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Southern Socialite inspirations with the Real Housewives of Dallas

The Real Housewives of Dallas return tonight and I cannot wait! Mostly I want to see what craziness LeeAnne Locken gets up to. For a long time I have wanted to bring my wares to the Lone Star state in a big way. I have been featured in and around the Dallas area at boutiques and many of my online sales come from that region.  It might be that I love the statement necklace and the women there have absolutely no fear of making bold choices with their accessories. 

In honor of tonight’s premiere and my popularity in the area I have paired one of my currently in stock statment pieces with each of the 6 women with featured roles on RHOD this year. 

My favourite RHOD is Stephanie Hollman because she is hilarious, really sweet, and has a style that I love. I paired her with one of my more delicate statement pieces, the “Nautical Coco” filled with tanzanite, fresh water pearls, and aquamarine. Get Nautical Coco. 

I also really like Cary Deuber and her look. She borders on having a rock n’ roll edge to her style at times and I think she would look great in this draping gothic cross piece. Get Rock N’ Roll Heart here.

Brandi Redmond gives me laughs as well and I really love her friendship with Stephanie. I hope they remain close this year even with all the drama and screaming around them. I paired Brandi with my classic eagle bib statement necklace because she SEEMS the most Texas to me. I MEAN former Cowboy cheerleader and all that attitude. Love it. Get the Eagle bib here

LeeAnne Locken gets the most screen time I think. She gets moved to rage quite often and tends to act out when she feels she is being judged or not heard. I have dealt with this myself, but had the good fortune of not being filmed while going through that difficult growth. In any case, her brand of crazy is the real reason many people watch the Real Housewives so I’m not sure what the show would be without her. And it’s not like she’s anywhere near as evil as Phaedra. Rest in peace girl. I paired LeeAnne with the Vampire Killer. I have been making these bold cross and miraculous medallion charm necklaces for many years and I think LeeAnne has the bold style and Christian pride to pull it off in the best way. Get the Vampire Killer here. 

I saw newcomer Kameron Westcott wearing teal and black in a few style shots floating around online and felt this Sky Blue and Black bib charm necklace would work great for her. I’m excited to see what she’s all about. You can get yours here.

I feel for the other newcomer D’Andra Simmons already as she is friends with both LeeAnne AND Cary and is sure to be in the middle of some nastiness as the outspoken women get their rage on. I paired her with some divine light in the form of my holographic crystal bib. Get yours here.

Have fun watching tonight and give Zachary Pryor’s jewels a look during the commercial break! 


In preparation for my trip to Japan…

This Monday (right now) and Tuesday  – huge sale in my jewelry shop. Go grab yourself some pretty – guilt free with 40% off. Just use the code FLABBERGASTED to get the discount in my shop


Custom Pet portraits and portrait earrings: dogs, cats and birds, Oh My! 

A big part of my success with being a working artist is my custom pet portrait work. Not only do I enjoy painting dogs, cats and birds, but while I am working on them I feel an instant bond or connection with the person the pieces are for. To be honest, this is one of the biggest motivators in doing what I do – that human connection. Check out the listing to get your own pet portrait here. They come with 3 size options and are reasonably priced! No pet is denied, I will paint any species, but dogs and cats are the most popular of course. 

Custom Pet portrait work from the past couple years…

  • I also love to hand-paint dog and cat breeds on tiny charm earrings. I paint the earrings on dense board with a light protective coating and your choice of hardware finishes. (Copper, bronze, surgical steel or gold plated) The earrings retail for $38 and are quite lightweight. Generally the earrings measure 2 inches from top to bottom, but can be made to order and as such, can be larger or smaller. The cat earrings can be found here and the doggies are here
  • Assorted popular dog breed hand-painted charm earrings

  • Feel free to reach out with any requests or questions! 
  • Assorted popular cat breed earrings