Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

No bead ever wasted November 19, 2008

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PS Red Jasper, Garnet, Mookalite
PS Red Jasper, Garnet, Mookalite

Most jewelry artists, accumulated a lot of extra beads, from projects, or even from inherited freebies. I have now found the perfect solution, so no bead ever goes wasted. The belt buckle! This is a perfect way to make one of a kind creations, and use those beads up! It’s been a wonderful adventure, and now my beads that had no home, can either be placed into a one of kind belt buckle, or perhaps the next adventure, will be brooches!

 

Picture of Belts November 14, 2008

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This is the standard belt that I am offering, but I plan to make sure there is also a loop on the belt itself.

$40 for the 8-10 oz leather belt includes the chrome buckle, or you can put one of mine “one of a kind”  buckle” or perhaps one of your own, to interchange with.

 

Belts November 13, 2008

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Hello,

For those of you that haven’t heard…. I am now doing one of a kind belt buckles!

 

I am offering a great price on a top notch product that goes with them or with out!

The Belts!! Great for Men & Women!

 

The belts are made in the USA, and have 8-10 oz of leather in them, making the belt to have the ability to last a long time!   Most snap belts do not include a loop, I will have loops on these belts!   The great thing about these kind of  belts is that it allows you to have more than one buckle.  You are getting not just one belt, but more than one as you interchange the buckle!  How cool is that!! Perfect to wear with a pair of Jeans, and perhaps you may want to keep in mind of getting a custom buckle made for stampede!  Yahoo!!

 

The cost for this belt is $40, a great quality and affordable product.   

I am doing a pre-order of belts, and would like to finalize my order by Saturday Nov 15, 2008, by midnight.

 

Let’s go over the facts!

 

The easy to use SNAPS, make the buckle easy to snap off and on, so you can change the belt buckle!    

 

The belt has 5 holes in it, and can either go up or down one size.   If you are a 36 inch waist, the belt could go up to a 38” inch waist for after that yummy Christmas dinner, or it could go down to a 34” waist once the New Year’s Resolution hits!!  The standard size, is usually one size bigger than your current pant size, unless you want to wear it lower on your hips, then you should  go up two sizes.

 

The belts sizes start at 28”, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, every 2 inches, up to 60”.   

 

The choice of either a brass or chrome belt buckle.   

 

If you would like to order  two belts at this time, I will give you a bit of deal, 2 belts for $75!   They don’t have to be the same size or colour.  If you are interested in this great product, please email me, and I will send an invoice for you.  Payment choices: cash, local cheque, visa, or even paypal.

 

At this time,  I will be offering  2 choices of colours:

 

black

 Or

textured chocolate. 

  

Please feel free to tell others! Thank you, Christina

 

Homemade Jewelry Cleaner for Sterling Silver November 7, 2008

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Kitchen Recipe

Kitchen Recipe

Is your Sterling Silver not looking the way it’s supposed to be?

Here is a affordable way to clean your sterling silver with a recipe that you can whip up in no time!

I use this to clean my sterling silver pieces, but it is not to be used with silver plated, fresh water pearls, or porous stones like turquoise.    I have used it on my Swarovski Pearls, and it works just fine.

1/4 cup of baking soda,

1/4 cup salt,

1/4 cup liquid dish soap,

2 Litres of water. 

Line inside of large pot with aluminum foil.  This is a pot I don’t plan to use again…well only for cleaning jewelry!!  Add all ingredients and stir with a plastic spoon.  Count each item (to make sure you can find them later!)…if I’m doing tons of findings (those are the pieces that make up your items, such as headpins, clasps, I may not count them, but I definetly use more than one strainer to catch them all, (one strainer across my sink, and another strainer in the plug area)!

Bring to a low boil for a few minutes, then turn off the burner, and let sit for a few minutes.  Sometimes, I wait for a longer time, for better results, as I might have a lot of pieces.  Using a strainer, pour out liquid and rinse well with water, to get rid of the salt!  Count all pieces, as you place on a towel dy and before the aluminum foil is thrown away!

 

 

 

 

 

The Relationship with our Jewels November 4, 2008

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One of my fondest memories as a child, was being in my grandmother’s room, playing with her costume jewelry.  As I grew older, I had forgotten her sense of style, and didn’t really realize until after her death, how much she loved jewelry, until each grandchild was willed a piece of her jewelry or some money to buy some jewelry in honor of her.

Being the oldest granddaughter (by only a few weeks) I was given her wedding rings, with the pleasure that I could do what I wanted with them.     I have left them as they are.  Why? Because, it’s an emotional attachment to remember the set when she wore them.   Most of us, I think have an emotional attachment to our jewels.  Last year, I sold a typewriter bracelet, that had the “Shift Freedom” key on it.  The buyer, was drawn to this bracelet because of this key! She recently became divorce, and because of this specific key, she was reminded of her new sense of freedom!

Most of us, have some type of emotional relationship with our jewellery, and therefore have a specific favourite piece that we like best.  For some it is our wedding sets, another it is the style of the earrings and how they make us feel, and for another it may be a simple bracelet. 

When I was about 20, I bought a sterling silver “CTR” ring.  CTR, stands for “Choose the Right”, I wear this on my right pinky finger.  The CTR now is barely noticeable, but for me it stood for a inner strength that I could rely on, if I ever needed a bit more courage to do the right thing.

Would love to hear your comments about your relationship with your jewels!