Alternative Engagement or Wedding Bands and Rings

The only rules in fashion these days is that there are no rules! That even goes for bridal and bridal jewelry, especially at Peggy Li Creations jewelry.

Alternative engagement rings allow the giver to express a more personal touch, whether it is using stones other than diamond, or something symbolic about their special relationship with the person they love.

I've had both my Teardrop Ring and Arrow ring be used as wedding/engagement rings! Just going to show that a ring doesn't have to be expensive, or even precious, to be able to seal the deal.  Here are some fun and simple rings to consider for your engagement or wedding ring or maybe even just a push present or anniversary gift!

Diamond Hug Ring - alternative wedding band
Diamond Hug Ring - sterling silver, champagne diamond.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Peggy Li Creations

Holiday shopping is in full swing here at Peggy Li Creations http://www.peggyli.com. Choose from handmade personalized necklaces or maybe a piece of jewelry seen on TV shows like The Witches of East End, Elementary or Hart of Dixie!

HOLIDAY SHIPPING DATES posted here - don't miss out on a gift by ordering too late! I make every order to order, so I do need some time to create your goodies, and the holidays are always a busy time.

Trying to give someone a hint? Pin your jewelry picks to Pinterest or add it easily to your Amazon Wishlist by clicking on the Amazon button on every item page.


Below is a list of some of the bestselling Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry favorites, created and shipped from my San Francisco studio. There are jewelry gifts available under $50!

Have a Heart Necklace
Large Letter Initial Necklace
Weather the Storm Necklace


Spark Earrings
Aqua Triangle Earrings
Draped Rose Quartz Earrings

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy holidays!

xoxo
Peggy

Felicity Smoak Earrings Jewelry Arrow Season 3

The best part of having Peggy Li Creations jewelry on Arrow is that I am truly a fan of the show! Arrow, starring Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Colton Haynes and Willa Holland is about DC comic hero Oliver Queen. His girl Friday and love interest is tech wiz Felicity Smoak (Rickards), who is not the typical leading lady in that she is geeky, awkward and an integral part of Team Arrow. Felicity wasn't originally a main character on the show, but the writers, after seeing the actors' chemistry in their first scenes together, immediately recognized character gold.

Season 3 of Arrow finds Oliver a true hero of Starling City, but finding new foes in Ray Palmer and the emergence of Ras Al Ghul. Felicity wants to date Oliver, but can Oliver be himself and the Arrow? We'll find out in season 3!

Some of Felicity's jewelry looks so far. She favors big, dangly earrings over studs and charm necklaces that contrast her usually boldly colored dresses and separates. I like to think of Felicity as a bit of my alter ego, if I had stayed with my job in the tech world!

Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) on Arrow
Episode "Sara" - Felicity wears Peggy Li Creations Aqua Triangle Earrings and a Leaf Drop Necklace.

Felicity Smoak Jewelry on Arrow
Episode "Corto Maltese" - Felicity wears my Quill Earrings and Blue Drusy Necklace (which she has worn in several episodes!)
Felicity Smoak in the Flash/Arrow crossover
Felicity visits Barry Allen on the first Flash/Arrow crossover episode! She wears her Aqua Triangle Earrings and my Thorny Hearts Necklace (appropriate, since Oliver had just broken her heart the episode before).
I LOVE Felicity in this soft draped blouse and my Gem Cascade Earrings! It's an  great office look that is still super sexy.
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Felicity Smoak Earrings in Arrow episode "Draw Back Your Bow" - Gem Cascade Earrings.

Felicity asks Oliver if she can go to dinner with Ray - love how she tugged at her Mother of Pearl Leaf earrings nervously in this scene.
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Mother of Pearl Leaf earrings, worn by Felicity Smoak on Arrow (actress Emily Bett Rickards).
Look for even more updates in this post as more items are spotted on the show! Which look is your favorite? Are you team Olicity or do you prefer Laurel Lance and Oliver together?

xoxo
Peggy

Peggy Li Creations and Boticca

It's been a few months since my web store on website Boticca has shuttered, but I thought I should let my customers know that I loved being a part of the Boticca community! It was/is such an amazing group of artists and I was proud to be among them.

Unfortunately back in May, for reasons not entirely obvious to me, Boticca decided to close my shop on their website. I was very, very, disappointed, as I felt I had a nice, steady following there, and I was always excited to place new designs into the Boticca shop. Boticca had proven to be an amazing opportunity to get my jewelry designs in front of a more international audience and had grown into an important source of income for my work.

