Photo Excursion

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

The light can be gorgeous this time of year—misty blue on rainy days, or clear and piercing in the sun. It’s perfect fodder for beautiful photos. So grab your phone (or your DSLR and all its equipment if you’re so inclined!) and take a walk on a treasure hunt.

Here are a few photo prompts to get you started:

  1. Something that reminds you of your favorite Chamilia charm. Is it the color? The shape? The mood it provokes?
  2. Your initials. Once you start looking, you can find your initials everywhere. And if all else fails, spell them out with pebbles or grab a stick and write them in the mud!
  3. Signs of spring. Robins and tree buds and puddles, oh my!
  4. Your favorite color. This can be extra fun if you try to find it somewhere surprising. If you love green, look beyond the grass—can you find it in water? In a shop window? A house’s exterior?
  5. Love. This one’s wide open! Bring your paramour along and snap a portrait. Or capture something unexpected that makes you feel the love, like happy dogs or fresh bouquets.

Have fun! Capture the light! And, if you Instagram, tag us with #Chamilia—we’d love to see your world!


Sun Worship

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

We’ve turned our clocks ahead. We’ve seen the last of the snow piles at the end of the driveway melt down to nothing. We’ve even started to think about our gardens and flowerbeds. And the vernal equinox has brought us hope for spring.

Everything seems new and possible when the days are lengthening by tiny, beautiful, light-filled increments. The sun has renewed its power to warm us, to nudge awake the flora and fauna, to light our way home at the end of the day. The sun has made a promise of beauty to come.

To honor the change in season, perhaps we’ll choose to do a little yoga – offer a sun salutation or two right there in that ray of light on the floor. Or maybe we’ll just break out the sunshiny hues … the oranges, yellows, and magentas. Whatever our preference for thanking the sun, for welcoming spring, one thing’s for sure: We are so very grateful.


Irish Wisdom

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and everyone fancies herself Irish for a day, or at least the time it takes to enjoy a green pint or two. In the spirit of the day, there is always much talk about the luck o’ the Irish…but perhaps what makes the Irish so lucky is their positive outlook on life. Google “Irish wisdom” or “Irish proverb” and you’ll find pages and pages of uplifting axioms: 

May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness, come through your door.

For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way.
Good health, good luck, and happiness, for today and every day.

May your heart be warm and happy, with the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day in every way, and forever and ever after. 

With deep-rooted values in humanity, tradition, humor, magic – and a little mayhem – the Irish remind us what it means to live with all our heart. May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright happy hours, that stay with you all year long. 

Here at Chamilia, we’ll be toasting you this St. Patrick’s Day. So to you, we say,

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.


We Got the Beat

Posted on Feb 24, 2015

Do you remember the song you heard almost every day when you were first relishing in the freedom that came with getting your driver’s license? What about the song that played on your first date, or the song you first danced to? Do you have a theme song – one that plays in your head when you’re feeling gorgeous and amazing – the one that gives you confidence to walk into a room like you own it?

Our memories are steeped in music. Music is tied up in our lives, in our personal stories. It has been an important part of life for eons, serving as a means to pass down history, as an element in ceremony, even as prayer. It’s not so different today—music is still part of our ceremonies and religion—but it’s also so much more than that. Now, we turn to music when we want to really feel something. We listen to love songs when we’re in love, and heartbreak songs when we’re getting over a relationship. We queue up the pop music when we want to raise our energy and break into dance! To borrow and twist a line from Julia Child, a party without music is simply a meeting.

Whether you’re a little bit country, a whole lot rock ’n’ roll, or as classic as a grand piano, part of what makes you “you” is the music you love the most. That’s why we are absolutely jazzed to present the new Music Collection. Whatever tunes make your heart sing – whether you make your own music, or simply sing along to the radio when no one is listening – there’s a charm in this collection for you. Play on!


A Day to Honor Love

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the ones we love. Whether it’s through a gift of flowers, a handwritten note, or simply spending quality time together, it’s an opportunity to take pause and let those who are most important to us know that we care.

Love is more easily experienced than defined. It is a feeling we carry in our hearts and translates into all that we do. Love is the reason behind why we work so passionately to make a difference, why we strive to better ourselves, why we make sacrifices for others, and serves as a guidepost for making decisions. Love makes the world go round.

The love of another is what makes us human. We strive to earn love and we yearn to give it, whether to a romantic partner, a friend who feels like family, or a pet we can’t imagine life without. At Chamilia, we pour love into everything that we do. We live with all our hearts, just like you. When we celebrate love, it spreads and grows. The love you share, however you share it, deserves recognition. Live with all your heart, and honor the love that’s in it. It will grow!


Chamilia Continued

A glimpse behind the design, inspiration and style at Chamilia. Find new ideas on how to wear your favorite Chamilia jewelry and discover new Chamilia pieces to add to your collection.  This page will be ever evolving, so check back often to see what we’ve been up to.