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Make Mother’s Day– Gifts for Mom

5 May

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so show mom some love with the perfect Sweet Bling selections. And one thing women can’t get enough of– jewelry. Here is our gift guide for every kind of mom.

Always Classic– Give mom something to wear with endless looks. Featured pieces: Link Collar Necklace ($28, also available in gold), Gold Chevron Earrings ($18), and Three Teardrop Earrings ($18, also available in gold).

 

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Casual Twist– These wraps are the perfect pieces for pairing with a casual denim look or for dressing up. Every woman needs a wrap bracelet, and these are a popular pick for mom. Featured pieces: Blue Crystal Chain Wrap ($80) and Matte Bronze Leather Crystal Wrap Bracelet ($32).

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Delicate & Dainty– Soft, simple, and unique additions to an outfit. Featured Pieces: Gray Bead Necklace with Beaded Tassels ($52) and Lavender Bella Earrings ($18).

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Statement Piece– For mom to add a bold statement, Sweet Bling carries a wide range of colors and styles. Featured pieces: Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace ($89), Ivory Laurel Statement Necklace ($26, also available in yellow), and Stones and Chain on Gunmetal Cuff ($55).

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For more classic and unique selections for mom, check out Sweet Bling here.

By Rae Backens

The 5 Best Spring Wrap Bracelets

28 Apr

The booming trend of wrap bracelets provides an ideal mix of casual and sleek. Strive for simplicity, glam, or edge. With various materials and options available, there is a wrap bracelet for every personal style. This trend is a Sweet Bling favorite, along with being spotted on celebrities, bloggers, and fashion icons. Check out the 5 best spring wrap bracelets:

1. The Bronze Leather Wrap with Crystals. Handcrafted by Nakamol, this wrap features rose, charcoal, and white crystals on bronze leather in a unique texture. Wraps 4-5 times.Screen shot 2014-04-26 at 4.56.23 PM

 

2. The Ivory Leather Crystal Wrap Bracelet. From RUSH by Denis and Charles, this wrap features sparkly crystals and a buckle closure. Also check out this style in carmel, bronze, and black for neutral color wrap bracelet options. Wraps 5-6 times.

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3. The Electric Blue Wrap Bracelet. This Nakamol bracelet makes a statement with its electric blue beads and hints of copper on black leather. Wraps 4-5 times.

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4. The Rock and Roll Leather Wrap Bracelet. Channel some edge with this black leather, white crystals, and gray gemstones. Wraps 4-5 times.

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5. The Beach Baby White Leather Wrap Bracelet. Easily transition into summer style with these light colored crystals and beads. Wraps 4-5 times.

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Wrap the bracelet around a few times to find the perfect fit for your wrist. Try on solo or try layering with more bling. Style with any outfit from jeans to a dress. For more wrap bracelet inspiration, check out Sweet Bling here.

Spring Maxi Dress with Nakamol Cuff Bracelet

14 Apr

Sweet Bling has various designer selections, including Nakamol, a jewelry company based out of Chicago. What is unique about this jewelry is that each piece is handmade in Thailand. Pieces we carry range from delicate beaded necklaces to original wrap and cuff bracelets. While the wrap bracelets are a staple for the layering bracelet trend that is gaining major attention, the cuff bracelets are more of statement pieces with a wide leather band and bright beading.

Today we work with our Nakamol Turquoise Flower Cuff. This bracelet features detailed turquoise and gold beading on top of a rich brown leather cuff. This piece inspires a play on texture and color, which transcends into today’s outfit choice.

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Starting with an olive green maxi dress, there are many reasons this dress speaks. Maxi dresses have the ability to be dressed up or down, making them a wardrobe must. Olive green is a color that works as a neutral in the way it flawlessly pairs with endless colors. It is however more vibrant than a white, black, or gray for variety. Olive green against this cuff’s gold and turquoise especially pops. Choosing to dress down this look, a denim jacket is key. This one in particular is partially distressed and with the maxi dress, pulls hints of the olive green. Some leather gladiator sandals or even flip-flops would complete this spring ensemble, with the option to remove the denim jacket in the sunshine. But with a cool breeze and a desire for some casual edge, I couldn’t resist throwing on my Steve Madden Troopa Boots in brown leather. Boots with a dress has a beautiful feminine appeal with an element of surprise. This distressed brown leather also works with with the rich leather of the Nakamol Cuff. The combination of leathers, denim, and a simple maxi all compliment each other with a mixture of texture and color.

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With this cuff, dare to be bold with your patterns and textures. Or for a quieter look, this cuff will speak for itself against softer hues.

