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Giving Back

Handcrafted Fall Jewelry

October 7, 2018 — by Jasmin Manzano

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Autumn is here, and so is our amazing fall jewelry!

Our new collection is finally here, featuring a ton of super-cute styles you’re *so* going to be obsessed with.

Even better: Each piece was handcrafted and polished by our amazing artisans in India, and your purchase helps provide them with a steady job and fair wages!

You can shop the whole Fall Jewelry collection here.

Photography: Keerthana Dinesh

DIY

Ring Holders

January 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Store your jewelry in style! Today on the blog we are going to walk you step by step on how to make the cutest ring holders. If you’re anything like me, you have far TOO many rings. At the end of the day I tend to usually just throw my rings in a dish, but let me tell ya… that dish is a little passed full and totally overflowing. Now, I have plenty of room to store all my rings safely and fashionably! Your rings are gonna soon look amazing on AND off!

Supplies you’ll need:

-Oven safe clay

-Acrylic paints

-Glossy top coat

-Different size paint brushes

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Start by rolling your clay into a ball. Begin to roll out into a long tube shape. Next, begin to knead the clay until you get it to the cone shape of your liking.

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I decided to make mine a few different sizes to keep it interesting. Once you have formed your cones, stick them in the oven at 300 degrees. Let bake for about 15 minutes.

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Once you have baked the clay cones for 15 minutes. Pull out of the oven and let cool. Now for the fun part, PAINTING TIME! I went with a metallic gold and bronze and a little bit of black here and there.  You can get as creative as you like! Feel free to make your cones match your style and paint them using any colors or patterns!

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After painting, let dry for about 10 minutes. Then, go over the finished product with a glossy top coat for protection and a bit of shine!

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There ya have it!

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Shop all rings at Puravidabracelets.com!

Inspiration

Tips: Make your Pura Vida Bracelets Last

August 24, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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All of our bracelets are made by hand, 100% waterproof and can stand up to all of your outdoor adventures. Here are some tips to help your Pura Vida last a lifetime:

1) Store them in a pouch to prevent them from tangling with your other accessories.

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2) If you’re headed to the beach, our strictly string bracelets (Braided / Flat Braided / Original / Solid) are best suited for the salty water. If you do take an ocean dip with our beaded or metal bracelets, simply give them a good rinse while you wash the sand off your feet.

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3) Since our bracelets are easily adjustable, size them down to fit your wrist perfectly so they’re not too loose and don’t catch on anything.

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4) Don’t cut the extra string that hangs off the end of your Pura Vida. Those knots ensure the bracelet stays put along with the wax coating on all of our string.

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Gold Bangles: www.ki-ele.com

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Fashion

Tips + Tricks to Make Your Jewelry Last

April 3, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Any good wardrobe has a jewelry collection to match and just like that pair of jeans you had forever, you want your bling to shine like the first day you bought it. Here are a few tips to make your jewelry last:

  1. Store each piece in it’s own bag. Like any precious piece, keep your accessories in the bags or pouches they came with to prevent it from tarnishing and getting scratched. Those clear daily pill boxes also work great for separating everything out and keeping organized.
  2. Apply lotion, perfume and makeup BEFORE your jewelry. The oils and ingredients in your cosmetics can dull your jewelry and build up over time. Remember to put on your jewelry last.
  3. Rinse. I love wearing jewelry to the beach, but when it comes to staying golden, your jewelry doesn’t count. Even the smallest bit of salt can begin to rust any type of metal in a day or two, so remember give your jewelry a good rinse in warm, soapy water along with your bikini.
  4. Clean and polish. Sometimes, accessories are an investment and it’s important to keep them perfectly polished and clean. Use a dedicated jewelry cleaner kit every few months to keep shinin’ on!

‘Salty’ Bar Necklacke: The Orange Bungalow
Compass Pendant Necklace: Sasha Eillenna Jewelry
Pineapple Charm Necklace: Josa Jewelry
Pineapple Charm Bracelet, Coral Ring, Stackable Gold Rings: Tidepool Love

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