Thursday

Hair Bling!

Color Block Hair Comb - You choose your colour

These beautiful Color Block Hair Combs ($20 each) by Balanced are magnificent bridesmaid's gifts! They're great little presents for thank you's and hostess' gifts too... and for really anything at all. They're carefully crafted by hand, come in six different colors, and are made from fine copper and Japanese glass beads. Super quality for a low price. I recommend ordering a bunch at a time to keep on hand for emergency gift-giving (and emergency hair issues!).

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

Fabric Catchall DIY



Needing somewhere to toss your favorite bling at the end of the day? This is the perfect solution. These little baskets take around 20 minutes to make, or a teensy bit longer if you're not such a great seamstress. You can make them with or without a sewing machine, too! Plus, you get to make them in whatever size you need with whatever fabrics you like (or have lying around). Try this quick and easy tutorial over at Homemade By Jill.

Love,
Bling!
PS - do you like deviating from an exact "bling of the day" to include bling-related tips? Do you have any jewelry questions you'd like me to answer? Anything else you'd like to see around here? Just let me know in the comments or drop me an email. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Tuesday

I Found The Golden Egg!

Gold-lined quail egg by Stephanie Simek

And what a beautiful egg it is! The Gold-Lined Quail Egg Necklace ($265) by Stephanie Simek at Oye Modern is extraordinary. Pricey, yes. But it's stunning, 24k gold leafed, made with the most spectacular materials and the highest quality craftsmanship... Honestly, this is an investment piece you'll get thirty years of wear out of.

Love,
Bling!

Saturday

Ring Week: The Final Installment!

Forest Ring

I'm head over heels for Silvia Calus Design's amazing resin rings with nature inside them. The Forest Ring ($40) is my favorite! There's also moss, flowers, and pine cone and you can get pendants and bracelets too! But definitely the rings are the best and at a great price.
Love,
Bling!

Friday

Ring Week: Being Presumptous and a Giveaway

Braided Wire Ring in Silver and Gold - industrial, classic, chic

I never feature my own pieces, but being that it's Ring Week and I've really fallen for my new Braided Wire Rings ($24), I thought I could give you all an update on what's going on with 604 Jewelry! See the Facebook page is growing bit by bit and I've decided to do a giveaway.

If I reach 30 fans by Independence Day (the 4th of July), I'll give one lucky fan a piece of jewelry for free! I haven't decided yet exactly how I'll pick the giveaway piece, but the winner will have some choice in the matter so they'll be sure to get a piece they like! If you'd like to be part of this giveaway, head on over to 604 Jewelry on Facebook and "like" the page. That's it!

Thanks for indulging me!
Love,
Bling!

Thursday

Ring Week: Delicate Reminder of the 80s

Rounded Pink Rhodochrosite Angle and Silver Ring

I like this ring because it's a little bit 80s, a little 90s, and a whole lot of 2011. Overall, it's just a great girly, handmade statement ring. The Rounded Pink Rhodochrosite Angle and Silver Ring ($204) by Platinat Joies has the most beautiful adjustable base I've seen in a long time too. So rest assured, it will fit you!

Rounded Pink Rhodochrosite Angle and Silver Ring

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

Ring Week: Colorful Stones

Custom Made Mixed Crystal Ring in Sterling Silver

I'm loving this fantastic make-your-own Custom Made Mixed Crystal Ring in Sterling Silver ($165) by Specimental. Together, you and artist Laura Treloar decide on the style and colors. Then the artist designs and builds your perfect ring. The pictures here are just some examples of the many amazing sorts of rings you can create with Laura! If you're looking for a ready-made ring, she's got those too. Just take a look in her shop.

Custom Made Mixed Crystal Ring in Sterling Silver

Custom Made Mixed Crystal Ring in Sterling Silver

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Ring Week: Edgy Rings

Sterlingsilver ring recycled

This week is all about rings! This Sterling Silver Recycled Ring ($75) by Ligia Rocha is absolutely amazing. But then again, so are all her rings! I also adore the Sterling Silver Resin Ring ($130) below.

Sterling Silver Resin Ring

Love,
Bling!

Friday

All Out Copper

copper, hammered earrings

I'm falling for these gorgeous tied up Copper Hammered Earrings ($22) by Arrabeska. The unique ear wire style is amazing on these handmade beauties!

Love,
Bling!

Thursday

And The Move is Over!

Green Leaf Earrings

Now that our move is finally over and I've caught up (mostly) on my day job and my personal clients, I can relax! Oh yeah, except for all those boxes in the corners of every room.... Well aside from my chaotic apartment, I've got these beautiful Green Leaf Earrings ($12) by Boutique Vintage 72 to show you! I love how simple they are in construction since they're such a striking green and so long. It's the perfect balance.

Love,
Bling!

Saturday

SALE Alert: Statement Necklaces



I'm loving one of the newest Ideeli sales, Statement Makers. You have to be a member, but don't sweat it if you're not already! Just sign up with my invitation here and get some fantastic designer pieces like the Adia Kibur Ribbon Strand Necklace (just $44) above or the L.A.M.B. 3 Layer Bead Necklace ($109) below. While you're there, check out the DNA 11 sale for your next big art purchase.



Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

A Slice of Simplicity

Icing - gold & silver

These incredibly delicate necklaces from Edor range in price from $12-$34, with most at $25 and under. To get these perfect pieces and not drop a pretty penny is so exciting! Best part: they're handmade! Potentially my favorite of them all, the Slice Small Bar ($24, below) is simple and chic alone, but also makes a spectacular layering piece.

Slice - small bar

Love,
Bling!

Tuesday

Luna Earrings

Encircled Silver Luna Moth Earrings

These Encircled Silver Luna Moth Earrings ($96) by Lisa Hopkins are so lovely. Weighty enough for casual wear, but delicate enough for a pretty dress, I think these earrings hit the spot. I love that the pendants on them are handmade, hand-drawn and hand-etched! Can you imagine the time and skill required to create these? It's astounding.

If you kind of like these, but you just aren't sold... we'll take a look at Lisa's shop. It's absolutely stunning!
Love,
Bling!

Monday

Fail Whale

FAIL WHALE

This Fail Whale Necklace ($20) by I Adorn U was inspired by the Twitter error message. But it immediately reminded me of a dear friend of mine from college. This wonderful girl always has a smile and kind words to say. One of her favorite phrases is "that's a party whale".

She uses the phrase whenever anything good happens and it truly inspires me to see the fun and the good in life even if I feel like being a Debbie Downer. And I guess that's why the Fail Whale is a perfect compromise between my friend and I. It's a reminder to stay happy in the midst of failure, but it's a little cheeky too!

How do your friends inspire you? Do little things remind you of them? I'd love to hear about it.

Love,
Bling!

Wednesday

Vintage Illusions

Unique Vintage Leaf invisible tatoo like necklace

I'm crushing on this pretty illusion necklace! The Unique Vintage Leaf Necklace ($15) by Anatego features beautiful metal leaves connected by a chain and a a thin piece of clear wire, making the piece appear to dangle around your neck and magically stay put. It's gorgeous!

Love,
Bling!