Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
I can't believe we are already talking about Autumn! So much has happened this year...terrible things and wonderful things. You know me, I'm always trying to focus on the positive. So, I've been looking to nature to keep me inspired – the good earth always delivers. The ocean, in particular, brings a sense of calm to my soul.
When I was thinking about a fall collection, I looked to the beach to guide me. Some people think we don't have seasons here in Southern California, but we definitely do. You see it in the way the light changes to a deeper gold and how the turquoise of the ocean turns teal. Striations of terracotta, rust, and ochre run through the sandstone cliffs, the leaves on the coast live oaks become a darker green, and the fruit of the prickly pear cactus turns deep red.
And while the days do get shorter, the fall months – especially September and October – are some of our warmest.
Of course, anyone who works with their hands knows how much materials can have a voice too. I've been loving the copper and bronze chain and leather pieces that are in my studio. Some of the stones I've used in this collection, I've had for a while, and they really spoke to me as I began to create. A big part of my process is just feeling the materials.
I'm so excited to share this new collection with you at the Virtual Trunk Show on Facebook that will launch the Autumn & Beyond Collection. There will be limited edition pieces, giveaways, and more! I hope you will join me on the Autumn Equinox, Tuesday, September 22 from 3pm-5pm PDT. To reserve your seat, join the event now!
And as a special treat, here's a behind the scenes photo of me styling model, Aura Walmer, for the lifestyle photoshoot. See that golden light?
Just as a reminder... join the event now!
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
I feel immensely privileged to live where I do and to be surrounded by such amazing people. We've been having a great time (socially distanced and masked, of course) at the pop-ups, so we decided to do more of them! There is one scheduled for Saturday, August 15th and future dates are to be determined. Same time, same place, same rad group of vendors . . . and maybe some new ones too. As always, there will be great sips and sounds in addition to beautiful handmade local artisan goods.
Outdoor Artisan Pop Up
Saturday, August 15th
Rebecca Norman Studio
134 E. Cliff Street
Solana Beach, CA 92027
Please park at the train station and walk over.
We can't wait to see you there!
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
It's Christmas in July!
In celebration of my first Virtual Trunk Show, I'm giving away a pair of hoops!
Hoops are my favorite wardrobe staple and comein three different metals and LOTS of styles.
You'll be sure to find something you love!
Monday, July 6, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
I made jewelry anyway, finding peace and joy in the process. I created a collection called It's the Little Things in hopes I'd spark some happiness in my customers.
Then I launched a few Jeweled Mandala Kits, thinking this is what my customers needed, a way to stay in the moment, to be present and calm. Sales were coming in via the website and I felt supported, but they were slow.
My team and I worked hard to keep things going. I also took time each day to meditate and try to connect to something bigger than myself. I asked the universe to show me what to do.
When masks started becoming a part of our new and ever-changing lives, I felt the desire to make them and to make them stylish. I remembered some batik fabric that I had bought years ago merely because I loved the vibrant color combinations. They had just been sitting in a box waiting for the right moment. I thought, "the moment is NOW!"
I showed my mom the fabric and shared my desire to create these beautiful batik masks, and she took it from there, even coining the phrase "Join the MASKerade," which I thought was perfect! All my life she had sewn for me, from little girly dresses to my prom dresses. My sister encouraged us to go for it as a way to keep LilyGirl afloat while offering an essential item to our loyal and loving customers.
LilyGirl MASKerade was born. Mom came over and helped me turn that fabric into our first thirty or so masks. Then a neighbor who found out what we were doing pulled out a box of fabrics she'd picked up in Indonesia years ago. Another neighbor lent me a second sewing machine so we could work faster.
I'm so grateful for the people who have helped me along the way. My mom for her brilliant MASKerade idea and help sewing, my sister for believing in us, my team of helpers, the friends who first bought the masks and who have always supported my business, and my generous neighbors.
Thank you! Thank you!
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Just roaming around an old shack shooting looks for some new jewels a while ago. I had no idea then that “Stay in” would become the mantra for our current times.
