Breast Cancer Awareness Fighter Necklace

In an effort to increase breast cancer awareness, 100% off the proceeds of this necklace will be donated to charity to help in the research of finding a cure for this horrible disease.

I made this piece with a very loving and caring heart. A heart that feels for grandmothers, mothers, aunts, wives, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, cousins, and entire families that have fought or are going through the battle by their sides. This is a piece made for fighters, for warriors, for survivors, for believers and overcomers.

As for me, this pendant is a reminder of the fighter that was my aunt, a woman who despite all news and odds against her never gave up. She fought until the last minute of her life knowing that her time with the Lord was soon to arrive. This is a reminder to take care of ourselves and not neglect our bodies. A reminder to do annual testing and live healthy lives to the fullest. A reminder to see the beauty in gloomy days and to love one another to the fullest and never stop fighting.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace By Adriana Lyden

Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace By Adriana Lyden

 

Back of Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace by Adriana Lyden

Back of Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace by Adriana Lyden

 

Con Amor,

Adri

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Shop Updates

Hi everyone!

Did you know that Etsy has a new amazing feature called Shop Updates? I just started using it and I’m hooked. I am able to add a picture update and link it to a product in my shop. The picture tells a story about the product or a behind the scenes look at the making of a piece. As most of you know,  I love social media and interacting with all of my current and future customers. You can find me on Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr…. I think I have an addiction! LOL!

To find the shop updates link (on any Etsy shop) just go to your favorite Etsy shop: www.awljewelry.com and scroll down until you find the link on the left column of the screen.

 

After clicking on the link you will be directed to the updates page where you can find more info on new products, specials, and what I’m currently working on.

 

Feel free to stop by every week for new updates on my work.

Etsy Shop Updates

Etsy Shop Updates

 

Love Always,

Adriana

 

Pinterest Midi Love

Last month I received an Etsy order for 3 sterling silver stacking rings I designed for my midi ring collection. As always, I took my time to make them just right. I made sure the dollops matched, soldered, sanded, and polished each one until I was satisfied with their look. I then decorated my jewelry boxes with chestnut brown washi tape and topped it off with my sticker logo.  I printed and cut each box insert and they were ready to go.

To my surprise, around a week or so after I had shipped the items, I got an awesome review that made my day and I will never forget it. My customer took the time to stage my jewelry and model it for pictures. She wore the midis individually and she also stacked them for a modern twist. She added the pictures to her Pinterest Board and I was mesmerized. You see, not everyone knows how much time, effort, dedication, and love I put into every single item I make. She took pictures of the packaging as well as the jewelry. Ah, if only she lived in Miami… she could be my hand model! Thank you Vicky for this amazing gesture!

Always with love,

Adriana

All pictures below were taken by Victoria Gambetta. silver stack midi ring

silver braided dollop midi stack ring

silver twisted stack ring

silver dollop adjustable midi stack ring

Always With Love Jewelry Packaging

sterling silver midi stack rings

sterling silver dollop adjustable midi stack ring

sterling silver stack rings by always with love

always with love handmade jewelry

Equinox Necklace – Main Piece for South Miami Art Fest

 

YOU ARE INVITED!

Tomorrow I will be displaying my latest creation at the South Miami Rotary Art Fest. I call it the Equinox and its colors are what inspired the name of this statement piece. It is made out of Sterling Silver set with 4 teardrop Labradorites with stunning labradorescence, 9 round red carnelians, 8 green Jades, and 5 denim blue Lapis Lazuli cabochons. It hangs perfectly centered and dangles with your every move. Its simply spectacular and I am very happy to show you this beautiful piece this weekend.

Festival Info:

It takes place in the vibrant downtown area of South Miami on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street) from US 1 to Red Road (SW 57th Avenue) adjacent to The Shops at Sunset Place. T

For online or GPS directions search for 5750 SW 72 St., South Miami, FL 33143.

February 21-22, 2015, Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. On Saturday night there is live jazz onstage until 8:00 PM in the beer garden at 58th Avenue and Sunset.

Equinox Necklace by Adriana Lyden

You’re Invited to South Miami Art Fest!

