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Traditionally, flowers have significant meanings attributed to them. In times past, folks gifted flowers with intended messages. Red flowers and particularly roses can symbolize, passion, desire, red hot, love, and energy.

This vermillion beauty is definitely a dose of sexy. Worn as a hair adornment or on a blouse, purse or shoe, as a fascinator, a pretty drop of red goes a long way. This simple accessory can take your winter blahs to fabulous! I am a huge fan of hair adornment and head dressings. Honestly they make my day! More often than not, I clip a little beauty into my big ol’ bun o’ hair (natty dreadlocks minus the dread) to pull my look and self together. It adds such a cheerful element to my face and outings. Often a conversation opener and always an eye catcher!

I am so loving and inspired by my recent floral explorations. I think I am almost ready to offer them for sale. I feel myself blooming in new directions with this craft that draws on so many of my gifts. It is challenging and gratifying and eco savvy as I am incorporating primarily reclaimed fabrics. Yay!

What do you think?

Might you consider adding one, two or three, of these to your wardrobe experience?

One Love, walk good, hope your day is red hot!

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You know that Etta James Song, At Last? This is the soundtrack that accompanies this post and the long awaited launch of my ila blu Etsy Boutique ! I am bubbling over with joy to announce the boutique launch. I have waited too long. And alas, have sorted out shipping issues for the jewelry currently listed in my etsy shop. Please take some time to browse. Don’t be surprised if you see something listed that you and yours simply cannot live without!!! Remember! If you adore any or all of my designs mark them with a heart in my shop to increase  ila blu boutique ratings!

I am thrilled to share this shop link with you today, although there are only a handful of pieces listed. My boutique doors are wide open and we await your gorgeous faces, input and  fine taste. I know you will find something perfect for the holidays, a gift for yourself (you know, to wear to all the fabulous parties you will attend this festive season). Or if you must, perhaps a gift for someone else…

What a better way to support the handmade movement and one of your favorite designers (yes it’s me!!!), than to purchase an ila blu design for you and yours this holiday season. There are several necklaces to show off my 3 5 7™ and mini bundle™ collections. ila blu designs are guaranteed to draw compliments and attention. A sure fire way to gift original style, ila blu designs are one of a kind and limited edition productions. Designed to compliment  a world of complexions, ila blu jewelry, is eco savvy, chic, classic, bold, and perfect for any and every occasion.

Stay tuned! I will offer custom adornment gift certificates next week. This one of a kind, limited time offer will include a custom designed charm lura™ pendant (necklace, bracelet, or ring) or a custom designed mini bundle™ necklace and adornment session. Through a brief  verbal exchange I translate your affirmations and intentions into a one of a kind, statement, signature piece of ila blu jewelry. A treasure. New years resolutions can be embraced and expressed through ila blu custom adornment. Client guided, personalized adornment. Infused with intention.

Reasons to purchase a custom, one of a kind, ila blu design and adornment session

  1. I will only offer 33 complimentary adornment sessions. After the 33 adornment session trials, a consultation fee will be added to custom orders.

  2. Totally unique jewelry and gift idea.

  3. Think of all the compliments you will receive upon gifting friends or family with ila blu!

  4. Think of all the compliments you will receive wearing one of a kind ila blu designs to holiday engagements!

  5. Rumor has it ila blu adornment transforms lives!!!

  6. You look gorgeous in ila blu!

  7. ila blu designs are infused with intention to remind you of the intentions and affirmations you aspire to achieve!

  8. This is an eco savvy, socially responsible, cruelty free gift to or from you!

  9. If you participated in the ila blu give away you can receive a 5% discount!

  10. Adornment sessions with ila blu designer S.B. Lyngo (me) are an exceptional experience resulting in deeply loved, personal, co-created, heirloom quality, jewerly designs.

 

If you participated in but did not win the most recent ila blu give away, check your email for a 5% discount code. Copy and paste the code at checkout to receive discount! Code can also be used for gift certificates, available next week. If you don’t receive the code and know you participated check your spam. If you still didn’t get it contact me at s@ilblu.com.

