I started contemplating birthday gifts, because mine is less than two months away and I need to give Tallman warning/ideas. Let me just say right here that I do not want all the things that I am about to mention.
I started my browsing on Tiffany & Co, because I've never owned something from there and I'd love to. Why? I don't know. Is it the box? The movie? The cache? The fact that it was founded the same year as my alma mater (1837)? Is it that I've never had anything from there and almost everyone I know has at one point or another had a necklace, a ring, a bracelet from there? Is this longing just formed from commercialism driven jealousy?
|Tiffany Garden Bee Pendant|
Next I found this Garden Bee Pendant from Tiffany's. Oh my. Sure its $3,250. And its made out of diamonds. But dear lord How adorable is it?
I would wear this everywhere, everyday. Which would be a problem, and would likely lead to muggins, or me losing it or damaging it. (I have this problem where if I like something I want to use/wear it... I'm not sure its a problem actually.)
But despite how adorable this necklace is and how much I'd adore it. Its really too expensive and a little silly that its made out of diamonds like that. It could be just as lovely in sapphire or glass... right?
So that brought me over to etsy to see what they had in the way of bee necklaces. (Clearly I got side tracked from my original task which was finding things I want for my birthday.)
|Tiny Gold Bee Necklace|
This brings me to the second part of this post's title. Etsy is great. I love Etsy, I love that it provides an opportunity for the crafty to sell, and for those who are looking for something a bit different to buy. But there is a lot of crap on Etsy. Stuff that is bulky, lacking clean lines and simplicity that I really like in jewelry. This can hardly be surprising given the relatively low costs of many Etsy items, but sometimes the bulkiness seems unnecessary, like putting two pendants on a chain, or pendant and a stone- doesn't that just detract from both?
I hope you enjoyed this random post about a trip I took around the internet looking at bees. :p