Wearing Jewelry to Enhance Your Appearance

I think every person is different when choosing jewelry to enhance the appearance. It also depends upon where you live, your culture and the event. One trend, however, is “statement jewelry.” A standout necklace or a rich textured chain. If you have the long layered necklaces, clip off some of the chains to make it a solitary piece. You can do this with a wire cutter cutting near the clasp.


Some jewelry professionals recommend wearing bolder, larger pieces intense with colorful gems. Do you have several very dramatic pieces of jewelry? Try wearing only one or two at a time. For example, wear only that over-sized cocktail ring or only one huge necklace or one only dankly earrings.
Some people go with the current styles, while others quietly wear their own unique styles never worrying about exactly what is in style, just what suits them is fine. Wearing jewelry of any kind definitely makes a statement and impression. Think about what kind of impression you want to make and then purchase your jewelry accordingly, or think about the statements you want to make with your jewelry wardrobe. The current trend does seem to be “less is more,” however, this still depends upon what culture you live in. Some cultures add a piece of children to every body part, even those unexposed to the world, so it all depends upon who you are, where you are, why you wear the jewelry and the statements you want to make.


A simple rule of thumb is to look for versatile pieces, such as a long necklace with a clasp that can be worn several ways as a single strand, a triple strand or choker, even as a bracelet.


Pay attention to compliments from your best friend, neighbors or even strangers. They are often your best critics. Wear more often your most complimented jewelry pieces. Jewelry should enhance your appearance, and should catch the attention of others. Remember the jewelry pieces that get the most compliments and keep this in mind when you are shopping.


Purchase jewelry pieces you love while out shopping. If something catches your eye instantly pay attention to the instinct and purchase. First reactions are powerful indicators of a winning choice. How do you know you really like a piece of jewelry? I think it is the moment you say to yourself, “yes, I want that,” or “I just love that.” Chances are greater if you purchase from that instinct it will be a jewelry piece you will love every time you put it on.


It is also a good idea to try on jewelry before purchasing if possible to be sure it is comfortable, the right length, are you able to work the attaching pieces such as a clasp or the backs of earrings. Does it stay on? These little things are important to note while shopping for jewelry “in person.” If it does not fit properly you most likely will not wear it. If you are purchasing online, be sure you have a guarantee you can return the piece if it is not satisfactory within a satisfactory time period to both you and the seller.


Bracelets are in one season and out the next. Wear any style you like, thin, thick, cuff, beaded, silver, gold, or bronze. Trendsetters seem to like to stack bracelets. I have seen so many different kinds of bracelets, it would be hard for me to choose. I would most likely go for a beaded bracelet, maybe even single strand, 3 strands at the most. If you have beautiful hands and fingernails, a bracelet is perfect to draw attention to your hands. The rule is just about anyway you want to wear a bracelet is fashionable. They certainly do enhance the appearance of your hands, whether or not hands and fingernails are your best features. I feel like my hands are “fat,” and rings is something I wear only as a statement of a relationship commitment. Bracelets, I do not own, yet, I might make some beaded ones eventually. I like seeing beaded bracelets on other people. I am a time keeper. I have to wear a watch everywhere I go. I need to know the time “often.” I could wear a bracelet on my other arm, but my left wrist is reserved for time keeping. I am practical. Cell phones are great for keeping up with the day of the week and time, yet, I still cannot give up my watch for basic time keeping. I wear a watch like a pair of glasses. I go nowhere without my watch, except to sleep. Glasses and watches come off for sleep time.


If you will buy jewelry in neutral colors the pieces can go with most of your wardrobe, however, with the color choices in beads, so many people like to pick put their bead color to an exact match to their outfits. I choose dangle earrings by their shapes, their dangling, the color of beads and most of what I wear goes with what I choose. I wear a lot of black, navy and red. Black is my main color. I must be in a constant of mourning! If you are looking for jewelry pieces to go with just about anything in your closet, choose greys, camels, frosts, and blacks. Honestly, I do not match my earrings to my clothes all that much. I just wear whatever pair I like to wear. I like the extra splashes of color some of my handmade beaded dangle earrings gives to my otherwise pale skin.


