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How to be your own jewelry designer

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Early start on designing my own jewelry

Some of you may know that I took jewelry making classes for recreation while I was in college. I have enjoyed designing my own jewelry in the size and with the gems in the colors I liked. I could spend hours designing jewel pieces.

I already enjoyed making jewelry when I was a little girl – a toddler to be precise. My grandpa once brought beads as a gift for me and I wasn’t seen the entire afternoon. I made a necklace that had alternating pink, white and baby blue plastic beads with little gold colored metal beads between the plastic beads. The best holiday gift I got in 5th grade was a jewelry making box with tools, wires and beads! Again I wasn’t to be found for a long while, as I was making jewelry.

You can imagine how excited I was to find out about Anjolee. This online store makes custom jewelry according to your own designs.

#fashionover40 #over50fashion midlife woman in posh floral print dress with Keds for casual Friday
Eli Tahari sheath dress with abstract floral print, polka dot printed Keds, Jaeger tote, Jade earrings, Hermes cdc bangle, and DvF sunglasses (all own)

I really missed DIY of my jewelry

After graduation, I moved and hence had no access anymore to the equipment needed to create jewelry. Furthermore, not being in the class anymore, I also had no access to the material (silver, gold, gemstones, etc.) at the reduced costs at which the jewelers can buy. 😩

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 chic summer work outfit with Keds and jewelry for Casual Friday
Front view of Eli Tahari sheath dress with abstract floral print, polka dot printed Keds, Jade earrings, Hermes enamel bangles, Hermes cdc bangle, Seiko watch, Jaeger tote, and DvF sunglasses (all own)

Design is in the little details like the color of gemstones

Over the years, I often saw pieces of jewelry and thought “Oh this would be so me if the gem stone were not citrin, but amethyst.” Which is so ironical as they are chemically the same (siliciumdioxide SiO2). They just differ by color due to having experienced different physics (heat) during their formation process. Or I thought something like “I love that ring with the oval gemstone, but I would prefer the gemstone being 90o turned around as it would elongate my finger instead of widen it.”

#maturefashion midlife woman in summer look with white frame sunglasses
Printed eShakti summer dress, L.K. Bennett patent leather wedges, Chanel bag, gemstone jewelry, Hermes cdc (all own) and sunglasses c/o ShopGlasses.com. Wouldn’t a pink and red bracelet be perfect with this dress?

My dream designs based on Anjolee elements

I am dreaming of a tennis bracelet with all colors of the rainbow going from amethyst, sapphire, emerald, citrin, gold topaz, to ruby. Yes, I know – meteorologists just like rainbows. A tennis bracelet with alternating pink sapphires and rubies would look great with my floral summer dress (next photo).

#Anjolee designing your own jewelry
Left hand side are the inspirations from Anjolee and on the right hand side are my designs photo-shopped using their inspiration photo. My design would have rubies, blue sapphires and white diamonds

You could make a bracelet for your mom with the birthstones of all her grandchildren for her 70th birthday using ovals for girls and octagons for boys. Or for the patriotic niece, you could design a the bracelet above in red, white and blue using rubies, diamonds, and sapphires.

#Anjolee design you own jewelry
Left hand side are the inspirations from Anjolee and on the right hand side are my designs photo-shopped using their inspiration photos. My design includes a chocolate, 2 champagne, and 2 white diamonds for the ring and emeralds and diamonds and emeralds and aquamarine in the studs

… Love is when you design your wedding bands together …

You can even design your own bridal sets rings! This is so romantic! My husband once designed a necklace made of malachite and lapis lazuli beads for me. I really loved that. ❀

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 midlife woman in chic abstract floral print sheath dress with polka dot Keds
Back view of Eli Tahari sheat dress with abstract floral print, polka dot printed Keds, Jaeger tote, Hermes enamel bangles, and Seiko watch (all own). The red-white and blue bracelet in the photo above as well as the pink sapphire with ruby tennis bracelet I dreamed up would look posh and chic with this OOTD

Anjolee has nearly endless designing options

Can you imagine how excited I was when I found Anjolee’s web page? They let you design your own jewelry. Moreover, they give you lots of inspirations. They even have pretty cool rotating YouTube videos of their inspirations so you get a three dimensional impression. They permit choosing the gemstones, their cuts, size and settings. You can choose from prong, bezel, half bezel, pave and other settings. The have nearly everything from Princess cut, heart cut, round, octagon, you name it. They offer the choice between diamonds, topaz, citrin, garnet, amethyst, just to mention a few.

What is the piece of jewelry that you always have dreamed up, but could never find something that came even close? When will you start designing your own jewelry?

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Photos: G. Kramm

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Anjolee. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it myself and it reflects my 100% honest opinion. The post also has affiliate links.

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