I know, I know. You’re wondering what took me so damn long to update you on the amazing jewels I had made for me by Katie at Jewels of the Beach. Let me point out that Katie had nothing to do with my sluggishness. In fact, she done whipped up my AMAZING jewels sooner than I could say, “I’m Sold on Shells and Gold!” So, THANK YOU KATIE! It was just me being me – a procrastinator. Gah, I hate admitting that, but it’s the truth so shoot me if you’d like. Anyhow, enough with my procrastination and on to the JEWELS…
As you can see, Katie really worked her magic and pulled through 110% in turning my shells into jewels. She was even sweet enough to take a pre-photo of my shells, creating a far more stylish and beautiful photo than the
sloppy photo I used in my first blog. Again, THANK YOU KATIE!
Now what many, or probably all of you, don’t know is that I took creative metals and glass when I was in high school and I actually made a few pieces of jewelry. I never actually wore my jewelry because I forgot to pick it up from the display case – my loss. What I’m getting at is this: there’s a bunch of not-so-cute tools and not-so-cute stages involved with making jewelry. This is mind, I asked Katie to send some behind-the-scenes stuff to share with you. Not only did she send a picture, but she also sent a VIDEO of her work space – cool!
This is getting to be a long post, but I did want to share one thing about Jewels of the Beach and Katie that I absolutely LOVE: she names her jewelry after her friends! I know this because the earrings I ordered are the yellow gold version of the Healani pair she has featured on the website. When I asked Katie if those were named after my friend Hea who lives in Hilo, Katie said they were! There’s another pair named after my GF Trisha who also lives in Hilo. While many pieces are named after her friends (one of them is Malia, but it’s not me, it’s Katie’s middle name), she also has great names like Kauai, Pupule, Goldie and Honi Honi (which I love!)
Cool, right? Note to all my friends who make things – you’re more than welcome to name a piece after me
With Christmas just around the corner, I can’t think of a better place to start your shopping. And for those of you who have significant others, consider “accidentily” leaving this blog post or Jewels of the Beach (dot) com open on your laptop so your hubby or BF sees it. You never know – he might get the hint Just sayin’.
For those of you interested in ordering some of your own amazing jewels from Katie, you can visit her website www.jewelsofthebeach.com or email her at email@example.com.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go put on my jewels and joyfully dance in front of the mirror – sorry, no pictures of that.