Free shipping with your purchase of $75 or more!
(843) 441-1405
Free shipping with your purchase of $75 or more!

The SPARKLE REPORT!

files/a-flurry-of-fireworks-burst-into-the-sky_1.jpg

Red, White & Bangle!

Posted by J. Mills Studio on

Happy 4th of July.  It’s time to celebrate your Independence!  What better way to show your patriotic pride than decking yourself out in J. Mills Studio jewelry (proudly made in America), while taking part in the fun.  We are here to help you create the perfect look while enjoying such 4th of July traditions like fireworks, grilling, and of course, ice cold watermelon and popsicles.

No Independence Day party is complete without fireworks.  Safely light your Sparklers in style when your wrists are layered in bangle bracelets by J. Mills Studio. We guarantee your sparkler will dazzle at its highest possible frequency!

Keep the celebration going by firing up the grill.   All those festive partiers can’t honor the U. S. of A on an empty stomach. So when you are cooking up the feast, don’t let those grilling tongs be the only metal at the end of your arm.   Our Marquis Link Bracelet is unique and sleek with a functional magnetic clasp that will keep that sparkle on your arm and out of the coals. AND don’t forget, you can’t spell “grill” without G I R L.

 

Last but not least, finish off the party with a nice cool treat that will pair well with your 4th of July style selections.  We suggest ice cold watermelon along with the most patriotic of frozen snacks, the red, white, and blue Bomb Pop. Pair these cool sweet delights with some equally sweet J. Mills Forged Spiral Rings , Forged Cuff Bracelets, and Forged Marquis Earrings.  Refreshments for your body and your style is the perfect ending to your star-spangled celebration!


Now you are ready to make those founding fathers proud!  Fire up the grill, fly the flag, show your sparkle, and most of all…….


LET FREEDOM RING!!!

Read more →

Introducing the SPARKLE REPORT!

Posted by J. Mills Studio on

Dearest J. Mills Studio Insiders, friends & fans,

 

This past year has been wild!  We are so fortunate to continue our dedication and care toward designing, creating, and handcrafting beautiful jewelry!  We love it and we love all of you! 

 

We have expanded in so many ways. Especially with lots of new collections and of course, even more new designs are on the horizon!

 

Although, with all of this newness, our commitment to keeping you involved through our J. Mills Studio Handmade Jewelry Blog has been lacking.  Now the time has come...we are reenergizing our passion to keep YOU “In the Loop” with the revamped J. Mills Studio Blog!

 

Introducing the SPARKLE REPORT!

 

The Sparkle Report will provide you with Insider info and behind the scenes insights on topics that you love, including:

 

  • Our latest jewelry designs
  • Important industry trends
  • Featured Retail Stores
  • Studio Shenanigans 
  • & Much More

It is going to be fun and exciting to get back in touch with our friends and fans as our J. Mills Studio Community continues to evolve.  So be on the lookout for new content that will help you remember why you love us so much. 

 

xo, Juli

J. Mills Studio



Read more →

Mother’s Day Jewelry Ideas from J. Mills Studio

Posted by Juli Mills on

Mother’s Day is May 13th which is just around the corner, so don’t let this special day sneak up on you.  

When it comes to Mother’s Day jewelry ideas, let J. Mills help you Celebrate Mom and all the other women in your life who have devoted their time and their love to take care of you. This year, spoil her with a beautiful piece of hand crafted jewelry from our lovingly curated Mother’s Day collection.  

Here’s a look at some of our NEW favorite jewelry ideas-we hope they will inspire you to select the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Forged circles and pearl necklace and earring set

Classic pearls with a modern forged double circle, this jewelry set is always a perfect choice for Mom.

 Forged 3 oval necklace

Just as our forged double circle necklace has become a favorite of mom’s we are hoping this one will too. Three small forged ovals on a delicate chain can be representative of many things. Parents and their child or three children etc. We are in love with the subtle elegance and simplicity of this necklace!

Sugilite and gemstone necklace

A true statement piece, we love the mix of elements in this beautiful necklace.  Sugilite, pink topaz, amethyst and pearl chalcedony gemstones mixed with forged links and a toggle clasp. This piece will surprise and delight her!

Shop Mothers Day Collection

However you decide to celebrate Mom and the women in your life we hope this day is filled with love and Joy!

Read more →

J. Mills Jewelry Trends Spring 2018

Posted by Juli Mills on

The longer, warmer days of Spring 2018 have finally arrived! With this change in seasons, we hope you celebrated a Happy Easter instead of enduring another nor’easter! We want to help you get the cold winter weather behind you so here are 3 of our favorite Spring jewelry trends for 2018.

Big Hoops

Easy and lightweight to wear, hoop earrings can still make a big statement. When the weather starts to warm up, especially in the South, all a girl really needs is a great pair of hoops and her favorite shade of lipstick. Our largest hoop is handmade, sterling silver or 14k gold filled, and measures 2” round.

 

If you are looking for something a little different, our forged Avocado earrings are a great alternative to the traditional hoop. Although not an actual through the ear hoop, our forged Marquis earring has become a new customer favorite and is the perfect addition to your J. Mills collection.

Colored Gemstones

As spring arrives, so do the beautiful vibrant colors of nature. As the season’s color changes from gray to pastel, so does the color in our spring jewelry designs. In case you haven’t noticed…our most favorite colored gemstone is aqua chalcedony, (pronounced “cal SAID knee”).

