It Started with a Phone Call

Published April 2, 2014 by jurneyjurray

At the turn of 2014 I received a phone call from a woman I have yet to meet in person, but after speaking to Ms.Terry Vickers, Founder of The Makayla Jefferson Foundation, an instant connection was made. That connection was our children and fashion.

We shared with each other the love we have for our children. Terry described her daughter Makayla’s winning battle with Leukemia, while I spoke about my daughter, DaVae’s losing bought against a severe asthma attack. We understood how our experiences have shaped and molded our future. I explained that creative energy is therapeutic and helps me cope with losing my 7-year-old daughter, DaVae. Just two weeks after Makayla’s second birthday, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Terry described how Makayla’s brave fight inspired her mission to raise funds for children fighting pediatric cancer, as well as, preventative research. Terry is bringing awareness to leukemia and pediatric cancer through education and quality of life programs for patients and their families.

Makayla Jefferson

Makayla Jefferson

DaVae-Dates

DaVae LaVon James

 
Through Terry’s efforts of raising awareness and funding, she presents Fashion for a Cure, as we segued into our next connection…fashion! I was invited as a designer to showcase on the runway of Fashion for a Cure, Sunday April 27, 2014 at the Colony Square Atrium in Atlanta. I’m looking forward to showcasing pieces of my apparel, jewelry and handbag collections, which are derived from soul-soothing creative energy. My 14-year-old daughter, Donyae, will also grace the runway in support of her mom and our efforts to be triumphant through tragedy. If you will be in the Atlanta area, I would love to see you there, as 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization. In addition to the fashion show, there will be music, a silent auction and a raffle with amazing prizes!

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Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite
For more information please visit the Makayla Jefferson Foundation

 

Respectfully,

 

Jenee Dionne
Jurney Jurray, LLC
http://www.jurneyjurray.com
jewelry@jurnejurray.com

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Designer Reinvents Formal Occasion Fashion Staple

Published April 2, 2014 by jurneyjurray

Jewelry designer, Jenée Dionne, handcrafts the corsage into a keepsake of wearable art.

STOCKBRIDGE, GA April 1, 2014— As Jurney Jurray, LLC the boutique of handcrafted jewelry, handbags and women’s apparel continues to look forward to a fabulous year in fashion, designer Jenée Dionne introduces a new wave of customized corsage bracelets to compliment formal occasions. The Ribbon Corsage and Full-Bloom Corsage bracelets are innovative alternatives to floral decor accessories.

Each bracelet is hand-beaded with over 150 beads of pearlized glass, elegantly laced with ribbon fashioned into a floral design. The Full-Bloom Ribbon Corsage has the addition of a centered crystal accent. This elegant one size fits all pearl cuff is available in four standard colors: white, Mother of Pearl, silver and gold. Customization of the ribbons are coordinated with the consumer’s decor.

Unlike the delicacy of a traditional floral corsage, the ribbon corsage bracelets can be worn on a multitude of formal occasions, as the keepsake accessory will not wither away like delicate petals. This beautiful, innovative creation is becoming a popular accessory amongst many formal events to include: bridal accessories, bridal parties/gifts, prom, homecoming and other elegant events.

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Ribbon Corsage Bracelets Retail
Ribbon Corsage $25
Full-Bloom Ribbon Corsage $30

“Creating a new rendition of the traditional corsage provides customers with the option to further coordinate and accessorize, which is the appeal to creating the perfect look for the perfect occasion,” said Jenee Dionne, designer/owner of Jurney Jurray, LLC.

About Jurney Jurray, LLC
 “Established in 2011, the boutique of handcrafted jewelry and accessories, Jurney Jurray LLC has been taking fashionable strides by combining urban swank and contemporary elegance in the unique collection of jewelry, accessories and handbags. Founded by mother-daughter duo Jenée Dionne and Donyae Amón, the company is known for the array of handmade gifts for children and adults. With magazine features and runway experience the company is grateful to be a part of the fashion community. For more information on Jurney Jurray LLC, please email marketing@jurneyjurray.com or visit http://www.jurneyjurray.com.”

Sunrise Bridal Photo Shoot

Published March 31, 2014 by jurneyjurray

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Atlanta Brides, Jurney Jurray is looking to capture your beauty in a Sunrise Bridal Photo Shoot.

Contact jenee.dionne@gmail.com for more information!

Jenee Dionne
Jurney Jurray, LLC
http://www.jurneyjurray.com
jewelry@jurneyjurray.com

By-Golly I’ve Found My Niche!

Published March 26, 2014 by jurneyjurray

I guess the same is just as true the other way around, my niche found me!

