Friday, August 29, 2014

white versus yellow metals

(photo from this lovely etsy seller)
Awhile back, I read a post on Gem Gossip's blog that has stayed with me ever since.  In an interview with designer Stacey Lorinczi, Stacey said, "I recall when I was a teenager, and first started to seriously devote myself to jewelry making, I had little interest in gold—sterling silver was the only metal I would wear. In contrast, my mother was a devotee of yellow gold jewelry, and would rarely purchase anything silver. When I would debate this with her, she’d always insist, “just wait… when you’re grown-up, you’ll see, you’ll love gold as much as I do. Far more, in fact, than you will silver.” I was doubtful, but sure enough she was right. Now that I’m an adult, I find myself profoundly attracted to the qualities of gold. I have come to believe that it’s a metal for when you’ve fully matured as a woman."  I feel I am going through the very same experience!  Most of my life I have been devoted to wearing silver but as my taste in jewelry matures, I feel that I am starting to gravitate towards yellow gold.  Although I still love my choice in my platinum wedding ring set for every day wear, I am choosing yellow gold right hand rings more and more.  So, my wonderful readers, which do you prefer?

Monday, August 25, 2014

not those kind of bar studs

I love the look of these bar stud earrings (also referred to as ear climbers).  I'd love to see how they look on my ears.  I wonder if they would pleasantly cover up or look completely gross with the multitude of piercings I have in each of my ears due to being a teenager in the 90's.  This kind of photo makes me lament that my ears look like Swiss cheese!

P.S.  My apologies in advance for my sporadic presence on here.  I am working on some rather large projects over the next few weeks (and the last few weeks) and as a result will have very little free time to dedicate to posting.  I'll try to be on here as much as I can though to help you with your jewelry fix!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

tragic fail

This is what the ring was supposed to look like... and this is what it really looks like...
Sometimes you just have to admit you failed and start from scratch.  I am heartbroken because of the loss of 14K gold (which I can always cash in for scrap) but more importantly the loss of time.  But I feel confident that the second time around I am going to nail it!  Here's to some optimism!

Monday, August 4, 2014

baby bracelet

I made Clara her very first piece of jewelry!  Lately, she has been grabbing for one of my bracelets so I asked her if she wanted her own, which she replied yes.  Super excited that she was even interested, I let her pick out what color she wanted from the embroidery floss I had on hand and made her this bracelet for which, once she was presented with the bracelet, she hollered "No," and threw it across the floor.  Spirits dashed, but not entirely squashed, I finally convinced her to just "try it on."  Now she won't let me take it off!  The impossible tininess of it makes me realize that although she is growing up fast, she's still so very little.