After seeing how well the new flagship store’s Frescoupage panels made for a backdrop to the jewelry, we were eager to try more things with the same imagery. In homage to books and words and poetry and ephemera, of course stationery was necessary. Plus now visitors can walk away with a piece of the boutique! I thought this assignment of creating fresco-cards was pretty cut and paste compared to wall sized interior panels but manipulating the fresco images into themes of gratitude, new beginnings, and celebrations was a challenge. Going to her roots, Patti inspired classic Italian messages; GRAZIE, BAMBINO, BUONA NATALE, AMORE, and BUONA VITA. Check out the finished cards to see how they turned out…
Jerry Hall should be pretty comfortable in the role of muse. Even though she had a very successful modeling career that spanned decades and was featured as a cover girl on more than forty magazines, she is most well-known for her long-time relationship with rock and roll icon, Mick Jagger. She has had (at least) two songs written about her, “Miss You” by ex-husband Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones and “Kiss and Tell” by one-time fiancé Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music. She also appeared as mermaid on the cover of the Roxy Music’s album Siren.So it should come as no surprise that InStyle chose Jerry Hall as their inspiration for this month’s your Look feature. InStyle resurrects this 80s Jerry Hall look with contemporary pieces and finishes it off with a Waxing Poetic Square Insignia Ring. It’s enough to make a grown man cry…
For your sisterhood…your best friend forever, your nearest and dearest, your twin sister, your polar opposite sister, your soon to be sister-in-law, and for that random bridesmaid who you were persuaded into adding to your bridal party (hey, it happens.). For your sisterhood in its many forms, here are some pretty special gifts to say, thank you for their love and support…and for that bachelorette party that got a little out of control.
For a glowing surprise, add a Baby Insignia Charm inside a Miniature Round Insignia Trinket Box, with an individualized initial for each bridesmaid. It’s perfect for keepsakes. Personalize the box with an initial or choose from this fleur de lis, a peace sign, or a croix.The Freeform Pearl Bracelet is a classy mix of traditional and modern…a thoughtful choice for the ladies who can pull off that certain charm. This graceful bracelet also makes a perfect accessory for your bridesmaids on your wedding day, so you could give them as your gifts and ask that they wear them on the wedding day.Here’s a lovely way to combine all their charms in one storied cluster of sweetness. The Banner Charm Holder (in brass or sterling silver) opens to allow charms to dangle lovingly and securely, to keep their treasures safe and near to their hearts.These Fragments Bangles will be poetry for their wrists…gentle reminders of love adorning with just the right words on golden brass or sterling silver. For more ideas, or to just splurge on your right-hand, go-to gals, visit our Wedding Gift Guide.
Pictured: Square Insignias 5 Chain Bracelet & Rivet RingPictured: Round Charm Bracelet Pictured: Round Charm BraceletPictured: Storybook charms on Twisted Link Chain, Round Charm Bracelet, & Rivet Ring Pictured: Antique Brass Insignia on Baby Ball Gold Chain Necklace & Rivet RingPictured: Round Charm Bracelet & Rivet RingPictured: Round Charm Bracelet
But I also like to combine what I like to think of as our more feminine or pretty pieces with this chain, like the Storybook, Mother of Pearl and—another one of my absolute favorites—Realize True Riches charms!
Constantly working with customers and helping them create their own stories behind their necklaces, makes it really hard to not fall in love with every piece. I personally like to work first from the chain. I think each chain has its own style, for whatever I feel like for the day. When I’m feeling “girlie” I go for my twisted link chain and when I feel a little “edgy” I grab my long baby ball or large rolo chain. That’s what I love about Waxing—there is something for every style, story, and memory.