For Women who Follow their Dreams

Happy October!  I can’t believe I started making jewelry just last summer and will be celebrating No Ordinary Love Handmades 1 Year Anniversary this coming December!

08d23b09caa985ca09220ee24bc70dcfAlso, I am very happy to announce that we have officially filed our business taxes for the first time and have reached all of the goals we set for our first fiscal year in business.  Reaching this milestone has allowed me to take a few classes including soldering and metal-smithing and I am really looking forward to showing you what I have in store for this upcoming Fall and Winter – including our first line of handmade rings, bracelets, and brand new packaging.  Thank you to everyone that has been so supportive thus far!

I have seriously fallen in love with jewelry design and it’s really fun to run my own business and to be able to work with individuals to create pieces that they will love.  At the beginning of the summer, I was able to create a few necklaces for an old friend, who is not only an incredible individual and Mother, but is a successful entrepreneur (seriously she’s a powerhouse).

Ngoc Nguyen Lay is the owner of Pasadena-based event planning company, Skybox Event Productions , and published author of Inspired Celebrations.   What is awesome about Ngoc, other than her keen talent, is her ability to bring the best out of the people that she works with.

She most recently finished her second book as the Creative Director on a children’s book, “My Wish For You” that just came out this month.  I was so thrilled when she asked me to create a few necklaces for her to wear on the Photoshoot and Kickstater Video.


               Photo of Ngoc Nguyen Lay and her son by Annie Vovan Photography

Inspired Celebrations cover by Caroline Tran Photography

Being the stylish women she is, she already had this mint chevron eyelet dress picked out to go with this awesome navy geometric belt (& of course her son Austin’s handsome outfit as well).   This was seriously the perfect choice to create accessories for, since I absolutely love when feminine and abstract styles come together.


Wanting to compliment the style and color of the belt, I found these beautiful dark blue Czech Glass Pansy beads that I paired with an intricate yet simple gold-filled chain.


What do you think about the final design?



Photo of Ngoc Nguyen Lay by Annie Vovan Photography

Photos of Necklaces by No Ordinary Love Handmade

“My Wish For You” is a story dedicated to children and individuals teaching them to reach for the stars no matter what and to absolutely follow their dreams – a message that speaks to me especially since I’m still following my dreams.

If you have time, please watch the video by clicking this link and hear all about the making of the book and its inspiring message -It would make a great gift for the holidays!  The Kickstarter has already raised their goal, but you can still purchase copies on their website:  I know the little ones are going to make it their favorite book!

Here are necklaces Ngoc wore in the video:

Video Necklaces

This fall will be busy, but I promise to update you very soon. Stay tuned for more on our Instagram and Facebook!

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