New Years Party Essentials

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Are you planning a big bash this New Year's Eve? Get started on your party prep now with some of these awesome handmade items that are sure to add some sparkle and fun to your party.






15 Gift Ideas for Nurses

Monday, November 21, 2016



The holidays are getting closer and closer! If you have a nurse to shop for this holiday season, here are some wonderful gifts just for nurses.

1. Nursing is a Work of Heart Necklace - Heart Rhythm Charm

https://www.etsy.com/listing/492906521/nursing-is-a-work-of-heart-necklace





As Seen on TV: Watch for the Quartz Dagger Necklace on the Vampire Diaries

Friday, November 4, 2016



Are you guys fans of the show The Vampire Diaries? We are really excited over at CY Design Studio this week, because one of our jewelry pieces is featured on this season of the show. Our Quartz Dagger necklace is shown above on Allison Scagliotti. The crystals are really working for you, girl!

Here is a short synopsis of the show from Wikipedia:

"The Vampire Diaries follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who falls for a handsome century-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Their lives grow more and more complicated as Stefan's vicious older vampire brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) also returns to town with a vendetta against his brother and the Founding Families's descendants. However Damon quickly becomes their greatest ally in their fight against evil. The series is set in a fictional town heavily charged with supernatural history, known as Mystic Falls, Virginia. The series was renewed for an eighth and final season which premiered on October 21, 2016."



So make sure to tune in TONIGHT on the CW at 7/8c, and see if you can spot our necklace again! If you catch the necklace you can even send us photo @cydesignstudio on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Mama Bear

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mama Bear

Neon shirt
etsy.com

Sans Souci boyfriend jeans
sanssoucistores.com

Vans canvas sneaker
$115 - nelly.com

Marc Jacobs messenger bag
$585 - bloomingdales.com

Necklace
etsy.com

13 Frightful Freebies for Halloween

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Halloween is almost here!  My favorite holiday - we already have orange rope lighting around the edge of the property and purple string lights wrapped up around the trees.  I can't wait to put out the large inflatables and spooky flying ghosts.   Every Halloween cars drive back and forth in front of our home, stopping to take photos, kids stare at all the flashing lights, goblins, witches and more in awe, and of course, we are "the house" to stop at for trick-or-treating.

yes....   I'm obsessed.   In search for some simple Halloween printables and DIY to add to my decor this year, I've rounded up 13 of my favorite freebies:


Fabulous Fall DIY Decor Projects You Will Love!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Fall is finally here! My favorite season.  So long flip flops and sunscreen!  Hello colorful leaves, warm sweaters, apple pie, crisp cool air, and pumpkin spice everything.  If you're a fall-fanatic like myself, you'll love these beautiful DIY decor projects, perfect for welcoming this spectacular season into your home.  ♥ 



Fall decorating has never been this easy.  This adorable reversible sign is the perfect addition to any room, serving multiple decor purposes.  An easy DIY project that you can customize for any holiday! Thanksgiving on one side, flip it over for Christmas!



Gold Dipped Pumpkin Centerpiece


These simple and classy gold dipped pumpkins add a touch of elegance to any tablescape.  Made with faux pumpkins, these can be enjoyed for many years.




Easy Fall Leaf Garland


Capture the beauty of the gorgeous fall colors with the easy DIY leaf garland tutorial.  In less than 30 minutes and under $10!  This is a personal favorite - I can't wait to get to the store!



Pumpkin Cork Board


This is pumpkin cork board is super easy to make with just a few materials and a few minutes.  




Faux Concrete Pears


This is a great tutorial on how to re-purpose any thrift store find with this faux concrete look!




Pumpkin Spice Everything Mug


DIY Fall coffee mug with vinyl.  Great tutorial if you have a Cricut machine. 




Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial


I love the color combinations of this Hydrangea wreath.    Linda did an amazing job putting this wreath together.  Check out her blog for many more craft tutorials. 




DIY Wood Stick Pumpkin 



A great step-by-step tutorial for this beautiful wood stick pumpkin.  I love rustic fall decor, this would also be great to do in other shapes, maybe a monogram??.....




Mini Pumpkin Placecard Holders



These mini pumpkin placecard holders are too cute and a must make for me.  I can't wait to see everyone's jaw drop on Thanksgiving.  I'll probably find a gold foil paint.




