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The Choker - A brief history

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)
The choker necklace dates back thousands of years. Beginning with the Sumer empire in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, the choker was used to protect the vulnerability of the neck. The choker crossed all cultures and lands. It was worn though out Africa, India, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Native America and South America. The choker was worn for protection, wealth and power. Anne Boleyn, Queen Victoria, Princess Alexandra signified their wealth and power by wearing chokers adorned with pearls, precious and semi -precious stones. The choker has played a political role in history. During the French revolution, French female expatriates and later women in England wore a red ribbon around their necks in solidarity for those who lost their lives to the guillotine. A black ribbon worn around the neck during the 1800's had the connotation associated with prostitutes until Princess Alexandra, adorner herself in layers of chokers. In turn, society ladies followed suite signifying their wealth. The choker became the Feminine Symbol of Power for the American Women in the 1940's. The choker reappeared in the free spirit late '60's, the rebellion of the '70's & '90's. It is more popular today. The choker is a personal preference. As a jewelry artist and lover of fashion, the choker is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. I love the powerful and defiant look of multiple chokers in varying gemstones worn together. Want to hide an aging neck? Try layering several chokers. There are many reasons as to why one wears a choker, but I think that we can all conclude; The choker is one of the most powerful statement pieces one can wear.

JCK /AGTA 2015

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I am so excited to be attending JCK/ AGTA in LAS VEGAS.  Planning my to do, to buy. Sessions and Events. I will be purchasing all of my new metalsmithing equipment at the show.  More new Designs and Techniques coming soon!  Check out my Social pages as I will giving you updates and pictures during this event.  If you or anyone you know are looking for a particual Stone, now is the the time to speak up!  There will be gems abound from all over the world and some from the mines directly.

Follow the excitement:

#JCKEvents

#AGTA

#JCKTalks

#JCKLasvegas



Amber, Pearls and Boulder Opals, oh my

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I had an amazing weekend at JCK Las Vegas.  I am just now recouping from all of the walking and sensory overload.  It was an educational and inspirational weekend.  Best way to get the creative energy flowing again. 

The Amber and Pearls were purchased at JCK.  The Boulder Opal is hand cut by Janice's Opals in Queensland Australia.  All pieces are waiting for a design and a wearer. 

 

News

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. There have been several storms accross the midwest lately. I hope it hasn't put a damper on anyones fun in the sun.

I will soon have some exciting news. I cannot share now, but stay turned in the next week.

I also wanted to repost information about toe rings. I have been sporting mine at the beach....

 

Summer is in full swing and as I walk pool and beach side, I can’t help but notice all of the naked toes in sandals and flip flops. I wanted to create a variation of my adjustable sterling silver S wrap toe ring and what a better way to so than to add a little color, a little dangle, an little eye catching bead.

Most toes are disproportionate, the tip being much larger than the base, where your ring would rest. When you purchase ordinary toes rings you have to fit them over the top, leaving the ring loose at the base and irritating the nearby toes.

My Sterling Silver S Wrap Toe Rings fit over the top portion of the toes and with a light squeeze on the “S” when the ring is in place fits securely to your toe without causing irritation and rubbing to nearby toes.

I wanted to add a personal touch to every ring by giving you the choice of bead based on color and/or metaphysical properties. To make your research easier, samples of beads and their metaphysical properties are located in my photo gallery titled “Toe Rings- Choose a bead”

So add a little personal touch to your flip flops and sandals. Choose a bead and pick a toe.

 

Toe Rings

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer is in full swing and as I walk pool and beach side, I can’t help but notice all of the naked toes in sandals and flip flops. I wanted to create a variation of my adjustable sterling silver S wrap toe ring and what a better way to so than to add a little color, a little dangle, an little eye catching bead.

Most toes are disproportionate, the tip being much larger than the base, where your ring would rest. When you purchase ordinary toes rings you have to fit them over the top, leaving the ring loose at the base and irritating the nearby toes.

My Sterling Silver S Wrap Toe Rings fit over the top portion of the toes and with a light squeeze on the “S” when the ring is in place fits securely to your toe without causing irritation and rubbing to nearby toes.

I wanted to add a personal touch to every ring by giving you the choice of bead based on color and/or metaphysical properties. To make your research easier, samples of beads and their metaphysical properties are located in my photo gallery titled “Toe Rings- Choose a bead”

So add a little personal touch to your flip flops and sandals. Choose a bead and pick a toe.