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“You’re the rockstar to make her happy. . . .”

March 25, 2016

No, thank you man! I’ve got the easy part of the deal knowing she’s wanted this setting and cutting checks. You’re the rockstar to make her happy knowing overtime she looks down she will love it!

“. . .my goodness, Joe, you’re right; it looks like a million bucks!. . .”

March 23, 2016

Hi Joe!
I received everything right on time, and my goodness, Joe, you’re right; it looks like a million bucks! Now the toughest part is waiting to ask until May 4th, the day we met three years ago! Thanks so much, and please extend my thanks to your team as well. I can’t tell you enough how great of an experience it’s been, and I look forward to the next time  I can ask you for another custom piece.
Thanks again!
Respectfully,
J

How to Fake it till you actually Feel Amazing

March 23, 2016

Everyday, we fake a little in order to get by, whether we want to believe it or not. You don’t like that co-worker of yours but you still offer a friendly “good morning”, right? Or how about that pesky in-law coming over for the holidays? You’re going to do the best you can to make him or her feel welcome.

As the old adage goes, “fake it till you make it.” The key to faking positivity is to think of it as a game. You’re working from the outside in to make change happen. We can shape our reality by being good actors on the stage of life, playing out roles that end up seeping into our real “off stage” being.

So what traits can you “fake” into existence?

  • Courage. We all experience degrees of fear every day of our lives. But it’s important to not let it rule us. If you’re asking for raise, for instance, dare to look your employer straight in the eye. Straighten your back. Act the role of an assertive person who deserves a raise. Maybe deep inside you’re feeling terrified but you’ve made sure that on the outside, you look firm and strong.

Still struggling? Imagine your favorite hero or heroine asking for a raise? Or a highly successful businessperson you admire (or one you don’t. You might not like Donald Trump but do you think he would squirm when asking for a raise? I don’t think so.)

  • Sexiness. It’s tough being sexy, isn’t it? Oh sure, people look sexy but that’s very different than feeling sexy. Most of us struggle with exhibiting our true sexual nature. And for good reason. The world around us often penalizes us for doing so (especially women). But being sexual feels good and natural. So paint a picture in your mind. What if you did feel confident with your sexuality? Really confident? What would it look like? How would you dress? What would your posture be like? How would you speak? Once again, look to people in your life (or celebrities) who ooze that certain something. Dare to imitate it!
  • Compassion and warmth. Life can dole out some pretty hard days–ones that leave us feeling totally depleted of love and kindness. We end up feeling guilty because loved ones, well…aren’t feeling the love. Remember, it feels good to be kind and available to others. So the next time you’re feeling cold and kicked to the curb, put a gentle smile on your face. (That alone signals to others that you’re approachable and available.) Another helpful “fake it” technique? Listen. You may not feel like talking after a hard day anyway so the act of listening takes the spotlight off of you and makes another feel cared for.
  • Vigorous and full of life. This can feel especially tough when you’re beaten down. But it’s possible to fake liveliness into existence too…and pretty easily. Go for a walk or better yet, a run. (Nothing beats circulation to bring you back to life.) Listen to some loud music, dance and sing out. Fake a hearty laugh for one full minute. Breathe in fresh air and breathe out that crusty, old negativity. Your body responds to these “outside in” cues and you’ll be glowing with life in no time.

Of course, you don’t want to try these approaches for others. That’s “faking it” in a bad way. Ultimately you want to make these changes for yourself. Sometimes your mind needs to be tricked into feeling differently. A ripple effect soon happens and soon, your shitty day just turned into a pretty day.

Swinging, Colorful Tassel Jewelry for Spring 2016

March 22, 2016

We’ve been seeing glimpses of a new (yet historically old) jewelry trend that we can’t help but love: tassels.

Why? It’s fun. And it’s textural, perfect for Spring where everything (including your jewelry) comes to life.

Tassels have a long history. According to Wikipedia:

A tassel is a finishing feature in fabric and clothing decoration. It is a universal ornament that is seen in varying versions in many cultures around the globe.

But they’re not just for graduation caps anymore. Here are a few examples:

Extra long necklaces, Loving this trend. Sautoir An extremely long neck chain, which falls below the waistline and terminates with a tassel or pendant. Popular in the early 20th century ...:

Sautoir. An extremely long neck chain, which falls below the waistline and terminates with a tassel or pendant. Popular in the early 20th century

Ring Tassel Necklace

On a delicate gold chain, the Ring Tassel Necklace.

Fun in the Sun Long Beaded Necklace with by uniquebeadingbyme #tassel #necklace #beaded:

Fun in the Sun Long Beaded Necklace with by uniquebeadingbyme, Etsy.

 

DIY Ideas | DIY Jewelry Making | Check out this tutorial to make a mixed metal filigree ball necklace like Stella & Dot!:

Stella & Dot.

Source: Cafe Mom and Pinterest.

“Just got the ring – it’s beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks so much, you’ve been a pleasure to work with.”

March 21, 2016

Jen,
Just got the ring – it’s beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks so much, you’ve been a pleasure to work with.
C

“You have provided me with immaculate service and the most stunning ring.”

March 21, 2016

You have provided me with immaculate service and the most stunning ring.

Warm regards,
W

“You guys are great, no hassle at all, very efficient and simple.”

March 21, 2016

Hi,

Thanks a lot for the ring! It’s beautiful. It also distracts me at work haha. Boyfriend thinks it’s a bit small,but that’s what makes it cute! I love it.

You guys are great, no hassle at all, very efficient and simple.
Best,
Candice

Cadmium Concerns back in the Marketplace

March 21, 2016

This piece of jewelry sold attached to a child’s dress tested 984,000 parts per million or 98.4 percent cadmium. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

We’ve written about the dangers of cadmium in the past. Cadmium is a toxic metal that’s been the subject of many jewelry and toy recalls. Yet with all the media attention this metal has received, it still finds its way into countless pieces of jewelry, sold at popular stores throughout the US. These pieces are frequently found in children’s jewelry and on children’s dresses, as decorative pieces.

“Of 27 pieces of jewelry packaged with dresses the State Department of Ecology randomly purchased last October and tested, five had extraordinarily high levels of cadmium and lead. Ecology purchased the dresses both in brick-and-mortar stores, and online. The dresses are marketed specifically to parents of young children — the very group at the greatest exposure risk, either from swallowing the jewelry, mouthing it or frequent hand-to-mouth contact.”

As we know, young children frequently put jewelry in their mouths, but even hand to mouth contact can cause considerable harm.

What’s is the harm exactly?

Cadmium and lead accumulate in bone and soft tissues in the body and remain for a very long time. Cadmium can lead to cardiovascular, skeletal and kidney damage. Lead affects brain development and damages the cardiovascular, immune and reproductive systems. Both metals are toxic at very low doses.

It’s time to re-examine those little adornments found on dresses (especially this Easter season) as well as any children’s jewelry. Know your source!

Source: Seattle Times

Hello! Best Ring Guy Ever!

March 19, 2016

Hello! Best Ring Guy Ever! . . . . I still can’t believe what an amazing job you did! Thank you so much!

First of all! Everyone LOVES this ring. I honestly suggest no one should do anything but the hand engraving. It really adds so much. Stunning.
S

. . . “I am in loooooove with the ring!” . . .

March 18, 2016

Hi! He proposed and I am in loooooove with the ring! I cannot believe how beautiful it looks! You did such a good job with it. Thank you so much for putting in the time to work on such a beautiful ring! I’ll send some pictures!

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