Behind The Scenes; Adventures with Lizzy James Wrap Bracelets!

With Spring in full-swing and Summer right around the corner, it is officially road trip/adventure season!

 

Where will you take your Lizzy James wrap bracelet? Share your unique story with us!

 

As many of you know, I love the outdoors and exploring new places! Whether I am keeping it casual on a road trip or glamming it up for an evening adventure, I always have a wrap bracelet to compliment my look!

 

 

Who doesn't love a magical field of flowers to frolic through? 

 

 

To complete this "Flower Field Frolic" look, I am wearing the Mini Mariah on one wrist, the Stacked Joy Bracelet Set with Wisdom and Sweetheart Bracelets on my other wrist, and wearing the Lizzy Classic Silverplate 4 Strand as a necklace.

 

 

Anytime I am on the road with my husband Joe and our furry bff Bear, we always will stop for scenic views! Setting aside an extra hour or two on a drive, makes it so much more fun and exciting!

 

 

Living in California means there are so many different landscapes to check out! From the forests to the deserts, and from the beaches to the mountains, we really have it all! Every place has their own unique history and stories, just like us. California, along with the rest of the USA makes for great exploring!

 

I love the way flowers can just add that perfect pop of color to our world! Just the way any of my wrap bracelets can add the pop of color or shine to my favorite outfits!

Here I have added a touch of color and shine with my Mini Addison Braided Wrap in SilverplateMini Maxi Braided Leather Wrap, and Kennedy Choker Necklace.

Always stopping for a pretty river view along Avenue of the Giants in Northern California, a stunning 31-mile scenic drive just 5 hours north of San Francisco and 2 hours south of the Oregon border.

Here I am wearing some brand new Lizzy James styles! I am wearing the beautiful Taylor wrap bracelet along with the Kennedy Choker and I have it stacked with a few JOY by Lizzy James Adjustable Bracelets

Stay Tuned for more behind the scenes adventures. And don't forget to share your Lizzy James looks and styling with us on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook!

Happy Adventures! Happy Shopping!

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

Keep "CALM" with this new bracelet from the JOY collection

There is nothing better than adventuring with your four-legged best friend! That's why I love the new Calm bracelet, part of the Joy Collection

Meet my best friend, Bear, the Austrailian Shepherd! Keeping "Calm" with the new Joy Collection.

With a silver plated paw charm attached the Calm bracelet is a 2-strand, adjustable leather bracelet adorned with silverplate crescents and is a perfect gift for dog owners. From the Joy Collection, handmade in the USA.

Joy Collection Adjustable Bracelets is brand new for 2018! Featuring stylish, adjustable leather bracelets from Lizzy James Jewelry, handcrafted in the USA.

Happy Shopping!

 

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

National Dog Day is here!  August 26th is the official National Dog Day for America. That means many of us will be celebrating out Fluffy BFFs/Fur Children. Enjoy this fun, heart-warming video clip from NationalDogDay.com!

Beneath the Fur is a tribute to dogs for the joy the bring to our lives. "Beneath the Fur, there is a sentient being, that deserves peace and joy and a place to call home...just like the rest of us". ~Colleen Paige (Founder of National Dog Day). 

While making lots of your favorite food dishes for your friends and family this weekend, why not spoil your fuzzy family members too?

This simple, delicious recipe is a perfect treat alternative for dogs that are constantly itchy due to seasonal or food allergies.  And humans can eat them too!

And it’s healthy! A special thank you to PetGuide.com for this great recipe!

 

Grain-Free, Coconut and Banana Dog Treat Recipe

Makes about 20-30 cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut flour

2 eggs *(add 1 extra to help them from getting too crumbly)

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

1 banana, mashed

1 Tbsp honey *(local honey can help with seasonal allergies)

1 Tbsp coconut oil

½ cup almond milk *(I skip the milk completely, this give you a more dry consistency.)

 

Directions:

1.    Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

2.    Stir egg, peanut butter, banana, coconut oil and honey in a bowl and mix well.

3.    Stir in the coconut flour and mix well. Add almond milk as needed to help the dough come together. *(I do not add any milk) *(I let it dough chill in fridge for 1 hour before next step)

4.    Coconut flour recipes are crumbly so you won’t be able to roll it out. Instead, scoop your tablespoon portions and place the balls on cookie sheets. *(push/flatten balls so they cook more evenly)

5.    Bake cookies for 20-25 minutes.

6.    Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. 

*These are the adjustments I made.

They really do have an amazing smell coming out of the oven.  

Enjoy!

 

 

August 26th is the official National Dog Day for USA.

Don't forget to celebrate with your favorite, made in USA, artisan jewelry too!

Another great way to celebrate your dog or favorite pet, is with a Lizzy James wrap bracelet! You can't go wrong with the Love My Dog charm. They also have an adorable Round Paw charm to represent your loved pet. And this charm is also available for engraving too.

Lizzy James loves animals and supports several non-profit charities that advocate for dogs and other animals' well-being. Learn more about these animal loving charities and much more here

 Sampson; Will Work For Treats! 

Sampson; Will Work For Treats! 

