Bridesmaid Gifts: Making it Personal While Keeping it Affordable

12 Apr

So, your wedding day is approaching rapidly and you’re looking for meaningful and affordable gifts for your wedding party? Wedding prep can seem like a planning frenzy. Here are some things to consider when selecting bridesmaid gifts.
How soon should I buy them?
There are no guidelines as to how soon, but keep in mind you’ll want to give them out at the rehearsal dinner or maybe even beforehand if a bridal luncheon or tea is on your agenda. As a general rule, purchase them one to three months in advance of the wedding.
How much should I spend?
When deciding what to spend on your bridal party, there are two things to consider; how much you are asking each person to spend on you, and how much your budget allows.  If each bridesmaid is covering travel costs, hotel, dress, shoes, wedding shower costs and bachelorette party, obviously you want to spend enough to let them know you appreciate all they’ve invested in your special day.  You don’t have to spend the same amount they’ve shelled out, but you might want to consider something in the $100-$150 range for that level of bridesmaid participation. On the other hand, if their expenditures are much less or you have a large bridal party and your budget doesn’t allow for over $1000 in bridesmaid gifts, there are many options for gifts in the $50 range that can be personalized so each bridal party member knows you recognize and appreciate her for the unique friend she is to you.
Add a wire-wrapped birthstone and charm to this hand stamped initial necklace to create a unique gift for each bridesmaid.

Add a wire-wrapped birthstone and charm to this hand stamped initial necklace to create a unique gift for each bridesmaid.

We’ve all been given bridesmaid gifts that we wear on the wedding day only and then pack away for 10 or more years. How do you avoid repeating the useless bridal gift cycle?  A gift card for a restaurant or spa is something most people will certainly use, however, it can seem impersonal. A personalized clutch or scarf can allow for an embroidered initial or possibly a meaningful quote.
Perhaps jewelry allows for the most personalization. When selecting jewelry, take some time to think deeply about your relationship with each individual and take her personality into consideration. Is she the outdoors type, a yogi, a tech geek or hard-core professional? Do you know her favorite color, her style, what type of music she enjoys? Are there any symbols or shapes you know she loves? A simple, everyday necklace can include a hand stamped initial and one or two special charms. Consider adding a wire-wrapped birthstone and a tiny clover or bird or a perfect circle to symbolize the ongoing nature of your friendship. Does your friend love the fact she’s a native Californian or Texan? Add her birthstone to a state necklace. Select a finish of rose gold, silver or gold, depending upon your friend’s style. If the gift reflects something personal about your relationship with each bridesmaid, you’ll feel as great giving the gift as they will feel receiving it.

TINY ROSE GOLD HORSESHOE NECKLACE-ROSE GOLD HORSESHOE NECKLACE-ROSE GOLD NECKLACE $48.00

9 Apr

TINY ROSE GOLD HORSESHOE NECKLACE-ROSE GOLD HORSESHOE NECKLACE-ROSE GOLD NECKLACE $48.00

These beautiful tiny rose gold horseshoe necklaces are so popular for bridesmaids! Will discount on multiple necklaces.
Use discount code horseshoe13 30% off

ENGAGEMENT GOLD DIAMOND RING – ALTERNATIVE GOLD RING – COCKTAIL RING-18K GOLD DIAMONDS AND RUBY

30 Mar

ENGAGEMENT GOLD DIAMOND RING - ALTERNATIVE GOLD RING - COCKTAIL RING-18K GOLD DIAMONDS AND RUBY

ENGAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE GOLD RING – COCKTAIL RING-18K GOLD DIAMONDS AND RUBY
this wrinkled gold engagement ring is made out of 18k gold with diamonds and ruby embedded in it.
I love to design all my jewelries with a bit of a twist and no doubt that this engagement ring is different.

