Happy New Year, everyone!
I know posting has been sporadic around these here parts, and I apologize. My lesson to you: never underestimate your boss's fear of contagion. Even though I wasn't even so sick anymore, I was told repeatedly not to come in. Geez, complex much?
Anyhow, the computer has come back to life (yay!) and everything is fully functional, including my desire to post lots of jewelry.
Last time, I talked about the awesomely thought-out present the BF gave me. The subsequent decision: to return it, which I did today, but not before snapping some photos, for comparison sake.
Here's how it looks online:
And here is how it looked sitting on my desk this afternoon:
Not quite as crisp, or even recognizable. It was hard for me to capture details, but let me tell you the stitching was not all that. There were little pulls and snags on it. My fear? That elderly people would be staring at my chest going, "And what is that honey? A pillow with holes? Black cheese?"
Perhaps I exaggerate, but surely you get the point.
Anyhow, I've missed themes and Friday Favorites galore, I know. But we are back on track starting today:
Antique Uncut Diamond and Ruby Ring (1880), $350
Danielle Welmond Chalcedony Necklace crocheted with vintage metallic thread, $320
Crystal Crater Bracelet by Subversive Jewelry, $1,195
And finally, I want to thank the lovely and ever-so-stylish Clothes Horse for naming me one of her top Five Thinking Bloggers. What a fantastic way to start 2008!
Per the rules of the Thinking Blogger Awards, here are my top five:
* Que Sera Sera: She writes about everything under the sun, and wonderfully too.
* (Into) the Fray: Makes me ache for Seattle and DIY-ness.
* Jewel Box Dreams: A fellow jewelry lover with an obsession for initials.
* Valley Girl: Soap opera extraordinare.
* Queen of the Posh and Broke: Best style pics on a blog. Nice and concise.