"National Dog Day celebrates ALL dogs, mixed and pure. August 26th is their day to thank them for their unconditional love and bravery." -NationalDogDay.com

Make sure to check out LizzyJames.com for the perfect artisan jewelry pieces to show your love for your pet and visit NationalDogDay.com for more fun ideas to celebrate with your pet or how to help other pets in need!

Have a safe and furry weekend!

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

Getting Sappy- We Love Trees

Happy National Love a Tree Day

 

There are so many reasons to love a tree! Today, May 16th is National Love a Tree Day.

 The Tree of Life has long been revered as a symbol of strength & endurance.

The Tree of Life has long been revered as a symbol of strength & endurance.

 

Tree-t yourself today!

Lizzy James is celebrating National Love a Tree Day with a FREE Tree of Life charm with a minimum purchase of $50.

An easy to use lobster clasp comes with this charm which allows you to put it on where you want, and take it off when you want!

Offer expires at Midnight!!

 

USE CODE: TREE

 

1 Code per Customer; Can not be combined with other offers, promos and/or discounts

 

FREE Shipping on standard USPS orders

 

 With a pewter base and silverplate finish. An easy to use lobster clasp comes with this charm which allows you to put it on where you want, and take it off when you want.

With a pewter base and silverplate finish. An easy to use lobster clasp comes with this charm which allows you to put it on where you want, and take it off when you want.

I love trees. I love their sweet smell, their natural vast beauty, and the amazing health benefits that come from surrounding yourself with them.

Nerd Alert! I can be a total science geek, bare with me. One of my favorite podcasts, RadioLab, explained in an episode how a forest’s root system is the closest thing in nature to the human nervous system. The way trees are all connected is the same way our bodies our all connected. Pretty crazy.

 Our Redwood Forest wedding.

Our Redwood Forest wedding.

In December 2016, I made the move from San Diego with my husband to the redwood forests of northern California. We even had our wedding earlier that year in the middle of the forest.

 Iron Mountain in San Diego, CA has some fun trees to relax by.

Iron Mountain in San Diego, CA has some fun trees to relax by.

I have always been drawn to nature, especially water and forests, but I never gave it a second thought on the science of why that may be. I always just assumed I was just sick of living in the deserts of southern California.

 Taking in the forest's healing air.

Taking in the forest's healing air.

Recently, my amazing mother shared an article and short video on “Forest Bathing” with me. Long story short the article explains that from 2004 to 2012, Japanese officials spent about $4 million dollars studying the physiological and psychological effects of forest bathing. Forest bathing is essentially just spending time with trees, no hiking, no effort, just breathing in and spending time with trees.

 If you peek out from the trees, you also have a gorgeous ocean view here in Northern California.

If you peek out from the trees, you also have a gorgeous ocean view here in Northern California.

One of these studies concluded, “Forest environments promote lower concentrations of cortisol, lower pulse rate, lower blood pressure, greater parasympathetic nerve activity, and lower sympathetic nerve activity than do city environments.”

 Enjoying a tree bench with my dog bear.

Enjoying a tree bench with my dog bear.

This means that nature calms your nerves and slows down your stress hormone release, without you having to do anything besides relaxing and breathing.

 "In a  2009 study  Li’s subjects showed significant increases in NK cell activity in the week after a forest visit, and positive effects lasted a month following each weekend in the woods.  This is due to various essential oils, generally called phytoncide, found in wood, plants, and some fruit and vegetables, which trees emit to protect themselves from germs and insects. Forest air doesn’t just feel  fresher and better —inhaling phytoncide seems to actually improve immune system function."

"In a 2009 study Li’s subjects showed significant increases in NK cell activity in the week after a forest visit, and positive effects lasted a month following each weekend in the woods.

This is due to various essential oils, generally called phytoncide, found in wood, plants, and some fruit and vegetables, which trees emit to protect themselves from germs and insects. Forest air doesn’t just feel fresher and better—inhaling phytoncide seems to actually improve immune system function."

 

“City dwellers can benefit from the effects of trees with just a visit to the park. Brief exposure to greenery in urban environments can relieve stress levels, and experts have recommended “doses of nature” as part of treatment of attention disorders in children. What all of this evidence suggests is we don’t seem to need a lot of exposure to gain from nature—but regular contact appears to improve our immune system function and our wellbeing”

 

Enjoy this small video that my mom had shown me!

 

 

 

So no matter where you live, go outside, sit by some trees! Celebrate the free given health benefits!

 

Go a step further to show some tree love, plant a tree! I did this last weekend! I chose a lime tree, so that I can enjoy its fruit this summer!

 

 Lizzy James is celebrating National Love a Tree Day with a FREE  Tree of Life charm  with a minimum purchase of $50.

Lizzy James is celebrating National Love a Tree Day with a FREE Tree of Life charm with a minimum purchase of $50.

  Tree of Life charm  shown on  April with Tree of Life  wrap bracelet and stacked with  Lizzy Too Blueberry .

Tree of Life charm shown on April with Tree of Life wrap bracelet and stacked with Lizzy Too Blueberry.

Lizzy James is celebrating National Love a Tree Day with a FREE Tree of Life Charm Lg with a minimum purchase of $50.

 

Offer expires at Midnight!!

