Who doesn’t want a hobby in which you can use a hammer to beat on metal? What’s not to love? The more I learn about metalsmithing, the more I love it. It all starts with a creative vision, metal, and basic tools. From these three components comes a lovely piece of art. According to Wikipedia, metalsmithing has a long history. It is traced back to the
Just when you think technology has gone as far as it can, something new arrives. Enter 3D printing technology. It’s capabilities and potential uses seems to grow daily. Invented by Chuck Hull, 3D printing has a history that goes back a few decades. In recent years, 3D printing has sparked growing interest. Transforming Jewelry Making Applications of the technology are appearing in science and product
Rubies have long held the position King of Gems. Throughout history royalty has coveted the ruby as a representative of wealth and power. Royalty uses the ruby to adorn coronation rings, crowns, and scepters. In fact, Duchess of York was given a ruby engagement ring by Prince Andrew in 1986. The ruby is the rarest of gemstones. Because of their rarity they are most often
Pearls are those alluring, creamy beads that have adorned women for millennia. Throughout history, pearls have graced royalty and seen as a symbol of wealth and position. Enter Coco Chanel and the introduction of the faux pearl. Chanel was instrumental in making these demure gems available to the average woman. She was also a driving force in making pearls fashion-forward. Fast forward to this decade
Properly storing and organizing your jewelry is important to keep your pieces clean and in good condition. Many options are on the market to help you find the perfect storage solution for costume and precious jewelry pieces. I have several different solutions for my pieces including jewelry boxes with anti-tarnish silver cloth, bracelet and ring dishes, and boxes for my more casual bits of jewelry.
Jewelry is my favorite fashion accessory. My jewelry wardrobe continues to grow because I constantly find pretty pieces to add to my collection. Sometimes it is just as fun to create my own pieces for an outfit and event. DIY jewelry projects are easy and fast for those last minute accessory needs. Today I am over at The SITS Girls sharing 6 stunning and easy
June is a month full of events and celebrations. Traditionally the month school ends for the summer, the first day of summer (summer solstice) is June 21, and graduations fill the month with wonderful celebrations. June is also an unusual month because it is marked with three birthstones rather than the traditional single birthstone. Luckily for the June birthdays they can select from pearl, alexandrite,
May Birthstone – Emeralds Of all the green gemstones, emeralds are perhaps the most popular and well-known. They are a stunning range of blue-green to green-blue with a stunning intensity of green. Emeralds are very delicate and fragile stones. They should be treated with great care to prevent cracking or chips. All emeralds have inclusions (flaws) and are typically treated to hide the flaws. It
For every face shape exists the perfect, most flattering earring style. Earrings may seem a small part of your fashion styling and jewelry wardrobe, understanding your face shape will go a long way to helping you select items that flatter your face and features. Earring Styles for Your Face Shape HEART FACE Shape Heart shape faces (wider at the temples and narrow near the jaw) look
This week did not disappoint with many interesting and inspiring projects and posts. In particular I was inspired by the diy projects, tasty recipes, and fashion. Try This Inspiration 1. Sarah M Dorsey diy sofa table 2. Thistlewood Farms master bedroom bed inspiration 3. CocoRosa mouse clutch 4. Apartment Therapy lighting inspiration 5. Sassy Kitchen orange blossom cake 6. Cupcakes and Cashmere wardrobe elements Cheers!