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One of Mom’s more interesting necklaces was made of ceramic beads which always looked like cubes of Chicklets to me. This necklace survived the 60’s‚ the 70’s‚ heck‚ it survived me! Then someone whose first initial is Lola got a hold of it. Beads sprayed from here to Baltimore.

Instead of re-stringing the necklace‚ Lola decided the beads would make lovely bracelets and earrings. And she was right. Naturally kept a couple herself. The remaining ones became the first "Kisses from Lola." Most of the designs are one-offs created from vintage and other inherited materials. And new designs are on the way. So please check back every now and again‚ or follow us on Twitter for updates. We hope you like them!

 

Kisses from Lola: Bathed in Sunlight

Bathed in Sunlight

Swarovski mini-square beads in sunflower‚ Toho seed beads in silver-lined dark gold and medium brown-lined amber‚ gold-filled earwires with beads and gold-filled jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 1.5 in | 3.81 cm. $15.00

Kisses From Lola: Beach By Day

Beach By Day

Swarovski crystals in light crystal silk, Swarovski pearls in light gold, Toho seed beads in silver-lined Rosaline and Ceylon opalescent cream, and rose gold-filled earwires on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: Beach By Night

Beach By Night

Swarovski crystal pearls in mystic black, Swarovski crystal bicones in Indicolite, Toho seed beads in shiny jet black and silver-lined teal, and niobium earwires in black w 3mm sterling silver ball on WildFire. Approximately 1 in | 2.54 cm. $25.00

 

     

Kisses from Lola: Bluebells

Bluebells

Swarovski crystal pearls in lapis‚ Toho beads in Ceylon forget-me-not and Capri-lined crystal luster‚ sterling silver jump-rings and sterling silver French hook earwires with coil on Fireline. Approximately 1.5 in | 3.81 cm. $15.00

Kisses from Lola: Brûlé Royale

Brûlé Royale

Swarovski crystal pearls in light gold‚ Swarovski crystal bicones in mocca‚ Matubo SuperDuo beads in luster opaque champagne‚ Toho seed beads in opaque oxblood and opaque-lustered beige‚ and TierraCast niobium earwires with coil and spacer on Fireline. Approximately 1.5 in | 3.81 cm. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

These earrings reminded me of cherry blossoms‚ which naturally made me think of that old song by Pérez Prado. Swarovski bicones in light rose‚ Swarovski crystal pearls in white‚ Miyuki seed beads in opaque white pearl luster‚ Toho beads in Ceylon pink pearl and rose gold-filled earwires with balls on 6 lbs Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $20.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Clearly Shimmering

Clearly Shimmering

Japanese peanut beads in silver-lined crystal‚ Toho seed beads in opaque shiny jet black‚ Miyuki seed beads in silver-lined crystal and sterling silver earwires with stardust with beads on Fireline. Approximately 2.25 in | 57.15 mm. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: crème Royale

Crème Royale

Swarovski pearls in light gold, Swarovski bicones in crystal silk‚ Matubo SuperDuo beads in luster opaque champagne‚ Toho seed beads in opaque-lustered beige, and gold filled earwires w coil with on Fireline. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls

Swarovski crystals in jet, Toho beads in shiny jet black, and TierraCast niobium earwires with sterling silver balls on WildFire. Approximately 1.75 in | 4.445 cm. $30.00

 

 

 

Kisses from Lola: Diamond Duo

Diamond Duo

Slightly different take on Anne Lazenby’s Twin Diamonds. Swarovski crystals in crystal silk‚ Toho seed beads in silver-lined Rosaline and gold-filled flat earwires with stardust beads on Fireline. Approximately 2.5 in | 6.35 cm. $30.00


Kisses From Lola: Eventide

Eventide

Swarovski pearls in mystic black, Swarovski crystals in Indicolite, Toho seed beads in silver-lined teal and shiny opaque black, and black niobium earwires with sterling silver beads on FireLine. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $30.00

Kisses from Lola: Golden Chandeliers

Golden Chandeliers

A pared-down version of Marcia DeCoster’s Cubed Chandelier Earrings. Toho seed beads in frosted silver-lined Rosaline and silver-lined Rosaline‚ rose gold-filled flat earwires with 2 mm bead, and rose gold-filled jump rings Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $15.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Golden Roses

