Monday, 25 March 2019

Everyday Style

Hello Lovelies! How are you?

Have you noticed? The year is moving, like moving fast. Can you believe we are already in the third month of 2019? We have done our national election and of course, the suspense and tension that came with it. Thank God it was quite peaceful. But not without its challenges....the disagreements and issues that would have become a national concern. Good to know anyway, things are back to normal.

Talking about normal, that's the essence of what we do all the time and are very used to. Things that we just don't think about because it's imbedded in us unconsciously. It's usually repeatedly done that we are known or associated with it. Sometimes we become identified with it. This could be a good thing or bad depending on where we are coming from.

Our styles are similar too. Our mode of dressing, fashion sense and what we are comfortable with it and want to be identified with.

What do you consider as your own style? What are you so comfortable with that you can be associated with all the time? Share with me!

As a jewelry designer, these thoughts inspired our collection...the Everyday Style. Pieces that you can wear regularly, even daily with different outfits. Jewelries you can dress up or down depending on the occasion and still look effortlessly stylish.

Here are a collection of some of them. Let me know what your everyday style entails. What you cannot do without in your everyday style. Will be fun to know and share!

Thanks always!

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

When Its Gold-Filled

There's always a conflict when you mention gold, gold plated, karat-gold and gold-filled. I don't blame you because it was the same for me before I got into jewelry making. I would simply explain a bit of each of them to help you understand better the topic I want to discuss.

Gold is a precious metal which occurs in the soil. At its natural or pure state (not mixed with any other metal), it's 24-karat, 99.9% pure, and is so soft that it can't really be used to make lasting jewelries. It's also very brittle  but can be used for other purposes. Of course, you know it's very expensive.

Gold plated is any item electroplated in gold.  The coating is so thin that the amount of gold used is insignificant. This makes it wear off easily overtime to reveal or expose the metal beneath, giving it the tarnishing effect. Gold plated jewelry is rather inexpensive.

Karat-gold is when other metals are introduced into the pure gold, making it an alloy. Now, there are different levels of karat. Apart from 24-karat, we have 22-karat (91.6% gold), 18-karat (75%), 14-karat (58.3%), 10-karat (41.7%) and 9-karat (37.5%). So the higher the gold obviously, the more expensive.

Gold-Filled on the other hand, is when jewelry is thickly coated with any of the karat gold. This actually protects the metal beneath, preventing it from deteriorating. It could last for a very longtime and looks good enough to be mistaken for the real karat-gold. These pieces are quite expensive but not as much as the real karat-gold.

I never really believed gold-filled jewelries would last or have any lasting impression because I never made or wore one. This changed until I got my 14-karat gold-filled wire (20g) and other accessories to create my first complete set. I didn't have any expectations; I just wanted to make something gold-filled and see what happens!

It was a long tedious wire jewelry made with jump rings and swarovski crystals, which took hours. I had to coil my wire into rings, cut the rings then begin linking them with the swarovski crystals before closing them tightly to create this intricate necklace and earrings.


I was in for a shock when I put them out for sale. People were quick to question its price and asked if it was real gold. I had to continuously explain the process and fundaments, but to no avail. So, that was the end of my creation of any gold-filled piece. For years it wasn't sold so I never bothered to put it out again for sale. I kept it for myself and my oh my was I waiting for the right opportunity to rock it!

The chance presented itself during my daughter's  secondary school graduation in 2012. I wore it with a black and gold dress. The multiple complements I received restored my faith and gave me hope!
Today, its a lot easier as people are more aware. 9 years since it was made now, I recently wore the set and it was as marvelous as ever!

The point here is if it's not karat-gold, it's okay and the jewelry can be just as stunning. However, if you can afford the karat-gold please go ahead. If not, you can confidently rock gold-filled jewelry which can last almost as long as the karat- gold

This design is created with swarovski crystals and is 14-karat gold-filled. It can be customized to fit r your preferences. Please let me know, if you have any gold-filled jewelry, your experience and how long you've have it.

Questions? Will be glad to take them.

Enjoy the week!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Coral Beads: Why You Need One

Hello! How are you? I'm doing good if you ask me. I'm thanking Him for another opportunity to continue in the land of the living.

As a child, I remember my grandma  and mom buying and having beads. I never knew what type of beads these where or why they needed them. These beads came in different shades of peach, complete neck piece sets, bracelets, and sometimes earrings. They were used only for special occasions.

So why are these beads cherished?

It was when I became older that I understood the importance. I knew they were CORAL beads and are rare, expensive and cherished by our ancestors. Some of these beads were actually passed down from generations and this has continued till today.

They are cherished because it goes with our cultural heritage. It is used for occasions like weddings, traditional festivals, chieftaincy titles, burials and coronations.  They are valued and believe to carry some kind of family sentiments, bond and story which is passed down.

So, nothing is truly complete in any of the occasions mentioned above without them. It's  even seen as disrespectful not to have them on and it can lead to a fine or a scold and seen as disregard of our culture.

Do you now know why its very important to own your own set of Coral beads.

Do you own one? If not, its time to get yours.

Are your parents or grandparents alive? Do they own theirs? Did you inherit any from them?

Tell us a story on how you got yours and  and when you used them.

Share below, shoot an email if you need them, we create varieties for different occassions.


Saturday, 26 January 2019

Statement With Your Fur

Top of the day lovelies! Hope the week has been good to you. If yes, can you share one of your highlights; remember, this is suppose to be an interactive blog. If not, any lessons learnt? Get up, dust yourself, and do it right this time!