I hope anyone who purchased items from me on Boticca is able to find this post or my website, Peggy Li Creations http://www.peggyli.com and will continue to shop with me!

xoxo
Peggy

19 Minimalist Jewelry Picks You Can Wear Forever

Minimalist jewelry is all the rage right now, but Peggy Li Creations has been loving light, delicate and dainty jewelry forever!  Looking for stacking rings, layering necklaces and tiny charms? Here are a few of my favorite and best-selling jewelry picks that you can wear by themselves or together into endless, stylish combinations.  All jewelry pieces are crafted in sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, bronze or 14k gold.
Tiny Bar Earrings by Peggy Li Creations
Tiny Bar Earrings starts at $39 

Ear cuffs by Peggy Li Creations
Blade Ear Cuff and Sunburst Ear Cuff earrings (also call them ear climbers) starts at $19 each.

14k gold and rough diamond earrings by Peggy Li Creations
14k gold and rough diamond nugget earrings $89

Tiny Gold Droplet earrings by Peggy Li Creations
Tiny Droplet Earrings starts at $39

Small Tribal Spike Earrings by Peggy Li Creations
Small Tribal Spike Earrings, starts at $29 (Worn by Emily Bett Rickards on Arrow).


Double Charm Earrings by Peggy Li Creations
Double Charm Earrings start at $49

Double Ear Cuffs by Peggy Li Creations
Double Ear Cuffs start at $15

Draped rose quartz earrings by Peggy Li Creations
Draped Rose Quartz Earrings starts at $59, perfect for your inner ballerina!

Tiny Bar Necklace by Peggy Li Creations
Tiny Bar Necklace, starts at $39

Slim Lariat necklace by Peggy Li Creations
Slim Lariat Necklace, starts at $79

Cobweb Necklace by Peggy Li Creations
Basic Cobweb Necklace, starts at $49
Micro Initial Necklace by Peggy Li Creations
Micro Initial Necklace, starts at $49 - a fresh new take on personalized jewelry!

Single Bar Necklace by Peggy Li Creations
Single Bar Necklace, starts at $49 - a great base layering necklace for your jewelry box!

Double Charm Necklace by Peggy Li Creations
Double Charm Necklace, starts at $59 - two strands on one necklace.

Thin gold rings by Peggy Li Creations
Thin Gold Rings, $34 ea. Worn by Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton in Sports Illustrated Swim!

Whisper Gem Rings by Peggy Li Creations
Whisper Gem Rings, starts at $89. Stacking rings available in sapphire, diamond, ruby or emerald stones.
Thorn Ring by Peggy Li Creations
Thorn Ring, $79. A great stackable ring available in sterling silver or gold-plated brass.
Crossover Ring by Peggy Li Creations
Crossover Ring, starts at $59. Available in sterling silver, 14k gold-filled or 14k rose gold-filled.


What are some of your favorite minimalist jewelry styles? Which pieces are your favorites? Which Peggy Li jewelry pieces have you worn together or alone? Watch for some of these jewelry designs to appear on some of your favorite television shows this fall as well.

Shop all Peggy Li jewelry on TV here.

xoxo
Peggy

Style Inspiration - Jennifer Lawrence Diamond Spike Earrings

I did a double take when I saw this photo of the lovely actress Jennifer Lawrence at a Hunger Games: Catching Fire press event. Not only was her new, choppy haircut amazing, but she looked fresh and beautiful in simple makeup. Even better, her accessories, of course! Her earrings were edgy, sparkly, and stunning. After doing a little research, I found out these earrings were EF Collection and well over $1,000 in cost!

Luckily, you can get the same look for less with my Peggy Li Creations Diamond Spike Earrings. I have them in two finishes, oxidized sterling silver or a rose gold plate over sterling, featuring a row of rough cut diamonds. These spike earrings are dramatic and beautiful! Find them at peggyli.com.

diamond spike earrings

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Diamond Spike Earrings at peggyli.com.
My Diamond Spike earrings come on French leverback earwires for even extra security when you wear them. Lucy Hale, who plays Aria on TV show Pretty Little Liars also wore a similar look, see my blog post about her PeopleStylewatch earrings here.

xoxo
peggy

Vampire Diaries Season 6 Promo Picture - Elena

Who's excited for The Vampire Diaries season 6? I certainly am. After the season 5 finale, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) were left in purgatory/dead and Elena had finally made her choice -- Damon, of course. Soon we'll get to see what Stefan, Matt, Caroline and the rest of the Mystic Falls crew will tackle this new season. Will Damon and Bonnie stay "dead"? How has the Travelers spell changed Mystic Falls? Who is in bed with Stefan? There are only a few things for certain; tears, biting, love and drama.

