Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lilac Turtles at Little Luxuries

For the 2011 season, Just So! designed an exclusive jewelry collection for Little Luxuries on Mackinac Island. Little Luxuries is a wonderful boutique focusing on charming handmade and specialty items. Our line for Little Luxuries is called "The Lilac Turtle" and is named both for Mackinac Island's annual Lilac Festival as well as the Native American name for the island (which means "Great Turtle," a reference to the Island's shape). Shown here are sterling silver charm necklaces created from impressions of a rustic Latin American wax seal featuring a sea turtle. These large charms are accented with oval freshwater pearls and hung on Italian-made black leather cords. Handmade in Michigan with elements from around the world, these wear-with-anything necklaces are a mix of old and new with special Island meaning!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gold Seals

Pictured here are two of my favorite Victorian Charm designs in 14K gold. The Forget-Me-Not charm is shown on the right with a pearl accent. My favorite design of all is the Philosophy charm. The large Philosophy charm is shown on the right with a .20 diamond bezel-set accent and a beautiful open link gold chain. It's a privilege to work with the wonderful 19th century wax letter seals and transform them into designs that are fresh and meaningful for today!