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Designer Spotlight: Flor de liz Guior

You guys know by now how much I love discovering what talent is around in Las Vegas, especially when that talent has a vibe that is perfect for a collaboration on a photoshoot project!

Meet Flor de Liz Guior, recent fashion school graduate and the mastermind who created  the wardrobe for the fall 2018 photoshoot *Collection launching 9.15.18.
In anticipation of the launch party, I wanted to share a bit on her story with you.

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The Next Generation

The above graphic contains advice sent to me from a wise-beyond-their-years 5th-grade class. I was recently lucky enough to connect with them through my sister and heard they were studying the topic of Beauty. When I was in 5th grade, it was the age of the supermodel (yes, I am that old, lol). Not having a chance of looking like Cindy Crawford or Claudia Schiffer in my lifetime, I really didn’t understand that I still could be beautiful.

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A Guide to Gifting Crystals

At this time of year, we are all looking for the perfect gift for those we love. In my mind, often there is no better option than to gift a well thought out crystal. For centuries, crystals have held a special place in many cultures, and even those who don’t believe in the concept of healing crystals will appreciate them for their unique beauty and still benefit from their energies.

There are many different ways to gift crystals,

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Let Your Jewelry Come to Life…

Talking about my Holiday collection with my friends and family this year has been so exciting, I am excited to share it with all of you. The last collection of each year is always fun and over the top, what better time to create big and sparkly showpieces than Holiday? This year is no exception. But, instead of introducing you to the line through photos of the jewelry (which are coming, don’t worry, Jamie Y Photography did an amazing job on Sunday’s shoot),

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Announcing a New Studio and Shop

Starting in February, Desert Daisy Jewelry will be available at the Work/Shop owned by Sister House Collective. Located at 208 South Maryland Parkway, off the corner of Maryland and Carson, the Work/Shop is open Mon-Sat from 11 am to 7 pm, and on Sunday from 12-5. If you guys aren’t familiar with Ashley of Sister House Collective, you should definitely stop by and check her out. She has made it her mission to carefully curate handcrafted goods with a social mission.

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Custom Designs

As we near the Holiday season, I thought I would share with you my favorite part to my job. Creating one of a kind pieces that are made from customer’s own stones. Custom orders are always more challenging for many reasons; each one requires a meeting with the client to decide basic design specifications, then extra precautionary measures to protect their item they are asking me to work with, and a whisper of hope that they will be happy with my final designs.

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What goes into building a jewelry collection

I recently launched my holiday collection (every day more and more items are up and listed in the shop), and I wanted to share a little of what went into creating this collection. If you regularly keep up with my blog, by now you have seen the posts about the photoshoot and the launch party, but today is more about delving into the inspiration and design process that went into this Holiday season.

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Decoding my recent obsession with triangles

If you have been following my most recent designs, you may have noticed how prevalent triangles in all forms have become in my work. While I initially just wrote it off as just a design element that I was being drawn to, a recent comment from a client got me thinking about why I am so compelled to use the triangle. 

As I started looking into various meanings behind this symbol, I am not surprised at all that it has been tugging away at a part of my brain for awhile.

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How to style with Hair Sticks…

I love hairsticks. I spent my teen years styling my hair up with pencils and pens, and so a crystal hairstick is just my grown up version. But for those of you who aren’t used to styling your hair up with these magical wands, this post is for you. I recently partnered with some of my very talented hair stylist friends to bring you some ideas for how to make your locks look lovely with Desert Daisy crystal hairsticks.

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Desert Hunting

Every year we take a road trip for me to source for my jewelry. Those of you who know me, know I love hand selecting every stone I use; so much raw beauty exists in rocks and crystals, and I look for minerals that speak to me in different ways. It is so hard to do that most of the year, and my husband and I travel far and wide to make sure we stay true to the design aesthetic of Desert Daisy.

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West Elm and the power of networking…

This weekend was my first Holiday pop up shop and I’m thrilled by how many new and old friends came out to support me. I have to give a huge thank you to my husband Dave and my good friend Jen who were there with me for the day. The photographs here are all courtesy of Jen (affectionately dubbed paparazzi this weekend), and the gorgeous natural light streaming through West Elm’s windows.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with West Elm,

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Vegas Nights

This past Saturday I had a great opportunity to be part of the Chopper Con event at Backstage Bar and Billiards, hosted by Douche LaRouche and celebrating their 10 years. While this may not seem like the place an aspiring jewelry designer would be found, I was happy to be there. I have had incredible support in the local bike and tattoo scene here in Vegas. I love seeing my work styled in such a raw and rad way.

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Out Of My Comfort Zone

By now, I have launched my new Fall collection which focuses heavily on copper and leather. I love the juxtaposition of the delicate crystals with the tough leather. At first, I was nervous about creating a cohesive set of jewels, so far I have been making when inspiration hits and not thinking about full lines. But this design just flowed from me, I felt I could see the end result and was so thrilled with being able to put it together.

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Meet Emma

Emma Kelly Desert Daisy Jewelry

Owner and Designer of Desert Daisy Jewelry. Crystal enthusiast. Wanderer. Gypsy soul.

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