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Friday Favorites: RocksBox Jewelry

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The Fruit of the Spirit’s not a… WATERMELON!  Anyone remember that song from Church camp?  This is one of my favorite shirts ever… it brought back the words to that song, as well as serving as a reminder to me of these virtues that I strive to embody.  Key word being strive.  And these tee’s are back in stock (in a new, even prettier color) at Maiden South!

As far as jewelry goes, y’all know I’m obsessed.  I always have been.  So when RocksBox approached me and asked if I’d like to give them a shot, I jumped at the chance.

Basically, RocksBox is a subscription service.  You pay $19 a month, pick out a wishlist from their extensive collection of designer jewelry, and they ship 3 pieces to you: 1 from your wishlist, and two more they think you’ll like.  You can purchase these pieces at a discount, but if you don’t want to, no biggie.  Just ship them back and they’ll send you 3 more pieces… as often as you’d like!  It’s so much fun, and as someone who loves receiving packages in the mail (just ask my husband… or our UPS man…) this little box of sparkly surprises is a day-maker for sure.

The best part?  They’re going to give you a month free!  Just use discount code oystersandpearlsxoxo to receive your free month when you sign up for Rocksbox.  

RocksBox Jewelry Subscription Discount Code - oysters and pearls

Pictured above is the Gorjana Taner Toggle Lariat necklace (the first item from my wishlist).  It was the perfect simple layering necklace.  I wore it constantly while I had it!

Below are the two pieces Rocksbox picked out for me:  the Perry Street Sophia bracelet and the Perry Street Stella earrings, which reminded me of fireflies.  I never would have picked these out for myself, but I ended up absolutely loving them!

RocksBox Jewelry Subscription Discount Code - oysters and pearls

RocksBox Jewelry Subscription Discount Code - oysters and pearls

It’s a little instant gratification without a hint of guilt… who couldn’t use a little bit of that?

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Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Rocksbox in that I received 3 months of Rocksbox for free.  However, all opinions and thoughts are mine and mine alone.  I rarely post sponsored content, and only do when it’s something I really, really like!

Marquin Campbell Designs Turkey Spur Jewelry Giveaway

Happy Friday!  What better way to celebrate is there than with jewelry?

Marquin Campbell Designs, Turkey Spur Necklace, Turkey Spur Bracelet, and Turkey Spur Cuff Links  | Oysters & Pearls

photo credit: www.marquindesigns.com

I met Marquin Campbell a year or so ago through a co-worker.  She lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband (the aforementioned co-worker) George and their pups, and creates beautiful, nature-inspired jewelry and paintings while simultaneously running her own business, Vino & van Gogh.

Marquin grew up near Savannah, where she was inspired by the wildlife and the marshes.  She went on to study Drawing and Painting at The University of Georgia, then to study Fashion Design at Parsons, the New School for Design in New York City. While in school Marquin had studied abroad in both Cuba and Italy, further influencing her artistic perspective.

Some of my favorite pieces of her artwork are combinations of her abstract and colorful style combined with scenes from nature:

photo credit: www.marquindesigns.com

photo credit: www.marquindesigns.com

Her artwork is colorful and fun, as is her jewelry.  But my favorite of all her jewelry is her simple, hand-cast bronze and pewter turkey spur jewelry.  As a matter of fact, she’s sort of famous for them!  The cufflinks will be featured at the Garden & Gun show in Charleston this December, and they are also appearing in the Southern Living Gift Guide!  

Marquin sent me a necklace, bracelet and a pair of cufflinks so I could see them for myself.  Any (or all?) of these would make an excellent gift to tuck away until Christmas time.

Marquin Campbell Designs, Turkey Spur Necklace | Oysters & Pearls

Marquin Campbell Designs, Turkey Spur Necklace, Turkey Spur Bracelet, and Turkey Spur Cuff Links  | Oysters & PearlsThe pairing of the pearls with the turkey spurs is simple, classic sporting style.  And I just love the story behind the turkey spurs.  From Marquin’s website:

These Pewter Turkey Spur Cuff Links were inspired by an afternoon afield in Thomasville, Georgia.  The original spurs came from a magnificent old Tom harvested by Marquin’s husband.

