E is for: Elegant

Club Creative Studio Elegant Jewelry
Club Creative Studio Elegant Jewelry

Club Creative Studio’s signature designs have a distinct love of color and design flair, but don’t hesitate to use the word “elegant” to also describe designs as well.

Wedding headband by Club Creative Studio
Wedding headband by Club Creative Studio

There are three words that are most used to describe our jewelry art: festive, unique and handmade. However, add the word elegant, and you have a new category all together.

Elegant beaded strands form Club Creative Studio
Elegant beaded strands form Club Creative Studio

When there is a particular call or expression for a subdued style or sophistication outside of bold and expressive, our art has also found a way to fit right in to those needs.

Vintage and elegant. Pearl wire-wrapped necklace from Club Creative Studio
Vintage and elegant. Pearl wire-wrapped necklace from Club Creative Studio

Club Creative Studio has a vast range of design and appeal.  It is a welcomed challenge to design with new and desired looks, that’s what makes the art process so exciting and rewarding.

Club Creative Studio-Hand-made Ball Gown accessories.
Club Creative Studio-Hand-made Ball Gown accessories.

I love creating for special occasions that require an elegant look. Military balls, socialite occasions, weddings, proms, and other important life events are perfect for wearing something unique, hand-made and elegant. I am always ready to design something special just for you to enable you to Overcome Ordinary and Set Yourself Apart with Club Creative Studio Art. 

Contact us to let us know what your custom design needs are.

http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

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Boho Beauty- Celebrate Color

Club Creative Studio Boho pendant
Club Creative Studio Boho pendant

The best thing about female fashion is that trends can and are revisited often depending on your comfort and personal style.  Today,  Club Creative Studio celebrates the color and ease of the Boho beauty expressed in our hand-made jewelry art items.

Boho-chic is a style that is a combination of Bohemian and hippie influences.

Wire pendant made to incorporate into the Boho style.
Wire pendant made to incorporate into the Boho style.

Boho is all about looking individual (which is a belief Club Creative Studio is a big fan of) and mixing in a natural component. Earthy tones are common, with splashes of colors like orange, green, and magenta.

The best and most important theme of the Boho chic style is idea of Boho chic is that it embraces loving and wearing “accessories galore”.  To clarify this does not mean that you wear everything that you own rather incorporate plenty of bracelets, ankle bracelets, mix-and-match necklaces, and dangling earrings.

Club Creative studio- Ink earrings

It doesn’t stop with jewelry, however, include headbands, hair barrettes, belts, hats and purses. Just make sure they’re a noticeable part of your wardrobe inspired by nature and with color splashes.

The boho style is comfortable and forgiving. how will you express this look this week?

 

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Outfit Oomph: Jewelry Friendship

Jewelry is like a good friendship.  

Jewelry accessories help us out in questionable times. Jewelry accentuates the positive.  It makes us look good in front of others, gives us an emotional boost when it is near us, and wants to be supportive of our over-all look.  Who doesn’t want those same qualities in a friend?

Jewelry has power.

Jewelry has the power to add oomph to an otherwise plain outfit. That’s key to understand.  Mixing up your accessories’ color pallet also adds depth to a one-dimensional wardrobe. Have you tapped into the power that your jewelry is capable of giving?

Club Creative Studio art: Multi-strand and multi-textured necklace.
Club Creative Studio art: Multi-strand and multi-textured necklace.

I recently had the opportunity to listen to a person who has an active interest and pulse on fashion trends.  As I listened, aspects crossed over within my mind into my hand-made jewelry world that were relatable.

Classic pearls are a great staple "go-to " jewelry choice. Vamp up your pearl look in new combinations,
Classic pearls are a great staple “go-to ” jewelry choice. Vamp up your pearl look in new combinations,

These are my tips for adding oomph to your outfits with jewelry.

1. Buy both trendy and classic jewelry.  Like trendy and classic clothing, both mesh to keep a look current and streamlined. These distinct styles have many levels of expressive appeal.

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2.  Mix and match- consider the variations of texture and color of your clothing choices to combine with your jewelry for added outfit oomph.  Use your jewelry to add dimension and unexpected appeal, much like what you demand of in your wardrobe choices.

Statement soldered art piece from Club Creative Studio
Statement soldered art piece from Club Creative Studio

3.  Your  jewelry choices should aim to highlight and work together with an outfit to combine for a total package look.  Statement pieces are one way to focus away from a plain outfit.

4.  Enjoy your favorite “go-to” jewelry staples but, take a leap and venture away from your comfort zone every now and again.  Accessorizing can be experimental on so many levels.  Try something new or wear it differently, the fresh out-take will give a fresh out-look.

