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Metal Pressions Jewelry: Your Designs, Artisan Made

If you notice, we have an affinity for great looking jewelry, especially wonderful new jewelry designers creating exceptional pieces and artisan jewelry designers who show that there’s a lot of love into one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces. That sentiment rings so true with artisan jewelry label, Metal Pressions, a meaningful collection of jewelry founded by husband and wife team Elisha and Andreas Argentinis, that is changing the way people buy jewelry.

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With Metal Pressions, you are no longer limited to simply select what’s available. The innovative jewelry designers are here to help you curate and personalize every aspect of your jewelry piece. Forget just selecting a piece and simply engraving it. The team at Metal Pressions will work with you step by step, thanks to the live chat option and design your own jewelry software available on their website, to customize your jewelry pieces, from the metal, finish, embellishments, engraving, and stamping. Show off your personal style and mantra, celebrate your favorite hobby, or give someone the gift of your creativity, with this artisan brand, the possibilities are endless.

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Whether you’re looking for sterling silver or 24K gold pieces, everything is handmade and customizable. With jewelry staples like earrings, bracelets and necklaces to specialty items like money clips, tie clips, key chains, etc, the only limit is your imagination. With Metal Pressions, you are the designer. One of our favorite things about the process, besides the fun of designing your jewelry, are the meticulous updates on the status of your piece, from design finalization, to when designer Elisha Argentinis begins working on your piece, to shipment. You are never left wondering what is going on.

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There’s a lot to love from Metal Pressions, and one of our ultimate favorites is featured directly above. This charming trio of rings which boasts three-word engravings on each (you select your words), with a twist of each ring, you can declare whatever statement you desire. Talk about an elegant way to be expressive!

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If all of the above wasn’t amazing enough, Metal Pressions offers a chance to enter their monthly giveaway for a chance to win a $150.00 gift certificate for personalized jewelry. Just click on the giveaway tab at the top of their website and sign up. If you won, what would you create?

Heart & Noble Fall 2016 Presentation

It was February 2014 when we were first introduced to the stunning, laser cut, 3D printed jewelry from UK label, Heart & Noble at the LAUNCH NYC X MNY Fall 2014 Runway Show.  Two years later, we find ourselves still in love with the gorgeous fashion jewelry pieces from this innovative jewelry brand. We had the pleasure of attending the Heart & Noble Fall 2016 Presentation and we’re even more amazed now than when we first laid eyes on these inspired pieces.

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For her Heart & Noble Fall/Winter 2016 collection, designer Cristina Gabriele presented three design groups: Cable Tie, Croma, and Fanatic, each boasting edgy jewelry designs that are both intricate and elegant, giving her cutting-edge pieces a sophisticated flair. There’s no denying the innovation and bold vision that are ever present in the Heart & Noble Fall/Winter 2016 collection, from the industrial designs to the contemporary shapes, these sculpted pieces are unique in their own design.

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There are so many amazing pieces, it’s difficult to select a handful of favorites. We huge fans of the Fanatic Fan Rings, both the 3D nylon and brass, as well as the very cool stackable Fanatic Circle Rings. We’re also head over heels over the every single pie of the translucent, acrylic laser cut Croma collection, and we have a soft spot for the Cable Tie Earrings and the coordinating necklace, and that’s if you had to force us to choose.

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Feast your eyes on a few more gems from the collection? Are you loving these innovative jewelry pieces? What do you think of the Heart & Noble Fall 2016 collection?

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Shore Projects Watches: Time for Change

New York Fashion Week is in two weeks and naturally, we’re getting ourselves ready. The two most important things for us during this very hectic and fashionable week (besides the shows we’re attending), is time (staying on schedule is essential and can be difficult at times) and of course wardrobe (looking effortlessly cool, chic, and comfortable can be a pain while you’re running around from show to show during winter). Luckily one fashionable accessory is helping us get our time and wardrobe together for NYFW the Shows, Shore Projects Watches.

