Outfit inspiration for the Gabrielle Gold Half-Moon Necklace! Enjoy!
Hey y’all! I hope your week was full and fun! I’ve been working on Sel Rosé more hours than normal in preparation for Black Friday, and I’m getting very excited! I wanted to quickly let you know about an opportunity to save some money if you’re planning to shop jewelry this year. Kim of Oh Sweet Joy is featuring Sel Rosé in her annual gift guide, as well as lots of other handmade shops. If you head to her blog and use the code by my shop, you can save 15%! Click HERE to link to Oh Sweet Joy.
I’ll be back next week with more writing cause there’s lots to say! Have a great weekend!
I launched Sel Rosé’s latest collection on Friday, and I am so excited to tell you a little bit more about each piece today! They all have their own unique meaning and a message for you to remember when you put them on…
-The “Petit Diamonds” necklace in the photo above has a message that is best explained with song lyrics…
“We’re the fire, from the sun
We’re the light when the day is done
We are the brave, the chosen ones
We’re the diamonds, diamonds
Rising up out the dust.”
– Johnnyswim (“Diamonds”)
Before I even heard that song, I had already designed this necklace. Afterwards, I realized it captured the message of Sel Rosé perfectly. We can be brave because we are chosen, and hopefully this necklace will remind any woman wearing it of that truth.
-The “Glimmer Bar” Necklace & Bracelet!
Our lives are always capable of sparkling when we move and speak from Christ within us. Let this simple necklace, and the matching bracelet be a reminder of the light and power you possess when you show others His beauty.
–“Stardust” Necklace & Earrings
Lapis Lazuli is a gorgeous cobalt gem with flecks of gold running through it, which looks just like stardust in the night sky. With this necklace, we’re celebrating the magnitude of His creation and the way He propels us into the infinite possibilities He’s prepared.
-“Comet” Earrings & Bracelet
Be the blazing comet in the dark. You are light, as well as salt! These earrings and the bracelet feature one of our collection gems, lapis lazuli, and dangling diamonds. Wear them and remember the darkness that Christ can penetrate through your words and actions.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
-Matthew 13: 45-46
This button pearl is symbolic. When you wear it, I want you to remember that Heaven and our future there with Christ is worth more than anything offered on earth.
This design is one of my favorites from the collection. Wear these and remember that you are a member of the royal priesthood, and through Christ alone, you will be ushered into God’s presence one day. The diamond represents you, the pearl represents our Heavenly home.
-“Versé” Earrings & Bracelet
Versé is French for “poured” as in “poured water.” Wear these earrings or bracelets and remember that Christ fills us up so that we can be poured out through love and service. (The earrings come in each of the gem colors seen in the bracelets.)
“We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”
-2 Peter 1:19
Let this simple rock crystal necklace remind you of what’s to come! Day will dawn, the morning star will rise within you, and darkness will be gone. Hold tight to the Word until then.
There are actually a few new pieces still to come before the holidays hit. We’re getting personalized, if that tells you anything. 🙂 Let me know what you think of the above! I have already enjoyed wearing all of these! Each name is linked to its corresponding shop page. ALSO, I offer 10% off when you sign up for the Sel Rosé Newsletter HERE.
Have a beautiful day, my friends!
I was pondering blog post topics last night and realized that my mind has been so fixed on my business of late that it would be easiest and best to give you a little shop update (an unfortunate rhyme).
As you know, in the fashion industry, fall is a big deal because all of the brands are coming out with new collections for fall and winter. It’s definitely that way with clothes, but it’s also that way with jewelry. Ever since I got home from the Influence conference, I’ve been ordering, designing, making and planning. All of the new fall/winter pieces will be released two weeks from today, and I can’t wait to share each one with you! The photo above is a teeny sneak peek of what I’ve designed. Expect to see a lot of lapis, smoky quartz, rock crystal, pink mystic quartz, pyrite, and these awesome diamond shapes in both gold and silver. There’s a lot of meaning in this collection, and I’ve never loved making jewelry more, y’all. I am that excited! To be a Sel Rose VIP, find out about launches first, and get a discount on every purchase, sign up for the shop newsletter HERE. 🙂
On a deeper level, I feel like Sel Rose is on the brink of something. My fledgling business might be about to spread it’s wings a little. To a certain degree, the only thing that’s standing in the way of that happening is time. The process has moved somewhat slow so far, but looking back I can see God’s hand in that. I started at ground zero, and I’ve had to learn everything on my own. I didn’t need to have a business that skyrocketed. I was so unprepared when I first began, it would have completely overwhelmed me. He is so wise and so gracious, and the time has just not been right. But, I’m starting to feel a stirring within, a tiny voice that says, “You need to prepare yourself to move up to the next level.” Even if that next level is still relatively small, it’s the next level! Just moving forward is a big deal. And, while I don’t want to get my hopes up, I’d be a fool to not listen to the tiny voice. 🙂
That’s the little shop update! I’m celebrating fall on a farm this weekend and spending time with sweet friends. What do you have planned??