Color and texture can be as much a part of your jewelry choices as the palate and fabric of your clothing.
Color and texture can be as much a part of your jewelry choices as the palate and fabric of your clothing. Club Creative Studio: hand-sewn fabric beads.

5. Express your inner self- style is meant to be fun.  Add an odd conversational piece of jewelry, something that is very trendy will draw you into the present world situation.

Take time to analyze your jewelry wardrobe and consider if you need a spruce-up/revamp or over-haul.  The challenge is yours to keep jewelry as a good friend.

What normally holds you back from not using your accessories as a form of self expression and fashion?  Let us know what is on your mind concerning this fashion challenge in the comment box below.

Please review Club Creative Studio artful creations for your fashion inspirations on this website.

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Soldered Art- Feature Friday

Welcome to the blog at Club Creative Studio. If you are new here, Friday is typically reserved for a post called: “Feature Friday”.  I happily highlight what I am working on or a recent project on Friday.

Club Creative Studio- Soldered Art

I have a new love for soldering and I have been busy creating and building up an inventory with this medium as a focus.  I have soldered a bit in the past however, I have never taken this art to this extreme, creating several successful hand-made pendants.

Club Creative Studio- Soldered Sea Theme

The recent creations have been placed as a new category on the website under Soldered Art.  Also,  many items created with a sea theme will be available in a venue in New Jersey along the shore.

Club Creative Studio Art

Club Creative Studio’s Soldered Art is designed to be one-of-a-kind, statement pieces. I have incorporated a variety of elements to include, wire, ceramic tile, shells, mixed metals, hand-rolled polymer clay and glass beads, charms, buttons, stones, semi-precious gems, crystals and a few other surprises.

Club Creative Studio Art

Please visit the Club Creative Studio website shop and see what is in the tab category called: Soldered Art. Also, our Facebook page includes occasional “Sneak Peak” photographs of art as well, so you may get to see an item before it is posted to website at: http://www.facebook.com/clubcreativestudio

If you like your jewelry to be worn as a focal point and extension of your personal style, check out the category Soldered Art.

 

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Learn How Jewelry Can Make Your Life Better

standard storage box for jewelry. Do you have something like this?
standard storage box for jewelry. Do you have something like this?

Club Creative Studio enjoys sharing creative knowledge that you can use or pass along. In today’s TNT (This-N-That) blog post, you can look no further than the jewelry box on your dresser for the answer to a better life.  Well…sort of. Here is a question: How can your jewelry make your life better?

At first glance of our jewelry hidden within the standard storage box designated the “jewelry box”, you may seem frustrated at disorganization.  Maybe your container is too small for your collection, maybe the dividing spaces are not adequate to separate or display the jewelry you own. Another problem with your storage may be your actual items you are holding on to.  Do you have lost or broken jewelry sections, tangled chains, or out of fashion creations? 

It may seem difficult to appreciate knowing that life can be made better by simply displaying your jewelry in healthier ways. You can be quite innovative in how you do this. In this respect, your jewelry has a link to making your life better.  Your life can be more orderly and your possessions more valued if you have a means to care for the jewelry you own using proper storage. After all, was not this the thinking methodology of “Santa” who gifted you the pink ballerina musical box for your plastic necklace?

Did you own a wind up musical ballerina jewelry box?
Did you own a wind up musical ballerina jewelry box?

 I really should practice what I am preaching here. I personally have a mixture of ways that I refer to as my “jewelry organization”.  Some of my fine gems are stored in their original boxes and placed in a safe.  Other jewelry items that I own are displayed on hooks, smaller elements are placed in a traditional jewelry box and yet other creations are organized in small, clear, stackable bins with handles that are easily ready to view when I have to travel, or relocate.

No matter if you store in a standard table top box, in free-standing legged armoires, in a closet organizer pouch, or on some type of rack, caring for your jewelry and having access to it easily is the key to experiencing storage happiness with your jewelry.

To properly store for in-home, short-term, I suggest using a hooked display rack, ladder-type or screen-hole system with holes for earrings, box or plate that is placed in a room where you have an adequate landing spot to return to again and again. Being able to quickly see and review your jewelry choices is important for the items that you wear most often. If you make a habit of returning and neatly replacing jewelry in the same spot your life will be better as you will not waste time finding what you need. Your treasures will not be lost and they will last longer from the tender loving care and respect. A great “go-to” spot will serve you well in jewelry organization.

Found at: overstock.com for something like $130. Found at: overstock.com for something like $130.

