Posts in : Handmade Jewelry

  • Feb
    05

    Sparkle and Shine


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    The new year brings many new opportunities and experiences. It is a time to renew, refresh and start new projects or learn new things. Now as we begin 2015, we are so happy to be celebrating the one year anniversary of our new and improved gift shop. Our new focus on fair trade products and local artists has been so much fun and very well accepted. In the next few blog posts we will highlight some of our new products and suppliers.

    Anju, one of the first artists we started working with, is so talented! Her designs are always very popular and sought after. Today we will be highlighting a new necklace and earring set that is perfect for any occasion. This stunning set features a teardrop design made of brass that is then coated with shiny silver and varnished for protection. The earrings are delicate and not at all heavy. The necklace features an 18″ silver chain. Both necklace and earrings have a hammered metal look that makes this jewelry sparkle at every angle.

    Stunning silver jewelry for any occasion

    Beautiful silver plated necklace and earring set!

    Anju’s passion for jewelry and design started at a very early age. Anju was born in the beautiful and colorful state of Rajasthan in India, surrounded by a rich culture, natural beauty and a creative environment, Anju gained an eclectic eye for beauty and flare. Her exposure to different cultures has been a lasting source of inspiration which springs to life in her unique design concepts. She originally designed and made all of the jewelry herself in her basement but on one of her visits to India, she discovered a group of artisans whom she partnered with to create her beautiful designs. This partnership has worked well as it provides a livelihood for these artisan families, which is very important to Anju. The hallmark of Anju’s jewelry are beautiful designs, immaculate workmanship, detail and quality. Anju believes that jewelry, if properly fashioned, is more than just an accessory, it is an expressive work of art.

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  • Nov
    01

    Not Just for Identification Anymore


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    Dog Tag Necklaces

    Beautiful and Unique – Kate Mesta Wearable Art

    Dog tags being used as identification dates back many years. It is now a part of the uniform of soldiers in most countries. Dog tags have now found their way into fashion; displaying personality traits or artistic flair as a very distinctive accessory. In the last few years, since about the 1990s, the popularity of dog tag jewelry has grown and is particularly represented in the music industry. The design of these dog tag necklaces can be as unique and individualized as the people wearing them.

    We are excited to be able to bring to you the amazing jewelry of Kate Mesta! Kate Mesta is famous for creating one of a kind, wearable art. She creates all of her jewelry in her studio in Laguna Beach, California and her work has been featured at many celebrity events. She has even created a special “Dancing with the Stars” line. Her jewelry takes the typical dog tag necklace idea and spins it around to make truly one of a kind artwork that you can wear. Each necklace is made one at a time by hand so no two are exactly alike. Her jewelry has been worn by such celebrities as Selena Gomez, Ellen Degeneres, Dick Van Dyke and Sharon Osbourne to name a few. Owning a piece of Kate Mesta jewelry is like owning a piece of art that you can wear!

     

    Dog Tag Necklaces in a Variety of Styles

    Variety and Individuality! Perfect gift for anyone.

     

     

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  • Sep
    24

    Celebrating our Past


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    It is almost October. That magical time of year when the weather cools off and the brilliant colors of autumn greet you everywhere. Pumpkin patches pop up and Halloween decorations are in every store. Many celebrations occur during this time of year; Halloween, Day of the Dead, Harvest Festivals, All Saints Day, etc. These celebrations have a long and colorful history. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that is observed throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gathering family and friends to celebrate and remember people who have passed away. The official celebration takes place on October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd, in connection with Allhallowtide: All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas and All Souls’ Day. Many traditions have been passed down through the generations and include building private altars decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods of the departed. There is evidence that these types of celebrations date back hundreds of years including ancient Aztec festivals with the same themes. Many places in the world have similar celebrations that may include visiting cemeteries and celebrating those who have passed. A famous Hollywood cemetery celebrates every year with many decorations and nighttime movies. These festivals and celebrations may be considered by some to be dark and ominous since they deal with honoring the dead but there is also an element of joy in celebrating being alive.

    Halloween, in the traditional sense, revolves around the theme of using humor and ridicule to confront the power of death. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick or treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack o’lanterns, bobbing for apples, visiting haunted houses, telling scary stories and watching horror films. Most of us have fond memories of trick or treating in our neighborhood, wearing an amazing costume and collecting a pillow case full of tasty treats! We here at Lifehearthome.com wish you a very happy Halloween and hope you take advantage of all the wonderful sights and sounds of this colorful season.

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    To celebrate, we are happy to bring to you some amazing Kate Mesta dog tag necklaces that we hope you will love as much as we do. Check out our whole collection at www.lifehearthome.com.

     

     

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  • Sep
    14

    Pumpkin Spice and Broomsticks


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    Autumn will be arriving in just a few short days. In Southern California this weekend, it definitely still feels like the middle of summer but we all hope in a few days the crisp air of fall will be here. It is my favorite season. I love everything about the fall; the colors, the cooler weather, the return of pumpkin spice drinks at the local coffee shop and the Halloween decorations that pop up everywhere. It is a magical time that brings a kind of refreshing renewal that is reminiscent of a cool shower after a hot day at the beach. It is a time when parents send their kids off to school and television networks have a new slate of shows to distract and entertain us.

    Anju Pewter Necklace and Earring Set

    Anju Pewter Necklace and Earring Set

    Celebrate this amazing season by treating yourself to a beautiful new piece of pewter jewelry. Bold color and delicate design work together perfectly in this gorgeous necklace and earring set. The bold pink enamel is the perfect background for the beautiful silver leaf design. This simple yet stunning design beautifully represents this time of year. This pewter necklace and earring set is part of our Anju Collection. Anju’s passion for jewelry and design started at a very early age. She was born in the beautiful and colorful state of Rajasthan in India. Surrounded by a rich culture, natural beauty and a creative environment, Anju gained an eclectic eye for beauty and flare. Her exposure to different cultures has been a lasting source of inspiration which springs to life in her unique design concepts. The hallmark of Anju’s jewelry are beautiful designs, immaculate workmanship, detail and quality. Anju believes that jewelry, if properly fashioned, is more than just an accessory, it is an expressive work of art.

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  • Sep
    01

    Celebrate Your Patriotic Side


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    Happy Labor Day! Show your patriotic side with this beautiful, handcrafted Kate Mesta original necklace. This gorgeous necklace features a beautiful American Flag charm made from sparkling crystals. This flag is highlighted by the brilliant blue background and the engraved word “Freedom.” These dogtag necklaces are very popular and are worn by many celebrities.

    Kate Mesta Patriotic Freedom Dog Tag Necklace

    Kate Mesta Patriotic Freedom Dog Tag Necklace

    Do you like the idea of one of a kind jewelry for any occasion? Are you looking for something different that is on the cutting edge of fashion? Look no further. We are excited to be able to bring to you the amazing jewelry of Kate Mesta! Kate Mesta is famous for creating one of a kind, wearable art. She creates all of her jewelry in her studio in Laguna Beach, California and her work has been featured at many celebrity events. She has even created a special “Dancing with the Stars” line. Her jewelry takes the typical dogtag necklace idea and spins it around to make truly one of a kind artwork that you can wear. Each necklace or cuff bracelet is made one at a time by hand so no two are exactly alike. Her jewelry has been worn by such celebrities as Selena Gomez, Ellen Degeneres, Dick Van Dyke and Sharon Osbourne to name a few. Owning a piece of Kate Mesta jewelry is like owning a piece of art that you can wear!

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