A Wild Tea Party just posted a photo of herself wearing one of the ALOUETTE French barrettes from the shop and I had to show her off! I love checking out Ellen's outfits. She has an elegant sense of classic taste with a bit of a wild side and her accessories are always inspired. And who doesn't love to see a little Australia summer sun this time of year, even if it is on a computer screen? Thank you for the boost on this sleet-filled day, Ellen!
Do you have a customer appreciation photo for me? Maybe a Jean Jean brooch out to a party or a Jean Jean locket at the office? Please get in touch and share!
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You can listen to a story about these "ghostly redwoods" on an archived episode of Weekend Edition.
Photos via Wikipedia Creative Commons
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
After years spent handling, researching, wearing and thinking about beautiful jewelry, I am now accustomed to a certain level of "wow." I don't react to everything all the time - certainly not like I used to when I first started this gig. I guess I am a bit desensitized! That said, there are always things that make me shake my head in amazement. Like this Victorian paste brooch. It looks like someone plucked a star from the sky and put it in a velvet box. I feel this one in my ribs, which means it's really good.
Incidentally, I just stocked a 9 CT and paste ring in the shop this week. She's really pretty.
You can see more extraordinary paste jewelry on this Morning Glory reference page.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
An auction catalog I recently scrolled through had a couple of abstract pieces by Toshi Yoshida up for sale. I placed bids but I didn't win! This was one of them. This was the other. Aren't they brilliant?
Images courtesy of artlino: Japanese Prints