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Updated: 2016-06-17T01:06:34.098-07:00

 



SSSnake Earrings

2015-06-18T08:19:02.918-07:00

These are decidely cool don't you think?  They look very sensual entwined around your ears, as if whispering sweet-nothings or suggesting something naughty.....






Talk About Statement Earrings!

2015-01-15T04:43:04.307-08:00

When I first heard of them I thought: now how are these supposed to work, time-releasing hormones directly into the ears?  Surely they can’t be all that comfortable to wear…but what a statement they make!  I’m talking about IUD earrings – Intra Uterus Device earrings! And message is: Don’t Get Pregnant! Of course the title of the article in nymag threw me off completely, being called IUD Earrings: Best New Contraceptive for 2015.  Captured my attention for sure I can tell you that. So I was feeling a little cheated when I learnt they were meant to be conversation pieces whereby the wearer may preach about either abstinence or responsible sex. Fair enough, but I still prefer conventional earrings and I can evangelize on a wider range of topics while wearing them. The thing is visually they look rather painful to wear, because they resemble either fish hooks or anchors to me.  Upon reading the article, they  were instead supposed to be shaped like the inverted uterus. OK…have to bear that in mind before I impulsively say ‘Ahoy There’ to someone wearing them next time.  Take a look at them below and see if you can blame me!     Ahoy Landlubber!But to be fair, the most 'painful' jewelry I've ever come across are those from Naomi Kizhmer.  She wanted to explore the relationship between mankind's addiction to energy and our natural resources.  Hence, she came up with a range of jewelry that literally hooks into the human body and harnest energy from its motion - one word...OUCH, and it makes quite a statement.  Talk about a pincer movement!Shiver me timbers...maybe these are the best contraceptives; who in their right minds would hanky-panky wearing these?! [...]



The Top Accessory Trends for Spring

2015-01-06T05:08:39.418-08:00

Happy 2015 dear friends.  After a prolonged period of festive celebrations we are all returning to the grind of daily life!  But it really all that blue and dreary is it?  Let us anticipate Spring and what the new year will bring. Having read Vogue’s piece about the top trends n accessories for this year, I’ll give you a bit of a summary here.  For those of you wishing to peruse the article in its entirety, here it is.  Of these 7 trends, top spot goes to handbags – specifically the ITs with their minimalist approach, included in this category are hands-free satchels.Somewhat ho-hum if you asked me... Second place, and my own favourite goes to Statement Earrings.  This is hardly surprising with all that transpires today, making either a personal fashion or political statement would be on many people’s minds.  We all stand for something right?  On the fashion front, Loewe’s shoulder dusters and Nina Ricci’s mismatched earrings come to the fore as real eye-catchers.  Shoulder-dusting earrings Nina Ricci mismatched earrings The next 3 trends all have to do with the feet…namely the Gladiator, Flats and Platforms!  Having back-to-back flats and platforms really suggests the modern angst we live in today doesn’t it.  It’s downright schizophrenic in my humble opinion! Personally I scratched #5 from this list because I'm on the tallish side myself, and I hate the feeling as if walking on stilts - plus it makes me feel like Big Bird from Sesame Street when I have them on!  Give me gladiator sandals to do battle with, or sensible flats any day. #5! The Gladiator! In 6th place is another bag, the Perfect Circle.  Still on the minimalist side and I too have a penchant for all things simple.  Finally bringing up the rear very nicely indeed is the Obi Belt, simplicity and elegance, and a fitting way to tie up the list of trends for the coming spring. Hope you've enjoyed the summary, and have a good, healthy and happy new year.  An Obi belt  Have a Good One![...]



Happy Holidays

2014-12-17T04:56:52.768-08:00

As the year draws to a close, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas indeed and a marvelous 2015 ahead.  This holiday season is especially meaningful as the world finds itself at a crossroad.  On the one hand we see so much political strife and economic troubles bedeviling us, that we feel a fair bit of trepidation for the days ahead.  Yet we must believe in the human spirit, that in the end, reason and love will ultimately prevail.  There is goodness in the world after all.   We had just commemorated the centennial of the Great War in August, now let us also remember the remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 when goodwill made itself felt over the trenches and the senseless slaughter.  I bid you all dear friends, a blessed and peaceful holiday, whatever your faith and creed may be.  See you all next year.Football match between the English and Germans during the truce...if only all conflicts can be settled in this way. [...]