Every season each network TV show will release promotional photos of the cast members of each TV show. I was thrilled to see the photo released for Elena. She is wearing an amazing black gown and looking fabulous! And her earrings? Peggy Li Creations Geo Calder Earrings in 14k gold-filled.
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Elena (Nina Dobrev) from The Vampire Diaries season 6.
Peggy Li Creations Calder Geo Earrings.
Love. So proud to be a tiny part of this amazing series. Thank you to Nina Dobrev Stuff website for posting the image of Nina!

(If you think she looks too serious in this picture, check out the fun Nina Dobrev selfie from the photoshoot I posted earlier.)

How did you like this look? What are your predictions for season 6 of The Vampire Diaries? Sound off in the comments, below!

xoxo
peggy

Apple Watch Style

Unless you've been living on the moon, you may have heard that Apple has released their first new product in years, the Apple Watch (don't call it the iWatch!). Wearable technology is all the rage, with designers like Tory Burch and Rebecca Minkoff showing off wearable tech during New York Fashion Week - it's here, people, and the world couldn't wait to see the creation by design leader Apple would unveil.

The Apple Watch is sleek and modern, of course, with luxe options such as 18k gold available. Once again, Apple has created an aspirational design and it will be fascinating to see how traditional fashion responds.

Here I've taken one of my favorite NYFW looks from J. Crew and shown how I'd style it with the Apple Watch and some Peggy Li Creations jewelry! How will you wear your Apple Watch?

1// Oxidized Ombre Rings, $49 ea 2// Apple Watch "Ceramic Black" releases in 2015 3// Micro Initial Necklace, starts at $49 4// Wing Post Earrings, $39

What were your favorite looks from NYFW? Are you going to get an Apple Watch?

xoxo
Peggy

Lara Stone Jewelry in The Black Keys Weight of Love Music Video

A few months ago, I received an exciting email from stylist Karen Langley -- she wanted an assortment of my Thin Gold Rings for a top secret music video shoot! All I knew was that it was for The Black Keys (whom I love), starring supermodel Lara Stone (gasp), and directed by Theo Wenner (top fashion photographer who comes from Rolling Stone royalty and is rumored to be Miley Cyrus' new man). WHAT?

Only a few days after sending out my package of handmade rings I received the items back, some missing due to the "vigorous shoot". Okay, no problem. Then, it became a waiting game... 

Finally, this week the music video for The Black Keys song "Weight of Love" from their Turn Blue album was released and its um, titillating content will either leave your head shaking in confusion or admiration.

Lara Stone plays a beautiful but demanding cult leader of some ephemeral nymphs living out in isolation. They craft, do calisthenics and do whatever Lara tells them to do. One acolyte in particular bothers Lara -- played by fellow supermodel Lily McMenamy. Their faceoff provided this great shot of my rings in the shoot!


The video is up for viewing, but be forewarned -- there is some topless action going on. Artful, of course!


Loved the opportunity and am proud to have been a part of the production! Full credits:

Director: Theo Wenner
Director of Photography: Bobby Bukowski
Producer: Chris Kublan
Art Director: Anthony Asaro @ 11th Street Workshop
Editor: Marlo Nespeca @ Spot Welders
Colorist: Tom Poole @ Company 3
Production Company: Good Company

Shop the Thin Gold Rings and other handmade jewelry at my website, peggyli.com.
lara stone thin gold rings
Do you love The Black Keys or Lara Stone (this was before Lara Stone got even bigger, posing with Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein ads)? What did you think of the video? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo
Peggy

Nina Dobrev in Peggy Li Creations Earrings

Actress Nina Dobrev posted a sarcastic selfie from the set of The Vampire Diaries season 6 promo photoshoot recently, joking about tabloid rumors about who she is currently dating (which, according to the tabloids, is just about everyone).  Pictured here left to right are Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, Joseph Morgan and Matt Davis.
Nina Dobrev Vampire Diaries season 6 photoshoot earrings

Photo is adorable and also exciting for me, because in it Nina is wearing my Calder Geo Earrings! I love the edgy look on this gorgeous woman (you can check out her Instagram here). Can't wait for season 6 of The Vampire Diaries. Are Damon and Bonnie gone for good? Who are all the new characters coming to Mystic Falls? Will Elena go back to college? So many questions and only a few weeks to find out.
Calder Geo Earrings in 14k gold-filled.
In the meantime, check out the many Peggy Li Creations jewelry pieces seen on TVD, worn by Elena, Katherine, Bonnie AND Caroline!

