Keepsake earrings designed by Avalon Park resident Jennifer Nyiri worn by local actress Caroline Forbes on CW TV’s “The Vampire Diaries.”
By Jacob Engels
Earlier this month, local business Alyce n Maille snuffed out luxury jewelry lines like Cartier and had their keepsake earrings selected by the wardrobe stylist for the hit CW TV show “The Vampire Diaries.” The earrings were chosen for Caroline Forbes (actress Candice Accola) by the shows stylist Leigh Leverett.
“I designed these earring specifically with Caroline in mind,” said Jennifer. “The combination of Swarovski crystals and crystal pearls alongside stainless steel chainmaille is elegant, romantic and fits Caroline’s feminine but sassy style. I can easily see these earrings being worn with a cute sweater top and jeans for a date night or with something dressier for a wedding or other formal event.”
“The combination of Swarovski crystals and crystal pearls alongside stainless steel is elegant, romantic and fits Caroline’s feminine but sassy style.”
The Pink Crystal & Pearl Keepsake earrings retail for $30.00 and can be purchased by clicking here.
Alyce n Maille specializes in meticulously handcrafted chainmaille jewelry that combines old world charm and intricate detail. “Besides being beautiful, I think what drew me to chainmaille is its long-standing history. You can look back through the centuries and see chainmaille in various forms, from intricate armor to delicate jewelry. It is a fascinating art form that suits my detail-oriented nature.”
Jennifer is a mother of three mom-preneur who manages all aspects of Alyce n Maille, from jewelry design and production through bookkeeping. Each outgoing order is not only carefully wrapped with Alyce n Maille’s distinctively branded packaging, but includes a personalized, handwritten thank you note; evidence of Jennifer’s desire to create a personal connection with her customers.
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and has been a practicing graphic artist for over 15 years. She began designing jewelry as a creative outlet, taking on the complex Dragonscale weave as one of her first projects. “After that, I was hooked,” she says. “I find the weaving process to be therapeutic and relaxing.”
Alyce n Maille jewelry is in the hands of numerous celebrities, including Raquel (“Miami Monkey”) and Alycia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) and was included in The Artisan Group Gift Bags for 2013 New York Fashion Week and the 2013 Primetime Emmys. The company was also a sponsor at the 2014 Queen of the Universe Pageant, at the invitation of President and Founder, Joyce Giraud.
Supporting a cause close to her heart, Jennifer donates a portion of proceeds from the sale of Alyce n Maille jewelry to Dolly’s Foundation (www.dollysfoundation.org), during a once a year fundraiser. Dolly’s Foundation rescues and helps re-home dogs in need.
To learn more about Alyce n Maille, her Vampire Diaries jewelry and other jewelry designs, visit her website or Follow Alyce n Maille on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (@AlycenMaille).
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org