 

It is a beautiful watery color quartz reminiscent of seaglass and reminds us of warm days in the sun. Another favorite, Ruby Moonstone is a great vibrant stone for spring and summer-especially when combined with a turquoise accent. Colored gemstones will definitely brighten your mood along with the arrival of Spring!

Layering & Stacking

This is a spring jewelry trend that does not seem to be going away any time soon, (that is just fine with us!). Whether you are layering delicate chain necklaces or heavier crystal lariats and necklaces this is a great way to show off your personality. What better way to wear ALL your J. Mills jewelry at the same time☺. We are also in LOVE with the Stacking trend in bracelets and bangles. Whether you combine our modern cool forged bracelets together or add in with your own vintage or personal pieces you can’t go wrong!

As we welcome Spring with open arms and sun on our face, we hope you will incorporate one or more of our favorite Spring jewelry trends into your personal style. Enjoy the fresh energy of Spring!

Read more →

Take action to be your best in 2018

Posted by Juli Mills on

We are honored and grateful to welcome back Britni LaRue, the owner/creator of the lifestyle brand Blaruefit. She is back for round 2 of the Blaruefit x Juli Mills Studio collaboration! In her last post she discussed her top 5 tips for how to live your best life in 2018. If you happened to miss that post, we suggest you give it a read first. In this post she will help you take action on her top 5 tips and make your 2018 the best year yet!

 For more lifestyle tips you can follow Britni’s blog at blaruefit.com or on social media @blaruefit where she posts daily about fitness, beauty, fashion, and positivity to keep you motivated and informed on how to live your dream life.

 So happy to have her back and enjoy the post below!

EXPRESS YOURSELF

There are so many ways to express yourself…through your style, your actions, even your thoughts. Take some time to sit down and write out 5 things that you find unique about yourself. Maybe it is the curls in your hair or your positive attitude, whatever it is write it down. Now, decide how you are going to take action to express these 5 things. By showing others what makes you unique you are connecting, expressing, and contributing to the diversity in this world.

MY FIVE:
  1. I am dedicated
  2. I love my style
  3. I try to keep a positive mindset
  4. I am passionate about teaching/helping others
  5. I am not afraid to admit if I failed

BALANCE

The key to finding a balance in your life is to be organized! Start planning out your days so you can be sure to dedicate the time needed to get your priorities accomplished, and also dedicate time to the things you love & enjoy. Go out and buy a planner! Planners are great for organization and also for motivation. If you see your plan written out in front of you, chances are you will be more motivated to accomplish it!

KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Man, this one is SO important and it is one that we so easily struggle with. Once something does not go your way it is so easy to flip your mind to a negative space. Here is my suggestion…start and end your day in the most positive mind space possible! If you set yourself up with positivity it will be a lot easier to maintain it throughout your day. This is what I want you to do…start a gratitude journal!

Buy a notebook (or fancy journal) that you dedicate as your gratitude journal. Every single morning either when you wake up, during breakfast, maybe while your coffee brews, jot down 5 things that you are grateful for and 5 things that you are going to achieve in your life (notice I said GOING TO not want to). This doesn’t have to be some long elaborate story, just a quick note will do. As you are ending your day before you go to bed I want you to do the same thing, 5 things you are grateful for and 5 things you are going to achieve.

WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR:
  1. The breath that I take each morning when I wake up
  2. The individuals in my life that are always there to support me
  3. My ability to move and be active
  4. My cats
  5. The cup of coffee I am about to enjoy (obvi, caffeine queen)
WHAT AM I GOING TO ACHIEVE:
  1. I am going to step on the Bikini Olympia stage
  2. I am going to make a living by following my passions
  3. I will nourish my body with healthy foods
  4. I am going to be financially free
  5. I am going to maintain a healthy active lifestyle 

LOOK AND FEEL GOOD

Yes girl, when you look good you feel good and vice versa. In my last post I mentioned becoming your best self in 2018. Here is my suggestion: get your health/fitness game going and treat yourself to something new! When wanting to live a healthier lifestyle I highly suggest finding a lifestyle/fitness coach that can guide you through your journey.

Coaches are great for accountability and motivation, not to mention they are educated in the field and will help you step by step on how to live a healthier life. Visit my site to see the different lifestyle coaching options I have available, and let’s get you feeling your best self in 2018! Now that you are on the path to a healthier body and mind…it is time for a treat! Buy something new for yourself because girl you deserve it! While you’re here, take a moment to explore the various stunning collections by J. Mills Studio and see some of the most elegant handmade artisan jewelry. Her pieces are unique and timeless and will definitely make you feel beautiful and radiate with confidence.

FIND YOUR PEOPLE

It is time to connect! Social media is a great way for connecting with like-minded individuals from all over the world. Find facebook groups or follow Instagram accounts that share similar interests as you. If you are looking for more personal interaction join a book club, take group fitness or yoga classes, lean on your significant other, or maybe just go sit in a coffee shop. You never know who you will meet, so don’t be afraid to reach out to others.

Once you find a group you connect with stay engaged with them because having a support group will help you feel secure, motivate you, give you someone to bounce ideas off of, and feel supported if you are having a rough day. With just a few simple steps you can really take strides to living your most positive and prosperous life. I truly believe that 2018 can be a year of change! So, what is stopping you? Start taking action TODAY!

 You all deserve nothing but positivity, love, support, and happiness.

                                               

Read more →