~ Jewelry for All Seasons ~
* One-of-a-Kind *
* Handmade *
* Many Different Styles and Colors *

You're sure to find something you or a friend or family member would enjoy wearing.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Celebrating Virgo!

VIRGO: August 23 - September 22*

Lots of lovely ladies were born under the sign Virgo, including beautiful actresses Ingmar Bergman and Lauren Bacall, the saintly Mother Teresa, the talented artist Grandma Moses, prolific mystery writer Agatha Christie, and popular singers Faith Hill and Shania Twain.

Known for being reserved, modest, practical, discriminating, industrious, and analytical, Virgo is the sign of work, health, and self-improvement. Virgo rules small domestic pets and is ruled by Mercury, planet of the mind and communication.

To take a closer look at specific pieces in my Virgo collection, click on any of these links:

* If you were born within a day or even two days of the beginning or end of this range, your year of birth, and perhaps even the time of birth, might be needed to accurately determine your Sun sign.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Are you ready for some football?

Yes, it's that time again! I'll be adding more pro football team logo bracelets on a regular basis. For now, here's the latest one, plus others that are also for sale in my _ETSY_ and _ARTFIRE_ shops.








Monday, August 4, 2014

Color Commentary: Red and Black

One of my favorite color combinations for jewelry is black and dark red, accented with either silver or gold. What is it that makes this color combination so attractive?

Glass Bead Chain Bracelet

Let’s look at RED first. Symbolically, the color red is associated with fire, aggression, vitality, and strength. In Chinese culture, red is traditionally linked with the element Fire. Fire energy is seen as expansive and blooming, and red is considered the luckiest of all colors, a color of life, wealth, and energy. Dynamic and stimulating, red represents power and passion.

And what about BLACK? It is difficult to ignore or escape the symbolism of the color black as representing negative forces or unhappy events. However, it is also a color of sophistication, mystery, power, and elegance. Chinese culture links black with the element Water. Water energy is seen as conserving and dormant.

Burgundy Black Silver Scorpio Pendant Necklace
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In one sense, then, when we combine red with black we are combining the opposing elements Fire and Water, active energy and receptive energy. Both black and red are viewed in many cultures as powerful colors – strong, influential, and authoritative.

Ladybug Charm Coral Magnesite Bracelet
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A number of schools and athletic teams use red and black as team colors. Examples include the Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros (MLB), Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers (NFL), the University of Georgia, and the University of South Carolina.