Monday, August 6, 2007

Underwater Kinetics



(Living room window view)
Every year, August induces this melancholy, regardless of how many times I protest that it is indeed my favorite month. I love the heat of summer, the sun and the clothing. The sports, the warm nights, the half day Fridays. Our apartment looks out onto the ocean, and every August, I have finally succumbed to summer's spell, spending days just staring out the window with the kitty (Stella).



(Hey, we pay a lot in rent, let me gloat a bit...)

But August means Autumn is fast approaching, which in turn means that Winter will soon be rearing it's awful, brutal head. My boyfriend insists that I always get a little dramatic around this time of year, but it's true! August means another Winter is on it's way. But! But... it's important to appreciate what is still here and promise our significant others that we will stop getting moody as the nights get cooler. And what does this have to do with jewelry? Well, seeing as how I went swimming in the ocean on Saturday and emerged with seaweed stuck to every part of my body, I've been inspired to post about the prettier version: oceanic jewelry. Much less slimy than the real thing. And something to remind you of summer when the temperatures start dropping...



Sea life necklace by Catherine Weitzman $99




Sea Urchin Ring by Emily Amey $180




Coral Bangle by Catherine Weitzman $125



Zen Sea Glass necklace by Mar $139


Sea Shell Necklace $32


I hope this inspires you to call in sick tomorrow and head to the beach...

9 comments:

WendyB said...

You know, a scallop shell is the pilgrimage bag for St. James of Compostela!

In Yr Fshn said...

At first, I was like, huh? And then I googled your sentence and can I say that is so cool! You are a fount of the most interesting things! And did you see the modern symbol of the shell? Really beautiful!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Jakobsmuschelsymbol.jpg

WendyB said...

LOL...sorry for "bag" instead of "badge." I am under the weather today. I've been wanting to do a scallop piece but I hadn't figured out how to make it more about pilgrimage than seafood. YOur link to the modern symbol is rather inspiring! Separately, I've also been inspired by you to do a weekly post on my history/biography/historical fiction reading recommendations. Keep an eye out! :-)

In Yr Fshn said...

Ha! Okay, that makes more sense. I couldn't find any mention of a scallop bag on wiki, but I thought I was maybe missing it. I also thought, "huh, are scallops much larger than I am aware of?"
I was hoping you'd like the modern scallop symbol; it reminded me of what you did with the Gloriana necklace and the sun.
Lastly: SO excited about your fiction list. I hope you feel better soon! Being sick in the summer is especially not fun...

WendyB said...

Maybe I'm woozy but I'm in hysterics over the idea of a scallop bag. Imagine the fishy smell when you opened it. But there have to be some supersize scallops..don't forget the famous painting of Venus on the half shell!

In Yr Fshn said...

I was actually giggling quite a bit over this whole thing... and I *was* imagining the fishy smell, but I figured, hey these guys were all about the martyr aspect of pilgrimage. The fishy smell was probably the least of his worries...

Dana said...

Beautiful colors... this post is just so aesthetically pleasing. I am a sucker for washed out aquamarine and sunsets....haha nice blog.

www.style-spots.blogspot.com

:)

the Grey said...

The view from your window is... severely jealousy-inducing, so fine. And I only live about a mile from the sea, too; so close yet so far. :)

In Yr Fshn said...

Thanks, Dana! I am a sucker for the same...

Thanks, Grey... like I said, the rent balances out the beauty. I feel your pain---I used to live the same distance, which is tantalizingly close except when it is a million degrees out and difficult to drag yourself from the air conditioner...