When I rebranded, and Banana Grove Designs became Sel Rose, I decided to take my logo needs to the designer I had worked with once before. Meredith Myers of Jack + Mo Designs is the woman I trust when it comes to logos. Her process is professional & easy and her work is gorgeous. If you like hand drawn elements and colorful designs, I would suggest looking at her >>website<<.
Regardless of how helpful Meredith was, I came out of the process with some tips for what the client can do to make things go even smoother. Here are my 5 tips for (successfully) working with a logo designer.
1.) Know what you want…Have you ever walked into a hair salon and told the stylist, “Oh, just do whatever you think’ll look good on me.” Yeaaah, you can’t do that with a logo designer. When you contact a designer, have a clear idea of the illustration or style you want. It will make the process go much faster. If you don’t, you will eventually figure it out, but you’ll have wasted valuable time and made the professional’s job a lot harder.
2.) It HAS to make sense…The only roadblock that suspended the design process for Sel Rose’s logo was when I asked for a design that didn’t hold meaning for my company. At the beginning, I asked for an abstract illustration that would eventually “take on” meaning to customers when they associated it with my brand, but all that did was make everything more confusing. The first rule of branding is know yourself. Know your customer and know the message you want to send them. That message is at the center of your company name and your design. So, if the name and the design don’t make absolute sense together, you took a wrong turn. I had to stop and go back to my message in order to find something that actually worked.
See the full post on Sel Rose’s shop blog HERE!
Picture time! One of my best friends in all the world is a very talented photographer, and we had an absolute blast shooting photos for Sel Rose in the spring. I wound up asking her to pose for a lot of the shots without knowing that she was such a natural model. Gorgeous! Most of the results of this shoot can be seen on the website, but I had to share some of my other favorites here…
Big thanks to my sweet friend Erin at LENS Photography! The talent is real. And thank YOU for having scrolled through this entire post. There were a lot more photos, but I didn’t want you to get tired of our faces. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
You’re not in the wrong spot! Here it is! Everything I’ve been working on for the last few months is finished and I’m sharing it with you today!
But first, a little background on the business name change. (If you don’t like background, just skip to the end!) At the end of last year, I felt a tug to change the name of the jewelry shop I had opened. Banana Grove Designs was a name that made sense two years ago, but by the end of 2014, I was interested in finding something that would have a deeper meaning for me and for my customers. I prayed and prayed and prayed some more, and for months, I couldn’t figure out what the name should be. “Sel Rose” literally came to me while I was lying in bed at night, seconds away from falling asleep (my most creative time, unfortunately). After it came to mind, I felt strongly that it was an answer to prayer. I had wanted something with meaning, and Sel Rose has meaning…Let me explain:
First of all, those words are French which is of personal value to me. France is one of my favorite places, and using French words just seemed to suit the style and feel of the jewelry I make. But far beyond that, they mean, “pink salt.” I had been hunting for a name with the word “salt” in it, specifically to reference a verse that impacts me greatly, Matthew 5:13: “You are the salt of the earth…”
When you consider what that verse is saying, it’s essentially about God putting His people on the earth to bring flavor, preservation and value to it. My heart is to remind the people who follow God, specifically women, that they have a worthy role on earth, and that the Lord is using their individuality to bring flavor, preservation and value to the people whose lives they touch. Their uniqueness should not be hidden or despised, but embraced and utilized. God’s chosen women are the “pink salt” in their own worlds.
Sooo, that’s the heart behind the name Sel Rose. The jewelry within the shop is much the same as Banana Grove Designs, except I have filtered through a lot of the styles I played with over the last two years and kept the pieces that represent what I love to wear the most: minimalistic and feminine jewelry. Everything is still gold filled, sterling silver or brass. If it’s not, I let you know exactly what is in it because quality has always been one of my biggest things.
Sel Rose is launched and available for viewing. Click HERE to head over to the website…
Thanks for sticking around and expressing your excitement for me! I appreciate all of you so much and I can’t wait to share more about this rebrand with you! Let’s happy dance!