Every now & then I'm asked to help a family make a decision. It's always a tough one. Should they bury their loved one with their wedding ring? Being the sentimental person I am, I see both sides of this. He or she wore it most of their life. And, I feel that jewelry is a reflection of the wearer. Passing it on to a family member keeps the memory alive, not to mention the energy one can feel Just now a lady came in to tell me of how much she appreciated my advice. Every day she looks down at the cross her mother wore everyday as well, and she feels the strength and wisdom of their bond of love.Moments like this are priceless to me.View this photo
Smiles, tears and big hugs all around the shop today. A 20 something's
guy brought in his niece's add-a pearl necklace to add pearls for her
birthday. You don't think about guys liking or remember that sort of
thing...but he was a sweety.
Another client had asked us to make one of the "diamonds by the yard" style necklaces. She wanted it to "snuggy hug" her neck and use about five little diamonds. It fit perfectly and looked so cute on her dainty little neck.
Today gold opened at 1102.80 and seems to be falling due to a firmer U.S. dollar and weaker crude oil prices. So, it's still a good time to sell your scrap and coins and a great time to remount the stones from the old pieces into new ones. Trading your scrap to a jeweler usually gets you a lot more than just selling it to the "cash for your gold" folks.
Brides always look for something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue. Well, here it is. And it is real (old but new to you), not created. A beautiful blue emerald cut diamond 2.22 carats of wonder, waiting for the right bride to harness the energy of Big, Beautiful, & Blue. Maybe your aunt will buy it and let you borrow it!
Next Beading Workshop Planned!
For all of you beaders out there, Nancy Roberts and Floy Hawkins have scheduled the next beading workshop for March 27th from 10a.m. until 3p.m. at the home of Floy Hawkins, 606 S. Church St. Tupelo, MS. In this workshop, we will be continuing to work on the tubular herringbone bracelet and introduce participants to the peyote stitch. We will be making the toggle for the bracelet with the peyote stitch. Please bring a brown bag lunch and any tools or supplies that you already have. If you were at the first workshop, bring the bracelet that you started and the beads that you were using. Please bring any other beads that you would like to work with. We will have some thread, tools and beads on hand. If you could not make the first workshop, please feel free to come to this one. We can get you started on your bracelet and you will catch up fast! If you are interested and plan to attend, RSVP Floy Hawkins at 662-231-1178 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org We had lots of fun at the first workshop and everyone enjoyed learning to work with seed beads. Hope to see you there!