5 Must-know Rules for Wearing Christmas Jewelry & Earrings

2014-12-08T05:11:36.993-08:00

Christmas is approaching, it is a season to be jolly. It is also a season to be surprised... the season for Christmas parties at work, home and all over town. Many people add Christmas jewelry to their outfits this time of year without knowing the fashion rules. With Christmas themed jewelry, you need to think about your personal style, how it will look with your wardrobe and what kind of occasion you might be wearing it. In most situations, choosing jewelry and accessories is mostly a matter of finding pieces you love and pairing them with the right clothing. However, selecting holiday jewelry can be a little more complicated. Here are some tips around wearing seasonal jewelry and accessories that will help you get into the festive season without compromising style:  1. Know Your Own Style "Personal style is accepting who you are"- Diane Von Furstenberg. Do you agree with this?  What is style? It is effortless confidence in being yourself, it is a way putting yourself together according to your mood and what you want to project. Personal style appears to come naturally for some, but for others it can take a while to find it! Style is something each of us already has- all we need to do is find it yourself... I personally think seasonal items are very rare items in everyone's jewelry box. Your everyday style generally  reflects your  personality, so if you get to zealous with the holiday pieces, you may feel uncomfortable. You’ll want to keep reasonably close to your usual style of jewelry in order to feel comfortable, confident and happy wearing seasonal items. On the other hand, if you are normally conservative with your choice of jewelry, you may consider keeping your holiday jewelry simple and classic but with simple Christmas-themed earrings or jewelries.    2. Think About the Event/ Occasion The type of event/ occasion will impact the jewelry you choose to wear. If the event is on the formal side, you may want to tone down the holiday jewelry and keep it classy,  elegant  and  simple.  For  informal  or  casual event,  large broaches,  dangling earrings  or  flashy  Christmas-themed  earrings  &  jewelry  may  be  appropriated. However, you also would be wise to not wear too dressy or showy, formal jewelry to a very casual event. So think twice and do matching before you put on those dress, earringsor jewelries...  3. Make Everything as Simple as Possible, but NOT Simpler When it comes to holiday jewelry, avoid the temptation to accessorize yourself like a Christmas tree or too eye catching.  One way to prevent this fashion disaster is to remember that less is more, and you’ll be better off aiming for a few classic pieces that enhance and not detract from your outfit.  Always bear in mind, simple is the best!  4. Capture One's Attention(The Right Impact) Because  it  is  the  Christmas  holidays,  you’ll  find  Christmas  jewelry  ranging  from gorgeous and classic to extravagant. A simple black cocktail dress with a sparkling red necklace with a pair of pearl earrings would be stunning. Avoid too much color or busyness by the pattern of the outfit or dress.  You may also pick  something that highlights one of the colors in the jewelry, or just choose black or white. The color tone of the jewelry and your outfit have to be matched accordingly. Last but not least; remember, your jewelry should enhance but not compete with one another.  5. Choose a Color At Christmas season, it’s easy to see that the usual festive colors like red, gold, green and silver. Keeping your color scheme uniform is the best way to accessorize with holiday jewelry. Picking a single color will give disparate pieces a sophisticated. Avoid the scenario of red earrings, a green broach and a gold necklace, for[...]



Pearl Earrings As Cute As a Button

2014-11-30T07:45:50.138-08:00

It is a very interesting phrase, Cute as a Button. The original expression I believe was “acute or as clever as a button”...... referring to the shine of bright buttons. Some may say it as making reference to a bird or a flower known as a bachelor’s button. No matter the origin, we now use it to refer to something very lively and bouncy.  How about these very 70s-looking button earrings , purple in a cool and psychedelic way!Vintage purple button earrings category – an effervescence that’s evergreen.  The young teenage girl within you have that essence of cuteness. This is not some desperate attempt to claw back the years, but simply that the quintessential girl still resides in us despite the years…and sometimes it’s OK to let her out!  The better way might be to build yourself a pearl collection, and accumulate a range rather than just button pearl earrings. In this way we can choose pieces to wear to match a particular occasion or mood. Browse and explore our collection of high luster pearls. They come in a variety of colors from black to pink. Pink shades favor the younger wearer, while darker hues accentuate sophistication.   Obviously, I've got strong attachments to all things pearl...Pearl button earringsThe photos show button pearl earrings and a selection of other types.   Button pearls are round when seen from the front, but look slightly flattened from the side.   You are welcome to visit my web pages in search of the perfect match for your cute or acute as a button teen, whichever the case may be. ...chic and substantial!  [...]



The Many Kinds of Earrings

2014-11-22T02:00:48.455-08:00

I thought I knew about earrings, and I took some pride in that.  But after talking to someone at a shop recently while browsing, I was given a short little lesson on just how little I did know. First, a bit of neat naval history. The Pirates and sea farers wore hoop golden earrings for several reasons: 1.      They hung wax off of them that could be used to plug their ears when firing the cannons that can shatter your ear drums when you fought in one too many battles; 2.      They helped with seasickness (I’m a bit dubious on this one), and they were a badge of honor given when a sailor first passed the equator; and 3.      The earrings were usually made of gold that was meant to compensate for burial if they drowned and their body were washed ashore after a shipwreck. Throughout the centuries the trend continued amongst men, until tables turned and women began to dominate ear adornment. During 1970’s  piercing  reached  new  heights  as  nurses  began attending  ear  piercing  parties  at  department  stores,  alleviating  the  need  for home piercings using a needle and a prayer that infections wouldn’t occur. Eventually ear piercing guns were invented and improved sterilization techniques promoted further adoption of fashion piercings.   Here are the common ones that everyone's heard of:Studs  These kinds of earrings create the illusion of floating on an earlobe, they are also the first earrings you wear after piercing your ears. Post earrings consist of the post that goes through the piercing and an embellishment that is fused or soldered to the front. Designs can be enhanced with drop rings for dangles. Stud earrings stay in place using a clutch or butterfly backing. Earwires Shepherd Hooks - the most popular of all pierced earrings, hook earwires are inexpensive and easy to make by forming wire. Many variations exist by changing the shape, altering the wire or adding ornaments to the hook itself. The drawback of earwires is that they often push forward out of the ear when the end-user wears certain hairstyles, scarves or turtlenecks. A rubber back stopper can help to secure these earrings in place to avoid losses.     V-wires or Marquise wires - this is currently a popular variation on the standard hook shape. V-wires are typically larger than standard earwires and can support heavier dangles.   Ear Threads – these long earrings thread through the ear and out the opposite side so dangles appear both in front and behind the lobe for an interesting illusion effect.   Kidney wires – are made from wire shaped like a kidney with a hook that latches the finding together. Kidney wires are inexpensive and more secure since they rarely push out of a piercing. Current variations include larger wires that hang lower from the ear.   Hinged Ear Findings Leverbacks – are a premium ear finding option. These findings have a hinge backing that securely snap into place behind the ear lobe.   Earharp-- shaped like a harp, these findings consist of a post and hinge backing that snaps in place for a secure hold.  Hoops  Wire Hoops – these lightweight and inexpensive hoops are ideal for beading or wirework additions. Wire hoops usually have one end flattened and pierced so the hook end can latch into the hole. Or, they may have a circular loop at one end to receive the bent latch hook. Wire hoops come in all shapes and sizes.  Hinged Hoops – are a more expensive, premium option. These earrings have a hinge that securely latches it into place. Hinged hoops are often made with hollow tubing or solid castings. The larger surface area on the hoops allows for more ornate patterns, shapes and designs. Endless Hoops – are primaril[...]



