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Accessorize Using Sears Coupon Codes

18 Feb

We women love to dress up and accessorize. Not only do we want the right outfit for every occasion but we also want to have the right accessories (read: jewelries) to go with the outfit. However, we are also always on the look out for the best deals available. We want to look for ways we can save while being fashionable at the same time. Accessories don't come cheap after all.

One way to save for jewelries and other accessories is to use the likes of sears coupon codes. Sterling silver, gem stones, and diamonds are just a few items that will go well with any outfit combination.You can always resort to the web for discount deals and bargains on your favorite accessories.

So how do you manage to save up on jewelries and accessories without totally ditching fashion and quality? We'd like to hear how you find the best deals in town and where to look for it.

Petmeds and Bling For Your Pets

15 Feb

Speaking of bling for your pets, the very first thing that comes to my mind is the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. If you haven't seen it , it is a 2008 comedy film from Walt Disney Pictures featuring a Beverly Hills Chihuahua named Chloe (voice of Drew Barrymore) who was dognapped in Mexico.

Enough about the movie, all I wanted to say was, if you haven't seen dressed up and bling-ed pets then better see this one. The movie shows that pets can be glamorous creatures as well. Besides, pets really do need more than Petmeds. They need blings, dresses and other accessories as well. Most of the time pets can dress up like their owners too.

Long ago, I never thought that pets can be another 'accessory' to your get up all together. Just look at the pets belonging to the stars. Now they have blings for pets, even. (Whoever said the jewelries are for humans only?!) So… what bling is your pet wearing?

Above Ground Pool or Beach: be fashionable!

15 Feb

Above Ground Pool or Beach: be fashionable!
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It's summer time in my part of the globe and whether you are swimming in an above ground pool or the beach, make sure you have the appropriate swimwear and added pizzaz.

For the beach, I'd say jewelries made out of seashells, beads and other semi-precious stones are most appropriate. Think along the lines of stuff that won't tarnish in sea water and too much exposure in the sun. Anything in gold does not disappoint either. But then don't wear too much jewelries when going swimming as you don't want to totally lose your valuables. Besides, you don't go to the beach to just display your fashionable self. You are there for the sun, the tan, and the water, right? Well…unless you want to do it like the celebrities.

But then you can still be fashionable on the beach without putting on too much accessories.

Jewelry as Baby Shower Favors

3 Feb

During baby showers, it's not only the mom-to-be who receives presents. It has now become the norm to give out favors to guests at a baby shower party to say 'thank you' for being there and for their guests to remember the event by.

When it comes to baby shower favors, there are plenty of options that will suit every budget. The classic choices are small gift items that are baby related, but since the recipients are not the ones who will become new parents soon, it could be also be totally unrelated to babies, pregnancy or children.

If your guests are mostly women, small trinkets or jewelry will surely be well-appreciated. It doesn't have to be like the $600 pearl bracelets Tori Spelling's guests were given during her baby shower party. Choose something simple and classic in design that will be well-received by women with varying tastes. At the end of the day, it's still the thought that counts, not the price tag.

Gear-up For Summer Vacation Deals

29 Jan

Hitting the beach this summer? Then start looking for summer vacation deals way ahead of time before they all run out. As long as there's a beach, it doesn't matter where the destination is. So, gear up for summer and the beach.

Swim wear? Check.
Rubber flip-flops? Check.
Snorkel equipments? Check
Hat, sun-visors and shades? Check.
Sun protection lotion? Check.
Beach jewelries? X

Speaking of jewelries…do you really need one on the beach? Not necessarily. But if you must insist, pick out jewelries appropriate for summer and the beach. Nothing extravagant necessary for a fashionable summer vacation. In fact, you can even make your own beach jewelry out of seashells and other beach-themed charms. Making your own beach jewelry will definitely save you some money.

So hit the beach this summer and don't forget to pack up your beach gears, jewelries and other accessories. Happy summer time, everyone. Have fun at the beach!

Discount Printing for an Etsy Jewelry Catalog?

21 Dec

I swear, I am just drooling at all unique, handmade jewelry I see while browsing Etsy. Most of the pieces are really quite cheap, considering they are all hand crafted and are therefore unique. Sure, a seller can make dozens of a particular style, but because the each piece is made by hand, there's bound to be slight differences with each final product.

