Tutorial, Giveaway and More To Come from Teal Bliss Jewelry

Not sure if it’s because of the summer or what, but I am definitely on a gold metal trend right now. And, I am just a little obsessed with these earrings that I made last night.

Pink and Gold Earrings

I’m thinking I should put together my first tutorial for these earrings… Stay tuned for that next week, since I am headed to New Jersey for the weekend for some pre-July 4th BBQ.

These can be purchased through my Teal Bliss Jewelry Etsy Shop.

Also, I will have a giveaway exclusively for my Facebook fans next week. If you are not a fan yet, head to Facebook and search Teal Bliss Jewelry or click the pretty little button on the right side of this page that says Facebook to connect and once you’re there -> click Like.

Happy Friday and more importantly Happy Weekend!

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SUMMER

Saw this photo and I just had to share, how cute!

Happy First Day of Summer!

How are you spending the first day of Summer?

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Wrapping up the Summer Countdown with Scarves & Hats

Today is going to be a very short post, no it’s not about shorts again. <- Did anyone get that yesterday, anyone, anyone?

Here is my last Summer Essential Item that made it to my Summer Countdown List.

HATS & SCARVES!

teal head scarfThis is an obvious pick! I love the color and polka dot pattern.

stylebop fedora

There’s always a need for a fedora.

Betsey Johnson ScarfAnd, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful colored scarf to wrap around your hair or wear as a sarong.

I also wanted to find a denim baseball cap because denim is very “in” and baseball caps are so hot weather friendly. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t find one that I liked enough to share. If you find one, please post a link in the comments below.

All images link back to the website where you can purchase the items.

{That wraps up my Summer Picks, hope you guys enjoyed}

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It’s a “Short” Countdown to Summer Today

We are halfway through the work-week and, better yet, even closer to the official start of SUMMER! If your finding yourself daydreaming about relaxing on the beach, hold that thought.

These Summer picks will have you daydreaming about all the night’s out with your besties and the countless outfit choices. Here are my picks for this Summer’s number one trend and essential item SHORTS! This season’s go to trend offers really cute options for every type of style.

My first pick is from J. Crew with the perfect Summer color combo, pink and white, and the to-die-for print!

Pink Tiki Print ShortsIf you aren’t ready to make the jump to prints, these coral colored laser cut-out shorts from Charlotte Russe are the perfect alternative. Pair this with a simple top and some gold jewelry and you have the perfect outfit for a Summer date night.

Coral Shorts for SummerThe are a must have for the season! ASOS is the go to website and I just happen to find these French Connection sequin shorts on sale! If you have an outdoor cocktail party to attend, rock these with a black top and a black ankle strapped high heel and even Joan Rivers will agree to put you on the best dressed list.

Sequin Shorts for SummerMy last pick for this list, is the classic white-colored shorts. This pair from Express is not only on sale but it’s available in 4 different colors and it’s versatile (the hem can be folded up for a more casual look). I prefer the hem as shown for a wear-to-work look.White Shorts for SummerMake space in your closet for this season’s shorts trend.

But really, feel free to exclude the inappropriate booty shorts because “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

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Summer Countdown – Grab Your Tote and Head to the Beach

Another day closer to Summer and I am so excited to bring you today’s Summer Essential feature after finding these beautiful BEACH TOTES!

Not only are these bright-colored totes a way to be fashionable and have your friends asking “Where did you get that?”, but they are very practical for your summer trips. The totes I selected will fit everything you need for the summer including the SPF and bottles of water to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Summer Beach Totes

Clearly, I am in LOVE with the Tarnish Jelly Tote from Nordstrom with the Pink and Teal color combo. Which is your favorite?

All images from original websites

{ Old Navy }{ Forever 21 }{ Nordstrom }{ Sole Society }

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Countdown to Summer with My Favorite Summer Accessories

Summer, without a doubt, has always been my favorite season. There is just so much more to enjoy in the Summer season from being able to sit outside and enjoy a refreshing cocktail after a long work day to waking up on the weekend and heading for the beach.

With Summer officially beginning on Friday, I thought I would share some season essentials. My number one pick for Summer, well actually all seasons, but especially Summer is SUNGLASSES!

If you know me you know that I’ve worked at a Sunglass Shop on Long Beach Island for many a summers. I don’t know everything about the Sunglass World, but my choice will always be a great quality polarized lens. I don’t want to get all Dr. Oz on you guys, but it is super important to protect your eyes from the sun, especially at the beach! A polarized lens provides additional protection from the glare of the water and sand. 

I have developed a long-term relationship with a couple of brands, but my absolute favorite is Maui Jim sunglasses. 

  Maui Jim Sunglasses

If your savings account doesn’t allow for an empty the piggy bank kind of purchase, but you still want quality lenses to protect your eyes, I recommend Smith Optics.

Smith SunglassesFor that guy in your life; boyfriend, fiance, husband, brother or dad -> here are some of my favorite sunglass styles. The first pair shown is from Native Eyewear and a must for any guy!  Last but not least, no list would be complete without mentioning the infamous Ray Ban Wayfarer, which I prefer with the blue lens for your trendy guy.

sunglasses for guys

All images from website links provided above.