House Numbers Pumpkin Topiary


A fun way to display your pumpkins and address in the fall.  With faux pumpkins, you can re-use this topiary year after year.  




I hope you enjoyed these DIY Fall projects!  If you try one, please let me know!  I have already ordered the supplies for a few myself, so you'll be seeing updates soon!

Stay lovely!
xo, Candice



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Links I Love - 7 Internet Finds You Don't Want to Miss

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Link round up of the freshest blog posts, DIYs, recipes and more.  





7 Fashion Instagrammers You Should Be Following

Monday, August 15, 2016

Instagram is full of Fashionista talent. Get inspired by these fabulous Instagram fashion finds for the next time you want to step out in style.  All of them are beautiful, all of them are under the 5000 follower mark and they are all hidden gems.  So… here you go…feast your eyes!

PAMELA SCALFI

 Pamella Scalfi

@Pamella_Scalfi  is a beauty and fashion blogger based out of London.  Her Instagram feed features a beautiful curated mix of trendy outfits, beauty, travel images and more.  Her feed is cohesive and seamless, a joy to scroll through.


Shark Week Must Haves : Style With A Bite!

Friday, June 24, 2016


Shark week is finally here!  There's no better way to enjoy watching the long awaited feeding frenzy than with some fin-tastic shark inspired accessories.  Perfect for you or any Shark Week Superfan.  Check out our favorite picks that come with a bite! And the best part - they're all handmade!








Artist Spotlight : Elisa Vanderschuit - Song of a Sparrow

Monday, May 16, 2016



Meet Elisa Vanderschuit of Song of a Sparrow.  A talented handmade artisan based in Lake Arrowhead, CA who creates amazing cold process vegan soaps using only the highest quality ingredients.  Just by looking at her jaw-dropping photos, you can see the care and quality that she puts into each unique handmade item.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this interview with one of today's incredible artisans.

 EUCALYPTUS, ROSEMARY & POPPYSEED


When did you first start your craft? I made my first batch of soap in 2012 from a soap kit.

What made you decide on handmade soap? My love for handmade soap began years ago as a girl when I visited a family-owned farm where they made and sold their own handmade herbal soaps.  I was fascinated by the process and the beautiful result. They smelled amazing and looked so pretty in soap dishes, and made my skin feel so soft.  So it became something I had always wanted to do. 



Mother's Day Is Only 18 Days Away!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Mother's Day Is Only 18 Days Away! 

Send Mom Something Special Like  Our Personalized Wire Wrapped Pea Pod Sterling Silver Necklace!



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Big Surprise on IG Tomorrow!

Thursday, April 14, 2016




Psst..... Something big is happening tomorrow on Instagram! Make sure you are following @CYDesignStudio and stay tuned!!!https://www.instagram.com/cydesignstudio/



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New Druzy Stud Earrings!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016



As many of you know, I am addicted to all things druzy - all things sparkly for that matter :)  I am pleased to announce the newest addition to the shop - Druzy Stud Earrings!


These earrings are handcrafted featuring stunning fauz druzy cabochons attached to hypo-allergenic stainless steel posts!  These measure 12mm in diameter - a great size - not too large, not too small! These make a great gift for bridesmaids, girlfriends and more!  And at only $12.95 a pair, you can gift one and keep one!




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2016 Golden Globes Celebrity Swag Bag

Saturday, January 9, 2016

 Teal Peacock Briolette NecklacePeacock Quartz Briolette Necklace

The Golden Globes are tomorrow night and we are so proud and honored to be part of the GBK's Celebrity Gift Lounge Swag Bags!  Over 100 pieces of my Peacock Quartz Necklace will be included in the bags, going out to your favorite celebrities and members of the press!

The necklace features a stunning peacock quartz briolette, wrapped tightly by hand with Sterling silver jeweler's wire.  Attached to an 18 inch Sterling silver chain with spring ring clasp.  The necklace will be wrapped in a charming teal gift box, lined with cotton and tied with cream ribbon.

Along with being in the swag bag, we have been featured on several media outlets including My Carolina Today,  The News and Observer , In Store Mag and more!  You can grab your very own 2016 GBK's Golden Globes Celebrity Swag Bag Necklace on our Etsy shop!




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