Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Did you know Rene Lalique made jewelry? I saw a show featuring his work and was amazed by the beautiful details and creativity in every piece he made.

This one is calle "La Princesse Lointaine" and shows a medieval female figure with a greyhound in a wooded scene. It was named after the central character, played by Sarah Bernhardt, of Edmond Rostand's 1895 play. Click on the picture to see the detail, it's breathtaking.

Ah, the drama.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Here's a quick and easy way to remove tarnish from your sterling silver jewelry, it's safe for most gemstones and pearls.

Tarnish-Busting Formula
1. Choose a plastic or glass (never metal) pan that is deep enough so that when filled with water your tarnished jewelry will be covered.
2. Put a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the pan.
3. Pour near-boiling water into the pan.
4. Add a couple tablespoons of baking soda to the water.
5. Place the tarnished jewelry onto the piece of aluminum.
6. If necessary, add more baking soda to the dish until you see the tarnish coming off your piece. You should get a slight bubbling effect with an odd metallic odor.

Let me know how it works for you!