Regardless, I am fulfilled and grateful to have made it to this point after three years in business. Almost a year ago I began working on pieces that unbeknown to me overtime had manifested into a cohesive collection. These pieces I am referencing are accessories embodied by formal and elegant occasions.

I had a shining moment two weeks ago, as I showcased at Chic Occasions Bridal Show, where this collection of pieces debuted on the runway with bridal and bridal party apparel. This was a beautiful moment to adorn the models, who were all so elegant in their wedding dresses and matron of honor dresses. I met so many radiant brides-to-be, and having a moment to share in their joy was a wonderful feeling. My Ribbon Corsage bracelets were very well received as many brides and their families have custom ordered their Ribbon Corsage bracelets to  adorn their bridal party to compliment their wedding colors.

In light of this great moment, I’d like to share a few pictures from my elegant occasions photo shoot from this past weekend. I am very proud of this shoot, as my daughter, Donyae, did the honors of modeling. Image ImageImage 

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The neat part about working with my daughter is she’s very supportive, whether that be offering her opinion or shooting images, modeling and overall being such a trooper. She has a formal dance approaching, which I am looking forward to creating her custom Ribbon Corsage bracelet, pearl collarette necklace and earrings.

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Pearl Collarette available at http://www.jurneyjurray.com/Giselle-je-tgc.htm
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Collarette Necklace available at http://www.jurneyjurray.com/Collarette-Necklaces-je-gpc.htm 
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Ribbon Corsage Bracelets available at http://www.jurneyjurray.com/Ribbon-Corsage-Bracelet-bb-rcb.htm

Within the next few days I will do a search in Atlanta for three future brides to photograph a bridal photo shoot, as each bride will receive pictures, jewelry, hair and makeup. I can’t wait to share this moment with you!

 

In addition to my daughter, Donyae, I would also like to thank photographer Ty Spencer of TS Photo Designs who took the amazing pictures you have viewed. He can be contacted at (404) 944-6518 or email tsphotodesigns@gmail.com for bookings.

 

Many thanks,

 

Jenee Dionne
Jurney Jurray, LLC
http://www.jurneyjurray.com
jenee.dionne@gmail.com

Jurney Jurray Designer Featured in Fashion Couture Magazine

Published March 20, 2014 by jurneyjurray

 

Our first feature of 2014!

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Thank you to all involved: Richard Scalzo (photographer), Dustin Sean Lazenby (MUA), Jaylon White (hair stylist), Lillian Faith Rogers (model 1), Elena Stanovova (model 2), Kaytlin Westlake (fashion editor) and Fashion Couture Magazine.

 

Jenee Dionne
Jurney Jurray, LLC
http://www.jurneyjurray.com
jewelry@jurneyjurray.com

Bridal Accessories by Jurney Jurray

Published February 23, 2014 by jurneyjurray

Chic Occasions welcomes Jurney Jurray to showcase custom handmade bridal accessories at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 16, 2014.

Jurney Jurray
http://www.jurneyjurray.com
jewelry@jurneyjurray.com

The Balancing Act of Yin and Yang

Published January 22, 2014 by jurneyjurray

2014 has started out with a bang! I have been presented with a host of opportunities that I am very excited about. The ultimate goal is to achieve balance.

Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (instead of opposing) forces interacting to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the parts.

Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (instead of opposing) forces interacting to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the parts.

I recently took on a marketing position within the global consumer industry, which is an amazing opportunity providing in-depth insight into the consumer world. Meanwhile I am in the midst of creating my spring collection of jewelry, handbags and women’s apparel. Seemingly the two ventures collide, but with balance they will sustain one another.

This year will be filled with challenges yet many accomplishments. Thus far I have been invited to showcase my winter women’s apparel collection at the NFL FPA Atlanta Chapter fashion show February 2, as well as, The Makayla Jefferson Foundation charity fashion show February 15 in Atlanta. I will introduce my full spring collection of jewelry, handbags and women’s apparel April 12 in Jacksonville, FL at Ginaki Inc. Dreams & Fantasies Fashion Show.  Celebrity designer Lizz Russell has again invited me to showcase my spring collection of handmade jewelry in May at her runway fashion venue in San Diego. Additionally I have been invited to showcase my designs on the runway of Latin Fashion Week in Washington D.C. in November.  Thankfully, I have also been asked to have my pieces featured in Fashion Couture Magazine.

And if that’s not enough on my plate, I am planning to begin introducing pieces of my jewelry and handbag collection to the retail trade markets. Throughout this whirlwind balance will be crucial, so I look forward to creating a fabulous team and sharing my experiences every step of the way!

Wish me luck!

 

Jenee Dionne
Jurney Jurray, LLC
http://www.jurneyjurray.com
jewelry@jurneyjurray.com