Saturday, October 24, 2015

Color Palettes | Rose Tones

Lillian in Faded Rose
Whenever I'm planning a design with lots of color, I turn to Design Seeds for inspiration. So, when I was working on several new Lillian necklaces, I picked the Rose Tones from Design Seeds.
Although Swarovski crystals come in nearly one hundred different colors, they still don't have exact matches for everything & so, my design is a little more vibrant than the inspiration. 
The Lillian necklace features gorgeous Swarovski crystal hand knotted on french cotton. It has lovely drape so that is always looks nice when worn. In addition to the drape, it can be worn three different ways:

Long & loose
Doubled up
Knotted in the front

My favorite way is knotted in the front but I'd love to hear how you can see yourself wearing it! Comment below with your opinion!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Versatile Designs | A Happy Discovery

I've always had trouble finding a headband that was useful (tight enough to actually keep ones hair back) & pleasant to wear without eventually getting a headache.

Back in June I was trying to figure out something for keeping most of my hair out of my face for church. Having already tried to make some of my too-tight headbands & slippery ribbons work, I sighed as I glanced around the room. My eyes fell on a favorite pearl necklace that I had decided not to wear with the outfit. It still had an extender attached & looked to be the same length as some of my slippery ribbons. What if...

It worked! The pictures with my hair down are from the next day when I first tried it out in real life. No headache even after wearing it for more than five hours & it did a good job of keeping my hair tidy despite it being a breezy day.
Not one to stop at my first trial, I next tested it out in my favorite way of twisting all my hair up & back. Again, I was pleased with the result. It stayed well & was easy to add to my hairstyle. For the time being, I have it available in my shop with a metal clasp. I'll be doing some testing because I plan to switch the clasp out for ribbon ties. That way, it will be easy for anyone to use without having to find out what size they'd need.

What do you think of this versatile design that started as a necklace & ended as a headband?

All photography (except the necklace picture) by Jenny from Leaf Dance Photography

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How We Wear Them | Jenny in red

We're starting a new style series on the blog to inspire our readers. See below for details on how you can participate.
Style inspiration from Meadowland Designs
Jenny from Leaf Dance Photography styled her Meadowland Designs necklace & earring set with a lovely poppy watercolor skirt & a simple coordinating top for a classy look.

How We Wear Them – Featuring…You!

Over the years, I’ve been asked for suggestions on how to wear/style my jewelry & while I’ve done a few inspiration posts on the blog, my own personal style is going to be different from anyone else’s. So, I thought I would do a series on the blog that showcases all the people who wear the jewelry & that means you can help!

We’d love to see what you wear your Meadowland Designs jewelry with! Send us a picture of your outfit & we’ll share it on the blog. How do you benefit? A frequent dose of style inspiration for all & hopefully from a wide variety of tastes. Just email in a picture & it will be on the blog soon!

Note: Any kind of outfit is fine (everyday, church, special events…etc.) & a quick phone shot is also perfectly acceptable. By sending in a picture, you are giving us permission to use it on the blog & make it visible for anyone to see. Please use discretion in choosing a picture &  if you're one of my younger readers, check with your parents first. =) Aside from the picture, the only personal information I put in the posts would be just your first name.

What do you like from her outfit?