An Exciting Jewelry Trend: Double-sided Earrings

2014-11-16T00:50:16.597-08:00

For many women, choosing their earrings for the day is part of the fun of being feminine. Earrings set the tone for the whole outfit. And a new jewelry trend is like finding a buried treasure. A look you didn’t even know existed until you find the jewelry item can become one of your favorite or go-to pieces.  How about trying out this very chic new earring trend? Double-sided, or back-and-forth earrings are interesting, a bit daring, and are ladylike meets fashion forward. Many are pearl-based and are super feminine while mixing classic with totally modern. Double-sided earrings are also all reversible, so it’s up to you which part you put in the front or the back! Some celebrities are even rocking these types of earrings in just one ear, capturing even more attention to that beautiful solo stud.  Here are some fantastic, affordable options of double-sided earrings. Pick your favorite and teach your friends about this new, awesome trend in ear-wear.  Alex Earrings - These earrings are a perfect example of mixing fancy and a little punk rock. The Alex Earrings have a front/back design with pearl pendants and gold tusk backings.   PAVÉ PEARL 360 STUDS - This trend-forward earring mixes womanly pearls with a little disco-glam with its combo of pearl and pavé accents. The pavé part looks like a gorgeous disco ball of your ears.   Cut Off Dagger Cuff Earrings - This pair of earrings are amazing. The majority of the pair comes from the back post. It’s gold sunburst design with crystal-encrusted spikes is very chic mixed with the perfect amount of edginess.   Pearl Double-Sided Earrings - These double-sided pearl earrings are a new twist on an old classic.  One smaller pearl serves as a stud earrings while one larger pearl rests behind your earlobe for a cool meets classy look.  These earrings are available in gold or silver colored settings or peach with rose-gold colored setting (pictured below) and they look like the real thing but for an amazing price!   Curbs Front Back Studs, Rebecca Minkoff These amazing earrings from Rebecca Minkofffeature a silver-tone claw on one side, and an imitation pearl stud. These are another example of the punk meets feminine look that is so trendy, but will never not be in style. [...]



Earrings Evolution

2014-11-06T05:16:56.555-08:00

Ear piercing is one of the oldest and most widespread forms of body modification.   Earrings have been worn for thousands of years, with finds dating back to around 3000 BC, and have adorned the ears for reasons other than simple decoration.    Ancient Mesopotamians, Greeks and Romans believed that earrings would guard against danger and prevent evil spirits entering the body, and in many cultures the size of the earrings demonstrated wealth and social status. Historical Hindu, Buddhist and Chinese sculptures depict certain important royal figures with stretched, elongated earlobes to symbolize their greatness and wisdom. Aphrodite fresco in Pompeii depicting goddess with earrings  Greek and Roman inspirations However, not all heavy earrings were worn through the lobe; they were sometimes worn in the hair or on headdresses, such as the jade ear flares worn in Central American around AD 600-1000.  They were also sometimes worn around the ears and contemporary examples of this method include the beautifully sculptured ear ornaments by Apinya Oo Boonprakob, made in oxidized silver and 24ct gold, which elegantly encircle the ears, and the sculptured ice piece by Naomi Filmer.  Frida Kahlo self portrait with ivory earrings In Western society today the wearing of earrings is increasingly common among men.  In the 1970s the trend was influenced by the punk movement, while the fashion is now upheld by male music performers and professional sportsmen.    However, it is evidently not just a recent craze. Paintings of William Shakespeare show him wearing an earring, and the carved images of soldiers on the palace walls in Persepolis, ancient Persia, are one of the earliest indications of men sporting such adornments.  In the 1920s, earrings were also popular with sailors, who superstitiously believed that the wearing of one from a pair, with the other worn by their sweetheart, would ensure their safe return and reunion. Modern punkman earring Elizabethan man with pearl drop earrings   The ears are vital for our everyday existence: they aid communication and play a critical role in the process of balance and movement. So it is not surprising that we choose to draw attention to them through jewelry, and wish to enhance and adorn them with beautiful pieces.   Contemporary earrings are still worn to signify status and beauty and are most commonly worn to enhance and frame the face.  This positioning makes them highly visible and, if hanging from the lobe, will move with the wearer catching the light and coming to life.  The versatility of the earring allows a broad range of design and scale, from the small to the exaggerated length of pieces which extend beyond the ears...  [...]



Bali Beauty, Art and Jewelry

2014-10-30T06:30:52.108-07:00

I just took a much deserved holiday on the island of Bali.  It wasn’t my first visit, and I did my best to steer clear of the usual tourist spots filled with cheap T-shirts and overflowing beer. As far away from the madding crowd I strove to be, and I largely succeeded.  Bali will always hold a strange captivation for me, which began when I was struck dumb by a Walter Spies painting at a local museum. Below is his ‘Morning Light’, it is simply sublime. He was a German artist whose life was inextricably intertwined with Bali.  My stay this time was spent partially at his original home in Ubud, which has been turned into a chalet style spa resort, I'm sure the process has made it lose much of its mystique. Commercialization cannot be helped I suppose. The paradox is how else was I to get the chance to stay in such a special place?  Morgenlicht Bali is beautiful, and filled with art. Her paddy terraces are best experienced in the early morning before the sun grows fierce, or in the late afternoon when it starts to retire over the horizon…  The Balinese are artistic, and this is reflected in the art and jewelry they create.  A typical landscape painting below features the ubiquitous paddies and Mt. Agung barely discernible in the leafy background.  A scene from the Ramayana  A few of my favorite souvenirs this time:                              Silver mother of pearl earrings    Coral jewelryMoonstone dangle earrings  The closest thing to paradise on earth...at Tanah Lot [...]



