Nov 27, 2009

Tom Binns

You ever heard of Tom Binns? This Irish trained in art and jewelry design began to create their exotic pieces inspired by Dadaismo and found in partnership with Vivienne Westwood the chance to sign a totally unique style. In 2006 he won the CFDA award for accessories and is currently the darling of celebrities and fashion.Wonderful all the pieces right? I put only photos of these pieces of "strass" on behalf of the post, but there on his site has at lot different lines of various styles and materials.It is worth taking a look!

Maxi Necklace

They are featured in all the catwalks of fashion shows in Brazil and around the world . In maxi size, which is not discrete, the necklaces may come in various shapes, styles and a variety of materials such as glass beads, pearls, wood, resin, enamel, metal, leather, ribbons and jewels. It fine to mix gold with silver wires with various sizes and overlap them. Inorder not to risk the over production of this style in jewelry, it is important to consider the proportions of the body. For people who are short , a tip is to use the shorter lenghts . As for people who are tall, long lenghts are more harmonious. A good look in the mirror will show what works . The big trend (literally) that rocked several European fashion shows this year was the "Maxie Necklace". Brands such as Prada and Lanvin are counting on jewelry with mega parts combining both simple and luxurious materials as a strategy for sparking a new fashion look. . Between megie jewelry, simple line dresses, bright colors, and crazy shoe combinations the diffently makes an individual stand out. The tendency to choose the necklace as the centerpiece is spreading throught the fashion world. How you look is more than ever a statment of who you are "bold, confident, and independent .

Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Olsen, Blake Lively ... What do all these celebrities have in common? A lot of necklaces. But if we stop and look at the clothes, you will find the pieces that are beautiful . The cut is simple and color basic . The great advantages of this trend is that you can make use of what is in your closet without spending much. Many big names in the fashion world are exhibiting this "mix match look" on the runway. Necklaces are large with a wide variety of styles. The use of different materials: chains, ribbons, jewels, beads, convays that everything that can be mixed in a harmony crazy "Ah Ah Ah !!!!!!!!" . The above photos illustrate the mixing of several necklaces creating multiple layers effect combining different materials .To copy this look you have to be bold and express yourself.

Nov 11, 2009


I have in this necklace at festive color of the Brasilian Carnaval combination in various intriguing shapes to express yourself with this bright colored fun necklace. The pendant is a handmade and I use vintage glass beads, wood beads , Jade Malaysia Gemstone , ctrine and the primary gemstne is aragonite. Jade never goes out of style, Fashion experts predict that this year earth tones and gold tones will be big in the fashion world.
Metaphysical Properties Aragonite
Increases energy, boost self confidence and feelings of self worth as you learn to place trust in issues, especially in business At work, aragonite helps clear the mind, stimulates motivation and provides mental energy required to meet professional challenges
Yellow stone Jade, Malaysia Gemstone Set yourself down beside a cool, bubbling spring, In the green branches above, birds are singing. Everything around you is cool and relaxing, putting you right in the moment, That's the spiritual effect, it balances body chemistry so anxiety disappears and you are calm and centered, Add bright colors to that peaceful place, a picnic is spread around you.
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The History about Citrine
Some Biblical scholars believe that citrine was the tenth of 12 stones in Aaron's breastplate described in the book of Exodus. The stone was referred to as chrysolitus (Greek for "golden stone") in both Roman Catholic and Latin versions of the Old Testament, leading to some confusion over whether it was citrine, topaz, or beryl. However, in the King James Version, the tenth stone is referred to as beryl, meaning it would be heliodor, and modern scholars believe the stone was actually topaz.From the earliest of times, citrine was called the "sun stone" and the gemstone was thought capable of holding sunlight and useful in the protection from snakebite.
Its color was associated with gold and it became known as the merchant’s stone. To the Romans, it was the stone of Mercury, the messenger god, and it was used for carving intaglios. The name origin of yellow quartz, the name "citrine" was officially adopted for this stone in 1556 when German metallurgist Georg Bauer, known to some as "the father of modern mineralogy," used it in a publication about gemstones and jewelry.
The word "citrine" has a few potential sources, all related to citrus fruits. The most likely root of this word is from the old French word citron, meaning "yellow," or the Latin word citrus, in reference to citrus fruit. Around the 17th century, both citrine and smoky quartz were called "cairngorm" after their source in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland. "Madeira citrine" is the term used for darker, orangey-brown citrines, so named because they share their color with Madeira wine.In 1852, after Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, they built Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands. Because she was so fond of her new home and Scotland in general, the queen often had parties for which she required her guests to dress in full Highlands attire.
This gave Victoria a good opportunity to share another of her loves: gemstones found within her kingdom, citrine in particular. As a result, citrines set in traditional Highlands shoulder brooches and kilt pins became popular. 
The color of the solar plexus chakra is yellow, so citrine is associated with this chakra. It is thought to have a positive influence that can relieve backache, and combat depression and problems with the liver, spleen, digestive system and the bladder. Some believe that the gemstone can help promote prosperity.

November's Eyes

November's Eyes
This gorgeous designer is part of my Vintage collectionThis stunning set,necklace and earring is made with Bones beads tubes in ivory color, and round Ivory stone in two different sizes, between the bone beads has faceted coin Citrine and Mother Pearls in a diamond shape, the interlocking links has a white Bamboo Coral large tumbled in soft ivory color connected with 12k gold nugget.
The necklace center section has two links set with coin faceted citrine , round ivory, between each stone drops three pendants all has alternating coin faceted citrine, pearls, rhinestones, moonstone, chain with darling Swarovski Topaz Crystal all in different shape, and size. The color is a crescents yellowness accenting gold filled accent detailing the dangles that hang of the necklace.
The Piece of Resistance this necklace is in the center between the mother pearls has one vintage medallion em gold Hand Carved with the pendant mother pearl, amethyst,moonstone and details en gold filled.
When you are wearing this resplendent set necklace and earring, the dress comes second. The Ivory stone, the bone beads, white Bamboo Coral came from my grandmother,in the earls 60" and is over 80 years old.
Size, Necklace, 17 3x4" with 3 3x4" drop.Earrings, 1" x 3x4"Citrine's earthy, golden orange hues make it a fitting birthstone for November.
The Power of Citrine
The color of the solar plexus chakra is yellow, so citrine is associated with this chakra, It is thought to have a positive influence that can relieve backache, and combat depression and problems with the liver, spleen, digestive system and the bladder. Some believe that the gemstone can help promote prosperity.

A day in the life: "The learning process is never ending. To me, every gemstone has a story to be told, and they're all fascinating. I truly have a passion for them."Citrine's earthy, golden-orange hues make it a fitting birthstone for November babies, born in a season of pumpkins, bright fall sunshine, and autumn leaves. "Citrine is one of the most valuable and popular gemstones in the quartz group.
While many citrines on the market today are actually heated amethyst or smoky quartz, citrine does occur naturally in beautiful golden and brownish-orange hues. It's also possible that quartz crystals that grew naturally as amethyst or smoky quartz were turned into citrine by natural heat from nearby magma activity .

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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 Step

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.

The result of the mess you can see above