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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Create Custom Design Jewelry

Give a thought to designs you plan coming up with

It is simply not easy to come up with your own designs especially when you are customizing jewelry for the very first time. When you watch documentary films or romantic movies, you will definitely get enough number of cues, on kind of necklaces, brooches or bracelets, the hero or the heroine are sporting, throughout the movie. You can also get inspiration from nature, literature or art. Then, you can start re-creating your own splendor sets.

Make a detailed list of the tools and plain jewel sets

You need to make a detailed list, on the number of tools you need to buy, in order to create customized pieces of jewelry. To make things a little easier, you can source loose diamonds, pearls, plain anklets or single stranded necklaces. You can order for your picks either from a reputed retail store or from a renowned online merchant.

You can then start adding beads, decorative balls, glitter hearts and other forms of trinkets, to give your jewelry vibrant hues.

Mix and match your ideas with the latest trends

You can refer a couple of jewelry stores online and have a fair idea on the latest designs, the merchants offer, on varied forms of jewel sets. Say for instance, you want to have an engagement ring customized in a contemporary style, you need to have a look at vintage styled rings or eternity rings, different stores offer you on the whole. You can then merge your own idea into the whole thing. You can add a different metallic frame or give the setting a brand new look using ideas of your own.

Creating custom design jewelry is truly an art. It can reveal your aesthetic sense in a fantastic way.

Consider your skin-type

If you have a cool skin tone, making an antique necklace from amethyst stones can be the ideal choice. For warm skin tones, yellow gold or turquoise shaded jewelry can be amazing picks. For a combination skin, a three-stranded diamond or pearl necklace can be a fascinating piece, indeed.

Flower Dangle Earrings

Wearing the floral dangle earrings

Tip 1 – The flower earrings come in different lengths and will often move and swing. Apart from elongating the appearance of your neck and face, they can easily tangle in hair. It is therefore important that you consider your hair length and style when wearing the earrings. You can go for a pixie and short bob styles or hold your hair up so you keep them off your hair. These hair styles also give the beautiful earrings a chance to stand out and be seen.

Tip 2 – Since they can snag on clothing too, depending on their length and design, you also want to avoid high collar clothing, hoods and scarves when wearing the dangle earrings. Such clothes will not only give you a problem with the earrings, but will also make them look overwhelming with the bulk around the neck and shoulders.

Tip 3 – Consider wearing the earrings without any other jewelry. They are eye catching and make very good statement pieces, depending on their size and length, hence you do not really need any other jewelry to go with them. Most are loud, shiny and bright and you can find them in multiple styles and colors, hence needing no additions to create an elegant look.

Care tips for floral dangle earrings

Tip 1 – To keep your earrings in top shape for longer, ensure that you choose that have secure studs and hooks. Considering that they can be heavy and large depending on the design, only strong studs and hooks will keep them from falling off your ears and breaking apart.

Tip 2 – When selecting your dangle earrings, you also want to ensure that you get only the highest quality metal and other materials. Hypoallergenic metals are the best, especially for those with sensitive skin. Poor quality materials will only fade and lose the shine after a few uses and remain at risk of unsightly rusting.

Tip 3 – After getting quality dangle earrings, ensure that you get proper storage for them. Throwing them in a box with other earrings may not be the best way to go because they can easily tangle on the others. Poor storage could also cause the embellishments to come off, especially when they pull on each other and scratches are also inevitable. Get a proper jewelry box if you can to hang the earrings.

Different Coloured Pearls Suit Different Skin

This seemingly innocent question can be controversial. That’s because some pearls have natural colours whilst others are dyed or otherwise treated to give them their colour. Some argue that pearls which have been treated to give them a colour are not real in that respect though others would describe such views as nonsense!

Broadly speaking, many experts will consider pearls to come in the following colours:

  • White
  • Black
  • Golden
  • Pink
  • Lavender
  • Blue
  • Chocolate
  • and finally, multi-colour.

Skin tones

Most people would agree that white (or white with rose tint) and pink pearls tend to suit pale northern European type skin colours and tones.

Similarly, darker pearls including black, chocolate and lavender, may suit darker skin types usually found on African, Mediterranean or Asian skin tones types.

Having said all this, don’t get too hung up on the peal colour issue.

That’s because statistics show that irrespective of perceptions of skin tone matching, people around the globe tend to buy pearls by cultural preferences and not just perceptions of skin colour. For example, white pearls with a silver tone are very popular in parts of Asia whereas darker pearls are less so even though, in theory, they should be a better skin tone match.


Don’t forget too that one of the biggest attractions of pearls is how they absorb and reflect back the colours surrounding them.

What this means is that your pearls also need to be chosen against a backdrop of the environment you’ll be wearing them too, your clothes and if appropriate, your make-up. It isn’t necessarily a question of one colour pearl being right for every single occasion or skin tone!


Ultimately, you’ll probably have a certain self-image and ‘look’ of yourself in your mind.

Almost every element of your surroundings can vary including your skin tone. For example, if you have pale skin but it’s heavily tanned, should you choose your pearls based upon your natural or acquired tone?

In the final analysis, trust your instinct. Choose a pearl that seems right for you at a given time. The chances are, you won’t regret it!

Some Fabrics For Couture Evening Dresses

1. Satin

This is a great fabric choice when it comes to formal evening gowns. This opulent and chic material features a beautiful gloss with a dramatic effect. It has unique characteristics as follows:

  • In primary materials cotton, silk, synthetics, and wool included.
  • It is very lustrous
  • Has a glossy face
  • Its weave is particular
  • Features a dull interior side
  • It uses in bedding, furnishings, and upholstery

2. Crepe

Crepe is a tightly-woven and flowy material with twisted fibers. It features:

  • Matte face
  • Light
  • Elegant drape
  • Slightly wrinkled
  • Crinkled texture
  • Grainy surface
  • Its two-way stretch is flexible

Crepe is mostly loved for its stunning drape and silky handle. Designers find it easier to work with.

3. Velvet

The depth, glossiness, and drama of velvet weave make it ideal for feminine evening dresses. Fashionistas are in love with marbled velvet hence it has become a popular option for formal attire. It can be made of silk or synthetic fibers. Its qualities are:

  • Highly durable
  • Shimmery surface
  • Smooth and touchy
  • Soft textured
  • Strong and gorgeous sheen
  • Graceful and soft drape

4. Chiffon

This is yet another beautiful fabric that comes in various versions. Chiffon may be crafted from rayon, cotton, silk, or synthetic fibers. It features:

  • Lightweight
  • Plain weave
  • General tightness
  • Beautiful drape
  • Soft, supple, and sheer
  • It is constructed from tightly twisted yarns

Chiffon is perfect for gowns featuring a flowing skirt.

5. Organza

If you are looking for ethereal quality in couture gowns, organza fabric should be your ideal choice. This material consists of highly twisted fibers which are fabricated in a loose and plain weave. The organza comes from silk or synthetic fibers. The characteristics of this delicate fabric include:

  • Fine texture
  • Wiry feel
  • Sleek and light
  • Slight Sheen
  • Stiff and sheer
  • Crispy and dry touch