Retro and vintage styles are in fashion these days (2014), which is probably why I am so into these dangle earrings with the antique bronze and copper shades, those that look like the old fashioned lamps hanging from my ears. Hey…I am just a regular person, not a fashion model, and I realize this fact. I buy what I like to see in the mirror. I always say when the chips are down, it is “to each his or her own.” I practice the same theory in wearing jewelry. I never follow the trends or the styles. I wear what I like seeing in my mirror, which means I must not be much of a real “people pleaser.” I live to please myself first. I think, now why would I want to wear dangle earrings to my shoulders (I have seen this style a lot lately). I don’t like seeing this on others, I sure would not like to see it on myself.


I wear what I like seeing in my own mirror and leave it at that. Yet, to each his or her own, so many people rather wear jewelry pieces that others will admire and compliment. It is just whatever you choose to do and whatever makes you happy is my final motto.


Written by: Connie Limon


Meet Cayla


dangle earrings cayla

Cayla is a pair of dangle earrings I added to Carmilita’s Simplicity Collection of dangle earrings. She dangles about 1 1/2 inch from hook in what looks like a cluster of green grapes with round glass crystals of gold, some bicone crystals of green and clear. The green crystals are square in shape.

Materials Used:
2 Silver Plated French Hook Earrings
18 silver plated jump rings 9 mm
14 square apple green glass crystals 4 mm
10 round light gold crystals 4 mm
6 clear glass crystal bicones 3 mm
6 apple green crystal bicones 3 mm

Cayla’s Price: $15 (includes shipping and a FREE gift)


Purchase Cayla here: Carmilita’s Earrings

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Tips for Choosing the Right Accessories for Every Outfit

Costume jewelry adds a certain burst of flamboyant confidence in style or manner to any kind of outfit, really makes the outfit “pop.” I can feel this type of flamboyant confidence every time I wear a pair of my handmade dangle earrings. Just concentrate for a minute on that word “flamboyant.” Flamboyant means (of a person or their behavior) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness. This is exactly how I feel wearing my handmade dangle earrings. I feel lively, animated (and most of them are very colorful), vibrant, vivacious in a way like at no other time regardless of what else I am wearing with them.


There is something else rather comical and unique about wearing costume jewelry and that is watching the celebrities parade around in their emeralds about the size of a small child’s fist hanging from their ears and you can probably bet your bottom dollar, those emeralds are the real thing, unless of course, it is a celebrity who collects costume jewelry instead. The difference here is that when you show up at your office party wearing a pair similar, it is pretty much for sure they really are costume jewelry instead of the real thing, but what does it matter, if they look almost the same? The big difference is the price tag. There are actually very few people in this world who can afford the real thing. The rest of us can wear costume jewelry instead and look just as wonderful, and feel just as sexy and vivacious as well. Who cares if they don’t cost a fortune, if they look good and make you feel good while wearing them. Save your money for something else. People can look classy and elegant wearing costume jewelry just the same as those who wear the real things most of the time.


Then again, even those who wear the real thing sometimes don’t look elegant or classy either. Princess Diana might be about the only one who always did, but still yet, we can get costume jewelry that looks just as good as what she wore. People like her can afford to pay those high prices and still have money to burn. The rest of us got costume jewelry to create the exact same kind of look and feelings. Of course, there are also plenty of people who wear costume jewelry who do look cheap or tacky just like there are those who wear the real thing who looks tacky and cheap. And if you really think deeply about it, the first person you need to please is yourself regardless of how anyone else sees you unless of course something very valuable depends upon how you look at any given time. I wear my dangle earrings to the Y, turn my head from side to side and feel like I am 21 again. I might not look like I am 21, but the feelings are still there big time. I feel vibrant, alive and vivacious wearing my handmade dangle earrings, so that is what is most important to me, “how I feel.”