Golden Roses

Swarovski mini pear pendants crystal in rose gold‚ Swarovski crystal pearls in light gold‚ Toho seed beads in frosted silver-lined Rosaline‚ Ceylon opalescent cream‚ rose gold-filled flat earrwires with 2 mm bead‚ rose gold-filled eyepins‚ and rose gold-filled jump rings‚ on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $20.00

Kisses from Lola: Hot Cocoa with
Marshmallows and Raspberries

Hot Cocoa with
Marshmallows and Raspberries

Swarovski crystal pearls in light gold‚ Swarovski crystal bicones in mocca‚ Toho seed beads in marbled pale peach / Ceylon raspberry, opaque oxblood‚ gold-filled flat earrwires with 2 mm bead‚ and gold-filled headpins on Fireline. Approximately 2.75 in | 6.985 cm. $20.00

Kisses from Lola: I Dream in Deco

I Dream in Deco

Vintage pale yellow "Chicklet" beads‚ Swarovski mini round beads in crystal shadow‚ Miyuki seed beads in antique ivory pearl Ceylon‚ Toho seed beads in black‚ gold-filled earwires w stardust beads‚ gold-filled headpins on Spiderwire. Approximately 1.75 in | 44.45 mm. $15.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Lotus Lace One

Lotus Lace One

Slightly different version of Anne Lazenby’s lovely Lotus Lace Earrings. With Swarovski crystal pearls in light goldsbquo;, CzechMates matte metallic lentil beads in goldenrod‚ Toho beads in shiny jet black and opaque lustered light beige‚ gold-filled earwires and jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 2.5 in | 6.35 cm. $35.00


Kisses from Lola: Lotus Lace Two

Lotus Lace Two

Mostly monochromatic take on Anne Lazenby’s lovely Lotus Lace Earrings. with Swarovski crystal pearls in light gold, Matubo SuperDuo beads in luster opaque champagne‚ Toho beads in opaque lustered light beige and frosted silver-lined Rosaline‚ and gold-filled earwires and jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 2.5 in | 6.35 cm. $35.00

Kisses from Lola: Nautical

Nautical

Swarovski crystals in light turquoise, Toho seed beads in opaque lustered turquoise, and gold-filled earwires with ball and coil on Fireline. Approximately 2.34 in | 6.985 cm. $20.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Noire Royale

Noire Royale

Swarovski crystal pearls in mystic black, Swarovski crystals in jet, Starman GemDuo beads in silver and jet, Miyuki seed beads in silver-lined crystal, Toho seed beads in shiny jet black, and sterling silver earwires with ball on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $25.00

Kisses From Lola: Ode To Morticia

Ode To Morticia

Because these earrings, remind Johnny of Morticia Addams' dress. Swarovski crystals in jet, Matubo MiniDuo beads in silver-lined crystal, Miyuki seed beads in silver-lined crystal, Toho seed beads in shiny opaque black, and sterling silver earwires with stardust beads on FireLine. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $20.00

Kisses from Lola: Patina Royale

Patina Royale

Swarovski pearls in light gold‚ Swarovski bicones in turquoise, Matubo SuperDuo beads in luster opaque champagne‚ Toho seed beads in opaque-lustered beige‚ opaque-lustered turquoise‚ and silver-lined medium gold and gold filled earwires w bead with on Fireline. $25.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Pink Champagne

Pink Champagne

Swarovski crystal bicones in rose‚ Toho beads in pink pearl and opaque-lustered pearl‚ sterling silver earwires with beads and sterling silver-filled jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 2.25 in | 57.15 mm. $20.00

Kisses From Lola: Princess

Princess

Swarovski crystals in light rose, Swarovski pearls in Rosaline, Miyuki seed beads in ab-lined light pink, and sterling silver earwires with beads on Fireline. Approximately 1.75 in | 4.445 cm. $40.00

Kisses from Lola: Smooth As Silk

Smooth As Silk

Black silk covered beads‚ Swarovski bicones and teardrop pendants in jet‚ Toho seed beads in black and silver-lined crystal‚ Miyuki seed beads in silver-lined crystal‚ sterling silver circle earwires with beads‚ and sterling silver headpins on Fireline. Approximately 2.25 in | 57.15 mm. $25.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

Swarovski bicones in sunflower‚ Czech glass opaline violet/amber w Picasso grooved rectangle‚ Miyuki seed beads in antique ivory pearl Ceylon‚ Toho seed beads in gold‚ copper eyepins‚ copper ear wires on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 50.8 mm. $15.00

Kisses from Lola: Spearminted

Spearminted

Swarovski crystals in emerald‚ Toho seed beads in Ceylon light aqua‚ and sterling silver French hook earwires on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 50.8 mm. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: Stop! You’re Making Me Blush!