At any rate, Etsy sure beats any jeweler's catalog in terms of variety. From the classic silver and gold chains and rings to precious gemstones to paper (yes, paper!) Etsy has them all. I wonder if there's a print version of Etsy. It cannot be that expensive to produce a print catalog with discount printing packages. If a seller can "promote her item" by paying for a premium listing, why not for a print listing?

Go have a look at the range of jewelry at Etsy and you'll see what I mean!

Noir Jewelry

16 Jul

Designer Fashion Jewelry

Leeora Catalan, creator of the influential accessories design house nOir, began her career at Ralph Lauren and Oscar De La Renta before making her mark as a successful fashion stylist. In 1996 she launched nOir. Leeora has collaborated with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Diesel, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, and Nanette LePore, creating jewelry for their runway shows.

gold cuff
Noir Crystal Bow 7-1/2" Cuff Bracelet
Complete the trimmings of your ensemble with the trendy look of this Crystal "Bow" Cuff Bracelet. Textured details swathe the borders and center of the bow-shaped station, which centers the dainty cuff. Bringing a glamorous glitter to the design, round clear crystals encrust the "bow" from pavé settings.
$20

turquoise bracelet
Noir Stone Station Oversized 5" Cuff Bracelet
Stations of faceted rectangular stones (approx. 22.5×22.5×4.3mm) adorn the cuff bracelet, accenting in a stacked design from raised bezel settings. Substantial in size, the cuff features rounded ends for comfort and wearing ease. Goldtone (with tiger's eye) or silvertone (rhodium-plated with simulated turquoise).
$150

gold link necklace
Noir Interlocking Mesh Link 42" Necklace
Popcorn-style links compose the necklace, leading into an alternating pattern of small and large, oval mesh links. Boasting supreme shine, the polished finish gleams against the contrast of your clothing.
$50

Noir Jewelry has been worn by celebrities including Madonna, Iman, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Paris Hilton. Leeora had been a stylist for two years, when a friend had asked her to style his fashion show. He wanted her to find super-long jet necklaces with tassels. She couldn't find them in the market, so she made them. After the show, Bloomingdale's fashion director expressed an interest, and Vogue Italy wanted to shoot them. She had to think of a name fast! Noir came to mind since all the jewelry was black.

Zirconite Jewelry

19 Jun

Simulated Diamond Jewelry

Zirconite is a high intensity super cut Cubic Zirconia with a lifetime warranty. The Zirconite Jewelry Collection is handcrafted in Sterling Silver with Platinum or 18K gold plating, as well as in solid 14K gold. Zirconite is a diamond simulate having optical characteristics that are very close to natural diamonds. It is crystal grown under tremendous heat of 5000'F (the hardest steel melts at around 3000'F) and was developed by the Russians.

cubic zirconia bracelet
Zirconite Sterling Silver Clear Tennis Bracelet
Cubic Zirconia Square Cut 4MM
Synthetic Rhodium .925 Sterling Silver Covered in .925 Sterling Silver
White Square Cut Cubic-Zirconia
Part of the Zirconite Collection
Features Diamond Accent
Length: 7.5"
$183

enamel cuff
Zirconite Fleur de Lis Enamel Bracelet
Add a Dash of Sparkle with this Cuff Bracelet
Features Embossed Design
Enamel Nickel-Free Metal
Hinged for Easy On/Off
Green Faux Jewels
Diameter: 6.5 cm.
$28

zirconite ring
Zirconite White Solid Cushion Cut Ring
• Show off Your Colorful Side with this Square Fashion Ring
• Features Pave Border
• White Cubic-Zirconia
• Genuine Gemstone
• Enamel Band
$16

Zirconite has a refractive index, dispersion, and hardness very close to a diamond. Diamond, one of the hardest materials known to man is rated 10, at the top of the hardness scale. The hardness of Zirconite cubic zirconia ranges between 9.0 and 9.1, while ordinary cubic zirconia ranges between 8.5 and 8.9. Glass or sand is approximately 5 to 6, therefore dust and dirt will not scratch Zirconite.

