Maybe you don’t need to make an extreme fashion statement, nonetheless, these trends might inspire you with a new look for the new year!
Here are 5 great tips so you can get it right every time
Each piece of jewelry must add some contrast or benefit to your outfit.
As the famous Coco Chanel said; “Before leaving the house, a lady needs to stop and look into the mirror, really look, and remove some of that jewelry.” It’s pretty good advice, and still works. Also, check to see if you need to add a piece of jewelry to your outfit before you leave; having too much jewelry, and not having enough, are common mistakes when trying to look cute. Just because its sentimental or nice or something doesn’t mean you should wear it with literally every single outfit.
Each piece must match your body frame and/or facial features.
The way to success in your outfit is to control where ‘the eye goes.’ When you dress well, the spotlight is on you, and the person (or people) that you’re talking to focus on what you’re saying, not those orange and cyan 1970’s earrings that you have on, or the shoulder pads under your shirt.
Each piece of must be special, on occasion, and especially outfit appropriate.
Today’s fashion and style rules are lenient, unlike those back in the day. Wearing baubles or shiny necklaces during the day is okay; with standard work and business meetings, it’s totally fine. However, wearing that during a closing trial argument probably isn’t the best because they will be drawn to the necklace, and not what you’re saying.
Each piece must be matching and flexible with what you’re wearing.
The point of classy accessories and jewelry is to make your outfit more interesting. A great jewelry buy is when it’s not only a beautiful piece, has a great price, but also matches your completion and your outfit. One of my pet peeves is about wearing strictly matching jewelry; seriously, 99% of the time a matching necklace and earrings adds absolutely nothing to the interest of your outfit. Not only is it outdated (to an extent) it’s not adding anything new or vibrant.
That’s it! There are many beautiful pieces of jewelry you can add to our outfit that adds the finish touches to your outfit. Take your pick, but always keep in mind these tips, as they will help you make your style look great, and will make you look professional! Good luck!
There are so many options for style, but it all depends on your work work environment
Check out some helpful tips on accessorizing your business attire below:
Women’s Style Tips : How to Accessorize a Women’s Suit
And the question remains, how does one organize all your beautiful clothes? Read our featured post on walk in closet and jewelry organization!
In general, there are three design possibilities for walk-in closets. There’s an L shaped walk-in closet, a U shaped walk-in closet, and a regular, straight walk-in closet. The L shape walk-in closet leaves more room for you to walk around, while the U shape walk-in closet has three separate walls. The U shape walk-in closet gives the maximum amount of space for storage. The regular, straight walk in closet allows different his/her sides, and is good for organization and or division. If you are lucky enough to live in one of the many waterfront properties RI natives know as “The Mansions”, you probably get to pick any size and shape for your closet!
When you own a lot of jewelry/accessories, and seasonal items that need to be stored for a whole year, having dedicated storage for all the stuff you need to pack away makes it a whole lot easier, and less stressful to find the stuff you need, when you need them. It’s always a good idea to add plenty of drawers to your closet design. A good looking organizational plan consists of good closet space, drawers, shelving, hanging space, and good cabinets. These keep the closet from becoming to cluttered.
Specifically when it comes to your precious jewelry, know that they can be easily stored in your walk-in closet where they will be put away, yet easy to reach. Whether you have jewelry that are only for special occasions, or special, antique collections that have been handed down through the family – there’s always a neat and organized way to store it. You can find various containers for your jewelry, cosmetics or accessories at a store such as The Container Store to suit all your needs.
It is important to choose the correct style of walk-in closet for your house. You want the style to match your house, and the colors of your walls. Pick a style, and stick with it. It is important to use a style that really looks cohesive with your clothes. White is the best color, hands down, for a walk-in closet. The color white is very high in contrast, and is bright in what is usually a dark room. If you have a lot of extra space, consider putting in a dressing island! If you’re going to get one, be sure to get one that includes many shelves or drawers. You can stick other accessories in there as well, such as bracelets, make-up, jewelry and jewels. The more space you have, the better!
As your jewelry begins to pile up, you will be struggling to keep them clean. This is because when they are stored together in a drawer or jewel box, they will rub the sparkle off each other. Jewelry stores always stock jewelry that you cannot resist. In keeping up with organizing your jewelry in a way that they will maintain their sparkle, you will need to be creative. Organizing your jewelry with not only keep them clean and bright, but will also increase room on your dressing table and improve your interior décor. Here are 10 creative ways of organizing your jewelry.
