Pairing up a couple pieces... by choosing pieces that share a common colour palette, you can create a nice set for yourself, that doesn't necessarily have to match to a T!
I am working on designing some light weight, playful and feminine pieces that will compliment the soothing colour palette of the, "I am Calm" Diffuser collection.
The scoop on elastic bracelets vs. wire constructed bracelets!
We all LOVE the ease of our elastic bracelets, we can toss them on, stack them up and out the door we go! Hey, I love mine too! As a busy mom, I love the ease of tossing on my bracelets and the comfort of wearing them!
Once we start adding materials to the construction of a bracelet such as metals and leathers... that do not allow for as much stretch or may have edges that wear the elastic down quickly, it's essential to toss in the wire and clasp. No one likes the disappointment of beads scattering everywhere! This type of construction is more costly and more timely... but in my mind is worth it, as it will last the test of time! The con of it... for many of us, not as easy to toss on... but the perk... It will last through our toddlers grabbing onto it!
So here's the scoop... as I am always striving to create quality work... you will find that I am building a little bit of both! You will still be able to snag up those easy to wear elastic bracelets... but you may also want to consider adding a wire and clasp bracelet to your collection!
This collection has me squealing with excitement to share! Check out some samples, from the new "Summit" collection. This collection of pieces is inspired by the love of mountains and the intentions of being grounded while achieving our highest good! Like standing at the top of a summit... one with the earth, but knowing that we can also be great achievers! An Achiever at whatever it is that means the most to you.
These lovelies are made with quality Sterling silver pendants and findings plated with 14 k and 18 k gold and silver.
Ok. Here's the story and I'm sticking to it... some days the reality behind Valiancedesigns... is that building time is the quietest most soothing part of my day! Other times, when nap time is skipped... it's not! To say I have a fantastic workspace?! Well not yet... usually my work time consists of all my supplies sprawled out on the table and having a cucumber and grilled cheese sandwich date with my three year old. My first and most important job in the world is being a mom. A mom that strives to spend as much time as she can with her kiddo, but also a mom that is chasing... and running hard!... to grab onto her goals of running a successful jewelry business, creating pieces that are meaningful to her clients. My heart smiles everytime I am able to build a piece that fits the needs and desires of the beautiful women that I meet.
Finding a balance between running a dayhome, being a good Mom, wife, daughter, sister and building intentional jewelry for deserving clients can be a bit of a juggle... but let me tell you, I am so thankful and so thrilled to be on this busy journey and can't wait to see how things evolve. Here's a shout out to all those hard working moms, whether they work from home, at home or out of home. You are truly a Warrior!
Oh did I mention... it's nap time... so I better get busy!
I have restocked the "I am Calm"; Diffuser Collection for this weekend's market. These pieces exude calm with their soft blue, rose and natural tones, nevermind the fact that you can add a drop of your favourite essential oil to the lava stone beads, to enjoy it's fragrance and benefits during your busy day. Set calming intentions for yourself and your day! The mind is a powerful thing!
This one's a biggy! The winner and I, will work together to design a 108 bead and tassel mala, fitting an intention or set of intentions that they have for themselves. A value of approximately $75. So here's what you have to do... 1. Follow Valiancedesigns on Instagram or Facebook, or both, if you haven't already.
2. Share one word or a short phrase in the comments. An intention for yourself ... Example: Stay Present, Balance, self love... the sky is the limit.
I will do the draw Monday, January 22! Good luck and cheers to the start of a new week lovely friends.
These feel good, layered pieces are joining Valiancedesigns' Balance Collection. Their earthy tone gems will bring balancing and grounding intentions to those of us that feel the need to live more in the present.
These pieces are a bangle style fit, made from beading wire and with a clasp closure.
Working on some great neutral, layered pieces, with my favourite accents; when feathers appear, angels are near! These pieces will be excellent choices for any of you beautiful Goddesses looking to fulfill balancing and grounding intentions, with a dash of connection to spirit; staying in the moment and enjoying the present is such an important experience, while always knowing and feeling that we are connected to spirit. I am working hard myself, to achieve a balance between these two things.
The count down to Midnight has begun
... and so has our New Year's sale! All jewelry listings are now 20% - 30% OFF. Sale on until Tuesday, January 2 at midnight. All purchases will be processed and shipped January 3- 5th. Happy shopping everyone! Any local shoppers enter code LOCALSHIPPING at the check out for local delivery or pick up.