Today’s featured piece is the Nakamol Turquoise Flower Cuff. For all Nakamol selections and more designer picks, check out Sweet Bling here.

By Rae Backens

Spring 2014 Trending Colors in Fashion

31 Mar

This spring, we’re seeing metallics, classic black and white, and soft pastels mixed with loud colors and prints. This does not mean you have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. But by updating your jewelry collection, you can tie together any look while being on trend. What this spring will also prove is that accessories are happening in a very big way. With the help of Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, we will show you how to bling out your wardrobe this spring:

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Placid Blue: Camilla Bloom Necklace

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Violet Tulip: Lavender Bella Earrings

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Hemlock: Mint Sasha Earrings & Mint Mixed Stone Necklace

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Paloma: Jenny Earrings & Crystal Sunburst Necklace

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Sand: Matte Bronze Leather Crystal Wrap Bracelet & Sunset Floral Necklace

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Fressia: Lemon Drop Sasha Earrings & Laurel Statement Necklace

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Cayenne: Pink and Orange Starburst Necklace

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Celosia Orange: Tangerine Amalfi Earrings & Peach Coral Tiara Earrings

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Radiant Orchid: Chunky Purple Necklace

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Dazzling Blue: Blue Jewel Hoops & Electric Blue Wrap Bracelet

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Metallics: Pave Crystal EarringsLink Collar Necklace

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For many more styles in trending, classic, and unique colors, check out Sweet Bling here.

By Rae Backens

Behind the Scenes of a Fashion Photo Shoot

24 Mar

 

 

Recently, Sweet Bling was invited to participate in a high fashion photo shoot for Studio Savvy in Rancho Santa Fe, California. My good friend, Jody Pinchin of Jody Lynn Photography invited me (Sweet Bling) to join her and Deena Von Yokes in what turned out to be a fabulous day of styling. Under the direction of Stylist and founder of Studio Savvy Salons, Deena Von Yokes, we worked to create several looks for the model.

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Deena selected clothing and backdrops to style the model — carefully directing hair and makeup. I had the fun job of selecting jewelry for each look. We moved from one setting to another in the elegant Le Dimora furniture store. Each setting was a new backdrop for model Cierra Flower. We started off with a contemporary backdrop of black and white umbrellas, where Cierra posed elegantly in a geometric print dress and Sweet Bling Black and Crystal Spike Dangle Earrings. In each of the settings, Deena worked her magic, turning Cierra into a fun-loving socialite in an animal print dress to a sweet and playful young lady in bouncy curls wearing a white blazer and pouty pink lips. I accessorized the animal print with our Leopard Necklace and the playful pink look with our Fuchsia Jewel Necklace. In additional looks, Cierra looked like a regal lady in an era gone by wearing our Blue Deco Earrings and a woman of substance in a brown leather sofa wearing one of our long Nakamol necklaces.

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This photo shoot was a team effort directed by Von Yokes. Everyone brought something to the table and made it a fun, successful day. Jody Pinchin of Jody Lynn Photography snapped photos and produced a behind the scenes video. Talented makeup artist Eileen Haligowski of Mirror Mirror On The Wall transformed Cierra’s looks via her makeup. Others that were part of the team Sheree Vihon of TRE Boutique, Maria Berry of Le Dimora Fine Furniture Store and Valentine Studios.

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Alas, the day was over and our fun day of dress up had to come to a close. For these featured pieces and more selections, check out Sweet Bling here. Also subscribe to the Sweet Bling youtube channel for a behind the scenes look.

The Tortoise Shell Breakthrough

10 Mar

Tortoise shell is an old classic pattern that has made an appearance here and there on our sunglasses and handbag embellishments. This pattern has been hidden from the spotlight behind the raging new florals, patterns, and bright colors that have consumed attention.

Now tortoise shell has made a dazzling comeback with a very modern take on accessories. We’ve seen this look blossom through Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren, among others. Tortoise shell provides a neutral color option, making it simple to throw on with a variety of outfits. But unlike a basic neutral, the classic pattern adds interest with an intriguing statement of its own. To add this trend to your collection, check out these Sweet Bling picks:

The Tortoise Pendent Necklace with gold metal and a topaz and clear crystal drop.

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The Tortoise Cutout Bracelet with gold metal.

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For more spring trends and inspiration, check out Sweet Bling here.

 

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Bling on the Holidays with Sweet Bling

13 Dec

Bling on the Holidays with Sweet Bling

We love bling all year long — but the holidays give us a good excuse to adorn ourselves in head to toe bling. This Leopard Necklace looks great with a print dress like this one or a simple black dress. And our Bling Bling Crystal Earrings add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Finish off the look with our Crystal Studded Stretch Bracelet — and you are all set.