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Need Help Planning Your BDSM Wedding?

Wedding planning can be difficult, not to mention stressful…especially if your wedding plans are west of conventional. This year CaptiveLove® Jewelry became a vendor in The Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide.  I wanted BDSM, Goth, Biker, LGBTQ+ and Vanilla couples to easily find their way to me for their commitment jewelry needs.   The Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide is a curated collection of wedding planners, photographers, dress and suit makers, jewelers, cake bakers, florists, venues, etc. who specialize in providing alternative lifestyle communities a personalized wedding/commitment ceremony experience.  The Offbeat Bride website was created in 2006 by Ariel Meadow Stallings to support...

Why I’d Want All The Collars

Esther F Gorden

Tags Alt Wedding, bdsm lifestyle, Collars, Style, Wedding Jewelry

I remember the shock on my fiancée’s face when I said I wasn’t going to wear my wedding ring every day.  It was a modern, classic, slim diamond baguette style that I favored, AND I felt I was going to need alternate choices like a plain gold band for going to the gym, and perhaps something a little more tailored (but not diamond studded) for work, and most definitely a “faux” cubic zirconia version for vacations. What my fiancée didn’t understand was that jewelry for me wasn’t a symbol, it was ornamentation.  For me, love and commitment resided in my...


Esther F Gorden

Comments 2 Tags Alt Bride, Alt Wedding, Wedding, Wedding Jewelry

I would wager that most women have had visions of their fantasy wedding starting from childhood.  Little girls play dress up as the bride, after all it is an encouraged game…a way that society steers females into the roles it expects them to fulfill.  That vision of the perfect wedding might change a little as the girl grows into a woman, but being the princess, all decked out with satin and lace, with Daddy walking her down the aisle to her beloved, generally remains at the heart of it. That did not happen for me.  I don’t recall visions of...

Holiday Sale Shopping Made Easier

Esther F Gorden

Tags holiday shopping, holiday2020, shopping made easier

  Holiday shopping can be time consuming and stressful.  CaptiveLove® Jewelry feels your pain and suggests this easy way to shop our website using the Search Feature located at the bottom of each page, and these popular Search Terms: Padlock or Circle, for designs across all categories that feature a padlock or a circle (O-ring) Petite Collection, for designs across all categories that are sized for the delicately proportioned woman, or for those who like discreet jewelry For Him, designs across all categories that are man-sized or unisex Statement, collars of high design with the most impact Wedding, brides, bridesmaids,...

Work/Life Balance and Oh, Holidays!

Esther F Gorden

Comments 1 Tags holiday2020, work-life-balance

In a perfect world work and life are balanced.  However, when you’re this sole proprietor, making handmade items, in the year 2020, well…let’s just say balance isn’t balanced! This year has been stressful, sales have been all or nothing.  There is free time and no time.  I have been bombarded with problems relating to my co-op all summer.  My co-op used to be a hotel, built in 1924, to accommodate wealthy vacationing New Yorkers wanting to summer in the country hills of New Jersey.  No surprise, there have been plumbing and heating issues, and we need to modernize. In this...