So you want to give a personalized, special one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays. Where do you begin? The choices are endless, there are so many styles, and of course, there is price. You can purchase from a jewelry store, on internet sites like Etsy, department stores, or box stores. There are so many options and this can be overwhelming. How would you like some tips to narrow down your choices and select the perfect jewelry gift?
Have you ever heard of Petrified Palmwood? It is a stone that was formed from a tropical tree from over 100 million years ago. When trees fell into mud that was full of minerals, , they became petrified, which basically means that they turned to stone. The stone is very much like quartz and is found primarily in Texas. These stones have kept the beautiful grains in the wood, which are now crystals, and you will see beautiful spots and swirls.
What does it mean to be a “Free Bohemian Woman?” Is it how she dresses? How she thinks? How she behaves? How she votes? Is it a lifestyle, a choice? Is she liberal, or conservative? Is she any age?
These are questions that will be answered differently depending on where you live, how old you are, and whatever your philosophy.
But I think there are things we can agree on when we conjure up this woman.
We all remember those days when we were young, when summer was coming to an end, and we anticipated that new school year. We were so excited to start fresh. I don’t think that feeling ever leaves us at the end of summer–even some 40 plus years later! So what are you going to do to start fresh? Me??? I will try out some new jewelry designs… It’s almost like a New Year’s resolution. Yes, I am still sad to see summer come to a close–but a new year is just beginning!
Are you a jeweler who has apologized for your “ugly hands”? Let me tell you a story…One day a customer asked me to take a picture of a ring I had for sale online—on my hand! I immediately responded that I would, but she would have to ignore my ugly hand. I said that it wouldn’t show off the ring in the best of light, and I sent the picture. Her response? “You don’t have ugly hands.
Many of you may have heard of the new GDPR rules which requires websites who are viewed and/or used by members of the European Union, to disclose how your information is being collected and used. First, let me just say that your privacy is very important to us. The only data we have collected in the past from anyone is an email address and name for purposes of us sending out a newsletter.
We have since eliminated the Newsletter option and any or all data collected for that purpose has been deleted and none of that data has been retained in any form,
So I must ask you–what is your Muse? Or maybe I need to ask, what IS a muse? That word has always intrigued me, so I looked it up in internet dictionary and the definition is as follows: “a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.“ I actually thought it was “something you like to do,” and now I see that I was mistaken.
With this new understanding, I now know that my muse is NATURE.
You may have noticed that Bohemian or “Boho” jewelry has been making a comeback these past couple of years. So just what IS Bohemian Jewelry? It is jewelry that traditionally represents nature, with themes relating to the earth, sea and animals. Bohemian Style represents a relaxed, natural and peaceful life, with connections to the earth and the universe.
Boho fashion is recognizable with its neutral shades and pops of color, loose flowing styles put together with a fitted counterparts (example is a flowy blouse with fitted blue jeans) and relaxed fabrics.