Monday, June 30, 2014

The Perfect Fourth of July Mix Tape

When we think about the Fourth of July, what are the first things that pop in our head? Of course you think of barbecues, spending time with family, and of course toasting to the grand ol' U S of A with a nice, cold beer. But we at MyNameNecklace also think about the music that celebrates the United States of America and everything about it. For our latest mix tape installment, we decided to find songs that make us think about celebrating this beautiful country! Happy 238th birthday USA!

American Flag with Fireworks

Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen

American Boys - Halestorm

American Saturday Night - Brad Paisley

Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus

Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue - Toby Keith

America - Neil Diamond

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. - John Mellencamp

Only in America - Brooks & Dunn

America the Beautiful - Ray Charles

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of June 22

Hey there everyone, it is time for the latest in The Weekly Jive - your insight to the top things going on in the office this week. Tell us what you liked this week!

1) Summer is getting off to an amazing start at MyNameNecklace, and it started with the latest batch of new arrivals perfect for sipping frozen daiquiris on the beach! Make sure to keep checking back because we have a lot of new personalized accessories coming your way over the next few months!

MyNameNecklace Summer New Arrivals

2) OK Go came out with a new music video - "The Writing's on the Wall." It's really quite amazing! Check it out for yourself!

3) If you are a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles then you know that there is a new movie coming out this summer from Michael Bay. If you are a fan of these Turtles, then you will definitely not miss this movie! Check out the trailer and let us know which turtle is your favorite!

4) Everyone is on edge to see any hints of what the next Hunger Games movie will bring. Recently a new teaser trailer came out and while you don't see much, what is said definitely hints the darker tone of the next installment.

5) US is facing off against Germany tonight in the World Cup. Winner will advance to the next round! Hopefully Clint Dempsey and the rest of the team will be able to pull it off!

Personalized Jewelry For Men - Silver Number Necklace
Wear a necklace with the number of your favorite player!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Taystee of Orange is the New Black wears My Name Necklace necklaces!

Danielle Brooks as "Taystee" wears MyNameNecklace necklaces!
Danielle Brooks as "Taystee" wears MyNameNecklace necklaces! 
Everyone is talking about the hit new show Orange is the New Black that just came out with the second season. As Netflix posts all their episodes at once, this is a show made for those who love binge watching (me!). We at MyNameNecklace had the honor of making necklaces for our favorite character Taystee (also known as Tasha, as we find out the second season) I mean, how can you not love her?
The actress Danielle Brooks posted the love for her character as well as our necklaces on her Instagram as the #OINTB cast has already started filming the 3rd season. I, for one can not wait!!

Let's take a look at some of the best moments of the second season. (Don't worry no spoilers!)
Piper being silly as always!
Oh Poussey, don't we all? Poussey made a rise in this season as a mch more intricate character and we just can't get enough of her!
Sweet Morello, how right you are!
This is quite possibly my favorite moment of season 2. Red is so witty and sarcastic. Can't wait for new things for Red to get into in season 3!
Sophia knows how to make all the girls in Litchfield feel good, no matter the dreary place they are in.

So what are your favorite moments from Orange is the New Black?

Be sure to get Taystee's favorite necklaces at (P.S. she wears ou18k Gold-Plated Silver Carrie Name Necklace and our Classic "Carrie" Style Acrylic Name Necklace in magenta.)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hey, So What's Your Sign?

Do you read your daily/weekly/monthly horoscope? Of course you do! Who doesn't. And while usually they can be vague and fit to just about any situation, we love to read about what's coming next in the life of an Aries, Aquarius, Leo, and so on.

ryan gosling what's your sign meme
Ryan is a Scorpio (Born November 12)

Every week in the office, we are reading and sharing horoscopes. The believers are trying to figure out what it means while the non-believers pooh-pooh it (but we don't listen to them). Based on the popularity of astrological symbols, we decided to create our own line of Zodiac Symbol Jewelry. It is the best way to show off your sign. If you know what zodiac symbols mean, and you see someone wearing a certain symbol, you can immediately figure out what kind of person they are. Are they a stubborn Taurus, a born leader just like an Leo, or are they a philosophical Sagittarius?

Zodiac Necklace in Silver
Do you fit what your sign says about you?

Everyone should wear their zodiac symbol, then we would know what to expect from people no matter if they are a mutual acquaintance, a coworker, or a potential significant other. You will see someone wearing an Aries symbol necklace and you would say to yourself, "Hmm, that person get's angry quickly, but quickly apologizes." Or, if someone is wearing a Pisces symbol necklace, you may think they are the perfect person to do an April Fools prank on because they are quite gullible.

Whatever your astrological sign is, wear it with pride with our Zodiac Necklace!