And here I am, standing by a “Keep out” notice, the literal exact opposite term. It just makes me think, so many things are the exact opposite right now, like some sort of bizarro world.
Every day, we’re being asked to renegotiate boundaries with friends, family, strangers and, maybe most surprisingly, ourselves. The normal social cue of safety in numbers has been turned entirely upside down. The places we usually seek comfort—the beach, the arms of a dear friend, a parent—are now off-limits.
More and more, I find that returning to who I am—making jewelry, finding meditative moments, planting in the garden—is helping me discover order in my world. I try to share what I’m learning with my friends and followers. Many people have written to tell me how much they appreciate my emails. And that makes me feel good because that is what I set out to do—to not only sell a piece of jewelry, but also to communicate calm and comfort to everyone who opens the email and follows the link. I’ve always made jewelry with meaning; to make marketing with meaning is a new step for me. But it also feels very right.
It’s amazing that at a time of worldwide contraction, I can still experience a sense of expansion of my own soul. This is what I wish for you: That in the midst of all this uncertainty, you find a way to expand. To push the boundaries of who you are. To become more you.
I’ve titled my new collection Earth, Rain & Shine because the earth thrives on both rain AND shine, and so do we. Here’s to our ever-developing ability to embrace all that we are offered and thrive, rain and shine.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Follow us and post a DAILY pic to Instagram tagging @LilyGirlJewelry and two of your friends and use the hashtag #LGMANDALA. The challenge runs through the end of the month. And every post counts as a separate entry for a chance to win a $50 LG Gift Card and a FREE LG Jeweled Mandala Kit!
In case you're wondering...
The word Mandala comes from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated it means “CIRCLE” and suggests wholeness, unity, and eternity. The symmetry and beauty of mandalas inspire a deep sense of calm and they are so simple to make anyone can create one.
I’m excited for you to join the challenge!
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Let me help you! Whether it’s an office holiday party, backyard stargazing get-together, or holiday happy hour with your girls, I bet you want to look your best sparkly self. I’ll get you stylin’ in no time. Set up an appointment for one of my three new services.
1. Holiday Jewelry Session: FREE ~ Except for the jewelry of course. Come to the studio with your holiday ensemble, and I’ll help you accessorize the LilyGirl way!
2. Holiday Style Consult: $150 ~ A 2-hour session in your closet. I'll help you pull specific outfits for all your holiday festivities and bring along some jewels. Includes $50 LG Jewelry credit.
3. Closet Revamp: $250 ~ A 3-4-hour closet overhaul including clean out, reorganization, and at least 6 styled outfits.
Contact me directly to schedule your appointment! email@example.com or call/text 760.492.2880 Want some ideas to get you started? See below or scroll directly to the video to see me in action!
For a holiday happy hour with your girls ~ Go monochromatic! Shades of winter white and creamy hues will have you dreaming of a white Christmas.
For the office party ~ Throw an animal print top over a sequin cami and black pants for a super chic, business glam look.
For a backyard stargazing get-together ~ Pair a sequined skirt with a graphic tee and top it off with a denim jacket and fun beanie...totally cool.
Monday, November 25, 2019
1. Buy what you’d love to receive.
Your friends and family love and admire you, right? So, chances are, they’ll also love what you love. Plus, you have such impeccable taste. It’s hard to go wrong here. So, maybe you'd like to get in on our offer to "Buy one, Get one 25% off" check out the HAPPY HOOP CLUB.
2. Buy them something they would never buy themselves.
We all do it—talk ourselves out of things we love because they might be too frivolous or impractical. But a little splurge goes a long way. Surprise your loved ones with an exquisite treat. Like one of these RINGS!
3. Don’t be a mind reader. Get a list.
For all you practical Penelopes out there. Ask your loved ones for a list and you’ll be sure to fulfill their wishes. Our website offers a Wish List feature that can be emailed!
4. Trust your heart.
Sometimes, a gift idea, piece of jewelry, or article of clothing just jumps out at you as the perfect gift for a specific person. That’s the universe giving you clues about what will bring joy to the people you love. Our Soulful Giving Collection just might have the perfect thing!