gold dome earrings

gold dome earrings

Inspiration strikes at the most random of times.  For me, it was this morning, as I was getting dressed no less.  I had decided I wanted to wear a pair of earrings {which I rarely do}, to class up my black-pant-white-shirt combo that I threw on last minute.

I wasn’t interested in wearing just any pair of earrings – I wanted to wear something gold and shiny.  I was rummaging through my jewelry stash, which consists of jewelry I’ve made and jewelry I’ve bought… but nothing was catching my eye.  Instead of giving up and going accessory-less, inspiration hit and I scurried to my jewelry supplies to whip something up.

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flash back! top 5 by brittanyMakes

Gild Chair 1

A few weeks ago I officially pried myself {and my blog} out of Typepad’s death grip, then dove head first into the heavenly world of WordPress. If anyone has worked with Typepad before, they should know this event is worth celebrating!  Sadly, I was only able to celebrate for a few minutes or so, until I realized I had made the move one step too soon.  The short story is, all my image links broke during the move to WordPress (which you may have noticed when visiting some old posts).  The long, and nontechnical story is, Typepad hates it when bloggers leave so they make it impossible to regain control over your own content.  There are special steps Typepad bloggers need to take prior to the move in order to keep all image links intact, and being a novice at this web design thing, I didn’t realize these special steps existed.  So, if you’re a Typepad blogger and are thinking of making the move to WordPress (which I FULLY recommend!), make sure to do extra research regarding transferring images before you flip the switch.

Now for the fun part! I’m {slowly but surely} going back and re-uploading the images to my old blog posts.  It’s a tremendous feat, but I’m determined to get it done.  I thought it would be fun to reinstate my top posts first, so we can revisit them and see how far this blog has come!

Let’s count down the top 5 posts! { click on the image to be re-directed to the post }

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Aqua Loop Earrings

Hey folks! It’s Friday, woot! I hope your week has been well, and that you have fantastic plans for the weekend. I wanted to bring you another jewelry post, something that is a little more advanced in my book. I have a habit of making jewelry inspired by an outfit that I’ve planned to wear in the near future, usually for an event like a wedding, or a work party, or a date with my BF. These earrings were inspired by my aunt, who made a version of these and I loved them so much I ran with the design. You can find her beautiful jewelry at Anicka Designs.

Aqua? you ask. Yes, I know it’s fall, and Aqua is not a color of fall, but it was such a gorgeous day when I decided to make these that the colors of autumn were not on my mind. You can say I’m prepping for my spring line…

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