Saturday, October 31, 2009

Copper -- The Vibrance of the Season

Here we are, coming on November. Lots of ghosts and goblins will be out and about this evening; full of the joy of it all. What fun. Looking out at the hawthorn tree with its vibrant hues of golds, oranges, reds, ambers and copper reminds me that the season is in full-swing. (No hint of the current baseball frenzy intended.) I have always loved the look of copper in jewelry -- especially when it has been softened with a nice patina. Yes, I do play chemist occasionally and patina the metal I use in my jewelry.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"When Cars Were Boats" -- The Sequel

While I was out running errands yesterday, I happened upon another reminder of my youth. I mean when I was really, really, really young. It's true, and I'm not afraid to admit it, I was a teen in the late 60s and cars from the 50s were the set of wheels to own. Seems that all the "cool" boys owned something from that era.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mother Nature Inspired

The hawthorn tree in my back yard is loaded with berries this year. They start out green, over the last few weeks they have changed to the most glorious color of red. While the tree has the worst spikes on the branches, somehow, during the icy winter, birds by the hundreds eat the berries all season long. I don't know how they do it without impaling themselves -- but they have the knack. The colors of the berries and the leaves on the tree right now are so pretty. I just had to share.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Loving the Necks!

I finally got around to watching the new episode of Ugly Betty. For some reason, I love watching the show -- for one, having lived in NYC, it's fun to see the location shoots. Along with that, the fact that I have a few friends in fashion and publishing, make it fun to see a show that is so over the top about both of these industries. What I like most about the show, however, guessed it...seeing the jewelry.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

If It's Good Enough for Mother Nature

People are always asking me where I get the inspiration for my jewelry designs. I know it sounds vague but I am inspired by all things around me. I feel like a giant sponge (no cruel jokes please) in that I seem to absorb the energy of what's going on in my world. Much of that energy is passed on to my jewelry.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Harvest Moon Festival

There is so much "magic" about the moon. I especially love the romantic part of the lore that tells us that if we look at the harvest moon and ask for the love of our life, we'll get what we ask for.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Timeless Style -- The Proof

Another little trip down memory lane -- this time, my Grandpa and Grandma Lochridge. I swear, I could walk into Prada today and find similarly cut styles. More proof that classic styles are indeed timeless and thus endure the test of time. This pix, must be c.1950 or maybe earlier.