Monthly Archives: August 2014
Express yourself with our bar identity necklace and put your best fashion statement forward! They’ll never be at a loss for words when describing your sense of style if you are wearing this conversation piece. This hand stamped Describe Yourself Identity Necklace is sure to be an attention getter. Get the conversation started with this flattering personalized pendant that measures 2” long and ¼ “ tall on a stunning 16" chain in 14kt gold fill or sterling silver. Let the world know who you are! What will you say?
Jewelry designer Nashelle announces its new line of handmade, personalized and hand stamped pieces for the Fall season of 2014 which they have dubbed ‘Luxe.’
Many of these exciting and bold new pieces begin with brilliant bezel set stones, and each includes that signature one-of-a-kind, Nashelle twist. The pieces range from romantic handmade necklaces and bracelets to dramatic earrings and rings that show off a more sophisticated elegance, which carry effortlessly from every day to red carpet-ready.
These stones come in an array of brilliant colors and hues and vary in size, creating pieces of jewelry that appear both unique and elegant without being overly expensive. Most pieces in the Nashelle Luxe line for Fall 2014 range between fifty and one hundred and fifty dollars, making them very affordable and accessible for every woman in every occasion to look and feel luxurious. Beyond the magnificent stones, each piece is available in a 14 karat gold fill, sterling silver or brass. The stones are bezel set in gold plated silver and sterling silver, giving each piece a wide variety of options and glam versatility.
Take the ‘Capistrano Luxe’ necklace, for example. This piece is a teardrop pendant necklace that looks like a vintage piece of art deco jewelry reminiscent of a bygone era. There are hand-wrapped stones in the chain that compliment any outfit and is the ideal necklace for layering or even wearing as a stand-alone statement piece for a more dramatic-seeking ensemble. There is a wide variety of bezel set stone options in this colorful collection, ranging from dyed emerald, labradorite, dyed ruby, swiss blue hydro quartz, aqua chalcedony, clear quartz or black onyx. There is also an option of gold fill with gold plated silver stone or sterling silver. All of these options can be chosen on their clean and smartly designed website Nashelle.com.
Nashelle was founded by Heather Straw, a native of Alaska, who has called Central Oregon home for nearly twenty years. Straw always dreamed of seeing her designs come to life, but she may have once considered herself to be more of a dress maker or shoe designer while she was growing up, and dreaming up, all the beautiful pieces that would later adorn the world. Straw soon found herself drawn to the making of jewelry, and over time, her passion quickly grew to a laser-sharp focus. After she studied metal arts at the University of Alaska Southeast, a whole new world of design was opened up to her and she had found her calling. Heather became inspired by the simplicity of the combination and relationship between metal and stone. This theme is prevalent through all of Nashelle’s lines. The designs brought forth seem to flow naturally and to their own completion through their metal and stone combinations, just as the Northwest landscapes Straw was and is inspired by combine a raw beauty and power, the pieces that make up Nashelle bring a keen eye for untamed nature and the mixing of precious metals together to produce an unparalleled and individual style.
Straw regularly changes color and design based on the seasons with which she and her team is inspired by, which is why the Luxe Fall line of jewelry features particular warmth in the hues of the stones and metals. Being based in Central Oregon, where the changing seasons offer breath-taking color palettes, it is from nature where the jewelry inherits its pronounced effect by Nashelle designs. Heather Straw is also always paying attention to women’s styles, which also change on a seasonal basis and from year to year. She realizes that no two days are alike in the life of an individual woman seeking to adorn herself in something beautiful and inspiring, and that is why Nashelle designs handmade jewelry that is just as unique, with no two pieces exactly alike.
Heather Straw founded Nashelle.com 14 years ago in her living room, creating jewelry by hammering away at her small table, and literally selling it off her own neck. Five years into the business, after her first son was born, she decided out of necessity and relying on those laser sharp instincts, to take her burgeoning little business to the national level and begin selling her handmade jewelry wholesale. And In 2006, Straw leased a warehouse in Bend, Oregon to facilitate the growth of her then just blossoming company, a personal and professional leap of faith. It paid off. The company now has grown to a team of over 20 jewelry designers, makers and essential in-house team members, with each employee bringing a new talent to the far-reaching Nashelle brand. It has steadily become a global fixture in the jewelry industry where homegrown, handmade, and nature-inspired beauty for all still feels as if it were custom-made just for you by hand; because it is. That is the magic behind Nashelle.
Heather Straw insists on sticking to her roots of handmade jewelry, by not mass producing or outsourcing anything. Rather, each piece is made to order, with the same love and commitment Straw had when she was creating her own jewelry in her living room over a decade ago. It is her commitment for every piece from Nashelle.com to stay that way well into the future.
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Go Back to School in Style!
It’s been a great summer and whether you worked hard at that new job or just worked hard on your self-tanner technique our handcrafted jewelry will accentuate your summer glow as you head back to school.
Heading back to school is always filled with new possibilities! New classes, new friends and new opportunities. We want to help you make this your best school year ever and jump to the head of the class with your fashion forward sense of style. Our handmade pieces will personalize that new outfit or update your favorite look in a unique way. Want to start off the new semester with a new look? Our fine handcrafted pieces are the perfect accessory to add to your fall fashion collection.
We know you will cherish our timeless hand stamped monogramed Initial Identity Necklace as much as we do. You can monogram this stunning piece with your own initials or those of the ones you love. Wear this with a pointed collared dress for a look that is so hot right now. It’s 17 ½ “chain is the perfect length for the hand stamped brushed metal charm to peek out from between the collar points and will make this on-trend look extra special. Available in 14Kt gold fill or sterling silver and 14kt rose gold fill.
Time stands still when I am with my sweet boys and it reminds me everyday how precious, valuable and fleeting life truly is. This week, my beautiful Zade Rowen turned two. My life as a mother is the most beautiful gift I have been given. I pray everyday for the day I have been given, the strength and knowledge to guide them to the best of my capabilities and to be able to grow old with them. I give thanks for lessons I have learned and thanks for the new day to come. My children are beautiful and I am honored to have been given this powerful, uncharted roll to be their teacher, mentor and mother. Happy Birthday sweet Zade. You take my breath away and make life continually sweeter everyday.
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Our Pinch 'Pure' Cuff is featured in SHAPE Magazine's September issue! Pick up your copy today to see our hand made cuffs. These staple Nashelle cuffs are a wardrobe must have! Easy to wear and so simple, you'll want an armful!! Each bracelet is custom made to order, adding to the charm and uniqueness of our fashion jewelry!
For every piece of jewelry sold, Nashelle will donate 1 plate of food to local charity Neighbor Impact, or national charity Feeding America. You will know that with every charm, necklace, bracelet, pair of earrings & rings you buy, you are helping to put food on the table of families not only in our community here in Bend, but also across the country! ♥♥