Valentine's Gift Guide: Amber Bryce, #jewelery #handmade #soul

 
I have had the pleasure of working with Amber Bryce on a variety of pieces in the past, and she most certainly has become more than just a jewelry designer to me. She speaks a special language...she speaks from the soul, and teaches you to listen to your heart and trust yourself.

Amber is offering the unique opportunity to work with her in a free consultation to create your Soul Signature piece. This is a process that I highly recommend; I wear my every single day and know that it is a piece that is attached to my very core.


During the process, you will will learn so much about yourself. You will learn what your heart truly wants, what you are afraid of {good and bad}, what has been holding you back, and how you are going to crash through those road blocks. It's an intuitive experience, and one you will not regret having.


Sign up for your free Soul Signature consult today!


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Valentine's Gift Guide Feature: Love Me Knott - Bilton Creations, #jewelry #ldnont #handmade


Are you drawn to the raw power and beauty of natural stones? Designer Amanda Knott Bilton of Love Me Knott - Bilton Creations is and uses these elements in her handmade jewelry to create one of a kind pieces that are sure to become favorites in your accessory line up.


Love Me Knott - Bilton Creations also creates one of a kind bracelets, bookmarks and other accessories. All feature raw stones and silver, and are handmade. You can be sure that you are getting a truly unique handmade piece when you purchase from Love Me Knott - Bilton Creations!

Check out the ad in the Gift Guide, and mention it with your next order for 25% off!



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Valentine's Gift Guide Feature: FMoon Origami Jewelry #jewelry #ldnont #handmade



I'm sure you've all seen origami before, but have you seen teeny tiny little origami owls, cranes and flowers made into beautiful jewelry?

 
I can honestly say that I have never seen jewelry quite like it, and think that it is really special. Created by a designer in London, Ontario, Fmoon Origami Jewelry is all handmade and individually designed. No two pieces will ever be the same, so you truly are getting a one of a kind piece of art.






FMoon is coming up with new designs all the time, including the beautifully handsculpted origami flowers above, just in time for Valentine's Day. Other designs feature butterflies, owls, and the iconic crane.

To see more from FMoon Origami Jewelry, check them out below!


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Valentine's Gift Guide Feature: Baily Belle, #handmade #jewelry #accessories






You've seen me feature Baily Belle time and time again, and it's one Etsy shop that I continue to support and shop from. Designer Vanessa Baily has been creating up a storm of beautiful, unique and one of a kind pieces for her shop Baily Belle, and I'm thrilled to be featuring her in the Valentine's Gift Guide.



One of her newest pieces that I absolutely adore is her handmade customizable dreamcatcher necklace. I have never seen anything quite like it and it is so beautiful, it is worth adding to your collection.




Stunning right? As a special treat for Sweet Stella's readers, Vanessa is offering a great discount for Valentine's Day!




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Custom Spirit Jewelry by Amber Bryce Intuitive Luxury Jewelry Design

A month or so ago, Amber Bryce contacted me about creating my soul signature piece. I was a little baffled as to why she chose me, but once we started working together, everything fell into place very naturally and I am truly thankful to have had this experience with her.

First, Amber sent me a questionnaire that really made me do some soul searching. What were the things in life that were holding me back? What did I want more of? What was I afraid of?

Once we uncovered those areas, we had a Skype date and dug a little deeper. What were the things that I wanted to honour? Where did I want to stand?

Ultimately, we knew that I wanted to stand in my own power, and rely on my own strength.

What she created was beyond my imagination.


Moonstone (centre) - enhances intuition, protection, balances chakras. When Amber mentioned it, I knew it was perfect...it's also Owen's birthstone.
Citrine (top stone) - encourages self confidence
Imperial Topaz (peach stones) - self realization and encourages dreams; imparts strength to quiet wild emotions
Aquamarine (blue along the edges and top) - closer relationship with inner self. This is a really powerful addition to the pendant as it would have been the baby's birthstone.

I asked Amber to add a full moon somehow into the design, since it was a full moon when I had the miscarriage in August. She fit it in so seamlessly, it's perfect.


Amber also included this note. She reminded me to stand in my own power, and to live my most beautiful life.

credit: Hanlon Lain Photography
It is a piece that I wear every single day and that heats up to my touch, bring calm when I need it and balances my soul.

If you feel stuck, confused on your path, or need a push, I highly recommend working with Amber Bryce to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry based on your own intuition. I promise, you will be amazed as what you discover in the process.

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Celeb{rate} Tuesday: Without Further Adieu..

Julia Childs...

The Devil who wore Prada...{and will again!}

Ms. Thatcher...

A beauty queen...

Simply the most magnetic actress of our time. Stunning...

I could go on and on and on about Ms. Streep, but all I can say is that having the opportunity to design a custom brooch for her has been the opportunity of a lifetime.



An asbtract approach this time - twisting the white clay into a sinuous line of shape and form. Paired with light blue to pick up on Meryl's eye and a light gold for a spark of shimmer...

More abstract brooches will be in the shop this fall, all modeled off of this one of a kind stunner made just for Ms. Streep!

August Sponsor Love

Giving a great big shout out to those that support this little artsy-farsty nook in the Blogosphere!


Love Me Knott - Bilton Creations is a gemstone, glass beads and customized jewelry shop on Etsy, run by Amanda Knott. Her creations are absolutely fantastic, whimsical, fun...with a little bit of boho every now and then! She also creates fun children's jewelry, keychains, bracelets and anklets!



Banners on the Cheap is a great resource for all of your banner needs, and as this posts right now I am using mine for the very first time at Art in the Park! Their high quality vinyl banners are amazing and come with brass grommets in the corners to make hanging from your tent, table or wall a breeze! From order to delivery, every part of the process is easy as pie! And the banners aren't just for businesses...get them for parties, birthday's, schools and weddings too!!

BlogHer Sponsor Love: Amber Bryce Luxe Bohemian Jewelry


Today marks 30 days until BlogHer...thirty! Pretty amazing and I would be where I am in my journey without my amazing sponsors.

Amber Bryce has taken my inspiration for my look, and really done some amazing things. She has truly embraced who I am as an artist, with a wee bit of rocker edge, and I am really excited to see the designs for my evening outfits!

One of my favourite pieces in her shop is the Labradorite Balck Spinel 925 Oxidized Earrings



They are absolutely stunning, and such a fun design! Featuring Labradorites and Black Spinel, these earrings are truly works of art. Everything from the wrapped lotus leaf design to the swishing gems is unique, and you're sure to be the hit at Sparklecorn with these beauties hanging from your ears!


BlogHer Sponsor Love: Amber Bryce


Words cannot express how in love I am with this pendant that Amber has designed for me, which I will be wearing during the daytime at the sessions and workshops.

When Amber was designing the piece, she was impeccable with her attention to detail. She asked me what patterns I love, what textures speak to me...I picked paisley. It reminds me of my husband since he loves paisley ties, and I really love the flowing lines and intricate detail in the pattern.

Then, she asked me if there was a phrase or initial I would want etched on the other side. Hmm...immediately, I thought about having my son's O engraved, but my heart strings were tugged in another direction.

Let It Be.

For anyone who knows me personally, it was my Dad's favourite song, and the one that was played at his funeral seven years ago. It's also the memorial tattoo that I have for him on the back of my neck.

It's perfect...and Amber designed a piece so amazing...I'm absolutely in love with it.


Amber has captured something truly unique in this piece...the relationship between a father and daughter.