Thursday, October 28, 2010
A few of my favorite things...
I realize the poppi girls have once again been neglecting our blog-- we're sorry! We've been busy pumping out a bunch of new work, but we miss you guys so I decided to combine a few of my favorite things--my iphone 4 hipstamatic camera, bright happy jewelry, the outdoors, and pictures of myself-- and say hello.
I wanted to show you a few of the things we've been working on... We're getting ready to add a bunch of new pieces to the website www.poppishop.com but *spoiler alert* here is a little sneak peek...
I'm wearing a pair of twisted earrings made of vintage lucite and sterling silver, and three (that's right, THREE--go big or go home) of my favorite new poppi rings.
The red petal ring is called "Rough Night" because it is a combination of reds and looks like my half-worn-off lipstick after a rough night of waiting tables (By the way, thank you for supporting poppi so I can make jewelry instead of waiting tables. Seriously. I hate waiting tables.)
The xlg multi-colored ring in the middle is called "Murano" because it reminds us of the amazingly beautiful, bright, brilliant colors of stained glass that Dawn and I saw when we visited Italy. (Dawn's baby brother lives in Naples and I studied abroad in Rome...)
The bottom ring is called "Fish Tank." I am the lone poppi girl who isn't a "dog person," (that's a whole other blog post) but I do love fish. When I was in college, one of my friends was moving and couldn't take his pet fish, a South American Cichlid, so he gave it to me. Of course, I thought my new fishy needed a few friends, so I upgraded and got a bigger tank and got him some buddies. I didn't realize, however, that there would be a love connection and the next thing I know, I've got one hundred tiny little baby fish and some kind of crazy full on guerrilla war between the mom and dad and other fish in the tank (for the record, Cichlid males have some seriously poor parenting skills).
Long story short, I ended up spending a huge chunk of my student loans on more and more tanks and gravel and little castles and a huge amount of time cleaning all these tanks during breaks between classes and the aforementioned dreaded crabhouse restaurant shifts (where I, ironically, served fish all night long). I was always a little hesitant to clean the tanks, though, because I love the colors and patterns of algae that grew on the walls of the glass. I had to finally get rid of all my tanks (and pass them on to some other sucker) but I think of my old pets often and fondly when I wear this ring.
Anyway, we hope you guys enjoy all the new stuff we've been putting our little hearts and soul into lately. We've been working overtime to get the site together before Christmas. Stay tuned!