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Labor Day of Love

September 2, 2013
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This Labor Day weekend felt like our own New York stay-cation, as my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary together. We went to The Standard Grill for a delicious brunch, Le Bain for drinks, and topped off our day with a fancy dinner at The Nomad. I highly recommend it, if you’ve never been. The food is absolutely delicious.

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Fashion

Sunset Style at Menemsha Beach

August 26, 2013
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It was a lovely evening on Martha’s Vineyard, and we decided to journey to Menemsha Beach, which is famous for its gorgeous sunsets. Ever since I was a child, we made a tradition of spending time at Menemsha Beach. The beach was just as I remembered it, with boats docked at the harbor, soft white sand, gentle ocean waves, and a cool breeze. We laid out our blankets, beach chairs, and unpacked the lobster rolls we picked up from the local shop. We opened a great bottle of wine, and toasted to the beautiful evening.

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Creating the Crystallized Chevron iPhone Case

June 26, 2013
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For as long as I remember, I have had a fascination with Swarovski Crystals. I am a girl in love with all things that sparkle, so it is only natural for all of my accessories to be crystallized, starting with my iPhone. I recently designed the Sunburst Chevron iPhone Case, created with Rose, Fuchsia, Citrine, Aquamarine, and AB crystals, organized into a chevron pattern. It takes many hours for me to crystallize these iPhone cases however in this video, you will get a quick, behind the scenes look at the creation of my crystallized masterpiece. The Sunburst Chevron iPhone Case can be purchased in our online shop.

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Vintage Floral Bridal Comb With Swarovski Crystals

April 5, 2013
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When I was engaged, I spent months searching for the perfect bridal accessories to wear with my wedding gown. Oh, the options! I found floral combs made of crystals, pearls, intricate beading, brooches and feathers. This was my one and only wedding. My accessories had to be absolute perfection. Through my extensive search, I fell in love with these glittering, delicate combs. Inspired by my own bridal comb, I have created this lovely Vintage Floral Bridal Comb, handcreafted with Swarovski crystals, beads, and a crystal flower. Learn to create your own bridal comb for your special day in this tutorial.

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Create an Heirloom Bridal Bouquet Using Vintage Brooches

January 17, 2013
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You may dream of a bridal bouquet that is arranged with gorgeous cotton candy-like peonies. Floral bridal bouquets can be quite pricey however, and to make matters worse, they are thrown out at the end of the evening. While most of us probably don’t have access to fields of homegrown flowers, there is a DIY option. In this tutorial that I wrote for Crafttuts+, you will learn how to create your own beautiful bouquet full of handmade silk flowers, vintage crystal brooches, and a token vintage key that you can keep as a lasting memory from your special day.

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Create Your Own Swarovski Crystallized Bridal Sash

January 8, 2013
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Congratulations, you’re engaged! And now comes the fun part – creating your dream wedding. There are loads of accessories to think about – from your veil and shoes to your headpiece and earrings. If you’d like to keep costs down and bring a beautiful handcrafted element to your bridal attire, you can make your own bridal sash. It could become a family heirloom in years to come! In this tutorial that I wrote for Crafttuts+, you will learn how to create your own bridal sash using Swarovski crystals that will be “the perfect one” for your wedding day.

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