Stefanie Says... / Trilogy Collection
The Trilogy 60 inch necklace is my most popular necklace because it's so versatile. This short video shows you all the ways to wear it. Want to learn more? Follow one of the links below.
While I'm away in the Czech Republic for my bead buying trip, the girls at studio started to get ready for the holidays! I'm so happy to see that the studio is all sparkles and glitters!
The stockings are hung by the fireplace.
Shiny glitter bows and ornaments right where you can find some gifts for someone on your list!
Garlands, ornaments, bows and lights are twinkling with my jewelry and I'm so excited to be getting in the Holiday spirit with all of you!
There's also a few new designs I'd love to share with you. I've added a color mix and a medley perfect to add more sparkle to your holiday ensembles!
The Island Fog is inspired by the shades of gray from the island's winter hues. It is made of striking banded agate, smoky quartz, white jade, goegeous faceted mother of pearl, crystals, freshwater pearls and Czech glass tiles.
The Wine & Chocolate mix is added to my Trilogy Collection, think merlot and dark chocolate by a cozy fire.
Come on by the studio to see the new designs! And don't forget about Christmas in Edgartown next week, December 8-11. We'll be having some hot cider for you while you shop!
How to dress yourself- You all love the look of my multistrand bracelets but many of you are intimidated by the clasp. I've been clasping and unclasping my own bracelets for years without much trouble at all and I thought it was time to share my methods. I demo this often at craft shows and a few simple tips have helped many of you get fully dressed by yourself in the morning! In this video I demonstrate my tips.
Sizing- My multistrand bracelets come in three sizes:
- Small is 7 1/4 inches long
- Medium is 7 3/4 inches long
- Large is 8 1/4 inches long
I am happy to fill custom orders for additional sizes- just let me know what you need!
Caring for your multi-strand bracelet- Keep your bracelet's clasp shiny by wearing it often, storing it in a closed container (such as a sealed baggie in your jewelry box), and polishing it with a silver polishing cloth if it becomes tarnished or dull. It's air and especially humid air that causes sterling silver to tarnish, so if you live in a humid climate you may notice your silver tarnishes more quickly.
A small amount of tension holds these clasps shut as the narrow bar (an electrician or mechanic might call this the "male end") slides into the wider bar ("female end"). Your clasp should be snug when it is closed and it should take some gentle force to open the clasp. If you find that after much wear your bracelet seems too easy to open or close, you can tighten it yourself or bring/send it back to the studio and I'll be happy to do it for you. To tighten the clasp yourself, open the clasp and take the "female end" and give it a gentle squeeze to narrow the gap, this will yield a more snug fit next time you close the clasp. If you do notice that your bracelet seems too easy to open, tighten it up (or bring it back to me to tighten for you) before continuing to wear it-- and you will be able to enjoy it for years to come!
I spend my summers outdoors at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals on Martha's Vineyard interacting with customers and sharing my enthusiasm for my jewelry. I love watching customers' reactions to my newest colors and styles and observing as they interact with my creations. I was inspired to create this video after Julia, my booth helper this past summer, discovered YET ANOTHER way to wear my already versatile Trilogy 60" necklace! A creative gal by nature, one day she was playing around with the long necklaces in my booth and she came up with a way of creating a pendant by tying a knot. Now this is one of my favorite ways to wear this classic necklace. We spent the rest of the summer demonstrating this new knot to customers as they browsed in my booth, complete with puns like "you will knot believe how many ways you can wear this necklace" and "are you ready to get knotty?". In this video I share this knot as one of the seven ways to wear the necklace. How do you wear your Trilogy necklace? Please share below in the comments. Enjoy!
Compliments in Kennebunkport, ME offers colorful and creative gifts, including my rainbow Trilogy necklaces! Swing by if you're in the area.
UncommonGoods featured me in their blog today. My obsession with Czech glass inspired my jewelry collection and my jewelry collection inspired their second glance.
“Whenever I was bead shopping I noticed that the richest colors and most luscious finishes in glass beads always seemed to hail from the Czech Rebublic. Often imitated, never duplicated!”
See it here:
One of the best parts of my job is that I get to play with color and call it work. My Trilogy collection jewelry comes in a gazillion solid colors as well as a ton of mixed up colors, and I'm always adding more. I'm much better at adding new colors than I am at retiring them, but now and then we do lay some to rest. This spring I've added four new color mixes to work with all of your season's best ensembles.
Tidepools Mix (below)
This is my personal favorite. Isn't it gorgeous? We've got the blues and greens of the ocean but I've added in some earth tones and a mesmerizing avocado green. There's also a completely new blue here, a deep, rich aqua/teal tone called capri blue. LOVE! When I brought my wares to New York this past winter Tidepools won out as an early favorite for the season with retail buyers.
Technicolor Mix (below)
Talk about bold and beautiful: technicolor mix is big, rich color. I've pulled all of your favorite bold solids into one statement of a mix. We've got red (all time fave), purple, periwinkle blue, orange and fuchsia swirl. It's like the beginning and the end of the rainbow all rolled into one. Like tidepools, technicolor mix was a crowd pleaser among New York's retail buyers this past winter at my trade show.
South Beach Mix (below)
Named after one of my favorite Martha's Vineyard beaches where the waves crash, the castles rise, and the people watching is on! I spent more time there in my early 20s than I'd care to admit to any dermatologist. Anyway...South beach is an easy going mix. Perfect for your summer wardrobe, it goes about just about anything and isn't needy at all. We've got pink, spring green, sky blue, white and purple. South beach covers all your bases without over-committing.
Lagoon Mix (below)
Ah, the deep and cool lagoon. Refreshing and uplifting as a dip on summer's hottest day, Lagoon Mix is another favorite of mine. I've added deep yet transparent cobalt blue, the richest of blues, to a lovely palette of ocean blues and green. Customers have loved this mix because it goes well with navy blue. I find it to be super classy and rich looking.