Earring Styles for Face Shape

2014-10-28T01:27:43.544-07:00

Want to wear earrings but don’t know what kind of earrings look good on you?  Here I would have some suggestions that really get you to think outside the boundaries to widen your choices.  Understanding your face shape and jaw line is essential as they are going to affect the style and the length of earrings you can wear.  The first thing you want to do is to find the widest base on your face.    Oval type  Oval has the longest face, widest forehead and a narrower chin line. This is a very popular face style.  Drop earrings or dangle earrings are the kinds of details put to balance the area by the jaw, not the eye. The longer your earring goes down, the more you emphasize your face.  The closer your earring goes to your eyes, the more you emphasize your eyes. The former works best in oval type. Hoop earrings and chandelier earrings are also the good choices as they are filling in the area giving the most attractive look.   Round type Round has the widest part right across the cheek line with a round jaw line.This shape is a little more demanding.  If you have a shorter or longer neckline, then your hair length becomes extremely important.  The area that you have to consider is right beside the cheek.  A geometric drop earring would be a perfect match to round shape because it’s a contrast to the round. If you have short hair cut, wear round stud earringswhich help pull the weight across the cheek line.  If you really want drop earrings, do wear the longest earring you can possibly get because it’s really going to help you look very romantic. The round-faced people are sexy all attack because they can have longer earrings to try out. Square typeSquare has the widest down at the bottom and is usually accompanied by more about rounded or square chin line.  To make the balance, we need to bring the weight away from the widest part of your face and bring it up more toward your eyes and closer to the ears. Through a lot of eye make-up would make you look pretty because it emphasizes your eyes a lot when you have a square face.  Long dangle earrings with weight at the top and length drops down beyond chin will help move the weight up by the ear and go into the face.  These are just some of the ideas to show you the kinds of boulder earrings that you can wear in the right place with confidence.  Trust you will get the best results by learning the styles of earrings to wear with certain face shapes.  More importantly, you shouldn’t be missing an opportunity to make yourself more beautiful.[...]



Party Earrings with a Big Purpose

2014-10-15T05:27:58.006-07:00

... Why to impress of course!  Metallic feather-look earrings crafted from leather? Yes, please. What a combination of funk and class. The style is super cool and party-perfect. Even better, these earrings look ridiculously expensive. But wait, there’s something more amazing about them.Just look at these... Metallic earrings dripping gold  This style is a longtime favorite of ours, for the beautiful items and the goal to empower women through design. In keeping with that, these earrings are each handcrafted using locally sourced leather. This holiday season, I can’t think of a more perfect gift for a friend than these beautiful earrings…or as a bit of indulgence for your edgier self!  There is just something about leather and metal which appeals to our animal senses.  It’s hard to put a finger on it, but there it is. Perhaps it appeals to the wild side in each one of us, rebelliously chic a la the girl with the dragon tattoo.  Metallic leather pod earrings A voguish roguish Lisbeth!  I also happen to be pretty darn smitten with the leather bracelets as well–which, coincidentally, would look sweet with those earrings. Make your presence felt at a party...even if it should ever so slightly intimidate the more priggish types who are more at home with lace.  But what can they do?  It's all done in good taste after all!Gold, silver and bronze leather bracelets  Beady bracelets[...]



Kinetic Works of Art - Jewelry That Move

2014-10-09T04:27:12.298-07:00

Lovely jewelry can really move you on a personal level. But what about those pieces who do just that, move! They are definitely not your usual run of the mill, stick-in-the-mud pieces. There are a number of designers who make kinetic jewelry, and here are a few of my favorite ones I'd like to share with you. Kinekt Do you ever twiddle the rings on your fingers? Well, Kinekt Design's Gear Ring will let you do more than move the ring around the finger. You can move all those gears on the stainless steel ring! This gives you that extra dimension as you twiddle!  And the industrial mechanical look of the ring really looks cool too wouldn’t you say? And it reminds us not to be a mere cog in the wheel! Kinekt gear ringDanielle Miller Hailing from South Carolina, jewelry metal smith Danielle Miller truly understands fidgets in her gadgets. Her modern designs are stunning - in looks and in utter cleverness. Take her sterling silver Mod Rocker rings. There are two motions - the curved rectangle at the top see saws while the stone setting slides freely along it. Reminds me of starship Enterprise from Star Trek. Beam me up Scotty!  Lisa Pavelka Lisa Pavelka mentioned on her blog she's been "making spinner rings for a few years starting with metal clays, but also dabbling with polymer clay and mixed media creations. Not just rings mind you, but necklaces too!"  Depicted here is her pinwheel design - you know the kind of toy children had in the days before iPad electronic games. Such a fun design as you can spin the middle section like a windmill!   Ed Levin But my absolute favorite are these kinetic earrings by Ed Levin. The loop-the-loop bottom is a delightful mix of compound angles and widths, reminiscent of a musical notation. They are unique, whimsical and handmade from sterling silver.  Musical whimsical & classy Ed Levin drop earrings  [...]