OK! Have you said or heard someone say "they made a statement"?  or "want to make a statement"? Well, I believe you have. What are the reasons for making statements? To be different from the crowd, to be noticed and admired, to be the center of attention, be powerful and present, feel good about oneself etc... Kindly add yours in the comment box.

Keeping this in mind, when we apply this into the context of what we wear, you can agree with me that making statements goes hand-in- hand with how we portray ourselves. How we look or try to make a statement depends on the occasion and how you feel . If you're going for a job interview you dress to look smart and on top of your game. You could do this by wearing a crisp suit or shining your shoes till they reflect like mirrors. Every individual has what they term as "statement " This is why I'm bringing to you this "statement piece" from our collection. Very beautiful, bold and stylish! Don't we all love to be classy! It comes in a variety of  colours and it goes with western and traditional outfits, depending on how you choose to  rock it. If you want to know how to match it with these modes of dressing, let me know in the comment box as well.

Incidentally,  this beading pattern is called fur, which  agrees with making statements. Fur in the 20th century and even now shows class and luxury, which is exactly what this set conveys. Below you can find pictures of how I chose to 'fur' myself with this beautiful set. What are you waiting for? If you're done feeding your eyes  order yours now and join me in making a statement. Share with me, how you would wear this.

Love always!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Our Very Own 2-in-1 Design

The year is still young, so happy 2019! I believe this is the time to position and kick off for whatever endeavours you want to pursue. As you know, its already clicking ...the time, get up and move.

We are officially open for business and I look forward to an exciting and rewarding year by God's grace. And I wish you the same.

As you already know, I'm always excited to share new things with you and this one is super exciting! Our very own design, yes, it's created with basic pattern (CRAW). This pattern was now further developed by me to create our very own 2-in-1 design! This truly made my day, week  and month!  Do you know what it means to think through, try out, fail, try again and again, and still fail?! Not giving up, I kept trying until it clicked and the frustration just flew out  the window. I succeeded! You need to see my dancing moves!


Anyway, the glory belongs to God. Having created this design, I put it into test and came out with very beautiful pieces.! The unique thing is, you can wear both sides ( front and back) giving the feel of owning two separate sets!  Which is  why it's called the 2-in-1 set.  So, you have the dominant side, which has just one colour. Then, on the other side is a different colour, but, with a little of the dominant color at the sides.This gives you two different designs for one set!

Very versatile and beautiful. There's more exciting news though: It also comes with not one but two pairs of earrings (in the two colours) and a matching bracelet, like the necklace.

Enough talking. Let these pictures do the rest! You'll also see one of our very beautiful clients rocking it below. You too can get yours beautifully crafted. Let me know in the comment box. Shoot an email, Questions too?...will love to know below.


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Beaded Tassels Earrings: Burst of Colours!

   HAPPY 2019!!! We made it, to God be the glory!

I know you're in full gear for the season, so what will you be doing? Visiting relatives in the village, visiting your parents, travelling of to a resort in or outside the country? Or just chilling at home with lots of  foods and drinks?

Well, whatever your preference is, going out at this point is compulsory. So what are you wearing?  Your style also determines your mood so look good and feel good!

This is where the inspiration for these lovely beaded tassels originated. I needed something that I could just play up or down, wear with different outfit styles, and still create the impression I want.  These earrings gave me the wings to fly.

 I love the fact,  that it comes in different colours and could be long or short. Even kids and teens are not left out!

Yours can be beautifully crafted. Great gifts anytime too. Here are some pictures below, don't forget to tell me what you think.

Be safe and stay out of trouble.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Count Your Blessings!

Greetings to you. How has your week been?  WOW!  We are at the end of 2018.  I really wonder how this year flew by so fast. Like a roller coaster if you ask me


 I clearly remember my last Christmas and other things that happened like yesterday. I remember always telling my kids that 2018 was going way too fast and I just wished it could slow down. Well, time waits for nobody, hence the need to judiciously use it to the best of our ability. It's been a tough and interesting year but it's  had its highlights too. Very grateful to the Lord Almighty for being around and there for me.

How has your year been? Beautiful, great, awesome, brilliant, hard, challenging, disappointing, painful?   Which do you wish to end 2018 with? The pains or the gains? Well, I choose the gains and the blessings because only the LIVING celebrates. Therefore I choose to count my blessings and thank God for everything that has led up to this second.

Whether it be the fact that you're alive, you're  here, you're  healthy, you're working, you're walking, you have a roof over your head, you have kids you have a family, your loved ones are alive,  you can see, talk, cry (add to the list too), find reason to always give gratitude and thanks to the Almighty. I hope you're aware many people can't do these things we unconsciously take for granted. Blessings don't have to be  just milestones or dreams that come to pass, but little things that make the difference in our lives!

Release yourself from that anger or depression and be grateful. Get ready for 2019. Not  necessarily New Year resolutions, but hey, if it works for you please go ahead.

Reflect on the ending year and learn from the mistakes. Don't crucify yourself. We can not come and go and kill ourselves.


Rejoice and be grateful for another year to get things right and properly done!

Rise and shine! Enjoy the season and have fun!

Here are some jewelries to inspire you and kill that outfit. Available for order. Customized as well if you want!

 Remember, you have blessings that money can't buy! Be encouraged and drop a word below!


Everyday Style

Hello Lovelies! How are you? Have you noticed? The year is moving, like moving fast. Can you believe we are already in the third month of...