UPDATE: See the finished picture of Elena Gilbert in this follow up post (and get ready, it's GORGEOUS)

xoxo
Peggy

Wear Jewelry Like Olivia Pope

The world has been taken by the intrigue, glamour and downright bananas storylines of TV show Scandal. Created by the queen of dramatic television Shonda Rhimes, Scandal is about PR fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) who is having an affair with the President (Tony Goldwyn). That's the simplest way to describe it!  Along the way, the show has introduced catchphrases into the social media lexicon, including #gladiators #shutitdown #poped and #scandalfashion, which is led by the amazing Lyn Paolo. Lyn has created a stylish wardrobe for Olivia that re-imagines what a woman's working wardrobe should be. Olivia's clothes are her armor, her camouflage, her heart on her sleeve. She very literally wears the "white hat" in the show and into the workplace!  It also doesn't hurt that star Kerry Washington is a stunning beauty.

What I love about Scandal, from a Peggy Li Creations point of view, besides the enormous privilege of having my jewelry used on the show, is watching the influence the show has on how women are approaching jewelry for the workplace!  Olivia has a few go-to pieces:

1) An amazing watch (on the show, Movado)
2) Long layered necklace
3) Ring of sentimental value
4) Classic pearl or simple earrings
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The many fashion looks of Olivia Pope - beautiful jacket, sharp accessory details.
Here are some Peggy Li Creations jewelry picks that I think are quintessentially Olivia -

post pearl earrings
Post Pearl Earrings, freshwater pearls and sterling silver.

long pearl necklace scandal
A long necklace which you can wear but it doesn't distract from the overall outfit, only highlights it.

stacked gold ring
Deco Ring, a ring that looks handcrafted and personal.

Can't wait to see how Olivia's fashion continues to evolve and speak for her character in a new season of Scandal. And hopefully PLC jewelry will be there as well! See all the Peggy Li Jewelry looks seen on Scandal so far.

xoxo
Peggy

Jewelry on Witches of East End Season 2

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Season 2 of Witches of East End promised to be "darker" - here, Ingrid tells Dash he's a warlock, wearing my Small Tree of Life Necklace.
So glad that Witches of East End was renewed for a second season on Lifetime TV! In what promises to be a sexier, darker season, I was so pleased to send actress Rachel Boston a new iconic necklace for her character Ingrid Beauchamp.

Ingrid in season 2 is coming into her witch powers as well as dealing with what has come through the portal from Asgard. Not to mention life issues like trying to land a job at the East End library!  Last season, she wore my Dove Necklace (see all the other earrings and necklaces worn on Witches of East End Season 1 here)

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Ingrid Beauchamp (Rachel Boston) in a Peggy Li Creations Dove Necklace.
Now that Ingrid is more comfortable with her family history and is exploring her supernatural powers, she will now be wearing a small Tree of Life necklace throughout the season. Rachel requested that a small pearl be added to the chain, which I put in the back. Love how the charm represents how grounded Ingrid is by her family and magic!

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Ingrid and her Tree of Life Necklace.


Also, now that Aunt Wendy (Madchen Amick) is on her last life, her green amulet necklace is now red! I've created a necklace inspired by Aunt Wendy and her new look with my Red Witchy Necklace -


I can't wait to see what the Beauchamps experience this season. Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan Tatum round out the cast of lovely ladies on the show.

Shop these looks and other jewelry seen on TV here!

xoxo
Peggy

Jewelry seen on Andi Dorfman the Bachelorette

Another season of The Bachelorette kicked off with assistant district attorney Andi Dorfman looking for love on the hit reality TV show. I like Andi, I think she is no-nonsense and sincerely looking for someone to love. The Bachelorette guarantees a few things - drama, dramatic rose ceremonies, catch phrases (Andi's is "Sttttop!"), fabulous overseas locations, abs, tears and endless wardrobe changes! Andi has got style close to my own, so I was thrilled to discover she has chosen a few pieces from my Peggy Li Creations jewelry collection to wear on the show.

Andi wears my Pyrite Wrap Ring on a few date nights:
andi dorfman ring

Andi has a hiking day wearing my Feather Charm Necklace in gold overlay:

I absolutely loved Andi's basketball date outfit featuring Ash wedges, a Iro leather jacket and my Large Berber Pendant in gold plate:

Will Andi find love, maybe with Josh, or Nick? Can't wait to find out!  See all of the jewelry seen on The Bachelorette and other Peggy Li jewelry seen on TV.

xoxo
Peggy