Origami Jewelry and Exquisite Fashionable Earrings

2014-10-03T16:07:48.616-07:00

Don't just fold and look at your origami work- wear it! Using paper in a dazzling array of colors and wonderful patterns, textures and finishes, and with traditional folding skills and simple jewelry-making techniques, you will learn to fashion pendants, contemporary earrings, and other exquisite accessories.   Origami Rose Earrings Red, pink, yellow, or white- everyone has a favorite color for roses, so choose yours for these blooms. Made from several identically folded flowers of different sizes, these roses are quite simple to fold, yet they look very elaborate.  Origami rose earrings and necklace Vivid variations. While solid paper gives a more realistic appearance, yuzen washi and other patterned paper is more impressionistic. These cardinal red and pink roses earrings will catch everyone's eye.  Yuzen washi- is a great for origami jewelry. "Yuzen" refers to traditional designs used for kimonos. These designs are silkscreened onto washi sheets, and there are endless exquisite designs and colors to choose from.   Origami Butterfly Earrings  The butterfly is a symbol of beauty, transformation, and freedom. Butterflies have always been loved, worldwide, for their graceful appearance as they flutter freely in the air. Yuzen washi paper is recommended to represent the butterfly's beauty.  Origami Candy Earrings What is your favorite candy flavor- strawberry, orange, mint, blueberry or lemon? It is hard to pick just one! These beads cheerfully string together all the different colors. Good luck with picking the one color for matching earrings.   Origami Crab Earrings You can almost feel the sand between your toes when you wear these summery crabs. Their charm will bring a smile to your face even you are full of winter blues.   Leaf Origami Earrings Fall is many people's favorite season. Bright red, yellow and orange leaves provide plenty artistic inspiration. The two colors blend with harmony in one sheet of paper to reproduce a beautiful autumnal tint. Some people worry about the idea of wearing paper:" It's so delicate, I'll destroy it within a day!" What if it rains?" Of course, Origami is not as durable as metal, but the earrings are surprisingly durable, and you can wear it even on rainy days!   Origami frog earrings  Dragonflies... [...]



Today's Leather Jewelry Is All About Style

2014-09-25T05:50:02.922-07:00

When you think of leather jewelry, do images of punkers bristling with spiked cuffs? Or crafts you made at camp? Or bad-ass bikers wearing black armbands strapped on with buckles? Or hippies wearing wristlets tooled with floral designs spring to mind? That's old school. Contemporary leather jewelry looks nothing like that at all. Instead, it ranges from stylish to playful, from stark to frilly; it's colorful and multifaceted, it can even be sculptural. In a nutshell, it's modern yet stylish.  Exotic Skins All leathers have distinct grains or characteristics.  Using exotic skins in your jewelry will probably require a higher financial investment, and a greater challenge to locate them, but it will so pay off in the visual punch of the jewelry. However, you may find it easier to locate lambskin or cowhide that's been faked to look like exotics. Leather fringe tassel earringsCrocodile or alligator- has an armored appearance, with large rectangular scales that are sometimes raised.Eelskin- is soft and deeply lustrous, with a unique textured stripe running down its center because it comes from a long, slender fish, the skin comes in narrow strips.  Fishskin- includes the skin taken from grouper, salmon, tilapia, and other types of fish farmed for food.   Frogskin- has a wonderful burnished texture with freckling.  The skins are  quite small, but that's not an issue when making small-scale jewelry items.Kangaroo- looks much like cowhide but has a higher tensile strength, so it's goodfor making lacing and motorcycle leathers.   Sharkskin- looks something like sandpaper, coarse and wrinkled and heavy, with a matte finish, but to the touch, it just feels like stiff leather.   Snakeskin-  has  two  interesting  features-  its  scaliness,  and  the  play  of  light  and dark  camouflage  marking  on  the  skin.  On  python,  this  is  called  the  diamond effect. Its natural earth tones can be bleached and dyed.   Stingray- looks and feels like tiny glass beads, with a pale, cigar-shaped area at the center of the skin. It's also known as shagreen.                                              Discover The New Look of Leather Earrings: it's modern, refined, and pretty!Gold and silver tinged leather earringsPurple Ladilola leather earrings with alligator patternLeather scrunch earringsMetal patina graffiti faux leather earrings   Leather tassel earrings Leather & wound brass earrings  [...]



A Great Feeling When Wearing Pearl Earrings

2014-09-23T00:48:30.332-07:00

Girls always find happiness in jewelry. Most of the women all over the world like to use earrings. This jewelry makes their day perfect and gives them a wonderful feeling that they will start their day on the right foot and end it wonderfully. One thing that they can make earrings look elegant and so amazing are the stones that are placed on them. The most sophisticated kinds of gemstones that can make it so great are none other than the humble pearl. Almost all kinds of jewelry that have pearls will look classy and fashionable. The great thing about pearls is the wholesome image that it can give you.  Maybe I’m biased, but I do have a penchant for them. Pearl earrings will bring out your natural beauty. You will get appreciative looks that you’ve never expected before. These indispensable accessories will make your appearance that extra nudge. For some occasions and gatherings pearl stud earrings are the best one to use. Emma at the Golden Globe Almost all girls want to have pearl necklace and earring sets. These kinds of jewelry will give them satisfaction. The sweetest things that they can get from their loved ones are these small expressions of affection. They will really appreciate jewelry than flowers or chocolates that wilt and get eaten. Earrings for women mean a lot to them. They prefer to have these than any other things because for them it symbolizes importance. For them all the things that are important are the need to be treasured and lots of tender loving care.  White drop pearl earrings with nice stones!Different Kinds of pearl earrings The follow are the most common pearl earrings: - Black pearl earrings – look mysterious and can be seductive to men.  - Pink pearl earrings – these will give sweet looks that suits vivacious women - Gold pearl earrings – look elegant and sophisticated - White pearl earrings – these are appealing because of its perceived purity  - Grey pearl earrings – look fashionable and something out of the ordinary  - Silver pearl earrings – indicate simplicity for girls who want that graceful yet simple look – of  unfettered beauty Bubbly pink earrings Lots of earrings are available at reputable jewelry shops. The following are the various kinds of earring to suit different occasions that include: - Clip on earrings- suitable to people who don’t have pierced ears. - Stud earrings – suitable to wear at an event like a dance, and you don’t have to worry about them  falling off. - Gold earrings – best to use in private parties. - Silver earrings - best to use on simple occasions. - Hoop earrings – best to use in funky meetings and assemblies.  - Dangling earrings – best to use at parties and social gatherings. - Drop earrings – best to use on special occasions. Black pearl clip earrings with lots of mystique Earrings add life to every woman and accentuate her personality. Every time you wear a certain type of earring implies different moods and can embody hidden messages. The moment you have put it on your ears they will give a delightful feeling that your day will become the perfect one. Again, I admit I’m biased. I just love that extra bit of weight on my ears that feels like someone is whispering gently into them…even if they are only sweet nothings! However, always choose the best one that suits to your personality that best describes you. For those who want to buy some, you can visit discount online stores such as www.e1pearlearrings.com that I frequent. I assure you will find the right ones that suit your tastes and budget.    Golden South Sea pearls [...]