There is a wonderful product I learned about from a home shopping show that seems to be every girl’s dream jewelry case. It was a rectangular box that opened up on one hinged side and attached to the back of any door.  It was framed out and had a mirror on the front.  How wonderful is that? Fun and function…I LOVE IT! This type of jewelry storage unit could be considered both temporary and permanent because of its size and depending on the location you place it.  It was designed with many specific compartments. The areas had distinct places for bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, even scarves and belts. It had a secure hanging device that was over-the-door, so no nails were required for its installation.

So, with these few helpful tips in mind, maybe you can make your life better by making a special place for your jewelry. Happy shopping and organizing.  Be sure to stop by the blog again for creative information you can learn and share. We’d love to hear your conventional and non-traditional methods for storing your jewelry because you never know who may need the suggestions and help.  Thank you.

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Decoding Color

Taking note in preparation of the color trends predicted from Patone List.
Taking note in preparation of the color trends predicted from Pantone List.

Welcome to Club Creative Studio’s blog. If you have not been informed and are not in tune with the color trend that is just around the corner in 2013, this post is for your information.

Popular 2013 color trends are incorporated in expressive hand-made art from Club Creative Studio.
Popular 2013 color trends are incorporated in expressive hand-made art from Club Creative Studio.

Women’s palette: What’s the color code assigned to 2013?

It has already been predicted. This season designers and other creative people have taken note of consumers and their desires to be awaken by color.  Green is going to be the popular go-to color trend that we will express energy and nature. There are going to be interesting complimentary color combinations assigned to the color green as well. Looking toward the color wheel you an expect to see orange and green combine and that my friends, is one example of an exciting color combo!

Many shades of GREEN will be the hot trend to wear in 2013.
Many shades of GREEN will be the hot trend to wear in 2013. Do you have anything in emerald-green?

Along with the green hues, you can expect to see a variety of green. Vibrant yellow greens, subtle jade tones, greens with grey undertones. Gem-stone emerald-green and all nature inspired green tones will adorn clothing, make-up, jewelry accessories, fabrics, interior designs/home decor and more.

There are also great colors combinations that will introduce themselves as statement colors such as the colors deep violet, bright poppy red, nectarine/citrus, and refreshing lemon tones.

For evenings, the highlighted colors are dusty blues, and warm neutrals.

Looking forward to the predicted color trends of 2013.
Looking forward to the predicted color trends of 2013.

Do you have items ready to fill the bill of the color green explosion?  Have you thought about how you can combine the bright statement colors that will also be popular?  If you are not sure about how some of these colors look together, be brave and try the different color combinations, I know I will in my future art creations.

Happily, I am ahead of the curve in creating some items that already have these combinations incorporated.  To view and purchase jewelry art that is fashionable and on-trend, as well as hand-made, please browse the Club Creative Studio website. You will certainly view Art That Sets You Apart.

http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

On-Trend: the color combo here touches the popular trend of violet and poppy orange.
On-Trend: the color combo here touches the popular trend of violet and poppy orange.
On Trend: art that incorporates great color combos into the designs of hand-made art.
On Trend: art that incorporates great color combos into the designs of hand-made art.

Green with envy?

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>I Make it, You Love It, You Wear It

> This is a great example of a necklace made from Club Creative Studio that would look gorgeous with a lacy, white top for instance. Because it is dotted with a splash of colorful beads and sparkle sequins, it gives punch to a simple over-all look.

Wearing “theme jewelry” (as pictured below) gives one a festive and purposeful feeling to their fashion statement. Here, there is no question in your mind that the person wearing this appreciates ocean critters and they want you to know that!

To accent a top like a flowing tunic, there is a matching style that seems to compliment very well; anything with length.
When you look at jewelry, you get an instant reaction. Most of the time you decide right away if something fits your taste or does not. When I created this piece, I should have noted my personal mood. To me, this is reflective of a playful style and feel. It would look great wearing something casual, funky and fun with a go-with -the-flow evoked feeling.
A big-bead necklace may add an extra dose of color to a patterned wrap top. The accent color often blends with a pattern even it it is a “busy look” in your mind. The chunk-style necklace is always fun to wear because it shows a bit of boldness.

There are many opinions in the fashion world. We all draw upon what the experts suggest on the run-way and from what we end up seeing in the department stores we frequent. The fact remains that we buy what we LOVE. Generally speaking, we LOVE what is comfortable and eye-pleasing. Use the few ideas I mentioned with each of our photo examples. You will allow yourself to test if a certain style works for you, and agrees with your own personal taste in wearing or sharing our jewelry.

Thank you for wearing and sharing our Art That Sets You Apart!

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