Friday, 31 October 2014

Bear and the Adelaide - My New Ring!

I have a bit of a ring obsession, and my favorite stone is Turquoise, which I am sure many of you love too. I like how silver compliments gemstones such as Turquoise and Labordite, and I spend quite a bit of time on Etsy checking out many of my favorite Metalsmith's shops to see what's new. I first found Jessie Corgy on Instagram and was happy to see that she sold her work on Etsy as well. I love Jessie Corgys shop Bear and the Adelaide, because the pieces in her shop are so drool worthy. She doesn't shy away from using the natural oxidation that occurs in metals, highlighting each stunning piece and giving each of her rings a raw beautiful look.

She kindly worked with me on the ring I am wearing, letting me pick the stone that I liked, and I chose a simple braid to go around the turquoise stone and a double split band. I am a huge fan of a brown matrix in Turquoise stones, and this large Pilot Mountain Turquoise stone made me say wow the minute I saw it.

If you are looking for a great statement piece, or wanting to add a little more Turquoise into your jewelry collection, check out Bear and the Adelaide. Not only does she have a variety of stunning Turquoise, she has Moonstone, Mother of Pearl, Citrine, Black Obsidian, Druzy Quartz, Tourmaline and more. Jessie does take custom orders and is excellent to work with, so check her shop out.

Have a safe and fun Halloween and check back this weekend because I will be posting the info about my GIVEAWAY.

~ Sil

Love n Lavish

Sunday, 19 October 2014

October Shop Update

What's new in my shop for October? I've been working hard on adding some great new items for Fall and here some of them are:

1. Turquoise and Feather Sterling Silver Layer Necklace

2. Turquoise Southwest Nugget Necklace

3. Quantum Quattro Wire Wrapped Necklace

4. Pyrite Cube Geometric Necklace

5. Pal Pink Coral and Turquoise Necklace

6. Cowrie Beach Shell Necklace

7. Love and Fertility Rose Quartz Necklace

8. Clear Quartz Dream Necklace

9. Amazonite Choker Necklace

10. Amazonite Natural State Stone Necklace

Have a great weekend! Check back soon for my next Autumn Beauty Post, and I will be having a GIVEAWAY very soon!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Colors that Inspire

When I originally moved out of my family home to get married 7 years ago the internet was not very inspiring, and so I decorated my new apartment without too much thought. I brought items with me from my single days at home, and so did my husband and we meshed them together.

Seven years later, and I now think it is time for an update.  Now you can find great inspiration online from websites such as Pinterest, Etsy and Chairish when it comes to how to decorate your home. I  do still love the colors that I picked for my apartment, because the peach is inviting, so that I always feel happy and warm in my main living room. As for our bedroom, I am not sure if I would paint it a deep rich red again. It is a bit too dark and gives too much of a cool feeling, but it does have that sexy mood I was going for, so  I will stick with it.

 If you are looking to decorate a new home or revamp a few new rooms, posted here is an Infographic from Chairish which is really helpful when choosing colors that mix well with one another.

Below are some looks for the home which inspired me and got me excited about revamping my apartment. Check out Chairish for a variety of really stunning accent chairs, and if your looking for some really unique Art work to hang on your wall, Etsy is the place to go. I picked a lot of items with in the Light Bright and Modern feel, since its usually what I am drawn to and it would look good with what is currently in my home.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Instagram Round Up

Okay, so where have I been this month? I've been out and about, taking lots of photos and posting it up on Instagram. I love photography and capturing a moment, a cool color or texture, or just a silly picture of my dog.  Check out these few pictures I have posted here from the end of August until now. I have been enjoying this warm Autumn we have had so far, and taking as many pictures as I can. I will  be posting less  on my blog as the busy Christmas season picks up, but checkout Instagram to see what I have been up to. Check out my Facebook for news about up coming sales.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Baobab Batik

Baobab Batik was a shop  in Swasilland that I became aware of when my mom came back from her three week trip to South Africa. She brought me the beautiful tree wall hanging and I thought it was so beautiful that I checked out their website for more information on the process.

The artists apply melted was onto fabric to outline the design before dyers add each color by hand. The wax is then removed through boiling the fabric. Finally the seamstresses sew the batik fabric into handmade Batik products.

I have taken a little information from their website to share with you. Check the site out for even more information .

Baobab Batik works with over 25 inspiring artisans, all women and predominantly single mothers. With the growing responsibility and the shift in women’s roles in communities, Baobab Batik believes in providing them with tools to adapt to their changing circumstances.
The artisans work together as a team, ‘Under African Skies’. They each specialize in waxing, dyeing or sewing; combining their energy, talent and enthusiasm into each and every product. On the website you can read about some of these women and learn about them.

Whilst dedicated to offering high quality handmade products with great customer service, we are also committed to personal development amongst our staff through social and creative workshops. These include life skills training, HIV/AIDS awareness, First Aid training, skills development and self-defence classes.

We are a member of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade), an organization that supports the development of the handcraft industry in the country and adhere to fair trade principles through all our practices.

I would love to be able to shop online and buy something directly from Baobab Batik. They have some very beautiful home decor pieces as well as some interesting tops that I would love to wear. I hope that in the future they will expand their products and online presence so that people can buy from them directly. For now I will have to be content on enjoying my baobab tree ( which my mom picked especially for me because she know me so well).