From the sports physicals to shots, to finding the best back to school supply deals, to figuring out when the heck my high-schooler gets on the bus, I am like WHOA! Stop the world, I want off!
But seriously, it's pretty hairy. And the bummer is, normally at this time of year there is a late August jewelry show up here in Tacoma or Seattle -- sometimes both. But this year, it's neither, so I can't even spend a day forgetting about it all. Of course I would use the excuse with the family: But, I need to do this for the shop. Seriously, they buy it every-single-time.
But this year I must wait until November. So I catch myself often looking longingly at bead shops on Etsy. Wow -- beautiful small quantities on there. It's like Christmas whenever I find myself looking. I am just in awe of the perfectly faceted gemstones, and the wire. There is this one shop in New Orleans that makes fabulous wire -- my mother got me some Rose Gold wire from there, so I have been having a little fun.
You did hear Rose Gold is super big this year? Like amazingly big. Like, how do I get noticed for having it in my shop big.
|These are Emerald Green Onyx (Color of the Year) finished in 14k Rose Gold Filled.|
|Stunning Mozambique Garnet with a pinkish hue finished in 14k Rose Gold Filled. My mother adores these.|
|So you know those "Alina Jolie" Earrings? The Emerald ones no one can get enough of? These are fashioned after those -- The are perfect Emerald Quartz finished in 14k Rose Gold Filled. Oh Wow -- two birds, one stone.|
And don't forget there are only a few days left of the wonderful Birthstone "Peridot" -- it's a lovely green, and there are many items in the shop.
Up next month is the amazingly versatile Sapphire. Ohh La La.
But for now -- it's time to start pulling my hair out again on the couponing blogs to find the best back to school deals. You know that's right. I've heard it both ways.
Yeah, I love Psych. By the Way -- anyone watching "The White Queen?" Lovely Jewelry ideas. It's on Starz -- but the books are better.