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01

Jan

Best of Nissa 2013

It’s been a busy and exciting year here at Nissa Jewelry! We decided to round up some of our favorite pieces from 2013, from rings to necklaces and everything in between! Happy New Year and cheers to 2014! 

Row 1 (from left to right): Skinny Chained Ring, Pierce Bib NecklaceCigar Band Ring Set of 3 and Georgina Ring

Row 2 (from left to right)Enya Single Cuff, Wavy Rings Set of 4, Georgina Jeweled Earring and Roxy Cuff

Row 3 (from left to right): Raya Cuff, Sydne Triple EarringBrynn Druzy Wrap Bracelet and Vega Necklace 

Row 4 (from left to right): Thora Mixed Metals Bracelet, Pinned Earring, Neha Single Cuff and Georgina Cuff 

19

Sep

Working Women

It’s true!  Studies have shown that there are, in fact, not enough hours in the day!  That doesn’t mean, however, you have to stress about looking fabulous all day, every day.  We at Nissa are giving some tips to all you hard working ladies out there who love to accessorize, but don’t know how to take your office look to your nighttime look.  Here are three ideas we came up with to help you go-getters out.

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This first look is inspired for those who are going out for dinner, a movie, or maybe even both!  The Roxy necklace is a great piece to add some flare to your simple clothes, and the Star Stud earrings will leave those at the office (or maybe your hot date after work) starstruck.

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Fall is coming, and here we take working girl from the office to the study guru in the classroom.  We’ve paired the Wave Triple Cuff with our Raya Pendant Necklace in blue, cognac, and white to add some simple elegance to your autumn collection.  These pieces are great because they go with just about anything!

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Last, but certainly not least, we have a look that’ll make you truly stand out… in the office or on the town.  Cobalt and black look great with these gold pieces—the Mesh Link Collar Necklace and the Cobblestone Triple Earring (as seen on Katherine Heigl!). Every girl likes to dress up now and then, and with Nissa Jewelry you can do just that!

Good luck ladies! And don’t forget to treat yourself :)

17

Sep

How-Tuesday: Arm Parties

Ain’t no party like a Nissa Jewelry Arm Party! If you have no idea where to begin, we have the key pieces for you! All you need are these five simple steps and your wrist to RSVP: 

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25

Jan

Presley Pastels

Are you anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring?  Desperately dreaming of warmer winds and flowers that color the grass with pinks, purples and yellows?  Us too.  Here at the studio, we’re stepping into spring a bit early with our new Presley collection.  These new pieces blend pearlized leather and tassel accents, with pastel hues to create a fantastic look for this upcoming season.

Choose from tassel earrings, a leather wrapped bracelet or a long pendant necklace to complete your look with a pop of pastel:image

And don’t worry—these styles, along with the Roxy, Sydne and Delano Collections that we introduced these past few weeks, are all available on our website.  Shop happy :) 

17

Jan

Dress up in Delano


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Here’s another peek into one of the latest collections Nissa Jewelry is debuting for the spring—take a look at our new Delano designs:

 

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While our new neon styles provide a bold pop of color, the Delano Collection uses pastels, with a touch of glitz, to get everyone in the mood for spring.  This new collection is a twist on our popular Art Deco styles, revealing a new set of hues for this season.

 

11

Jan

Introducing our bright new collection!

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The word ‘excited’ does not even begin to describe our emotions towards the newest Nissa designs! Featuring some of the most brilliant baubles in the history of our brand, we are incredibly pleased to present our versatile and eye-catching collections of neon jewels.  

There seems to be a common misconception on the fashion front- that it is a tedious task to add color to one’s ensemble during the cold weather months. Our new neon collections aim to prove this preconception wrong while encouraging style-conscious consumers to brighten their day, the Nissa Jewelry way;)

Our neon jewels are separated into two styles- Sydne and Roxy. We invite you to explore the new designs while learning the simple steps to incorporating color into your cold-weather ensembles… 

Spruce up an otherwise ordinary arm party by incorporating a bold new bracelet from our Sydne style….
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And ensure that all eyes are on you with one of our easily adaptable neon necklaces from in our Roxy style: 
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Both styles will give any outfit that unexpected pop of color that we’re sure everybody is looking for during these winter months.

11

Dec

Wonderfully Winter-inspired styleboards

Raise your hand if you’re not hating dawning your fuzzy socks every day and having an excuse to have a hot chocolate after dinner… same response over here at the studio- no hands! The cold weather has finally greeted us and we’re loving our circle scarves more than anything at the moment. Our next favorite thing you ask? Easy- holiday parties! Come December, we’re ready to get decked out in our Winter best and toast to yet another amazing year saying so long. There’s no better way to celebrate than with fantastic friends, fun food and of course the latest and greatest fashion finds. We hope one of our styles encourages you to ‘get in the spirit’ and we wish each of you the happiest of holiday seasons! 

