Saturday, January 16, 2016

Beach BohoLuxe Jewelry and Inspiring Women!

Hello Beautiful Readers,

I love adventure, reading, traveling, and coffee (and of course Jewelry and Fashion)! These are a few of the fun things that I found I have in common with Shelbi on Instagram. We have been following each others' Instagram pages for a while and I discovered Shelbi is a unique and very talented blogger with flair. Her photo's are thoughtful, inspiring, incredibly beautiful, and interesting to read!
She has a lovely theme of pretty fashion mixed with witty and clever books, delicious food, and so much more!

I had a feeling she would be a delightful person to collaborate with and I am happy to say I was right! 

This is my favorite photograph of her, just stunning, in my One-Of-A-Kind Natural Agate Druzy Beach Necklace.

Photo of Shelbi, The Nobby Life/ Necklace: Marissa T Designs
The necklace on Shelbi, is a One-Of-A-Kind. However, I will be creating many One-Of-A-Kind Necklaces in this very style. I have another Natural Lavender Grey Agate Druzy in the same design, that I posted before. 

A beautiful full length photograph of Shelbi (below) in her Marissa T Designs Necklace and fabulous coat! 

Photo of Shelbi, courtesy of The Nobby Life.
Shelbi also has one of my minimal and pretty layering necklace that layers beautifully with the Agate Druzy Necklace or looks amazing on its own. The diamond shape natural silver druzy is like a sparkly diamond (without the price of a diamond).

Shelbi accessorizes her outfits wonderfully.  She wears cute, trendy, and classic boots, scarves and big leather bags (which are all my other favorite accessories). Isn't it pretty how she wore the small sparkling silver druzy against black here?

The necklaces are very versatile and I love how she appreciates that. She said she will be "wearing these lovely pieces for everything from going out with friends to events where I will be dressed up," She also added, "There is so much styling potential and I am eager to see how often I can get away with wearing these (because it's going to be often. Like every day.)."     
For other shots of Shelbi wearing the diamond silver druzy and agate druzy necklace please visit her blog post at The Nobby Life.
For all the fashion details (I want this coat wrap) visit Shelbi on Instagram.

I think Shelbi could wear any of my designs and look amazing! Wouldn't she look beautiful in some of these new crystal quartz beauties I created? 

I usually post many of my new jewelry pieces first on My Instagram (and My Facebook Page) where I also love to share my personal photography of things and surroundings that inspire me. Most of these natural crystal quartz, agate and howlite gemstone necklaces are new designs.


 I find it special to collaborate with beauty, fashion, and lifestyle bloggers that are unique like Shelbi, who shares my belief that smart and talented women should empower and support other like-minded women. If you want to follow an inspiring and relatable (I enjoy, how through her posts, Shelbi inspires the, Every Day Girl) woman on Instagram, Shelbi, is indeed, one to follow. 
I love to show my appreciation to returning customers and new ones!  So, through the end of January and possibly through one week in February I am offering a *fun special! I will be making you a "Free Surprise Gift" with any purchase you make in my online shop. Happy Weekend Everyone!

Be Kind. Be Real. and Above all else, Be Sparkly.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sunsets, Water, and Aqua gemstones. Happy 2016

Happy New Year Beautiful Readers.

I hope your New Year got off to a really great start! Did you make any New Year's Resolutions? I chose not to this year. I find, for me, it is better to focus on enjoying the present moment. The moment that you are in. Do not get me wrong, I am all about goals and planning (I am a big list maker).  However, I think you (or at least me) can do both. I can set goals for myself and also be the kind of person who focus's on being more present. Living on a island that is surrounded by glorious water gives me inspiration and helps keep me stay present. This is a photo that I took yesterday while out power walking. We have had a lot of gray days here. So, it is not all rainbows and magical sunsets. Finding happiness comes from within and I think we all have are different ways to find balance and beauty. When the sun comes out (and then it makes a magical sunset) it is really really incredible! I treasure moments like these. I find it really helps center me and I love sharing these photos and moments with you. The lavender and glow of the sun is so soothing and reminds me of some of my favorite gemstones.


Of course it is not always easy to be fully in the present moment. I think, it takes A LOT of practice to be fully awake in the moment. Being an artisan (who works for herself), I find it helps keep me centered and able to focus on the tasks I set out to do for the day (if I am aware of the moment and have just done some cardio or yoga for example). Doing yoga or cardio really helps me find my groove and reflect on that moment.

I recently shared a book on Instagram where the stories are all centered around water. It is a delightful and relaxing read! If you have been following me, you know by now, that water is probably my biggest inspiration and one of my biggest loves.  The book is called, "The Soothing Soak, A Bathtub Reader," (A Waterproof book).

We have had A LOT of cold and wet days here. So, I recently grabbed this book from my shelf for inspiration. If you love water, I think you will enjoy this book (You can read it anywhere, but, it is pretty handy that you can take it in the tub).

I like that it is a collection of many different and interesting authors with "Water-themed" stories, essays, and poems. Some of the authors in the book, include, D.H. Lawrence, Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Diane Ackerman, Rumi, Mary Oliver, Anne Sexton, and Pablo Neruda. Water is so soothing and relaxing. It nourishes and awakens my spirit. Whether I am in it or just near it, watching it, photographing it, I get mesmerized. Does it do that for you? It is a kind of soothing escape (pure relaxation) for some people, being in water. For me, when I can swim in the sea, I am never more fully present than when I am immersed in water. Okay, the sea where I live now, is very cold (even in the summer), but that will not stop me from going in with a wet suit this summer! (It was very cold on the East Coast where I moved from a year ago and there I jumped in all the time in the steamy hot summers (without a wet suit). "It is no coincidence that water is tied to the spirit. We come from the water, and we return to the water, whether in sacred communion, relaxation, or wonder," (From the Introduction of the book).

My handmade necklaces I chose for the photo, have my favorite color of course! Aqua and blue are such soothing water colors. Water colored gemstones just draw me in. I think they draw a lot of people in because of the connection to water and the sea. I used natural aqua turquoise and round faceted aqua agate gemstones. Agate is a gemstone that is said to promote physical energy and also a soothing and grounding stone that can help calm you (according to folklore).

Each necklace also has druzy in it ( From left to right: A stunning natural lavender gray agate druzy; a small sparkly silver quartz druzy, and a larger flower shaped natural silver druzy quartz). I love that druzy quartz is said to be an energy and balancing gemstone.  I wrapped the flower shaped silver druzy around my wrist below (which if it is the right length, can function as a necklace or bracelet). I also put on more aqua agate bracelets for this "New Year themed" photo (that are coming to my online shop soon) with turquoise and a big gorgeous lavender purple amethyst druzy.

I took the next two photo's on New Year's Day! They are two beautiful photo's to leave you with right now and I hope you think so too. The sun was shining all day and I went on a huge beach hike (mixed with power walking) with my husband. We have a great tradition to go to the beach and get our cardio on every January 1st! Lucky for us (and everyone else on the island) the sun came out and we were able to enjoy the day a thousand times more! It seemed like everyone was out enjoying the sun! 


Whatever your New Year's goals or resolutions may be, I wish you much joy and focus while working on them. I also wish you happiness, health, and love in 2016! ****I am offering a wonderful special this January! You will receive a FREE SURPRISE JEWELRY GIFT with any one purchase you make in my online jewelry shop! Thank you for being here.

Be Kind. Real. Be Sparkly.

Love and light,

Marissa xo