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It’s for FREE?!

 

It’s here – the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the G. Thrapp Billboard couple is finally engaged!! Since they’ve become such an asset to the G. Thrapp family we decided to throw them a proper engagement party complete with deals and FREE giveaways! To sweeten the deal even more, we invited all of our favorite Indianapolis Wedding vendors! At the bridal party on April 19th,  G. Thrapp is giving away a one carat diamond, a wedding band set and $3,000 toward a custom redesign. In addition to the G. Thrapp giveaways, each of our exclusive wedding vendors have decided to offer their own giveaways! Read more about our vendor’s discounts and raffle prizes below:

 

Bella Bridesmaids

  • Discount: 10% off your Bridal Party order
  • Raffle: $200 to Bella Bridesmaids Indy

M.H. Pomanders

  • Raffle: Satin Sash with Swarovski Crystals

Erin Young Designs 

  • Raffle: Bridal Sash

KM King Smith Events

  • $50 off a one day wedding planning session if you schedule an appointment during the party

Classic Cakes

  • Discount: 10% off your Wedding Cake if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: Free Groom’s Cake

Sweet & Savory Catering

  • Discount: Receive a $100 gift certificate if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: $100 gift certificate to Sweet & Savory

Do-Tique

  • Discount: 10% off services
  • Raffle: Free month of services

Evan Todd Spa & Salon

  • Free: Chokra Oils
  • Discount: $100 gift certificate is you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: $150 gift certificate for spa or salon services

Conrad Indianapolis 

  • Raffle: 1 night stay at the Conrad

The Empty Vase:

  • Discount: 10% off your order if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: All of the flower arrangements at the bridal party

Allier Beauty 

  • Discounts: 10% off if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: 20% off services for an entire wedding party & eyeshadow pallet and lipgloss

Creative Video & Multimedia

  • Discount: book the day of and receive 20% off the entire project
  • Raffle: Free engagement video (interview with bride and groom + footage set to music)

505 Photo Studio

  • Discount: 10% off if you schedule an appointment for either video or photo services & 20% off if you schedule an appointment for both video and photo services

Halcyon Days

  • One set of Pale Pink/Gold Salamander and Plain Hinged bangles
  • One set of Cream/Gold Salamander and Plain Hinged bangles
  • Coral/Gold cufflinks
  • Royal Blue/Palladium cufflinks

Flat 12

  • Beer Tasting offered at Bridal Party
  • Raffle prize will also be offered.

 

For additional information about the bridal party, please visit our website at www.gthrapp.com/bridal.

 

We LOVE These Jewelry Storage Ideas!

 

Sure, jewelry boxes are okay, but how about something that can brighten up your room or make for more unique jewelry storage. We went next door to Be the Boutique, and gathered any type of stand, bowl or tray we could find. We had so much fun experimenting with these brightly colored pieces. We made sure to list what we used in the making of the jewelry storage display as well as the designer jewelry photographed underneath each image. As you can see, things like mirrors, cake platters, coffee cups, measuring cups and even candle holders can make for surprisingly great jewelry holders! (This could also be a wonderful gift idea!)

Of course, after you visit Be the Boutique at 56th & Illinois for your jewelry storage purchase, be sure to stop G. Thrapp Jewelers and buy some jewelry to fill that storage!

 

jewelry stand

What we used: Mirror, Measuring Cups painted with colorful flowers

Jewelry pictured: bebe&tay bracelets, Michele watch, Konstantino rings, and an Estate bracelet

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jewelry stand2

What we used: Cake/ Dessert Platters of various sizes (three tiers look great as well!)

Jewelry pictured: bebe&tay bracelets, Michele watch, Konstantino rings, and an Estate bracelet

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What we used: Hot pink cake/dessert stand

Jewelry pictured: John Apel cuff, bebe&tay bracelets, and Konstantino rings

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What we used: Small blue mirror

Jewelry pictured: Michele watch, Estate bracelet, Estate pin, and Konstantino ring

 

 

Samantha Louise Tells All

 

In most cases, simply seeing a piece of jewelry doesn’t trigger that irresistible need to have it. In most cases, the desire stems from learning about the piece and the designer who created it. We had the chance to speak with designer and founder of Samantha Louise Jewelry, Samantha Louise Larkins, and receive an insight into what inspires her to create the breathtaking pieces that make up her collection..

GTJ: When did you realize you had a passion for jewelry?

SL: I knew at a young age. My grandmother’s jewelry box was irresistible and I was hooked.  My creative genes guided me into an art degree from the University of San Diego and then on to GIA.  I have loved every moment of my journey in the jewelry industry.

 

 

GTJ: From where do you draw your inspiration? 

SL: I find that each design informs the next.  I am constantly striving to push the limits of what I create by analyzing what I have created in the past. I try to make it better, easier to wear, bolder, or more versatile. I am inspired by color, art, fashion and more than anything, women.  I strive to create work that women love to wear, that can become a part of their identity, history, and memories.

 

 

GTJ: What is your favorite piece you have created?

SL: Oh my gosh that is such a hard one….I have a new favorite every week. This is one that I love and that I will always be proud of… 18K yellow gold, diamonds and moonstone. Truly spectacular in person, the photo hardly does it justice.

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GTJ: Who do you envision wearing your jewelry? What is she like?

SL: She is simple, clean, and classic. She is a mom, a business women, and a runner.  She is comfortable in jeans and a teeshirt, or a little black cocktail dress…..I guess she is me.  I make jewelry that I would love to wear and hope that if I love it others will too!

 

 

GTJ: Tell me about some of the new pieces you are working on? What are you plans for SLJ in the future? 

SL: The coolest new thing we are doing in 2014 is the “Its a Wrap” collection.  They are high end European leather wraps with awesome 18K elements. I LOVE them and I cannot wait to debut the collection spring. Here is a little sneak peek.

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GTJ: What is your favorite part about working with G. Thrapp Jewelers? Why did you. choose them as a retailer?

SL: G. Thrapp is home. I have never walked into a store where I feel more welcome or at ease and its not just because I am from Indianapolis.  G. Thrapp was the first retailer in the nation to take a chance on me and my work.  I have grown, learned and evolved because of my partnership with G. Thrapp Jewelers.  It is a relationship that I know will continue to flourish in the coming years.

 

Check out more of her pieces on our Samantha Louise Pinterest Board!