Archive | December, 2009

Seen that? – Imelda Marcos Loses Her Bling

23 Dec

Imelda Marcos Loses Her Bling at The Jewelry Weblog

Seen that? - Imelda Marcos Loses Her Bling

Poor Imelda, first her shoes and now this! Her jewelry collection will be auctioned off this November. One of the jewelry items in the auction includes a " 150.01 carat Burmese ruby pendant and an ornate earrings, necklace and bracelet set." Just the ruby pendant alone from this set is estimated to be worth $290,000. Now, of course, the former first lady hasn't been wearing this jewelry in years because [...] Read More


Imelda Marcos Fights Jewelry Sale at The Jewelry Weblog

I already reported about the sale of some of Imelda Marcos' super-duper high end jewelry. (See Imelda Marcos Loses Her Bling). Looks like she is still fighting in the courts to stop the sale. Marcos says, " We are not a materialistic people." Hmmmm…" We" ? Read more interesting quotes from this jewelry connoisseur: Marcos wealth 'honestly earned'Also Rest of Imelda's Jewelry " Pillaged" [...] Read More


New Hip Hop Bling Shop at The Jewelry Weblog

I can't say that hip hop bling is my thing, but I have to admit that some of the items on the new web store called MyHipHopBling.com are pretty interesting, like this LED dog tag. I haven't seen anyone wearing these yet down here in Nowheresville, but I could see how these would be popular since they connect technology and culture. Here's the latest about this new web shop from [...] Read More


Heel-and-Toe? Not a Driving Technique at This Auction at Classical Drives

You've heard of Imelda Marcos and her shoes? One-thousand-sixty pairs in the closet. I'm not here to speak on behalf of Imelda's extravagance except to say that the wife of the Philippine's ex-president bought her shoes, not to wear, but as part of a collection. Like classic car fans, maybe? Incidentally, architect friend Mel Satok, who has contributed some delightful photos to this site and often suffered my remarks about [...] Read More


If An Engine Can Be Art, This Must Be A Masterpiece at Classical Drives

This, the engine in John Carroll's Marcos GT, which we featured in a recent blog, is pure artistry. At least I think it is and I suspect John does, too. But why, exactly, am I mesmirised by his little 1.6 liter Cosworth? Because it actually looks like an engine and also because, by contemporary standards, it is relatively simple in concept. In fact, if you look hard at the underhood [...] Read More

Discount Printing for an Etsy Jewelry Catalog?

21 Dec

I swear, I am just drooling at all unique, handmade jewelry I see while browsing Etsy. Most of the pieces are really quite cheap, considering they are all hand crafted and are therefore unique. Sure, a seller can make dozens of a particular style, but because the each piece is made by hand, there's bound to be slight differences with each final product.

At any rate, Etsy sure beats any jeweler's catalog in terms of variety. From the classic silver and gold chains and rings to precious gemstones to paper (yes, paper!) Etsy has them all. I wonder if there's a print version of Etsy. It cannot be that expensive to produce a print catalog with discount printing packages. If a seller can "promote her item" by paying for a premium listing, why not for a print listing?

Go have a look at the range of jewelry at Etsy and you'll see what I mean!

Seen that? – HGTV Launches Jeweler’s Career

14 Dec

HGTV Launches Jeweler’s Career at The Jewelry Weblog

Seen that? - HGTV Launches Jeweler’s Career

With a little help from a friend, okay, a lot of help from a major television network like HGTV, jewelry artist, Keren Peled, is launching her new on line jewelry shop: www.kerenpeled.com – You can catch Karen making her jewelry on HGTV's show entitled "That's Clever." You may have caught this show before when it was called "Crafters Coast to Coast." Look for her 5 minutes of Fame on Thursday, [...] Read More


Jewelers Conference/Expo in Buffalo at The Jewelry Weblog

The 4th Annual Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo is heading your way Buffalo-nians! Held at the Adam's Mark Hotel this coming April, this event looks huge and a good chance for those who have been thinking about stepping into the professional end of jewelry to see what's what. You can find out details from the B.W. Simon web site, but here's a little to tempt you: The fourth annual Bench Jewelers Conference [...] Read More


Fine Jeweler Turns 105 at The Jewelry Weblog

You hear more and more these days about people living to 100 and beyond; such is the case with talented jewelry designer Jack Tamis, who recently celebrated his 105th year. Wow! From Jewelry designer marks 105th birthday: Four generations gathered yesterday amid clicking cameras, hugs and laughter to celebrate the birthday of their Eldest relative, Jack Tamis. The avid golf and pool fan, who is 105 today, was quite talkative when the [...] Read More


I Want That! Premiers on HGTV at The Wired Home Weblog

I've gotten several emails alerting me to the new show on HGTV called I Want That! While the show covers all aspects of accessorizing a really cool home, I hear there's quite a bit of home automation featured. According to HGTV: I Want That! showcases innovations for the home that are so new they almost haven't happened yet. From materials to floor plans, our two co-hosts introduce the latest and greatest [...] Read More


Oh The Talented Cynthia at Pretty Things

I enjoyed watching the Next Design Star on HGTV! I enjoyed watching two of my fave designers Vern and also Cynthia Rowley. Not only have I been a fan of her clothing but also her interior sensibilities as well. It is because of this that I wanted to include an accessory that was made by her for this post! This Ginny Athene Oversized Clutch is perfect! Many times I find [...] Read More

Seen that? – Bracelets for Causes

5 Dec

Bracelets for Causes at The Jewelry Weblog

Seen that? - Bracelets for Causes

You've probably seen people lately wearing what look like thick, colored rubber bands around their wrists. You may even sport a few of these yourself. It seems like every day a new colored band is coming out to help support a cause. Here are just a few: Yellow: Originating from Lance Armstrong, this was created to show support for his attempt to win the Tour de France for the sixth time. [...] Read More


Paris Hilton Trades in Her Bracelets at The Jewelry Weblog

I was surfing around looking for some good jewelry finds (as usual) and I found this picture of Paris Hilton on the Mouawad.com site. I thought about how weird it was that here she is – obviously posing – casually wearing a chunky bracelet on one arm, watch on the other, and then dangling from her jean's pocket are a few chains with dangling cross pendants. Only a few days [...] Read More


Positive Icon Bracelets at The Jewelry Weblog

Fashion Angels Enterprises has a fun line of bracelets for kids called Icon Bands. Each band, aka bracelet, has a different icon, such a flower, heart, hope, love, etc., in the center of the band, which is made from silicone. For an added twist, each band is supposed infused with ions: Enjoy the benefits from this negative ion-infused jewelry. Negative ions = Positive vibes! Believe it or not… Negative ions are [...] Read More


The Edge of Customized Silicone Bracelets at Home Based Business

Before, silicone bracelets were popular because they're oftentimes used by cause-oriented groups in fund-raising programs. These bracelets are worn by people who want to impart certain concerns to the public. One of the fundraisers that use these bracelets is lance armstrong Foundation. They use said bracelets to accumulate funds for the benefit of those suffering from the debilitating cancer. Nowadays, the popularity of silicone bracelets is brought to the next level. [...] Read More


RFID Taser Bracelets: The anti-hijacking device at The RFID Weblog

You are on a long flight and doze off since you have started to feel tired sitting in your seat for so many hours. Suddenly you are woken by a loud noise and you come to know that the flight has been hijacked by some terrorists threatening to blow up the airplane if their demands are not but you remain unfazed by the hijack drama and so do other passengers. [...] Read More