Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother's Day Gifts under $50 from Peggy Li Creations

Every year Mother's Day hits me at the last minute and I *hate* that I don't give myself enough time to really think about a great gift for Mom. So I hope this list gives you a little inspiration. Handmade jewelry always makes a thoughtful gift that lasts longer than chocolates or flowers!

I have tons of designs over at peggyli.com, so here are a few of my favorite gift items that start under $50!

Cursive Initial Necklace, $44
Handmade initials on delicate chain.
Cursive Initial Pendant Necklace
Twisted Knot Ring, $32
Handmade wire knot ring is a token of love!
knot ring
Lower Case Initial Necklace, $45
Get hand stamped initials for the whole family.
stamped initial charm necklace
Mother Daughter Necklace, $49
Droplets represent you and your Mom.
mother daughter family necklace

Some beautiful, simple choices for Mother's Day! My Mom is my artistic inspiration. She loves fashion and to paint. She always encouraged me to express myself and that is why I am an artist today. Thanks Mom!  Mother's Day is May 11th.

xoxo
Peggy





Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Jewelry on Dallas

Late-night drama Dallas returned to TV on cable channel TNT bigger, bolder, and brassier than ever. Filled with past cast favorites like Sue Ellen and Bobby, the rebooted show also introduced a next generation of Ewings to love and scheme over Southfork Ranch.

Peggy Li Creations jewelry on Dallas includes these two pieces, perfect for their characters! My Arrowhead Necklace is worn by Heather (Annalynne McCord), headstrong ranch hand and single mom who gets involved with "good" son Christopher.

annalynne mccord dallas heather
arrowhead necklace


pave diamond necklace
Costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin also has used my Diamond Pave Necklace (on regular sterling silver chain) for the character of Elena (Jordana Brewster), a woman bent on revenge against the Ewings.

See all Peggy Li Creations jewelry on TV.

xoxo
Peggy

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jewelry on American Idol


I've been watching American Idol for countless seasons, so I was thrilled to have my work accepted by the stylist for the show and boom! So excited to see contestants Jessica Meuse, Jena Irene and Majesty Rose were wearing Peggy Li Creations jewelry on American Idol!

Edgy Jessica sang "Pumped Up Kicks" by the Fray and wore my Scarab Pendant Necklace in bronze:
Jessica Meuse American Idol fashion
Jessica Meuse wears a Scarab Pendant necklace by Peggy Li.
Adorable Majesty sang "Wake Me Up" by Avicii and wore an assortment of Thin Gold Rings and my Delicate D rings:
Majesty Rose American Idol fashion
Majesty Rose wears rings by Peggy Li Creations.
Jessica Meuse, from Slapout, Alabama, wore PLC again for a results show. The Black Drusy Necklace is limited to only a few pieces available (love the black and gold combo).

jessica meuse top 9 idol
Jessica Meuse makes it into the top 9! Congrats!
Powerhouse singer Jena Irene wore a Peggy Li Creations Onyx Point Necklace as well.
jena irene american idol jewelry
Jena Irene rocks a Peggy Li Creations necklace on American Idol.
jess meuse on american idol
Happy to gift Jessica this Amethyst Necklace to commemorate her performance of her own single, "Blue Eyed Lie" on Idol.
... who are your favorite singers so far? I'm loving the more "real" styling of the contestants this season and it's always interesting to see how their fashion evolves as the contest progresses.

Fingers crossed they'll be using more PLC jewelry to accessorize their pop star looks!

xoxo
Peggy

Monday, March 10, 2014

FAQ: How Do I Untangle My Necklace?

Detangling Your Jewelry Tips
We've all had the experience of reaching into a jewelry box for the necklace we're in the mood to wear, and finding the chain tangled and knotted up with other pieces, or even worse, tangled on itself. With a little patience and some good lighting, you can detangle that pesky knot in the chain yourself. After you check out these tips on detangling that knotted chain, I'll follow up with a post on jewelry storage tips to help prevent a tangle from happening again!
How to Remove a Knot from a Necklace
1. Calm your mind. If you're frustrated as you attempt to detangle a piece of jewelry, you're more likely to damage or break the chain. If you're in a rush, set the necklace aside to detangle later.
2. Find a flat, well-lit work area. A desktop or kitchen table is perfect. Unclasp the necklace and set it flat. You'll make faster progress working this way than by holding the knot in the air.
3. You’ll need two fine sewing needles or two safety pins that are open at a wide angle.
4. Choose a starting point. If more than one necklace is tangled, focus on one chain at a time and one knot at a time. Poke one sewing needle into the center of the knot and use the other needle to pick at the knot very gently until you loosen a loop.
how to remove a knot from your necklace
A safety pin or needle can help you undo that knot in your necklace.