1. Wild/domestic animal hangers
These are hangers on which you can use to hang your necklaces and bracelets. They are amazingly beautiful against an accent wall. The animal hangers are also easy to make using small animal toys that are affordable. You will need to cut the animal toys into halves. After making the places that they will place in a wooded plank, you can paint the plank in your favorite color. Stick the plastic toys on the wooden plank using glue. You can then hang the plank on the accent wall and voila! Your jewelry is organized.
2. Using a creative chalk-board cubby
This is simply made by attaching empty tape rolls to a larger cork board creating some cute small cubbies where you can store your jewelry. You may not find this in jewelry stores, but it is surely a creative way of organizing your jewelry. You can color the empty tape rolls and the corkboard as you desire.
3. Hinged wooden planks
If you have two planks of wood, you can paint, spray and attach hinge to them. You can then go ahead and fix some hooks and you will have a simple, but wonderful jewelry hanger. This is usually used to hang necklaces and bracelets.
4. Painted Burlap hangers
Framed and painted pieces of burlaps can make very good jewelry hangers. They can be multipurpose as they are used as art pieces and jewelry hangers at the same time. This can be bought or created at home. The sizes of the painted burlap will vary according to the number of jewelry that you want it to hold. It also comes in different shapes and designs.
5. Leather and twig
Using a rustic twig and a piece of leather is creative and inexpensive. When you have bought many jewelry pieces from the jewelry store, it is difficult to buy addition storage for them. Space is also limited. All you need to make this hanger is an old leather strap, a stick, an S hook and hot glue gun.
6. Using scrap book paper and photos
Use scrap book paper to cover a piece of wood. Add your favorite photos and use it to make a beautiful hanger for your jewelry. The memories of your loved one will be there whenever you reach out to take that bracelet.
7. Using a lace hanger
You can dye a piece of lace with any color of your choice and hang it using a hooker on the wall. The wonderful hanger will be used as a hanger mostly for your earrings. All the items that have been used are at home.
8. Ram Dish
Using small plastic animals attached to plates or saucers. You can color the plastic animals with your won theme colors. All you need is a dish, the plastic animals and some glue to tick the two together. This is mostly used to hold rings and some bracelets.
9. Stacked plates
This is done by stacking plates together using a brass candle stick. This is used for jewelry that can be put together on the plate. These are good for jewelry such as earrings and wedding rings or bands.
10. Grater hanger
This is quite simple to create. You can spray paint a grater and use it as a jewelry hanger. This is mostly used for hanging short pieces of jewelry like earrings. The good thing with this hanger is that it is hand held and portable. You can also choose your earrings with ease.
Most of the ways of organizing jewelry are in a DIY technique. Jewelry stores play a very important role on advising customers how to organize them. There is some jewelry that lose their sparkle when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, the locations of some of the hangers have to be in a place where they are not in direct exposure to the sunlight. Driftwood makes a great display rack, like you might find from jewelry stores in RI or another coastal area, and helps match the decor of your locale.
When you’re ready to buy more jewelry, you’ll find plenty on the web that are unique and hand crafted– and supports crafters here in our country. Not only that, but you may also be ready to purchase hand crafted jewelry boxes – there are plenty on sites such as Etsy, or ebay.
Check out this video for more tips on storing your jewelry!
Ever wondered how to make beautiful sea glass earrings? Ornate and delicate, these little works of art will take patience and skill. Learn a few tips from these resources below.
Find these helps online!
- Martha Stewart Sea Glass Earrings
- Drilled Sea-Glass Necklace
- Sea Glass Jewelry
- Drilling Beach Glass
If you’ve ever thought about going into the jewelry making business, you’ve assuredly asked yourself many of the same questions as those who have both succeeded in selling jewelry, as well as those who may have opted to discontinue due to the common doubts that plague every new business owner. Below are resources to give you a boost in the right direction; answering some of the most daunting issues and confirming the correct intuitions you may already have! Good luck in your new venture! Before you get too far, though, be sure to look at our article on trends for 2016
Some topics for you to consider researching:
- Can I Make a Living Selling Jewelry
- How to Make Money Selling Jewelry
- Selling Your Jewelry
- 12 Biggest Mistakes Jewelry Designers Make
- Starting a Jewelry Business?
