Thursday, November 18, 2010

Les Bijoux de Catherine ~ From my personal collection

 Selling my line of jewelry online has changed everything for me. I am still stunned by the ever expanding web of friendships that I have made there.

Some of them are with my clients. Our highly personal relations have blurred the traditional seller/buyer line. The give and take goes both ways for a mutually enriching experience.

Even more striking are the ties that developed with my fellow artisans. I am quite passionate about the creative process and appreciate all that goes into the creation of their pieces. I starting collecting - and of course wearing!- some of their beautiful jewels.

Here are a few samples...

A gorgeous Montana Agate ring from Black Daisy Designs. The pattern of the stone is absolutely striking!

One of several pairs from Emily Gray Jewels' signature Halo collection. I am still coveting hard one of Emily's large hip necklaces.

A favorite necklace from Sirpa K Jewelry which I wear very often. I love that its length allows me to just put it on and go, no fumbling with the clasp needed.

I enjoy wearing this exquisite pair from Edera Jewelry at night when the precious silver threads shimmer in the light. I love their intricate workmanship!

 This smaller necklace from Jewels by L designs  packs a punch! The focal was from Laura's personal collection and I am already plotting my next one.

And because one always needs a simple pair of pearl earrings, I recently treated myself to these cuties from Lee Ohio Designs' Fall collection - a perfect example that good design does not have to be complicated.

To be continued…