Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Labradorite from The Northern Lights

That's the Aurora Borealis, or known as The Northern Lights. Our customers up in Whitehorse and Alaska talk about it, but I am sure it is a different experience when you are actually watching these glowing lights glimmer and dance in the night sky. I live in the hustling and bustling city of Vancouver, one of the best cities in the world. Yet, sometimes I wonder how it would be like to live in a small village or in the country side, where street lights are minimal and the skies are pitch black at night. One day, I would love to make a trip up to Whitehorse and see how brilliant this natural phenomenon is!

Lately, we have been working with a gemstone called 'Labradorite', which has natural flashes of blues and greens. Legends and old stories have said that labradorite is a stone that has fallen from the Aurora Borealis because the colors between the two are very similar... It is truly a fascinating stone!

Here are a pair of labradorite cluster earrings we handmade recently. To compliment the colors of labradorite, we chose to use blue quartz, peacock freshwater pearls, and grey freshwater pearls... very exotic colors!

Do we have any readers who have seen The Northern Lights? We love stories :)



Saturday, July 16, 2011

Store Fixtures, Hangers, Racks, Mannequins... FOR SALE

Retail store owners and jewellery designers, we are officially selling our store fixtures - including our hangers, clothing racks, jewelry necklace / earrings / bracelet / ring displays, mirrors, card spinner, and MORE at super prices! See below:

Clothing Rack - $80

Wooden hangers - $0.50 EACH

Velvet hangers - $0.50 EACH

Jewelry necklace / earrings / bracelets / rings displays - $2 each 

Mannequin w/ stand - $50, 1 available

Mirror - $5

Antiqued Gold Mirror - $30

Dark wood wall mirror - $20

Small Ottoman / Storage Unit - $15

Provincial Style Black Table SET - $100

For any questions / inquiries - please call us at 604 732 6600 or e-mail us at ohkuol@hotmail.com. Sorry we don't do holds for furniture but will do holds for jewelry displays - - please contact us for more details!



Friday, July 15, 2011

2 Weeks Left & August Peridot

Today is July 15th and we're already half way through the month! Really?!

Lately we have been busy with our liquidation sale at the retail store. The rushes and madness remind me of Christmas time, heck some of our customers are already shopping for Christmas! I'm more of a last minute person. I know the advantages of shopping early, but it just doesn't happen that way... for me. But if it does for you, then pop into our store during our last 2 weeks! Whether you're looking for bridal jewelry, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, thank you gifts, or fresh staples to stock up your wardrobe, you're likely to score a super deal!

Speaking of gifts, if you know of August babies, here are a couple of new green peridot earrings and necklaces that might suit their fancy:

Green peridot is the August birthstone and it has such a vibrant, earthy green that we love. It is absolutely refreshing to work with this glimmering gem!

See more in our shop: http://www.ohkuol.etsy.com, or e-mail us at ohkuol@hotmail.com if you have any questions :)



Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Canada Day & Happy July 4th!

Here is a belated Happy Canada Day to all our locals here! I hope everyone had a splendid weekend filled with sunshine, good company, and lots of rest from work. Although Canada Day was still a working day for us, we're happy we got some warm, sunny weather this weekend. It finally feels like summer has arrived and we hope it's here to stay for good. Did anyone catch the fireworks? Instead of watching the fireworks, I went to watch Britney Spears perform live in concert... a great show, I'm a little surprised to say ;)

Also, we would also like to say Happy July 4th to our southern neighbors! Because majority of our online shoppers are Americans, we're having a July 4th holiday promotion in our Etsy shop. If you happen to stumble upon our shop and see a glimmer gem that caught your fancy, please remember to use coupon code 'JULY4TH' to redeem a discount off your order, offer ends at midnight!

Eclectic Skeleton Key Necklace w/ London blue topaz