Bridesmaid Gifts – How to decide what jewellery bridesmaid gifts to give

May 9, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

So you’re planning your wedding and you’re on to the gifts part.

That can be worse than choosing the seating plan!
You want to give gifts that reflect your appreciation for the help you’ve had, and no bride is helped more than by her bridesmaids, so choosing the perfect bridesmaids gifts is a tricky one.

If you make a great choice for your bridesmaids gifts they will be remembered and be a token of your special day.  If you make a bad choice, they will be worn once (usually on your wedding day) then put in the back of a drawer.

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Art Deco Mothers Day

March 20, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

With Mothers Day coming up I’ve decided to treat myself.
I know I don’t really need a reason to treat myself, heck, the sheer fact that it’s nearly the weekend is enough for me to decide to buy myself a present, but this time it’s going to be something different.

It’s not going to be a piece of art deco jewellery.  That’s right, I said, it’s not going to be a piece of art deco jewellery.  No, I’m going to buy myself a book, and it’s going to be this one. Art Deco: 1910-1939

I’ve decided that I need more eye-candy to browse through when I’m in need of inspiration so my plan is to start a vast and superbly interesting collection of art deco books that sum up the era completley.

After browsing through Amazon, this seems to be the best one to start with.  In fact, I can’t believe I don’t have it already, so that’s my little present to myself bought.  Is there any other books you can suggest to go into my art deco book collection?

Gifts for men

March 9, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

How hard is this?  Amazingly hard!

Buying gifts for men is one common problem that every girl shares.  You may want to show them that you appreciate them, be it your brother, father, husband or boyfriend but buying gifts for him isn’t always easy.

The problem with buying gifts for him, that special someone in your life, is that most men are a bit uncommunicative about what they want.
If, like me, you want to choose a gift that will be unique, original and loved, Read more

Birthday gift – 5 ways to select the perfect birthday gift

February 9, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

This year will be different, this year you’ll buy a birthday gift that will be cherished and loved.
Gone are the days of typical  and boring birthday gifts, this time, your birthday present will surpass all others.

How?  By following these simple five steps to birthday gift heaven… Read more

Art Deco Picture Frame

February 5, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

I like to have a lot of visual things around me and I find that nothing makes me feel more glamorous than art deco picture frames.

When I was getting my own place, and didn’t know much about style and found it all a little intimidating, a close friend told me, ‘Pick one thing that embodies your style and work out from that.’  The one thing I chose was an art deco picture frame and it’s kind of gone on from there.

I know it’s a little silly, but having my jewellery displayed in art deco picture frames, as well as beautiful glamorous art deco film stars, makes creating a look so much easier.
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Art Deco Brooch – 5 Ways to wear it

February 4, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

I saw this Art Deco Red Pin Brooch over at Amazon and thought it was just lovely.  With dark silver toned design, this art deco brooch has red rhinestones with red acrylic stones.
Even better, this art deco brooch has been reduced!  It is now only $14.99, from $29.97.  Bargain!

And although we all love the art deco brooch, what’s the best way to wear it?

You could just pin the art deco brooch to your top, but here are five ways to be a little more adventurous with it.

1. Clip it on to a chain, ribbon or existing pendant to make an art deco necklace.

2. Pin the art deco brooch onto your bag or purse – you can do this Read more

Wedding Jewellery

January 27, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

It’s funny, but getting great wedding jewellery can be something that’s overlooked.

Most brides I talk to spend months, heck, even years getting the wedding flowers, wedding photography and wedding dress just right, they even spend more time on the wedding favours than they do the wedding jewellery.

A white pearl necklace.
Image via Wikipedia

It’s all that until a few weeks before when it

suddenly hits them.  ‘What wedding jewellery have I got?’ Read more

How to display your jewellery using Art Deco Picture Frames

January 15, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

Art Deco picture frames are so beautiful.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one thing that Art Deco picture frames all have in common is that they are very stylish.

Now I know that there is nothing better than a picture of you or your loved one beaming out of a vintage Art Deco picture frame, but there is another use.

Art Deco picture frames make a divine and completely original way to display your smaller items of jewellery.  You have to be particularly choosy here, otherwise, you are in danger of spoiling the essential glamour that makes up the beauty of the art deco picture frame, but done in the right way, it can be a marvel.  And if, like me you have a vast array of jewellery and sometimes forget what items you have then this may be the answer.

It’s also a trick I used when I owned a jewellery outlet, I’d drape necklaces and bracelets over the art deco picture frame and fill the inside with art deco brooches and they always got a lot of attention and as a result, the jewellery I displayed sold faster.

You can be as creative as you like with this, so use this just as a guide, let your inner expression out!  Oh, and if you’re especially good at making these they also make great gifts. Read more

Valentine jewellery – how to make the right choice

January 12, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 

It’s coming up to that time of year again, the time when we can spoil ourselves, cough, sorry our loved ones, on something really special for Valentine’s Day.

But how to choose the perfect Valentine’s gift?

It’s something that I can do brilliantly for myself (and I believe that every girl should treat herself at Valentines instead of waiting for a man to do it) but something I struggle Read more

Art Deco Style – Why it makes such good jewellery

January 8, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas · Comment 
Art Deco Style

Art Deco Style is everywhere, it was a design movement in 1920’s and since then it’s had a huge affect on just about everything including architecture, fashion, interior design, the arts and film.
But the area where I think Art Deco style has really taken off, is in jewellery.  Read more