Thursday, January 27, 2011

You Plus Me Personalized Charms

You Plus Me Personalized Charm
I'm not super into 'cutes-y' - but these charms are elegant enough to outweigh the Super-Cute Factor!

Created from recycled silver, these eco-friendly charms have a nice, hefty weight (true to TPP style), with a henna pattern on the reverse (also very TPP) and can be made to hang on a pendant, bracelet, or just get the charm alone.
Soooo sweet for Valentine's Day - or your wedding day!! :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Just discovered a new site - that already has TPP pieces on it! WOW!! Love it when customers go out and show off how much they love TPP - validates the reason why I love what I do!

Check out - it's similar to Kaboodle, but the layout seems a bit more refined and polished. Plus, you get an incentive for getting your friends and family to vote for your submitted items - which, I suppose, isn't the greatest thing in the world (hassling those you hold near and dear), but...there could be a prize involved!

We submitted our Latitude/Longitude ring for Valentine's Gifts that ROCK!! Go on and vote for it if you love it, or submit your own ! It's a little addictive to go through!

Good luck and have fun!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Old World Elegance...

Long gone are the days when we sealed letters with emblems and monograms embossed in wax...however, the elegance and charm of that little 'finishing touch' is recognized and appreciated by all.

You can find initial pendants/charms in a lot of forms and crafted out of a lot of mediums - we wanted to create them using Earth-friendly materials and make it look as much like the wax seals from the days of old as possible.

I think we did a pretty good job! These pieces are crafted using actual wax seal stamps, so they end of being the same size as you would expect to see on the back of an envelope. We also offer the option to have a birthstone embedded into the silver along with the initial. The reverse of the pendant has a deep relief mendhi/henna pattern - true to Pretty Peacock style!

I love how these turned out - complete with a slight oxidation to look old worldly - they look great with anything from jeans to formal attire and better yet, you can wear several to represent members of your clan...oh wait, even better is that they are all eco-friendly by nature!

Makes the perfect bridesmaid gift!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Personalized Custom Rings

I love creating custom pieces - especially rings.

I think of rings as the most sentimental of all jewelry and when a customer chooses me to create something especially for them, or their loved one, I become consumed with ideas. The difficulty is not knowing my customer personally - so it is a challenge to come up with various designs that *hopefully* will suit his/her needs!

This is the most recent engagement ring I have created. I am IN LOVE with this ring! The Renaissance feel, the slight oxidation of the bezel, the incredible, dome, faceted, HUGE pink amethyst - and most importantly, the beautiful words that surround the band "You wear my heart around your finger" - everything about this ring is unique to the customer and the recipient.

Anyone can have the 'typical' engagement ring that you purchase from a big, chain store...but having a ring that 'speaks' to you...that's magical.