Wednesday, January 25, 2006 

By The Sea

I'm really drawn to sea-inspired colors this season. This little treasure, by Catherine Weitzman is mimicked sea class and silver.

Available at Uncommon Goods for $170.00

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 

Wood & Swarovski

I'm finding I'm drawn to pieces that incorporate wood in unique ways. This pendant, for example, features a pine bead encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Not a combination I would've ever thought of, really. It's different and beautiful.

Available via ona Price: $60.00

Monday, January 23, 2006 

Wendy Culepepper is genius. Combining wood, vermeil, and beads makes this lariat necklace to flippin' die for. I'm deep in necklace love, baby.

Designer: W • Culpepper {Jewelry}, Price: $140.00

Thursday, January 19, 2006 

Acrylic Kimono Ring

I'm absolutely mad about The Carrot Box's Kimono rings. Love, love, love.

Designer: The Carrot Box, Price: $16.00

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 

Sculpture in Silver

The designer's website describes her creations as sculpture in silver. I completely agree. The architecture-inspired pieces from Wire & Ice are gorgeous. These earrings are my favorite.

Designer: wire & ice Price: $54.00

Monday, January 16, 2006 

Resiny goodness

Cara Markowitz brings together clear resin and broken auto glass in a beautiful pendant (and other jewelry). What a fabulous way to recycle! Be sure to check out her other clever resin designs.

Design: C Linea, Price $56.00

Friday, January 13, 2006 

Oh la la

These are impossibly outside my price range but, goodness, aren't they the epitome of beautiful? I think of the sea when I gaze upon these lovelies. Made of mint ice quart and 14 k gold.

Designer: Anthony Nak; Price $1,800 available at YLANG|23

Thursday, January 12, 2006 

Carved Silver

This bit o' loveliness is made of carved silver. What strikes me about it is the scallop design. The red cord really makes it unique -- an unexpected and striking contrast.

Designer: Erica Hite Price: $31.50 at day-lab

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 

Future Organic

I love how organic and simple this pendant is. Silver and balsawood mix so beautifully together, don't they? I'd never have guessed.

Designer: Emma Chalmers, Necklace: £130.00 at Velvet Boutique in the UK.

Monday, January 09, 2006 

The ring's the thing

I'm not much of a ring fan but these lovelies caught my fancy. I love the idea of a dangly ring. Flirty. Fun.

Beaded "Calm Rings" from I Dream of Beads. Cost: $25.00

Sunday, January 08, 2006 

Hip & Sweet

I want this necklace soooooo bad.

The talisman from METALSgirl is hip and feminine without being cutesy. Love the pink and silver combination.

Designer: METALSgirl Price: $70

Saturday, January 07, 2006 

What started it all...

I received this necklace as a gift for Christmas 2005. The designer is Green Halo.


About This Blog

This blog is an odd thing for me, really. In my daily life I wear little or no jewelry and carry as few accessories as I can get by with. I'm usually satisfied with wearing only my engagement and wedding rings + carring my decrepit black kelly bag on any given outing.

So, for me to have a blog about jewelry is a bit strange. It's not that I don't like jewelry, you see. I honestly adore it. I just don't have many pieces in my accessory arsenal to adorn myself into fabulosity. That's party due to a very limited clothing budget and, well, I'm just not very good at wearing the stuff. Wearing jewelry is akin to wearing a mask for me -- intriguing but somewhat uncomfortable. I think I lack the jewelry-wearing-confidence gene that most women seem to possess. Yet I still admire jewelry (and those that can wear it well).

For Christmas I received a stunning necklace from my sister-in-law. It's something that I'd never, ever select for myself and I'm madly in loooooove with it. I wish knew the name of the stones but it's an opaque, light blue briolette pendant flanked by little deep orange crystal beads on either side. My description does it no justice, unfortunately. It's a beautiful, beautiful piece and it awakened an interest in seeking out talented jewelry designs. This blog has been created to share my finds with you. I hope you enjoy the blog and the jewelry goodness shared within.