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
Back of Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace by Adriana Lyden
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
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 AWL Jewelry
Bold & the Beautiful Official Spencer Family Sword Necklace
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,
All pictures below were taken by Victoria Gambetta.
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,
Handmade Necklace by Adriana Lyden