 

USE CODE: TREE

 

1 Code per Customer; Can not be combined with other offers, promos and/or discounts

 

FREE Shipping on standard USPS orders

 

 

 

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

 

 

Sources:

 

World Economic Forum: The Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' is scientificially proven to be good for you

 

Outside Online: Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the special moms out there! I will keep this brief because I hope you are able to spend time with your family and loved ones today.

  The Mini Addison Braided Wrap  in Silverplate features a braided leather strand with wide sterling silverplate crescents.

The Mini Addison Braided Wrap in Silverplate features a braided leather strand with wide sterling silverplate crescents.

 

Thank you, moms, for all of your hard work, dedication, and unconditional love.

 

 The lovely  Princess  wrap is adorned with freshwater pearls, sterling silverplate crescents, and silverplate and glass beads.

The lovely Princess wrap is adorned with freshwater pearls, sterling silverplate crescents, and silverplate and glass beads.

  The Mini Addison Braided Wrap  in Silverplate shown in several leather colors!

The Mini Addison Braided Wrap in Silverplate shown in several leather colors!

 

Make sure to check out Mother Day Gift: The Style Guide and “Mom and Me” DIY Spa Day for some Mother’s Day Inspiration.

 

 The  Princess  (shown as bracelet) and  Kristy  wrap(shown as necklace) pair perfectly together!

The Princess (shown as bracelet) and Kristy wrap(shown as necklace) pair perfectly together!

 

It is not to late to spoil your mom today!

 

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 Charm your mother with the  Mini Charmer Heart Trio !

Charm your mother with the Mini Charmer Heart Trio!

 

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

The Kristy: Testimonials of the Week

Trying to find that perfect birthday or mother’s day gift? How about giving her the original wrap bracelet?

Love Lizzy James

Love the quality, uniqueness, customer service, packaging, ship time...everything!! And the bracelets are wonderful!
— Dorothy J. Verified Buyer 04/25/17
 The  Kristy Wrap  shown in natural red leather.

The Kristy Wrap shown in natural red leather.

This week we are looking at the Kristy wrap, a 2-strand wrap bracelet that can be worn as a bracelet or necklace. 

 The  Kristy  worn as a necklace paired with  Emily Long . 

The Kristy worn as a necklace paired with Emily Long

My first purchase 😊
Very happy with my first purchase. I followed the sizing/measuring instructions and the video how to put in my bracelet/necklace combo Kristy. At first I thought it was too small but after working with it a bit it fits, moves and lays so nicely. Really nice to have a custom fit bracelet!! If you find the one size fits all versions flop around your wrist Lizzy James is a much better alternative! The individual beads are all very pretty. I’m very happy with mine!
— Colleen J. Verified Buyer 04/19/17

What size are you? Do you know how to put on your Lizzy wrap bracelet?

Here is the measuring instructions and versatility video Colleen was referring to: 

Sizing/Measuring Instruction: Click Here

Handmade in the USA, the Kristy comes adorned with sterling silverplate crescents and silverplate beads. This wrap is highlighted with a freshwater pearl. The combination of gorgeous bead and the freshwater pearl make it absolutely breathtaking.

 The  Kristy Wrap  stylishly standing out with any outfit.

The Kristy Wrap stylishly standing out with any outfit.

Exactly what I expected!
This is my second purchase from Lizzy James and it is lovely! Fits perfectly, I don’t know how you do that! The little video on the site helped greatly to manage putting the bracelets on, I can do it easily. Both bracelets are my immediate favorites. I like the leather and the beads, it looks very attractive on my hand, couldn’t be happier with my choice! Honestly, I never had a bracelet that I liked so much. It is so comfortable to wear, sits nicely without being too tight or loose. I will definitely buy some more bracelets! Thank you Lizzy James!
— Teresa W. Verified Buyer 02/14/17

It will be impossible not to notice this exceptional wrap bracelet when you wear it. It is also part of the Mother’s Day Collection and sale, which means when you use code “MOTHER” you can get the Kristy wrap for 25% off. This versatile wrap looks great as a statement piece alone, or layered with other wraps. I especially like the Kristy layered with the London wrap, which is also part of the Mother's Day Collection..

These wrap bracelets look great with any of the pearl rings too! I love the Darling sterling silver adjustable ring.

 The  Darling  sterling silver ring includes a small pearl in silver heart charm.

The Darling sterling silver ring includes a small pearl in silver heart charm.

Kristy

I have been admiring Lizzy James creations for quite some time and finally purchased one - the Kristy bracelet. It is absolutely beautiful, easy to clasp and everyone is asking “where did you get it?” I know I’ll be ordering again!
— Louise M. Verified Buyer 03/15/17

These wrap bracelets are an ideal way to show off the many layers of you with endless leather color options. The Kristy wrap bracelet is also available is organic cotton cord. This authentic artisan jewelry is as versatile as your lifestyle, going great with both daytime and nighttime attire. Two looks in one piece of artisan jewelry, this is the perfect wrap bracelet for traveling.

 The  Kristy wrap  bracelet is also available in organic cotton cord.

The Kristy wrap bracelet is also available in organic cotton cord.

Gorgeous!