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15

Nov

Season-proof Styling

Do you ever have those days where you walk into your closest- with the intention of putting together an awesome ensemble- yet find yourself simply staring at your sweaters and shirts? If you’re anything like us, the infamous ‘I have nothing to wear’ statement emerges and instead of smiling at your plethora of potential outfits you struggle to put together even one stylish solution. Well, we are here to prove that transitioning your Summer-staples into the new (and slightly colder) season isn’t as arduous as it sometimes appears to be.

Our trick? Investing in a few versatile, ‘never-go-out-of-style’ pieces. By keeping your eyes peeled for classic items with a unique twistyou can slowly build a broad array of equally wearable and interesting options. Take the go-to skinny jean for example. By buying a colored pair- rather than the normal denim blue- you exponentially expand your outfit choices and your collection of compliments;) Emma from our Marketing team swears by her forest green jeans- a color that is just as fun in the Summer as it is in the Fall…

  • Outfit one- By styling the skinny jeans with knee-high leather boots (another wardrobe staple) and a chunky sweater, the pants flawlessly become a part of a fabulous fall look.
  • Outfit two- If you’re looking for a warm weekday look, throw on a simple tee and a pair of comfortable flats! 
  • Outfit three-  When you have to worry about the weather, skinny jeans are a no-brainer. The green denim adds a unique touch to the otherwise ‘regular’ rainy day outfit. 
  • Outfit four- We can’t get enough of fur this Fall! The versatile circle scarf effortlessly compliments Emma’s favorite leather jacket while still allowing the colored pants to speak for themselves!

While it’s ever-important to perpetually grow your apparel inventory, the outfits above prove that accessories can also add an interesting appeal to an everyday ensemble! Above, Emma sports her favorite Nissa bauble, the Franklin Cuff,  with each of her four looks. Just as the green skinny jeans fit into each style, the vintage-inspired bracelet from our Liberty Collection will forever be in fashion.  


By acquiring classic pieces that feature unique points of differentiation- your daily ‘dressing decision’ will easily become one of your favorite parts of the day, behind dessert of course;) Still find yourself puzzled regarding how to transform your Summer staple into a Fall fashion? Head over to our Facebook page and post a picture of your ‘problem’ piece- we’ll do our best to relieve your headache:)

06

Nov

Hey, its Election Day!


If it’s not apparent from the plethora of political ads you have probably seen this morning (I swear I saw six alone in my thirty-minute news watching endeavor) or the abundance of “I voted” stickers acting as accessories to commuters’ outerwear today- it’s finally Election Day! The day of patriotic toast for breakfast, shoes sporting elephants and donkeys and most importantly, the day we pick our next President! 

Unbiased sites like ‘Vote Smart' allow visitors to choose the issues most important to them and ultimately understand which politician's platform most closely aligns with their attitudes. Check it out by clicking the image below- we actually learned a thing or two by perusing the various 'points'. 



Also, as always, Google is paving the path for obtaining information conveniently while displaying one of their ever-creative banners:) Click the image below to find out where you are registered to vote today! 

What party are we voting for you ask? Well, our strategic answer to that question is.. the Arm Party;) That’s right, not only are we proudly dawning our “I voted” stickers but also are subtly promoting our American pride with arms full of red, white and blue! 

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about you if an arm full of bright bracelets and bangles isn’t your thing! Our “Liberty Collection" most definitely has a patriotic piece that will perfectly align with your personal style:)

Here at the studio, we’ve tried to keep the political talk to a minimum but all are in agreement that this is a monumental day in our country’s history. So get out there and make yourself heard today. After all, every vote counts!  

 

24

Oct

Goin’ Boho in Bisous


While we have been in the business of creating hand-crafted and contemporary jewelry for almost five years now, our heart still finds itself beating a little faster each time we spot one of our vintage-inspired gems in a magazine spread. Our eyes begin to smile as we reach for our iPhones to snap pictures of the beautifully adorned models. We are uncertain if the overwhelming feeling of pride- knowing that all of our ‘sweat and tears’ (for lack of a better fitting or more truthful phrase) have paved the way for us to pursue our passion in the fashion industry- will ever dissipate- yet one thing is for sure, our mother probably now has more pictures of our jewelry then of us as babies:)

I think the underlying understanding of knowing you have to work for what you want is what keeps the Nissa team always going back to peruse portions of Bisous during our lunch breaks. Bisous is a digital fashion magazine that is published online quarterly,  ”offering new and exciting trends for the cool kids in all of us”. It was created out of the realization that there was a medium missing in the summarizing of new styles and the season’s most superb fashion offerings. So, instead of letting the great idea of an inventive new platform simply simmer, the creative geniuses behind Bisous made the appropriate moves to allow their dream to become reality- just like Nissa did five years ago. 

We are truly honored to have a collection of our post popular pieces featured in the magazine’s Fall edition and could not be more pleased with the styling of our jewelry. But seriously.. it’s a great moment when the entire studio agrees that each picture in a spread spotlights our products perfectly. Bisous took our our baubles to a new level of lovely with their boho-inspired editorial and in all honestly, the term ‘happiness’ doesn’t even begin to describe half of what we feel towards the exceptional photos. We hope that images below ignite a similar sense of exhilaration in you- or if nothing else- give you some fabulous fall ensemble ideas!  

