Accessories add interest to every outfit. From your bag to your jewelry, accessories let you find your style and have a little bit of control over the image you’re presenting to the public. At Iva Jewell, we know the perfect accessories become wardrobe staples, and we hope our pieces find their way into your weekly--if not daily--accessory rotation.
The trouble with—beautiful!—copper jewelry
The gorgeous sheen of copper adds shine to your look, and Iva Jewell's copper cuff functions as a sleek, modern piece of jewelry you can wear daily if you choose. Finding jewelry you can wear with everything from business wear to casual looks doesn't always come easy, so when you find a piece you love, you can't help but slide it on as often as possible. However, daily wear can take its toll on copper. While the green patina might look lovely in vintage home decor pieces, we want to keep our jewelry sparkling!
The importance of cleaning your copper accessories
One of the best parts about running a small business comes from the personal relationship entrepreneurs form with their customers. Hearing how real people experience Iva Jewell products gives Dionne a better idea of what's working and what's not. Some of the questions Dionne receives frequently surround the cleaning of the copper cuff. She did a little bit of experimenting to find the best method for cleaning the copper cuff, because its classic simplicity means it's truly a piece that can stay in your wardrobe for years to come.
The best method for cleaning your copper jewelry
After some trial and error, Dionne found the best method for cleaning the copper cuff involved lemon juice and salt. (Bonus! You may already have those ingredients in your home.)
One quick warning: If you use this method with other copper pieces, keep lemon juice away from any gemstones. The acidic juice can damage gems.
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Introducing incredible fabric accessories from Iva Jewell
Color and pattern inspire Dionne McCray — the more, the better. She mixes colors and patterns in unexpected ways to create functional, luxurious bags with global textiles. The launch of Iva Jewell brings unique fabric combinations to your accessories wardrobe.
Iva Jewell pieces combine fabric and design for a major statement
Dionne uses a variety of textiles to achieve her signature bold look. This collection uses Ankara, a Dutch Wax Fabric, from West Africa. Dionne sources her Ankara from a fabric store in New York, and all Iva Jewell products are crafted in San Leandro.
Iva Jewell Foldover Clutch holds your essentials in eye-catching style, $65
Shop early and express yourself with color
Limited fabric quantities mean that once a textile is gone, no more pieces will be made with that fabric. Be sure to grab your favorite piece before it’s gone. Foldover clutches and laptop sleeves ordered during the 7-day introductory period will ship within 2 days, so you won’t have to wait long for your Iva Jewell piece.
Give back with Iva Jewell
The Iva Jewell collection can be found on iFundWoman. The platform offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to give back to charitable causes. This philosophy resonates with Dionne, and she’s thrilled to offer a presale that helps combine fashion and social consciousness.
Iva Jewell Laptop Sleeve protects your laptop, tablet, or anything else inside the case with 0.25 inches of padding, $85
What’s next for Iva Jewell?
This week you can find Dionne at Texworld, a premier conference for fabric sourcing and education about the fashion industry. In addition to learning about color and pattern trends for 2019, Dionne can’t wait to meet up with known colleagues, meet other industry designers, and look for new fabric sourcing opportunities.
Techie by day; Designer by night. Iva Jewell by Dionne