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Shore Projects Watches is a timeless, unisex watch brand whose timepieces are inspired the British seaside, and influenced by vintage designs with modern features. These classic style watches are the perfect accessory for men and women and boast an innovative strap mechanism that makes it super easy to swap straps every day if you desire, in mere seconds. To make your Shore Projects Watch truly yours, just choose from more than 14 watch faces, and 30 watch bands to celebrate your personal style. The straps are available in a host of various materials including classic nylon, leather, mesh, and polka dot, which equals about 400+ varied style choices. The watch brand also recently launched their new Silicone watch bands, which are also available in multiple colors (some of which can be seen below), giving you the opportunity to create even more style and pattern choices.

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These timepieces offer much more than just their stylish exterior, Shore Projects uses the most reliable Japanese Miyota Quartz movements and precision manufacturing processes, allowing the watches to withstand the demands of everyday living as well as personal style choices. The watches are waterproofed to 325ft (or 100m), which makes them perfect for swimming at the beach, lake or pool this summer. Shore Project watches also boast 316L marine grade stainless steel cases, scratch resistant crystal sapphire glass, and the finest quality leather sourced from Italy.

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Do you find yourself feeling bored with your current watch? Then we highly recommend getting acquainted with Shore Projects Watches to celebrate your own personal style with a customized watch. Why not make your everyday style standout.

Style + Innovation: UR Powered Cold Weather Accessories

It’s official, the coldness of winter has descended upon us with a vengeance. Gone are the days of mild, sunny, and abnormally high-temperature days. The past couple of days have been below the freezing mark, which means you’re wearing so many layers, you practically look like the abominable snowman or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Experiencing these low temperatures begs the question, how do you stay connected with important calls, texts, or emails while braving the freezing temperatures? Exposing your bare hands, ears or head to these freezing temperatures is quite painful, and not at all good for trying to stay healthy, but have no fear, UR Powered has amazing, technologically-enhanced cold weather accessories that blend technology and design beautifully, bringing your digital and real life together to keep you connected to your world, no matter how low the temperature drops. Brave the elements with the following Touchscreen Gloves and Audio Headphone Earmuffs.

Mila Tech Spandex Capacitive Tech Touchscreen Gloves, $46.00

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Say goodbye to the ugly touchscreen gloves fingertip threads, the Mobile device-friendly Mila Spandex gloves with a chic ruched back are infused with UR Powered’s invisible, all-over micro conductive spandex that promotes more natural control and access of the touch screens on mobile devices. These stylish gloves come in eight fashion colors: Black, Red, Astral (indigo blue), Fossil (gray), Maigenta (red), Majestic (purple), Saddle (brown), and Stonewall (gray).

Nova Leather Tech Touchscreen Gloves, $75.00

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If you thought elegant leather gloves couldn’t be touchscreen, think again. Thanks to the UR powered technology, the entirety of the stunning Nova sheepskin leather tech gloves, which boasts sheepskin leather palms and back, allows you full hand control of your touchscreen without ever having to take their gloves off. Add in it’s stretchy sidewall panels, and you’re left with a slim, high-fashion pair of gloves with a tailored fit. Get the Nova in the following five colors: Black, Fuchsia, Stonewall (gray), Red, and Brown.

Stella Knit MP3 Audio Headphone EarmuffsAmanda Two-Tone Knit Audio Earmuffs, $36.00 each

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Keep your ears warm and look great while listening to your playlist with either the Stella Knit MP3 Audio Headphone Earmuffs or the Amanda Two-Tone Knit Audio Earmuffs. The Stella Knit MP3 Audio Earmuffs boasts the signature knit earmuff silhouette with built-in, hidden, UR Powered audio speakers with a removable cord. The knit headphone earmuffs feature a tonal vertical, ribbed stripe down the center of the earcup with a heathered micro fur inner muff. The Stella is available in five colors: Barberry, Black, Poppy, Stonewall, and Ultra.

With the Amanda Knit Audio Earmuffs, a two-tone knit design which features complimentary fashion colors, you experience all the warmth and tech details UR Powered headphone earmuffs offers, like clear conversations, micro fur inner muffs to keep your ears warm, and high digital audio quality. Grab the Amanda in one of these four fashionable colors: Black Multi, Hyacinth, Pillow, and Stonewall.

