Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fashion Trends We're Watching In 2019



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The 2018 obsession with all things celestial was all-encompassing, and while the universe still captures our collective imagination, next year we’re excited to bring a little more of our attention back down to Earth, embracing the bounty of inspiration right here on our home planet. “We’re officially declaring 2019 the year of being real,” explains Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson. “And Etsy sellers are leading the charge with all-natural products, a focus on sustainability, and decor cues sourced straight from Mother Earth.” From warm sandstone hues to pretty pressed flowers, the trends topping next year’s list encourage us to celebrate all the awesomeness around us—and we mean all of it. (That’s right: maximalism is back, too!) “We’re calling it now: Burnt orange is
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about to be everywhere,” says Dayna. “I’m excited to see this earthy hue take over our homes and outfits.” So if you need us, we’ll be lounging on the couch in our new favorite burnt orange linen jumpsuit, nestled under a cozy burnt orange printed throw, admiring our growing collection of burnt orange statement earrings—and making Dayna’s dreams come true.


And it's true! Last weekend I took my 13 year old daughter out for a little 'mommy-daughter time' at the mall and after stopping for coffee we started window shopping to pick up a few items of clothing for her. Well I thought I was back in 1970 with Burnt Oranges and Earth Tones being the dominant colors and corduroy mini skirts being the main clothing item to adorn all the long legged mannequins from one side of the mall to the other, and in every isle! I thought I heard Austin Powers exclaim 'Just GROOVY Baby!!' in a couple of the stores.

So come visit us at Handmade Jewelry Haven to get YOUR groove on with one of our Dragon Bracelets or perhaps a one of a kind Seaglass Necklace!
(source: Etsy Blog)
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Beachcombing Magazine Review



I thought I would share with you my thoughts on my newest magazine subscription.

I haven't subscribed to magazines for many years as, well, the internet came along, and it had an abundant array of stuff to read, and it was 'free'.
However, as some of you know, I decided to join the Bead Society of Palm Beach (which I am loving - another post :) and all of the lovely ladies there told me that I just haven't LIVED until I subscribed to Bead and Button. Which I did. In fact, I enjoy getting that magazine so much that I also got a subscription to 'Antique Bottle & Glass Collector' magazine - mainly to try and help identify seaglass shards that I find. So when I got a notification about Beachcombing Magazine, I immediately subscribed.

Well, to tell you I love it would be an understatement! It was a little on the pricey side for me at almost $40 for an annual subscription, however after receiving the magazine, I now think they have under-priced themselves! The magazine is easily twice the size of a standard magazine and it is just beautifully put together. The professionally photographed images are big and bright and the articles were intriguing.

One of the things I loved about this inaugural issue was the introduction of the contributors along with how to reach them on social media. I followed a few of them and to my surprise, some followed back and some I conversed with, such as Jason Sandy, who is an American 'Mudlarker' in London. Don't know what a 'Mudlarker' is? I didn't either! But I found out that they are very similar to Seaglassers, as they search through mud at low tide along rivers for artifacts. His article in the magazine was aptly named, 'Pirates Of The River Thames'. He can be found on Instagram @jasonmudlark . 


Another great article was 'The Collector Interview' with Leilani Yee. Her GORGEOUS collections of shells and seaglass from her home state of Hawaii were just breathtaking!


The featured item in this issue was Yellow Seaglass. Yellow is one of the rarest colors of seaglass that can be found, maybe 1 in every 6000 pieces found! The article had wonderful full color photos and great facts on its make and origin.

Really I could go on and on about this magazine and would highly recommend you getting this for yourself or perhaps someone you know that is a Beachcomber?
You can subscribe here: Beachcoming Magazine.


Be sure to come check out some Handmade Seaglass Jewelry at Handmade Jewelry Haven!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy New Year on a Wordless Wednesday!



Here's to wishing everyone a Happy New Year from us to you!


What are YOU hoping for this year?

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