Tips & Tricks: How To Clean Your Jewelry

Let’s Get Our Shine On!

Summertime calls for extra pool days and weekend beach trips, so we thought we’d give y’all a few tips and tricks on how to clean your jewelry after it has been in chlorinated water or a salty ocean. With easy-to-find household ingredients and super simple instructions, you can keep your silver polished and your bronze and brass jewelry looking bright and shiny all summer long!

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PHOTO SHOOT RECAP: Opis Part II Collection

We had an absolute blast this past weekend on the Opis Part 2 Collection photo shoot in Waco, Texas. We had hoped for sun and clear blue skies and instead got clouds and a pretty intense wind chill (sorry models!), but the overcast sky ended up being the perfect backdrop for our new collection.

First stop: We started on a rooftop in downtown Waco where we could see the top of the Magnolia Market Silos!

Second stop: On our pre-shoot scouting trip we drove by a random building near downtown and were so OBSESSED with this pink marble wall that we pulled over immediately! When we went back with our models we were not disappointed in the look. Isn’t it beautiful??

Third stop: Our last location was in front of a bed of cactus (read: actually on the side of the road) because who doesn’t love a billowing cactus plant??

3 locations, 5 hours, and 60 looks later it was finally a wrap!

After spending the last few months in the studio designing and making jewelry, it was incredibly refreshing to finally be able to style the jewelry we’ve been working so hard to make for you! It was also gratifying to see how beautifully these pieces accessorize varying outfits and styles. Take a look:

We hope you’ll love the Opis Part 2 Collection as much as we loved the process of making it for you. Stay tuned for the collection launch this May!

Thanks y'all for reading!


Photos: Jeff Jones
Wardrobe: Wildland Supply Co. 
Models: Ava Sanjaro and Sara DiCamillo

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EM Spotlight: The Pepa Necklace
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What: The Pepa Necklace was made out of a desire to bring life and movement to bronze, a traditionally heavy metal. The organic shape of the bronze loop adds movement and functions as a fastener in the construction of the piece as the green marble stone adds weight and grounds the necklace. The lariat style adds playfulness, dimension and versatility. 

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How: This necklace pairs really well with skirts and dresses, as the bronze loop and green stone add length. 

EM Jewelry Pepa Necklace Magnolia Market
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Renegade Craft Fair Recap.

EM Jewelry+Design was a vendor at Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend in Austin, Texas. Watch the video for a peek into the weekend.

Thanks to all who came out! 

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10 things I learned my first year as a small business owner!

It's been ONE YEAR since EM Jewelry+Design started! To honor all I've learned throughout that time, I've compiled a list of "10 Things" I've learned as a small business owner. I've learned through humbling experiences and joyous moments, and I'll probably be heeding this same advice for years to come. Certainly, I'll keep learning new things too! And I hope I never stop. 

Thank you so much for following along as EM continues to grow! 

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