important jewelry


introducing snailpals on etsy !!!

this shop is run by two disabled, mentally ill, jewish lesbians trying to make things that make people happy !!

i am one of those people and i cant get a job due to disabilities so this is my job and i want to get money for us to move out in july !!

our shop will feature jewelry, stickers, stuffed animals, and crayon sculptures, all handmade ! there isnt currently that much stuff up but we have a lot made that we will be steadily adding so keep looking out for all of it !!

“Lingerie is so important, and I need jewelry more than clothes. I think every woman should own something that makes her feel sexy, as well as something that makes her feel happy. I love beautiful scarves… jackets…a great pair of blue jeans. Hats are always fun. My cowboy boots at the moment are bringing me a lot of pleasure. I think every woman has to decide for herself what truly turns her on. ” — Elizabeth Taylor


My etsy shop is now officially updated!

Find these creations and more in my shop, linked below!

highpriestessbriyanna  asked:

WoW Ask Meme! 1, 6, 10, 46, 51, 60, 66, 95. Yes. I'm nosy. What?

I’ll just do Diily x)

1) The basics. What is your character’s race, class, gender, height, build, skin/pelt color, hair color, eye color?

Night Elf, hunter, female, 7'2 (had to look up heights for nelfs hehe), she’s fit but in more of a lean way than a buff bodybuilder way. purple hair, silver glowy night elf eyes

6) How do they usually dress when not in armor? Do they wear jewelry? How important is style and fashion to them?

Casual wear. A tunic/shirt and some pants. She dresses for comfort and practicality when not in armor. She doesn’t mind dressing up once in a while though. It’s a nice feeling.

She wears her legendary ring from Khadgar at all times (not in game because it’s outdated now but I digress). It’s very dear to her and also she died to make the damn thing so she’s sure as hell gonna wear it sdkhdkfh.

Hm, she has a locket Alaluria made for her when they were younger. too but she keeps it in a safe because it’s rather delicate and she doesn’t want to have it fall off somewhere in the wilderness.

She really doesn’t care about fashion trends. If she likes something she’ll wear it regardless of what people think.

10) Do they practice any customs of their race, clan/tribe, and/or current culture? How do they feel about their heritage? How do they relate to the common culture of their region?

She strongly believes in and reveres Elune like most night elves.

She’s very proud of heritage.

She’s proud of the kind of people her parents were. They were kind, noble, brave, loving people and she will always be proud to be their child. Her mother in particular is her hero.

46) Who do they count among their friends? Do they have a best friend?

Her pets, my other alliance ocs for the most part no matter how much they might bicker, her sisters. Best friend who’s not Khadgar, her sisters or an animal would probably be Erlaina. Who’s also her ex girlfriend but that’s a whole other story.

She’s proud to be considered a friend by Tyrande and Anduin Wrynn as well.

51) Would they ever date or sleep with a member of another race? Another faction?

Yes, she’s in love with a human after all! If she loves someone and is attracted to them she doesn’t care about anything else.

She’s rather wary of members of the horde but if she did meet someone on that side and fall in love with them she would pursue it without question.

60) Do they have a crush on any lore figure?

Khadgar of course! She had the biggest crush on Tyrande for the longest time though. Shhhh

66) What is the biggest lie they’ve ever told, and what were the consequences?

More like what’s the biggest lie they continue to tell.

“I’m fine.”

The consequences are a lot of suffering, poor mental health and l lack of sorely needed support and TLC.

She’s usually a fairly honest person.

95) What fate would they decide for Garrosh Hellscream if it were up to them?

She would have offered him a chance at redemption and if he didn’t accept  and show genuine remorse for the atrocities he committed, she would have executed him then and there. (that’s the more likely option lbr lmao) Quickly and painlessly but without hesitation. 

As he brings in a tray with a blanket hidden over it Ed is dressed up as a cop. I like the sunglasses look on him. Do we ever find out where he found the police cap? Why am I asking, it’s shown that Ed’s have a dress up box in season 3. And this tie I’m assuming he got from his Dad.

“Imported by an armored truck from the house of European wieners.” This is one of my favorite Ed lines. He is having fun with these scams. Ed is also loves dressing up.


The Ed’s have painted gold paint over sun glasses, a daisy, a bone, a fish skeleton, a slinky and much more. This is a unique scam aside from their other scams which are either selling a product or some sort of food/drink.

I wonder if any of them have ever gone in a jewelry store. Ed seems to have the best knowledge of how jewelry is imported. Due to how excited Sarah was upon hearing that the sale might be jewelry maybe Ed has gone with Sarah and his mom to a jewelry store. Ed’s mom is seeing wearing countless amounts of jewelry when viewers get a glimpse of her arm in Mission Ed Possible.