One Love, walk good, celebrating…

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Fall has been quite a fall for many this year. Transition is definitely in the cool autumn air. Perhaps it’s already freezing where you are. Perhaps you’re still where it is warm and sunny but your heart is frozen and in need of warmth. Two dear friends shared with me this week that they are “getting divorced”. These two friends live on the east and west coasts of the states and don’t know each other. Yet, each is for me a shining example of strength, femininity and motherhood. Each is starting her life over. Again…

It has been tough to swallow their newfound facebook “status”. Mainly because I am so fond of each of their husbands. I thought for sure they would last. I am grateful that my friends felt safe sharing their news of life upheaval, or as someone recently described it to me “rebranding”. I want to send love, blessings for the changes, hope for a brighter day and healing for all of the hearts living this transformation.

I ‘ve had a piece of unfinished, jewelry, a talisman of sorts, on my studio shelf, at eye level, for almost a year now. A bit of an anomaly, the piece never arrived at it’s inspired and intended destination. Only a couple of broken bits of it’s originally much larger and graceful form survived a studio accident. And in it’s decrepit state it was rendered design unworthy. But never mind that. What’s more important: I didn’t have the heart to let it go. Hmmmmmmm.

Until…

Salvage the Precious was born.

That the little pieces would mean something. Could be sewn together again, but different. Sewed apart. Embraced and moved on to. Something new. Transformed. Translucent. Light shining through the cracks…

So that’s it folks. With some genuine inspiration, I salvaged the broken, design unworthy, piece of hand crafted, fine silver. I left her with a few scratches as her imperfections are her own. Gorgeous in their own right. The necklace unifies three pieces, the fine silver pendant represents the single self, prior to marriage. I added a heart to the pendant to represent the heart that loved her way into marriage. Rose quartz with a touch of copper helps stimulate the change process, the heart that loves it’s way out of marriage is mended with unconditional, universal love.

My dear sisters/friends/confidants, you will never again be the same. May the dark, cold winter of your heart await the coming spring with passion and the curiosity of children. May you love and be loved everyday. May you recognize the love that comes to you in so many ways. May the coming year bring for you a better day.

One Love, walk good, salvage the precious…

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I am so excited for the something blu/ila blu give away later this week. I will be announcing the winner this weekend from Manhattan! Which happens to be the city of my making (TMI?). I am so excited to be travelling north to NYC, the Big Apple, hustlin’ bustlin’ city of lights, dreams, make it or break it, super-concentrated, creative energy! How fun to have the opportunity to announce our lucky contestant from the city! If you are intending to win please remember to subscribe to this blog. And then leave a comment on the final give away post. The final post will air mid week, not sure if that’s Wednesday or thursday so do check in!

I wanted to share the latest from the 3-5-7 mini bundle™ collection. Sorry ladies, this isn’t the give away piece. I am really pleased how this one turned out though she gave me some trouble about halfway through the birthing/creation process. She is nearly outside of the parameters of mini bundle™. Measuring almost four inches of bundled fabulousness.

Miss Howling Benevolence, 3-5-7 mini bundle™, one of a kind.

Hand harvested, artisan treated, drilled nikol seed from our land, cradles 7 strands of howlite, turqouise, riverstone, citrine, misc. glass and crystal and brass chain. Just under 19” , this necklace hovers comfortably around the throat chakra.

Prowess: kindness, gentle communication, positivity and stellar confidence…

This mini bundle™ can make you feel gorgeous and queenly whatever you wear. Miss Howling Benevolence can also remind you to turn up your kindness to high frequency. When we are kind to others we attract kindness to ourselves :). An all season piece, always in style and diverse enough to be worn two ways. Wear her with the white howlite stones as the focal point or turn her around to reveal her more translucent citrine nature. She can be donned with a t-shirt and jeans and will undoubtedly be the center of attention. But this queen is well fit for fancy occasions and loves to dress up.

I am so attentive lately to how what I wear makes me feel. Adornment is a special treat and has infinite potential to change our mood, outlook and confidence. Have you ever had a case of the blues and decided to put on your favorite outfit/jewelry anyway? Do you notice your best loved adornment and a smile can change the way you look and feel and the way folks perceive you! This is why I love to create handmade one of a kind, intentional jewelry. I believe that stones, seeds, metals, components, carry with them a history and a message. These components can be intentionally blended, mixing their histories and prowess’ to offer great visual and emotional impact. I believe that we infuse our pieces of adornment with memories, intention, experience and meaning. I believe that jewelry has the power to evidence those memories, intentions, experience and meaning for it’s owner.

