Posts tagged ‘yellow’

one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer…

well, okay, they’re not exactly my tribute to george thoroughgood, but they are fabulously delicious.

i recently learned how to oxidized and hand-burnish sterling silver to give that shiny metal a little dark edge.  the oxidizing deepens the color, ranging from a reddish coppery hue to a dark blue-black. for these beauties, i took the wire out of the sulphur solution about halfway through, so they are a dark grey color.  then i hand-burnished them with a brass brush to even out the tone and give them some shine.

when paired with smoky quartz, citrine, and hessonite (an orange garnet), they look infinitely better than bright white sterling slver.  they’re available at my etsy store for $32 USD and are part of my delicas collection.

perfect for adding an edgy classiness to just about any outfit, day or night, they would make a great valentine’s gift (wink, wink; nudge, nudge!).  they can still get to you in time as long as you order by the 10th of february.  i’ll continue to donate $5 for every purchase made at my etsy store until v-day to benefit the victim’s of the earthquakes in haiti.  sure to warm everyone’s heart.

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February 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

where to put it all?

what to do with all that cool jewelry?  well don’t be like me and just pile it on your dresser!  it’s messy, tangly, and you can’t see what you have.  i think it’s a proven fact that if you can see it, you’re more likely to use it.  surely some scientist has done a study on that.  right?

to solve this non-existential dilemma, i’ve created this one-of-a-kind upcycled jewelry board, created from rescued items: a pretty girl’s dress made from creamy yellow swiss dot and a frame.  with the pocket for rings, the grosgrain ribbon to hang earrings on, and the hooks for necklaces, we can get you organized.  at least in this area!

the sweet yellow swiss dot jewelry board is available at my etsy store for $40 USD.  more to come!  need one to match your decor?  your style?  shoot me an email (dogwoodandpoppy@gmail.com) and let’s see what i can put together!  surely with all the fabric, ribbon and doodads i own i could create something fabulous just for you.

January 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

layers: not just for cold weather

want to get more mileage out of jewelry you already have?  maybe you’re the proud owner of a new necklace or bracelet that you think would look great with a few others you’ve got.  consider wearing multiple necklaces and bracelets together to get more bang for your buck.

no rules, just pair up what you think looks good together.  consider teaming up necklaces of the same color or a few bracelets that have the same feel: think earthy wood, turquoise, and jade.  i really like to pair chains of different lengths to make a simple t-shirt look put together.  i also love these two: a simple citrine strand with a delicate necklace that has a pendant (pictured right); the same citrine necklace takes on a whole new look when paired with something chunkier (left).  your look can be cool, chic, classic, sporty, or bohemian.  play around with your collection and see what fun combos you can come up with!

December 27, 2009 at 1:18 am Leave a comment


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