The Ed’s had to think beyond on what the other kids like. When you think about it the products in the scam are where they come up with. The Ed’s hardly know what the kids like. The kids taunt the Ed’s making them guess their interests, disinterests, and their personalities. Eddy is right to move on from them seeing how they have never done him any good. 

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Regional Portuguese Costumes

The denomination of “regional” clothing is based in the notion of diversity according to social and geographic conditions, and other elements such as materials and practices, in way it contributes the comprehension of these specific types of clothing.

They are officiating clothes, linked to specific days or events and intractably connected to the idea of celebration. They bear a symbolism that walks hand-in-hand with religious practices, reflecting the culture of said region in a combination of elements that become easily distinguished between regions.

These costumes present themselves as a mythos, or a profound mythology, with its relation to a praxis connected to Catholicism. But they bear roots from the immense diversity of Portuguese history, from Muslim art forms that survived, and strived, through centuries, to ancient beliefs or superstitions, rooted in ancient pre-roman cultures, still alive today in many villages. They can be divided (1) in two great zones based on its polychromatic characteristics: as we get closer to the sea, women «enhance its polychromatic characteristics and complicate their clothing», as opposed to serranas, women from the ridges of the interior, that bear a more monochromatic way of dressing. This is evidenced through the wearing of the scarf, connected to the role of women in society: in serrana societies, of the interior, or the hillside of the country, women cover their forehead, whereas the coastline and south regions, where the sea is in direct relation toin the way of living, the forehead is released, evidencing more liberties of the role of women in its society. 

Traditional costumes from Serra da Estrela, a type of serrana.

Costumes for romaria, male and female, from Póvoa de Vazim, a fishing town.

Five great elements can be pointed in Portuguese costuming overall (2):

1. The representation of affection, often a symbol crafted in some decorative element of the costume or adornment to be worn with the costume itself3. This affection doesn’t limit to representations of love, but also of grief in a much demarcated tradition of mourning, rooted in catholic liturgy (4). 

A lovers’ handkerchief, or lenço dos namorados.

2) The proliferation of the usage of gold. Two elements play a part here, the first considering the financial security gold represented for lower-class people, since it could be pawned in a more desperate situation. It also secured the gold-bearer, usually the women being the most ostentatious ones, as the matron of the household, in a competitive spirit between neighbors. The usage of gold is so popular and traditional it maintains today, despite social class. The second element is of an intricate catholic inheritance, which we can trace back to the baroque era: the need to “distort” the body, which is to eliminate the sensual curves of the female body. As in the Iberian fashion of the 17th century women (5) found heavy gold and jewel decoration to cover parts of the body usually defined as sensual, such as the chest, this tradition passed on to popular costuming. A fine example of this gold usage is the minhota costume, where a certain “iconography” reads in a certain symbolism that traces back to the rocaille, particularly to queen D. Maria I, whose promise of raising a basilica if she bore a baron to the kingdom, resulted in Basílica da Estrela, a church to Sagrado Coração de Jesus, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a symbol today popularized in minhota golden earrings with an asymmetrical heart. Many of these golden adornments can be traced back to interpretations or direct importations of jewelry wore by queens for different periods.

Example of heart-shaped arrecadas. Arrecadas are known of a few dominant shapes, mainly in gold (silver became popular only later, in a touristic fashion), of which the most beautiful in craft and better known are the Brincos à Rainha, the queen-style earrings.

3) Preference for linen and wool. Both materials are a strong symbol of a working class people, who both seek the best materials to guard them from the cold and find more accessible. Although silk was popular to a degree, it prevailed in nobility and aristocracy.

Two examples of a minhota costume: on the left, a bride and groom; on the right, a lavadeira (washerwoman). Notice the heavy gold wore by the bride on her chest.

4) The afore mentioned chromatic division between coastline and interior. While the colorful costuming of coastline societies reflected the festive spirit, the darker colors of the men and women living in the ridges translated the hardship of the work and lifestyle, as well the colder and aggravated climate.

A nazarene widdow costume, with the embuçada, the mourning veil.

5) Religiousness in costume ornamentation. Conceived mostly in accordance to the liturgical calendar, in a society where there is a saint for every day of the week and where birth, baptism, marriage and death were the most important moments of someone’s life, competition was vivid in festive costumes. During romaria (6), one dressed themselves to be seen.

The study of these costuming have only recently been more focused on from a scientific and anthropologic perspective. Through the eye romanticism, from Almeida Garret’s Viagens na Minha Terra (7) to the first naturalist and realist painter’s perspective, these costumes appear as a nationalistic embodiment of a people that withdraws its original intentions and usages from their context and gives them new ones. With the New Estate and the dictatorship, they were held as the prime example of the true Portuguese soul. But despite their interpretations, with new eyes on their study, they are cherished in their uniqueness and beauty, within the context of their creation, which translates the diversity of a festive spirit that is very different from region to region.

