Saturday, March 21, 2015

Antique Splendor Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Bride and Bridesmaid Sets for Every Wedding


Introducing the Splendor Collection featuring Swarovski Crystals and Pearls.  Perfect for Brides, Bridesmaids, and special occasions...

Snow White Splendor Swarovski Crystal Pearl Set for Brides...

Silver Splendor Gray Swarovski Crystal Pearl Set...Pantone Color Theme: Glacial Ice

Brass Splendor  Swarovski Crystal Pearl Set and Verdigris Eternal Love Heart Pendant
Evergreen Splendor (Palace Green) Swarovski Crystal Earring and Necklace Set in Antiqued Gold


Capri Blue Splendor Swarovski Crystal Earring and Necklace Set in Antiqued Silver

Ruby Red Splendor (light Siam) in Antiqued Gold and Antiqued Silver

Montana Blue AB (iridescent Navy Blue) in Antiqued Silver...


Vintage Rose Swarovski Crystal Necklace and Earring Set in Antiqued Silver..
Purple Velvet Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace and earring sets in Antiqued Gold (also available in Antiqued Silver)


Choose your custom color of crystals...

Choose your custom color of Swarovski Crystal Pearls
Where to find Bridesmaid Dresses...

Where to find Bridesmaids Bouquets...

Bridesmaids Gifts...

More Bride and Bridesmaid styles from my shop...

xoxo ~Shawneen Nicole



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WIN A FREE Daisy Charm Necklace Enter the Social Media Contest "While Daisies Play Wedding Day"

Enter the " While Daisies Play Wedding Day" Social Media Contest. 
WIN A FREE DAISY CHARM NECKLACE!!! 
Automatically be entered to win this adorable daisy charm necklace (below) by
The more you like and share the more chances you have to win! The Winner will be announced 12 noon C.S.T. March 31

GOOD LUCK!!


~xoxo Shawneen Nicole



Sunday, March 15, 2015

While Daisies Play Wedding Day

It all began one breezy summer day "where willows whispered and daisies played".  A dream was realized as my cousin and I were sharing our crafts, her poetry and my jewelry became Poetry and Jewelry Gift Box Sets.  A beautiful way of expression.  This collaboration is the perfect gift set for your bridesmaids and would make a delicate yet stunning theme for your wedding.   

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Devil's Thumb Ranch

While Daisies Play

He smiles with radiance, like the noonday
Through whispering willows 
while daisies play
In confident strides 
he walks the meadows of her heart
but it's through 
the fields of friendship they must start
Slow down sweet girl
 and run with the wind
where the trees, 
the shadows, and the sun all bend
and be warmed by the love 
of a man called friend

~Amber Torrie

Bridesmaids...

Bride...
Elisabeth Carol Photography

Groom and Groomsmen...

Tablescape, cake, cocktails and favors...










Friday, March 13, 2015

Win a Chance to be a Character in my upcoming Novel Conspiracy at Forest Bay High : Book 1 The Golden Locket of Death

Be a character in my novel!!! Donate to my blog and receive a chance to become a character in my upcoming novel 
$15=one ticket
$25=two tickets
$50=three tickets
$75=four tickets
$100 and over...
AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A CHARACTER IN MY NOVEL
,
Conspiracy at Forest Bay High: The Golden Locket of Death
http://vintagedistress.blogspot.com/…/my-vision-for-conspir…
**Terms and conditions: only 5 spots are available. Characters are my choice as the author. You can use various combinations of your name such as first and middle. Visit www.vintagedistress.blogspot.com and click the donate button on the right upper corner of the blog page (or just click the donate buton in the top righthand corner of this page. Follow the instructions to make the donation through PayPal. Good Luck! I look forward to announcing our winners on this page the week following the contest end date August 31, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Sneak Peak at an excerpt from my Upcoming Novel Conspiracy at Forest Bay High Book 1: The Golden Locket of Death

I am currently editing my first novel, Conspiracy at Forest Bay High Book 1 The Golden Locket of Death.  I am feeling the need to share a small excerpt of my writing, and hope it will be well received.  I am still in love with my original book cover idea as it has its' own story to tell.  I took the photo on the way back from a trip to Georgia with my Father. We stopped at a ridge with beautiful landscaping and a tiny shop nestled between the tall tree tops.  They sold odds and ends, random travel necessities, snacks and soda.  Their main attraction however, was the large jugs filled with homemade Apple Cider, that glistened in the sunlight.
I am choosing a simple passage describing a day much like the one we captured in this photograph.  This is the first paragraph of chapter 11 ...
                                 