I got the Kristy with the metalic pearl leather and I couldn’t be more pleased! Gorgeous! All my Lizzy James will be traveling with me because of the beauty and versitality from necklace to bracelet to necklace! Love love it!
— Patty B. Verified Buyer 04/05/17

This wrap bracelet was designed to be stylish and effortless. The most common thing we hear about the Kristy wrap is how many compliments people receive when wearing it.

I love my purchase

The bracelet/necklace combo exceeds my expectation. I get compliments on it all the time and can’t wait to order another for myself and my daughters.
— Nancy R. Verified Buyer 04/26/17
The Kristy Bracelet

I am so happy with my purchase. The bracelet is beautiful, and I get so many compliments.
— Teresa K.  Verified Buyer 02/02/17
 Lizzy James gift packaging is the perfect finishing touch for any gift!

Lizzy James gift packaging is the perfect finishing touch for any gift!

Gift packaging includes an imprinted black satin jewelry pouch, inside a gift box wrapped with a silver cord bow. Also, Includes the personalized gift message of your choice, and invoice without pricing.

Kristy

I love my Kristy. Get a lot of compliments
— Roberta L. Verified Buyer 11/19/16
Love it as a necklace

I have 4 Lizzy Necklaces - yes I wear all of mine as necklaces and get TONS of compliments. 
I especially love this Kristy. I have it with the Navy leather and wear it alot with my jeans. My mom has now asked for one for her birthday. I bought my first one when Lizzy was just starting out and I lived in La Jolla. Now I live in Texas and have started a fad here. None of mine have shown any real wear and tear and I have worn one of them a ton for years and years. I think it was one of her first designs.
— Beth Verified Buyer 06/21/16
perfect

I absolutely love my Lizzy bracelet. I get many compliments, and it compliments so many different outfits, dressy or not. Thanks!!
— Kaufman, S. Verified Buyer 11/10/16

Getting to read real, raw customer reviews on a product before you spend the money can really help you make your purchase more confidently. Every wrap has real customer reviews at the bottom of each product page at LizzyJames.com. Make sure you leave a review about your recent Lizzy James Purchase. And a special thank you to all of our lovely customers who have left us their feedback.

 

Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

 

 

The April: Testimonials of the Week

April with Tree of Life Charm

  The April with Tree of Life charm     "I just received this bracelet. It is beautiful!!!! I chose the gloss navy as shown in the photo. So, I am now hooked, and I will show my friends, then they will fall in love too, and we will have LJ parties, YAY! :) "      - Kara, Verified Buyer, 08/10/16

The April with Tree of Life charm

"I just received this bracelet. It is beautiful!!!! I chose the gloss navy as shown in the photo. So, I am now hooked, and I will show my friends, then they will fall in love too, and we will have LJ parties, YAY! :) "

- Kara, Verified Buyer, 08/10/16

April comes from the Latin based word “aperire” meaning “to open”. It is thought that this is in connection to the elegant opening buds of the flowers during this time of year. (source: behind the name)

How awesome to be born or named around such a beautiful time!

Lizzy Quote.jpg

We all know someone who has an April birthday; maybe it’s even you! Lizzy James has made it so simple to celebrate April! You are more than a story! Show off the layers of you with an April wrap bracelet! This wrap includes a beautiful Tree of Life charm. No wonder this is a best seller! But we don’t have to tell you that! Read what some of our loyal customers had to say!

  The April  wrap bracelet can be worn as a necklace too!

The April wrap bracelet can be worn as a necklace too!

"I purchased this bracelet, along with the Mini Ginger and Misty. LOVE them all!! Did not expect to like it as a necklace, but was very pleasantly surprised.....it is very cute. I never write reviews, but I had to write this. If you are considering ordering something, don't hesitate. You won't regret it. This was my first Lizzy James purchase....with many more to come. The hardest part is choosing my favorites. I'm making my wish list now!! My family will never have to wonder what to get me for Christmas or birthdays. Oh....and I received my order very quickly....ordered Monday, arrived Saturday....from CA to MI! Cannot say enough great things. Lizzy James, you have definitely found your calling. God Bless."
-Laurie Myers, Verified Buyer, 05/22/16
The April Wrap; You’re full of ideas, inspiration, and creativity–like a fresh spring day.
— -Lizzy
  The April with Tree of Life charm  looks great layered with other wrap bracelets like this  Lizzy Classic 5 Strand in Blueberry !

The April with Tree of Life charm looks great layered with other wrap bracelets like this Lizzy Classic 5 Strand in Blueberry!

"The April bracelet is so pretty. I chose the bronze leather and love it!!! I own two other bracelets as well. I love to wear them all together."
-Joanne J. Verified Buyer, 02/15/17
 

"I purchased two of the April bracelets, one for each of my daughters. They love them as much as I love my 3 Lizzy James bracelets. I get compliments all of the time when I wear them. The attention to detail on each bracelet is terrific. The fact that the bracelets are made in the USA really makes them even a better gift."

-Denise D. Verified Buyer, 08/31/16

  The Crystal Charm  is a great addition for any wrap!

The Crystal Charm is a great addition for any wrap!

Adorn the Month of April by Wearing its Stone!

