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Despite Covid lasting 1 million years, BBQ's and summer travel are ON!
As I mentioned here, I love to bring earrings on summer vacation because they...
But sometimes a girl really needs a necklace to get in the right mood.
Today I'm sharing some of my favorite necklaces that are easy to travel with and wear in the heat.
Reversible necklaces are great for so many reasons, but especially when traveling because you only have to carry one piece to get two looks.
The Strength rock necklace series is perfect for this very reason.
Not only are they packed with meaning and reminders of how your inner world gives you strength (always helpful for the stresses of travel), they are fun to wear on either side and provide options for different outfits.
I make this piece in 2 sizes.
I'm kind of busty and have a constellation of freckles on my chest so I prefer bigger necklaces that pack more of a punch. I love to wear the larger version of this necklace because it stands out more.
This large version also looks great on petite people as seen here on my beautiful sister-in-law...
The smaller Strength Rock Necklace adds a delightful finishing touch to any sundress. And if you go with the diamond version, when they catch sunlight, it truly sparkles.
Either way, a necklace with a simplified face and opposing detailed side provides more versatility to go with multiple outfits and moods.
I'm a bit of a delicate flower when it comes to extreme heat. Here in the Pacific Northwest where the median temperature is in the 60's I melt when it's above 75 degrees.
When it's really hot, I'll be honest - I don't wear much jewelry.
But sometimes, special events call for it and it makes me feel good to put on favorite jewels, no matter the temperature.
On these days, I forgo my usual desire for bigger pieces and pick something light and wearable.
Lightweight and small jewelry means less metal touching your skin, and less weight on your body.
Both helpful when it's sweaty out.
A small piece is fantastic for travel because you can wear it the whole time, instead of packing multiple pieces.
The Strength Rock Droplet has both benefits of being everyday wearable, and reversible for versatility.
You can wear the simple textured side to match anything, or turn it around to reveal the diamond and colored gemstone on the opposite side to add extra sparkle to your outfit (and mood!).
When wearing jewelry in the summer, my primary focus is...
Summer heat, sunlight exposure, and added humidity can speed up tarnishing affects on sterling silver jewelry. Not to mention added chemicals on your skin with sunblock and lotions.
Darkened Sterling silver:
Though a darkened finish can eventually wear off, it tends to have a beautiful aged patina either way. (and can usually be re-darkened if needed, just ask!)
One of a Kind Designs:
Bits of solid 14k yellow gold add another dimension of versatility and uniqueness.
It'll go with your gold rings but maintain a unique element of surprise.
As always, I make all of my necklaces adjustable up to 2" in length so they accommodate a variety of necklines and body types.
As I make each piece by hand, I'm always happy to make length adjustments for you... just email me at email@example.com to find out more.
Now it's your turn...
What's your go to necklace when you travel?
What are you wearing to your next summer BBQ?
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