Stop! You’re Making Me Blush!

Vintage pale yellow "Chicklet" beads, Swarovski bicones in light rose‚ Miyuki seed beads in opaque white pearl and silver-lined light rose opal dyed alabaster‚ 14K/20 rose gold-filled flat earwire with coils‚ rose gold-filled eye pins‚ on Spiderwire. Approximately 1.75 in | 44.45 mm. $15.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Such a Nice Spring Day

Such a Nice Spring Day

Vintage yellow “Chicklet” beads, Swarovski bicones in sunflower‚ Toho seed beads in dark blue-lined aqua and Ceylon daffodil yellow, gold filled earwires with coils, gold filled headpins on Fireline. Approximately 1.75 in | 44.45 mm. $15.00

Kisses from Lola: Sunny Days

Sunny Days

Swarovski crystals in tangerine‚ sterling silver chandeliers‚ sterling silver jump rings and sterling silver fleur de lis lever backs. Approximately 1.75 in | 44.45 mm. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: Sweet Treat

Sweet Treat

Inspired by Carol Paris’ Iona Pendant. Swarovski crystal pearls in light gold‚ Matubo SuperDuo beads in opaque champagne luster‚ Toho Bead in opaque light beige luster‚ gold-filled flat earwires with stardust beads on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: The Beautiful Sea

The Beautiful Sea

Miyuki seed beads in ab-lined sea green‚ Toho seed beads in transparent teal‚ and sterling silver earwires and jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $15.00


Kisses from Lola: The Night Sky

The Night Sky

Japanese peanut beads in metallic dark blue iris‚ Toho seed beads in Ceylon forget-me-not‚ sterling silver earwires‚ and sterling silver-filled jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 2.25 in | 57.15 mm. $15.00

Kisses from Lola: Twilight Becomes You

Twilight Becomes You

Swarovski mini-rhombus beads and bicones in Indicolite‚ Toho seed beads in shiny jet black and silver-lined teal‚ and sterling silver jump rings (on Fireline. Approximately 2.25 in | 57.15 mm. $15.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Vanilla Lemonade
Vanilla Lemonade

Vintage pale yellow "Chicklet" beads; Swarovski bicones; Toho seed beads in gold‚ marbled pale peach / Ceylon raspberry and Ceylon opalescent cream; gold coloured bead caps; gold plated headpins; gold-filled ear wires on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 50.8 mm. $15.00


Vintage Roses

Swarovski pearls in Rosaline, Swarovski crystals in light rose, Miyuki seed beads in silver-lined dark rose dyed alabaster, Toho seed beads in transparent French rose and sterling silver earwires with gold-filled ball on Fireline. Approximately 1.5 in | 3.81 cm. $25.00

Kisses from Lola: Warmed By The Sun

Warmed By The Sun

Inspired by Kate McKinnon’s Tri-Wing Ring. Swarovski bicones in padparadscha, Toho seed beads in Ceylon pearl and red-lined topaz‚ and sterling silver earwires with gold-filled balls on Fireline. Approximately 2 in | 5.08 cm. $15.00

     

 

 

 

Kisses from Lola: Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Czech Glass Silky Beads in pastel pink‚ Miyuki seed beads in ab-lined light pink‚ and Toho seed beads in Ceylon cotton candy on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $35.00

Kisses from Lola: Cranberries Jubilee

Cranberries Jubilee

Swarovski crystals in Siam satin‚ Elegant Elements rhodium plated clasp with Swarovski crystals‚ Miyuki seed beads in silver-lined crystal‚ and Toho seed beads in silver-lined cranberry and silver-lined crystal‚ and sterling silver jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 8 inches (including clasp). (Closed: approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm). $30.00

Kisses from Lola: crème de Vanille

Crème de Vanille

Swarovski pearl in light gold‚ Japanese peanut beads in light peach‚ and Toho seed beads in light ivory Ceylon on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $20.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Emerald Lace

Emerald Lace

Swarovski crystal pearl in light gold‚ Miyuki seed beads in emerald transparent ab matte‚ and Toho seed beads in silver-lined medium gold on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $20.00

