Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm Hooked!

I cannot tell you how many people have asked me about these sterling silver hooks that I've been using in my jewelry designs over the past couple of years! So, I decided to ask a silversmith to custom make some more for me so I could offer them for sale in The Paris Carousel.

I call it 'world's most elegant hook' because I'm pretty sure it is! It also got me to thinking about what other things I'm incessantly hooked on!

When my good friend Sharon was visiting from Colorado the other day, I served these delish chocolate macaroons from Trader Joe's. If you close your eyes while eating them you think you're in a Paris teahouse! ;)

I'm also hooked on vintage jewelry, of course, and have been buying it up by the caseloads for future designs.

I will never tire of the juxtaposition of light aqua and brass...

The antique Czekoslovakian glass beads in this piece are swoon-worthy!

And I'm certainly hooked on vintage rosaries! These crosses are made of celluloid and are from around the 1930s.

And I know I'm not alone when I report that I'm hooked on the PBS series 'Downton Abbey'. Since it's on summer hiatus right now, I made myself a little tribute necklace to tide me over...

I call this one 'dinner at downton' since I think it would go perfectly well with a drop-waist chiffon number by the candlelight of that grand table!

Finally, it goes without saying that I'm hooked on all things Paris! This choker-style necklace positively sparkles like the starlit Parisian sky!

Thank you for indulging me in my current (and timeless!) obsessions. What kinds of things are you hooked on right now?


  1. Beautiful creations! I also, am looking forward to Downton Abbey's return.
    Have a great day.

  2. I love your necklace with the light aqua and brass heart / medal design! You are so good at blending colors and materials! Your hooks are beautiful too.

  3. Thank you for your sweet comments, ladies! I just kind of let the jewels 'speak' to me. ;)

  4. Pe├žas lindas,com muito charme.......adorei