Custom Jewelry for the #prettyparty
Last week, I had an amazing opportunity to attend the private launch party for Dr. Myla Bennett's Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. [caption id="attachment_2401" align="aligncenter" width="640"][/caption] I had an amazing time networking, meeting and taking photos with celebrities and meeting the woman of the hour Dr. Myla. She is such a beautiful spirit with an energy that drives you to want to be and do better. It was my pleasure to provide custom jewelry for the hosts of her #prettyparty. Before I get into what I wore, I want to talk about the hostesses, what I made for each one and why I chose to go in the direction I did. First up, is Bo Talley, CEO of Blaq Pearl Entertainment and wife of WNBA Coach Frew Williams. One thing that stood out when I did my research into her style were her hoop earrings. I found a number of images on Google and she had these bold hoops on. I couldn't help but want to contribute one of my custom jewelry designs to her jewelry stash. [caption id="attachment_2403" align="aligncenter" width="640"][/caption] I learned her favorite color is purple, so I combined Amethyst and 14kt gold-filled wire to create these amethyst hoop earrings with an amethyst teardrop dangle. [caption id="attachment_2404" align="aligncenter" width="640"][/caption] For my collection piece, I contributed the Alaja pendant necklace from my Celebrate! Collection. For Real Housewives of Atlanta star and former Ms. Universe Kenya Moore, I noticed she has a more classic style. I was struck by the long necklaces worn in some of her pictures. So, I decided to make her a long necklace about 26 inches with a large amethyst stone combines with rock crystal and moonstone as well as round amethyst beads placed sporadically throughout a 14kt gold-filled chain. Since her favorite color is pink, I opted pull a pair of my Calista Earrings in pink and add that to her jewelry swag. The third host was Marlo Hampton fashionista creator of Marlo's Closet and RHOA guest star. Marlo's style is definitely couture, so I knew I could have fun making just about anything I wanted to. But, it couldn't be plain. I thought of one stone "fire agate" to match her spirit. I combined wire, jade, onyx and red crystals with wire and chain. This is the result. What do you think? I pulled a very bold, very couture tribal necklace from my one-of-a-kind collection. It has a large agate stone and picture jasper, lava rock and tube beads wrapped around leather with brass. I couldn't leave Dr. Myla out. I made her a custom necklace and bracelet set in her favorite color turquoise. I added black, silver and crystal accents. All the jewelry was present nicely in embroidered jewelry pouches handmade by me. I outsourced the mbroidery. And finally, here is what I wore to the #prettyparty. I royal blue and brocade dress custom made for me by Ms. Dana Bullock of Dana Lynn Couture. I love, love, love my dress. I was glammed up by my make-up expert, fitness trainer sister #Tai Clark of AGet_trained_by_Tai on Instagram and Periscope. Well, that's the recap. Hope you enjoyed it.