Loot! Loot! Loot for ME!

Monday, August 31, 2009
A number of months ago, the Incomparable Anne™, her lovely Auntie Ruth and her fabulous sister Aileen surprised me with a hand-made necklace crafted by an artist who lives in Northern Colorado. It was a charming surprise, and I've been enjoying it. The only issue I had was that I had no earrings that matched.

Now, I'm not usually a matchy-matchy kind of gal when it comes to my jewelry, but the necklace was so distinctive, nothing I owned (or could find for a reasonable amount) suited it. So yesterday Anne's Hot SIL had a jewelry party with the artist, and I was invited to go. Ka-chaing! She had a set of earrings that matched very well, and I scooped them right up:


Then, as long as I was there, I also bought these pieces. The deep red color and the boldness of the design appealed to me, and looked fabulous against my pale skin:


Of course, I practically stole it out from under Aileen, on whom it also looked fabulous. You snooze, you lose, baby. Better luck next time.

Okay, not really. We all tried on several sets, and I just happened to be the one who pulled this one off the table and put it aside so I could buy it. And I softened the blow with some home-made jam. So hopefully she won't continue to curse me to the heavens for my greedy, greedy ways.

I also bought a tiger eye set, but the artist had to take the necklace home and shorten it for me. She'll be mailing it on when the alteration is done. Since I'm exploring the possibility of moving into a field job where I'll actually have to, you know, leave the house and wear professional attire, I figured I could justify the expense by planning on wearing them for work. Yeah, that's it. Work.

Loot!

8 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Beautiful! Does the artist (or is it artiste? Is there a difference? Is one male and one female? Or is the artiste just an affectation? wanders off into weeds...) have a web site?

Janiece said...

I don't think she does - her card doesn't show one. If you're interested, I can contact her and get something for you. Her pieces are very interesting.

Just need some idea of color and chunkiness factor (I loves me the chunkies), and I'll do my best!

Juan Federico said...

That Terry is a lucky man!

Anne C. said...

She doesn't have a website (she's a technophobe) despite Stacey and others hounding her to do so.

You should visit, Amy [HINT HINT] and we can set up a time to see her stuff.

I, too, got cool loot. Last time I went to one of her jewelry parties, I didn't have a job. THIS time, I made sure to buy a couple nice pieces.

Wendy said...

Oooooohhh!! Shiney!!

My kind of jewelery.

WendyB_09

Mummy Grabill said...

Sigh . . . at least I have a picture now. ;-) Certainly a lesson for me in making up my mind more quickly, but I must say I *do* LOVE the two pieces I ended up with. I'll have to take some pics as well. That Red Coral is phenomenal and it sure did look fantastic on you!! Btw, I got my jam and, yes, it sure does soften the blow - you, my dear, are too kind!

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Hmmm, I HAVE broached the subject of a little vacation to The Mechanicky Guy.....

Janiece said...

Amy, making a stop here in Denver on your Mechanicky vacation would be FABULOUS.