I hope you all have a great holiday with family and friends and lots of love and sparkles (of course)! I’m so grateful for all of your love and support over the years. See Song Designs is definitely a passion project and I love designing and making jewelry for you.
I’m looking forward to lots of yummy food this weekend and seeing all of my family. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
If you haven’t noticed, there are quite a few new jewelry pieces in the shop. One of the big changes to the line is the addition of hand made rings!
One of my longtime goals has been to add rings to See Song Designs. The idea of making rings using fire and metals has always intimidated me, but I knew rings would really complete the collection and I kind of just love wearing rings in general 🙂 Last year, I finally took the dive and enrolled in a basic metal-smith class. I was able to learn the fundamentals of soldering and shaping metal, and it was an amazing experience.
A look at my ring making station with my once super scary metalsmithing tools.
Since then, I have been working on honing and improving my techniques to finally bring you some beautiful simple rings for the new See Song Designs collection. All of the Opal Rings are made of 16 gauge 14k gold-filled which has a solid layer of 14K gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal, which lasts for many years, even with daily wear. Since each ring is handmade, you are able to get lots of customization. There are 5 multi-dimensional colored synthetic opals to choose from, and you can choose if you’d like the ring to have a smooth or hammered finish.
I also make simple thin band rings which are perfect for stacking and can be made in 18 gauge gold-filled or sterling silver in any size or finish. I personally love wearing the thing rings as stacked midi rings.
I’m so excited to finally announce the launch of the new and improved See Song Designs website! Click around and shop our new pieces at www.seesongdesigns.com!
I have been tirelessly working on this site, and I have so much more respect for anyone who has ever built their own website before. I am pretty much coding illiterate, but after a lot of self teaching, help from some super generous friends, and a 24/7 help desk, I’m so happy to say that See Song Designs has a new online home 🙂
Check out the new Fall Bow Bracelets or grab one of our new sparkly Statement Necklaces, and to celebrate the new website launch, use code NEWSITE to get 30% off your entire order from now until Oct. 8!
If you have any issues with the site or have suggestions to improve the usability of the site, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (new email too!). Any feedback would be great! Happy shopping!
If you follow SSD on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, you probably saw the insane amount of posts about our jewelry being on the season premiere of the FXX show, The League.
It all started back in June. I got an email from the costume stylist from the show about possibly sending in some of my jewelry for their show. I couldn’t believe it! I have been watching The League since college, and I dabble
dominate in a little Fantasy Football myself. I emailed the stylist back and said I would be more than happy to submit some of my pieces for the show. I never really wanted to get my hopes up since stylists usually have hordes of jewelry and clothing to pick from, so the chances that my jewelry would be picked were still slim.
Four grueling months later, the first episode of The League aired and within 1 minute of the show, I saw our Nautical Necklace and our Neon Yellow Statement Necklace on the fabulous Jayma Mays! You may also know her as Emma Pillsbury from Glee (another favorite of mine). The stylist contacted me to also let me know that my jewelry will be on next week’s episode as well, so be sure to tune in, and see if you can spot a little See Song Designs sparkle on a Jayma again 🙂 If you missed this week’s episode, check out the scene where Jayma wears our jewelry here and some haphazard snaps I took while watching below!
Jayma Mays wearing See Song Designs
Another shot of Jayma wearing our necklaces!
Our Neon Yellow Statement Necklace as seen on Jayma Mays
Our Nautical Necklace also seen on The League
As we continue to work on the new website, we wanted to add a little style inspiration back into the SSD blog. We’ll be posting how we would style some of our favorite SSD pieces with our favorite looks and trends!
With Fall pretty much here
even though it is currently 85 degrees in Chicago and NYFW upon us, we bet that you will be seeing lots of black and white ensembles this season. Black and white is the ultimate classic color palette. It’s chic, simple, and has endless options. Our new Linden Statement Necklace is the perfect compliment to any black and white ensemble, The silver and gold accents on the Linden Necklace make mixing metals super easy. We’re all about a flowy blouse balanced with these amazing structured metallic J. Crew Sandals. It’s probably even your last chance to show off that stellar pedicure before it gets too cold for open toed shoes. How would you style the Linden Necklace?
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It’s been a fantastic first year of business here at See Song Designs. There is really nothing that can compare to the feeling of making your dreams become a reality. This first year has brought some tremendous highs and lows which have taught me countless lessons as an entrepreneur and a jewelry designer. I really can’t thank each of you enough from my friends and family, to the amazing bloggers and boutique buyers I’ve worked with, to the media and press that have so graciously recognized my jewelry, and most importantly, to each and every person that has bought a piece of See Song Designs Jewelry. With each piece being personally designed and made, it is really amazing to see my customers wear and love the jewelry that I lovingly make with my own hands. In the end, making jewelry makes me happy, and I am ecstatic that you all share my love and vision with every piece you own.
NEW COLLECTION & WEBSITE
With Fall right around the corner, I will be debuting our Fall and Holiday collection on a new website. Our website will be launching soon and you can buy jewelry directly from the site for U.S. and Canadian customers. International orders will still be available through Etsy or through special requests. Here’s a little sneak peek at the new site!
SSD ON TV!
On September 4, SSD jewelery will be featured on the show, The League, on FXX. A very special surprise guest star will be wearing SSD, so be sure to tune into the season premier to see who it is! If you keep up with the show, you probably already know who it is 😉
Again, thank you for your love and support, and I can’t wait to share all of See Song Designs’ successes with you. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get up to date news on what we’re up to 🙂
Awhile back, I entered a design contest with Shopbevel. You may have remembered voting for this jewelry design contest where the challenge was to design something that incorporated neon. I submitted my Neon Pink Crystal Cord Bracelet and ended up being one of the winners! Well, my design is up and running over at the Shopbevel site, and they did a fantastic job of photographing and styling my bracelet. Check out the photos below, and you can get the bracelet here! Only the Neon Pink is available at Shopbevel, but you can get the black and confetti versions directly from my website as well.
Photos courtesy of www.shopbevel.com
I’m so excited to announce that See Song Designs can now be bought through Obaz! Obaz stands for “Online Bazaar,” and I like to think of them as a Pinterest that actually sells what you click on. They curate all sorts of items from clothing to jewelry to home goods, so you can shop for everything you may need on one website. They also have a great feature where you can create Look Books or browse other Look Books to get lots style and design inspiration.
Obaz also hosts lots of sales and discounts for each independent designer, so you can discover new and unique items for a great deal.. Make sure you check out the See Song Designs Obaz page and keep an eye out for exclusive See Song Designs and Obaz sales. Check out some of my favorite items from Obaz below!
I stumbled across this simple and beautiful DIY Ribbon Flower Bouquet from M&J Trimming. This is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day, and these flowers won’t die on you 🙂
image via M&J Trim Blog