Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pearl like a Feather

New favorite wonder of the earth: Peacock Pearls.

This necklace on Etsy has caught my eye.  The simplicity, and size of the pearls, is very striking to me. 

Paycheck, come soon!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crown and Glory

I've been dreaming of a mythical princessy headpiece.  You know I deserve it ;)

These are all designed by Litter.  Check out more from the duo below here.


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Friday, January 28, 2011

Night Stone

My current favorite stone: Lapiz Lasuli.  As you regular readers know, I love rocks.  I've loved rocks since I was a child.  I've been the sole culprit of the rocks in the laundry epidemic since I was very, very small. 

Lapiz lazuli has a rich history beyond jewelry.  The stone, mined in Afganistan, was crushed into a fine powder with which Cleopatra would adorn her eye lids (she was fabulous!  Lapiz colored eyeshadow is now on my to-purchase list). 

A year ago, I bought a tear shaped lapiz pendent.  I wore it often with my clear lucite (shaped like a tear frozen in time) and my grandpa's tear shaped peace sign.  Recently, I've lost track of the lapiz :(  But I bought this gorgeous ring (below).  I call it my "night ring."  Lapiz looks like a clear night sky.  Some lapiz stones even have a metallic gold matrix of sorts, like streams of stars.  The stars on the band complement the stone so nicely. 

photo by me; ring by PSCL

(Excuse the nails.  I rarely let them go this much.  Later, they will be gold.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Header

I don't know about the rest of you in snowy climes, but I'm feeling weather defiant.  No one can see my great outfits under my coat (althought it is a great oversized biker jacket) and I haven't taken my fuzzy gret cat hat off since 9 o'clock this morning.  I wear it just about everyday.  I want to feel the warmth of the sun instead of only watching it's rays drift in the in the chilly breath of winter wind.  I want to feel the grass between my toes like I did as a child, and let the sun dry my hair naturally.

Anyway, new header!  I dont have the photo credit for this image.  Ever since I found this photo I've been fantasizing about a leather jacket covered in fringes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Purple (!)

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stylelikeu (!)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Spell's jewelry, light-as-air singlets, and adventure shoes are perfect for following the call of the wild.  Nothing contrived; just free and easy pieces with a tangible hand made charm.  Even in this dead of Winter, those fringy moccasin sandals may have me spellbound.

For more of the lovely sister's creations visit:

all images from Spell blog

Friday, January 14, 2011

Black Tears

"Kuroi Namida" Anna Tsuchiya for Nana soundtrack

Anna Tsuchiya Rules

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I love jewelry.  My interest stems not purely from the joy of beautiful adornments.  Certain types and styles of jewelry have meanings and values that transcend visual appeal.  Today, I am writing about Native American medicine bags. 

I got my first medicine bag when I was a child.  My grandfather, my primary baby sitter, is a nature and history buff.  We went on trips to museums, festivals, and watched documentaries.  On one of our adventures, I don't remember which one, I got a medicine bag.  It is the size of a small matchbook, butter scotch leather, with fringes and beading on the front.  There are beans inside of it.  I don't know the significance of that.  I just remember that I loved hiding things in it (money, little notes, and my favorite thing: rocks!)

Just yesterday I bought this black one at a thrift store for $2.  It is beautiful leather, worth more than what I paid I'm sure.  For weeks I'd been wanting to attach my obsidian arrowhead to something leather.  I knew that this bag was perfect.  As soon as I returned home I got to work.  Here it is.

I've read differing accounts of what medicine bags are used to hold.  Objects representing what is sacred or special to an individual seem to be the most usual contents of a medicine bag.  I am using mine this was as sort of a reliquary.  I'm treating this one much like my childhood medicine bag.  Along with my small gem stones, I have some catholic charms.  Overtime and in future travels, I will add more things that I find precious.  I have a feeling that I might wear this everday.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Nothing Like Em'

Actress Kate Moennig wearing a good old pair of Levis at the Hysteric Glamour party.  There's nothing like that perfectly comfortable pair of Levis.  I have a pair myself that fit quite a lot like this.  They are easy to wear with a loose shirt, or a tailored one.  The hip slung loose fit makes them comfortable in warmer weather.  Boots add an edge, and wedges give them an off-kilter sensibility.  They are my favorite jeans <3

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