Three lovely luscious tones of fresh-water baroque pearls combine with warm copper to form a classic, but not stuffy pearl necklace and earrings. These are not your grandmother's pearls... or even your mother's. These are a modern woman's pearls.
Some women know how to pass the time on a rainy afternoon. Like you, for instance. An hour well spent browsing the glove counter at Goldman’s. The new Cary Grant movie at the little cinema on the corner. A quick peek in your favourite bookstore and then a quiet table at Mimi’s café, where Mimi herself brings your tea and scone. Rain sheets against the plate glass window and Mimi lights the small fire in the grate. A slight rustle as you cross one silken-clad leg over the other draws appreciate looks from the gentleman at the next table, but you barely notice. Between your Earl Grey and your new novel, you wouldn’t notice if Cary Grant himself sat down across from you. Well……you might notice that. This gorgeous piece is composed entirely of sterling silver, 10 mm Brazilian amethyst, and 20mm Grey Mist feldspar. The amethyst is deep purple with cloud formations in white and deep grey. The feldspar is rare and VERY hard to find. Each stone is slightly different with swirls, needles, brushstrokes, and bursts of grey, and an occasional matrix of deep ochre. A clean modern interpretation of a timeless classic line. Necklace is 21” long, clasp to clasp. Earrings are hung on modern U-hooks (which stay put quite nicely, thank you). 3 ¼” drop.
"It’s always your favorite sins That do you in" ~ Deana Carter
Since you’re gonna do it anyway…sin with a grin!
Decadent doesn’t even begin to cover this one…. You know that little strand of pearls that proper women to show they’re, well, proper? Yeah…this isn’t that.
Double-strand of delicate 8mm fresh-water pearls with just a faint blush of colour. Larger pearls are indulgently embraced by fancy, hand-crafted copper caps. Pearls are mother-of-pearl, 14mm, in colours we’ll call Temptation and Guilty Pleasure. Necklace is finished in fabulous hand-cast cones of copper. Necklace is 20” long, earrings are 2” long. All metal is copper. $189
Dreaming Khatmandu"But I still haven’t found What I’m looking for..." U2
Far-flung clouds in an azure sky. Thin chill air that is full of incense and adventure. Cups of steaming tea laced with yak butter and bowls of fragrant rice. Fires burning in brass pots as The Queen of Heaven looks down. There is something magical about a life lived elevated. The mountains are calling. Say you’ll come.
Necklace is 20 ½” long and composed of 8mm hand-cut African turquoise rondels. Pendant is 64mm Tibetan silver with peacock on front and honeybee on back, and is reversible. Large fancy clasp is pewter (nickel/lead-free).
"One is one too many... One more is never enough." Deana Carter
Innocence and passion intersecting in that perfect pivotal moment. It’s the blush on your cheek, the bold shyness in his eye. It’s inspired poets and dreamers for millennia. And you only ever get one. Just one.
Necklace is 20 ½” long. Composed of absolutely luscious pink jade in a double-strand of 16mm ovals, 10mm pewter rondelles, and 4mm lepidolite. Pewter is tarnish-resistant, and nickel/lead free. Sterling silver clasp and findings.
"I don't know, but I've been told, Never stop dancin', And you'll never grow old." Steve Miller Band
It’s true…. The joyful heart dances and the dancing heart is joyful. Stars dance in the sky. Waves dance on the shore. Eyes dance with love, with laughter, with wonder. And the most interesting people in the world dance to their own beat. Do you?
Necklace is 19” long, composed of 8mm Crazy Horse jasper and 12mm copper beads. Pendant is a 60mm Tibetan brass elephant, fancy and fierce, with jasper accent bead. Pendant is reversible. Fancy copper S-hook closure. Colours are deep and creamy – buttery yellows, soft greys, luscious soft greens, and rich reds that glow.
Lani There’s drama, and there’s Drama. A wise woman knows to avoid the small-time petty dramas in life. A stunning woman knows that a life lived small is no fun at all, so she brings the Drama with her wherever she goes. The passion for life and knowledge. The Fire that burns down fear and ignites ideas. That big heart, big laugh, and big energy that fill rooms. Drama worth attending….. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”. ~ Rumi
Not for the faint of heart! Composed of big juicy 20mm onyx rounds and dramatic 25mm slices of coral (coral is in natural state, dyed red), 30mm tube beads in brushed pewter impart shine and texture. Large 20mm sterling toggle clasp. Pendant is a fantastic 42mm carved black onyx plumeria blossom, centered on a 2mm coral bead, hung from a sterling silver bail. 2 1/8” drop. 23.5” long
Maui Sunset 16" long Pendant drop is 2 1/2" Hibiscus flower is 1 1/2" x 1 1/2 " Composed of Mother of Pearl, lepidolite, sterling The two oblong Mother of Pearl (MOP) are vintage, from the '30's. The tones in the dyed MOP are honey, hazel, orchid, vanilla, gold, and slate. Each piece is iridescent.
On The Path
"Light of the world, shine on me, Love is the answer. Shine on us all, set us free, Love is the answer." Todd Rundgren
It is in embracing the journey that we fall in love with ourselves. And with others. Those who Seek, find. Those who Share, receive. And those who Love, heal.
Necklace is 18 ½” long, composed of 10mm black and white jade. Black is matte, white has a subtle sparkle. Buddha pendant is 50mm, made of Tibetan brass, and is reversible. Toggle clasp and findings are sterling silver.
“When I’m good, I’m very good. And when I’m bad I’m even better.”
Seriously. When a woman lays down a line that iconic, there is absolutely nothing else that needs to be said. (I’ll just sit here quietly and let you contemplate your wicked, wicked ways with your cute little crooked grin.)
Luscious 10mm rose quartz shimmies up to juicy Brazilian amethyst (also 10mm) in a piece inspired by the Jazz Age and the Art Nouveau scene. Rose quartz is spaced by South African 2mm amethyst and 2mm rose quartz spaces the amethyst. Rose quartz coins and sterling silver finish the piece. Necklace is 48” long.
(Rita is quite lovely when wrapped around your neck to the front. Rita is downright ravishing when wrapped around your neck and draped down your lovely back…)
"It's a beautiful day... Don't let it get away..." U2
After the brisk busyness of Spring, it's almost a relief to move into the casual days and voluptuous nights of summer. It's a season of sun-kissed skin, bright colors, fresh fruits and cold drinks.
What's YOUR happy color? Bright grassy greens? Sunny yellows? Juicy oranges? Sky blues? Summertime's got 'em all. But, it's gone before you know it, so don't let it get away.
Vivid greens dance thru three strands of agate, lemon jasper, and lime howlite. 25mm green apple agate barrels punctuate mid-way. Pendant is 40mm and reversible; one side is deep green, the other, swirls of yellow, gold, and white. Necklace is 24” around and hangs 15” from back of neck to bottom of pendant. It’s finished in sterling with a floral clasp. All metal is sterling silver.