Have you ever lost a piece of jewelry or a special bead or stone and found it again in the strangest place or time? Do you have a lucky piece of adornment that you always don when you are confronting something or someone important? Do you feel “naked without your jewels? Does your jewelry hold power? Do tell!!!

One Love, Walk Good, in the studio…

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I am so happy to see a few new members/subscribers to this blog. I do feel it imperative however to remind and invite folks again and again to subscribe to somethingblu.wordpress.com. I truly injoy sharing my pieces with the community. My work has evolved in boundless directions over the last two decades. And creating one of a kind pieces for one of a kind people is a gift.

This piece, One Love, is from the Charm Lura Collection, Copper Revival Series.

A hand salvaged, upcycled copper (from the rock), resin treated, pendant, swings from a delicate 18” copper chain, has a copper lobster claw clasp. Reads “One” on one side and “Love” on the other.

A perfect affirmation piece. An everyday reminder to stay in the positive and remember that we are One. A mindful piece of adornment that carries a message of equality and compassion. Wear this necklace on bleaky fall, and winter days and add a little piece of love and light to your wardrobe.

Prowess: One Love, Unity, Life Energy…

Hmmmmmmmm, 🙂

So far folks love the Charm Lura™ Pendants, Earrings and Mini Bundles™ best.

It will be a challenge to decide which type of precious piece will go to a new home!

I give thanks for those participating and if you have yet to sign up for the somethingblu blog and click here for instructions/info to qualify for the ila blu fabulous jewelry give away!

One Love, Walk Good, injoying the process…

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Okay so. We are getting closer to another island give away. Well, not the whole island, but at least a little piece of it. I am undecided as to relinquish a piece from the Charm Lura or 357 collection What do you think. Earrings? A necklace? No, really, I’d love to know. Help me decide will ya? Have a look and comment as to which type of piece you would love, love love to have. And thanks to Brenda Wright for a couple of the photos above!

Remember you have to signup for this blog to qualify to win an ilablu jewelry give away.

So sign up already would ya! It’s right over there, there, in the right sidebar where it says sign up now!. Conveniently the only side bar on this blog. For now.  Type your email into the box! Don’t forget to read the give away details!:)

GIVE AWAY CRITERION

Subscribe to somethingblu.wordpress.com (sign up box can be found in the right) hand sidebar. Don’t worry I don’t spam. The only commitment you are making is to receive an email every time I post. Which can be a really good thing if you like my adornment work and would like to win/own a piece.

Pay attention to posts and look for the final Give Away Post. You will recognize this post because: The post title that day will include the words: “The Give Away Post”.

View the “The Give Away Post” and picture and leave a comment on the “Give Away” piece of jewelry. You must leave a comment, no matter how simple to qualify to win. You can say “nice piece”. But feel free to be creative, kind, or adoring. 🙂 I will enter all participants (those who comment), into a digital randomizer to determine the winner.

Wait, pay attention & hope that your name is posted as the winner!!!

Hope you win!

One Love, Walk Good, soon come…

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Meet The blu Cacoon, artifact from Collection: Sand Stone Sea Sky, Species: Necklace, One of a kind.

Hand drilled Cacoon and nikol seed harnessed in copper on a turquoise, translucent, ribbon of blu. 26” can be worn long or as a choker as short as 15”.

The blu Cacoon compliments every complexion and can be worn casually or as an elegant, natural, accoutrement in more formal settings. You choose.

A genuinely fabulous choice for year round casual style. This piece echos folklore and eco-sustainability. The naturally heart shaped Cacoon seed has long been incorporated into Jamaican adornment. The seed is also known as Chongolo, Congolo or Sea Heart and can be found in South America. Once a mariner’s favorite adornment. The pods were known to travel with sailors as well as float to tropical shores. This artifact boasts prowess in cleansing, oral tradition, one love and simple, natural beauty.

She is currently seeking a proprietress. Query: s@ilablu.com

One Love, walk good, into the blu… p.s. stay tuned for the upcoming ila blu jewelry give away!

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