The New Fashion Trend: Mismatched Pearl Earrings

2014-09-11T05:08:37.819-07:00

White and golden south sea pearl earrings                                                         If you follow fashion trends (or even if you don’t), you’ve probably seen celebrities wearing something slightly different on the red carpet this year. If you look closely, many celebs are now wearing mismatched earrings. It’s rumored that this trend started at Dior, but it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, so there’s plenty of time to try out this new trend while it’s still around.If you want to try out this trend, there is no need to rush out and purchase a pair of mismatched earrings; there are plenty of other ways to try out the look without splurging for a pair of earrings that you might not be able to wear after the trend fades.Bee and fly pearl earrings!  Mismatched Stud Pearl Earrings If you are really interested in trying out the new mismatched pearl earring trend with stud earrings, there is no better way to do it than by using two different colors of pearls. If you have one set of pearl stud earrings already, this is an extremely easy thing to do. All you have to do is buy one more set of earrings and you will be able to mix and match to your heart’s content. If you are planning on doing this with a white pearl earring, then a great complimentary choice would be either a gold or pink freshwater pearl. The best part about this type of mismatched style is that when you are done you still have two sets of beautiful pearl earrings that you can wear, regardless of whether you choose to continue wearing mismatched earrings. Mismatched Dangling Pearl Earrings While a little harder to pull off, using dangling pearl earrings is closer to the style being worn today. For this to work, you will want to use a similar color pearl, but find an earring that hangs just off yourearlobe and one that hangs much further down to accentuate the mismatched quality. Similarly to before, if you already have one of these sets of dangling earrings, then all you have to do is find a complimentary set and you are ready to go. The mismatched earring trend may seem like an expensive one to follow if you go out and buy a set of earrings specifically designed to be mismatched, but you can easily do the exact same thing with two sets of beautiful pearl earrings, and the best part is that when you are done you will still have two sets of matching earrings that you can wear anywhere that you want.  2-tone pearl earrings [...]



Laser Lite Earrings

2014-09-04T05:52:32.683-07:00

Laser lite earrings are light weighed fashion earrings that are actually cut through by lasers. Designers start the design by digitally drafting the patterns on the computer.    They are then transferred to metals for laser cutting. On thin sheets of  metal such as brass and silver,  or even wood, leather and acrylic; lasers actually pierce and edge through the material at hand to create the finished piece.  2-tone sterling silver earringsLaser cut silver and leather earrings  Laser cut nautilus earringsBesides 2D designs, designers can also add 3D elements. Two pieces put together to create one pair of three dimensional earrings. Laser cut acorn earrings Moreover, there is the 3D element of pumping and sculpting which can add a lot of stones to give out sparkles and textures to what you’re wearing.  Laser cut earrings with stones Here comes the new seasonal style of laser lite 3D earrings. It actually forms something like lovely snowflakes dangling from your ears! Another new style of jewelry done by laser cut is the pop out jewelry.    They are the hand drawn laser cut jewelry that comes on a metal plate.  It is a whole new way of presentation and it really makes for an interesting experience when you give it as a gift. Pop out earrings and necklace by Melissa Borrell This is a brilliant piece of work because the designs are very intricate and they are hand-drawn and then mass-produced, so they are less expensive than a hand-drawn and custom created piece.The idea of pop out jewelry is to create jewelry that enable people to play a part of the transformation process, and changing a mere piece of metal or wood into an artistic piece of jewelry. [...]



Japanese Temari

2014-09-04T00:15:59.369-07:00

 An ancient Japanese art form, colorful Temari BallsTemari originated in Japan in the seventh century AD. Te means "hand" and mari means "ball". At first the mari was made using old clothing, such as stockings and tights, and the geometric patterns decorating the ball were embroidered using silk  thread.  Temari was therefore reserved for the wealthiest social classes since only they were able to obtain the expensive materials required. The servants of the wives of the Samurai competed to show their skills at temari-making. During the long voyages to the lands of their future husbands, young Japanese brides-to-be also used  a fine fingering technique to display their most beautiful embroidery.  Fashionable Temari earrings  Temari, a luxurious craft, was used to celebrate important events such as births, birthdays or marriages. But tradition demanded that, however accomplished a temari might be, it should include a number of deliberate faults so as not to offend the gods, the sole possessors of complete perfection.  Gradually, with the development of cotton, this ball embroidery technique spread beyond Asia and became accessible to ordinary people.  The art of temari is now evolving, with mothers making and embroidering balls for their kids to play with as they sing  nursery rhymes. In the twentieth century, temari gradually gave way to rubber balls, used purely as toys. However, even if a polystyrene ball has replaced the cloth one that formed the mari, the original art temari has been undergoing something of a revival over the past twenty years or so. There are numerous uses for temari and there is certainly no shortage of design ideas: jewellery, earrings, key rings, and etc.  Violet temari earrings Temari style necklace    Temari montage cuff bracelet            The colorful world of Temari Balls [...]