5. Take it slow. As you work the knot loose, create a hole to work with so that you can pull the chain through. Spread the loops of the knot wide on the table so you can see which parts are tangled. Work the chain free by removing one tangle at a time.


BONUS TIP: If a chain has a stubborn knot, a drop of oil may help loosen things up. Put a drop of olive oil, vegetable oil, or baby oil directly on the tangle and work it in. Once the necklace is untangled, dip it in warm water with a bit of dish soap to remove the oil, and pat it dry.

I've detangled dozens of necklaces over the years, even a few Peggy Li Creations chains, and by far the most important step is the first. Don't struggle with the jewelry piece, put it aside when you have a few minutes to sort it out.

Next up, storage tips to keep those tangles from happening! Or, check out some of my jewelry tarnish cleaning tips for sterling silver.

xoxo
Peggy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Get the Look: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Jewelry

One of the biggest media events of the year is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. The reasons are obvious -- babes, bikinis, beaches and... jewelry? YES! This years' 2014 Sports Illustrated Swim issue celebrates 50 years of the magazine and I was so thrilled to be able to submit a few pieces from my jewelry line, Peggy Li Creations, to some of the shoots. Here are some of my other jewelry picks that are inspired by the fab and over-the-top beauty captured by the iconic SI Swimsuit edition and some great looks seen in the magazine! Peggy Li Creations jewelry is worn by supermodels Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and the one and only Kate Upton. So blown away!

Twisted Bangle Bracelets
Twisted Bangle Bracelets 
Chrissy Teigen jewelry sports illustrated swim
Chrissy Teigen in Peggy Li Creations Twisted Bangle Bracelets
tiny gold earrings
Tiny Bar Earrings and Double Ear Cuffs - for that touch of gold!
shark tooth charm necklace
Shark Tooth Charm Necklace - the ultimate beach babe pendant choice.


horn pendant necklaces
Horn Pendant Necklaces - a bit of boho chic that is wearable for every day.

gold disc necklace
Diamond Disk Necklace - a simple and classic delicate gold pendant necklace
gold stacking rings
Gold stacking rings -- find them at http://www.peggyli.com/rings.html
Kate Upton in Peggy Li Creations rings Sports Illustrated
The unbelievable Kate Upton wearing Peggy Li Thin Gold Stacking Rings.

slave chain bracelet
Quartz Hand Bracelet - a delicate bit of bling for your whole hand.

SI Swim 2014 cover

How hot is the cover with Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen? And on the flip side, Kate Upton, of course. Sports Illustrated changes the lives of these ladies and it's been fun getting to know them a little more through the press this magazine receives. Check out Chrissy Teigen's blog, for example, which is hilarious http://sodelushious.com/. She's half Thai, Asian represent!

xoxo
Peggy

Monday, February 10, 2014

Get the Look - Lucy Hale People Stylewatch

Ok, so I'm obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, I'll admit it. Season 4 in particular has been full of twists, turns and it seems like, answers! The young stars Trojan Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell and Lucy Hale are hot young things who are just starting (!) their careers, really, as this show takes off.

Lucy Hale, who plays Aria, recently appeared on the cover of People StyleWatch. Lucy/Aria is the risky fashionista on Pretty Little Liars and is by far the favorite of costume designer Mandi Line. On the cover, however, Lucy looks super glamorous wearing Julien Macdonald at the CMA Music Awards (in addition to being an actress, Lucy just released her first country single!) and sparkly spiked diamond earrings. I love the look and have earrings that are very similar available in sterling silver and a 14k gold rose gold plated silver! Get Lucy Hale's look at peggyli.com Diamond Spike Earrings:



diamond spike earrings
lucy hale diamond earrings
Oxidized silver and Rose gold plated Diamond Spike Earrings can be found at http://www.peggyli.com/diamond-spike-earrings.html


xoxo
Peggy
Peggy Li Creations


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Radiant Orchid Jewelry

OK, so I'm a few months too late, but did you know that the 2014 color of the year according to Pantone is "Radiant Orchid"? This created a flurry of fashion blog posts talking about how designers are using the color in their collections this Spring and beyond. Here at Peggy Li Creations jewelry, I have two Radiant Orchid jewelry items I created over a year ago(!) that feature this beautiful color, described as, "An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."
pantone radiant orchid

Here are my Orchid Dream pieces, featuring unusual stone phosphosiderite, a natural creamy lavender and purple shade.


Orchid Dream Necklace
Orchid Dream Necklace
Orchid Dream Earrings
Orchid Dream Earrings 
Check out all of Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry designs at peggyli.com!

xoxo
Peggy
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