Hey, folks! I know. I KNOW! I was supposed to write this last month. Sigh. Like I always say, if you can’t convince them, confuse them.
Anyway, I have been busy over here! And I don’t blame you one bit for forgetting who the heck I am, but let’s get right into catching up anyhow, because I haven’t forgotten you! I recently completed this custom designed necklace (and bracelet, not shown) for a friend as gifts for his wife. The bracelet was for her birthday and is made with fresh water pearls and light pink sapphires, her birthstone (September). The necklace (shown here) has the same elements with a watermelon tourmaline pendant, the birthstone of their new baby boy (October). I love being corralled to custom design sweet and thoughtful gifts!
She said ‘Yes!’, thank God, because if she had said ‘No! This engagement ring is unacceptable.’, I would have felt terrible. But, she said ‘Yes!’, and lo there was much celebration across the land! I really loved making this non-traditional engagement ring/wedding band set because…well, not everybody loves diamonds… nor can everyone afford them. Many couples don’t realize that it is possible to design rings around their own tastes rather than choosing what they think they ought to wear. Go for a stone (or not) that makes you happy. After all, it’s your engagement ring. It should reflect your tastes by being as unique as you are! So (shown here), we went with a pretty, blue sapphire, which sits high on a wide, silver band between two simple thinner bands. Simple, bold, clean lines characterize this set.
So, looking ahead, we’ve got some fun events coming up. On Friday November 6 is the Holiday Open House at Christine Marguerite Designs, a local gallery in downtown Boulder that carries my jewelry. The ladies who run this gallery are strong supporters of local art. And they know how to throw a party. And rumour has it, the following day I will be at The Essence Studio’s One-Year-Anniversary-Open- House-and-Trunk-Show….uh, Extravaganza. If you aren’t familiar with The Essence Studio, it has been described as “part vintage scent parlor and part modern art studio” owned by perfumer and aromatherapist, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz. Dawn has been creating some lovely jewelry herself, in addition to her scents, and the two of us will be sharing our wares at the open house….and, no doubt, drinking wine. Please check it out, and be sure to tell them Large Marge sent ya! Heh, heh, heh!
Until next time, here’s a high-five to all things blessed and beautiful!