Feather Earrings VS Feather Hair Extensions

2014-08-22T06:08:24.629-07:00

Feather earrings are wild, unique yet fancy. Feather earrings are all the rage in the fashion world right now. They are the ultimate bold accessory, but they can be played down just as easily. It is a must have item in the summer time. Long or short feather, peacock feather...... Feather earrings are a fun and trendy accessory that can totally set off an outfit if you know how to wear them.   Mmm.... Sometimes you may want a new trendy look, like extend your long hair with colorful feathers. It looks stunning and may grab a lot of attention while you are walking on the street, at the restaurant or a hanging spots with your buddies.   Alert: celebrities with feather earrings!  Long feather earrings with Ombre hair is the perfect match. Perfect for a night on the town, a show with friends, or a festival on the weekend. Agree with me? Long hair with feather extension is another trendy style for you? Feather earrings or feather hair extension, have you decide yet? Or you will go with both?    Beaded dangle feather earrings  Peacock feather earrings More peacock feather earrings  Natural ginger cree turquoise feather earringsBeaded Feather Earrings feature boho style beaded hoops dangling chain and feather chandelier tassels, Is crafted of Gold plating and natural feathers.  [...]



Diamond Studs Make for a Timeless Fashion Statement

2014-08-15T18:09:15.562-07:00

The Oscars, Emmys, and People's Choice Awards are some of the annual events highlighting the achievements of popular screen, television, and stage stars. Millions of viewers tune in to see who won the latest "Best Picture" or "Best Supporting Actress" award, but there is another reason why audiences are enthralled by such programs - the ostentatious display of glamour is excellent water cooler fodder for the workplace!   Fashion trends are apt to change at the drop of a hat, but some things seem to never change including the selection of jewelry worn, particularly timeless diamond studs earrings. Yes, fresh out of rehab Lindsay Lohan may look stunning in that stunning Dolce & Gabanna silk empire-waist dress, but more often than not she'll choose something like a pair of 14K White Gold Princess Diamond Stud earrings to complement her taste in fashion. Although we can't say nice things about her out of control living, Lohan remains a fashion statement when substance abuse doesn't hold sway.    The advantage of wearing diamond studs is simple: no matter if you are wearing Signature GUESS blue jeans or a Serafina wedding dress, studs always look great on you. What's more, if build your own appeals to you,then you can choose the style and stone that reflects your personality. When selecting build your own earrings, you can mix/match platinum, 14K yellow gold, or a 14K white gold band with your choice of stone. Simply choose either a three-prong or four-prong setting and build your own diamond stud earrings give you the customization you desire. Of course, karat size matters to most buyers so wearing 3.50 karat diamond jewelry studs when you are gardening may be a bit much. That shouldn't stop you from wearing earrings, but you may find that .25 karat earrings to be more appropriate. Just don't let the fashion police dictate your tastes; Hollywood certainly doesn't! Guys need not feel left out when it comes to wearing diamond studs. Forest Whitaker has been spotted wearing shirt studs and cuff links while both Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise have been seen sporting a diamond stud earring while strolling around Los Angeles or New York. No, you won't see much Boy George excess when it comes to guys wearing jewelry, but some men seem to like diamonds almost as much as their lady friends do. Of course, if water cooler fodder is what you crave then showing up at the workplace wearing a pair of 14K white gold three-prong diamond stud earrings, one karat or more in size will certainly be a conversation starter. Just don't make the mistake of wearing them when your annual review comes up as flaunting personal wealth can adversely impact the raise coming your way!  David Beckham with diamond stud earring[...]



In Flanders Fields

2014-08-06T05:38:20.604-07:00

It is now the centenary of World War One, the Great War, the war to end all wars.  Unfortunately the madness that we thought must stop never did, and we find ourselves once more at a dangerous crossroads as evidenced by the many tinder dry flashpoints that blight the fragile earth. Did you see Kate’s brooding picture in the papers, surrounded by a sea of red poppies? Do you know the symbolism and significance of this flower? It was taken from a poem written by a Canadian soldier, John McCrae.  And it goes like this: In Flanders fields the poppies blow        Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, fly  Scarce heard amid the guns below.    We are the Dead. Short days ago  We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,     Loved and were loved, and now we lie           In Flanders fields.    Take up our quarrel with the foe:  To you from failing hands we throw     The torch; be yours to hold it high.     If ye break faith with us who die  We shall not sleep, though poppies grow           In Flanders fields. I recently bought myself a  pair of rather somber looking poppy earrings made of sterling silver, to remind myself of my own failings and human folly in general.  As they dangle from my earlobes on tenuous wires it feels vulnerable, and I imagine they could be torn from me by brute force at any moment with painful consequence. This I know must be a very poor approximation of what those poor boys went through, where too many of their lives were snatched violently away from them at the bloom of youth. May we never be swept up by such bloodlust again as we ponder Flanders fields.  In Flanders Fields... [...]



