Lovely Finds: Handmade Jewelry

Seems everyone is posting

some version of ‘welcome to autumn,’

but this blogger is still thinking

B e a c h y  C h i c.

It’s more than

a summertime gig

or reserved for bronzy

babes lounging oceanside.

Beachy is a sTAtE Of mINd,

with loveliness that can bloom

anywhere and in every season…

To convince you,

I’m sliding a perfect

Mai Tai

across the cyber bar.


I’m beachy-high

so we’ll throw in fresh pineapple

and a virtual pupu platter too.

You really ARE spoiled.

my photo – my treasures

As you sip,

perhaps you’ll

collect some fresh

inspiration to keep summertime

and a beachy state of mind



{beachy fly}

Color me crazy for Smoobage

with its surfergirl owner.

It’s not just those

killer comfy earrings,

it’s Heather’s whole mermaidtastic

sassy Smoobage ‘tude:

“Peace to the geese

and hang loose to the moose.

These are my works

which receive lots of

love and light.”



Peace to the geese!!!!

It’s tough to get

beachier than feather-light

feathery adornment infused

with sunshine and peace

from a mermaid, yes?


Smoobage bling

is a far cry from “cute.”

More like

S to the E

to the X to the Y

so make good choices

when you’re barefootin it around in

Heather’s feathers,




{beachy bookshelf bling}

This is bling?


Quite simply,

it was natural pink sea fan bling

of which I was in dire need.


Big time.

Which is how I found a

Massachusetts shop full of lovely for

aquariums and beachy rooms.

Seen these sea fans placed

under glass or in a vignette

with shells?


Sarah Renee Designs

{gemtastically chic}

Recently I embarrassed myself

via perpetual posts about druzy stones.

It was while on a crystally goodness quest

I browsed Sarah’s shop to discover


As well as a lush variety of

beach girlie glam.

Sarah Renee Designs

Let’s not

fixate on her

purple royally-yummy druzy

or the model’s perfect shade of beachy blonde…

It’ll be ok.

Already enrolled in a 12-step

for obsessive blonde disorder.

Med Beach Stones

{rock your beachy bad self}

Have I mentioned

these stone hearts make my

tender one go pitter patter?

Really? Just 38 times?

Naturally formed

heart-shaped stones

from Israel

look great everywhere and

feel somewhere between sweetly smooth

and texturally dreamy in the hand.

Nichole Riley

{feminine with edge}

Speaking of a dreamy touch,

Southern girl Nichole’s

go-to jewelry design style

is all about

tenderly wire-wrapping

gorgeous briolettes.

Like these

*brand spanking new*

Lite Air earrings.

A perfect shade

of oceany-aqua-blue,

soft, feminine,

and lusciously balanced

with the metal wrap.

Nichole Riley

…and a little seagull told me

Nichole’s facebook page offers secret discounts.

Are we needing further refreshment?

Comin’ right up.

A digital Raspberry Caipirinha

for the ooomph you need to continue.

Next stop?

South America.


{beachy for a cause}

I fell for Johanna’s

(a compassionate soul living in Peru)

laid back, artfully rustic chic pieces

perfect for wearing to the beach or

for evoking memories of it.

30% of sales support young Rosita

who needs the funds for medical treatment,

and I love the idea of speding holiday shopping

dollars where it’s going to make a solid difference

to a family’s ‘everyday.’

Let’s trot back to the states.

Stone Alloy

{lakeshore lovely}

Don’t you LOVE learning new things?

Great Lakes lover and owner

of Stone Alloy, Val

educated me about


Slag doesn’t have the sexiest ring.

Get over it.

(Slag would like to remind you

she rhymes with SWAG.)

“Prized glass rocks…

known to have been disposed of

in the 1800’s along certain areas

of the lake where iron ore

factories operated.

The material has tumbled

for well over 150 years to form

these very cool stones.”

Sea Glass Nautical Necklace - Genuine Pure Found - on Sterling Silver  "Sailor Blues"

Sea glass nautical necklace

Val sees beauty and potential in

stones collected from the Lakes that others

may consider less than desirable.

She transforms the imperfectly perfect

into beautiful handmade treasures.

Stone Alloy

Earrings with rare “Lelandite” blue slag glass.

Aren’t the earthy turquoise found “slag”

(tumbling underwater for 150 years)


SAS Appeal

{bling on a budget}

When a designer has

a love affair with collecting pieces

while traveling and serving in the Navy,

sometimes this gives birth to a shop.

SAS Appeal’s coin pearl earrings (above)

are an affordably chic way

to inject instant beach appeal

for just a few coins.

LH Jewelry

{beauty and the beach}



Beachy doesn’t mean gnarly.

Beachy can be like totally elegant!

Exhibit A:

Laura knows her way ’round a hoop…so to speak.

Light, graceful, and dripping with

aqua chalcedony and black garnet,

these babies do double duty.

