Monday, August 1, 2011

Jewelry, Some Information










While this might look appealing,
it isn't a good way to store jewelry of any kind...
that is, if you plan on wearing it.  One of my best friends is thinking
of doing this kind of installation around a huge big mirror she's found,
and I keep telling her it won't work...it hasn't done a bit of good.
Naturally, being a designer of jewelry I'm looking out for the jewelry.


Hanging from a specific point places too much stress on
the stringing materials, unlike when it's worn around the curvature of your neck.
And, it gets dusty, like any other surface.  


Did you guys know you should wash your jewelry, even the good stuff,
when you take it off?
Use Dove or toothpaste 
(if it goes in your mouth it's not likely to hurt the jewelry).


Washing real or freshwater pearls is absolutely necessary because
pearls absorb oils from the body and eventually they discolor, then it's too late...
they cannot be restored to the original color or luster.  


Washing silver and gold will keep it shining and untarnished.


Put the pieces on a towel and they will be dry in no time.





Collection of old brooches and earrings wired together and then
placed on ribbons.  I cannot imagine how this would be comfortable to wear unless
you it was worn outside clothes.  Also the ribbon would be unattractive after a 
couple of wearings, but hey, it's really cute as shown.



absolutely adorable for the young girls
or Christmas and New Year's Eve
& imagine how the kids would love to receive all the
materials to make these happy pieces.




Rachel Zoe showing excess-ories...

Reminds me of a friend in Houston who wears the ultimate costumed outfits,
she's about 75, done-up to the 9's, petite, wears cocktail suits in the
evenings, etc.  Once we were all on TV together and she had her own
jewelry on,  about like Rachel's...and she said, on TV...
"these are my summer diamonds...some are real and some are not."

Great story, huh...





posted from the drought-ridden hill country of Texas,
where the temperature is over 100 f.




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