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Arizona Green Tea Bedroom

My daughter wanted her room painted differently. We moved in about 5 years ago and I painstakingly painted each kids room exactly how they wanted. They are really cool rooms! But she was in the third grade then, and now she’s 13 in the eighth. Even I have to admit the room was too young and princessy for her. Jazz's Old Room

But, for the past three years, I had a crappier paying job than I had when we moved in and I couldn’t afford our bills, let alone to re-do her room. But now I have the best job ever, and I have more time and money to do things, so I asked her how she wanted her room done. All I could say to her response was:

Not ImpressedReally?

 

Arizona Green Tea. That. Was her answer.

And so it began.

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And the finale!!! At least for the mural part…

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As if that wasn’t enough, we decided that the carpet in her room needs to go! So we did this!

 

This is some serious girl power! Tomorrow we lay down the laminate and we will feel like the baddest bitches in town! Please hit me up if you want to commission a mural of your own! Maybe a giant Sun Rise Sushi Logo or your favorite sports team logo in the living room! Er, uhhh, I mean the man cave?  Go to my Murals page for pricing. Updates on the floor soon to come!

Broken Chrysalis

I woke up this morning…different. Consciousness rose to the surface somewhere around 4am-ish. I don’t know because I didn’t reach for my phone, for once. Oh, all the familiar aches and pains were still there. So many days of being bent over the bench, using my hands as tiny vices, pushing down prongs, sawing, torching, searching for that thing I just had in my hand, eyes always in the microscope, everything pushing toward the center and never having my chest and arms opened up. I can feel it every morning when I wake up on my stomach with my arms out under my pillow. My hands and arms involuntarily push into the bed and my back burns all the way down the middle, my spine clearly out of alignment, muscles tight, hands clenched, throbbing and aching. But, today, even with the aches and pains, was…different. My head wasn’t so heavy. I didn’t feel dread for the day or the future or the heaviness of life’s burdens. I felt, maybe not energized physically, but certainly a new kind of energy, positive energy and the absence of negativity. I was actually able to pull my body out of bed at 5:45. No, it was better than that. I couldn’t KEEP my body in bed, when, for the past…at least three years I have had to willfully and grudgingly drag myself out of sleep wishing I never had to wake up again.

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It occurs to me that I’ve been in a very dark, confined space, not free to move at all, or to see or to feel. Nothing about my surroundings or situation has changed drastically…yet. But this morning, I felt like the cocoon is beginning to give. No wings are out, they are still bound, my legs still can only barely wiggle, but my antennae are out, feeling around, tasting the air, proboscis unwinding, ready to partake of life’s nectar, and my eyes are almost uncovered. I can almost see my way out of confinement. Every day I will wiggle a bit more, search a bit more, seek a bit more, till my bonds break free. I want to fly.

I won’t think about darkness anymore. I will push those thoughts from me and concentrate on the light. I will keep dark people at arms length and seek out the people who’s light is contagious. I will let their flame ignite my own. Then, when I’m a full fiery blaze, and those who’s lights have gone dim are drawn to mine, I will use my light to ignite theirs. I will learn a new way of thinking, a new way of speaking, a new way of existing. I will free myself. I will move my body, wake with the sun, and consume only that which will heal and nurture. I will grow strong. Someday very soon, I will love myself again.

Spring Inspired Jewelry Fashion

I promised in my last post to share my line of spring inspired designs and I know you have all been waiting with baited breath to see them! Here they are in all their wondrous glory!

Blue Flowers

“Blue Flowers” features a beautiful blue diamond set in a sleekly rounded white gold bezel with flower embellishments. It is simple and classy, but oh so eye catching!

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“Green Glory” features a fantastic deep green diamond set in a green gold bezel with green gold flower embellishments.

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I love this ring! From the yellow cushion cut center diamond to the mix of green and white gold, “Sunny Meadows” screams springtime!

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The elegant, clean lines of this mixture of green and rose golds and the use of both the deep green center diamond and the apple green side diamonds make “Primavera Verde” an excellent choice for your spring wardrobe.

Pink Lace

I’ve become a huge fan of combining big luscious pink gems with gorgeous rose gold. “Pink Lace” is just simple enough to be classically elegant, but the large Morganite gemstone and “lacey” gallery make this ring a stunner!

Purple Flowers

Ever seen a purple diamond? Talk about a conversation piece! “Fiori Viola” is a beautiful blend of light and dark purple diamonds in a stylish, wide, rose gold band.

Two Tone Depth Pink

This piece is full of depth and dimension. With an oval cut, bezel set, pink diamond that seems to float within a deep gallery of  rose gold lace frame in white gold, “Fluers en Dentelle” is truly unique and absolutely beautiful.