Inexplicable
     
Saturday finally arrived and it was a perfectly serene picturesque autumn day.  Squirrels were scampering across the lush green lawn in search of nuts to store up for winter.  Brightly colored orange, yellow and maple hued leaves peppered the front yard leaving a golden trail to the mailbox.  The sky was crystal clear and golden rays of sunshine peeked through the patches of bare branches where the leaves had already made their descent to the ground. 

This paragraph is my characters small reprieve before more murder, chaos and drama ensues.  It was a place for them to relax and breath a sigh of relief before the shock of what they would discover in the mail and the imminent threat it would pose.  

Stay Tuned ~ xoxo Shawneen Nicole

Contest:  Would you like to be a character in my novel?
Donate to my blog and receive a chance to become a character in my upcoming novel 
$15=one ticket
$25=two tickets

$50=three tickets
$75=four tickets
$100 and over...
AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A CHARACTER IN MY NOVEL :
Conspiracy at Forest Bay High: The Golden Locket of Death
http://vintagedistress.blogspot.com/…/my-vision-for-conspir…
**Terms and conditions: only 5 spots are available. Characters are my choice as the author. You can use various combinations of your name such as first and middle. The contest begins March 1st 2015 Midnight E.S.T. and ends Midnight E.S.T on May 31, 2015. 

Visit  www.vintagedistress.blogspot.com and click the donate button on the right upper corner of the blog page (or you can click the donate button at the top right corner of this page). Follow the instructions to make the donation through PayPal. Good Luck! I look forward to announcing our winners on this page the week following the contest end date.



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring is Near... Pantone Color Ensembles for Spring 2015

Spring is Near!

How to incorporate my Victorian, Edwardian inspired nostalgic jewelry to compliment the Spring 2015 Pantone Color Palette...


Lucite Green 
(Pantone Color Spring 2015)
 Tea Party Rose and Butterfly hairpin

 Toasted Almond 
(Pantone Color Spring 2015)  
Tea Party Rose and Butterfly hairpin


Aquamarine 
(Pantone Color Spring 2015) 
The Bridal Party

Marsala  
(Pantone Color Spring 2015) 
The Bridal Party


Glacier Gray 
(Pantone Color Spring 2015) 
The Casual Dress/Bridal Party



xoxo ~Shawneen Nicole





Sunday, March 8, 2015

St. Patricks Day is near...do you have something green to wear? Why not try a green accessory!

I went through my collection of jewelry from my shop www.vintagenickel.etsy.com and picked out some jewelry pieces in green and a paired them with an outfit idea  to complete the Saint Patrick's Day ensembles.

How to incorporate my Victorian, Edwardian inspired nostalgic jewelry to create an amazing outfit for Saint Patrick's Day!


"Lizzy's Garden" from our beloved Jane Austen character Elizabeth Bennett


This outfit would be a perfect match for Lizzy's garden green and white cameo you could even wear black heels and don't forget the swap out the jewelry with the cameo necklace and some fine silver hoops or pearls. from my shop .




While Daisies Play Poem Box Gift Set and Antique Cameo Necklace


Here is an adorable ensemble perfect for a Spring Time Saint Patrick's Day Tea Party.  You may also like the matching daisy ring.  If you would like daisy earrings I can make a custom order or this outfit would look nice with some small brass dangle earring such as my Brass Splendor Earring set.  They are created in the Victorian Antique Style.




Harlequin Blue Green Glass Opal Necklace set in Antiqued Gold


This is a shimmering stone, with glittery flecks of green and blue in a setting that appears to be a combination of Art Deco and the Victorian Style of jewelry.  It is strung on a delicate Antiqued Gold chain. It would pair well with the green and blue colors in the models outfit.  The Navy Blue Sweater and light dress shirt add a touch of casualness to the otherwise very fancy green skirt.  These are the perfect combinations to complement the flecks of iridescent colors in the Harlequin Glass Necklace.  Order a longer version of the necklace and you can achieve this exact look!



Green Leaf Tea Time Cameo Earrings in Antique Gold Brass



Emerald Green Splendor Swarovski crystal earrings in Antiqued Gold





For more ideas visit my shop www.vintagenickel.etsy.com

Have a fun filled Saint Patrick's Day
xoxo ~Shawneen Nicole

outfits:
 http://www.polyvore.com/green_with_envy/set?.embedder=3731765&.svc=pinterest&id=50789253
http://holyprepster.tumblr.com/
http://www.joythestore.com/lou-scallop-nk-pleated-drss?source=webgains&siteid=127107