If you ever find yourself begging for brief moment of ‘peace’ from the hectic work week, we encourage you to browse Bisous’ blog! It’s bookmarked status on our toolbar sheds light into our love of the creative insight it provides and we promise it will bring an equal amount of ‘brilliance’ to your day:)

18

Oct

Brilliant Boo-Tique Baubles

There are just thirteen days until Halloween and even though the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, we are still dedicated to doin’ it right. What does this involve you ask? Well, for the employees of a jewelry company, somewhere in the description most definitely mentions dawning hauntingly awesome accessories…


Each and every bauble from our Boo-Tique was designed and created in order to compliment your holiday ensembles spookily well!  Let’s be honest, no woman can deny a little extra eye candy so why not treat yourself with to an equally boo-tiful and bewitching Nissa gem? 

Although we never need a reason to stack on our colorful skull bracelets, the newly arrived autumn-take on the accessory gives us extra incentive to pile them on! Featuring fresh materials and embellished skeleton heads, the Skull Chains Bracelet is already one of the collection’s best sellers. It’s scary to think how frighteningly fashion-forward you’ll appear with your Halloween-inspired arm party!


There is absolutely no way you can look anything but wicked good when wearing a handmade holiday piece from our Boo-Tique so why not take a much deserved break on this bright Thursday morning and browse our newest collection! 

10

Oct

DIY: Pumpkin Jewelry Holder

The pumpkin- it is most definitely a quintessential autumn home accessory but in our opinion it has long been due for a little ‘sprucing up’. Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to revamp the image and the use of the orange circular object. Upon first glance, there appears to be a limited amount of paths to pursue in mission: ‘make the pumpkin modern’ yet, we hope that this DIY proves to you that a little glitter, glue and paint can go an extremely long way- especially when storing your favorite baubles! Speaking of those crafty little items, here’s what you’ll need…

Glitter Pumpkins 

  • Pumpkin
  • Newspaper
  • Spray Adhesive Glue 
  • Assortment of Glitter Colors
  • Spoon (if glitter does not allow for shaking on)
  • Sheet of paper (to act as funnel)

…to take it up a notch

  • Assortment of Paint/Paint Pens
  • Paintbrushes

Here we go! 

First, gather your goodies..

Then it’s truly as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

  1. Cover your pumpkin with the spray adhesive and lay it on your ‘funnel’ paper.
  2. Shake on glitter- covering the entire pumpkin or use spoon to apply- use paper to collect excess glitter and re-cycle the sparkles. 
  3. Ensure pumpkin is ‘glittered’ to your liking. Respray and apply glitter to fix any spots where it does not appear enough used.
  4. Pat yourself on the back and admire your new creation! 

Mix it up a little…

Try experimenting with different shapes/sizes of pumpkins and get creative with your paint and paint pens! 

…then bring out the jewelry!


Who knew there were an endless amount of avenues to peruse in the pretty-fying of pumpkins? Probably a lot more than those who thought to use the autumn item to store their favorite jewelry:)

10

Aug

Lookbook Launch: Pretty in Pastels

Is it just us or is there something particularly calming about the pastel color palette? We love mixing and matching the pale hues to turn an average outfit into an eye-pleasing ensemble. Take a moment out of the stresses of your day to scroll through our 'Pretty in Pastels' lookbook- we promise it will leave you smiling:)

03

Aug

DIY- Friendship Bracelets!

Yesterday when we were perusing Pinterest we came across the a quote that was particularly meaningful- “wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world”. It took us back as we began reminiscing about the good ‘ole days with our greatest of girl friends- where the heck would we be without them? Theres something to be said about a person that you know you can call up at any moment of the day and know they will hear you out- whether you need to vent, need reassurance, or simply just want to smile.

In our bustling and busy lives it is very easy to take these types of friendships for granted and we want to change this habitual behavior! Thus, in honor of ‘National Friendship Day’ (this Sunday), we have created a tutorial for bright and bold best friend bracelets. In your down time this weekend, why not create one for your best gal pal and surprise her with it over Sunday brunch? We promise the DIY is painless and will undoubtedly produce a prize-winning present:) Enjoy! 

Steps:

1. Take two large friendship bracelets and glue/ sew back one side of each bracelet

2. Attach a jump ring to each of those sides

3. Attach a chain to connect both

4. Add a two other jump rings to the other ends of the friendship bracelets and add  a  clasp to one of them

A Nissa-styled friendship bracelet!

 

Steps: 

1. Take three friendship bracelets and braid them into one big braid

2. Glue the ends to the back of the braid so they are no longer seen

3. Clip on two jump rings at each end of the braid

4. Attach a small chain to one of the jump rings and a clasp to the other

You have your very own friendship bracelet!

 If you find yourself thrown into ‘friendship fever’ head on over to our "Forever Friends" Pinterest board for some more smile-producing products and pictures:)

Nissa Jewelry here to make your Friday a little more fabulous:) We’ve teamed up with Refinery29.com to get you, our fashion-forward followers, discounts to use in our online store! The coupons are applicable to each and every Nissa piece so why not indulge in that pair of earrings you’ve been eyeing all Summer;) Check out the deal here