Wear the hoops with the stones,

or if you like, slip them off

to wear the hoops naked

(indeed we’re in beach mode,

so please interpret the instructions

any way you like).

LH Jewelry

Right now, Laura is loving:

“Rough minerals like chopped

agate and rough diamonds and

using them in my fall and

winter collections.

The raw beauty of rough stones

woven into polished jewelry intrigues me.”

Simple Daisy

{beachy keen}

Don’t tell my heart,

my preachy beachy heart,

but Simple Daisy had me at ‘simple.’

Organic. Simple. Inspired.

Heather is a true artisan

who makes metal and gemstones


Simple Daisy’s

Beach Pebble Bangle

is delicate minimalism at its best.

The handformed sterling bracelet

features an organic charm created

from fine silver clay.

Simple Daisy

Silver clay?

Am I the only one who thinks that’s beyond cool?

Heather’s passion for living a creative life

radiates like sunshine from her shop and blog.

“I know that the more I allow myself to nurture

that side of me, the more it just starts coming…

I want everyone to nurture that part of themselves.”

Hope you discovered a treasure or five

from this sand-between-the-toes collection, and…

now it’s your turn.
Ye who are buzzed
from lovely cyber liquor…

Have a favorite
go-to beachy chic accessory?
And is the temperature beachy
in your neck of the woods?
(In the 90’s here).

Peace to you right where you are.

 Hello Lovely at times partners with

with companies I  love and think may interest you.



  1. September 2, 2011 / 5:19 am

    Totally buzzed and totally inspired! Your words, your attitude, your wit, your always lovely finds (thank you for the introductions!)and the Mai Tai – just what I needed! I am not ready for fall either..! (:

    Happy labor day weekend to you lovely friend.

    Warm hugs,


  2. September 2, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    i'm always wittier and more brilliant in blogland to tipsy/buzzed readers so shhhhhhh, it's tricky but cyber cocktails are just the ticket. (and no hangover!)


  3. September 3, 2011 / 12:01 am

    Just what the doctor ordered for the end of the week and the end of summer. Keeping summer alive a bit longer…it's in the high 90's here. We'll have another Mai Tai please!
    Angela and Renee

  4. September 3, 2011 / 4:40 am

    Thank you for the kind words…
    Have a great Labor Day weekend.

  5. September 3, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Our summer is all be gone and fall is in the air but who doesn't love a little something to keep summer alive, love the earrings from Nichole Riley. We find stone hearts once in a while here in NH love them. I hope you're enjoying your long holiday weekend!

  6. September 3, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the cyber Mai Tai friend!
    Yummy. I am so conservative with my jewelry but I can totally appreciate and love all these pieces!
    I do need to get some of the heart rocks you have been blogging about, I totally understand why you keep sharing them — they are awesome!

    I love the beach 365/24-7.
    Must be bc I am born under a sun sign…. cancer the crab!

    Now I have to check out your post on the striped pillows… so up my alley.

  7. September 4, 2011 / 8:06 am

    Oh how I long to be a Bronzy Babe lounging Oceanside, with stud muffin Cabana Boys serving me drinks with tiny umbrellas… on the sands of Bora-Bora… well, if you're gonna Dream, I always say DREAM BIG! *Winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert… where we have miles and miles of Beach… and no Ocean… LOL… Dawn… The Bohemian

  8. September 4, 2011 / 10:17 am

    Oh you always show off the most gorgeous jewelry! Summer is almost gone here in rainy Manchester and there is a definite autumnal chill in the air but I will hang on to every last warm breeze by perusing these fabulous shops and drinking your scrummy hang-over free cyber cocktails!

    (Just don't let me get too cyber drunk and start spending non-cyber money because – um – I have been known to do that)

    Hope your weekend is fabulous my darlin xxx

  9. September 4, 2011 / 12:22 pm

    Oh my…..I LOVE all of the gorgeous jewelry! Beachy happiness is my favorite:)
    Thanks for including Simple Daisy in your awesome post!!
    Have a great day:)

  10. September 5, 2011 / 11:20 am

    Drool drool drool drool, (confused in between on what- model's blonde shade/ jewelry or beachy delights) but still more drools. Wish I could take them out from the screen, not the model here!

    By the way, Im ready for fall. So very. La la la, this wicket orange heart sings 🙂

  11. September 5, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    These are all kind of beachy deliciousness!!!! I love Simple Daisy and I will have to check out the others, gorgeous!!!!

    ps. found a box, the boat is heading your way this week! Woo hoo!!!!

  12. September 7, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    Mai Tai – you're just my kind of gal! Loving this post and I'm also hanging on to the last of the summer (and hoping for an Indian Summer).

    So many wonderful treasures here, help me, my wallet wants to go squandering. The pink sea fan, pebble hearts and feather earrings are calling my name today.

    Thank you for such a beachy buzzy vibe on this grey day here. You're the best! xx

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