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Sometimes less is more, as is the case with “Morning Glory”. It is simple and understated with just enough contrast between the sleek lines of  white gold and the organic curves of rose gold peeking out on either side of the pink center diamond to make it stand out.

Yellow Vine

“Soleil et Vignes” is my absolute favorite! I ADORE Yellow and green. They brighten everything from the room to my mood especially when I see them poking up out of the ground after a long winter! This ring features an oval cut fancy yellow diamond with two K color pear shaped diamond accents set in green gold bezels on a rose gold split shank with green gold vine embellishments. Sigh… I’m so glad spring is here!

For these and many more designs visit http://www.bvwjewelers.com

GD Inspired Jewelry Design

So, today, instead of complaining about my current effed up money situation and general hopelessness, I thought I’d post something I’m grateful for. See, even though the pay kinda sucks for now and the hours are keeping me from home, family and art, I’m actually enjoying my time at this new job and I’m learning a lot about the jewelry business that I wasn’t learning at my previous well-paying but boring and frustrating jeweler’s position. Plus, even though it’s keeping me from painting, drawing, and sculpting, and since they don’t have a laser welder, I can’t do any actual jeweling yet, it is still providing me with a creative outlet. I am learning how to design jewelry digitally on a pretty basic but still awesome program. I have to admit it’s been quite fun! I’ve been using my current obsession with a certain K-Pop Idol “cough..GD..cough” as inspiration.

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He’s such a talented and beautifully creative man and his use of symbols in his work makes inspiration easy. Here are a few of the designs I created with him in mind.Apple Pendant Men's Apple Ring1

The apple on the left is a digital rendering I created with the intent to smooth out the ridges and add some findings to make it into a single dangle earring about 8mm in diameter. This and the one on the right are both symbolic of G-Dragon’s Heartbreaker and Cou D’etat eras with the apple symbol, and the eight flush set diamonds in the shape of a heart. I also had Proverbs 25 in mind while creating these.

Then there are the Evil Eyes! LOL! I’ve never actually seen GD wearing them, but I know he would love them! My new bosses were joking that I’d need an evil eye to ward off their bad influences while working there so I created some! They think I was joking by making them but I was only half joking. I’d totally rock these if I could afford them! What do you guys think of these? Would you wear them?

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Which one is your favorite? I like them all, but I think the last two are my faves and I think the first one is more of a man’s ring, though any of them can be unisex. They are very Boho Chic and Urban Edge if you ask me, and if enough interest is shown, I’d love to make some cool earrings and pendants to match them.

The smiley face ring is self explanatory if you know anything about Mr. Kwon Jiyong, but if you’re not familiar with the Big Bang front-man, here is an explanatory pic and the ring I designed:

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Note the smiley tattoo on his hand :).

Then there’ this androgynous, kinda Urban Industrial looking one that was inspired by rings I’ve seen him wearing before:

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I love this ring so much! The bosses did too and are going to order it to be made up from the manufacturer and we’ll set the diamonds in it to see how it sells. They are also getting a silver prototype of the apple dangle. I kinda wish we could get a gold one, but Reno isn’t exactly the jewelry fashion hub of the world and it will be difficult to sell unless word spreads to bigger markets. A girl can dream right? I mean all I do all day is create! I would love to get some of these ordered for anyone out there in cyberland who wants one. If you do, hit me up at http://www.bvwjewelers.com and we can make that happen. I can modify any of the designs you see here or I could design something from scratch just for you if you prefer. Ask for Jeanette! I would love it if you hit me up on the BVW Jewelers Instagram or Facebook page and look through some of the owner, Britten’s designs. He’s also a seriously talented designer and jeweler. I’m really lucky to be able to learn from him out of all the jewelers in this town. He really is the best and I feel blessed to be there. The harder I work, and the more business I bring them, the more they will be able to pay me and the more I’ll be able to catch up on everything financially. I also have an Instgram page called ARTISTJETTE that I would be honored for you to follow.

I guess I should note that I don’t own any of the images I’ve shared of G-Dragon on this post and he has nothing to do with me or the store I work at except that he truly is an inspiration to me. I would die if he wore any of my designs! You can help me there too by tagging him in my design photos on Instagram till he sees them.

I have more designs that just came from me and were inspired by spring and my own taste in jewelry, but I’ll save those for another post.

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think and which design is your favorite? It would help me know what will sell and what won’t so I know which direction to take my designs. Thanks y’all, you are so special and encouraging to me! Be blessed!