Candy Shop Vintage has been spotted adorning the ears, wrists, and necks of several of my favorite bloggers in the past few months. I love seeing the different ways that everyone styles their CSV pieces!
Mary Summers of So Then They Say has such effortless style. The Lucky Elephant Earrings pair so well with neutral layers and a bold, red lip (and have I mentioned how much I love her hair?!)
Adorable Grace of Stripes and Sequins has featured her Charleston Rice Bead bracelet on several occasions. She says she wears it everyday, it is a great go to piece.
And fellow Charleston dweller, Chassity from Look Linger Love has also featured her Rice Beads several times. This week, she wrapped her coral Charleston Rice Bead necklace around her wrist as a bracelet to which compliments her gorgeous Loeffler Randall perfectly…
Have you styled your Candy Shop Vintage pieces on social media lately? Tag @candyshopvintage and #candyshopvintage so we can spread the love!
In Charleston it sure is wedding season. June seems to be the peak of wedding mania, and with our city being the epicenter of destination weddings, everywhere you turn you see a bride snapping photos with her wedding party on a picturesque street. Coincidentally, I just wrapped a bridal photo shoot last week, featuring our Rose Gold Charleston Rice Beads. Here’s a sneak peek… our Charleston Rice Beads make fabulous bridal party gifts and are just perfect for a Charleston destination wedding:
Paige Winn did a wonderful job shooting our “wedding party” and I had a great team of hair (Bailey Bial) and make-up (Amanda Rose), flowers from Flower Shop and the gorgeous dresses were designed and handmade by Charleston-based Evelyn’s Alterations & Design. Evelyn has been doing my own vintage alterations for years and we recently moved into a shared space together in Downtown Charleston – and it has pretty much been a match made in vintage heaven!
And, I was excited to find out that our Gold Charleston Rice Beads from SWOON in Charleston are also featured in this season’s issue of Charleston Weddings, currently on stands as well as on their website. Lovely styling by Ayoka Lucas:
It’s been a little while since my own wedding (7 1/2) years to be exact, but all this bridal business is making me want to go back and plan it all over again!
We are SO THRILLED to finally be able to share The Candy Shop Collection with you, a ten piece collection of vintage inspired jewelry all made in the U.S.A. We’ve spent a lot of time researching a place to have jewelry made – the old school way, when things were made in America by talented artisans and manufacturers who valued quality over quantity. So, last summer we partnered with a factory and model makers in New England to produce this launch collection of fun, whimsical pieces inspired by vintage styles we’ve collection and sold over they years.
Our Egyptian inspired jewelry can be worn as a set or separately, were inspired by 1970’s Egyptian revival jewelry and the over-the-top glamour of Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, reinterpreted with a bright, fun and modern color palate.
Each piece, from the dramatic statement earrings with custom resin stones to collar necklace and the oversize cocktail ring features the scarab beetle, traditionally worn by Egyptian Kings and Queens to symbolize their wealth and power. The scarab emerged as a classic design element in Egyptian inspired jewelry and is still considered a symbol of luck and good fortune.
The Kissing Scarab Pendant Earrings come in two colors, a bright rich pink and turquoise. The resin is beautiful and almost “glows” when worn because of its translucent quality. Here’s a great shot of them from The Glitter Guide (photo by Olivia Ray James):
And of course, who can resist a colorful Scarab Cocktail Ring served up with a little Prosecco?
Every few weeks this year we are going to feature one of our vintage pieces and offer a little background on its origin and the designer to help you brush up on your own vintage jewelry knowledge. Our current vintage piece is a gorgeous “rustic chic” necklace made by Carol Dauplaise:
Carol Dauplaise was a jewelry designer who worked for the famed Miriam Haskell for almost two decades. In the late 1970’s she left to start her own label and produced jewelry under her own name as well as under the label “Dauplaise II,” a more affordable, lower tier line.
This particular necklace was part of a series of wood jewelry the designer made in the late 1970’s under the more sought-after Dauplaise label. This necklace is signed on its vintage clasp and has the distinctive Dauplaise gold metal disc beads placed in between the wooden disks. It’s long serpentine design makes it wonderfully chic but also slightly rustic and the quality is excellent. This is a true collector’s item and a wonderful piece to add to your jewelry collection or even just to admire!