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this to that: tool box to jewelry box

this to that: tool box to jewelry box / via oh joy!

Today we're taking a plain, wooden tool box and are turning it into something completely unexpected...a jewelry box! It's surprisingly functional and PERFECT for storing all your jewelry from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Check it out...


my favorite everyday rings...

Everyday Ring (from budget to splurge)

Last week when I was on Periscope, someone asked about the stacked rings that I wear on my hands. I didn't get to mention them during the scope, but wanted to share them here since they are some of my favorites (from super affordable to splurge-worthy) that I wear daily (plus a few that I love from a far).

1. Mr. Kate ball chain ring and Mr. Kate cable chain ring (these look great stacked with other rings), 2. Leah Alexandra gem ring and baguette ring, 3. Sarah Magid collage stack and Sarah Magid double ring, 4. Ariel Gordon birthstone charm ring and horizon ring (these would make really great push presents for a new mom customized with your family's birth stones), 5. Maya Brenner petal ring and letter ring, and because these are so beautiful and I've always admired these from a far (if you're looking for alternate engagement rings) 6. Mociun black diamond band and Sarah Hendler starburst ring.

love these...


...colorful & geometric jewelry by Kate Miss... — Joy

tiny baubles...




I'm a sucker for simple, yet unique, jewelry. Irene, from Bloesem, recently launched a new collection for kids {and adults with a youthful spirit!} called Bloesem Wears. And fitting with her aesthetic that you get a clear sense of from her blog, I'm loving the mix of kid-like materials with sophisticated beads and pops of neon! — Joy

hearts all a flutter...


Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day always give me a good excuse to wear something red, sparkly, and heart-filled. I rarely wear red, but for some reason will happily wear it with abandon one day a year. So, I'm loving these little Valentine-worthy accents from Ban.do that spread a little love just right.  — Joy

{photos by Jen Gotch}

a lovely little valentine's {giveaway}...


To show a little extra love this Valentine's day, we've joined together with Ariel Gordon Jewelry and Nature Baby to give away a few things to keep close to your heart to...two lucky readers! One reader will receive this Close to My Heart necklace {above} and a fun Heart Pillow {below} and another will receive a Love Knot ring {at very bottom} and Heart Pillow {below}.


To enter, simply visit Ariel Gordon Jewelry and Nature Baby, then leave a comment below telling us what you have planned this Valentine's Day {a fancy dinner, pizza & a movie, a girl's night out, or...?}


Also, as a bonus for all readers, Ariel Gordon is offering a 25% discount to all readers through Tuesday, February 14th. Simply enter code JOYAGJ at checkout. Entries must be posted by next Tuesday, February 7th at 9am PST*, and two winners will be chosen at random. Good luck! — Joy

UPDATE: Congrats to Katrina S. from Point Roberts, WA and Leslie B. from Oak Park, IL for being our winners this time!

{*Sorry, limited to US residents only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $530 or $205 total value depending on which jewelry piece is won. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and announced on the bottom of this post soon after. Good luck! Jewelry photos by Ariel Gordon, pillow photos by Oh Joy}

my very own elva fields...


I was delighted when Emily from Elva Fields invited me to work with her to design a custom necklace for her new Leading Ladies project where she uses the inspiration that I give her to design my very own Elva Fields necklace ...um, yes!

Here's how it happened...I sent her a Pinterest board of things I love...colors, textures, images, along with some of my favorite past pieces that she's made in the past. She used them for a buying trip where she came back with a slew of beads and baubles she thought fit the bill and then showed me about 10 or so different combinations...a few of my favorites...


I loved the turquoise and white beads as well as the yellow and green jeweled clusters and asked to see those jewels on my favorite color beads as well as on some kelly green beads. I suggested trying to stripe the beads as well like this...


While I loved the striped versions, I thought that along with the jewels and the colors, it was too much all at once. So I narrowed it down to the white pair and a solid green pair as my favorites. While I loved the white, Emily convinced me that the green option would be just the perfect pop of color, and she was so right!


Thanks Emily! What a fun project! You can see more about our collaboration right here! — Joy

love these...


...necklaces by Kim Dulaney with little beads of gold and color... —Joy

{via Sarah}

like a sprinkle of fairy dust...


Holy sparkle! I'm loving these Peppercotton necklaces because they totally remind me of the grown-up version of the glitter necklaces I had as a kid. So pretty and available at Maryam Nassir Zedah... — Joy

color me happy...


...with these gorgeous candy-colored baubles by Kristina Klarin available at Leif... — Joy