Gifts For Mother's Day

Now that we've been quarantined for who knows how many days/weeks/months, I can REALLY appreciate being a little spoiled for the day! If you're looking for a unique gift to send to a mama in your life, I've rounded up 5 of my favorite pieces any Mom in your life will love this Mother's Day (May 10)!  

Remember, if you'd like to include a note in your package, I will be glad to handwrite one for you. Please leave your note in the "Special Instructions" at checkout. 

Mama Bracelet
Our Mama Bracelet our best-selling word bracelet! It’s the perfect gift for any mama in your life (including gifting one to yourself). I chose the morganite beading because of its gorgeous muted colors and that it has both soft pink and blue – perfect for a boy mom or girl mom or both like me!

Custom Bracelet
Carry your little ones name close to you with our Custom Name Bracelet. You can use your kiddos name, initials, Grandma, Nana, Nonna, Gigi, Mommy, Mom, etc. Your design isn’t limited to names, you can add any encouraging word on a bracelet to send to a loved one who may need a little encouragement during COVID or anytime. You can choose from Gold Letters or Black Letters and your choice of beading. They’re all neutral and beautiful!

Everyday Earring
Our Huggies have become my new everyday earring! I wear them to the gym, in the shower and to bed. They won’t poke you in the neck like posts can making them comfortable enough to sleep in. You literally never have to take these out! They have sterling silver backings meaning you don’t have to worry about them tarnishing plus they’re great for sensitive ears. The simple design adds just the right amount of sparkle for everyday wear. Available in Petite or Pearl.

Everyday Choker
What I love most about these is that they are adjustable! You can make them super tight like a true choker, or loosen them up on the 2” extender in the back. If your mama is into dainty layers, she will love adding one into her necklace rotation. Available in Dainty Disk (super popular chain) or Dainty Diamond (a little more unique chain).

Earrings That Make A Statement
Our Cowrie + Druzy Earrings pull any look together! The beautiful gold electroplated shell paired with the sparkly druzy make for one unique combo. Grab a pair now and wear later to that first post COVID brunch or vacay you've been dreaming of!

Crews Crew Bracelets!

With your bracelet orders, we were able to send Brittani Leach + her family $1,092.00 so far and I will continue to have them for sale on my site Here.

If you haven't heard their story, her three month old sweet baby Crew was found not breathing during his nap. Seeing each image she posted of her sweet baby in the hospital completely broke my heart and I kept putting myself in her shoes. Her tiny hero Crew went to be with the Lord December 30, 2019. You can follow Brittani on
Instagram and YouTube. She's such a joy to follow and truly an inspiration!

Brittani shared the bracelets I gifted her on her Instagram and I received an overwhelming (in the best way) response of people wanting to buy them. I'm SO grateful we can help this mama in a small way through the Crew's Crew Bracelet to honor her son, Crew. With each Crew Bracelet sold, 40% of the proceeds are going directly to Brittani and her family. This was such a beautiful act of kindness and amazing to see this community on Instagram rally behind a hurting mama that most of us have never met. I am so excited for you to get your new pretties in the mail + don't forget to share on Instagram so we can show our support!



How to Throw the Ultimate Galentine's Party

It's one of my favorite months out of the year! Everything is filled with sweet hearts and lots of love and lots of pink. I finally decided to host my first bracelet making workshop in my Tequesta, Fl Studio! This is something I have been wanting to do for years but let fear get in the way. I really don't like speaking in front of crowds even if it was only 10 ladies, I wasn't sure if teaching how to make beaded bracelets or gold chain necklaces would be more fun and how would I make it fun?! I decided to just go for it and cross off "Do something that scares you" off my 2020 goals and I am SO happy I did! 

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I love designing and marketing our jewelry line but I also love that my studio space allows me to have an extension of my brand where I can support other small businesses by having them in and host their own creative workshops! I've had Flower & Fringe in where Halle taught us how to design our own floral bouquet, Sweets by Milka who showed us the art of cookie decorating (they were delicious!) and Palms and Paper who trained us on calligraphy basics and we all made our own ornament around Christmas time. We really can benefit and impact so many others by supporting each other. 

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One of the top jewelry trends right now are these beaded name and word bracelets. I began offering a few words like, LOVE, XOXO and MAMA when I initially launched out Valentine's Collection. I got a HUGE amount of requests for custom names to be put on their bracelets. All the mama's want to wear their little one's names or someone really special to them on their wrist. I figured this would be the perfect thing to teach and all the girl's could customize their own bracelet to say whatever inspirational word or name they wanted. 

How to Display the Beads
I ordered some cute Heart Dishes and used some of my fave Anthropologie Bowls to hold the beads. Dalmatian Jasper, Rose Quartz, Amazonite, Jade, and cutie little letters filled the dishes. To avoid the beads running all over the place, I bought some inexpensive felt sheets from Michaels. The girls used these to lay out their beading patterns before adding them to the stretch cord. Also when using small beads, I highly recommend using a Big Eye Needle to add the beads to the cord. They go on so much easier! You can shop my Jewelry Making Essentials HERE.

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Sips, Snacks + Decor

I picked up some bubbly from Trader Joe's. I'm not a huge champagne drinker but a friend told me about their RSVP bubbly - it's under $10 a bottle and perfect for entertaining on a budget. I added pink "Yay" glitter stir sticks to these reusable wine glasses I grabbed on Amazon. I used to buy plastic wine glasses from the Dollar Store for events but these are great because I can wash them and stack them (they click in place) until my next event!

I adore our local bakery Alaina's Cafe + Bake Shoppe. She's a mama herself so I was happy to have her delicious cupcakes for the girls. She also has an amazing Breakfast and Lunch Menu - get the Spartan! 

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Who else is loving balloon backdrops right now? I reached out to local boss babe + balloon stylist Poppy Party Palm Beach to design a valentines-y backdrop for the workshop. I loved that all the girls instantly gravitated towards it for photos.

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Goodie Bags
These don't need to be expensive! I picked up these bags + tissue paper from the Dollar Store and all the goodies inside were kindly donated by local boss babes. Each gal who came to the workshop got their own Galentine's Goodie Bag with a $15 Gift Card to one of my favorite local spots for sushi - Hog Snappers, a beautiful handmade scrunchie by Inspired by M Designs and seriously yummy cookies with pink and red M&M's from The Palm Beach Baker!

After all of that, what's a party if there are no photos of it? My sweet friend Eve Greendale of Palm Beach Creative shot these photos of our Galentine's Beads + Bubbles event! 

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I had so much fun putting this event together and all the girls really enjoyed having an afternoon to themselves to get creative. They did such a great job I joked that I wanted to hire all of them.