Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mixed Media Art with April birthstone theme

Below are great mix media artists that incorporated the shape of diamonds into their art! Enjoy!

1. City Bling-- Mishablaise
2. Diamond X --MissGabri
3. Using the Hope Diamond as a Door Stop --booksontape
4. On Pointe textile Wall Art--tinymarie

Friday, April 23, 2010

Diamonds in Fashion

The beautiful geometry and elegant nature of the diamond so perfectly lends itself to fashion. From casual tees and tanks to elegant dresses to the avant garde diamonds can be seen everywhere inspiring the design, the clothing, and the artist.
1. Blue Diamond Dress-- schmoo1515
2. Gray 3/4 Sleeve Womens Shirt--kimmchi
3. Meow Kiki Alice in Wonderland Jumper Dress--meowkikiclothing
4. Lilac Diamonds Knit Shrug -- zuuzuu

Monday, April 19, 2010

Motivational Picks for the Week

1. Pin Dot Delight Box Set-- inkadinkadoodle
2. Silk Poppy Black and White Polka Dot Brooch--floreti
3. Mini Black Clutch with grey dots--juliasherrydesigns
4. Necklace Prayer Box -- Huismus

Friday, April 16, 2010

Diamond - South African Cuisine

South African cuisine includes many delightful varieties of foods. This great cuisine uses spices from many different influences, outside of its home region. South Africa was characterized by a wide variety of wild plants, game, fruits and nuts. Later, the Europeans brought their cooking styles with them and this affected South African cuisine. Although the cuisine of South Africa is known as Cape Dutch, it was the slaves, imported from Bengal, Malaysia and Java, who influenced the food of South Africa more than anyone else. One of the main dish is know as Bobotie, this delicious recipe is slightly sweet, spiced minced dish.

Here are some of my favorite South African recipes, you might enjoy cooking!

Smaaklike ete! - (Bon Appetit!)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Motivation

1. Out on a Limb-- blockpartydress
2. Grow Sunshine yellow and green wall art--intheframe
3. Dictionary Pendant Necklace--ivieridge
4. Diamonds are forever-- EcoDivaDesigns

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Diamond Design Ideas

It is so amazing to see the power and the glamour of this beautiful stone in many ways. The diamond symbolizes so many things such as love, power, money, politics and more… Simple rock with the perfect design can do a magic!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Tale of the Birthstones – April in Diamonds

1. Diamond Engagement NestRing -- jenniferijewelry
2. White gold and Diamond Joined Stacking ring -- adornandcherish
3. Lovely Chocolate Diamond Ring --bloomstudios
4. Eternity Band Collection IV--Drndesigns

This month, we are focusing on the birthstone of April, Diamond.

Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month.

April Birthstone: Diamond

Birthstone Color: White, Clear

Alternative Birthstone: Quartz

Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April and it symbolizes eternal love, purity and faith. A diamond is available in shades of pink, blue, green, purple, red, orange, yellow, and black.

Mystical Powers of the birthstone: Diamonds were also considered to be protection against evil, and they are supposed to bring the wearer happiness and wealth. The ancient Greeks also considered diamonds to be protection against evil and poison.

Main sources of Diamond: Notable Occurrences include South Africa and neighboring countries, India, Brazil, Russia, Australia and USA

Interesting Facts: As gemstones, diamonds are typically described in terms of Cut, Clarity, Color, and of course Carat. In purchasing a diamond , these factors will determine the value of the


The ancient Hindus called the Diamond "Vajra," meaning lightening, both because of the sparks of light thrown off by

this gem as well as its invincible strength. The Diamond is harder than any other substance on earth.

Hope Diamond, which weighs 45.52 carats and has blue-violet color, is locating at the Smithsonian Institute.