Everyday Summer Jewelry from MDC Artistic Designs

You guys, she's done it again. Marlene from MDC Artistic Designs has absolutely nailed it once again. I've shared my extremely positive experiences with Marlene and her business on multiple occasions, such as when she shared some really helpful tips or when I received and styled these stunning charcoal and rose quartz earrings or when she gave away a pair of her coral reef earrings in our latest giveaway, and I can't wait to share yet another amazing occasion with you.

Embrace summer with a floppy hat and subtle textures

Tank: LOFT Lace Shorts: LOFT (no longer available) Floppy Hat: Target Sandals: Clarks Necklace: MDC Artistic Designs

Even though I went to the beach a few weeks ago, I'm already aching for it again. Thanks to Marlene, I can take a part of the beach with me wherever I go. When she heard I was admiring her Ocean Star Necklace, she offered to send it to me with my own special stone. Talk about such a generous and lovely individual! Through our previous collaborations, we've grown to be friends and true supporters. I think it's so important to support the businesses that you form a personal and loyal relationship with. Sometimes when we shop in big box stores, we lose so much of that personal experience that makes shopping so much more worth while. (#ShopIndie)

MDC Artistic Designs creates one-of-a-kind jewelry, meaning you are the ONLY owner and wearer of that specific design! And if you like something in her jewelry shop but would prefer a different stone or metal, you can always make custom requests and Marlene is more than accommodating.

To style my necklace, I went for a relaxed beachy look, pairing softer hues and subtle textures. I adore these lace shorts and definitely need to take advantage of them while it's still summer time! I thought the Ocean Star Necklace would be the perfect little pop of complimentary color (not to mention, it brings in the stripe in my fabulous floppy hat!) to this pretty pink cotton tank.

Everyday summer jewelry is delicate and complimentary, not overdone

MDC Artistic Designs one-of-a-kind Ocean Star Necklace is the perfect summer necklace

(P.S. That's the best my nails have EVER looked.)

I just can't recommend this fantastic small business enough. I am also in love with these jewels created by Marlene:

Take a look at her website and let me know what YOUR favorite item is! I'd love to hear! Thanks again, Marlene for your stunning work and fine craftsmanship.

Check out her blog for great jewelry tips, especially this helpful post on color coordinating your jewelry with your outfits using tertiary colors.

*Disclosure: I received this necklace in exchange for a product review, but all opinions are my own. I love to share brands and products that I fully support. This post also contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the brands that make The Modern Austen possible!