It’s all the little things we adore and hold dear. Personal Vocabulary charms symbolize moments and personalities that mean something special to an individual. Each dimensional sterling silver charm is adorned with tiny brass hearts or studded detail.
New additions to the popular Personal Vocabulary Collections are arriving online on February 1st and already available at some local authorized dealers!
So, now, a peek into our newest additions to a collective language: an ever-expanding vocabulary of joyful living, piece by marvelous piece. Let’s spread the word (love)…
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.
I have been working in sterling silver for over fifteen years and it is something akin to a material love affair. I first fell in love with silver as a young girl… my mother and grandmother had beautiful pieces in sterling silver amongst their more costumey pieces, and there was always a quality about these silver pieces that I loved. They were collectible, inscribed, and felt real. They were treasured, worn and loved. They had a history and felt cultural and special.
Silver can be worked in so many ways – I just love these processes. When I visit our artisans in Bali and watch them work, I am just swept up in the humble humanity and warmth of their techniques. Pulling silver wire by hand, assisted by a small motor, is the very beginning of it. Casting, hammering, twisting, polishing, pickling, oxidizing… all with the wonderful energy it calls for (and maybe room for stones in various bezels that are hand set). This feels like the authentic way to produce our designs… the antithesis of mass produced jewelry. So enduring, like the people who wear the jewelry.
This warm, clean artful metal remains timeless and at the core of Waxing Poetic’s aesthetic, and ready now more than ever to grace our lovely necks, wrists and fingers when we need a dose most.
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!