To make a vow to love another no matter what – even after the worst form of betrayal are actually two promises that are made – 1) that you will love the other no matter what 2) that you trust that they will never betray you.
Two Promises in a Single Vow. May 20, 2015
Turquoise Stitch Earrings and GG’s Earrings June 15, 2008
I’ve made some new earrings. When I was down in LA, I gave some necklaces to my sister at her BBQ. GG (great grandmother) from my sister’s husband’s side was there. She’s always so cute and happy and gives everyone these big kisses. She loved the necklace my sister got so I thought she’d be happy if I made her some thing too. These simple and dangly earrings would look so cute on her. While I was at it, I also made another pair for my friend Gilles’ mom.
The second pair was started from wanting to use up some tuquoise beads my sister gave me. I used deep red seed beads to create a Flat Peyote stitch. Using this a component, I attahced 3 turqouise beads to create a dangly effect. I am so proud of this piece. The design is all original from me, and the ultimate question I ask myself is, “would you buy these if you saw them at a store.” Without bias, my immediate response is “YES!”
Turquoise Stitch Earrings
Memorial Day Weekend May 23, 2008
Woohoo! Its going to be a nice long weekend! Can’t wait for the day to end. I’ll be flying out to Los Angeles and staying there for a few days. I miss home so much!
From there, M and I will be flying to New York…believe it or not, my FIRST time in the East Coast. Hopefully it’ll be warm and sunny.
Will update when I get back in 1 week!
I had been thinking about making a necklace for a while now. I mean, I have tons of earrings already and I rarely wear bracelets so why not make necklaces? Here’s my attempt at a necklace. It actually took me a while to come up with the right balance, colors, length and overall design. (This is usually the most time consuming part). Through trial and error, I finally came up with something I loved.
…And its for Helen, my sister.
I meant to make her earrings a LONG time ago, but just became so overwhelmed because I wanted it perfect. So overwhelmed that I delayed it. Finally, I asked her what kind of earring she wanted and its been a while that she requested necklaces instead, so here it is:
The Jalen Necklace
This is the perfect necklace for your everyday wear — its delicate, feminine, simple, yet intricate. This asymetrical necklace is a one of a kind (OOAK) designed by me, made with the finest semi precious stones and swarovski crystals. It compliments any style — accentuates earth tones, and adds color to your darker outfits. For everyday, I would recommend this necklace with simple attire, or earth tones. To switch it up for evening wear, this necklace works well with darker colors to give it that extra contrast/glow. Theres so much sparkle in this necklace that its guaranteed to turn heads🙂
This pretty necklace features a semi-precious stone as the focal bead. Loaded with sparkle, Two 8mm bicone, three 4mm Swarovski Crystals, one pink 10mm teardrop Swarovski Crystals surround the stone, with an additional brass bird charm (Jalen – “bird of Light”) ready to take flight. The chain was gently linked with Korean Jade beads, alternating with 8mm Swarovski crystal at every fourth bead. Everthing comes together at the toggle clasp. The necklace hangs approx 12.5 inches long.
View The Jalen Necklace on Etsy
Aria Necklace May 18, 2008
The Aria Necklace
This is the perfect necklace for your everyday wear — its delicate, feminine, and simple. This asymetrical and versatile necklace is a Dainty Details original one of a kind designed and handcrafted by me; made with the semi precious peridot stones, glass beads and swarovski crystals.
The Aria necklace features a white glass leaf bead as the focal bead. Peridot stones and alternating 8mm round Swarovski Crystals, bring the necklace full circle, fastened together asymetrically with a toggle clasp. The necklace hangs approx 14.5 inches long.
The Perfect Bride May 14, 2008
So once again my co-worker Alanna has asked me to make more jewelry! (hehe….she must’ve loved the Haircomb🙂 ). This time, she wanted simple 1920’s inspired jewelry to go with her wedding theme. When she asked, how could I have turned her down? She’s everything a bride-to-be, should be –calm, happy and simple. She was the perfect bride to make jewelry for.
Her wedding is this weekend and yet she was so laid back…. She took the day off from work and went shopping–and it wasnt even for the wedding!
Karen’s Earrings May 5, 2008
One of my best gal buddies Karen aka “Karebare” has asked me to make 2 pairs of earrings. One light blue and dangly, and the other in darker blue and dangly. Both simple. I knew that making this would be a challenge since our taste is so opposite! I tried my best to stick to what I think she likes. By the time I was done, I was suprised at how much I liked it, and I thought “oh no! if I like it, that might mean that Karen might not like it.” We’ll have to wait and see!
These pretty pair of earrings features a light seagreen Czech flower as the focal bead. Silver colored wire was strung through and hammered flat to create a spiral flower bud. Accented with a clear 4mm Swarovski crystal to add extra sparkle. Connecting the flower piece, I additionally used two blue and one clear 4mm Swarovski crystals to create more color accents and sparkle.
Update: Hooray! Karen loves them🙂