Alex and Ani Jewelry

22 May

Designer Fashion Jewelry

Carolyn Rafaelian, creator and designer of Alex and Ani, was born into a family of jewelers. Growing up in Rhode Island, she spent many hours in her father's factory. Utilizing the family's massive archives of vintage stones, Swarovski crystals, and unique castings dating back to the 1940s, Rafaelian brilliantly turns the jewels of the past into present day gems. Alex and Ani, which is made in the USA, is named after her two daughters and features everything from feather earrings inspired by Lynrd Skynrd to spiritual medallions and, of course, the signature expandable wire bangle.

gemstone bangle bracelet
Alex and Ani Gold Expandable Wire Bangle
This Gold Expandable Wire Bangle will be your favorite signature piece. The bangle is expandable and easy to slip on. It is available in 18k gold vermeil with one of the following stones: amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, garnet, peridot and smokey quartz. Wear alone or stack them up. Signature patented expandable design. Made in the USA.
$148

The expandable bangle series, a cornerstone of the Alex and Ani collection, utilizes an innovative patented and original technology that replaces traditional clasps with a sliding mechanism, making each piece adjustable. The signature expandable feature, available in everything from an expandable wire bracelet to an expandable chain necklace, allows everyone to have a piece of jewelry customized for a perfect fit.

gold earrings
Alex and Ani Russian Gold Hoop Earrings
Drop hoop earrings with disK and texture detail. 3.5" long including French hook. Gold-plated recycled metal.
$68

Alex and Ani was created as a vehicle to enhance human consciousness. As the creator, Rafaelian continues to find innovative ways to design accessories, always looking for a way to add to the lives of everyday people. With a growing reputation as a gifted designer and trendsetter, Rafaelian plans to expand her brand further into the lifestyle industry.

expandable bracelets
Alex and Ani Shapes Expandable Bangle Set
Set of 7 wire bangles in a patented expandable design. Triangle and petal charms. 2.5" diameter. Gold-plated recycled metal.
$158

As alumna of the art and business schools at the University of Rhode Island and the American College in London, Rafaelian has successfully parlayed her entrepreneurial spirit and natural gift of style into a well articulated design expertise. Alex and Ani is sold at specialty stores such as Fred Segal, Henri Bendel and department stores nationwide including Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's.

Antica Murrina Italian Jewelry

15 May

Murano Glass Jewelry

The new antica Murrina Spring/Summer 2009 jewelry collection is quite amazing for the wonderful color combinations and refined details, a precious mix of creativity and modern design. Fascinating transparencies capture the light. Glass is shaped in form and color. Antica Murrina and its glass jewelry was born back in the 60s from the idea of two young Venetian brothers, Achille and Francesco Voltolina, starting with crystal and blown glass lamps.

glass charm bracelet
Murano Glass Heart Charm Bracelet Watch
A delicate and feminine watch by Antica Murrina also doubles as a charm bracelet with handmade Murano glass beads and heart charms making it a perfect accessory for any occasion. A heart-shaped watch face has Japanese movement.
$137

The biggest step for them was taken in 1988 when they added to their business one of Venice's oldest and most important traditions, a unique method of creating glass arts. The rebirth of this historic procedure was a great success, and a few years later the company was given its current name, Antica Murrina Veneziana. Because of their immense efforts to recover one of Venice's lost treasures, the brothers were given a medal of gratitude from the city's administration.

bead necklace
Coco Murano Glass Bead Necklace
Adorn yourself with Antica Murrina's elegant and unique charm necklace showcasing oblong gold links with dangling handmade Venetian glass beads in diverse shapes and bold colors. Also available in black.
$182

The Murrina technique of glass making was discovered in ancient Roman times but it became really popular in the 18th century, when the technique was so evolved that it allowed designs to be very elaborate and complicated. Long canes of glass are cut into tiny pieces and put together to form a design. The shape is then heated in the oven until it melts into one piece, to create the famous Murrina.

Murano glass necklace
Sofia Aqua Murano Glass Bauble Drop Necklace
Unique Murano glass necklaces, handmade in Venice, have modern sophistication with authentic personality to highlight your charm and personal style.
$168

In 1989, the Voltolina brothers registered their Antica Murrina brand and they immediately focused on fashionable glass jewelry with two new collections every year. In 2006, they opened their first Antica Murrina flagship store on St. Mark's Square in Venice and launched their project to open single brand boutiques, which now number fifty around the world and more ready to open.