April’s birthstone is a diamond or clear crystal. The clear crystal is much more affordable and offers comparable sparkle and sheen! A clear crystal charm is an artful and authentic way to adorn your artisan jewelry!

  Clear Crystal  close up!

Clear Crystal close up!

 

A clear crystal symbolizes clarity, positive energy, and healing for anyone who wears it, especially in April! For yourself or a birthday gift, the clear crystal charm is the perfect way to add your “positive vibes” to any wrap bracelet! Why not wear handcrafted jewelry as unique as you?

 

"Adds additional bling to the charming bracelet. I just love it!!!"
-Rhonda M. Verified Buyer, 01/24/17

 

The Clear Crystal charm is available in a small and large size. It is also available in gold too!

  The Crystal Charm  is also available in gold! The perfect touch to your favorite wrap bracelet.

The Crystal Charm is also available in gold! The perfect touch to your favorite wrap bracelet.

"I recently purchased a Crystal Charm to go with a necklace I purchase from Lizzy James. I love it. It snaps on wherever you want it and gives a nice finished look."
-Brenda M. Verified Buyer, 11/16/16
 

Here's a little Lizzy James scoop on charm placement!

The charms are placed in the middle of the wrap for the following bracelets: Love wrap, Double Love wrap, Friendship wrap, Girlfriend wrap, Mini Boho and Boho style wraps.  We think it looks best there.

When additional charm(s) are purchased, we recommend that the charm be placed on the clasp.

Hey, it's your fashion statement so feel free to wear it how you see fit!

When you purchase our charms for other Lizzy James style bracelets, they come with a petite lobster clasp so you can place it where you wish.

You can add or remove these charms from your jewelry whenever you wish.

Experiment. Have fun.  The options are infinite!

  The Crystal Charm  looks great on this  Girlfriend  wrap bracelet!

The Crystal Charm looks great on this Girlfriend wrap bracelet!

Whether you are shopping for yourself or trying to find the perfect gift for your April occasion, you will find passion in every piece of Lizzy James artisan jewelry.  All proudly handmade in the USA!

 

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

Check Out Our New Logo!

Have you noticed Lizzy James has a new logo?! Here is the inside scoop on the new look!

 

 The newly designed  Lizzy James  logo.

The newly designed Lizzy James logo.

New Look, Same Lizzy James!

Lizzy James has come a long way since 2011 and has grown so much!  This positive transformation instills the same quality Lizzy James wrap bracelets and service but with an updated, clean look.  This new, modern look represents our versatile artisan jewelry pieces that look effortless and fit every size beautifully.

Each Lizzy James piece is still carefully handcrafted in the USA by our jewelry artisans. The company proudly continues to supports charities close to Lizzy’s heart and will be bringing on new charities to support as well!

 Check out our  Facebook  and  Instagram  too!

Check out our Facebook and Instagram too!

Celebrating You!

We will be running more contests for FREE wraps (oh yes!) and releasing more new arrivals! Stay tuned! In the next few days, a brand new wrap bracelet line, that is only available on the Lizzy James website, will be released!  An exclusive, VIP treat just for Lizzy James online shoppers!  Plus keep an eye out for new, affordable Lizzy James artisan jewelry lines too!

 

Stylish and Original

Just like our artisan jewelry, stylish and original, the new logo reflects just that.

 Elegant and Sophisticated.

Elegant and Sophisticated.

With simple yet elegant design, it complements the timeless collection of Lizzy James leather wrap bracelets and her other artisan jewelry.

 Love the elegant, Inky Black color!

Love the elegant, Inky Black color!

The Lizzy James new logo has a color palette of Gold and Inky Black. These colors have been carefully selected to represent the genuine elegance of the company and its loyal customers.

Many exciting new things are in store at Lizzy James and this new logo is just the beginning!

 Handmade in the USA,  Lizzy James ' promise.

Handmade in the USA, Lizzy James' promise.

You will see these new logos all over our website and social media too! Keep an eye out while you are visiting! And don’t forget! We are always announcing new artisan jewelry, flash deals, and more!

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-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor





 

The Ginger: Testimonials of the Week

The experience of opening a beautifully packaged Lizzy James wrap bracelet when it has just arrived at your doorstep is one of a kind!

 The  Ginger Silverplate  single strand wrap bracelet is shown in metallic gunmetal leather.

The Ginger Silverplate single strand wrap bracelet is shown in metallic gunmetal leather.

"Dear Lizzy James:
I received my bracelet today and was compelled to tell you: honestly I was surprised at just how much I loved it seeing it in person.
I could NOT be more pleased!! I'm having a very bad day and this was the shining bright spot....I couldn't wait and put it right on!
It's so pretty, true to what I saw on the website, easy to put on, a good price, weightless and so, so comfortable to wear.
I'll be back, I'm going to start saving up for a necklace, or maybe (thank you for the discount card) I'll have to have another bracelet before I get to that.
Thanks for a great handmade American product that more than lives up to its billing! Sincerely,"
~Wendy E.
 The  Ginger Silverplate  single strand wrap bracelet.

The Ginger Silverplate single strand wrap bracelet.

And there really is no better feeling than a happy customer! Here on the Lizzy James Blog, we want to highlight you and the wrap bracelets you love!