- How to Start a Jewelry Business
Jewelry has been part of adornment for as long as you can remember. Jewelry stores no doubt have been around for centuries. Whether it is for special events or part of daily clad, jewelry enhances that general appeal of a person. Most of the jewelry are shiny, bright and expensive and will require a lot of care to maintain the sparkle for as long as it can. This will mean that you have to know the methods of cleaning the jewelry and how to store them. Most jewelry stores have how-to-guides on how to maintain jewelry. Here are some tips that will help you in maintaining the appearance of your jewelry:
- Soaking in cold water with ammonia solution
Mix in a cup or bowl half water and household ammonia. Soak the jewelry in the cup for about 30 minutes. Ensure that you do not do this overnight or for a long period of time. After soaking remove the jewelry gentle and clean the back and the front of the setting preferably with an eyebrow brush. Swish the jewelry in the solution again then drain it on a clean tissue. Be careful however not to use this method for soft gems or strung jewelry like pearls or ivory. Ensure that you read the instructions given by the jewelry store for cleaning and other important factors.
- Using the quick dip method
This is good for jewelry that is stocked in the jewelry stores. Most jewelry stores use this for commercial cleaning of their jewelry. The kind of cleaners that are used in this method may vary and hence the need for you read the instructions that are given keenly. Do not use any cleaner for any jewelry unless you seek clarification from the jewelry store.
- Detergent bath
You can mix some mild detergent with warm water in a bowl. Jewelry is immersed and gently brushed on the front and the back setting with some eyebrow brush. It is then rinsed under running warm water. You can place the jewelry in a tea strainer for safety. Gently part them dry with lintel cloth. Jewelry stores do not advice this for soft gems or on any jewelry that is strung.
- Using ultrasonic cleaners
These are small machines that you will get in the market or at the jewelrystores. The machine uses high frequency turbulence. This is used to clean jewelry soaking in a metal cup of detergent or water. It is important to read the instructions given at the jewelry store on specific jewelry on which this method id not advised. Some jewelry stores discourage the use of the ultrasonic machines for cleaning diamonds. Therefore before going into the expense of buying this machine, it is good to consult the jewelry store attendants.
For more on ultrasonic cleaning option, you can read this article and get some ideas.
- Using aluminum foil
This is a DIY way of cleaning your jewelry. Fill a small bowl lined with aluminum foil with hot water mixed with bleach free powdered laundry detergent. Immerse the jewelry into the solution and let it soak for about one minute. Rinse the jewelry well and air-dry it. Jewelry stores would advise this method mostly for silver ware jewelry. This method used the chemical properties of ion exchange and will enable you keep your silver jewelry sparkling for longer.
- Using baking soda
Used mostly for cleaning silver jewelry. Most silver ware bought from jewelry stores will built up tarnish with time if they are not taken care of. One of the ways of cleaning it is using baking soda. Make a thick paste using ¼ cup of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of water. Using a damp sponge gently rub on the jewelry. Rinse and buff dry. For gold jewelry, cover the jewelry with a thin film of baking soda and pour some vinegar over it then rinse it clean. This technique is not however used for pearls or gemstones. You can find help if you need it by asking a jeweler.
- Using beer – not dark ale though!
This method is used to get back the sparkle of solid gold that does not have any gemstones. Pour a bit of beer on solid gold and rings holding are using a piece of cloth if you can. Rub it gentle over the gold piece and then use another cloth to dry it. This is DIY (Do-It-Yourself) technique and most jewelry stores advise using it on specific jewels only.
- Soaking in denture tablets
Most of the diamonds bought in jewelry stores lose their sparkle over time. To regain the old sparkle, you can soak the diamond in a solution of denture tablet mixed with water for a few minutes. Remove the diamond from the solution and rinse it to reveal the old sparkle.
If you are a jeweler and have your own blog in addition to selling your jewelry online, make sure you make yourself visible to those searching. It is difficult these days to compete with the larger stores and companies. You will need a good website and marketing strategy. It’s helpful to use businesses such as Oxbow SEO (see their social media examples which are a good list to copy when you make your own) to help make your products, tips and resources available to as many people as possible!