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Uno Alla Volta -Handcrafted Unique Jewelry


Hello Friends!

I’ve returned from our trip to visit my brother, who lives near DC. Our plan was to see the blooming cherry blossoms, visit the monuments, spend a day at a vineyard and go out for drinks/lunch. Well, I can say that I know of the Sakura trees from a folk song I taught in music class aptly titled: Sakura. As you know, we have had freezing temps, snow, and weather not conducive to blooming trees. In fact, we did not see one tree in bloom! Nevertheless, I didn’t think to call my brother and tell him to skip the visit as the trees weren’t blooming.hehe.. we would enjoy the week by spending time doing other things. I will talk more about that tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday, but today I am going to introduce you to a company: Uno Alla Volta. 

Uno Alla Volta means One at a Time, and it is their philosophy of life, as well as their artisian’s creations. Each piece of jewelry, collectible is made with the joy of sharing their art, and creating an individual piece, using various techniques to bring a “work of art” unique to the wearer. The artists are from around the world, and take the time to create such pieces with their “hearts and hands”.

I am very particular about my jewelry, as I am not one to buy a piece that is reproduced by the thousands in order to have something everyone in the world has. I love unique, special pieces that often have stories. I have collected vintage brooches for this reason. I also search for unique pieces that are made by hand and mean something to me, a memory, provoke a thought. I did recently with our trip to Santa Fe and Taos. Santa Fe is filled with Artisans there to share their handmade creations. As you saw on the blog, I picked a medium-unique tear-shaped opal and blue infused stone to be worn as a necklace.

I love opal ,as it shines it can produce any color of the rainbow. When I was perusing the Uno Alla Volta site, I came across these dragonfly earrings. I have a love of dragonflies, don’t know why I always loved them as a kid. The silver outline and opal inlay Handcrafted by Leon Nussbaum,  London silversmith, , caught my eye as a delicate shape perfect for spring. “Opal is considered “the  Queen of Gems” perhaps one other reason I am attracted to it. I also love the sterling silver which outlines the opal giving it a more defined characteristic.

I decided to wear these delicate earrings with a monochromatic pine green look, with “greenery” and “purple” breaking up the solid shade in the pointed jacquard heels. I chose a pale grey quilted Rebecca Minkoff bag to break up the solid color as well. The opal would shimmer in the sun, and various colors could be seen.

Earrings c/o Uno Alla Volta  ( all opinions 100% my own)

The company carries jewelry, scarves, handbags, home decor and other items.

Check out the various unique Artisans of Uno Alla Volta all of the beautiful one of a kind, pieces that they offer.

I Look forward to seeing you at TURNING HEADS TUESDAY TOMORROW.

Have a great day!

Jess xo


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  • Reply
    April 1, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Such beautiful earrings! Uno Alla Volta have so many stunning pieces on the website. I love your pine green outfit, and those shoes are gorgeous!

    Emma xxx

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 1, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Thank you Emma! Yes, I will be collaborating with them again and it is hard to choose! I love unique pieces of jewelry and the fact that they are handcrafted is a plus! Glad you like the outfit! xx

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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    March 31, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love the look. These earrings look great with your red hair.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 31, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Thank you Nicole, I know that you have also enjoyed their jewelry and I love items that are handcrafted myself! xx

  • Reply
    March 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Details of the dress? Love the dress!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      HI Wendy
      This post I was wearing a top by Zara and leather skirt by Ann Taylor. Both are last season. If you are referring to todays post it is Ann Taylor from about 3 years ago. I will put in shopping details more tomorrow. thank you!

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    Celia M.
    March 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Welcome home my friend … looking rested and relaxed … time with siblings is a blessing . These earrings are fabulous and love that they are handcrafted …

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Hi Celia. So true, I cherish the time even more as I get older. We had such fun. I am very big on handcrafted and unique jewelry! Check out the site when you get a chance! Thank you and I hope you enjoy the week!xx

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    March 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    These earrings really fit with your feminine style, Jess, and you look fabulous. Thanks for linking up, xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      March 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Thank you Patti! I love dragonflies and the opal was just perfect with my Taos necklace 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    March 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful earrings! They are very you! And they look amazing with your beautiful green outfit!

    I’m glad you got to spend time with your brother but what a shame that there were no cherry blossoms… Another time!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 31, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thank you Andrea, yes, there will be next year if we decide to go then . The company has a great selection of unique pieces of jewelry and Ive always loved opal. xx

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    March 27, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Welcome back, Jess!! I’m so glad you were able to get away and have a great time!!
    These earrings are so pretty—and you’re right. It’s nice to have something unique!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 31, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Thank you Jodie, yes it was fun to get away for a bit, as it has been a long time since I was in DC. Glad you like the earrings! xx

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    March 27, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Hey you are back! What a shame you didnt see any blossom! What a stunning earrings! I love dragonflies too, I have one brooche of a dragonfly and there are always lots of them in Summer in my garden. They then will sit on my toes! I love your outfit too, fantastic color!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 31, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thank you Nancy! I love many shades of green and I thought it would be perfect with the dragonflies. Ill probably see about the trees next year, but we had a great time, regardless! xx

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