He was so proud of the bird–which he had chased for over two years–that Marquin surprised him with a pair of links made from the spurs, and he wore them every chance he got.  After garnering much praise and clamor from his friends wanting a pair of their own, Marquin had the spurs cast into bronze and pewter, and they have become beloved keepsakes for outdoor enthusiasts across the Southeast.

These designer cufflinks are handmade in Greenville, South Carolina by designer Marquin Campbell with great care, they are uniquely original and fantastic conversation starters – a symbol of the true affection for the Great Outdoors held by every conservationist.

Marquin Campbell Designs, Turkey Spur Necklace, Turkey Spur Bracelet, and Turkey Spur Cuff Links  | Oysters & Pearls Marquin Campbell Designs, Turkey Spur Necklace, Turkey Spur Bracelet, and Turkey Spur Cuff Links  | Oysters & Pearls

I asked Marquin what she loves about Greenville , the South, and how it inspires her work.  

I have been really fortunate to have landed in Greenville.  Its a medium sized town that still has retained its small town traits.  The city LOVES artists and because I have surrounded myself with the arts through the art school I own, Vino & van Gogh, and utilizing the space as both a store and gallery, living here has been a perfect spot for me to land.  I am so very grateful to live out a creative life. 

Isn’t that all we can ask for?

Marquin Campbell Designs, Turkey Spur Necklace | Oysters & Pearls  As absolutely tempting as it was to keep at least one of these goodies to myself (seriously, SO tempting – I gotta get one for myself!) Marquin generously sent them all for me to give away to you guys!

Marquin Campbell Designs and Oysters and Pearls Turkey Spur Jewelry Giveaway

I know, right?  All you have to do is follow Marquin on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, and leave a comment on this post for each one follow.  Each comment will count as your entry into the contest – as in you can enter three times!  I’ll pick three winners next Friday, September 19th.  First winner gets first pick, second winner gets second pick, third winner gets third pick.  Sound fair enough?  So follow away, and be sure to come back here and make sure to leave a separate comment for each place you follow Marquin.

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Good luck!

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Until Next Time

Maiden South Makings

I thought I’d give y’all a little update about our little shop that could today, seeing as I’ll be spending my long Labor Day weekend working very hard to make sure that it can. ;)

I wasn’t joking when I said that Jessica and I have been building our inventory for Maiden South, both literally and figuratively.  We have lots of wonderful orders rolling in, but we are spending every second of our free time making inventory as well.  You see, we love to support makers so much because we are both makers ourselves.

Jessica has been crazy busy doing most of our buying, as well as sewing up a storm, making jewelry, and working on lots of amazing paper goods.  I have been busying myself with making stained glass Christmas ornaments, some cheeky embroidery hoop art, and lots of hand stamped jewelry!

Photography is Fun Ruler | Oysters & Pearls Stained Glass Bits and Bobs for Maiden South | Oysters & Pearls The Makings of Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments for Maiden South | Oysters & Pearls

June is becoming quite the little shop dog with me. :)

June the Shop Dog | Oysters & Pearls

And yes, I wear crocs in the shop.  Not pretty, but they sure make standing on your feet for hours on end much more bearable.  Also, June thinks they’re swell.

Treat Yo Self Cheeky Embroidery Hoop Art for Maiden South | Oysters & Pearls Hand Stamped 229 Area Code Necklace for Maiden South | Oysters & Pearls

Follow Jessica, Oysters & Pearls, and Maiden South on Instagram for more sneak peeks at what we are working on for Maiden South!

As far as the shop itself is concerned, our renovation is coming along.  The plaster is all down, the brick is exposed, the floor is cleaned up, and the little shop that could is slowly transforming into a shop that really can!

Maiden South Renovation | Oysters & Pearls

We are so excited about this little venture, and we hope that you are too.  Follow along with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest and greatest on Maiden South, and sign up for email updates on our website to get alerts on our grand opening!

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Happy Labor Day Weekend, friends!

Until Next Time