Best Things In Life: Amber Necklace

Because I am broke, I actually did try to sell this necklace to an antique dealer. I kept it because didn’t offer me as much as I wanted, but as we discussed how… Continue reading

Best Things In Life: My Volcano Ring

I found this ring at a now defunct antique store. I found lots of crazy modernist jewellery there. But this is the only piece that ever prompted someone to grab my hand and… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Judgmental Bear

This bear is all seeing, all judging. So you better mind your posture! Still, he is making me happy. It is signed B. Mead, but I don’t know who that is and Googling… Continue reading

Best Things In Life: My Big Purple Pendant

Because I like to hunt for watches and jewels, I often find myself with a surplus of watches and jewels, which means I occasionally have to cull the herd (or, if I’m broke,… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. III

This is an old-timey, heart-shaped love token ring that I found many years ago at the Value Village. I don’t know what its made of, I just know that J.U.N. was fond of… Continue reading

Interview With A Beauty Scientist Pt. II: Teca Gillespie

I’ve written enough about hair care to know what you’re supposed to do to keep your hair all hale and healthy. But what if you had a, um, friend who was going through… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. II

I am in mourning, so today’s heart is a black one. A black coral pendant and a nice gilt art nouveau chain that was a gift from the lovely Lynda Felton. For those… Continue reading

Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

I’m still coming top terms with Alexander McQueen‘s death. My skin is crawling and I feel near tears — all for a man I’ve never met but have deeply admired. Maybe this is… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. 1

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m posting some pictures of heart-shaped baubles that I have owned. Here is a wee pin from Canadian-born, Bali-based designer John Hardy. Well, technically John Hardy didn’t design… Continue reading

Do Over: Brutalist Bracelet Turned Necklace

This was an easy one: Take one broken brutalist-inspired bracelet from the 70s and remove broken panels. Attach one end to a wire choker (available at any bead shop). Pry polished amethyst stones… Continue reading

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