Camila and I know what it’s like to be the shortest person in the room. Sometimes, being one too many centimeters shorter than your friends can really blow your confidence. All of this pressure can leave you with low self-esteem and self-confidence. That’s why we designed Sylca for everyone—every height, every size and every age and stage of life. Remember, there are tons of short and beautiful people in the world. Wear a bold statement necklace from Sylca and watch your self confidence soar!
Sylvia & Camila
Summer’s coming 🙂 There’s nothing more exciting than setting your sights on a road trip with the girls or a grand adventure with the family. But, when you hit the road, who wants a bag to weigh you down?
With an average weight of a few ounces, Sylca Designs jewelry is the only kind you’ll want to pack when traveling! Especially today, with everyone trying to avoid airline fees for checked luggage, traveling light is the only way.
Our recommendation? Tuck three statement necklaces in between your cotton shirts, a few pairs of earrings and statement rings in a nylon zipped pouch, and you’re on your way. Pack even less clothing than usual, because with a statement necklace, you’ll be able to transform one black dress into three different looks.
Watch out world! You are going places.
Sylvia & Camila
2016’s Color of the Year is: Rose Quartz AND Serenity!
Pantone rocked the design world in December when it announced there would be not one but two shades for its 2016 “Color of the Year.” The two colors are Rose Quartz, a girly, pastel pink, and Serenity, a soft blue. These colors will reign supreme this year on catwalks, in floral arrangements, throughout marketing materials, and yes, in jewelry!
According to Pantone’s website
, the annual Color of the Year is meant to serve as a symbol and express a shared worldwide mood and attitude. Color experts from around the world chose Rose Quartz and Serenity because of the compassionate, calming properties they both possess. Pantone’s site states that Rose Quartz is warm and embracing, while Serenity is cool and tranquil, and that, together, the two reflect “connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”
On that note, while we can only guess at how consumer-oriented industries will introduce Rose Quartz and Serenity into their everyday vernacular, we are excited to announce several trend-friendly pieces that you’ll love wearing this year and for years to come!
Pantone suggests pairing Rose Quartz and Serenity for a dose of calm and relaxation. We love this idea and are already looking forward to seeing the ways our customers create striking outfits using both shades, but don’t feel like both colors have to be worn together. We recommend you have fun playing with the colors on their own and see what works best for you!
We have good news for ladies looking to keep their jewelry collections on trend throughout 2016: Our latest collection features several handcrafted statement necklaces with color trends in mind – especially Rose Quartz!
Sylvia is wearing one of our new circle pendant statement necklaces that is offered in multiple colorways, but we absolutely adore the feminine yet confident look of this pink version! The cord is adjustable, so it’s easy to play with different lengths for any and every outfit. It’s lightweight, making it an easy choice to wear alone or with additional necklaces as a simple “pop” of pink. One of our favorite features is that the circle pendant can also be worn as a bangle – talk about versatile! The circle pendant necklace is available for order here.
Camila and Sylvia are wearing four necklaces in total, which goes to show how flawless layering can look if done right! We especially love the geometric touches on both our Pink Cube Necklace and Pink and Gold Necklace. Beautiful on their own, both of these necklaces can be worn as a single strand with other necklaces for a unique look or doubled for an easy splash of color. If you’re a little more daring, you can stay on trend by wearing either of these beautiful handcrafted statement necklaces over a pale blue shirt. (Read our blog about how to wear statement necklaces with any neckline for tips!)
According to Pantone, 2016’s Color of the Year evokes a “sense of composure” and bring “feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” Whether or not you feel more serene and compassionate wearing these colors, we know you’ll feel beautiful!
Sylvia & Camila
Some women steer clear of statement jewelry because of the heavy weight; but this is a misperception when it comes to Sylca. Our Statement Necklaces are daring and bold in size, with dazzling architectural shapes, yet they never feel heavy or bulky. In fact, Sylca statement necklaces are so lightweight, you might forget that you are wearing one!
The secret? Each and every Sylca necklace is made from the most sustainable, lightweight natural (sometimes recycled) materials such as wood, shell, resin and horn. Our materials are sourced from the Philippines, where Filipino women—many of them stay-at-home mothers in need of extra income—hand make each piece.
A Sylca Statement necklace is versatile, travels easily and helps you feel beautiful and confident, no matter your age or size. My mother and I choose materials with your lifestyle in mind; and we envision our customers feeling lighter, moving through the world with ease and grace. Send us a photo of you or a friend, feeling light and carefree in a Sylca statement necklace or tag us on facebook and instagram with the #mysylcastory
Sylvia & Camila
Today we are talking about the right top for mid-length and long statement necklaces. How to best wear these beauties.
Mid-length necklaces are extremely versatile and best complement V-necks, square necks, halter tops, and off-the-shoulder shirts. Necklaces featuring slight or dramatic angles are great for V-necks and square-necked shirts. Try this White and Grey Statement Necklace with a teal shirt for a fun look or a white top of a minimalist look!
Long statement necklaces pair well with turtlenecks and other high-necked shirts as well as boat necks. This Cream Handcrafted Link Necklace is a neutral but textured piece that would look great with any color turtleneck or high-necked shirt. Finally, a boat neck’s elongated neckline is nicely offset with the circular beads – such as the ones featured in this Handmade Multi-Strand Orange Necklace.
So go right ahead and take an inventory of your wardrobe and determine which necklines make up the majority of your most-worn shirts. Using the suggestions in the past couple blog posts, invest in a statement necklace best suited for your current wardrobe and see how many new looks you can create. Remember statement jewelry doesn’t need to be intimidating!
