Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
And, speaking of favs, while I love all the pieces that come out of my studio, I do have favorites. Sometimes its the gemstones or glass beads that totally capture me and other times it is the end product that catches me by surprise, becoming my new favorite. Fickle, I suppose, but isn't that part of being a female? The good news is that we get choices and our favs can change from day to day and no one bats an eye. Let's see -- this would be my pick of the day. A beautiful bracelet totally inspired by one of the newer Kazuri beads that I got at the Tucson Gem Show in February. Platinum is new to their beadmaking craft and the black and platinum on these beads is lovely. Mixing it with glittery Czech glass makes a statement in contrast, of sorts. As many of you know, I so love working with Kazuri beads -- it's good to know that in some small way that, along with all of my Kazuri customers, we are helping to change the world one bead at a time. You can read the Kazuri story and see (and buy) other Kazuri designs at my site, http://www.tanyalochridge.com/. How about starting a Kazuri collection? Sounds good to me. It's a great way to spread the Kazuri word when people ask about the beads -- and, trust me, they will.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I will say that when I design my pieces, I am thinking about how they fit into the lives of famous people like you and how they work in real life. While I know it is fun to be trendy -- I like the fact that you can "doll" up my designs in lots of different ways -- but I also like the idea that, at the end of the day, you'll have a collection of jewelry that will stand the test of time and not be dumped as each new season and it's trends arrive or only be able to use it as part of your costume at next year's Halloween party. That being said, I will step back down from the soapbox, eat a big old piece of chocolate and, from this day forward, cautiously enter all rooms with my butt fully protected -- just in case there is someone out there ready to snap!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I swear -- this has been a project! This is the fourth, yes, I said fourth, time I have posted this -- well tried to post this slideshow. I got the bright idea to do a slideshow of sorts because when I post pix to www.tanyalochridge.com the image darkens and some of the detail disappears. Honestly, it makes me NUTS! So I thought that this might be a solution to the problem. So, you can take a little gander here; when you see things you like, visit me at www.tanyalochridge.com and you can see the details and shop. What fun. Now I just need to figure out a way to put the slideshow on my site. Now, won't that be fun?