Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Taking care of your jewelry....

Jewelry is one of our most intimate and cherished accessories. Understanding how to care for and protect your treasured jewelry can make a world of difference in maintaining its beauty and keeping your heirlooms sparkling for generations.

Just as the sun’s harmful rays can damage our skin, light and heat can affect a colored gemstone’s durability and color. Over time, and in excess, they can also fade or damage some gemstones. Pearls and other delicate materials, such as ivory, will bleach under extreme exposure to light. Other gems, especially amber, can darken over time when exposed to too much light.

 Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes may also fracture some gems.  Pearl can dry out, crack and discolor. Opals can turn white or brown, develop tiny cracks, and might lose their play-of-color.   Read more...

Friday, 15 April 2016

What's your length?

Layering necklaces is as popular as ever! 
Depending on your neckline some lengths work better than others ....but which ones ? Here is quick reference guide for you.

Great for when buying Jewelry especially on line! Just take a piece of string or ribbon and place where you want the necklace to sit. Measure it against a measuring tape and pick the available length closest to your desired length!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

What would you like to read.....

Welcome to ' Bizzy Lizzy Blog" !
My blog will have lots of fun tips, newsy news  & informative info's not a place to sell . I have a shop & website for that.
I want to blog things like trends & fab finds, and daily stuff about anything from industry info to exciting "what's happenings" in our town & Province.
It will have lots of tips for wearing jewelry, choosing art, & things you just may not know!
We will also profile artists and art related businesses you might like to get to know.
We all have so much to sift through in our lives from social media sites  to endless emails.
This blog should be a place you head to read over morning coffee & something to make you smile when you read it and say " I didn't know that"!

Post what you would like to see here in the comments section and get an entry to win a fantastic prize!
Stay Tuned!

The Fun Colors of 2016

It's always so exciting to see what my jewelry design  palette will hold!
I can see lapis, blue & aqua chalcedony , red coral, rose quartz & apatite taking the lead in fabulous form. I am having some sleepless nights with asymmetrical designs floating in my head.....look at these rich delights!

 Pantone announces Colors this season transcend cultural and gender norms. 
Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, & quiet stability prevails .
13-1520 Rose Quartz        16-1548 Peach Echo     15-3919 Serenity

19-4049 Snorkel Blue        12-0752 Buttercup         13-4810 Limpet Shell

16-3905 Lilac Gray            17-1564 Fiesta               15-1040 Iced Coffee

opening just around the corner

In just another few weeks & the tourists will be beating the doors down & line ups at the counter will be a common sight..... OK I exaggerated a little!
All jokes aside it is looking like a very busy summer ahead with tourism bookings up nearly 25% over this time last year. Maybe the icebergs and whales are calling out across the country. Hey who the heck wants to do anything other than a "stay-cation" with the Canadian dollar in the toilet & the world in turmoil? I say bring it on peeps....can't wait to see you!