Alex Cramariuc Golden Spring Collection


One of my favorite artisan designers, Alex Cramariuc, has been talking about his new upcoming collection on his ACA Kreations Facebook page for the past week and I have been most eager for its release.  Debuting today is his Spring 2014 Collection titled Golden Spring – this name comes from the fact that Alex is introducing […]

Pandora Spring 2014 Butterflies


One of the big themes for the Pandora Spring 2014 Collection was butterflies.  Butterfly dangles, charm, clips, Muranos, ring, and earrings abound and since it’s one of the motifs I like, I picked up most of the charms during the free bracelet promo last month.  This post includes the [pink, purple, and LE lavender] Morning […]

*redbalifrog* Tribal Harmony Charms Review


Concluding the review on the *redbalifrog* Tribal Harmony Collection is a look at the charms included in this release – Polynesian Mask, Dreamtime, Urn, and Arrow. The jewelry pieces from the Tribal Harmony are the amazing Bull Totem lock, Mother Earth pendant, and the Hawaiian Floral spacer and I wanted to give them due justice with […]

Pandora Cruise 2014 Recap


We just got home from the exciting Pandora Unforgettable Cruise, and boy was it exciting!  This year, we sailed from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida which is a bit further away than Port Canaveral, our starting point last year.  Since I didn’t realize that fact until too late, we made it to the ship barely […]

Waxing Poetic Tiny Lights Collection


One of the many designs that caught my eye when I was browsing Waxing Poetic is their Tiny Lights Collection.  Made of colored quartz and sterling silver, the Tiny Lights are the perfect accent for any bracelet.  I initially picked out three, but they’re really hard to resist and I’d love to get the rest […]

Trollbeads Sahara Faceted Glass


The Trollbeads Spring 2014 Collection added two new colors of faceted glass called Sahara Night Facet and Sahara Jewel Facet.  This follows the introduction of the Faceted Spices (Masala and Saffron) last season, which were brightly colored and duo-toned.  The theme for this collection is focused on the desert and these colors certainly fit the […]

Elfbeads Jungle Designs


The newly launched Elfbeads brand has some of the most innovative glass designs I’ve seen in a while! I’ve already reviewed their Halo designs, which is a mix of blue, purple, and pink in various patterns, and today I focus on their amazing Jungle beads.  As I write about frequently, green is my absolute favorite […]

Trollbeads LE Cherry Blossom Collection Debut


The release I’ve been most excited about from Trollbeads so far this year is the limited edition Cherry Blossom Collection and it is officially debuting today!  This set includes the emerald Cherry Blossom fantasy necklace, Cherry Blossom pendant, and the emerald earrings inserts. Ever since the preview of these pieces, I have been eager to […]

Pandora Mother’s Day 2014 Collection Launches


A busy day for Pandora today as we begin with the launch of the Pandora Mother’s Day 2014 Collection! This release continues the spring motif with love, family, roses, and special events as the main charms. Other textural themes are lace and bows, which is utterly feminine and glamorous.  I’ve noticed that retailers are not […]

Alex and Ani Disney Collection Review


In anticipation of our family trip to Disney World, I stocked up on my Disney memorabilia including my Chamilia Disney charms and bangles from the Alex and Ani Disney Collection!  Introduced late last year, Alex and Ani released a few Disney designs including a line of Mickey birthstone bracelets.  The other medallions feature Mickey Mouse, […]

Trollbeads Precious Easter Collection Review


This is the third year in a row that Trollbeads has offered Easter egg designs to celebrate the upcoming holiday. The Precious Easter kits were released at the end of March and this is a dedicated review on these glass beads and the Easter Bunny charm. The kit includes three colors – green, purple, and […]

Pandora Unforgettable Cruise 2014 Sets Sail


The Pandora Unforgettable Cruise set sail yesterday for the third year in a row! We had quite an exciting adventure getting to the cruise terminal as I miscalculated how far it was from our hotel in Orlando. We made it about an hour and a half before it set sail (whoops!). All’s well that ends […]