Seattle Sunday: Jill Griffin Handmade Jewelry

 Copper and Silver necklace. Jill Griffin Jewelry. $178. Code: Poplin for a 25% discount

Over the last few weeks, I've had a number of clients use words like, "earthy," and "natural" when describing their personal styles. You, Dear Reader, know how essential style keywords can be. Along with the do's and don'ts for your body type, style keywords can help you ensure that your clothes are communicating exactly what you want them to. 

Lucky for me, the lovely and talented Jill Griffin was just a click away to empower me to offer up locally hand made jewelry for the earthier set of my client base. I met Jill last year when one of my clients hosted a trunk show for her. (I went home with a black leather cuff.)

And, because I think of you, Dear Reader, as my virtual client, I wanted to make sure I share her pieces (and the client discount) with you. 

What You Need to Know Now About Jill Griffin Jewelry

 Circles and leather. Jill Griffin Jewelry. $44.

1. No two pieces are the same.

Regardless of your style or budget, everyone likes to feel like the only person in the world with that amazing piece of jewelry. Because Jill makes each piece by hand right here in Seattle (and sometimes on nearby islands) no two items are the same. That means if you see something you like on her website or when she's out at a local farmer's market, don't hesitate. When it's gone, it's gone.

Style tip: If Kate Moss for Nordstrom is telling you to wear fringe, you'd better believe her. Like the look but afraid that a fringe coat or bag is a little too extreme for you? No problem! Opt for a pair of attention-getting leather fringe and sterling silver earrings. You can wear them repeatedly if you are in the mood for several compliments in the same week. 

 Smoky Pearls. Jill Griffin Jewelry. $32.

2. The collection goes beyond Jill's imagination

Have a special strand of pearls from a family member that just isn't your style? Look no further than Jill for a thoughtful collaboration on creating a custom item especially for you. Jill told me a lovely story about a client who asked her to create a custom piece integrating a a strand of pearls that her husband had purchased for her overseas. Not only did she transform the pearls into a new piece, she designed the necklace so that it could be worn three different ways- as a single strand, a double-strand or a multi strand choker. To Jill, versatility is key.

Style tip: Take Jill's advice and look for multitaskers in your closet and your jewelry box. Can your scarf be worn in your hair, around your neck or as a belt? How about using it to line your handbag or weaving it through grommets to transform it into a handle? 

 Plume and pearl. Jill Griffin Jewelry. $95.

3. You get a hefty discount!

Few things make me happier than an incredible deal and Jill was really generous in offering one to Poplin clients and readers. Take 25% off your order if you use code: Poplin when purchasing online. Or, find Jill in person and mention Poplin for the same deal. She  was recently at the West Seattle Summerfest and can be found at the Burien Farmer's Market on Thursdays. Take a look at her up to date schedule on the Jill Griffin Jewelry Facebook Page.

Style tip: What's more stylish than saving you money? 

 Sterling silver nest. Jill Griffin Jewelry. $36.

4. You could win!

As I said earlier, each piece is one of a kind. So, if you see something you love, don't wait to win. But, always remember that if you are on the Poplin Style Direction email list, you are entered into every drawing every time. 

This time, you could win the sterling silver nest earrings pictured above. Not on the list? Sign up now. The drawing will take place on July 31st, 2014. 


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