Tag Archives: Jewelry

Detail: Bling.

I had a pretty eclectic mix of jewelry. Some was passed down, some I’ve not taken off in years, some was custom made. And it all rocked.

The Cape Cod (or Dennis) bracelets I never take off.

My aunt Ellen gave me this ring. My mother had given it to her on her wedding day.

My Precious.

Our wedding bands were customized and purchased off of Etsy. For $25 each.

The white pearls were my mother's. I had the turquoise ones commissioned on Etsy.

The woman who made the turquoise pearls threw in these earrings.






































































































































































Pearl earrings and necklaces: North Atlantic Art
Customized text wedding bands: Kathryn Riechert
Cape Cod bracelets can be found here.

All photos by Persimmon Images.

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As much as I love to *pass myself off* as a champion of independent artists and up-and-coming companies … I have one MASSIVE Achilles.

Ahem. Tiffany.

Contrived? Yep. Overrated? Uh-huh. Utterly to-die-for? Le sigh.

And they have some new pretties that I just purely swooned over.

Tiffany Twist bow ring in sterling silver.

Paloma Picasso® Love & Kisses ring in sterling

There are many, many more … but that would take an eternity.

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The Whole Shebang.

Shaner was in town last weekend. Thank god. I needed to have some time with her in the worst way. We had a ton of fun … maybe too much (ha! Just kidding. Impossible).

Anyway, we got to play dress up for a hot second. I finally got to try my entire outfit on together. Veil, dress, shoes, jewelry. All at once. For the first time.

No, sorry, you don’t get pics. This one’s actually a surprise. (I know! How could I do that to you?!? The nerve.)

But, let me tell you …


Also? Screw the pinwheels. I can’t pick. What about ribbons on dowels?

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I Got My Pretty!!!!

And they’re gorgeous! The pearls are an amazing turquoise and they work so perfectly with my mom’s!

Please forgive the hair … and um, bathroom lighting. And poor picture quality … yikes.

Earrings too!

Oh, and we got Leigh’s kicks. It’s been a successful week here at 33 Elk Run

They’re a bit darker than the rest of the blues, but … they rock lotsa socks!

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EEEE!!!! More Jewelry Pretty.

So Kimberly, who made my necklace, also made me earrings. A wonderful and insanely generous gesture. And she took another pic of my pearls.

Thank you SOSOSOSOSOSO much, Kimberly!!! I can’t wait to wear them!


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Necklace Pretty.

So, I got a custom necklace made. Yeah. That happened. When I was trying on my dress for Shaner and her madre, they both thought I needed blue around my neck. But I also want to wear mamasita’s pearls. So I hunted around Etsy (hi, my name is Christen. I’m an Etsyholic) and found North Atlantic Art Studio who wooed me with some purdy turquoise pearls. So, I contacted her (Kimberly) to see if she could possibly make a two-strand turquoise pearl necklace to nestle around my mama’s pearls. While the actual two-strand idea would be lovely, she didn’t think the clasps would lay nicely together. So she just made me two necklaces instead.

Presenting …

The middle strand is just a gauge to work around my mom’s pearls.


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This + Mom’s Pearls = Amazing Pretty

I love these. And I would love these layered with mi madre’s pearls (check the pic of me with the blue crinoline).


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