Each week we will highlight Lizzy James wrap bracelets with real, honest reviews from you! This is a perfect resource when you need help picking out a perfect wrap bracelet!

The first piece of artisan jewelry we are taking a look at is the lovely Ginger Silverplate wrap bracelet.

  Mini Ginger  leather wrap bracelet, shown in silverplate.

Mini Ginger leather wrap bracelet, shown in silverplate.

"I just received my Ginger Silver plate that I inquired about earlier today. I absolutely love it!!!!!
You have a customer for life now. It was beautifully packaged. I can't wait to order some as gifts also.
Thank you Lizzy James."
~Ruth L.
 The  Ginger Silverplate 2 strand  leather wrap bracelet in natural black leather.

The Ginger Silverplate 2 strand leather wrap bracelet in natural black leather.

The Ginger Silverplate is adorned with dainty vintage inspired silverplated beads and sterling silverplate crescents that shine brilliantly. You can wear this as a wrap bracelet and as a necklace too!

The Ginger Silverplate is available as a single strand or double strand. There is also a Mini Ginger Silverplate leather wrap bracelet! It is a shortened version of the Ginger Silverplate double strand wrap bracelet. Designed to be worn as a bracelet only.

 This  Mini Ginger Silverplate  wrap bracelet is shown in metallic berry leather.

This Mini Ginger Silverplate wrap bracelet is shown in metallic berry leather.

 The  Ginger Silverplate  is available as a single strand necklace too!

The Ginger Silverplate is available as a single strand necklace too!

 The  Ginger Silverplate Cotton Cord  wrap bracelet displayed in organic, black cotton cord.

The Ginger Silverplate Cotton Cord wrap bracelet displayed in organic, black cotton cord.

The single strand silverplate is also available in organic cotton cord instead of leather cord! Perfect for vegans! This elegant artisan jewelry has also been designed in 24kt goldplate for a bold look!

 The  Ginger Goldplate  leather wrap bracelet can be worn as a bracelet or necklace.

The Ginger Goldplate leather wrap bracelet can be worn as a bracelet or necklace.

  Mini Ginger  Goldplate 2 strand leather wrap bracelet shown in gloss purple leather.

Mini Ginger Goldplate 2 strand leather wrap bracelet shown in gloss purple leather.

"I purchased this bracelet, along with the Mini Ginger and Misty. LOVE them all!! Did not expect to like it as a necklace, but was very pleasantly surprised.....it is very cute. I never write reviews, but I had to write this. If you are considering ordering something, don't hesitate. You won't regret it. This was my first Lizzy James purchase....with many more to come. The hardest part is choosing my favorites.  Oh....and I received my order very quickly....ordered Monday, arrived Saturday....from CA to MI! Cannot say enough great things. Lizzy James, you have definitely found your calling. God Bless."
~Laurie M.
 The  Ginger  wrap bracelet looks great stacked in  Silver  and  Gold .

The Ginger wrap bracelet looks great stacked in Silver and Gold.

A special thank you to Wendy E., Ruth L., and Laurie M. for their kind words!

And If you haven't already, make sure to leave us a review about your wrap bracelet!  We would love to hear from you!

 


-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

The Authenticity of a Lizzy James Wrap Bracelet

Authentic Artisan Jewelry

 

Authenticity is an expression of truth and quality within a product. Lizzy James Wrap bracelets have genuinely, unique designs that set them apart from the ordinary. 

  Margo  wrap bracelet layered with  Lizzy Classic  wrap bracelet in Gold & Silver.

Margo wrap bracelet layered with Lizzy Classic wrap bracelet in Gold & Silver.

When things have extraordinary value, you want to know its real. This artisan jewelry is no exception. Lizzy James understands the value of legitimacy and takes pride in handcrafting each piece in the USA. And because of the genuine and unique designs, Lizzy James has copyrighted her designs with Copyright Office in Washington DC.

The made in America was one of the reasons I decided to purchase a bracelet for my daughter – she loves it.
Thank you,"
~Pat

 The  Soho  is a 2 strand braided leather wrap bracelet that can also be worn as a necklace.

The Soho is a 2 strand braided leather wrap bracelet that can also be worn as a necklace.

Let’s Get Real

 

There are a few specific characteristics of Lizzy James wrap bracelets that let you know they are genuine. Each wrap bracelet has a Lizzy James metal tag that you can see attached to the clasp.

 This  Girlfriend  wrap bracelet, in silver & gold crescents, can also be worn as a necklace and includes beads and both heart charms!

This Girlfriend wrap bracelet, in silver & gold crescents, can also be worn as a necklace and includes beads and both heart charms!

These tags are engraved with “Lizzy James” on one side and “Handmade in USA” on the other.  You know it’s a real Lizzy James wrap bracelet when you see this metal tag!

 For fans of pearls, the  Lonny  can make a great addition to your Lizzy James artisan jewelry collection.

For fans of pearls, the Lonny can make a great addition to your Lizzy James artisan jewelry collection.

Subtle But Assuring

 

The next marking is one that many do not know about! If you look VERY closely, there is “LJ” engraved on the end of each of the crescents, like the ones shown on the Girlfriend wrap above and Maui wrap below. The small engraving is a simple and sophisticated way to ensure the wrap bracelet is a true Lizzy James piece, not a knock off!

