Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Birthstone

Aquamarine




The name Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word for seawater. Aquamarine has been valued since ancient times. The more blue the color, the more valuable the stone. In 1910, the largest was found in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds. Once cut, it yielded over 200,000 carats.

Mother-of Pearl focal and accent beads,
silver-tone beads, imported Soutache,
with coordinating 18-20 inch cord necklace
$98.00

There are many myths and legends about the aquamarine stone. The Romans believed that the stone absorbs the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” Aquamarine was also considered the most appropriate morning gift to give to a bride by her groom following the consummation of their marriage. The Greeks and the Romans viewed the aquamarine as the sailor’s gem, ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. In Medieval times, the stone was thought to reawaken the love of married couples. It was also believed to render soldiers invincible.


Baroque Aquamarine Bangle Bracelet
$48


The Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews also admired and valued aquamarine greatly. It was a symbol of happiness and everlasting youth.  William Langland’s “The Vision Concerning Piers and the Plowman,” from 1377, mentions the aquamarine as an antidote for poison. This antidote was widely known throughout Europe. Because there was a wide amount of poisonings amongst royalty at the time, the gem was in popular demand just for that purpose. It was not necessary to pulverize the stone, as it was/ is with other gemstones. Simply wearing the stone as a pendant or in a ring was just as effective. According to folklore, aquamarine would bring victory in battles and legal disputes.  When worn as an amulet, it was believed to bring relief of pain and to make the wearer friendlier, quicken the intellect and cure laziness. 


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The ancient philosopher Pliny paid tribute to this gem of vitality, stating, “the lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid’s treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied.”

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Shows are over until this Fall

Now that season is coming to a close in SW Florida I'll be catching up on a few domestic things and getting ready for new designs to create. It's been a lot of hard work, but I've had lots of fun! Thank you all for your support and lovely comments.
Suzanne

So true!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

SEE YOU TOMORROW!

At:

 March 8, 2015  12:00-3:00  
Art on the Lake 
Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club 
18061 Miromar Lakes Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL

Let me know if you cannot make the shows & we could arrange a private meeting or sign up to host a home show. Invite your friends & earn points towards jewelry.

  

Friday, March 6, 2015

CHANGE IN SHOW LOCATION FOR TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, March 7, I will be at Koreshan State Park at  

3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL from 10:00-4:00.

Mention this announcement for 10% off entire purchase. 

There will also be a vintage car show.

See you there!


& don't forget:


 March 8, 2015  12:00-3:00  
Art on the Lake 
Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club 
18061 Miromar Lakes Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL

Let me know if you cannot make the shows & we could arrange a private meeting or sign up to host a home show. Invite your friends & earn points towards jewelry.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Last Shows of the Season!

  

10% discount for mentioning my site!

*March 7, 2015  10:00-5:00  
Artists Showcase, Commons Club at the Brooks 
9930 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL

*March 8, 2015  12:00-3:00  
Art on the Lake 
Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club 
18061 Miromar Lakes Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL

Let me know if you cannot make the shows & we could arrange a private meeting or sign up to host a home show. Invite your friends & earn points towards jewelry.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Titianesque Collage

Titianesque

Crystal caboshon focal, Swarovski ® pearls and crystals,
copper, pearl and TOHO beads, magnetic clasp,
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
$220.00

"Empress Isabel of Portugal" by Titian in 1848

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian (Venetian), about 1485/90 - 1576)

Titian made a greater impact on European painting than any other artist from Venice. His use of colour and development of a 'painterly' style of lively brush work has influenced generations of artists. He excelled in all types of painting, including altarpieces, religious subjects for private devotion, themes from classical mythology, allegorical works and portraits. The bright clear colours and smooth appearance of his early paintings are quite different from the more dramatic tonal contrasts and broken brushwork of his later work. He received public and private commissions from within Venice and from eminent patrons elsewhere. Titian painted many of his most celebrated pictures for King Philip II of Spain.

Painting Credit: Titian "The Complete Works" 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Are You Ready For February 14?

Remember... Valentines Day? 
How could you possibly forget with all the advertising and notices everywhere you turn. And you only have one week left to find that perfect little something to show your love. So here it is... my shameless plug:

Pink fresh-water pearls from Hawaii,
genuine 
Swarovski ® crystals,
TOHO glass beads,
gold-tone lobster clasp
surgical steel earwires

Necklace: $145.00
Bracelet: $65.00
Earrings: $26.00
Buy all 3 for $228.00

Red Czech glass hearts,
Swarovski ® crystals,glass seed beads, silver-tone findings,
surgical steel earwires
$12.00

Red Czech glass hearts,
Swarovski ® crystals,glass seed beads,
surgical steel earwires
$8.00