Our Lovely World

Reflections, Blessings & Gratitude


Leave a comment

From the Vanity

MASSIVE SALE ON NOW –  30 %  OFF –

click here 

Have I mentioned that I love pretty things and bling??

Well, my latest brooch is this magnificent ice blue, amber and jonquil yellow floral brooch, fit for a bride or a bridesmaid or ….. for  me !

I was lucky enough to purchase it from a very kind and genuinely helpful seller Matthew, in West Virginia,USA, who has an amazing online store on Etsy, called –

From the Vanity

The photo was taken off me today out-doors on an overcast rainy day, as we’re heading into winter here “Down Under”.   I plan to wear this beauty in the office with my blue jumpers and look forward to looking gorgeous and showing off this amazing flower brooch.

Matthew’s love for all things vintage certainly shows through his wonderful products that he offers for purchase, and at the time of posting this, he has a Sale!

I was truly astonished to also receive a FREE gift of this gorgeous necklace with my brooch.  I’ve worn it every day to work and had people admire and comment upon it.  It was just right for me when I got it – amazonite stone chips for communication – and a large heart which reminds me to act from the heart.  It’s uncanny that Matthew selected it for me, as something he thought I would find delightful – which I do.

Celine - necklace

Please visit FROM THE VANITY now for a delicious jewelry treat for yourself and / or a loved one.  The range is wonderful and the prices are good, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you Matthew.   A more recent photo shown below.

CELINE JUNE 2018


1 Comment

i-sew-cute treasures !

Shell-necklace-1

Today my treasures, 3 of them and more, arrived from an amazing craftswoman, June, based in Ohio USA.

I am thrilled with my large heart shaped pendant, filled with real tiny sea-shells and star-fish, and with my deer ring – so cute and sweet and cheery against a vivid blue and snowy background scene.

deer-ring-1

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/isewcute

You can see from June’s Etsy store, link above, that her imaginative and highly beautiful and creative jewellery is creating quite a “storm” e.g. Miley Cyrus wears an  **  i-sew-cute **  large sparkling red heart shaped ring.

My own interest in these treasures began a while ago when I bought 2 of June’s heart shaped Unicorn pendants.  I gifted these to my 2 young nieces, whom love them.

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/128860440/unicorns-rainbows-necklace-sparkly-heart?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Shell-necklace-2

Well, this ocean themed pendant and the dear ring are mine!  Even though I have got small hands, I actually wear large “statement” type rings, and I LOVE bling, and I love my 2 new pieces of jewellery, thank you to June.

In the photo I’m wearing what I call my “Kylie” glasses – they are my reading glasses (and I call them my Kylie glasses because they look somewhat like something I thought Kylie Minogue would wear, LOL) …. and you can see just how large the sparkly pendant is too – at 2.5 inches x 2 inches.  The pendant and ring are made from eco-friendly resin and glitter, and the ring band is quite adjustable.

Lately I have been feeling quite depressed at work because although I am a nice person and do my utmost in my workplace to include and support all others, I have moved to an expanded work team at a new location within the CBD / city – – –  and not feeling understood / acknowledged / appreciated or genuinely supported – even to the extent that women in my own immediate team whom I have shown the aforementioned to – –  were lashing out at me.   Too many harsh things one after the other – so RETREAT …..  I couldn’t face them again so I took the day off work.

No, I do not bury my head in the sand and avoid resolutions, or get unnecessarily angry with anyone.  I always try to make sense of things and try to improve my own-self in terms of my relationships with others and getting what I truly want – which is the aforementioned.

Sometimes this takes a huge effort ….. and you know what ??

You can expect nice surprises from Life, as well as not so pleasant unexpected things, I have learned.  With my jewellery, June also kindly sent me a gorgeous rainbow Cat-Unicorn !!  Here she is.  I gave a cry of delight when I saw this card and exclaimed “Oh, that is sewwwww cute”.    It is and it has warmed my Heart.    This sweet colourful surprise has helped heal me today, as has my heart pendant and animal themed dome shaped ring.

cat-unicorn

So, as you travel through Life, keep your heart open for rewards and nice surprises.

And for some gorgeous and uplifting jewellery head over now to

  **   i-sew-cute **

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/isewcute?ref=l2-shopheader-name#about

 

Make sure you read all of June’s “Announcements” and her “About” page.   June is not only a gifted artisan but an inspiration to me, and I wish June and her family well.  Now, my rainbow Unicorn cat, my deer friend & my Star-fish and Sea-shells are all going to have a rendezvous with me, and we will relax, surf the waves (so to speak) and be happy.

Thank you June.

 


Black Onyx – stone for protection

12 mm faceted Black Onyx rondelles, rose gold beaten beads and a 12 mm lustrous cultured pearl – 21 inches length.

Black Onyx is said to bestow self control, decision making, intuition and protection. It is a powerful protection stone as it absorbs negative energy of people to release mental stress and promote emotional well-being.

Black Onyx is associated with the planet Saturn, and will bring a positive vibe for those born in the shadow of the planet Saturn. It is said to be a stone for the Leo zodiac sign.  Well I am a quadruple Virgo but I have the Moon in Leo when I was born!

Black Onyx is very easily scratched if not handled with care even easier to clean the stone by using the commercial jewelry polish. Once polished, the piece should be washed with hot water and dried with a soft cloth. A drop of olive oil can produce beautiful light of the stone. Rinse water can also clean the dirt but do not ever soak the stone because it can fade the color. Avoid two stones together to avoid friction. Suggested to avoid the heat, light or excessive chemicals to extend durability of the stone.

I am selling this necklace because I have so many necklaces & brooches, I really need to down-size.  This beauty although gorgeous and energizing is not suitable for every-day wear for me, as I work in records management ( often in casual wear, packing & moving around boxes ) and I don’t go out alot to functions or places where I would wear this.  Even if I did, I have many other necklaces which I would rather wear.

IF YOU DON’T LIVE IN AUSTRALIA, and would like to purchase this Necklace, please use the Contact form if you can purchase this for $100 AUD ( I bought it for over $100 AUD and it will cost you less in USD ) plus postage.

Australian buyers can go to eBay Australia.

Black Onyx Necklace – eBay

Source:  http://gemstonemeanings.us/black-onyx-meaning/