G2G Jewelry, new designs on SALE! #sale #jewelry

Some of you may remember a particular hammered aluminum cuff that makes me feel like super woman. Well it was created by Ron Ostlund Jr., the artist behind G2G Jewelry, and he has some really exciting new work coming out that he is offering for a one time sale price before it hits the shelves at high end boutiques!

$45 shipping incl. (each)

Rivets and mixed metals - really amazing work is coming out of his shop and I am so excited to feature it here. The necklaces above are being offered right now for $45, shipping within Canada and USA included!

$35 shipping incl. (each)

$25 shipping incl. (each)
Interested in snagging one of Ron's new designs before they hit the stores? Order now!! He's only taking limited orders these items, so get them now!!

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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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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!


Sponsor Love: Love Me Knott



Sometimes that perfect summer dress needs a pop…a pop of purple 

Amanda from Love Me Knott has created the perfect purple dragon vein agate piece that will surely get you noticed at your next big event.



Chic and feminine, the purple is a lovely shade…almost muted with a grey undertone, and perfectly paired with white stones and intricate silver work.

The eye-catching pendant features a gorgeous veining, named the Dragon Vein, and picks up on the various undertones in the piece. Oranges….grey…a slight olive tone. It really is the perfect piece for any wardrobe. 

Dress it down with a white t-shirt and jeans, or make a statement with a black cocktail dress and big sparkly heels!

Mompreneur Monday: BailyBelle has a new look!

Remember that little shop I introduced you to earlier in the year, BailyBelle? Well...Ms. Vanessa has been working incredibly hard on her new website and I want to share it with you!!

The new BailyBelle features the same infinity scarves that I've fallen in love with, but also an incredibly celebrity collection, and unique eco-friendly tote bags that are too adorable not to share!




Vanessa has designed custom pieces for Lauren Conrad, Tenley Molzahn, Zooey Deschanel and Kim Kardashian! Pretty amazing if you ask me!


She's even been taking some of her older pieces, tearing them apart, and creating something totally new from them. I think it's so incredibly refreshing to meet an artist who has vision, and isn't afraid to look at something they've done, appreciate it for what it is, and turn it into something fantastic and new.





I proudly own four rings, an infinity scarf, am getting a custom business card holder made for my trip to BlogHer and own this amazing piece!


The photo does not do the necklace justice. It is so incredibly awesome, I just adore it!! It packs such an amazing punch, and is a real coversation starter.

Don't own a piece of BailyBelle yet? Hop on over to her Etsy shop...get 10% off with code BLOGHER


Celeb{rate} Tuesday: Bitten

I literally squealed when I got the email about sending something from my studio to this amazing woman who is set to have a Blockbuster of a summer...leading into a move that I am dying to see in the fall {as I'm sure many of you Twi-hards are!}



I'm just over-the-moon to have created this ribbed pebble design for Ashley Greene. It's so simple and yet so perfect for her {I think}.

And what's pretty awesome is that I can recreate this exclusive design over and over again right in my studio. Picture it in copper, white, navy or even lilac. Choose a colour that suits your personality...maybe the Pantone colour for 2012, tangerine!

I'm not sure what to call this design; that's where you come in. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think Ashley's exclusive design should be called!

Bitten?

Vamp?

Ribbed?

Magic?

Bas (as in bas relief)?

Let me know!! Name Ashley's design!

Celeb{rate} Tuesday: A Bit of Edge

Taking things up a notch this week...and for the next few weeks actually.

While I am still staying true to my roots with sculpting and being girly, I am bringing a bit of edge to some of my designs. Specifically, ones that are leaving my studio and are on their way to some amazing style icons in Hollywood.

Take the oversized pansy for example...and turn it silver.



Incredible!

It's so awesome to take someone fantastically edgy like Kim Kardashian, and morph an oversized pansy ring to suit her style. A silver pansy with white stamen, on a silver ring. Simple? Absolutely! Stunning? You betcha!