There are a few simple rules one can follow. One is “less is probably best,” whether you wear the real jewels or costume jewelry. The most beautiful ruby or diamond necklace and still look tacky if you also add on a huge cocktail diamond ring or a ruby ring instead, some kind of precious gem bracelet, earrings in both pierced holes in your ears, several more chains around your neck and so on. Less is always classier and more seems to turn out cheap looking regardless of how much you paid for all of it. Keeping things simple is best.


Looking classy or expensive while wearing costume jewelry also involves the size of the jewelry pieces you choose. Small and tasteful is usually better. Finding the right accessories can be tricky for a lot of people, and sometimes people will just go without accessories rather than look ridiculous. Where you are, the culture you are from also plays a role in how to accessorize. What body type you have plays a role in how to accessorize. Having the ability to properly accessorize for your body can make a big difference in the way you look. Don’t worry about the designers who are designing accessories for run way models. Just find what works best for you. The ultimate look you want to aim for is “balance.” It all boils down to balancing our body proportions appropriately.


Another important aspect of accessorizing to enhance your appearance is to focus upon accentuating he positive and getting rid of the negative. In jewelry accessories, that might mean drawing attention to huge hands by wearing several colorful bracelets. Black, tan or navy blue works well as simple accessory colors for just about everyone.


Harmonizing your clothes and accessories is also important. For example, a pair of dark green earrings might really go well with a lighter green pair of slacks or skirt. The golden rule still applies in that you should never overdo it, and you will never look cheap regardless of how much you pay for your real jewelry or your fake jewelry.


Paying attention to body shape and decide upon what colors or shapes and sizes works well with your outfits, keeping in mind that less is always better, then you should always have a happy ending when trying to choose the right accessories for your outfits.


Written by: Connie Limon


Meet Macie:


dangle earrings macie


Macie is a pair of dangle earrings I added to Carmilita’s Victorian Collection. She dangles about one inch from hook and in my opinion has a Victorian Look to her. Her focal point is a fabulous sparkling aqua square cube glass bead 10 mm in size.

Materials Used:
2 Aqua Faceted Square Cube Glass Crystals 10 mm
2 Antique Bronze Jump Rings 5 mm
2 Square Antique Bronze “Deco Style” Bead Caps 10 mm
2 Antique Bronze Ridged Round Rondelle Beads 3 mm
2 Antique Bronze French Fish Earring Hooks

Macie’s Price: $15 (includes shipping and one special free gift)


Purchase Macie Here: Carmilita’s Earrings

Wearing Jewelry to Enhance Your Appearance

I think every person is different  when choosing jewelry to enhance the appearance. It also depends upon where you live, your culture and the event. One trend, however, is “statement jewelry.” A standout necklace or a rich textured chain. If you have the long layered necklaces, clip off some of the chains to make it a solitary piece. You can do this with a wire cutter cutting near the clasp.

Some jewelry professionals recommend wearing bolder, larger pieces intense with colorful gems. Do you have several very dramatic pieces of jewelry? Try wearing only one or two at a time. For example, wear only that oversized cocktail ring or only one huge necklace or one only dangly earrings.

Some people go with the current styles, while others quietly wear their own unique styles never worrying about exactly what is in style, just what suits them is fine. Wearing jewelry of any kind definitely makes a statement and impression. Think about what kind of impression you want to make and then purchase your jewelry accordingly, or think about the statements you want to make with your jewelry wardrobe. The current trend does seem to be “less is more,” however, this still depends upon what culture you live in. Some cultures add a piece of children to every body part, even those unexposed to the world, so it all depends upon who you are, where you are, why you wear the jewelry and the statements you want to make.

