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How did your day go?
The hubs and I spent it at home. Yes, it was just another day at work for us and school day for the little one but we went home early and spent more time together. The little one gave us a card they did at school while the hubs gave me this:
The people at work wore something red but I didn’t and wore my usual blackoffice suit. I didn’t even think of wearing any red accessory. My boss noticed this and I realized, maybe I should have worn something to commemorate the event?
For those in the same situation, here are a few things available in my shop:
24k vermeil filigree ear studs, handmade discs, Swarovski crystals
Garnet ear studs, carnelian, 14k gold
Carnelian, orange jade, 14k gold
red turquoise, 14k gold
Rubellite, red tuquoise, 14k gold
Red coral, sterling silver
Red turquoise, garnets, sterling silver
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!!!
The dilemma: None.
The process: The client wanted a pair of garnet earrings. I suggested that we add more than just garnet because this gemstone has a rich wine red color.
Combining it with other gemstones in the same color family will give the piece life and vibrance. So I scoured my suppliers to see what they had and I found these:
Gorgeous gorgeous Tundra sapphires in red-orange, orange, and olive!
With this project, I needed to take my time. Remember, I do not sketch. I knew that I could only work on it during my good creative mood (read: when I feel
like it inspired) to achieve the best results.
Fast-forward to 1.4 months, this is how it came out:
As you can see I’ve attached it to peridot cubic zirconia in 14k gold bezel set ear studs.
All other gold is 14k rolled yellow gold.
If you’d like to own something as intricate as this, do leave a message in the comments below or send me a message at my shop.
Stayed up ’til 4am this morning. If the husband did not convince (read: force) me to go to bed, I’d be probably wake up until now.
Nevertheless, I surprisingly woke up after 5 hours without feeling any grogginess and finally completed the new set of orders 🙂
Here they are for your viewing pleasure:
For those of you who are frequent readers here, you will notice the
various constant changes in my WordPress Theme….
The truth is, WordPress has a lot of nice themes to choose from and I have been enamored by all of them. I have tried dark backgrounds thinking that it will help make the colors of my accessories and jewelry pop out. Wrong. First, my widgets were nowhere in sight and it was sooo dark! It turned out to be very heavy and too strong to the overall look of what the brand is all about.
So today, I braved the themes section and chose a more, light and airy theme. I am not a techie kind of girl but when my widgets disappeared with my former theme, they somehow magically appeared!
I think I will stick to this theme from now on. It is minimalism perfected!
It does not look complicated.
And most importantly, my photos seem to shine more.
That’s what’s important right? 🙂
So head on here to check out what I have in store 😉
One thing I like about custom orders is the liberality and the extent of creativeness I can do with a piece 🙂
Here are a few requests I have recently made:
If you’d like me to create something magical for you too, do let me know 🙂
The latest object of attention of Neiman Marcus‘ Senior Accessories Editor, Roopal Patel are fabulous bordeaux items.
I have always loved this color. Most of the time, however, I’d forget its name and would just describe it as dark red or the color of wine. I think it’s a safe bet if you want to wear something within the family of the color red but are not daring enough to do so or if it does not fit your skin complexion.
Upon browsing through all of Ms. Patel’s bordeaux choices, I can’t help but realize that the color can and does resemble that of garnet! Garnet has a deep dark red color which is sometimes difficult to photograph. I have spent hours trying to get the right hues of the color come out. Most of the time, I’d wait for different times of the day just to get that perfect shot.
I am not a professional photographer but I do know how to balance light or ISO settings. Most of the time I will use macro shots. But thanks to my trusty Canon G10, which was a gift from my dad, I was able to capture these wonderful shots of garnet:
The necklace in the first photo is available here.
The one in the second photo was a custom request for a garnet necklace and earring set, garnet being her birth month.
.…my own champagne South Sea shell pearl nest setting earrings. I was finishing orders this weekend and loved the combination of the light golden peach color of my new set of pearls that I finally made one for myself! 🙂
The soft golden glow of the South Sea shell pearl and the stark contrast of the nest setting gives this piece an elegant and contemporary feel. The size (10mm) is just right for the setting and the style of the ear nut backing are perfect for its size.
How about this one:
Order now 🙂
Oh! And I wore my Everyday South Sea shell pearl necklace. Not too matchy-matchy but just right.