Trunk Show Featuring Handcrafted and Custom Jewelry with Live Demonstrations

Visit us during our Trunk Show September 27-30 featuring our popular jewelry lines Waxing Poetic, Lenny & Eva, Precious Metal Prints, and 6:21 Treasures. Each line offers a distinctive style of customizable jewelry all handcrafted in the U.S.

You can preview the new fall collections, order custom pieces, receive free gifts with purchase, and register to win incredible jewelry pieces.

Local artist Cindi Pope will create hand stamped custom pieces during the Trunk Show. Pope recycles found antique objects to create jewelry that reflects her personal walk with God and a love of artistic originality.

“I want each treasure that I make to have a special meaning and be loved by the person who wears it,” Cindi says of her designs.

English teacher-turned-designer Kellie Fitzpatrick of Lenny & Eva creates her versatile statement pieces in Cookville, TN. Each genuine leather bracelet has clips for interchangeable brass plates. The vintage-inspired “sentiment” plates feature motivational words and quotes that become a personal work of art.

Waxing Poetic’s modern-traditional designs are reminiscent of ancient sealing wax methods. The process involves pouring sterling silver into molds and then stamping with symbols or initials to create one-of-a-kind commemorative jewelry.

“I have my children’s names and birth dates on my Waxing Poetic necklace. It helps me feel close to them every day,” shared Lee Ann McGhee, owner of More Than Words. “They are beautiful and quite the conversation piece.”

You can also bring a child or loved one along to create an impression of their fingerprint. Precious Metal Prints will design a custom necklace or set of cufflinks with the fingerprint immortalized forever. The process may also be done at home and sent off.

The Trunk Show is an opportunity to experience a variety of artistic styles in handcrafted jewelry. “Everyone seems to be able to find something that reflects their own unique personality and perspective on life,” says McGhee.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Let’s Hear It For the Boys Part Part II: Choosing Jewelry

[This post is Part II in a two-part gift guide series for guys. Part I was all about how to to choose a gift she’ll love.]

Caroline Faquin, PANDORA and Ayala Bar Specialist

Caroline Faquin

Jewelry can be some of the most personal items a woman owns. Most pieces will have a story behind it that she will love to tell each time she receives a compliment on her necklace or earrings. We talked with Caroline Fauqin, PANDORA and Ayala Bar Specialist at More Than Words to learn more about how to choose the just the right jewelry for the woman in your life.

Caroline, why do you think jewelry means so much to a woman?

Jewelry helps a woman express who she is. The jewelry she wears brings out her inner beauty and makes her feel special. Since it doesn’t fade away like flowers, for example, she can find joy in each piece for years to come. For many women, jewelry is also a way to commemorate special moments in life like a new baby or even surviving cancer.

Do you have any tips on how to go about choosing jewelry for someone?

Think of her interests and personality. Sometimes you can find something with a charm or bead that incorporates those interests. Notice the kind of jewelry she wears and note the style, color, and size. A salesperson can then help you find options in a similar style. And, as always, listen in for any hints or suggestions she makes!

What kinds of questions do you often get when someone comes into the shop looking for something special?

Many people are concerned with whether something will stay in style or if it is more of a trendy piece. Classic pieces are always a great investment, however we also have plenty of trendier lines for the fashion forward. We also get asked about our free gift wrap and our return policy, which is 30 days for an exchange or store credit on regular items.

Ayala Bar Cross Necklace

Ayala Bar cross necklace from the Spring 2012 collection.

What are your favorite jewelry lines here at More Than Words and why do you love them?

Ayala Bar Jewelry, which is beautifully handcrafted in Israel, has a large selection of colors and styles available, so it can go with anything. Their slogan is “Jewelry as Art,” and that is really very true. Ayala Bar just completes your outfit and makes it more beautiful. An unforgettable moment is something special to every woman, and so I also love PANDORA. You can always find something to fit any budget, whether one bead or a 14K gold bracelet. They really have something for every special moment in a woman’s life.

Thanks Caroline for answering all our questions! You can always come by and ask for Caroline for help selecting jewelry for your loved one!

[The opinions expressed here belong to Caroline and should not be attributed to PANDORA or Ayala Bar in any way.]