I really really hope that she loves it, and if you love it...let me know! I've already had one order, and will happily create this ring over and over. It's just so much fun to make, and the silver clay takes on a sparkly and swirly property during the firing process.

Love it? Let me know!

BlogHer Sponsor Love: Amber Bryce...Mi Alma Para

I absolutely cannot wait to share this new piece from Amber Bryce - Luxe Bohemian Jewelry with you.


How stunning is that!? Amber has delicately set Genuine Crystal Drusy, Aquamarine, London Blue & White Topaz, Moonstone in sterling silver and fine silver components to create a showstopping piece that is truly one of a kind; it will never be replicated!

It is so lovely and romantic, telling the perfect story of a summer romance on the beach. Stones clinging together in perfect harmony....peaceful and wonderful.

It pairs perfectly with a simple white tshirt, as all of Amber's gorgeous pieces do, and a pair of bermuda shorts for the day...maybe with a pair of graphite gladiator sandals.

Then take it up a notch and pair it with a stunning black peplum cocktail dress? Wowzah!


Celeb{rate} Tuesday: The Graceful Ballerina

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

A few months ago, I started following Tenley Molzahn on Twitter and Facebook. I had admired her spirit way back when she was on The Bachelor, and was thrilled when she and Kiptyn declared their love for one another {and are happily still going strong}



She just exudes happiness and joy. She's stunning, to say the least, an i am so happy to have created a one of a kind oversized statement ring for her.

A beautiful white pansy with a plum coloured stamen and dark green tendrils. I sketched it out and just knew that it needed to find a home in Tenley's collection.

The creativity flowed into a beautiful reporter style journal with a beachy feel, and an antique skeleton key.

Hopefully she likes them!

What do you think?

BlogHer Sponsor Love: Amber Bryce - Luxe Bohemian Jewelry



When I first started thinking about BlogHer and the amazing events that surround it, immediately my mind started wandering to but what will I wear? I just knew from reading bloggers like Jenni From The Blog and Goober Monkey that having a standout wardrobe is essential, but I also want to have my personal style shine through.

That’s when a light bulb went off in my pretty little head, and I contacted Amber Bryce - Luxe Bohemian Jewelry. Not only do I stand for the same core values in reducing ones carbon footprint and being as ecofriendly within your art as possible, but her designs have a boho rocker edge to them that I simply adore.

Now, I’m the kind of girl who wears the same earrings day in and out, a pair of very simple white gold post hoops that my son got me for our first Christmas together (okay, so I might have bought them myself and just put his name on the tag…he was only 6 months old at the time!). I’m the kind of girl who wears the same chain every day, same signet ring on her right hand and rarely a bracelet unless I have a super special event to go to.

Uhm…BlogHer? Kinda really special, and I am so excited that Amber Bryce is going to be decking me out in some amazing jewelry!

You’ll find the most beautiful, artistic and lovingly handcrafted designs in her shop. Her Calming Bracelet is one such item that has stolen my heart. The blue and purple tones of the London blue quartz, amethyst and labradorite play so well together with the open circle links to create a really magnificent piece. Perfect for the daytime, and super easy to dress up an evening outfit as well!

So…I’m really excited that Amber is a sponsor for my journey to BlogHer and cannot wait to see what she creates for me, and I’m even more excited to share those creations with you as the conference gets closer!

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Mompreneur Monday: Amber Bryce

This week is a big big week around Sweet Stella's and I can't think of better way to kick it off than with this amazing mompreneur.

I met Amber through The Artisan Group, and it was love at first sight. She has an awesome rocker edge, with a wholesome eco-friendly outlook and I find her sense of spirit to be incredibly inspiring.


Read a little about who she is as a mompreneur and why she creates the outstanding jewelry that she does!

What do you do?

I create one of a kind jewelry from recycled Sterling & Fine Silver and genuine Gemstone Beads. A lot of my pieces include an intricate coiled design, adorned with the finest hand pic
ked Gemtones.


