Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jewelry Repair Video: How To Replace a Missing Earring Hook

Every woman has a favorite pair of earrings...her go to earrings. You know the ones you automatically grab when you run out to the store, go meet friends or have an important meeting. But what happens when a hook breaks or goes missing as hooks often do? Don't trash those earrings. Just replace the hook. Learn how in this video.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jewelry Repair Video: How To Change Pierced Earrings to Clip-on Earrings

You've searched and searched for that perfect pair of earrings to complement your outfit. You have finally found them, but there is just one problem. Your perfect earrings are pierced earrings, and you need clip-on earrings. Don't pass up those earrings just because they are pierced earrings. Change them from pierced earrings to clip-on earrings. Learn how in this jewelry repair video.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Two Types of Birthstones......Really?

During my research into birthstones, I learned that there are two types: birthstones and zodiac birthstones. I shared this with a makeup artist and model during a video shoot. Both of them asked the same question. "Aren't they the same?"

Nope. They aren't.  This new video posted on the Glaze Jewelry channel on You Tube explains the difference.  Check it out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Birthstone Video Series on You Tube

I'm really excited to share my love of birthstones in this new series from Glaze Jewelry on You Tube.  Here is the introduction to birthstones video.

Also in tangent with the Birthstones series in the Zodiac Birthstones series. These stones are tied to your zodiac sign and are more representative of your birthday.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Men's Jewelry Preservation Tip #1: Get a Jewelry Box

Women have earring trees, jewelry boxes, bracelets arms, and more for storing their jewelry. But most men prefer to keep things simple and easy. Men's bracelets, watches, rings and other jewelry are often laid exposed and unprotected on top of the dresser.

Bad idea! 

Wood jewelry, gemstones, beads and leather all need to be stored properly. Leaving them laid out in the open on a dresser does little to protect men's jewelry from dust, curious kid hands, drops and other occurrences. Keeping jewelry quality in tact and making sure it lasts a long time is as easy as storing jewelry in a jewelry box. 

An uncomplicated, spacious jewelry box can make all the difference in the life of your men's bracelets, necklaces, rings and other accessories. Protect gemstones, beads and leather in a jewelry box lined with materials like velveteen and satin. A cigar box-styled jewelry box with a easy open and close lid offers convenient storage and immediate access to your favorite jewelry.

How do you store your men's jewelry?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Unleash the Power of Sodalite

Sodalite Ohm Bracelet Designed by Glaze Jewelry
Recently, a former co-worker commissioned me to design a bracelet for a friend. She requested an aum bracelet made with sodalite. As she provided more details about the reasoning for her specific request for this gemstone, I learned the bracelet would be a true artistic expression of her friend's personality and of the well-wishes she sought to bestow. Sodalite was the PERFECT gemstone for this project!

My former co-worker's friend, also a former co-worker, was approaching the end of her studies to become a Yoga instructor. This was a graduation gift. Also, the budding yoga teacher is a very natural and laid back personality. Again, sodalite was the PERFECT gemstone for this graduation gift! Here's why.

Sodalite, a dark blue stone with specks of white calcite specks throughout, is very natural looking gemstone. It is said to be a gemstone of  power, promoting inner peace and harmony and increasing endurance. Perfect for a budding yoga instructor, huh?

Also, sodalite is a stone of luck. Of course, her BFF is wishing her luck along her new path.

Finally, I had a little insider info about my co-worker who was soon to add yoga instructor to her title. She has often spoke of her concerns with her thyroid. Sodalite, as it happens, is said to be a healing stone with specific healing properties related to the thyroid.

Like I said, sodalite was a perfect gemstone choice. Of course, the aum charm was the finishing touch as the ohm is the sound of meditation in yoga practice and religions like Hinduism and Buddism. Aums are said to help those in practice form a deeper connection with God and the universe.

Once again...the perfect gift!

How well do you know your best friend? What stone would you choose for him/her?