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My CvB Spring Gulch indulgence - a hairpin for spring

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by yssie, May 8, 2019.

  1. SandyK
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    by SandyK » May 11, 2019
    Lol what @PintoBean said!!

    This is INCREDIBLE and looks amazing on you -- I truly hope that you have started a new trend!! I just adore everything in your collection -- I've gone back and looked at your Erika Winters thread a bunch of times, and I've definitely added a french cut bar earrings to my project list. . . :love::love:
     
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  2. yssie
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    by yssie » May 11, 2019
    Thank you so much :kiss2:

    I'm really happy with how my collection has evolved over the years :kiss2: I freely admit that evolution has been a mix of deliberate and accidental luck - I wish I'd had the patience and foresight @mrs-b and @m-2-b have, as I could have avoided some pricey mistakes! I adore my Erika Winters pieces - those bar earrings were one of my best decisions :mrgreen2: I don't reach for them terribly often, but when I do want them they're exactly what I want - they fill the niche that I'd had in mind perfectly :cool2:

    I've got three earring projects in progress with Caysie at the moment. Then I'm off for an extended trip to Ban Island :geek2:
     
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  3. Weeivy73
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    by Weeivy73 » May 11, 2019
    I actually never tire of it! Yes, there are days where I'm just kind of going through the motions of the repetitive things I do administration wise, but most of the time I'm just like a kid in a candy store. I love being in the shop with the customers, love hearing their stories, love seeing their precious heirlooms, love seeing the joy on someone's face when their favourite ring or bracelet is repaired and brought back to its original condition.
    I enjoy it when customers come in and ask how much I would sell my Victorian dangle earrings for, right out of my ears! No one has taken me up on that yet though.
    The other week I tried on a massive WSS pearl necklace which valued up at an exorbitant amount, another time it was the most fabulous original Art Deco diamond bracelet, the perk of the job so to speak is being close to items I could never own and being able appreciate beautiful workmanship.
    I LOVE that I have 2 lovely diamonds sitting in the safe, waiting for later in the year when I get them made into a new engagement ring. :kiss2:
    Just a quick edit to add, I have finally just convinced hubby to take me to San Francisco first before we head to Atlanta just before Christmas to stay with a friend for New Years. I will be beside myself walking into Lang's as I am pretty much addicted to their website lol.
     
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    by canuk-gal » May 11, 2019
    HI:

    yssie=royalty.:love: So beautiful.

    cheers--Sharon
     
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  5. Keeliamira
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    by Keeliamira » May 11, 2019
    OMFG this is TDF!!! I have no other words...speechless. :love:
     
  6. m-2-b
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    by m-2-b » May 11, 2019
    You are such a trendsetter, Yssie! :appl: Beautiful pin, beautiful hair! :love: We must now ask for above the head shots for all reveals on SMTB! :))
     
  7. goldenfire
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    by goldenfire » May 13, 2019
    Okay seriously how amazingly gorgeous and unique is this?!!!!! Love it!!!
     
  8. kama_s
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    by kama_s » May 16, 2019
    Oh WOW! What a neat and insanely creative idea! It is so gorgeous and so regal! And stands out beautifully on your dark locks! Stunnnnnning!
     
  9. GossamerAngel
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    by GossamerAngel » May 16, 2019
    This is extra AF and I LOVE LOVE it!
     
  10. yssie
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    by yssie » May 17, 2019
    @Weeivy73 I can only imagine :cool2:

    You sound like a wonderful associate :kiss2: I love working with people who genuinely care about my background and relationships and experiences and memories - and I loathe working with people who genuinely don’t! I’m not sure I’d ever be bold enough to buy jewellery right off someone else’s person though :mrgreen2: Though I’d certainly ask where I might get my own... :geek2:

    I too have pieces that I don’t often wear but love knowing that I can pull out whenever I’d like to. My engagement ring is one of those pieces, actually! I’m looking forward to your new engagement ring project!! :appl:


    @canuk-gal Thank you!! I feel like royalty wearing it - lavish and decadent :kiss2:


    Thank you @Keeliamira!! :mrgreen2:


    @m-2-b Thank you love :kiss2: This piece is truly an indulgence. I’m quite confident this will be my one and only ::)

    The over-the-head pics were all sorts of tricky! The other half was travelling - I had a lot to say about how much I missed him that afternoon :whistle::mrgreen2:


    Thank you @goldenfire, @GossamerAngel :kiss2::cool2:


    @kama_s Thank you!! My lonely little OMC was the perfect stone for this piece - so when Caysie expressed enthusiasm it was a sealed deal :mrgreen2:
     
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  11. yssie
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    by yssie » May 17, 2019
    The sun came out whilst I was home today for first time in two weeks - just a few more photos ::)


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    Violet!! :cool2:

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  12. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » May 17, 2019
    WOW an amazing work of art. Enjoy!
     
  13. Weeivy73
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    by Weeivy73 » May 18, 2019
     
  14. yssie
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    by yssie » May 18, 2019
    Forgot the sunny weather headshot! I cheated a little today - the underlayer is a french braid. Needed it to stay put running 'round hot and humid Dallas :cool2:

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    Thank you @Stone Hunter!! :kiss2:

    @Weeivy73 I'm excited for you!! :appl:

    The stone in this pin is an M/N and I think it's beautiful - your stones will be considerably larger though! :cool2: I'm with you re. nontraditional colour preferences - after several years and a few dalliances with higher-coloured stones I've learnt that J/K is really my happy place :mrgreen2:

    I've been mooning over Moi et Toi rings lately. There's something so romantic about pieces with two centerpieces :kiss2:
     
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    by Donnass117 » May 20, 2019
    OMG, I can't stop looking at these photos, this is incredible!
     
    


    


  16. crystalinmke
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    by crystalinmke » May 20, 2019
    i keep coming back to look at this thread, its so gorgeous and luxurious! maybe you'll start a hairpin trend lol because now i want one.
     

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