(1) According to Luís Chaves.
(2) As proposed by Madalena Brás Teixeira.
(3) As an example, in Minho exists a great tradition of adding hearts to one’s costume, particularly of bride and groom, of which the better known are the heart-shaped arrecadas, or heavy golden earrings made of filigrana, as well as the lenços de namorados, or “lovers’ handkerchiefs”, a white handkerchief with love declarations written in colorful embroidery (notable for being written with spelling mistakes, since they were made by illiterate people).  Some of these elements even represent a sexualized tone, such algibeira de minhota, the “minhota pocket”.
(4) As the costumes typical from Nazaré are an example of. These mourning practices, taken with extreme seriousness, were common in fishing communities, where often the man of the household would travel for months for fishing and their house depended on such. As a demonstration of perpetual grief, the embuçadas appear in this region, a covering of the face up until the eyes, of evident Islamic influence.
(5) An example of such is the portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza’s mother, queen Luíza de Gusmán. It was predominant in both Spain and Portugal.
(6) Romaria is a devotional procession to a church or parish. Time, however, gave the word a connotation of “religious festivity”.
(7) Published in 1846, the book travels along the deep Portuguese regions such as Santarém, exploring with a romanticized eye the peoples and their costumes in a realist tone, as, similarly, Eça de Queiroz will later do.

Famous Jewelry of Middle Earth

There is actually a lot of really important jewelry in Middle Earth’s history. I’m just going to list the pieces below, in no particular order:

  • The Rings of Power: 19 rings of power were made by Celebrimbor and the elves of Eregion during the Second Age. The rings had the (general) ability to bring about what its wearer most wanted - in men, this meant an extended life. In dwarves, this meant increased gold and jewels. And in elves, this meant the preservation of the land (less death and decay.) Only the three most powerful of the rings were given names (that we know of) - Nenya, Narya, and Vilya, and all but these three rings were lost to Sauron or dragons by the end of the Third Age.
  • The Nauglamir: A fabulous necklace made dwarvish smiths in the First Age, using mainly gems and jewels brought to Middle Earth from Valinor by the Noldor. Later, one of the silmarils was also added to the necklace. The Nauglamir’s fate after the First Age is unknown.
  • The Ring of Barahir: This ring was originally given to Barahir, lord of the House of Beor, by Finrod, prince of the Noldor, after Barahir saved Finrod’s life in battle. The ring became an heirloom of Barahir’s house, and eventually found its way into the hands of Aragorn in the late Third Age.
  • The Elfstone: Tolkien wrote a couple versions of this, so the Elfstone (also called the Elessar) might be one gem or two different ones by the same name. But it was a brooch with a large green stone that was said to make its wearer feel young again, and even apparently had some healing power. It was made in Gondolin in the First Age (and, if you believe in the version in which there were two Elfstones, the second one was made by Celebrimbor in Eregion during the Second Age.) The later stone was given by Galadriel to Aragorn.
  • Necklace of Girion: This was an emrald necklace found in Smaug’s horde in Erebor and given by Bard to Thranduil as thanks for his help. The necklace had originally belonged to Bard’s ancestor Girion, who traded it with the dwarves of Erebor years ago.
  • Arwen’s Necklace: This was a white necklace that Arwen gave to Frodo to comfort him when his old wounds haunted him.
  • Star of the Dunedain: This wasn’t one specific piece of jewelry. Rather, it was a type of brooch that the Dunedain Rangers of the north wore on their cloaks to identify themselves to other rangers. It was silver and in the shape of a many-pointed star. Later the symbol was used by Sam Gamgee.
  • Star of Elendil: This was a crystal white gem set on a circlet made by the Noldor and originally worn by Silmarien, daughter of King Tar-Elendil of Numenor. The stone was taken from Numenor by Elendil (a different Elendil) before the island’s destruction, and it became an heirloom of his house. It was lost when Isildur was killed, and a replica was made and worn by the kings of Arnor, all the way down to Aragorn. (Eventually the original was found hidden in Isengard.)

I think I got everything!

SOURCES: LOTR, LOTR Appendices, The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales


He never really thought a piece of jewelry could be so important to him. Jewelry just wasn’t the way he liked to decorate himself (tattoos are his vice–if he hits his yearly sales goal, he gets another), but his wedding band becomes as much a part of him as the ink in his skin. It’s not just that he and his husband designed them together, it’s that every time he looks at his hands he is reminded, again, of their love. Even when work sucks or he gets more shitty news about the family he’s trying to leave behind, that reminder of a love he chose is there to remind him he has someone to go home to.

