What does Waxing Poetic mean?

What does Waxing Poetic mean?

like the moon, we grow full and become

One definition will say that ‘waxing poetic’ means ‘speaking in a flowery or poetical fashion,’ but another focuses more on the individual words and reminds us that ‘waxing’ means ‘to become, to evolve into something else’ (like a waxing moon), and ‘poetic’ means… well, just that, and everything related. To continue to pay attention, as poets do, is to continue to grow… which is to continue to evolve and become who we are truly meant to be. And, because we love double entendres here, our name also pays homage to the lost wax process… the lovely way a shape is temporarily held in wax from which a mold is created, and then gently melted away to leave its permanent mark – the mold – to be filled again and again.


#iampoetic, waxing poetic, jewelry, photography

2015 marks a turning point for Waxing Poetic as the brand embarks on an exciting new chapter, introducing all new contemporary new jewelry designs, representing themes of reflection, reawakening and transformation. Bridging our storied roots into a more contemporary and trend forward direction (and still keepsake) has inspired pieces that illuminate the freedom that change brings. Similar to one’s own personal journey, Waxing Poetic wants to share its own journey with you.

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 will hold for you.

Our brand has always been about more than just jewelry. And because you’ve inspired us with your stories, emotional connections, and unique and personalized style, we’ve created a new way to celebrate and connect with you… Tag your #WaxingPoetic with #iampoetic and tell us what it means to you, what it symbolizes and stands for. We’ll be sharing many of our favorites from our #iampoetic fans, so join in the celebration and show us your #WaxingPoetic!

We are kicking off #iampoetic with a photo contest! Tag #iampoetic on Instagram and be entered to WIN a $100 Waxing Poetic Gift Certificate to use at www.waxingpoetic.com, and the chance to have your photos regrammed with love and appreciation. We’ll announce a winner November 2nd!


The Mother’s Prayer for her Daughter by Tina Fey

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.
Tina Fey, Bossypants


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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