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Perfect Jewelry Accessories for Fall

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In addition to my own jewelry accessories for fall, this post also includes a few recommended affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase through these links I may receive extra compensation.

 

With autumn on the way it's time to shop for the perfect accessories to pay homage to the Fall Season. Fall always makes me think of nature and the desire to take long walks through colorful woods, full of warm colors.  Those walks include gorgeous trees, rocks and paths with intricate textures and the air is crisp and refreshing.  My style picks today feature either brass pieces with the rich warm golden tones you might find in leaves, pieces that recall themes in nature like pine needles, or accessories with rustic, organic looking textures. 
The Pine Needle Charm Necklace features a tiny, delicate sterling silver charm hand-stamped with a texture that looks like frond from an evergreen tree.  It hangs on a sturdy oxidized rope chain and is perfect for everyday wear. 
The limited edition Pebbled Delta earrings from the Valerie Tyler Collection recall hikes along rocky riverbeds.  The earrings have a nice warm tone for fall from the golden, oxidized brass.
Fall moons are especially lovely, and the Lunar Phases Necklace certainly showcases the beauty of the changing Autumn moon.
To carry out the earthy theme,these gorgeous autumn accessories from ModCloth have natural, fall colors and a bit of a rustic, elegant countryside look.
from: ModCloth
Keystone State Weekend Bag in Whiskey Molasses - $69.99
from: ModCloth

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Some Inspiration for the Day: Keep Climbing

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Just a little inspiration for the day.

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Mountain Inspiration

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When I began designing the pieces for the Wanderlust line for the Valerie Tyler Collection I let landforms and gorgeous locales serve as the inspiration for the pieces.  The jewelry was created drawing on the textures, shapes, lines and other elements you might see when gazing at various landscapes and natural structures.

The idea behind my dotted ridge earrings and dotted ridge necklace was to recreate the idea of a ridge dotted with rocks and to simulate the texture of a gorgeous craggy, rocky mountain scape.

 

Dotted Ridge Earrings

Mountain Photo from Unsplash

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I Love a Good Mystery Story #findthegirlsonthenegatives

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So I was reading The Jealous Curator today and noticed a story she posted with gorgeous imagery and she called it a "beautiful, artsy mystery!" I read further to find out that these images were first discovered by Megan Abell and shared on her facebook page in the hopes of finding either the women or the photographer. 

The vintage nature, amazing lighting, lovely scenery and truly classically beautiful women make this a compelling tale.  This story is definitely too exciting not to share in the hopes that more clues will be found and more answers discovered. Since her original posting Megan has indeed learned more information to help every one get a little closer to the source of these photos.  For instance they're actually not negatives at all! They are actually slide film transparencies, and the location of the shoot may even now be pinpointed to Dockweiler Beach.

If you want to follow along with this exciting story visit Megan's facebook page. If you have any insight she's even left her e-mail on her facebook page where you can reach her. These are just a few of the stunning images that have been shared. Indeed, it would be wonderful to see such a talented photographer credited or for strikingly lovely women to see such beautiful photos of themselves. 

 


There have been even more exciting updates to this story.  On Looks Like Film it was shared that a local news reporter, Mark Homberg discovered even more images from this series! 

 

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River Inspiration

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Rivers can be completely captivating.  They can change in a blink of an eye just from changing weather from a tiny trickle to raging waters. They bend one way then another. They curve through landscapes both gently overflowing or literally cutting through rock. They even have the power to completely change course over time.  I'm lucky to live near the Cuyahoga River so the power of rushing water is a definite inspiration to me.  Out of my love and awe of rivers I created the Riverbend Necklace.  The focal piece itself is made of curved brass, an abstract take on a bend along a river.  The curved piece itself even is corrugated to look like ripples of water. Lapis lazuli gemstones accent the necklace to symbolize blue waters. 

While rivers can unleash tremendous power at times, my favorites however are those that accent beautiful landscapes and provide tranquil beautiful places for reflection. I love rivers that feed environments with life.

 

An extra special thank you to photographers Jeff Sheldon, Julia Caesar and Wolfgang Moritzer for uploading their river photographs to Unsplash for all to use freely.  While you required no attribution with a creative commons 0 license, I still felt credit must be given where credit is due for your lovely work!

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