Jacquie Aiche Ear Jackets

Let’s talk about jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche‘s collection of ear jackets – 14k gold earring backings, studded with pavé diamonds and that fan out just below the ear lobe. Honestly, brilliant!!! I absolutely love the idea of mixing and matching them with individual studs, making them more or less dramatic. The precious ear jackets can run up to $3,000 but Jacquie has a less expensive, gold plated version available at Shopbop. Obsession is an understatement.

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DIY Flower Chandelier

Last weekend, I hosted a tea party themed baby shower for my sister in law, who is expecting a baby girl in July. Aunt Erica has a pretty nice ring to it, don’t you think? I’ve been on a garden rose obsession lately, especially after making those floral letters for Valentine’s Day, so it was a must when deciding what flowers to get for the celebration. Rather than making a floral table arrangement, I decided to whip up a chandelier, made of the most luscious pink and peach roses, voluptuous white peonies and sweet lilacs.

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You’ll need:

  • 3-4 dozen flowers
  • a wooden embroidery hoop
  • 15-20 yards of assorted ribbon
  • 1-2 yards of lace trim
  • a D ring or plastic ring
  • floral shears
  • a bucket
  • glue gun
  • scissors

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