How do you maximize your time as a busy mom running a business?


All of my girls are in school, so I literally work a 9-5 job. Ok, more like 7am-4pm, and then any chance I get through the evening. I try to keep on track by writing out monthly goals/to-do's, and then each week breaking those down into weekly & daily tasks. This makes it easier to accomplish what I need to do and always keep things fresh & moving forward. Though of coarse, life happens, kids come home sick, I gotta go get groceries, run errands, all of the typical mom stuff. But working at home for myself allows me to re-arrange my schedule when things happen without worrying about getting fired or not getting that raise. Or, take a day off in
the middle of the week just because I need to lounge around in pajama's and do nothing but watch old movies.
What do you see as your greatest challenge being a MOMpreneur?

I'd have to say marketing and expanding, hands down. Creating is so easy, and I could just create new jewelry all year long. But having to put yourself out there to the world and hope some people like your products enough to purchase them is hard. You have to get over rejection, because it's not personal, it's just a difference of opinion, and that's ok!

What advice do you have for other moms looking to start a business?

Don't be afraid, and do lots of research! Take some business classes; there are lots of great online resources. Join some local women's business groups for support, and I think most importantly gain the support of your family before you decide to start. Having a network of support is probably one of the best things you could have for a new (and growing) business.

Is there anything additional that you'd like to share?

I was recently contacted by the production team for The Real Housewives shows on Bravo and asked to be the exclusive jewelry sponsor for the upcoming seasons of the Beverly Hills & O.C. episodes. This is such an amazing and surreal opportunity, I don't think it's completely set in yet! So be on the lookout for my sparkly jewelry in future episodes of The Real Housewives Beverly Hills & O.C.!

Sneak Peek...Sculpted Rosette Pendants

I am simply over-the-moon with the response I've been getting about the new sculpted work in my shop and have been busily playing with clay all week.

People have been asking for accessories...pendants, necklaces, headbands and clips...

So here's a little preview of what you can expect!


Pearl


Silver


Pale Pink

They range in size from 1" to 1.25", and have a silver bail-hook at the top to make them easy to string on your your favourite necklace.

They're the epitome of spring...so feminine and chic! Coming to the shop very soon!

*does not include necklace

Sponsor Love: Wedding Accessories by Jacques Vert

Which wedding accessories do you choose for your wedding?

If you are planning to attend a wedding or perhaps you are getting married yourself, it isn’t always easy to find perfect wedding outfits because of the wide range of choice. On top of that are the accessories that are of importance as well. If you are unsure of which accessories to wear with your wedding outfit or when going to a formal lunch event, then it might be worthwhile for you to read this post. I have lined up some accessories that I believe would make a great addition to any occasion wear outfit.

Jewellery

When deciding upon what type of jewellery to choose, I’d recommend opting for less chunky jewellery such as this elegant fine black enamel and marcasite effect pendant necklace. The necklace is set on a silver colour chai with little ball beads and would look great with any wedding outfit.















Fascinators

For those who have never heard of this term, a fascinator is a fashionable headpiece that is often worn on special occasions. Fascinators come in various styles and are created by colourful feathers, flowers and other sorts of fabrics.











Often, these fascinators can be worn in two different ways. There are fascinators with combs attached to them which you have to stick in your hair in the opposite direction, ensuring the hairs are woven between the teeth of the comb. The other, more common, form is the headband fascinator which can simply be placed on top of the hair.

Purses

Finding the right purse to go with your outfit can often be a tricky task because you have to ensure that all your belongings fit in the bag (and we’ve got many things we put in our purses) whilst at the same time making sure that the colour is right.








This purse is an elegant fondant pink fabric clutch styled bag, with a curving flat to the front and satin draped twist detail to finish. You can combine this purse with a crème or black dress, or a similar colours dress.


This post was sponsored by Susanna Cha, on behalf of Jacques Vert