 

If you are in South Florida you can’t miss out on  South Miami’s 32nd Annual Rotary Art Fest! Visit me at booth #135 to find your Always With Love favorites and for the unveiling of my new designs! This is a juried show  and I’m very excited I was picked to participate.

The festival is located in the heart of downtown South Miami, adjacent to the Shops at Sunset Place. It is held on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street) between Red Road (SW 57th Avenue) and US 1.

Festival Schedule:

February 21-22, 2015, Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. On Saturday night there is live jazz onstage until 8:00 PM in the beer garden at 58th Avenue and Sunset.

south miami 2015 invite

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Remember to take some time to give thanks to the Lord for all He has done, is doing and will do in our lives. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Don’t forget, the whole etsy store will be on SALE tomorrow… and Saturday… and Sunday… and Monday!! Get your Christmas shopping done in one place!

Happy Thanksgiving FB

Love Always,

Adriana

New Bohometric Collection

bohometric

 

Presenting the new Bohometric Collection designed and created by me for Always With Love, Inc.  It combines the bohemian spirit with geometric shapes and adds color for an earthy essence. Boho chic at its best.

Available only at alwayswithlove.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Adriana

Craft Show Booth Display

If you are like me, you are a perfectionist on a budget. A limited, tight budget.  You want the best, because lets face it -you have great taste- but you are starting out and money is tight.  My competitors (I hate that word), or should I say, my colleges have been at this thing called selling at craft shows for a long time. Their booths are spectacular! They look like mini jewelry stores! Most of those beautiful booths are custom designed and very expensive, trust me, I googled it.

I wanted a fighting chance at getting in these awesome craft shows so I needed to step up my game whether my wallet liked it or not. I ended up spending a huge chunk of a months earnings at my husband’s second home: The Home Depot. My husband has a ton of hobbies which require building and constructing amazing stuff and didn’t hesitate when I asked him for help. Since he basically didn’t have a choice, he built me an amazing set up out of very inexpensive materials like pvc, wood, linoleum, and fish tank cases. Seriously.

I don’t know exactly how he did it but I took pictures.

First he created my weights. These he made for my very first show in 2013 at a church parking lot. These are pvc tubes painted pink with white flowers and butterflies, and filled 3/4 of the way with cement. He left some space so that I could decorate it with flowers. They screw in to the tent legs very easily.

PVC DIY Tent Weights

PVC DIY Tent Weights

 

I purchased 5, 15-gallon fish tank cases at our local aquarium store, which saved me $835 (happy dance) and designed the tables around them.

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15 gallon fish tank used as jewelry case

 

My husband built tall display tables using pvc, wood, and linoleum flooring. The long table is “L” shaped and comes apart for easy loading.

hubby building my tables

hubby building my tables

 

We added the black table cloth with heavy duty velcro and done! A new, taller, professional looking display for 1/16th the price.

always with love jewelry booth

always with love jewelry booth with glass cases

 

side view with back wall open

side view with open back wall

 

Let me know what you think!

Love always,

Adriana

 

 

Eternal Midnight

This is one of my most intricate pieces to date.  I made it in January 2014 (#latepost) but for some reason I never uploaded it to my blog!

I call this statement piece Eternal Midnight. It is made of natural black onyx cabochons and fossilized orthoceras, set on sterling silver. Every link of the chain, every bezel, every texture, and design is made by yours truly. It took me a few days to make (which felt like forever to me) and I have to say that I love the end result. Once it was done, I took it to my trusted photographer Rodolfo of Pixeltoaster Studios and he took this magnificent shot of my necklace. He makes all my jewelry look amazing!

Anyways, here it is and I hope you like it!

Big kiss, little hug, small kiss, big hug,

Adriana

Handmade Necklace by Adriana Lyden

Handmade Necklace by Adriana Lyden

VIDEO: Labradorite Cabochon Ring

Welcome back! This is a video I shot with my iPhone as I created a custom ring for a client.  It shows me working the metal and creating the piece from scratch.  I thought it would be nice to show you guys the fabrication process in action and the final product.

Feel free to like, share, comment or repost!

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