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Sylca Jewelry is for Everyone

Sylca is for everyone

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!

Sylca is for short people too

XOXO

Sylvia & Camila

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How To Wear Pantone’s Color Of The Year With These Necklaces

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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!
Rose quartz circle pendant
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.”
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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!
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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!
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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.
Layerin Necklaces

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!

XOXO
Sylvia & Camila
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Feel light and carefree while wearing a statement necklaces

Hey There!

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

XOXO

Sylvia & Camila

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Sylca Fashion Tip: The Right Top for Mid-length and Long Statement Necklaces

Hey there!

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!

XOXO

Sylvia and Camila

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Sylca Fashion Tip: 3 Ways to Wear One Necklace and Look Absolutely Different

Hey there!

This week we collaborated with Janeane from Designing from My Closet. She reached out to us via instagram to see if we would be willing to collaborate and we took one peek at her page and wow this girl really knows how to rock it!! So without hesitation we said yes. Plus she already owned a Sylca piece and styled it sooo fabulously that we just couldn’t resist. We went ahead and sent her this beautiful wooden necklace for her to style, and she came back with such a flattering post about us 🙂 Read her original post here

In today’s story we wanted to highlight how Janeane styled 1 necklace 3 different ways. As she said in her post “it was incredibly easy to style with so many items in my closet.”

Outfit #1:

Many wouldn’t think to pair our statement necklaces with a printed top as it may “get lost.” Well we have some news for you… It can definitely be done! Look how awesome these two pieces look together and as she says “Even with the patterned top, this necklace is still the star of the show.”

Sylca Designs: Eco-Chic Handcrafted Jewelry | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

Sylca Designs: Eco-Chic Handcrafted Jewelry | Designing From My Closet | Plus & Inbetweenie Fashion Blog

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How It’s Made – Behind the Design at Sylca Design

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… 

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The Age Old Question “What The Heck Am I Wearing?”

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a fabulous week and you are as ready as us for the weekend. We have a birthday party tonight for my mom’s friend and I will be having a little bbq Saturday (let’s keep our fingers crossed for some good weather). Anyway enough about the weekend, we do have to get through the next couple hours of work.

This weeks outfit definitely took me out of my comfort zone! Have you ever thought wow that looks great on my friend, and wished you could pull something like that off? I’m sure this happens to almost all of us. I love printed pants, but always thought will they look like Pajamas if I wear them? A few months ago my friend gave me this pair of pants. She never wore them because she felt like she could not pull them off, but thought I could. Well lets just say I sat on them since May because I also thought I couldn’t rock them. BUT today I am feeling a little fierce and said to my self “HECK lets just do it” and can I say WOW I am in love. Can I get these in all the colors/prints possible?? They are soooo comfy, unique and easy to wear! You will definitely be seeing me in these more often.

Challenge yourself this weekend to something you wouldn’t usually wear! You might just surprise yourself.

How to wear printed pants

 

handcrafted statement necklace

 

unique printed pants

 

XOXO

Camila

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The History of the Statement Necklace

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend 🙂

Have you ever had this happen to you? – You’re all dressed up on your way out but when you stop to look into the mirror you realize that there is something missing… Perhaps a that statement piece of jewelry. Whether you’re going on a date, dressing to impress, or going out with the girls you can ALWAYS use statement jewelry to transform your wardrobe. Here at Sylca we believe statement jewelry is wearable art, a conversation starter, and a show stopper.

We wanted to tell all our fans about the history of statement jewelry, and why we love it so much.

We already know how innovative the Egyptians were, and their fashion sense was definitely no different. From chunky necklaces to dangle earrings and bold statement rings, these were all part of an Egyptian jewelry box. Romans, followers and competitors of Egyptians were also sporting statement jewelry. The history of statement jewelry continued to evolve through time with the Victorian era and followed by Coco Chanel who brought to light the idea of costume jewelry. Her use of colored glass and crystals instead of gemstones made statement jewelry affordable to the everyday woman (and the savvy fashionista is born)

Today, statement jewelry is even more intricate, and it includes elements from all throughout history. From elaborated designs of the Victorian era to the bright colors of 60s, today’s jewelry has an amazing balance of all.

sylca designs handcrafted gold link necklace

 

History of statement jewelry. Handcrafted long necklace

XOXO
Sylvia and Camila
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How To Do The Transition From Summer To Fall

Hi There

Handcrafted beaded necklace in orange

Printed pants, Black top and handcrafted beaded necklace in orange

Printed pants handcrafted bracelet

white handcrafted ring and bracelet

 

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.

XOXO

Sylvia

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What’s Our Fall 2015 Favorite Color?

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 .
Blue maxi skit with blue handcrafted necklace
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.
Blue and black handcrafted necklace with a blue jumpsuit
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.
Blue pendant necklace and blue jeans

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!

XOXO
Sylvia & Camila