within these pages you will find
DISPATCHES FROM THE HEART
of
WAXING POETIC

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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February 4th, 2015

Feel free to play. 

It takes such bravery and freedom to allow the abstract to become something real. This notion is at the heart of the our new Melange collection.

Inspired by one of Patti’s favorite abstract works of art, “Lavendar Mist” by Jackson Pollock, the collection’s gestural forms and colors dance and play, celebrating the divine and the imperfect, and inspiring us to do more of the same. What feels like an accident is actually just un-edited art making: a flow, a kind of channeled movement, by our own hand (and we get out of the way).

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Have fun. Do it now. Wear with joy. Be brave. Play more!

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January 27th, 2015

When you create, you are bringing your dreams, vision and a form of purpose to the world around you. We take great pride in our creations, considering not only what meanings they hold to us, but more importantly, the potential meanings they could hold for you. With out you, our friends and family, none of our dreams and creations would be possible. For this, we are eternally grateful and invite you to explore our latest creations, the January 2015 Collection is now available online and in stores. Welcome to Waxingland.

waxingland stanza melange

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