How to start a candles and confetti collection

I've had so many of you ask me about my Candles and Confetti bauble bangle collection, "where I started," "how I choose which ones to purchase," "how I pair my stacks," etc. So, I've teamed up with Ashley, the sole lady behind Candles & Confetti to give you some tips on how to build your own collection. Yep, that's right...I said sole. Ashley hand picks her stones and hand makes all her gorgeous pieces all by herself. Not only that, she has a full-time day job as a Medical Social Worker. So, just the fact that she finds time to make all of these beauties amazes me. What amazes me even more is the love and attention to detail that goes into each and every since piece she creates. Each bangle is many of quality materials, unique one of a kind stones, and custom made to you. Those are only a few of the many reasons that I am proud to support Candles and Confetti. All of the bauble bangles that you see on my blog and Instagram come exclusively from Candles and Confetti and I wouldn't have it any other way.

As for starting a collection of your own, the perfect place to begin is with neutrals (black, gray, gold, white, champagne) Neutrals should be the foundation of your collection because neutrals go with everything and can serve as a building block to creating your own unique stacks. The reason that I started with neutrals could quite possibly be because I was scared of color. It may have taken a while, but Ashley slowly but surely introduced me into the world of color. (and I'm extremely grateful for that!)

Below is a stack that includes most, but not all, of my neutrals. These were the first pieces that I purchased from Candles and Confetti.

Next, Ashley recommends starting with blues, pinks, and purples and then greens, oranges, and yellows. I started with Navy first, because navy can be classified as a neutral and can easily go with many colors. Below are a few more photos of bangles from my collection.

When deciding what colors to my collection I took into consideration the outfits that I most frequently wear and the colors that would go best with my existing wardrobe, and that's what I recommend for you. This is one of the ways that I determine which pieces to add to my collection when there are so many that I like. You want to buy pieces that complement your outfit. For instance, if you have a floral top that has touches of green, orange, and pink in the floral pattern wearing green, orange, and pink bangles are going to make the floral pattern of that shirt pop. Below are a few examples of stacks that include both color and neutrals.

Another thing I love about Candles and Confetti bangles is the fact that many of the bangles have variations of the same color. This allows you to achieve different looks with the same bangles depending on the way you turn your bangle. Below are two bangles one pink and green. I've taken photos of each stone on the bangle to show how the same bangle can provide different looks.

The joy of customizing leaves you with an endless amount of possibilities. Ashley and I can't wait to see how you build the perfect Candles and Confetti collection!

You can check out Candles and Confetti on instagram, via website, or you can email Ashley at to inquire about ordering some custom beauties of your own!

xoxo, Brittiany

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