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of June 15

Hey everyone, it is time for your favorite roundup - The Weekly Jive! We take our favorite things from the past week and present them all to you! Let us know what you liked this week, didn't like, and see if a contribution from you makes it onto our weekly post! we love to hear from our readers! And now without further ado...

1) Do you love astrology? We do at MyNameNecklace which is why we now have a special Zodiac Collection! Wear your astrological symbol for everyone to see! What are you? A Virgo or an Aries? Let us know by wearing one of these fabulous zodiac necklaces!

Zodiac Necklace in Silver

2) Everyone has seen it already but just in case you missed it - one guy was stuck in an airport terminal in Las Vegas overnight. Rather than sleeping in those uncomfortable chairs, he decided to make good use of his time...and his iPhone video recorder. Take a look below!

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

3) The guys over at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallom are back with another edition of Brian Williams Raps and this time they are doing the classic "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot!

4) Another Jimmy of late night television, Kimmel this time, also continued a popular trend, showcasing the latest edition of Mean Tweets on his show.

5) And because apparently this week we are all about the videos, Dave Chappelle stopped by The Today Show to promote his show at Radio City Music Hall. That is right, Dave Chappelle is back and we couldn't be more excited!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MyNameNecklace Summer Playlist

The summer is here friends! And you know what that means - lazy days at the beach, pool parties with friends, and bonfires under the stars (hopefully along with the makings for some really tasty s'mores)!  Pack away your sweatshirts and dust off your favorite bathing suit, it's time to get in the mood to celebrate summer! And to help you do just that, we at MyNameNecklace created the perfect summer playlist. Enjoy!

Personalized Jewelry - Cursive Name Necklace

School's Out - Alice Cooper

Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

Boys of Summer - Don Henley

All Summer Long - Kid Rock

Summertime - Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff

Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful

Rockaway Beach - Ramones

Summer of Love - B-52s

Girls in their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen

See You in September - The Happenings

Monday, June 16, 2014

Love is in the Air - Show it Off!

Who doesn't love love?! Even the biggest cynics out there love something...even if they love being cynical, it's still something! At MyNameNecklace love is in the air! Coworkers are getting married, some are about to give birth - no matter which way you slice the pie, this office is brimming with L-O-V-E. And what better way to celebrate this emotion than with some love-inspired jewelry! In our latest New Arrivals offering, we now have a ton of love jewelry just for you!

Kourtney Kardashian wears a Love You necklace
Even Kourtney K. love a love necklace!

I Love You Necklace
But that's not all we got! What's the most popular way to sign a letter (or an email or text message in this day an age)? Of course it is XOXO. Since Gossip Girl aired, everyone is telling everyone this simple statement, which means kisses and hugs. Now you can wear it wherever you go and show off how you feel!

XO Necklace
XO Earrings

Are you looking for the perfect gift to give to a significant other? Nothing says "I Love You" better than a necklace or a pair of earrings that scream love! If you gave someone your heart, then show them with this beautiful love jewelry! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Weekly Jive - Week of June 8

Hey everyone, welcome back to your favorite weekly roundup - the Weekly Jive. We have so much to discuss, so let's not beat around the bush and offer up our top five topics for the week!

1) We are all about stud earrings right now! They are perfect for the summer and still show off your unique style and personality! Check out all the great pairs we have right now in our New Arrivals section!

four pairs of stud earrings

2) Did you see the first Sin City movie way back in 2005? It was amazing! And now a sequel is scheduled for August of this year! We are super excited for it in the office! Check out the latest trailer!

4) Speaking of movies, a newest Dumber and Dumber movie is set to come out in November. The funny duo was recently on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and we have the clip from the show to prove it!

4) Hey all you Once Upon of Time fans out there! If you caught the end of the episode, you saw that Elsa from Frozen will be making a major appearance in Storybrooke next season. But that's not all! Two more characters from this insanely popular Disney movie will be making an appearance - Anna and Kristoff! Now we definitely can't wait for the show to come back!

Elsa and Anna from Disney Movie Frozen

5) And last but not least, if you are a lover of all things soccer then you are definitely tuning into the 2014 FIFA Word Cup games in Brazil! What team are you rooting for? Are you in a pool with friends or at work? We have a bet going on in our office so we will see who wins!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Introducing the Scrabble Necklace!

We are always looking for the next best thing in personalized jewelry. And when something pops up on our 'trend radar,' we are quick to pick it up and provide it to you! Well, we have the latest in fashionable necklaces for you - our Sterling Silver Scrabble Necklace!

Scrabble Necklace
We first noticed this necklace on the hit television show Pretty Little Liars. Troian Bellisario's character, Spencer, was gifted one by her boyfriend Toby. Since then, the popularity of this necklace has grown by leaps and bounds!

