Marina always lists her scrumptious new designs on her blog for us to drool over and a couple of times I've seen pieces that have just totally tripped my trigger. Alas, instead of opening my mouth and speaking up the pieces they've sold before I could make up my mind. I mean, really - she makes "to die for" neat jewelry. Well, in my current (albeit, temporary funk) I've been dreaming about what it would be like to be a queen for a few days...all those servants, flowers everywhere, deep bath tubs, you know - the whole enchilada. And then these earrings showed up on her blog. Look at them - fabulous. They're gold and they even got crowns on them. They screamed at me from the page to give them a home on my ears. And so I did. Look at how they arrived. Isn't that packaging something? It's over the top. For a person who loves old letters and saves pieces of this and that like a hoarder it was a knock you on your ass moment. I not only got those earrings that I was drooling over they came packaged for this queen as if Marina knew my most personal of thoughts. I was bowled over with joy.
|Earrings by Marina Rios of Fanciful Devices (Etsy Shop)|
Something else would be an understatement. Around my beautiful earrings was a treasure trove of goodies. Pieces of this and that to aid me in my quest to make my own treasures. Look at all of that stuff...... Even the beautiful little pouch was stuffed full. The pouch is going into my purse. I love it and it's just perfect for me to put my "finds" into.
|Goodies that Marina slipped into the box for me to play with|
The pottery is just perfect to set into a Mary Hettmansperger setting. And there are so many exciting pieces in that pile I can't even describe what it has done for my frame of mind and inspiration. I keep thumbing through it and imaging what kind of jewelry I might build around it.
Thank You Marina. This will definitely not go to waste and your act of kindness has more than made my day. If it weren't a six hour Drive to Chicago I'd come over and give you the biggest hug you have ever had. And did I say how much I love those earrings...I'll be wearing them at Bead and Button, maybe to bed too.