At the age of 13 months, Gracie discovered jewelry. She found a plastic beaded necklace in a box of old toys, and fell instantly in love. For about three months straight, Gracie only took the necklace off at naptime and bedtime. As soon as she woke up, she reached for the necklace and put it back on.
I have never been one for jewelry. I love it, and have seen so many necklaces and bracelets that I just adore, but I never remember to wear it. My daily jewelry is just my simple white gold wedding band, a simple pair of silver hoop earrings, and the thumb ring I put on the other day and can’t take off (it really hurts going past the knuckle), which I wore back in college for about four straight years—and only took off for my wedding. I never even remember to put on my diamond engagement ring, and really only wear it when I have time away from my kids.
I don’t know exactly where Gracie got her love for jewelry. My mom rarely wears it and I always forget to. Perhaps from my Grammy, who is almost never without rings the size of her fist and diamonds the size of Texas. She is the queen jewelry hound in our family!
A few years ago, I made a New Years resolution to wear a piece of jewelry every day. Shallow, I know, but I love the way jewelry makes me feel just a little bit more special than when I’m not wearing any at all. Maybe that’s why Gracie loves it so much. I still never remember to wear it, though (I actually make it a habit to break ALL of my resolutions. Does anyone ever really keep their resolutions for more than a couple of weeks?).
I heart jewelry on Etsy all the time. I even got a beautiful bracelet a few weeks ago. It is amethyst (my birthstone—usually I hate birthstone jewelry, but I love this bracelet) and peridot and is just beautiful! I am excited because I have a random collection of odd diamond earrings, some amethyst earrings, and a peridot and gold (ugh!! I hate gold) necklace, which I want to put together in a silver necklace to coordinate with the bracelet. How fun.
This bracelet was made by Autumn at http://www.designsbyautumn.etsy.com
Here is a sample of jewelry I just love on Etsy! I hope you can discover some new and fabulous finds!
I stumbled across Pretty Girl Things while chatting in the Etsy forums, and immediately left the thread in order to window shop in this FABULOUS shop. I think I hearted just about everything in there! I am a total girly girl and proud of it, and the pendants and charm necklaces I saw had me shivering in excitement. I am going to have one and it has to be soon (now if I can only steer my husband in the right direction!!). Here are some of her beautiful girl things. I’m selfishly not showing you my favorite necklace, because I want it for myself!
You can find this shop at http://www.gorgeousredhead.etsy.com
I love the pendants found in Kinichi River Designs. There is something about the swirly silver plated wire wrapped around beautiful stones that makes my fingers itchy to press the “add to cart” button!!
You can find these pendants and other fun pieces as well as little pets that will knock your socks off (I am so lame. Don’t know what I mean by that? Click here) at http://www.kinichiriver.etsy.com
I love how colorful and cute these necklaces are from Bijoujuju. They are the perfect casual piece to add some cute and spunky flair to any outfit!!
You can find these are http://www.bijoujuju.etsy.com
I Went to Mars and All I Got Was this Lousy Ring. That is the title for this ring which is the coolest ring creation I have ever seen!!
You can find this ring by Boulder Glass Monkey, as well as other very unique and very beautiful pieces of glass jewelry. They will definitely be amazing conversation pieces!! You can find this shop at http://www.boulderglassmonkey.etsy.com
I just love and adore the bracelets and necklaces by The Empty Nest. I have never seen anything like these before!!! I love personalized stuff, probably because there are never personalized license plates, pens or stationary for my name. I would love a bracelet like this one. Seriously, how cute are these?
You can find all of these and SOOOO much more at http://www.luv4sams.etsy.com
Lucky Girl Trading Company has dichroic glass pendants more shimmery than any I have ever seen before! I just love how they sparkle!!
I am completely in love with this necklace titled, "Wait, Summer by Green Leaf and Owl.
You can find this shop at http://www.greenleafandowl.etsy.com.
I also love the amazingly gorgeous creations by Sma Bla. Here is one that I love, but you seriously have to check out the whole shop if you haven't before.
You can find it at http://www.smabla.etsy.com
I would love to show so much more, but this will have to be all for now. There is just too much jewelry to admire than my little blog can feature!! Happy shopping, everyone!!