Jewelry Trends for fall 2014 | Spotlight Diana Crenshaw of Silpada | Z Photog Studio

November 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I like to keep up with the latest in jewelry trends since I’m always helping my clients style their looks for their shoots. This week I sat down with Diana Crenshaw who is an independent rep for Silpada. Diana and I are friends, but I asked her to tell me about how she got into the jewelry scene. She’s been a part of the Silpada brand for five years. Initially she joined the company because it offered her flexible hours and an opportunity to earn some extra money for her family. But it quickly turned into a great way to meet new women and develop new friendships. (Guess how I met Diana?!) This is her favorite part of what she does, beautifying all her friends with her services.  (I think we must be peas in a pod, sounds familiar!). She also loves that all their pieces are hand made with 9.25 sterling silver, so she’s providing quality pieces with a lifetime warranty.

Next she walked me through the latest trend, and currently that is mixed metals with pearls.  Silpada refers to this new trend as “street style meets elegance. It’s suitable for everyday wear, but just chic enough to accessorize your little black dress for an evening out.”

I’m a visual person, and since I like to see what something will look like on, Diana brought me some samples. In this image all of the elements hanging are one versatile piece with exception of the “Be Strong” pendant.  The main piece is a blend of brass, sterling silver, and real fresh water pearls. I love the blend and options that this piece provides. My clients are always looking for the perfect piece for their shots, and having this many in one is certainly an advantage:

Trend Alert! You can wear this one statement piece, and it looks as if you have layered many separate pieces together. This is all the rage in the jewelry world these days.  The cool thing is that if you have this one piece, you also can pull strands off and have what seems like an unlimited supply of looks.  Here is one with a new set of earrings, plus watch and bracelets:

…and another with the addition of different bracelets and a ring.  All are from this mixed metal family so can be worn together.

The cool thing about Silpada is like some other types of businesses, you can host a party, invite your friends, and you can earn some pieces for yourself. With Christmas fast approaching, what a great way to get some of your shopping done without ever leaving your home! And I’ve got my eye on a few pieces too, so let me know if you want to get together <wink>!

If you do have some interest, you can reach out to Diana directly on her website at

She'll bring a little or a lot to you....

Just tell her I sent you! :) Thanks Diana!


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