mermaid ๐Ÿš dreams

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

FEATURING:

MODEL: Tearsa Dougherty

MAKEUP: SCHAUMIN ALEXANDER, @THEJAMERICANBEAUTY

Golden hour has never looked better – with the fading sunset providing a Pisces-esque glow amid salty waves and sand, this can only be described as what mermaid dreams are made of! I decided to up the ante by going BIG with statement shell pieces, dripping rhinestones, celestial inspiration and a hint of edge. Shells have definitely become my favorite materials to work with – they’re totally transformative, and each piece lends its own unique texture, shape and colors.

Tearsa is the total embodiment of beach goddess, and Schaumin worked her makeup magic for this mystic lewk. Super fortunate for the fantastic weather we had – and that we finished up the last look literally as the sun went down!

Enjoy our shots below!


















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โ˜ฝmoon spellsโœฉ

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

The BEST time of year is finally here! Brush off your spell books, gather up your crystal collection and get ready to party, spooky-style. Celestial elements star along with a hefty dose of always-necessary sparkle to bring major moonchild vibes this season. If you can’t tell, I start the Halloween celebration as early as possible – the arrival of Pumpkin Spice ushers in every witch’s favorite months!

Fringe is always a favorite, but crystal fringe is what glam dreams are made of! I created the waterfall necklace by simply attaching rhinestone cup chain strands to the bottom of a chunky cable chain choker. This is a great piece to make when you want maximum impact with minimal materials….you can get all of the supplies you need at your local craft store.

Ear huggies are also having their moment; as a sidekick to the trending statement earrings we’ve seen, huggies are the perfect more dainty solution for everyday wearing. Or, in my case, as a lover of more is more, “ear stacking”. Layer these up if you have multiple piercings….. You can get the bases for these on Etsy or even Amazon, and add your own charms. I love anything pave for that hint of glitz.

So tell me, what spells will you be casting this fall? *:๏ฝฅ๏พŸโœง*:๏ฝฅ๏พŸโœง

All images captured by Delane Ashley Photography, edits by me.








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Not a Wallflower

Beach Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

Featuring:

Jewelry/Styling/Photography: Quiet Lion Creations

Model: Tearsa Dougherty

Makeup: Schaumin Alexander, @TheJamericanBeauty

Clothing: Generation Bliss Boutique

F*ck meek “wallflower” vibes and BLOOM brightly – all day, every day! Tearsa knows what’s up as she SHINES in my newest handmade jewels! Sweet meets savage with a blend of rhinestone hearts, heavy-metal chainmaille, lux shells, layering necklaces, posh pearls and just about everything in between….. Speaking of shells, continuing in the spirit of my Pisces post, these natural beauties are back – back in black, that is. Giving them a coat of matte black spraypaint and sealing with lacquer is what goth dreams are made of. Add sparkly rhinestones and dripping cup chain to the mix and that’s a recipe for some serious statement accessories!

Taking inspiration from the fashion great, Chanel, a clear resin drop earring looks as if it’s a splash suspended in time.ย  I was excited to shoot this one backlit, for that characteristic “glow” transparent acrylic or resin has. More of this material is on the horizon….

The last outfit is fit for any Oscar Red Carpet, if you ask me…. Adding hair rings to her fauxhawk upped the edgy factor to the perfect level. I made them super quick out of aluminum jewelry making wire – wrapping it around a Sharpie and cutting loops with wire cutters. Aluminum is super easy to bend so it’s a great material for these rings. This would be the perfect thing to make for summer music festivals, and they can be re-used! Clip into braids, ponies, updos and more…. Check out my tutorial for these on my DIY Hair Rings blog post here!

Now, let’s talk about this scenery; high drama meets a high-fashion mood with the help of this amazing shoot location, the Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center. This perfectly quirky-chic locale helped lend a lot of character to these shots. A zebra-print couch? We say yes, please. That mirror mosaic wall? Insane. Life-size birdcage? Love it.

As always, special thanks to my crew – Tearsa for being a killer muse and Schaumin for her makeup magic.

Be sure to catch our lookbook vid at the bottom of the post, or view directly on my YouTube here!



























All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
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