A simple rule of thumb is to look for versatile pieces, such as a long necklace with a clasp that can be worn several ways as a single strand, a triple strand or choker, even as a bracelet.

Pay attention to compliments from your best friend, neighbors or even strangers. They are often your best critics. Wear more often your most complimented jewelry pieces. Jewelry should enhance your appearance, and should catch the attention of others. Remember the jewelry pieces that get the most compliments and keep this in mind when you are shopping.

Purchase jewelry pieces you love while out shopping. If something catches your eye instantly pay attention to the instinct and purchase. First reactions are powerful indicators of a winning choice. How do you know you really like a piece of jewelry? I think it is the moment you say to yourself, “yes, I want that,” or “I just love that.” Chances are greater if you purchase from that instinct it will be a jewelry piece you will love every time you put it on.

It is also a good idea to try on jewelry before purchasing if possible to be sure it is comfortable, the right length, are you able to work the attaching pieces such as a clasp or the backs of earrings. Does it stay on? These little things are important to note while shopping for jewelry “in person.” If it does not fit properly you most likely will not wear it. If you are purchasing online, be sure you have a guarantee you can return the piece if it is not satisfactory within a satisfactory time period to both you and the seller.

Bracelets are in one season and out the next. Wear any style you like, th in, thick, cuff, beaded, silver, gold, or bronze. Trendsetters seem to like to stack bracelets. I have seen so many different kinds of bracelets, it would be hard for me to choose. I would most likely go for a beaded bracelet, maybe even single strand, 3 strands at the most. If you have beautiful hands and fingernails, a bracelet is perfect to draw attention to your hands. The rule is just about anyway you want to wear a bracelet is fashionable. They certainly do enhance the appearance of your hands, whether or not hands and fingernails are your best features. I feel like my hands are “fat,” and rings is something I wear only as a statement of a relationship commitment. Bracelets, I do not own, yet, I might make some beaded ones eventually. I like seeing beaded bracelets on other people. I am a time keeper. I have to wear a watch everywhere I go. I need to know the time “often.” I could wear a bracelet on my other arm, but my left wrist is reserved for time keeping. I am practical. Cell phones are great for keeping up with the day of the week and time, yet, I still cannot give up my watch for basic time keeping. I wear a watch like a pair of glasses. I go nowhere without my watch, except to sleep. Glasses and watches come off for sleep time.

If you will buy jewelry in neutral colors the pieces can go with most of your wardrobe, however, with the color choices in beads, so many people like to pick put their bead color to an exact match to their outfits. I choose dangle earrings by their shapes, their dangling, the color of beads and most of what I wear goes with what I choose. I wear a lot of black, navy and red. Black is my main color. I must be in a constant of mourning! If you are looking for jewelry pieces to go with just about anything in your closet, choose greys, camels, frosts, and blacks. Honestly, I do not match my earrings to my clothes all that much. I just wear whatever pair I like to wear. I like the extra splashes of color some of my handmade beaded dangle earrings gives to my otherwise pale skin.

Retro and vintage styles are in fashion these days (2014), which is probably why I am so into these dangle earrings with the antique bronze and copper shades, those that look like the old fashioned lamps hanging from my ears. Hey…I am just a regular person, not a fashion model, and I realize this fact. I buy what I like to see in the mirror. I always say when the chips are down, it is “to each his or her own.” I practice the same theory in wearing jewelry. I never follow the trends or the styles. I wear what I like seeing in my mirror, which means I must not be much of a real “people pleaser.” I live to please myself first. I think, now why would I want to wear dangly earrings to my shoulders (I have seen this style a lot lately). I don’t like seeing this on others, I sure would not like to see it on myself.

I wear what I like seeing in my own mirror and leave it at that. Yet, to each his or her own, so many people rather wear jewely pieces that others will admire and compliment. It is just whatever you choose to do and whatever makes you happy is my final motto.

Written by: Connie Limon

Owner of Carmilita’s Handmade Jewelry

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