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

 

[SOLD!] Jewelry Booth For Sale

UPDATE 3/21/2016 – The booth is no longer available. 

Hi everyone! First and foremost: Happy New Year! I wish you all a very exciting, adventurous, and prosperous 2016. My year has started with amazing news in both my business and personal life. With these news, come new business decisions for Always With Love to take.

After an amazing and successful holiday season, I have decided to dedicate all my energy to online sales. I will no longer sell in person and won’t be attending art/craft shows anymore. Although selling in person was a very fulfilling experience, I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the best path for AWL.  For this reason I will be selling my jewelry solely on my Etsy Shop starting this year. I am, however, ready to part with my amazing booth with hopes it gets an amazing home and makes someone very happy.

Both my husband and I (mostly my husband) built this modern and stylish booth by hand. The booth is easy to transport and set up as legs come apart and the tables fold.  The L shaped table has a hidden drawer in the back for easy storage and access when selling. I used to keep my jewelry boxes and bags there. One of my favorite features is the lighting my husband installed on each glass case. It looks very professional and lit up my jewelry beautifully during night shows. It comes with everything in the pictures except for the white jewelry displays (and my jewelry!). It is in great condition and we got tons of compliments on it every time we set it up.  We spent over $1,300 to build it by hand and are selling it for only $725 or best offer.

Booth includes:

  • Commercial Grade 10X10 E-Z Up White Tent with walls (Water and Fire resistant top)
  • 5 Glass display cases with LED lighting.
  • Portable display tables with hidden drawer.
  • Black display wraps.
  • 4 Tent weights.
  • Black Necklace Display (Front Top Right of tent)
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    side view with back wall open

    AWL BOOTH OVERVIEW

    always with love jewelry booth

 

If you are interested or know of anyone in the jewelry community who might be, please share or pin this blog post with them. If you have any questions about the booth, please leave me a comment below.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Adri

AWL on Daytime Television!

AWL Jewelry made it to daytime television! My Toothpick Sword Necklace© will be worn from now on by the characters in the Spencer Family on the daytime soap: The Bold and the Beautiful. The sword is of special meaning to the family, and the characters never take it off. It is a mayor accomplishment and I am very proud my jewelry caught the eye of the show’s producers.

Needless to say, I am beyond myself and couldn’t be happier!

You can watch the official Spencer Family Sword Necklace being worn by very handsome actors every weekday at 1:30pm on CBS.  Yay!

Actor Don Diamont wearing Always With Love

Actor Don Diamont wearing AWL Jewelry

Bold & the Beautiful Official Spencer Family Sword Necklace

Bold & the Beautiful Official Spencer Family Sword Necklace

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

Before and After

A client came to me with a pair of larimar earrings she had in her personal jewelry stash. She hadn’t worn them in a while because she didn’t like the fact that they were so plain and she wasn’t fond of french hook earring wires either.

I was told to re-vamp the design and give them a makeover. I took them apart because honestly, whoever made these, didn’t do a great job. I made completely new bezels adorned with twisted wire, embellished them with some antiquing and gave them ball posts. They turned out so cute I think I will make more of these to add to my inventory.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Love always,

Adribefore after larimar

before and after larimar earrings

before and after larimar earrings

 

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