How to Wear Colorful Jewelry

It’s SUMMER! It’s the season of bright colors!

You say you’re not a colorful person? Still it’s not strange that you have some bright colors in your closet. So-called fashion has been changed, and many bright colors are seen everywhere in every design nowadays. I used to be afraid of colors as some of you may have been, and I’m not used to wear bright colors either. I’m more of a silver and gold person, but sometimes I find that it’s a good change of pace to mix some colors in my accessory, and it’s quite fun. If you’re not comfortable with your bright colors yet, just start with something small. It doesn’t have to be the huge statement necklaces you see often on the street now. Just a small accent can tell people around you out loud for who you are. If it’s a little different and unique, even better.

pinkixx's colorful cube necklaces for summer

pinkixx’s colorful cube necklaces for summer

“Colorful” can mean casual a lot of times, but not always. Cocktail dresses, semi-casual office outfits, or formal dresses celebrities wear to big events are very often colorful. If your dress is simple and modern, you can go louder with your accessories. If your outfit is figurey or patterned, or has mixed colors, then simple accessories show better and mix well.

Consider your skin color when you choose which colors to wear.  Tailoring the correct colors to your skin tone can intensify your eye color and bring luminosity to your complexion, and by enhancing your wardrobe with colorful jewelry, you create individuality with statement pieces and visual interest with vibrant accent jewelry.

PinKixx doesn’t go with ‘loud’ but ‘bold’ all the way. Bold colors can mean ‘confident,’ not afraid to show who you are. Wearing colorful jewelry is a uniquely personal form of self expression, and conveys everything from personality to mood and emotion. It would be an every day indulgence!

colorful gemstone necklaces from pinterest.com

colorful gemstone necklaces: image from pinterest.com

With colors, the possibilities are limitless. Playing with colors and shades can create different looks with the same outfit. Turn your lovely sienna cocktail dress into breathtaking elegance with a bronze bracelet and geometric necklace or jazz up denim jeans and a crisp white shirt with chunky red bangles and a vintage blue statement necklace. For a more classic style, white and red seem to be the staple colors to match with your black dress or pant-suit.

  • Yellow and Orange – Wear antique gold and something to cool down the yellow or orange such as a blue, turquoise, or grey
  • Red  – Red is already hot enough. Silver or gold is good. White-white or black will be great. Cream color, such as pearls, can also work well for classic persons.
  • Maroon – Try an animal print to make your outfit exotic. Yellow and orange work awesome too.
  • Purple – Similar to the styling for red, choose bright golds or hot pinks to pair with your purple wear.
  • Blue – Lighten it up with a coral necklace or bracelet to make the blue really pop. I personally like white or green along with blue to feel the summer ocean.
  • Green – A fun way to spin a green top or dress is with bright turquoise or teal jewelry. I love some yellow for the green outfit too.

There you have it. Try colorful jewelry and have fun this summer!

Thanks for Coming to Our Artwalk!

As you all know, last weekend was our ARTWALK in Ventura, California. And, it was very different this time. Why? Because it rained! In California, raining is the best news now, but I have to admit ‘not on the Artwalk weekend?!’ was what I was thinking. Michele from Stoneworks Studio even mentioned that during the 18 years of participating in the artwalk ventura, this was the first time raining during the show like this. It could’ve been fun to see photos of the moments of raining day at the show, but I was busy minding my booth and protecting my items out of rain and still taking care of the visitors. Wow, what a day.

artwalk ventura 2015 pinkixxjewelry

artwalk ventura 2015 – pinkixxjewelry

Strange to say, it was still a fun 2 day event nonetheless. A lot of visitors still came to visit on the rainy first day, and the second day when it was hot and sunny/muggy, everyone had a breathing room. We had delicious vegetables, brownies, fudges, sweet tea, coffee, watermelons, chips and salsa…all day long and live music as usual.

free homemade snacks, live music, and fun clowns with colorful balloons at artwalk ventura 2015

free homemade snacks, live music, and fun clowns with colorful balloons at artwalk ventura 2015

Of course, amazing artists and crafters brought their amazing works this year again. Each year, it blows me away to see their new brilliant creations. From paintings to sculptures, treasure boxes to decoration plates, waist pouches to colorful dresses, metal arts to gorge arts…just the endless possibilities they bring out to the show make me proud to be one of them and inspire me to be more creative and productive.

amazing arts and crafts @artwalkventura

amazing arts and crafts @artwalkventura

Alright, there it was. Now that it’s done, I can’t wait to go back next year and see our PinKixxes again. Hopefully not in rain next time. Thanks so much again for coming. It wouldn’t have been so much fun if you all weren’t there! See ya next time!

 

We Invite You To the Show!

PinKixx Jewelry is coming to Artwalk Ventura again this year!

Artwalk Ventura has been PinKixx‘s regular show every year since back in the old DistinQue days. Over 40 artists will gather at Stoneworks Studio/Gallery again this year to enjoy the live music, food, and of course arts and handmade crafts including paintings, wooden boxes, jewelry, sculptures, home decorations, and much more!

WHEN: July 18 12-9pm & July 19 12-5pm
WHERE: Stoneworks Studios / 300 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001

Our display at artwalk ventura

PinKixx Jewelry at Artwalk Ventura

Artwalk Ventura happens throughout this beach town. You’ll definitely need comfortable shoes for walking to enjoy as much as you can this weekend. This summer event will be tons of fun!

