Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rocks Steady

Lei ChicI’m sorry, what was that?

I may be hard of earring but it seems your delicate accessories are a bit quiet. Those barely-there baubles are hardly ringing endorsements of your status as a style setter. And that oh-so-simple neckpiece – well no one can read your choker face.

Pump it up a notch with adornments that speak volumes (without drowning out the rest of your outfit).

Caroline Hay started making jewelry in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. But it was a move to Maui then Oahu that inspired the colorful, nature-inspired TOR (short for “the ocean rises”) Jewelry collection.

Lei Chic Make a statement with vibrant seed beads intricately woven on gold-filled wire, striking arrowhead pendants, raw quartz and citrine trimmed in gold, sleek buffalo horn eagles, wire-wrapped sharks' teeth on hand-shaped hoops, and gemstones dangling from adorable turquoise birds. Then wrist and shout with piles of tumbled gemstones on gold-filled chain bracelets.

Hay can alter many pieces to fit. Most are priced around fifty dollars.

Now that's how to let your fashions speak louder than words.



TOR Jewelry is now available at Basique Threads in Ward Warehouse, Genius Outfitters at 356 Lewers St. in Waikiki, on TOR Jewelry's website and Hay's etsy shop.

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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