Here’s a draft of my submission for Day 1 of Zelgan Week 2016. The prompt was “Clouded Jewelry”, which actually worked out reeaaallly well for me, for reason’s I’ll explain in more detail when I post the finished version. I’ll probably post the colored version tomorrow! But for now, just know that this is an AU, and the reason the jewelry works out well for me is because Zelda and Ganondorf jewelry is important in this AU…

anonymous asked:

If you identify as a "secular" witch, why do you use an altar? In your post about making protection bags you mentioned using an altar... If you don't worship the Gods & Goddesses, what is it for? Sorry if this came off as rude, I just don't really understand why you'd need an altar.

Hi there! It’s not rude at all, I’m happy to clear it up. (I know there’s a lot less information out there about secular witchcraft. And this is my own personal practices, not a representation of other secular witches.)

I personally use an “altar” as my workspace for all of my spells/blessings/crafts. It is portable and decorated seasonally, set up daily where I will be working the most. (I’m not open about my practice so I don’t like to leave anything permanent up in case I have unexpected visitors.) I don’t use any statues of deities but I do keep pictures of loved ones, important pieces of jewelry, and all of my other tools (elements, wand, candles, herbs and bowls, cloth, incense, etc.) in storage boxes I made so I can be ready to work at any time. I also set it up when I draw and meditate.

For me, an “altar” is just a creative workspace where I also practice my craft. I guess “altar” isn’t the best word for it, since there’s no real “worship” involved, but I think it’s the easiest way to express it to a community of mostly religious witches. I hope this cleared some things up!

Mary Tudor, Duchess of Suffolk/Isabella I of Castile

I already wrote about this some time ago but I have recently had a discussion with lizzie278 and I decided to bring that topic up once more.

This portrait was identified as Mary Tudor, Duchess of Suffolk years ago and nowadays most of us aren’t able to believe it could have been anybody else. However, some time ago, Spanish experts picked the subject up, having a strong suspicion it might have been a portrait of their most famous Queen, Isabella I of Castile. Precisely a copy painted after an original which got lost to time.

Personally I support that notion.

This coin which is of Isabella I of Castile made historians suspicious. Collars, the one in the portrait and the one in the coin are EXACTLY the same. Why would Mary Tudor be wearing a collar of the Spanish Queen? It seems to be extremely important piece of jewelry since Isabella’s likeness was engraved, having that collar on. Let me bring to your attention the fact that since there isn’t any other criteria, like specific signs, letters in the said portrait that would indicate it’s, in fact, Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk, the very identification is still open and jewelry is the main clue in situations of this kind. Of course, considering the fact these two pieces of art are different when it comes to their forms (coin vs. painting) it won’t be an excat copy (please, note, I mentioned that pianting might have been painted after another one) but anyway, in spite of everything, as far as I’m concerned, we can tell it’s the same collar. Also as a whole, it isn’t a Tudor style, the headpiece and haircut Isabella is wearing are exactly the same as the ones of the sitter. The fact someone identified it as Mary Tudor a century ago doesn’t mean they were right in their assumptions. Also, the fact the sitter is a beautiful, young woman doesn’t mean it can’t be Isabella of Castile. She wasn’t born an old, ugly and fat hag - she had all the traits of 15th century ideal of beauty: fair eyed, fair/auburn haired, of a light complexion. Again, as it might have been a copy, probably painted some time ago after her death, she might have been idealized by the painter. 

As we can notice, the same/similar jewelry (again, all forms of these pieces differ from one another which is understandable) is on Joanna I of Castille’s sepulcher. So, it leads me to the conclusion that collar was a symbol of power, something significant and tightly associated with the Spanish Royal House. Two queens of Castile are wearing the same collar in two the most important, symbolic likeness: a coin and a sepulcher. I just can’t imagine the French Queen wearing an expensive collar of the House of Trastamara.

Little visitor ( closes starter )

Bernard was quite perplexed by his current situation , and he was t very sure what to do about it either . You see Bernard had began to notice things in his home go missing , not important things like jewelry or money , just small barley noticeable things like spools of yarn , sewing needles , tissue paper , buttons and very often bits of food , at first Bernard had suspected mice but they when more interesting things turned up gone he shrugged off the idea.

Now it was t as if Bernard couldn’t replace the things he’d lost , he was t upset or angry with whatever little creature was doing this , no he was more curious about the little thing , he was very confused by what it could be , because for some reason where ever it had been always smelt like human to the old werewolf .


Rearranging some of my Trek collection. There’s an amusing story about the tribbles statue on the top shelf. At my last job, I had that sitting on my desk and someone asked me, “Why is that guy covered in coconuts?” LMAO

Second shelf is space husbandsy/plaid shirt goodness. OMS is literally about to kiss. City!Jim and Spock look intentionally drunk next to them because of fanfiction reasons. XD


Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Cartier platinum, diamond and sapphire necklace (1936/1937)

This neckalce is a fine example of the Art Deco pieces for which Cartier is famed.

Marjorie Merriweather Post amassed one of the most important private collections of Cartier jewelry during a time when the luxury jeweler was arguably creating its most important pieces.