Can these stylish UR Powered cold weather accessories keep you warm and connected this winter?

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Artisan Jewelry Lovers

We’re always on the hunt for gifts that are extra special, not because they’re the most expensive, but because the people we are gifting will really love what they receive. As the holiday and gifting season draws near, we’re finding that people are really interested in getting gifts that celebrate the likes, style, and personalities of their friends and family. Today we share gift ideas for those who love supporting small business, jewelry lovers, and artisan supporters with connections to a few celebrities. If any of these sound like someone in your life, keep reading on to find out about the giftable products from the Artisan Group. Let’s get ready for some wonderful gift ideas for Artisan jewelry lovers.

NECKLACES

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  1. Sassy Belle Wares Funky Fashion – Dress Form Necklace: fans of Vampire Diaries, Law & Order: SVU and Parenthood may recognize some of this designer’s jewelry unique jewelry pieces on their favorite characters. This particular necklace boasts a statement wood pendant and Czech glass beads in black, gold, and silver. Retail price: $40.00
  2. Hope Anchored Designs Gold Bar & Ruby Necklace: this minimalist style, hammered gold bar necklace features two gorgeous rubies and is one of many pieces inspired by the designer’s love of travel, culture, and gemstones. With many bracelets gracing the wrists of several celebrities, you can’t go wrong with this designer. Retail: $84.99
  3. A Bead in time Jewelry Wire Spiral Beaded Necklace: you’ll love this unique handcrafted necklace made from metal, wire, and beads. Everything is handmade by designer Dale Ellison, who geometrically cuts and hammers sheet metal before she begins beading. Retail: Contact shop owner
  4. Bare and Me Necklace: if the “ampersand” symbol has a special place in your heart, you’ll love the jewelry from Bare and me. We love the simplicity of this dainty, hardwired necklace, which is available in 20 gage beaded wire in 14K GF or Sterling Silver. Retail: Contact shop owner
  5. Susi d. Jewelry Horseshoe Layering Necklace – who doesn’t need a bit of luck in their lives….we certainly could use some. This simple, yet stylish, hammered horseshoe necklace boasts an understated elegance that compliments everything. It is available in sterling silver, 14k gold filled, rose gold filled. Retail $36.00

EARRINGS

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  1. Hippie Chick Jewelry Flight of the Dragonfly Earrings: when we think of dragonflies, we think of the elegance and grace with which they flitter about, a characteristic that is perfectly captured in these gorgeous earrings. Featuring natural brass, painted lampwork beads, and Swarovski crystals, these stunners will capture the heart as well as the eye. Retail $34.00.
  2. Helen’s Adornments Sterling Silver Earrings with Tear Drop Links: lampwork glass beads, Sterling Silver tear drop links, and Sterling Silver Ear Wires combine to create these beautifully delicate earrings, a modern classic to soften any hard edge look. Retail $39.50.

BRACELETS

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  1. Horse Feathers Follow Your Arrow Silk Wrap Bracelet: when you need a bit of empowering, look no further than your wrist at this hand sculpted from reclaimed fine silver and hand dyed silk wrap bracelet for some positivity. Available in a variety of silk wrap colors, this makes a great gift for any stylish bohemian. Retail $51.00
  2. Hole in Her Stocking Black Champagne Boho Wrap Bracelet: a lovely wraparound bracelet made of black glass beads and champagne metallic seed beads strung on silver toned memory wire. Retail $20.00

PINS AND HAIR ACCESSORIES

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  1. The Glossatteer Vintage 35mm Slide Pin: Not every piece of  jewelry has to be made from traditional materials. The Glossatteer’s transparencies collection of very cool jewelry, like the above pin, is made from 35mm slides, vintage negatives, and model train figures. A wonderfully unique gift for someone on your list. Retail $30.00
  2. Raven Boutique Pink Flower Hair Clip:  that super stylish person on your list will love this eye-catching hair clip. Boasting soft, satiny chiffon flower petals, sparkling stones, and curly Ostrich feathers, this stunning headpiece will make any  outfit perfect in every way.  Retail $20.00

Any fan of unique and special accessories or artisan jewelry lovers will adore these pieces we’ve highlighted, you may even find yourself falling in love with a few for yourself. We advise you to check them all out, you won’t be disappointed. Happy holiday shopping!!