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Good Will Good Finds – DIY Jewelry Displays

I want to share these four amazingly crafty DIY projects that were used for my craft vendor event last weekend. The best part was I spent under $50 on all the projects! And before I totally forget to mention, I could not have accomplished any of this without the help of my boyfriend and his family, so a HUGE Thank You to them!!!

I picked up three different wooden items at the Goodwill in Lemoyne, PA all for under $7!!! No before pictures were taken, but just imagine all items as a basic wood product.

This first item…

bracelet and tray

I have no idea what it’s true designed purpose is, but I saw it and instantly knew it’s purpose to me is to display bracelets.  The base was spray-painted a glossy peacock-blue color and the tray and dowel were sprayed a satin mint color. (Dowel not shown in first picture, but see picture below it hangs where those holes are and is the perfect length for bracelets.) It is definitely a good idea to use a lighter color, so the jewelry really stands out.

Bracelet Jewelry Display

Voila! A beautiful bracelet display that I can use for future shows.

Next Goodwill find was this hot plate holder thingamajig… we think.

necklace

I saw it as an opportunity to stand it up right and use it to display necklaces. I choose a satin peach color. After it dried it was more a pinky peach color, but still came out beautiful. For future events, I think I would like to find something else to use for necklaces and maybe use this for another purpose.

DIY Necklace Stand

The last item I picked up was a small wooden jewelry box that you can find at any craft supply store, but this was half the cost of those. I painted it a turquoise color and placed my business cards in them, which allowed shoppers to easily grab one and prevented them from flying away.

Next project, which is the most DIY and inventive jewelry display ever.

You know those tall floor lamps that only come in a black or silver color? My boyfriend came up with the genius plan to re-purpose one of those (because we had one that was unusable anymore) into a jewelry display stand for long necklaces. The base of the lamp along with the poles and lamp shade were sprayed that glossy peacock-blue color from the bracelet display and the silver connector piece was sprayed the satin mint color. Then we (and I mean my boyfriend) drilled holes to place hooks through the lamp shade.

DIY Necklace DisplayWe only used on of the poles, so the lamp was shortened by like a third of the actual length. Sorry, it’s not the greatest photo, but it definitely helped to show the necklaces in this way rather than just laying them flat on the table. We were able to find a tray that fit perfectly on top of the lamp shade.

The last display item used these wooden coasters/bowls (again, not really sure of their designed purpose) that I found at the Goodwill in York, PA. I spent $1.50 on 5 and then they were spray painted with the same three colors from the other displays. At first I thought I would use them to display bracelets, but as I was setting up I realized they would be perfect for the Wine Glass Charms. :-)

DIY Wine Charm Display

This picture shows four of those “bowls” with three charms in the bowl and one charm on display with the wine glass.

Thanks for reading! Hope this inspires other crafters to think outside of the box!

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After countless trips to Lowe’s and Goodwill Stores and the nights I stayed up way past bedtime to finish a necklace or bracelet, it’s o-v-e-r.

Here is a picture of the booth my sister and I set-up at Stafford Founder’s Day. If you haven’t read my previous posts then you need to know that this was our very first time as craft vendors.

Teal Bliss Jewelry was on full display, every creation was ready to be purchased and my sister had her awesome handmade crocheted items.

Thankfully the weather held out until the afternoon, but it was still a little windy and I was unable to fully display my jewelry the way I had originally planned.

I think we switched the layout around at least 3 times, because can you believe they assigned a spot to us that had a bush as tall as the tent that blocked all the shoppers from seeing everything.

picture of booth from founders day

Looking at this picture, I am just a little sad that all the anticipation and excitement are gone so quickly.

I am looking forward to the next event, not sure where it will be yet though. Stay Tuned!

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Teal Bliss Jewelry Makes Custom Wine Glass Charms

Finally it’s Friday!

Here is that post I promised showing the wine glass charms I have made.

Not going to lie, I am a little hesitant to post pictures of the charms, especially the ones that are hand stamped, for the fear of someone copying my ideas.

So here is my warning to all crafters, please don’t copy my ideas! Please use for inspiration of your own ideas :-)

Teal Bliss Jewelry Wine Glass Charms

All items above will be available for purchase tomorrow.

If you are in the Ocean County, NJ area please stop by my booth at Stafford Founder’s Day.

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Sneak Peek at Teal Bliss Jewelry Latest Necklace Designs

First, I want to apologize for not blogging or posting any new jewelry, not to mention I have yet to attempt those crazy cute flat diy project.

Second, it’s crazy to think memorial day weekend has already passed and we are 3 days away from June! 2013 is almost halfway over.

While I prep for my first vendor event, I wanted to give everyone a sneak peek at a couple of the necklaces I have recently made.

Can you tell how much I love using beads from recycled glass that have the sea glass effect <3

necklaces

(Click the image to see the details of each necklace.)

Each necklace has a set of earrings to match.

If necklaces aren’t your thing – look for my next post featuring Wine Charms!!!

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