Thursday, August 5, 2010

Turquoise

 I'm not jewelry obsessed, really I'm not.  I don't even wear much jewelry these days, but I do like silver and turquoise, I always have. I'm sure most of you know that the 2010 Color of the Year is turquoise. I didn't know there was a "color of the year" until I did my post a few months back about my turquoise couches and someone was nice enough to share that info with me...but I am frequently a bit out of touch. 
Just ask my kids :-)
In preparing this post, I thought I'd share this tidbit of info in case any of you are as uninformed as I was :-)
So for today's Friday's Pretties hosted by Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things, I'm sharing a couple of pretty pieces of turquoise jewelry. The necklaces were made by my nephew Nathan and his wife Missy. Nathan finds and cuts the stones, and Missy adds the silver. They live in Arizona, which makes it a bit more convenient for finding the beautiful turquoise :-) My photos really don't do them justice. They are absolutely gorgeous!
The bracelet is an old favorite of mine, given to me by my friend's sweet mom.
Thank you for all of the birthday wishes for my little boys. You are all wonderful! Oh, and btw, for anyone who might remember and be wondering, the IRS said they are all our kids...again :-) Yeah! 
Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friends.
Blessings,
Marcia

28 comments:

Kimberly said...

That's interesting, just this week as I've been doing some scrapbooking, I made the announcement that my new favorite color is the shades of turquoise!

PS I love your header photo, I'm just such a "sea" person!!

Denise said...

Turquoise is certainly one of my favorite colors. Your jewelry pieces are beautiful. Turquoise jewelry is such a timeless look. Always in style!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Hi Marcia! I am so sorry that you couldn't link up. I forgot to change the dates on the Link. So, nothing with your computer- All me! Thank you so much for letting me know! Please come back and link up. :)

The jewelery is Gorgeous!!! I love it.

Have a Fun Friday,
Joyce

Martina said...

Hmmm, tuquoise is a fascinating color - i often see it in my dreams. And it makes other colors shine and glow. The indians say turquoise stones are healing for your lungs.

My name is PJ. said...

We've always been fans of turquoise and silver. That last heart is my favorite.

Blissitydoodah said...

I used to love turquoise! I mean I still do...ohh your pieces are so wonderful!

katie said...

Oh Marcia your new header is beautiful
I love the turquoise and silver.
Do Nathan and Missy have a selling blog or website.
I love turquoise and silver. I have a few pieces I have had for years.
I can't believe if they were your kids in a different year that they would not still be your kids this year. Not to smart of the IRS.

Karen Long said...

Hi , My name is Karen from
http://glassofsweettea.blogspot.com/
I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself.
I came across your blog , and have enjoyed browsing through it.. I will be back to visit again for sure.. and hope you will stop by to visit me when you get a chance..
God Bless.. Hope to see you soon

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yea!! on the IRS...and I just bought some pieces like these for my sister-in-law...I haven't worn jewelry for years, but I am starting to want to again...no baby to pull it off of me...LOL
These colors and pieces are wonderful!!!

Christine said...

Glad you officially 'own' your kids again!!!
Turquoise is a beautiful shade of blue/green and blue would probably be my favorite color.
Your nephew and his wife make exquisite jewelry - those pieces are gorgeous!
Best wishes
Christine

outdoor.mom said...

you have such a flair for beautiful things!!

Mimi Sue said...

Happy birthday to your boys! They sure are cute. My grandma was an identical twin and she had twin brothers. All before disposable diapers and washers and dryers. Love your turquoise heart pendant. Such a pretty color. Mimi

Farm Girl said...

Just beautiful!! I didn't know there was a color of the year.
Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful jewelery.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Ooooh- such beautiful pieces, Marcia- I LOVE the cuff bracelet! I've always loved turquoise jewelry too, and since I only live a couple of hours from Cherokee, NC there has always been an abundance of Native American jewelry shops around here. (Which is wonderful! :)

Gloria said...

The color has always been a favorite of mine!!! :)

That is some very pretty jewelry. That heart necklace is so beautiful! I always gravitate to heart necklaces. Not sure why?? I have quite a few!! Many were gifts, I guess they knew I loved hearts too!! :)

Have a beautiful weekend! Blessings to you,
@}~`}~~~ Gloria

hmmmm...my word verification was, bortwin (did your twins have something to do with that!? ..:))

Stephanie said...

I loove turqoise too! That cross is beautiful :]

GWENDOLYN said...

I LOVE, LOVE, turquoise!! I have so many pieces of it. Your's is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings~
Gwen

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful turquoise jewelry! I had no idea there was a color of the year either.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, btw!
Have a great night,
~ Jo :)

BECKY said...

Oh Marcia! Turuoise is one of my faves, too! It is one of my fave colors, too! I do love all semi-precious stones, though. Well, most of them!
Thanks for sharing your pretties!
Have a joyful week!
Becky

Merethe said...

Thank you Marcia! Your children are beatiful to!! Congratulation with the twins birthay :) Have to say you are a really beatiful YOUNG mother!! <3

Right now i have just my to little girls here, the three oldest are in Denmark with their grandparents for a few days. Its so quite here, and i miss them already :D What a silly mum ;)

We have been on a Bible camp this summer. We got visit from a young couple, Phill and Katie Lapp from Colorado. He had so much interesting and good to tell us! Here is a link if you are interested :)
www.spiren.org

Have a beatiful day Marcia! Thank you for visit me ;)

Blessings
Merethe

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I am putting up fresh Linky for Friday Pretties today. Come and link up again if you would like to play. I would love to see you there!!!
Love,
Joyce

Shelia said...

Hi Marcia! Your pieces are gorgeous! We used to live in New Mexico and there was so much turquoise there.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Those are so beautiful and remind of the native americans every time I see that stone.
Warm wishes, Tonya

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These are pretty, Marcia. I love aqua especially in combination with pink, perfectly pretty!
Hugs for a great new week. xx

Karen said...

Hey Margie.. so glad you stopped by.. You said in your comment that God had saved your marriage to .. did you and you husband separate or did you head strong like we did and get divorced..
Had we both slowed down enough to listen to God we probably wouldnt of divorced,but it was a battle of who could out do the other.. what a mess.. But God is Good and he specializes in Mess's and he cleaned us right up..
Well so glad you came by,, and nice chatting with you.. God bless you and your family.. cya soon

Manuela@TPOH said...

That's good news! That whole thing is crazy! I hope they remember next year!! Those pieces are so pretty!

Manuela

Niki said...

beautiful jewellery :)
I've been cruising around a bit, you have a wonderful blog and lovely family. Thanks for visiting me, good luck with your garden, I'll be by again soon :)

Barb J. said...

I have a few pieces of turquoise and silver jewelry I inherited from my mom when she passed away. She used to love turquoise, and subsequently, so do I!