I created this blog for people like me who view jewelry as a art form.
This form of art should combine unique design with stylist fashion, and be an expression of the person wearing it.
Jewelry has the hability to convay at distance the mood of the individual.
One can show diferent facets of their personality such as eccentric, chic, retro, formal, etc...
I needed a quick and easy solution to get my ever growing earring collection under control and up on the wall where's I can sees 'em! I didn't even remember I had all these earrings! They've been hidden in jewelry boxes, the boxes they came in, in a travel jewelry case I found that I never emptied after a trip! Obviously, I'm in need of a little organization, but until I can buy one of these suckers (we need a new dresser first) this was my solution using things I just had around the house. What you'll need: Some embroidery hoops of various sizes lace or other open weave fabric scissors craft or fabric glue fabric stiffening spray- I used a brand called "stiffen stuff" from a craft store
Ste1) Step Place the fabric in the embroidery hoops where you'd like it and pull taught. I spent some time deciding how I wanted the designs to lay inside the hoop... 2) Setp Once they're how you'd like them and pulled tight on all sides, spray the fabric thoroughly with the stiffening spray and let dry (this stuff took about an hour.) 3) Step Once dry, the fabric should feel more stiff like a window screen- this step is the trick to making these easy to get your earrings in and out of and keeping them tight through the years. 4) Step Cut the fabric around the hoops with a 1/4" or so border- as you can see, it really doesn't have to be neat. Place glue all around the inside edge and fold the fabric down tight- craft glue worked great on the wood hoop and I used a stronger fabric-specific glue on the plastic hoops. 5) Step And once the glue dries, you're in business! Add earrings, bang some nails in the wall and you're done. Easy peasy pretty organization.
6) The end I need to make one more big hoop to hold my BIG earrings (yes, I still have more!) but these have been working out pretty darn well so far. And I've been wearing earrings more often because of them too!
Now, what to do about all my necklaces... how do you ladies keep your jewelry organized
When I fall in LOVE with a jewelry designer, I fall HARD and designer Dominic Jones is the latest in a long line:
Subversive Jewelry, Pamela Love, Alexis Bittar, Made Her Think, Eddie Borgo. http://www.subversivejewelry.com/collections.html
The edgy, London-based Brit crafts sculpturally sound jewelry with a MAJOR dose of punk rock attitude.
Take, for example, the 22 karat white gold plated Knuckleduster seen above. Look quickly and you might think it was a clever take on the Batman logo, but, oh HEY, look again and it's ACTUALLY the marriage of two sharp, animalistic claws. Obsessed.com accurately describes how I feel about this ring.
If you feel as I feel about Dominic Jones (marry me, Dominic), you're in luck. There's a SWEET assortment of his designs available at The Outnet now, for a staggering 65% off. Sizes are selling out fast though, so buy a ticket and board the train
Stone's names: Tiger eye, also spelled tiger's-eye and tigereye. Tiger eye is also called crocidolite cat's-eye or African cat's-eye. Color: Tiger eye has a rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a fine golden lustre when polished.
Description: Tiger eye is quartz that contains oriented fibres of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica. Tiger eye is displaying chatoyancy (a vertical luminescent band like that of a cat's eye) . Tiger eye typically has lustrous alternating yellow or brown bands.
The name's origin: Tiger eye with its bands resembles an eye of tiger, so it is received its name due to this similarity.
Wedding anniversary: Tiger Eye is the anniversary gemstone for the 9th year of marriage.
Varieties: Hawk's-eye is similar to tiger eye, except that the crocidolite was replaced by quartz before altering to iron oxide. It therefore retains the gray-blue or green of the asbestos.
Care and treatment: As with all gems, protect tiger eye from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes.
From the stone history: Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eye for protection in battle. Tiger Eye was thought to be all seeing due to its appearance.
Shopping guide: Tiger Eye is widely used in pendant and beads where it's lovely tiger-like peculiarity displays out best.
Healing ability: Tiger eye relieves high blood pressure. Tiger eye wear is very helpful in the presence of following diseases: bronchial asthmakidney, rheumatic heart disease, otitis and psoriasis.
Mystical power: Tiger Eye is used for focusing the mind. It is said that Tiger Eye offers protection during travel, strengthens convictions and confidence. This very warm stone is beneficial for the weak and sick.
Deposits: The most important mine for Tiger Eye is in South Africa. The best stones come from Griqualand West.
3) - Start by cutting the size of just 2 types of rhinestones and finalize with the tips
- You will also need a pair of pliers (if you have that to cut helps a lot), Jump Rings medium / big one, End caps, clasp bead, Lobster Clasp with ring, Split Ring and finalizing a great super glue.
1) - I started picking them thicker chain and large rhinestones ($ 25.00 foot), then I got the pearls ($ 7.00), the small rhinestones (forgotten the price! (Ah Ah ah) and thin chains ($ 1.50 at $ 15.00 foot).
Note: I suggest purchasing the glass beads because, although more expensive, do not peel as easily and are more beautiful !
Do it by yourself
This necklace is not hard to do, the trick is to choose the right variety of chains, rhinestones and pearls to do a nice mix.
Go put one above the other in the store and go with one picture for help !
In my shopping this past year end I took home the magazine style. I read the entire magazine, and noticed that one number in particular was present on many pages: The maxi chain necklace with pearl la Tom Binns!
It really is a powerful accessory that makes all the difference and give an instant air trendy any white t shirt !
This make me excited to put my hands to do. Long time I want do, but I was lazy, needed that little push ...
Then I went yesterday on my chest, and one store sell supply for jewelry. I absolutely loved it! ! Buy a thousand chains, pearls, beads and I made more the one necklaces.