Thursday, September 23, 2010

Twitter-Pated Over Jewelry

Enamel Guilloche Rose by ART
A set from my collection
I don't know what is going on today with me, but I feel the "need" to share some of my thoughts about loving my jewelry collections, and the feeling I get when I get a new piece and photograph it.

I don't get my mail every day.  We have lived on a rock quarry for the past year, and I thought we were moving on this year, but my husband agreed to work for our son-in-law another year - so here we are.  I don't mind.  It's interesting to live here.  Needless to say, I don't get my mail every day, because we use our daughters address, and she has to send a package out her through inter office mail.  They don't deliver every day.  We went to her house yesterday for her 35th birthday - WOW - where did time go?  Another story for another day!

She had several packages for me.  I was delighted when I opened them, because several new Tortolani pieces came in (thanks to sellers that are JR members that posted to the cow last week :), and a couple of pieces that are additions to a new small collection that I started a few months ago (including a frog - of which I am a long time collector of).

When I get a new piece for my collections, I always take pictures of it - or them in this case. 

Les Bernard Collection

I cannot explain how much I fall in love with a piece of jewelry as I view it in close detail under the lens of a camera.  Joy literally overwhelms me, as I view all of the intricate detail that a designer puts into their designs.  Take for instance, the tiny little sparkle of a stone, the itty bitty stippling or texture that is so important in adding to the dimensions a piece might have.  I am always amazed at the difference in stone quality, or wonder how a designer might have made the decision to "add" some feature to a figural piece that gives it more character.

I've taken a lot of pictures of jewelry to sell, but when I take a picture of a piece of jewelry that I truly love...a piece that I collect....something happens to my inner self - a love for the piece really blooms.

Do the rest of you Jewelry Collectors get twitterpated over your collection?  Is this too much information about me?  (ha ha)....don't get me wrong, I still value my husband and my children and grandchildren more than my jewelry but it runs a close second to them.  Just kidding!  However, I am thinking that there are no drugs that could give me that great feeling as receiving something new to add to my collections.

Now, off to put these new jewels into the case with the other precious little sparkling ones!


  1. Kudos on the new blog, Gayla! Yes, there is nothing like holding a piece of history in your hands...I sure wish the pieces had voices so we could find out their secrets!

  2. Love The New Blog Gayla
    You have Done an Awesome Job