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DISPATCHES FROM THE HEART
of
WAXING POETIC

May 10th, 2015

One of Patti’s friends sent this hilarious poem by Tina Fey to her a few years ago, and it resurfaced just in time for Mother’s Day. Enjoy and SMILE in thanks for the wonderful humor in motherhood (and for Tina).

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be beautiful but not damaged, for it’s the damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the beauty.

When the crystal meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half, and stick with beer.

Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Lead her away from acting but not all the way to finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes and not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.

May she play the drums to the fiery rhythm of her own heart with the sinewy strength of her own arms, so she need not lie with drummers.

Grant her a rough patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a tiger flower blooming magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.

O Lord, break the internet forever, that she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers and the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a bitch in front of Hollister, give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends. For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.

And should she choose to be a mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.

“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a mental note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.
Amen.
Tina Fey, Bossypants

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March 5th, 2015

by Lead Product Designer Stephanie Kheder

A fresh spring season is here, and it’s time to break out and embrace the next evolution of art and poetry that surrounds us in a new bloom of abundance. After a softer and more romantic nostalgic wash of past colors and vibes, trends are now rejoicing in bolder lines and colors, and plays on iconography paired with exaggerated natural elements.

Themes of geometrics and repeating patterns contrast with florals and foliage that can be either very precious, like rough crystallized or striated stones, or graphic like a faceted cut stone. Stone trends are currently focused on iridescent and metallic tones, like pyrite, labradorite, opals, moonstones, quartz, and layered doublets that bring dreamy natural colors to read bright and fresh. It’s like mixing materials and tones to create a new painting.

Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors, En Plein Air, show us a scenic and painterly direction for next trends leading into fall. Colors are already becoming more grounded and saturated, covering a wider spectrum of nature that feels more tangible. The look is a sunset gradation with cooler blues; ombre and rainbow effects are colorized, but not too boldly or saturated.
The boldest elements of spring trends are through novelty patterns and icons. We will see lots of classic symbols oversized and repeated with an over emphasis in an illustrated way in fashion.

This year we can look forward to an innovative vibe of growth and stepping out with a new tone through an artful form. Expression is held in more outward proportions that are softened with natural elements that evoke a feeling within.

Notable Pieces…

Personal VocabularyNovelty iconography
Hearts ContentMetallic contrast
28” The Answer Chains Longer look with natural stones
Freedom and Everlasting Faith Cross PendantsLarge symbol
AnchoraBold asymmetry
Stellare & MelangeNature next to geometry, painterly stones with Spring colors
In Season, Natural Beauties, Bees, Hummingbird, DragonflyFor their stones, nature and floral references, warm tones, and symbols of growth
Pippin Chains Metallic and natural vibe

 

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February 20th, 2015

As in any moment, you have a choice

celebrate the journey combo

Choose Joy
Choose Life
Choose Acceptance
Choose Beauty
Choose Kindness

 

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February 14th, 2015

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.”

For all the ways we love, and in awe of (and joyful participation in!) the grand Mystery of Love itself: here, one of our favorite poems on one of our most inspirational subjects, by the ever-so-tender Pablo Neruda. Wishing you a Valentine’s day that touches the divine soul of love.

natural beauties charm
 
Love Sonnet XVII

by Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.
 

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February 6th, 2015

Introducing the Century Insignia.

When a classic is updated, it is not really to improve upon, but to honor a design that has stood the test of time. So, new for this spring, we bring you the Century Insignia, a brass accented version of our beloved sterling silver Square Insignia, first introduced in 2001.

century insignia

Century insignia shown on medium rolo chain

Initials are the life giving sap that runs through our family tree here at Waxing Poetic. Meant for everyday, delicious and sticky (meaning, we never take them off!). And we can’t imagine life without them. These initials are truly felt and gifted as much today as they have been since we started, and have always been considered one of our beloved “must-have” pieces.

square insignia

The original Square Insignia, always in our hearts

 

The original idea of the Square Insignia was not about sparkle, it was about “spark:” the notion of celebrating our imperfections, and each other. It gave us permission to go deeper into what was waiting to be revealed.. to trust our values of authenticity, artfulness, old-school methods, communication and poetic exploration with as much abandon as we were brave enough to bring to the craft of jewelry making and the process of building something lasting.

So, we return once again to our old, wise friend, and pick up where we left off, in an entirely new conversation. Cast and finished by hand, deceptively simple but ever more intricate as time goes on. Just as a good friendship should be.

Century insignias

Like the “O” in Once Upon a Time… only, this time, your details

There may still be time to score one of the original Square Insignias before they are gone, so if you are interested, check here. Or explore the new Century Insignia or all our Insignias.

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