Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Music To Your Ears

Lei Chic It’s the end of the month and you’re running low on wardrobe — and cash. But your upcoming night out with the girls requires something fabulous that will pump up the volume.

And while the LBD in the back of your closet is sending you good vibrations, it needs a note of sparkle and shine to make the whole ensemble sing.

Luckily, local designer, Melinda Butler offers the perfect accessories to fine tune your look. A children’s piano teacher, Butler crafts a line of hand-made jewelry that harmonizes precious metals with richly hued gems and stones. Greatly inspired by music, each piece she creates is whimsical and stylishly on key.

Make your outfit pitch perfect with one of her single strand necklaces accented with eye-catching crystals or a few of her rock star-worthy hammered-metal rings. Or, tune in to her collection of drop earrings, which includes charming filigree styles paired with delicate chains, and dainty hoops styles strung with tiny glass beads and gemstones, like green amethyst and citrine.

Butler only makes limited quantities of each design, so chances are you won’t be playing second fiddle to the girl sitting next to you. And at prices that won't have you singing for your supper, you can boogie down with a couple of pieces.

Just what you need to get your groove on.

View Melinda Butler’s complete collection online at To purchase pieces, email her at

Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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