26 January 2014

Painted Door Mat...

 Take one plain and boring black rubber mat.
A can of spray paint in your chosen colour...
And spray, spray, spray,
until black disappears!
 LOOKING FABULOUS!
Just what my door entrance needed...
a bright funky POP of colour!
AH but ALAS...
less than 24 hours later
the gorgeous GEORGE was back to his naughty habits 
of chewing everything not nailed down!
Remember GEORGE...
butter wouldn't melt in my mouth, worlds most adorable 
but most destructable Hungarian Vizla...
(read his story here:)
Nothing a little glue can't fix I decided...
the mat was glued back together,
 and now has a new home at the craft room door entrance!
And so far so good...
George has left it alone!
I am now on the look out for 'George-proof' mat ideas for the front porch...
A mat that may have to be made from steel!

7 January 2014

Cognac Diamonds...

Sharing a little bit of BLING with you all today...
with pure and natural diamonds ...
Now this is my kind of photo shoot...
(and my kind of ring!)
Stunningly beautiful with the gems set in a gorgeous art deco setting...
The diamonds are white and brown coloured.
Yes - BROWN!
Have you ever seen brown diamonds before?
For more information visit:
http://www.fancydiamonds.net/about_fancy_color/natural_fancy_champagne_diamonds.htm


The darker colour is called a 'cognac' diamond.
The paler colour a 'champagne' diamond.
The earthy palette of this diamond colour is simply divine.
They are mined at Argyle Mine in the Eastern Kimberly region of Western Australia.
The colour of the cognac diamond is attributed to internal graining which
 is caused by a structural irregularity in the diamonds crystal lattice.
I'm in LOVE with cognac diamonds!