For more detailed information about the live music schedule at Stoneworks Studio, please check >>> http://www.artwalkventura.org/stoneworks-studios-and-gallery.html

Bring out the artistic yourself and come on by at our booth in the garden. We love to see you again in person!

Easy DIY Tips for Jewelry Storage

How do you store or organize your jewelry? That IS the question today. For me, a lot of times, they are spread pretty much everywhere I pass through to get ready to go out every morning or come back every night. Some on the top of my chest drawers, some on the side table by the bed, some next to my cosmetic stuff, some on my desk, some in my jacket pocket, or even on kitchen counter sometimes. I don’t intend to be a sloppy woman, but it just happens.

Whether you buy jewelry often or not or whether you have tons or not, you know you have enough and you need to organize them somehow. I use them everyday, and I switch them everyday, so it’s easy to lose some of them too if I don’t organize or store them well. It sounds simple, but it is an endless battle organizing them for real, so I found some helpful jewelry tips in smart economic way to help us out, including easy breezy DIY ideas.

1. FASHION JEWELRY

For all metal jewelry, I do recommend and I do stress this all the time. Store them in air-tight places individually, like zip-lock bags. Almost all jewelry from PinKixx ships in a zip-lock bag for that purpose, so the buyers can use it to store the piece easily. You still have to clean them, but it is so far the best way I found to store any jewelry to protect them from tarnish or scratches.

fashion jewelry storing ideas

fashion jewelry storing ideas: images from pinterest.com

If you have lots of necklaces that are not fine jewelry, hanging is the best way to store them and easy to find when you need them. You can use a cheap picture frame and small hooks or bars to make your own DIY project (picture above), or you can use a wooden hanger to attach small hooks instead.

For bracelets,bangles, and watches, try a mug tree or multiple stem candle holder. You also simply use the rolled up newspapers or magazines (picture above) or a sponge or a cushion to wrap your jewelry on.

For small earrings and rings, you can use an egg case, a pill organizer, or ice cube maker (picture above), and put them in your drawers. Also you can fill storage drawers with craft foam and stick your studs or small earrings on the foam to store (picture below).

For bigger size dangle earrings, a meshed lamp cover is a fun and easy idea (ok, a meshed trash can too). Picture frames you set up for necklaces can be used for this purpose too. If you’re confident in organizing skills, you can also use an old shutter door and hang the earrings on a tag before put them on the door.

If you have lots of bibs or big chunk statement necklaces, a wooden coat hanger on a wall can be a good one. Any right-sized box will do the job as well. Get some velvet fabrics from JoAnn or other fabric stores and cut them in the size of the box and layer them for each necklace you put in the box. Obviously, do not stack them up too many. No more than five should be fine.

more jewelry storage ideas

more jewelry storage ideas: images from pinterest.com

2. FINE JEWELRY

For silver, gold, or gemstone jewelry, such as PinKixx’s Nature Jewelry and Modern Jewelry, I care more about how to store them than how to organize them. Silver is pretty easy to clean these days with common cleaning supplies in the market, in the exception of fine silver. Gold also is not that bad except plated ones of which you have to be more careful cleaning. So as long as you clean them sometimes and store them right, you can wear them for a long long time.

Again, to store your fine jewelry, put them in a zip-lock bag individually. You can put a penny or anti-tarnish paper in the bag if you don’t clean them often. When you have time and decide to clean your fine jewelry, make sure to dry them completely before you store them in the zip-lock bag.

Whether it’s a IKEA wooden box, a plastic storage drawers, or a regular jewelry box that you use to store your jewelry, just properly bag each piece. I personally organize them by types and material, but you can organize your boxes by size, color, season, usage, or types – in any way easier for you to find the item of the day. You can color-code the boxes or just write titles.

For details for how to care your fine jewelry >>> https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1021440514

For other good ideas to store your jewelry, please check this link too:
https://www.yahoo.com/makers/never-lose-an-earring-again-114615259635.html

Please tell us and share your ideas to store your jewelry in the comment!

ANNIVERSARY FREE GIFT! LOVE WINS!

It was HUGE what happened last friday with the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. It made many people excited and relieved, it was a big celebration of the whole country, and so many beautiful rainbow hearts and flags showed up everywhere to support and celebrate. Somehow this Independence day weekend feels much more than it used to be because of that. PinKixx has one more thing to celebrate this week. That is our 2ND ANNIVERSARY!

colorful cube necklace second anniversary free gift @pinkixx.com

2nd anniversary free gift @pinkixx.com

We wanted our anniversary to be extra-special this time, so we decided to include a FREE GIFT for our members. To support the whole country’s rainbow celebration and to celebrate our anniversary, we are giving away our signature colorful CUBE NECKLACES in any color of your choice for $50 or more orders!

The coupon code for this gift is

AnniLove15

Please use it in the note to seller when checking out if the total of your order is more than $50 excluding the shipping charge. Check out our CUBE NECKLACES first to choose the color of your customized necklace and let us know what color of cube or tube you’d like to receive. Your special gift will be prepared and shipped to you along with your order.

This FREE GIFT special is available at both Nature & Modern PinKixx and Geo & Tube PinKixx stores, and it ends on July 5, midnight, pacific time. A part of sales for this special will be donated to a local non-profit LGBT organization.

Thank you so much for your support until now. We Hope to serve you another great year to make PANKs confident and proud!