Kisses from Lola: Fading Denim

Fading Denim

Druk beads in matte Capri blue, Toho beads in Ceylon snowflake and Ceylon aqua‚ with sterling silver clasp and jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 7.25 in | cm. $15.00

Kisses from Lola: Frozen Lake

Frozen Lake

Czech Glass Silky Beads in pastel turquoise‚ Toho seed beads in silver-lined light blue and silver-lined crystal on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $35.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Future Retro

Future Retro

Swarovski crystal pearls in neon green, neon orange, neon pink and neon yellow and Toho seed beads in opaque navy blue on Fireline. Approximately 8 inches (including clasp). (Closed: approximately 7.5 in | 19.05). $30.00

Kisses from Lola: Glisten Softly

Glisten Softly

Turquoise opaque seed beads (inherited these - probably Miyuki)‚ Miyuki seed beads in ab line-dyed seagreen‚ and ab matte emerald transparent‚ Toho seed beads in transparent mintab‚ turquoise Czech glass beads‚ sterling silver crimp beads‚ crimp bead covers‚ lobster clasp‚ open jump rings‚ on Soft Flex Extreme .925 sterling silver and Fireline. Approximately 8.25 | 21 cm. $20.00

Kisses from Lola: Harlequin I

Harlequin I

Swarovski crystals in jet, Starman GemDuo beads in silver and jet, sterling silver lobster clasp and jump ring, and sterling silver-filled cable thimble on FireLine. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. including clasp. $40.00.

     

Kisses from Lola: Harlequin II

Harlequin II

Swarovski crystals in jet and light crystal silk, Starman GemDuo beads in opaque luster champagne and jet, gold-filled spring clasp, jump ring, and cable thimble on Fireline. Approximately 8 in | 20.32 cm including clasp. $40.00

Kisses from Lola: In the Cool of the Evening II

In the Cool of the Evening

Swarovski crystals in Indicolite, Toho beads in jet and silver-lined teal, and TierraCast pewter toggle clasp on Fireline. (Closed: approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm). $25.00

Kisses from Lola: Look for the Silver Lining

Look for the Silver Lining

Swarovski crystal pearl in white‚ Japanese peanut beads in silver-lined crystal‚ Miyuki beads in silver-lined crystal and Toho seed beads in metallic hematite on Fireline. Approximately 8 inches (including clasp). (Closed: approximately 7.5 in | 19.05). $20.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Midnight In The Garden

Midnight In The Garden

Toho triangle beads in silver-lined teal‚ Toho seed beads in shiny jet black and silver-lined teal on 8lbs crystal Fireline. Toggle clasp inspired by Kate McKinnon’s Tri-Wing Ring. Please note: The triangle beads create a kind of curve to the bracelet, so it does not lay straight. But it does hug the wrist nicely, I think. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm (8 in| 20.32 cm with clasp). $15.00

Kisses from Lola: Moonlit Shores

Moonlit Shores

Swarovski crystal pearl in white‚ Japanese peanut beads in silver-lined crystal‚ Miyuki beads in silver-lined crystal and Toho beads in transparent teal luster on Fireline. Approximately 8 inches (including clasp). (Closed: approximately 7.5 in | 19.05). $20.00

Kisses from Lola: New Gold Dream

New Gold Dream

So named because New Gold Dream by Simple Minds is one of our favourites. Toho beads in frosted silver-lined dark gold and silver-lined dark gold‚ with gold-filled clasp and jump ring on Fireline. Approximately 19 in | 48.26 cm. $15.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Nightfall

Nightfall

Toho triangle beads in metallic hematite and crystal clear‚ Miyuki silver-lined crystal beads‚ on 8 lbs crystal and Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm (8 in| 20.32 cm with clasp). $15.00

KissesFromLolaOhSoVeryGentlyII

Oh So Very Gently II

Swarovski crystals in light crystal silk, Toho seed beads in silver-lined Rosaline and Ceylon opalescent cream, and rose-gold-filled spring clasp and jump rings on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $30.00

Kisses from Lola: On a Clear Day

On A Clear Day

Toho triangle beads in crystal clear and metallic hematite‚ Miyuki silver-lined crystal beads‚ on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm (8 in| 20.32 cm with clasp). $15.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Quiet Storm

Quiet Storm

Name inspired by lyrics to one of our favourite songs by Sade. Swarovski crystals in Montana sapphire, Toho seed beads in gilt-lined sapphire opal and cabochons that were re-purposed from an old necklace on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $35.00