Spencer's Scrabble Necklace on Pretty Little Liars

Now we have this necklace available for you! You can  get any of the blocks you want! Get your initial or get your lucky Scrabble piece! You can even buy a few necklaces and create your own word or your name using Scrabble pieces! How much is your initial or word worth?

Scrabble Necklace
No matter if you are a wordsmith in love with this game or you just love this latest personalized jewelry trend, you should definitely get yourself a Scrabble Necklace today!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Birthstone of the Month - June

Calling all June babies out there! This month is your month to shine bright...not like a diamond, but rather a pearl! Pearls are one of few organic gemstones, meaning they are created from a living creature. Pearls start out as just a small grain of sand that makes its way into a mollusk (clams and oysters). This sand particle is covered in nacre, which eventually turns into a pearl! There are many different kinds of pearls, but the freshwater pearl is what represents this birth month!

Pearl Necklace with Monogram Pendant
The pearl is the oldest living gemstone and was, for many centuries, considered to be the most valuable gemstone around. Pearls are considered to be a symbol of purity and innocence. This is why this gemstone is a favorite of brides everywhere to wear on their wedding day. This pearl allows the wearer to accept love and see the good in oneself. A pearl strengthens faith, love, and harmony between a husband and his wife.

Wearing pearls are said to reduce anxiety and rid someone of exhaustion. This gemstone promotes sleep and healing inner peace. Those who wear a pearl necklace are said to be blessed by the goddess of good fortune and wealth.

There are many celebrities celebrating their birthday in June, including Angelina Jolie (June 4), Mark Wahlberg (June 5), Iggy Azalea (June 7), Kate Upton (June 10), Adriana Lima (June 12), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (June 21), and Ed Westwick (June 27).

Celebrate your birthday with something from our amazing Swarovski Crystal collection! You deserve it!

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of June 1

Didn't it seem as though as soon as we stepped foot into June the weather got hot and started matching the time of the year? Dust off those shorts, put away those bulky sweatshirts because summer is FINALLY upon us dear readers! Excitement is in the air, ice cream cones are in our hands, and our minds are already vacationing on the beach. Without further ado, here is your Weekly Jive!

1) We have our Spring Clearance Sale going on right now! Don't miss out on 50% off some of our favorite products PLUS an extra 10% off when you use the coupon code SPRING! Don't miss out!

Spring Clearance Sale at MyNameNecklace

2) Congrats to Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas on the birth of their son on May 29! The couple just recently confirmed the name of their newborn - Oliver Finlay Dallas! This comes only a few days after Ginnifer's birthday May 22!

3) Who here doesn't watch Game of Thrones! So many of us in the office love this show and were shocked with the last episode "The Mountain and the Viper." We won't give any spoilers BUT we will give you a clip of an interview from the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson when he talks with Amanda Peet, wife of David Benioff, co-showrunner of GoT!

4) The wedding bells are about to ring for Adam Levine and his model fiance Behati Prinsloo. Rumors are circulating as to when and where they will be married. But now we know the nuptials will take place on July 19 in Los Cabos, Mexico. Congrats to the couple!

5) Don't forget to keep checking back at our New Arrivals category! We have lots of great items coming your way during the summer months! You definitely do not want to miss out!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Get Personal with the NBA Finals!

The NBA Finals Start Today!

Tonight will be the start of the biggest rematch of 2014, as the Heat and the Spurs face-off for another legendary round of basketball to crown the champ. The Miami Heat are the reigning two time NBA champs, and they are looking to achieve the illustrious three-peat, a rare feat only achieved by four teams. 

In their way are the San Antonio Spurs, one of the all-time great teams, who have won 4 championships in the last 15 years. Led by the great Tim Duncan, and coached by the loquacious Greg Popovich, they will look to avenge their heartbreaking loss to the Heat last year.

As always, we here at MyNameNecklace are going to be closely following all the games, and hoping for a series just as good as last year. For those fans that really want to really show their team pride, we have an assortment of necklaces perfect for the occasion! 

Sterling Silver Hashtag Necklace
A Silver Hashtag Necklace
Our Hashtag Necklace is perfect for those hard core fans, who love their team (and Twitter) to the death. Whether its someone in Texas with a #GoSpursGo necklace or a South Florida native with the #WhiteHot Miami bling, this necklace is perfect for showing your team some love.

Another item that is a fan favorite is the Personalized Dog Tag Necklace, for those that want to write a little something extra for their team, something like "Tiffany & Andy, Heat Fans Forever". 

Silver Numbers Necklace
Numbers Necklace
Love Lebron James iconic #6 jersey? How about Tony Parker's number nine? Don't want to go all out with a players name on a necklace? Pick up our number necklace, and wear it proudly on your chest! This quality necklace is made out of sterling silver, so it's sure to last you a long time. 