Sylvia and Camila
How It’s Made: Behind the Design at Sylca Design
How we started…
THE LOVE OF GREAT DESIGN has always been a part of our Sylca story and our inspiration to create can truly be drawn from anywhere. This journey to design began when Sylvia and her husband owned a small construction supply company in Colombia. With the aspiration to help create a feeling of comfort with luxury — blending the practical with the desirable — Sylvia drew on her creativity to help home builders design and decorate living spaces that evoked emotion within their model homes. After moving to the United States, her love for fashion and accessories took over as she began the next step of the journey working for a variety of designers styling consumers, and selling to boutiques locally. Her keen eye for trends, great color, and unique design blossomed the idea to create her own line of jewelry.
Where we are now…
Continue reading How It’s Made – Behind the Design at Sylca Design
Today is a bit of a sad day because it is our LAST outfit inspiration of the year that will have a summer outfit. So here it goes, bye bye summer….. Do we really have to part ways already???
On a positive note, we do have Labor day weekend coming up so we need to focus on all the fun we will have while we say goodbye. What are you guys doing this Labor Day weekend? We have family coming into town to visit! Our niece/granddaughter will be here so we couldn’t be happier 🙂 🙂 She is now 6 months old, can you believe it- time really does fly.
Today’s outfit is simple yet so comfortable and stylish. This flowy pink dress is so versatile and easy to wear that it ended up being one of my most popular dresses, and probably the most practical one to style — especially during those HOT summer days. I can dress it up with a fancier statement necklace and some heals or make it casual with flip flops and an easy-going summery necklace.
Hope you guys like today’s outfit!
Sylvia & Camila
We are soo happy for fall fashion! it is our favorite season, but it is difficult to figure out what to wear when the weather outside is still so HOT and Humid. Today we finally have a “colder” day and decided to bring out some of our fall fashion items!
Here I put a black flowy top from one of my favorite designers Stella Carakasi. They do this style in a few different colors, but I bought it in black because I think it is a great canvas for our artsy handcrafted necklaces. This top is so easy and comfortable, not to mention versatile. I can wear it over jeans, printed pants, or a skirt, and accent it with a fabulous statement necklace.
I paired this black top with a pair of wide printed pants. These pants are great because they can be worn over many seasons. In spring/summer I will wear these with a lighter fabric top and in fall/winter I will use a sweater or long sleeve shirt. Oh and don’t forget your hands! Always add a handcrafted ring and/or bracelet to make sure your outfit comes together nicely.
We would love to see your outfits that include some Sylca handcrafted jewelry! Tag us on Instagram or email us your pictures.
What’s our Fall 2015 favorite color? The blue hues were very much in during the fall/winter 2015-2016 runway shows, and by sure our favorite color for this season. It is a cool color offering intrigue and chic sophistication to this seasons major trends. We have hand picked some of our favorite articles of clothing and handcrafted jewelry in this beautiful color for your viewing pleasure .
This blue maxi skirt is from anthropologie.
Pair it with a tan top and tan boots as in the picture and accessorize with our handcrafted statement necklace
to create that WOW look you are going for this fall.
Moving into a lighter hue of blue, this jumpsuit from French Connection
is perfect for the fall. Just add a black cardy and you are all set for those colder days. Can be dressed up with heals or worn more casual with booties. But never forget to accessorize this plain jumpsuit to turn up the volume on this outfit. This black and blue adjustable necklace
is a must have for the season. To complete the outfit you can add a pair of blue earrings
and a statement ring.
Sticking to the blue theme, but for a more casual look, wear a pair of jeans with a white tee. Add a handcrafted pendant necklace with some stud earrings and you will be the talk of the town on your next brunch date with the girls.
Happy Tuesday to all our beautiful Sylca Fans and remember be confident wear statement jewelry!
Sylvia & Camila
Have you ever thought “I’m too short” or “I’m too old” or “it looks great on her, but I could never pull it off” Well we have a little secret to tell you… You are just the right height, and just the right age ohhhh and let’s definitely not forget that it will look just as AMAZING on you as it does on the person next to you! It is all about trying it out and finding the perfect piece for you. With that being said we have made a little guide on how to find the perfect statement accessory for you.
Tip #1 — The rules were made to be broken.
As Pharrell puts it “Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment and where you’re going. It doesn’t have to be loud, just has to be you” So even though we will give you some guidelines to follow, know that these tips are just suggestions and it really boils down to what makes you feel uniquely YOU. Don’t be afraid to break the rules and make a statement.
Tip #2 — Accessorize according to your outfit
If you have a busy patterned top then keep your neckline simple. This is your chance to wear statement earrings or/and a statement bracelet and skip the necklace. But on the other hand if you have a more simple and plain outfit then make sure to sass it up with your jewelry. Wear a BOLD statement necklace with solid tops to give it that WOW factor. Here at Sylca since we are on the shorter side we tend to skip the earrings or wear studs with a bold necklace, but this doesn’t mean you can’t pair a large necklace with large earrings. Just be conscious that you are not overdoing it when pairing them together.
Tip #3 — Don’t be afraid to wear color
As you all know we LOVE color in our jewelry. It is a great way for us to bring our South American life style into play. Be spontaneous and wear color you will be amazed how a small pop of color can transform your outfit.
Tip #4 — Keep it light
YES we said it! Statement jewelry must be lightweight, but be very careful when buying it. Don’t let something that is suppose to be fun and exciting end up being a pain in the neck (literally) When wearing a statement piece that is heavy you will end up having to take it off in the middle of your event because it is hurting your ear, neck, arm etc. and just like that your outfit went from fab to blah in a split second. So keep it light.
Sylvia & Camila