Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pacific Coast in Puerto Vallarta, A New Beginning

Puerto Vallarta
where I will soon have a new home
& my jewelry-design studio

Dainty Necklace with Faceted Pear-Shaped Chrome Diopside Drops
these stones are found in the same locations as diamonds
they could pass for emeralds to the novice, but with no striation
& clarity of intense brilliant green color they have been given
a very un-pretty name for a very beautiful & rare stone.

the view from my new home...
I live in Houston, a big international city now,
wonderful for business, society galas, .fashion shows
and ladies who lunch.
I began thinking about living near the ocean years ago, I
was always drawn to it.  I thought about Oregon, but once
I saw Puerto Vallarta I knew it would be my new home.

Faceted Apatite Briolettes, 14k Gold Dangle Earrings

Mismaloya, the area of Puerto Vallarta John Huston filmed
 "Night of the Iguana" with Richard Burton,
just before he & Elizabeth Taylor were married

Bracelet of Iolite, Blue Quartz, Freshwater Pearls & Swarovski Crystals
with Sterling Silver

Pink Tourmaline Faceted Pear-Shaped Stones
Dangling from 14k Gold Chain

Swarovski Crystal Flip-Flop Necklace

A photo taken Christmas 2001 with my 2 best friends in the world, Mari on the far left,
Marti in the center, me & my wonderful husband, Ned.
Mari, her husband 2nd from left, & Marti have all passed away,
my precious husband is now confined to an Alzheimer's facility &
does not know me or his beloved Poodle, Fifi.
We were inseparable, the 5 of us.  Now, it's only me.
The ocean is calling me to a new life, new adventures & new friends.
Houston will remain my home forever.

my jewelry designing began in 2002 as therapy to soothe my
loss of Mari...& with each piece I design she remains my inspiration