We imagine that it’s every jewelry-loving woman’s dream to have a special piece custom designed just for her by an amazing designer. So when we were approached by designer Emily Maynard of Elva Fields for just that, we jumped at the chance. As part of her monthly “Leading Ladies” series, we’re so honored join a long list of incredible design bloggers (how much do we love Joy Cho of Oh Joy!?) with own signature Elva Fields necklaces.
start to finish; the finish being the most perfect baubles we could imagine.
For the last month, we’ve been working closely with Emily to put together our design inspiration, and Pinterest was the perfect venue for that.
design to clothes, shoes, and other pieces of jewelry. Since we’re so accustomed to creating boards for other people, it was quite a treat to be
able work on something for ourselves!
I’ve always been drawn to vivid colors and geometric shapes, juxtaposed
with classic silhouettes. Lucky for me that brights and color
blocking are so hot this spring and I have so much to choose from. I love jewelry that’s playful and fun, as you can see in the rings, bracelets, and necklaces on my board. But I tend to shy away from patterns in my tops, giving my necklaces more of a chance to make a statement.
images, we shared our boards with Emily, who replied with photos of bead samples that combined the colors and textures from our own
style inspiration, as she interpreted it. The samples included everything
from vintage buckles to recycled beads, bracelets that could become links in a necklace…it was really pretty incredible to see the way she thinks.
(Click over–it’s pretty cool!)
A few tweaks later, and some genius solutions from Emily who was wildly responsive and intuitive about our personal tastes, we landed on the
final designs. And we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.
My necklace is really more than I could have imagined and a true
reflection of my own personal style. As someone who typically wears
solid tanks and tops, the necklace is such a great statement piece –
whether I’m headed out for a rare lunch with girlfriends sans kids, or
even a night out with my husband. And I admit, it’s lovely getting
compliments everywhere I go when I wear it.
thanks to Emily Maynard and Elva Fields for honoring us as your April
Leading Ladies! You can learn a little more about us over on the Elva Fields blog, as well as take a peek at the design process in photos from start to finish. It’s cool!