 The  Maui  is a double strand leather wrap bracelet adorned with sterling silverplate crescents, freshwater pearls and mixed metal beads.

The Maui is a double strand leather wrap bracelet adorned with sterling silverplate crescents, freshwater pearls and mixed metal beads.

Hot Off The Press!

 

You will now receive a Lizzy James Storybook with every wrap bracelet! Inside the storybook is a glimpse into the individuality of each piece.  The storybook also includes care instructions and a certificate with a mark of authenticity. This guarantees you received a genuine Lizzy James wrap bracelet handcrafted by local California artisans.

 A sneak peak at  Lizzy James'  new Storybook!

A sneak peak at Lizzy James' new Storybook!

An “LJ” Print of Passion

 

Just like a beautiful painting, you want the artist’s signature to ensure its authenticity. Think of these markings as Lizzy’s signature for your artisan jewelry.  A small, elegant print of passion to pass along to her unique customers!

 

 

 

 

-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

Meet Emily!

Hello Friends! I’m Emily, the new Blog Editor, here at Lizzy James!

 

  Follow my adventures on Instagram:  @Emma_Lee_What

Follow my adventures on Instagram: @Emma_Lee_What

I’m so excited to start this new adventure. I would like to first start by thanking you for taking the time out of your day to visit the Lizzy James Blog!

 

Let Me Introduce Myself…

 

I was born and raised in the bright California sunshine. San Diego was my childhood stomping grounds.  I grew up in a rural community. Everyone had farm animals and a big piece of land.  I know what you are thinking, and yes, there are actually places like this in San Diego! I think this is why I have always been drawn to nature and the outdoors.

 

  Even with a few clouds, its still a beautiful day in San Diego, California

Even with a few clouds, its still a beautiful day in San Diego, California

While some kids were playing indoors with their toys or watching TV, I spent my time helping take care of livestock, swimming in creeks, and building stick forts with the neighborhood kids. Oh, and getting horrible poison oak! Which I do not recommend! Not what the average child might experience this day and age.

 

Adults Suck, and Then You Become One…

 

Ah, that wonderful, yet awkward transition of becoming an adult. I try to resist by only referring to my moments of responsibility as “Adulting”, in hopes of cheating the system.

 

In 2015, I started a job that for the first time made me feel free, and not like a trapped adult just trying to pay bills. I had just started a position at Lizzy James as a Jewelry Artisan. If you haven’t seen the video already, check out the video below for a glimpse into the Lizzy James vibe!  Look for me about 2 minutes in!

The Lizzy James Designs studio is an incredible place to work. With it's large, open office and competent staff, the Lizzy James team works hard to deliver the best possible jewelry for you. With pieces handmade in the USA, the quality is impeccable. Passion behind every piece goes a long way.

It is so astonishing how much Lizzy James has grown over the last couple years! From a small studio at Lizzy’s own home, to three massive studios in an elegant business plaza and still growing!

 

California Wanderlust…

 

In October 2016, I married my best friend in the middle of Redwood Forest in Northern California. 

  Our Wedding Ceremony 2016: Humboldt Redwoods, Northern California

Our Wedding Ceremony 2016: Humboldt Redwoods, Northern California

We both love to camp, hike and just spend time outdoors. He even proposed to me on our Yosemite camping trip a few years ago.  I had no idea!

  The actual moment of the proposal:   Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California

The actual moment of the proposal: Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California

My husband, Joe, accepted a job offer at the end of 2016. The new job was 800 miles north of San Diego, right in the redwoods. A dream come true!

 

 A Beautiful San Diego Beach Day, featuring the  Goldie Wrap  and  Infinity Wrap .

A Beautiful San Diego Beach Day, featuring the Goldie Wrap and Infinity Wrap.

From some of the most beautiful destination beaches like La Jolla and Pacific Beach, I found myself being called to the wild and remote beaches of Northern California.  

  Trinidad Beach, Humboldt County, Northern California

Trinidad Beach, Humboldt County, Northern California

 My Husband, Joe and our fur-child, Bear, in our new backyard in Northern California.

My Husband, Joe and our fur-child, Bear, in our new backyard in Northern California.

I may have had to leave the warm weather behind, but I was so blessed to not have to leave my dream job behind! I was going to stay part of the Lizzy James family!

 

That’s A Wrap!

 

So here I am now! Putting on a new hat here at Lizzy James. A very stylish hat at that!

 

As Blog Editor, I am so thrilled to keep you up to date on all things Lizzy James, as well as Lifestyle, Food, and Home/Garden Inspirations! This will include fun and simple "DIY" projects, Lizzy James style guides for all occasions, and healthy but delicious recipes! All good vibes, all the time!

 

I cannot wait to connect with you here too!

 

What do you want to hear about on the blog?

 

Please leave a comment below!

 

We are a fun, loving community here at Lizzy James and we want you to be part of it!


-Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor

A Great Review

Sometimes, we like to feature some of your great reviews on the blog! You can write a review on any of our bracelet pages for a chance to get featured. 

