Saturday, December 6, 2008

Much to be thankful for

For you, because they're beautiful.

It was a whirlwind Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend and I'm still recovering. I have the absolute best customers!

Darling husband and I will be traveling to California for the holidays. While there, we have all kinds of fun and exciting things to do. One of them is to attend my mother and father's wedding. Dad is, well, he's a dad, but they're finally getting married, at 83 and 87 years old. So I'm making matching earrings for my mother, sister and myself. I'll post them here when I'm done.

There is a lot to be grateful for, and I am. I've made the best of friends on the internet, many whom I have met IRL (some, multiple times). You really just never know what life will bring, because life is full of surprises, adventures and wonders.

Just a completely off topic entry on an evening that I'm feeling particularly warm and fuzzy, and fortunate. Happy Holidays, lovelies. :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Etched Jet Romantic, kind of Goth Earrings

Fantastic darkly elegant holiday earrings! These lightweight vintage-look teardrop acrylic beads have the look of black lace when lit. They seem to have been painted black and then etched for almost an etched crystal look. They have a fantastic kind of depth to them that these photos just don't represent properly (one of the challenges of photographing jewelry).

They hang from sterling lever back ear wires, with twisted silver holding in place jet Czech glass flowers, with small 3mm clear AB Swarovski bicone crystals above and below. From there, the teardrop beads hang from more silver wire, and are stabilized by some lovely headpins. These headpins are sterling, but at the bottom, instead of being flat or having a silver ball end, they have a tiny, faceted jet crystal held in place with prongs. You can kind of see that in some of the photos, but we don't have any that truly focus on them. They are subtle, but a nice touch. The earrings are 2 5/8" long, in total, including the ear wires. Would be fabulously appropriate for holiday evenings out.

Your jewelry will arrive in a glossy black box with an Adorn Me jewelry label outside and a folded burgundy-colored note inside, written in silver metallic ink on nice card stock. If your purchase is a gift for someone, you can send us a message at Etsy and tell us what you would like hand-written on the card. This is then boxed and wrapped up in a sparkly silver ribbon, all ready for gift-giving! If you prefer we can leave the ribbon untied, so you can peek inside to see the gift you're giving and then tie the ribbon yourself, just include that in your message. :)

You can see larger photos of, and read more about, these earrings by going to Adorn Me jewelry's store at Etsy.