace with a removable extender.
If you are looking for something costly to impress, then checkout the selection of jewellery, watches and gifts at Classic creations.  This two-tone diamond butterfly slider pendant looks wonderful.

If you are looking for something to do on Sunday May 13th, then join Sporting Life's 10K run.  This iconic road race in Toronto supports Camp Oochigeas.

If you are looking for something to make yourself for mom, then stay tuned for my next post :)

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Sonsi clothing and accessories

We all like making fashion statements in some way or another and size shouldn't be a barrier. Sonsi is an online shopping and social destination that has clothing for plus size women. It is an award winning easy, fast, personalized shopping experience that sells all types of clothing. Women can determine their shape without measurements and customize it online. Sonsi has a variety of style and over 300 brands.

Follow Sonsi on Facebook and twitter to find fashionable clothing for all seasons. Their products are shipped International so start shopping from anywhere in the world :)
If you want to win a similar package of Sonsi products (accessories, clothing and jewelry), leave a comment on this post.
Updated: The giveaway winner is comment #6

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