We have a host of many other options available at our Men's jewelry collection category, like our vertical name necklace for your team name, your favorite players' initial on a necklace, or maybe just an ID tag necklace to commemorate your teams championship date

Remember with the 2014 World Cup starting days from now, any of these gifts are also perfect for a football or soccer aficionado. Is your dad a huge sports fan? Get him something from the men's collection for a Father's Day gift. It will take years to wipe the smile off his face....
LBJ and his Hipster Glasses love it!
LBJ and his Hipster Glasses would love team necklaces!
As always we try to predict the winner of a major sporting event, by entering the team name in our name necklace preview page. Since it's 

facing off against

We really have no clue, as the series last year was almost too close to call....

Good luck to both teams and let's see some great basketball!

Gifts for the Young, Hip Dad

In just under one month, dads everywhere will be opening up gifts from their significant other and children, taking part in the celebratory holiday Father's Day. Finding just the right gift for a young, hip dad today can be hard. But before you pick up that factory-made dress shirt, or that boring stripped tie, why don't you take a step out of the normative box and wow your dad with something exceptional and unique, something he is sure to love and get good use out of. Great places to start the search for the perfect gift include hobbies, favorite sports, and even movie obsessions. And while you may think it's weird and definitely not the first thing to pop up in your head when you think "gifts for dad," personalized jewelry is actually a great idea for today's dad! Some of the top celebs are wearing personalized jewelry, including newlywed Kanye West (who is sporting a name necklace with the name of his daughter North) and Ryan Gosling. So when you are thinking about Father's Day gifts, here are some great ideas for you!

Personalized Collar Stays in Silver
Personalized Collar Stays
If your dad is a man on the go, constantly wearing a suit and tie, these collar stays are the perfect option for him! And with his monogram on them he will not only be stylish, but super chic as well!

ID Tag Necklace in Silver
ID Tag Necklace in Silver
Engrave any name or date you want on this ID tag. Father's can wear their own name and birthday, the name and birthday of a child, or a special event in their lives!

Stainless Steel Bracelet

Stainless Steel Bracelet
What guy wouldn't want a fun ID bracelet. You can engrave any name or date you would like. It is classy enough to wear to the office but also great to wear for every day use!

Men's Gothic Initial Necklace

Men's Gothic Initial Necklace
For men who want something personalized but on a smaller level, we have it right here with the Men's Gothic Initial Necklace! And if you are a wife, getting one for your husband, you can get a matching one for women!

And don't forget:

MyNameNecklace Father's Day Celebration

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Best Sweet 16 Gifts!

Turning 10 years old, getting your driver's licence, being able to vote, to drink - these are all important times in a person's life revolving around a specific age. For girl's, there is another important age, 16. Every girl, while planning their dream wedding, also plans for their Sweet 16! This is a coming of age party primarily celebrated in the United States and Canada. This even can be formal or casual and usually includes a tiara and/or shoe ceremony to symbolize the girl becoming a woman! Everyone has been to these but sometimes you don't always know what kind of gift to give and that is why we are here to help!
Silver Three Initial Monogram Necklace with Swarovski
1) Cash is always the primary gift that people give for Sweet 16 parties. Checks and prepaid credit cards are not very original, but are very useful.

2) Monogram jewelry is super hot right now! Any girl would love to wear her monogram...especially if you add a bit of bling to it! Our Monogram Necklace with Crystal is the perfect choice! She is sure to love it! And while you can get her the crystal that corresponds with her birthday, you can also choose a crystal based on color or meaning!

3) Any girl would be thrilled to receive a gorgeous necklace with her name on it! We have a huge selection of name necklace options! Be sure to check them all out and find just the right one for the recipient!

Infinity Pendant in Sterling Silver
4) No teen will say "no" to a new smartphone or electronic tablet! This gift is great for kids to chat, call, surf the internet, play games, and organize their lives.

A Sterling Silver Monogrammed Ring5) All the top celebrities are enjoying infinity jewelry and we have a huge selection of infinity symbol jewelry! Any girl would like a double chain infinity necklace or an engraved infinity accessory!

6) We already mentioned the popularity of monograms, but it should definitely not be underestimated. A monogram ring is hugely popular, and an ultimate style statement. And don't worry, we make it really easy to find your ring size!

7) At 16, most kids are already becoming new drivers. While you may not want to buy the guest of honor a new car, but you can get them something for their car, like a New Driver Kit or an upgrade in their stereo system.

8) Lastly, but certainly not least, initial jewelry! Initial necklaces are understated but ultra chic and stylish. It is very popular to layer regular necklaces with initial necklaces for the ultimate in trendy looks!

Personalized Initial Jewelry

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