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
On the Fringe
Looking for a way to add some playfulness to your spring wardrobe? Designers have embraced fringe with a fresh new perspective. It’s not just for Western looks anymore.
In suede and leather, fringe looks particularly modern and can be mixed with your everyday separates for an instant splash. For evening, touches of fringe in dressier silks look especially chic. Fringed hems on dresses and skirts are flattering, creating movement and glimpses of skin.
If living on the fringe seems too adventurous, no worries! You can look to small accessories with fringe, whether it be a pair of shoes, a bag or statement jewelry. We love to style up with these bright Sylca Designs wood and elastic handmade earrings.
If you are a little more daring we recommend our Modern Fringe Necklace in Wine or in Gray
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
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.”
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.”
Continue reading Sylca Fashion Tip: 3 Ways to Wear One Necklace and Look Absolutely Different
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
With winter finally ending, now’s the time to rethink your wardrobe for the warmer weather!!! Here are 4 Spring trends your closet is begging for… But remember style isn’t about chasing every single trend, Instead it’s really about curating your own versions that make you feel confident and make you shine.
1) Statement Slip-Ons
It’s a no-brainer that slip-on sneakers are one of the easiest and most versatile shoes you can have in your wardrobe. For spring, go brighter and bolder. You can even experiment matching that bold slip on with your jewelry.
Continue reading Seasonal Must Haves!
For a few years now Sylvia and I have been talking about giving back, and although we donated a little here and there, we hadn’t found the “right” organization to work with until now.
So here it is (drum-roll)…. We have partnered up with Kiva to help make a difference! With every purchase you make, we will donate a percentage to help empower Filipino women in need. Why women from Philippines you may ask. We picked women in the Philippines because this is where most of our handcrafted jewelry is made.
Have you heard of the quote- “Give a man a fish and you’ve fed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.” ? We have! We are true believers of this quote which is why we have chosen Kiva to provide women with the tools and information to realize their own potential.
Kiva Empowers People
So what exactly is Kiva, and what do they do? Kiva empowers people around the world through microloans. They understand how important financial support is for entrepreneurs, especially those living in developing countries. Through our partnership, we will help to enrich countless lives and communities.
We are very happy to be able to give back to the women in The Philippines by helping them succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures. We encourage you to follow our progress by visiting our team website at http://www.kiva.org/team/sylca_designs where you can loan as well.
Sylvia & Camila