This ring is part of a collection in which Orit Kanner created and designed items in a technique of carved wax in order to give it a look similar to the look of a paper that was wrinkled and then was opened again.
The upper part of the ring (in which the diamonds and the ruby are located) is in a size of 10*9 mm with 19 gemstones embedded within the ring- 10 diamonds and 9 ruby gemstones in a size of 1 mm.

Ring Width: 2.5-3mm
Ring thickness: 1.5 mm

State Necklaces

22 Mar

State Necklaces

Brass state necklaces on a beautiful gold filled chain.

Measure 12 mm x 9 mm and .8 mm thick. We do have all 50 states available. Each state is tiny, the portions of the states are not that to the actual US states. For example, California is proportionally smaller than Rhode Island. Please note some states may have some oil spots (from the manufacture), but can be easily cleaned with a shine cloth.

Tiny gold, rose gold or silver letter necklace

22 Mar

Tiny gold, rose gold or silver letter necklace,

TINY ROSE GOLD LETTER NECKLACE – ROSE GOLD INITIAL ROSE GOLD FILLED CHAIN-HANDMADE ROSE GOLD INITAL
$48.00
This small rose gold initial necklace is so tiny! Rose gold letter comes on rose gold filled chain. NOT rose gold plated – so it will not chip, discolor or flake. I love this little letter necklace – it’s so easy to stack with other necklaces and it goes with everything in your wardrobe! This listing is for one initial. Additional letters are Capital letters only.

Infinity Scarves from Ash & Anchor

21 Mar

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Infinity Scarves for Spring
by adorn512
The secrets held within of the guilded isle. New for adorn512.com from Ash & Anchor.
This lightweight, super soft circle scarf is reversible and wraps around your neck once–it can also double as a hood!
+ Doesn’t hug your neck–perfect for the warmer months!
+ Approximately 14″ high, 34″ around.
+ The design is printed on 100% organic cotton knit using eco-friendly, water based pigment inks.

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adorn512 store opening-Blink

30 Oct

adorn512 store opening- Blink!
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A unique boutique open only for the holiday season. Blink 21 S. Lagrange Ave. Lagrange Avenue

Like adorn512′s new store, Blink on facebook and get 10% off your next purchase at adorn512.com, type in Blink in the discount box.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blink-A-Pop-Up-Boutique/293002794139375

Come visit our unique pop-up boutique for one-of-a-kind gifts. Join us on Friday, November 23 from 6 pm-9pm for our “grand opening.” Our store offers beautifully handcrafted gifts from accessories,clothing, fine art, jewelry, and novelty gifts provided by local artists and an accessory curator. Begin your holiday shopping with the best, and, remember, pop-in soon because we’ll be gone in the blink of an eye! (24th of December is our last day)

Our merchants are:
Dana Mitchell from:www.adorn512.com – urban minimalistic accessories from jewelry, scarves, gloves and more

Heather O’ Donnell from neemies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/neemies – handmade children and adult clothes

Beth Fleming from :http://waldosluggoandme.com – good voodoo dolls when a card is not enough

Jill Benzaquen from:http://www.jbenzaquenphoto.com/- amazing digital photography

consignors from children’s bow ties, jewelry, furniture, letterpress cards and holiday decorations.

Adorn512 takes on Fashion Week!!

7 Sep

NYFW is just a one day away.! adorn512 has been asked to participate in a small way with the inclusion of a whopping 150 pieces for gift bags at a very swank show!

Free Shipping all this week, celebrating Independence Day!

3 Jul

Fourth of July Instagram Generations

Happy 4th of July!

Use the coupon code FreeShipping at checkout!

Free Giveaway

9 Apr

GIVEAWAY FOR ANYONE ON PINTEREST

Who doesn’t like FREE!
For Mother’s Day adorn512 is promoting a mother and daughter is forever. If you pin it on your board you will enter to win one of my popular dainty bracelets. Please add that you Pinned it on under this comment section! Good luck!

Giveaway is this popular dainty beaded purple and gold bracelet.   Random drawing will be done Monday, April 16.