When I was younger, I didn’t like pink.  In fact, if anyone would’ve asked, I probably would’ve said I hated it.  But something happened around age 35 and I suddenly started loving pink.  Now, pink or at least pinkish is a standard color in my wardrobe.

While I really don’t think of myself this way, I am, at heart, a girly-girl.  I love make up and jewelry and pretty curls, I played with baby dolls and barbies as a child (and still do when the opportunity arises), and I love flowers and color and all the things that manly men lift their noses to.

All this to say that I am in love with this bracelet, largely because of its color scheme:  Pink!


The stones are rose quartz (which, like aventurine, represents peace), rhodolite garnet, red garnet, peridot, and citrine,   The sterling plate reads “Speak your peace.”

I should probably take a moment to say that even though I do use certain stones, like the rose quartz, for their representation or symbolism, I am not someone who believes in the power of stones to heal or the mysticism of crystals or anything like that.  I like the idea of it, but that’s about it.

Ahem.  Back to the jewelry.

I said I’d be using more garnet, and so I am:

These earrings are red garnet with sterling silver and I like them a whole lot.  All and all, I’m really enjoying my work in the past week, which is good, because I’ve got a whole lot more to do by June 2.

3 Replies to “In the Pink”

  1. Julie says: May 12, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Wow, you’ve done a lot since you’ve been back! I especially like the leather bracelet, and I have a special button from Grammy that I’ve wanted to do something with, but wasn’t sure what to do. I’ll e-mail you a picture, and if it works, I would love to commission you to put it in the bracelet. Take care!
    Julie

  2. holly west says: May 14, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Yeah Julie, I’d be interested in seeing it. Even if it’s not used as a clasp, buttons can be an interesting element in jewelry, at least I think so.

  3. Antoinette says: May 14, 2007 at 9:07 am

    You could always put the button in resin? I’m on a resin kick right now.
    Love the new pieces. Very summery. Make me think of a summer picnic with fruit.

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