Title: Blue Steel
Rating: 5 stars
Author: Jessica
This wrap is even cooler than it appears in the photograph. I just received mine today. The stainless rebar crescents paired with the awesome stainless clasp and the thicker leather cord (got mine in natural true blue) really look modern and unique. The blue with the muted gray of the steel is just delicious. The clasp was a little tricky to get fastened, but it wasn't a big deal. I think it will get easier over time. Be aware that the thicker cord on this wrap will cause it to fit more snugly, so you may need to order a size larger if you're near the end of the measurement range for your typical size (my wrist is 7 inches without slack and I ordered an x-large). 

Youtube

There are always so many amazing things happening on Lizzy James social media. Recently, our media team has turned it up a notch, and every video is here to help you understand the Lizzy James brand. Our channel is definitely something you all should check out! Keep scrolling to get a peak of what our Youtube has to offer!

Lizzy is constantly designing new pieces, and we love to share them with you! Video is one of the best mediums to show you just how stunning the new wraps are. 

A Lizzy James wrap can be worn as both a bracelet and necklaces, and this video demonstrates this better than anything! 

Sometimes, we like to go in an artsy-er direction. The Dragonfly video is a perfect example of the more creative side of Lizzy James!

Lizzy James About Us 2017

The Lizzy James family is incredibly excited to announce our 2017 About Us video!Lizzy took a break from designing to let us in on her office, staff, and day-to-day.

The Lizzy James Designs studio is an incredible place to work. With it's large, open office and competent staff, the Lizzy James team works hard to deliver the best possible jewelry for you. With pieces handmade in the USA, the quality is impeccable. 

Passion behind every piece goes a long way. Visit https://www.lizzyjames.com/ for more info on the jewelry and the story.

You can also use promo code: ABOUTUS to receive 15% off site-wide!

A Journey to the Cat Cafe

 

There are some places in this world that seem magical - Disneyland, a favorite coffee shop, home after a long trip. The Cat Cafe in downtown San Diego, CA is most definitely one of these places. 

To be honest, I didn't really know what a Cat Cafe was, or what visiting entailed, until I decided to go on a "research" trip for the LJ blog (research is in quotes because does it really count as research if you get to cuddle with cats the whole time?). A Cat Cafe is a place where there are two of life's greatest pleasures: lovable cats and coffee. The purchase of coffee serves as the price of admission, and earns you unlimited time with the resident cats, who are all available for adoption through the San Diego Humane Society. 

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The actual cafe section is very cute, and serves delicious coffee. It worth stopping in just for a chai latte or americano. The best part of the experience was, of course, the cats!

All of the cats were absolutely adorable. By the end of the trip, I wanted to take all of them home. All in all, I would highly recommend visiting if you live in San Diego, or to investigate your local area for nearby cat cafes! 

Cat Cafe Information: https://www.catcafesd.com/

Behind the Scenes of @lizzyjamesinc

This morning myself and the guys from Analog Media Productions made the trek from downtown San Diego to the Crosby country club in Rancho Santa Fe to see what happens behind the scenes of @lizzyjamesinc. 

We arrived at 9:30, hung out and explored, and then commenced shooting around 11:00. This shoot showcased our new pieces and the brand new copper collection, so make sure to subscribe to the Lizzy James MailChimps to get more info and promo codes!

Keep your eyes peeled for the BTS video, and BTS photos are coming soon via the blog! 

Behind the Scenes of @lizzyjamesinc Part II

In case you didn't catch our earlier post, here's a little back story. On Tuesday, the guys at Analog Media Productions (our resident video wizards) and I headed over to the Crosby country club in Rancho Santa Fe to see what goes on behind the scenes of the @lizzyjamesinc. Jonah (from Analog) and I run the @officiallizzyjamesinc Instagram, so it was really interesting to see how the other Instagram's photos are taken and curated. 

Just in case some of you wonderful readers are new to the LJ, I'll fill you in on our Instagram world. Here at Lizzy James, we have two Instagram accounts. One for style inspiration shots featuring jewelry close-ups (@lizzyjamesinc), and one the focuses on lifestyle photos, behind the scenes content, and a youthful vibe (@officiallizzyjamesstudio). 

Keep scrolling for behind the scenes photos from the shoot day, as well as more insider information as to what goes on behind the scenes! 

Analog Media co-founder Alex takes video shots of stylist Heidi capturing the model on camera! 

Sony a7sii in action 

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We are absolutely loving the warm tones of LJ goldplate pieces in at Lizzy James right now! The color is perfect for summer. 

The flowers at the Crosby are gorgeous! Nothing better than white roses :)

Behind the Scenes of @officiallizzyjamesstudio

One of my absolute favorite parts of my job is shooting and curating photos for the@officiallizzyjamesstudio Instagram, which I run with media expert Jonah Levine. It’s so much fun putting pieces together, planning captions, and showcasing our wonderful Lizzy James jewelry.

On our last shoot, we took some behind the scenes photos to show you guys! Check them out below, and make sure to follow us on Instagram (@officiallizzyjamesstudio & @lizzyjamesinc), FacebookPinterest, and Youtube.

Jonah testing out the Pentax ME super film camera!

Our favorite furry production assistants joined us for the shoot :)

Me setting up some shots!