Currently In-Store

Did you know that you can create your own unique styles by layering Kay Adams peices. Mix and Match to your liking as seen here with some selections from the POP Collection.

Currently In-Store

If you or a loved one is into old black & white portraits, this piece is for you. Straight out of the Lore Collection, this piece pays homage to old spirits.

Fashion Magazine Poll

Kay wants to know what your top fashion magazine picks are. Take the poll, leave a comment, let us know! ----->

Celebrity Poll Results

The results are in! According to the Kay Adams Celebrity Poll, Sara Jessica Parker is the top pick A-lister to wear a Kay Adams necklace with Oprah coming in a close second.

Thanks to all that participated and please make sure to voice your opinion in our new fashion magazine poll! ---->

Currently In-store

From the Posh Collection bring old glamour back to life with a rainy day shower of pearls.

Which Celebrity is a Match for Kay Adams Poll

Did you notice the new poll located on the right sidebar -->?
Share your thoughts with Kay! Which celebrity do you feel can best wear a Kay Adams necklace? Sarah Jessica Parker? Oprah? Taylor Swift? Emma Watson? Natalie Portman? Or comment with your own suggestions.

Novel Couture Puts Kay on the Wall

A master in framing artwork, Novel Couture creates a virtual installation featuring pieces by Kay Adams. View the big picture here.

The "It" Look Blog Strikes Again

Kay Adams meets the fantastic Mr.Fox in this English country-side inspired ensemble created by The"It" Look blog.

Posh Ice Editorial Exclusive

For those ladies who are too cool for their own good. Novel Couture makes Kay Adams' "Posh Ice" their number one pick for Fall 2010's editorial exclusive gifts. Get the story here.

Fashion Pulse Daily Upcycles Kay Pieces

Kaci Hamilton at Fashion Pulse Daily puts Kay at the forefront of 'repurposed' and 'upcycled' fashion. Not only do Kay's pieces honor the past and work in the present, they also promote a sustainable future. Make sure to check out and share Kaci's post!

Eurostyle Shop Blog is Crazy for Kay has delivered praise for Kay's statement necklaces and has featured a fan-favorite piece from the Pop Collection. Please check out the review at the Eurostyle Shop Blog.

Kay Makes "The Bridal Wishlist"

Janice over at The Bridal Wishlist has taken a liking to Kay's pieces for obvious reasons ;) Please check out her review on Kay's necklaces and show your support!

What Does She See?


The question is not what you look at but
what you see.

~ Thoreau

Signed Kay Adams, A2290
Strike Collection, $255

Wrist Watch


Indeed a Wrist Watch.
. . . as opposed to a wristwatch.

Signed Kay Adams, A1629
WriSt RinGeRs Collection, $65

Old Faithful


A classic design with antique former rhinestone earrings on ever so pale verdigris crystals.

And speaking of faithful and classic --
an in some cases, antique perhaps? ;) --

Signed Kay Adams, A2244
Lux Collection, $185

Flying High


On the wings of . . .

givre glass!

Givre is the word in the world of costume jewelry used to describe rhinestones that have been infused with a second color.

Most givre glass was made in Germany, although the word is french . . . for "frost" . . . go figure out that meandering etymology . . .

The colors of this former dragonfly brooch are awesome givres of opalescent and "creamsicle", vibrant orange fire opal, fuschia, and opaque pink.

Such a unique treasure!

Signed Kay Adams, A1534
Bitz Collection, Sold

Love Birds, Plus


Three charming antique friends sitting on a rhinestone branch.

Loved it as a brooch, love it more as a necklace.

Signed Kay Adams, A2252
Bitz Collection, $75



tousled. reckless. desperate. beautiful.

Not unlike the ending scene from the movie.

Signed Kay Adams, A2292
Juice Collection, Sold

Bohemian Rhapsody


An interpretation of one of my all time favorite songs!

I wonder if it would make Freddie want to do the Fandango with a Scaramouche?

Signed Kay Adams, A2288
Juice Collection, $355

Anthillian at Heart


She searches for tiny treasures with such care, and with such an eye for the detail and history of what she's seeking -- and we relate to that as Anthillians.

Recently Vivian brought in some of the antique medallions, tie tacs and lapel pins she's gotten from Anthill over the last few months, and I assimilated them into a special treasure necklace with matching asymmetrical earrings.

I couldn't have been more delighted with how they turned out and she looks so awesome wearing them.

Vivian, I know the meaning the pieces hold for you -- we feel the same about these often overlooked little records of history, which somehow respect the former lives and accomplishments of their owners.

It is beyond gratifying to be able to offer them a voice, a home, a presence, a custodian -- and in this case, all of the above.

You're beautiful, Vivian . . .
and us Anthillians love ya!

Signed Kay Adams, A2077
Lore Collection, Sold



Who could explain it?

Circles work.

Signed Kay Adams, A1693
Lux Collection, Sold

A Tisket, A Tasket


A tisket, a tasket
A Czechoslovakian basket.

Vintage Czech jewels -- truly some of the most delightful and beautiful costume jewelry EVER made.

I wish I came across more of it than I do.

Yeah, I'd pick a basket of aqua blue berries to put in that . . . :)

Signed Kay Adams, A2294
Bitz Collection, $110

Beyond the Fringe


Where alot of us creative types like to hang out . . .

Made from the petal of an antique Venetian glass vase, one side of a pearl sweater clip, matte glass antique trade beads in stunning dual tone greens, and vintage pale blue Islamic prayer beads.

Cascading pearls and milk glass beads complete
'the fringe'.

Signed Kay Adams, A0766
Strike Collection, $195

Starry, Starry Nite


Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Signed Kay Adams, A2291
Strike Collection, Available


Of golden Victorian treasures.

Signed Kay Adams, A2193
Lore Collection, Sold



I have always loved this picture.

I took it back in my VCU college days.
It was taken in Richmond's
remarkable Hollywood Cemetery.


3/4/63 - 6/5/10


Rest in peace my beautiful brother.

Life dealt you a rough hand.

And the role model you were was unparalleled.

A lifetime of severe mental complications coupled with paralyzing multiple sclerosis and yet throughout your life you remained so spirited and held more joy than many people may ever come to find. What an inspiration you have ALWAYS been.

I want front row seats to the concert with you put on with Jimi Hendrix.

I love you CC. You save a spot up there for me.

Tell God I said Hi.

Black and white photos by Kim Schmidt. Thank you, Kim . . . the photos mean more to us than you will ever know.