Kisses from Lola: Raspberry Swirls

Raspberry Swirls

Swarovski crystals in light rose, Swarovski pearls in Rosaline, Czech druk glass beads in crackled pink with luster‚ Matubo MiniDuo beads in opaque pink luster‚ Miyuki seed beads in antique ivory pearl‚ Toho seed beads in transparent French rose and transparent light French rose‚ Elegant Elements 23K gold plated box clasp with Swarovski crystals‚ and gold-plated thread protectors on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm (including clasp). (Closed: 6.75 in | 17.14 cm approximately). $40.00

Kisses from Lola: See You By the Sea

See You By the Sea

Miyuki seed beads in silver-lined crystal‚ seed beads in opaque turquoise (inherited these - probably Miyuki)‚ Toho seed beads in color-lined capri‚ dark blue-lined aqua and opaque-lustered turquoise on Wildfire. Approximately 9 in| 22.86 cm. $20.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Shimmer Me Timbers

Shimmer Me Timbers

If pirates were known for glamour, they might wear something like this. You think I need more sleep, don't you? Toho seed beads in silver-lined crystal and silver-lined blue, on Fireline. Approximately 8 in| 20.32 cm. $20.00

Kisses from Lola: Spring Session Two

Spring Session Two

Alternating amethyst and white flower glass beads. Sterling silver spring clasp. On Softflex .925 Sterling Silver metallic beading wire. Approximately 7.25 in | 18.41 cm. $20.00

Kisses from Lola: Summerberry

Summerberry

Miyuki seed beads in ab-lined light pink and Toho seed beads in metallic navy iris Fireline. Approximately 8 in | 20.32 cm. $25.00

     

Kisses from Lola: Sunfire

Sunfire

Mom’s vintage orange ceramic cubes with new Swarovski crystals in fire opal‚ Toho seed beads in black‚ gold-filled spring clasp and gold-plate bead caps. On Softflex 24k Gold metallic beading wire. Approximately 7.25 in | 18.45 cm. $15.00

Kisses from Lola: Sweet-For-Not-Me-Gets

Sweet For-Not-Me-Gets

There is a sweet‚ funny‚ sad scene in an old movie called Her Highness and the Bellboys between June Allyson and Rags Ragland where Rags brings June some flowers to cheer June up. But Rags being Rags kinda scrambles the name a bit. Instead of correcting him‚ June very sweetly accepts the flowers, telling him that she loves for-not-me-gets. And so do I. Miyuki seed beads in antique ivory pearl Ceylon, Toho seed beads in Ceylon forget-me-not on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $20.00

Kisses From Lola: 2xBlue II

2xBlue II

Name obviously inspired by one of Deborah Harry's fabulous songs. Swarovski pearl in white, Toho seed beads in Ceylon baby blue and color-lined Capri on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm. $20.00.

     
     

Kisses from Lola: Deco Echoes

Deco Echoes

Bracelet: Our deco twist on Nichole Starman’s Chrysanthemum Bracelet. Swarovski crystal pearls in light gold‚ Toho seed beads in shiny jet black‚ opaque-lustered light beige‚ and medium brown-lined amber, on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm.

Earrings: Swarovski crystal pearls in light gold, Toho seed beads in shiny jet black and medium brown-lined amber‚ and gold-filled earwires with beads and gold-filled jump rings on Fireline. 1.5 in | 3.81 cm. $50.00

Kisses from Lola: Enchanted

Enchanted

Bracelet: Swarovski crystals in crystal silk‚ Swarovski pearls in light gold‚ Japanese peanut beads in light peach‚ and Toho seed beads in light ivory Ceylon on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm.

Earrings: Swarovski crystals in crystal silk‚ Swarovski pearls in light gold, Japanese peanut beads in light peach, Toho seed beads in light ivory‚ gold-filled earwires and headpins Ceylon on Fireline. Approximately 1.5 in | 3.81 cm. $50.00

Kisses from Lola: Snow Days

Snow Days

Bracelet: Swarovski pearls in white, Miyuki seed bead in white pearl luster on Fireline. Approximately 7.5 in | 19.05 cm.


Earrings: Swarovski pearls in white, Miyuki seed bead in white pearl luster and sterling silver earwires with gold-filled ball on Fireline. Approximately 1 in | 2.54 cm. $50.00

 

 

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