Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jewelry Hound

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucky Girl Trading Company has dichroic glass pendants more shimmery than any I have ever seen before! I just love how they sparkle!!

You can find an amazing and HUGE selection of pendants and earrings at And be sure to check out her profile, because the story behind her shop is the sweetest I have ever read.

I am completely in love with this necklace titled, "Wait, Summer by Green Leaf and Owl.

You can find this shop at

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

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!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Marisa for featuring me in your Fabulous Blog:o) You made my heart leap for joy my friend!!!! You are so the best!! I absolutely love all your creations! Especially the Butterfly Painting I bought for Kiley's room:o) Autumn Luvs U so much!!!!

gorgeousredhead said...

omg Marisa!! you are the sweetest!! love ya, mean it! lol :)
no really, you are the BEST!!

Cathy said...

some beautiful pendants - can i add one more to the list? i have recently purchased 2 beautiful pendants from Rock 'n' Wrap as gifts...can't wait to be abl to afford one of my own :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing Cathy!!! I LOVE that wire wrapping! Rocknwrap has such BEAUTIFUL jewelry!!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Gracie is so adorable wearing her necklace!!! You have found some beautiful pieces here from very talented Etsy artists...just love them all!

Amy Herbst said...

OMGoodness, I am so overwhelmed! What lovely picks! The jewelry on Etsy is absolutely amazing. Hmm... maybe 'Santa' will have the insight to take a peek into my Etsy favorites list this year... a girl can dream, right? ;)

Morrgan said...

Wow, great selections! I found a few new faves here, as well as some old ones. :)

Katie said...

Awesome choices - thanks for turning me on to some new shops! And good luck with the enchiladas!

Anonymous said...

those are beautiful pendants! i love the one with the pearls inside- i get mine from and they're just beautiful- you should check thtem out!

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