Fashionable Paper Jewelry

2014-08-04T05:22:41.135-07:00

When you picture jewelry, you might conjure images of precious metals, faceted gemstones, painterly enamels, and strands of pearls. Is paper the first material that comes to your mind when you think of jewelry? Perhaps not, but it will once you've seen this assortment of singular pieces. Jewelry made from paper is elevated to an art form. Each piece is also chic, wearable fashion accent.     Paper  jewelry  designed  by  some  of  the  premier  artists  in  the  field,  encourage people to think outside of the box. Create a beautiful talisman pendant from assorted papers embellished with decorative stitching to add design, color, and texture or craft luminous earrings featuring a trio of graceful leaves formed with wire and translucent vellum.     Today's  paper  offer  incredible  variety:  from  plain,  stiff  craft  boards  to  wildly patterned of soft woven cloth. Shop for paper in home improvement stores, party and office  supply  stores,  and  from  online  suppliers.  Recycled  magazines  and  catalog are another  excellent  source  of  paper;  it  turns  scrap  and  waste  papers  into  a  stunning piece of jewelry.  But  just  look  at  the  imaginative  creations  featured  below,  and  you  will  soon discover the beauty, versatility, and artistic appeal of paper jewelry .   This unique peacock necklace is made from paper beads lovingly handcrafted from craft paper. The necklace pattern is composed of paper beads in lustrous tones of blue, violet and green, with a tinge of copper.  Gorgeous isn't it?  Creative Paper Jewelry By Spanish Artist Begona Rentero   Recycled Paper Jewelry by Holly Anne Mitchell Twisted Bracelet (recycled yellow pages) by Francesca Vitali   Gray-Blue Paper  Earrings         [...]



How to grab a guy’s attention at a party?

2014-08-14T19:08:52.316-07:00

Imagine if you’re at a friend’s party and have spotted the man you secretly fancy on the other side of the room.  The question is, how do you get his attention?   Wearing jewelry and flattering dress to make an attractive look and having confidence in the way a woman looks and acts are not to mention. Besides these outward appearances, how to interact with a guy to get his attention?  The secret is in the eyes.  Most women try to grab a man’s attention by meeting his gaze, holding it for two to three seconds, then looking away and down.  This gaze is long enough for her to send him a message of interest and potential submission. Most men are not hardwired to read a woman’s first gaze signal so she usually needs to repeat it three times before the average man picks up on it, four times for really slow men and five or more times for the especially thick.  When she finally gets his attention, she will often use a small version of the Eyebrow Flash – that is a small subtle eye-widening gesture that tells him the signal was intended for him.  The eyebrows rise rapidly for a split second and then drop again.  This is an unconscious signal that acknowledges the other person’s presence and which translates to ‘I acknowledge you and am not threatening.’  If a man doesn’t seem to notice, sometimes a simple face-to-face verbal approach of ‘Hey, I like you!’ is more effective on men who are slow on the uptake.  Lowering the eyelids while simultaneously raising the eye-brows, looking up and slightly parting the lips is a cluster that has been used by women for centuries to show sexual submissiveness.  This is one of the trademarks of the sex sirens and is another good seduction tip to use.  Not only does this gesture maximize the distance between the eyelid and eyebrows, it also gives the person a mysterious, secretive look.  Try it out, light man’s fire at the party. Please visit - http://www.matchandbeyond.com  The Attraction Formula... From Matthew Hussey & Get The Guy      [...]



2014 JEWELRY TREND

2014-07-20T05:01:56.177-07:00

There is extra-excitement when preparing our wardrobes and jewelry is no different. The chance to add a little color and fun is irresistible after a long time is just waiting to be tried out. Your jewelry says a lot about you, but for 2014, it’ll have the chance to say even more, with message and slogan jewelry enjoying a huge rise in popularity. Stock up on these pieces now, because with the many ways this trend can be implemented. Last year, we saw stacking rings take off in a big way, but this year, every type of jewelry is getting the stacked and layered treatment. Expect to see big armfuls of stacked bangle bracelets, or pendant necklaces combined and layered. Don’t be afraid to mix and match metals, materials, and textures to create many different looks with a rich, eclectic, feel. The statement jewelry trend is showing no signs of slowing down in this year, and this season, pins and brooches finally get an invite to the party.    You’ll be able to unleash your free spirit this spring, with whimsical motifs making a strong showing on this season’s must-have pendants, charm bracelets and rings. With Radiant Orchid as Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, it’s no surprise that the captivating hue has taken the spring jewelry scene by storm as well. Amethyst, pink sapphire, and pink tourmaline will be your go-to gemstones for incorporating Pantone’s Color of the Year into spring ensembles, with feminine styles and silhouettes offering a perfect complement for Radiant Orchid’s romantic feel. Pink sapphire, pink tourmaline or amethyst jewelry will also go with all your favorite spring pastels! Perhaps the biggest jewelry trend of past year, statement necklaces are still going strong in this year. And with so many options now available, it’s easier than ever to add your individual touch to any ensemble. Bright, multicolored pieces are cropping up everywhere now that spring wardrobes are being brought out of the closet, and we’re seeing people experimenting with more variations. Layers, multigem creations, beaded and floral numbers — whether your style is feminine, boho, or rocker-chic, there’s something for everyone this spring.  Cuff bracelets have proved their staying power over the last couple of years, but for this year, they’re getting a chic update in cut-out styles, in line with the rise of everything perforated this season. Slip one on when you’re headed out the door — they’re a great alternative to an armful of bangle bracelets for the woman on the go.  The runway collections saw an abundance of pearl jewelry in all colors and styles, from delicate and feminine strands to edgy, oversized chokers — good news for those of us looking to bring this timeless fashion staple out from the bottom of our jewelry boxes. Wear them in statement styles to add a polished finish to your wardrobe staples, or pair them with a leather jacket for a look that’s edgy yet sophisticated.            [...]