 

SHOPPING NYC: Leg Resource Holiday Sample Sale

We’ve been happily bustling along in the season of legwear. Whether you’re relying on leggings, tights, socks, or regular hosiery to complete your fall looks,  these wardrobe staples are a must this season. Which brings us to some great news from Leg Resource. Just in time for the cool weather season is the must-attend sale for all things hosiery, the Leg Resource Holiday Sample Sale.

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We’ve enjoyed attending this sample sale for years because of the amazing deals and great brands you love, with prices starting at just $1.00. This annual sale of fashion accessories is being held earlier this year; it begins this coming Monday, November 9th thru Monday, November 16th at 29 W. 36th St. on the 6th Floor, between 5th Ave and 6th Ave. Happy Shopping!

Perpetual Flair: Pepette Fall 2015 Collection

No doubt you’ve seen many posts and social media highlights touting it is sweater weather, and of course it is, but don’t forget sweater weather also means it’s also scarf season. It is the time when we had a touch of flair to our fashion looks, no matter how simple or ostentatious, and what better way to spice up your outfit with some added style than with an edgy or fashionable scarf from the Pepette Fall 2015 Collection. Scarves do much more than keep us warm, they’re the perfect way to add some color or texture to your look.

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The Pepette Fall 2015 Collection features gorgeous hand-printed scarves are that lightweight, super soft and available in fun prints, including stripes, florals, and in a variety of colors. We’re loving Pepette’s Polka Dot Tassel Scarves, especially with the subtle variations in color, the Mosaic Stripe Scarves, available in a combination of black and vibrant colored stripes, and in a new direction for Pepette, Braided Scarves, an edgy scarf style that is as soft as your most comfy t-shirt.

The above scarves are not the only reason to love Pepette. The accessories brand also collaborates with non-profit organizations to empower women around the world and provide them with the skills and tools necessary to own and operate their own businesses. Want to stay perpetually stylish, get a few great scarves from Pepette.

Hair Do: Satin-Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae

I recently read an article saying that it’s best to go to sleep in a top knot. As someone who worship at the altar of top knots especially on extremely hot and humid summer days I am all for that, but as a woman of African American descent, I have to worry about my edges, so of course when I go to sleep, I wrap my hair and head in a silk scarf, as the rule goes. The problem with this is when I wake up, the silk scarf that started on my head is now either on my pillow next to me, on the floor next to my bed, and on one especially hot and humid night, on the floor across the room (no clue how it arrived at that destination). Luckily there’s a new product on the market, the SLAP, aka Satin-Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae, that are made to protect your hair.

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If your hair has ever felt brittle, or your silk scarf does not remain on your head while you sleep, like my aforementioned silk scarf, this is the solution for you. The Satin-Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae are made to be worn both outdoors and indoors, day and night. This satin-lined hat has protected my hair from feeling dry thanks to the moisture-sucking, and unpredictable weather that surrounds us every single day, as well as the drying cotton pillowcases and headrests I sleep on at night. For some of us, like yours truly, who also perspire from scalp, we know the horrors of bad hair days after any activity, like walking or daring to be outside while it’s humid, the SLAP will keep your tresses in check no matter what. And the best part…it stays on your head. No longer do I wake up wondering where my headscarf is, the SLAP stays on my head.

The SLAP aka Satin-Lined Cap

Got curly hair that gets unruly? The satin lining in the SLAP helps to combat morning kinks and the annoying tangles. if your hair natural? The satin lining helps keep your hair moisturized while the elastic band keeps the SLAP in place all night. Bye-bye dryness! Do you straighten your hair? The satin lining helps to avoid frizziness and allows your straight style to last longer.

The SLAP comes in a variety of colors, and one size fits all heads. It is machine washable and each SLAP retails for $29.95. Save your hair (and your edges) by purchasing your favorite color at www.satinlinedcaps.com.