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BLOCKY 4 LYFE (sunny successor), Friday, 19 October 2012 15:01 (eight years ago) link

I've had a peter pan collar crush since the 90s and now with all of these new pp collar necklaces i'm pretty much losing my mind.

I bought this Betsy Johnson collar yesterday to wear to a wedding this weekend:

BLOCKY 4 LYFE (sunny successor), Friday, 19 October 2012 15:05 (eight years ago) link

omg sunny that's beautiful!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 19 October 2012 21:44 (eight years ago) link

I bought a Betsey Johnson necklace on clearance from Macy's a while back....I really love it

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 19 October 2012 21:45 (eight years ago) link

it looks weird in that photo but it's two tier, so the rose chain comes up higher on the neck and the skull chain hangs lower, and the charms all bunch around the skull

skull is nice and heavy and gives it a good shape

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 19 October 2012 21:46 (eight years ago) link

oh pretty pretty, veg! i love that pink and green together. I'm becoming quite the betsy fan. my jewelry situation is just tragic these days. it either gets broken, lost or squirrelled away by the beeps never to be seen again.

BLOCKY 4 LYFE (sunny successor), Monday, 22 October 2012 14:11 (eight years ago) link

woo, I love both those pieces! I am intrigued by this peter pan collar trend, I wonder if they'd hang right on me. My neck is thick so short things often hang too high/tight. Must investigate.

My Dad is a jeweler, I did not take appropriate advantage of this as a dorky tomboy. Here are my favourites that he's given me:
official rock & roll concert necklace
skulls with wings & scythes - so people know I am le badass
hip hop bling ring

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 22 October 2012 14:17 (eight years ago) link

wow FFM I love all 3

they're so cool!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 22 October 2012 15:41 (eight years ago) link

thanks lady! he doesn't make much anymore, I really should've stockpiled in my teens but I was all modrobes and spiky hair and baggy tshirts and didn't think I needed it :(

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 22 October 2012 15:49 (eight years ago) link

wow those are amazing, FFM!

BLOCKY 4 LYFE (sunny successor), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:37 (eight years ago) link

I have A LOT of Betsey Johnson jewelry thanks to outlet (RIP) sales. I guess it's still in the department stores? I reallllly want the pineapple jewelry.

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:06 (eight years ago) link

Macy's had it a while ago, dunno if it is still there but it was heavily discounted

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:14 (eight years ago) link

Her website is live again, so maybe jewelry will be back!

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:49 (eight years ago) link

wow! those are great!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 27 October 2012 22:56 (eight years ago) link

oh man those are super cool!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Saturday, 27 October 2012 23:54 (eight years ago) link

The bee!

BLOCKY 4 LYFE (sunny successor), Sunday, 28 October 2012 07:15 (eight years ago) link

the swan! I know someone who would just love that.

ljubljana, Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:29 (eight years ago) link

I think the swan is about 32$ free shipping world wide and she packs all her stuff in adorable boxes

just1n3, Monday, 29 October 2012 00:06 (eight years ago) link


ljubljana, Monday, 29 October 2012 00:09 (eight years ago) link

Bought a Betsey bracelet from TJ Maxx for about 75% off. It matches a lot of my other BJ jewelry with lots of flowers and a dragonfly.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 04:32 (eight years ago) link

I'm wearing my druzy studs today. I'm not much into diamonds really but I love these for the sparkle. New short hair let's the show through too:

ENBB, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 16:33 (eight years ago) link

Pretty into druzy stuff in general.

ENBB, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 16:34 (eight years ago) link

what is druzy?

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 17:36 (eight years ago) link

huh. did not know. bonus, learned what a vug is.

Vugs (also spelled vugh) are small to medium-sized cavities inside rock that may be formed through a variety of processes. Most commonly cracks and fissures opened by tectonic activity (folding and faulting) are partially filled by quartz, calcite, and other secondary minerals. Open spaces within ancient collapse breccias are another important source of vugs. Vugs may also result when mineral crystals or fossils inside a rock matrix are later removed through erosion or dissolution processes, leaving behind irregular voids. The inner surfaces of such vugs are often coated with a crystal druse. Fine crystals are often found in vugs where the open space allows the free development of external crystal form. The term vug is not applied to veins and fissures that have become completely filled, but may be applied to any small cavities within such veins. Geodes are a common vug formed rock, although that term is usually reserved for more rounded crystal-lined cavities in sedimentary rocks and ancient lavas.[1]

The word vug was introduced to the English language by Cornish miners, from the days when Cornwall was a major supplier of tin. The Cornish word was vooga which meant "cave."[2]

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 17:43 (eight years ago) link

Lech - it's a type of quartz, I think. It's organic and sparkly looking at the same time which = <3

ENBB, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 17:44 (eight years ago) link

I just got a new stone in my engagement ring! The place I originally got it from does upgrades - you trade in your old stone for exactly what you paid for it, and then pick a new one. I always wanted a princess or emerald cut, but settled for an oval bc that's all they had. Swapped it out for an slightly bigger emerald cut lsat week, so happy.

just1n3, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:01 (eight years ago) link

that's really cool, j! congrats! E, that is very pretty. I like sparkly. I ordered three grown up pairs of earrings (aka not from Claire's/Ardenes) a few weeks ago from Stella & Dot - one is very similar to those. Excited to receive!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:12 (eight years ago) link

Thanks! I don't really buy myself expensive stuff mostly just costume but my grandmother passed away last year and I splurged on these using a little money she gave me (~ $100 which for me is a splurge on this sort of thing) so I'd have something to remember her by. I don't wear them very often because they seem like special occasion accessories to me so when I do I feel all fancy and shit.

ENBB, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:28 (eight years ago) link

awww, I think that's one of the nicest ways to remember a person - especially if you can get an actual piece they wore! My Grandma's house was broken into last year & all her jewelery stolen which erased that chance for me. Bah. Which reminds me, I wanted to do a web search to find a similar necklace to her favourite.. thanks!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:40 (eight years ago) link

Yeah I have a hard time spending a lot of money on single pieces of jewelry - my wedding set, including cost of new stone, came in at just over 500, and several years later that still feels like an appalling amount of $ to spend on two rings.

just1n3, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

woah nice justine. i didnt even know you could do that sort of thing.

I have my moms old white gold wedding band with a grip of diamonds around it from when she was married to my evil step father. She told me to get it melted down and design something I would like to wear. Feels like bad luck.

Seafin out! (sunny successor), Friday, 9 November 2012 21:21 (eight years ago) link

My mum tried to give me her diamond solitaire ring from her first marriage to a wife beater. unsurprisingly, I declined.

just1n3, Friday, 9 November 2012 22:34 (eight years ago) link

blood diamonds :(

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Friday, 9 November 2012 23:36 (eight years ago) link

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