Did you hear the one about the lady who went into a pet store, looking for an exotic cat for a pet? The sales clerk brings out a rather scruffy-looking poodle-mix. He's obviously been the experimental subject of a mad grooming student, as he has been clipped into a bizarre shape, and dyed a bright, fluorescent pink. The poor old beast is over-weight and sits there, looking morose, wheezing and panting. "My goodness," says the customer, "I don't think that will do. For one thing, it's a dog."
"No ma'am," say the sale clerk, "That's a gen-u-wine h'exotic cat. It's a Pink Panter."
This month's Stone of the Month is Rhodonite. Rhodonite is a lovely rose pink stone with black matrix, and some grey and cream. Perfect for making something summery!
And speaking of summery and pink, check out Jen's pink and summery floral necklace. Perfect complement to a summer day!
More of the new Swarovski colours - and if you are still thinking pink - Some Rose Peach hearts anyone?
Not just Rose Peach, but quite a few new hearts. For instance, these Comet Argent Light Wild Hearts glitter with the icy coldness of a polar night.
And these Vitrail Medium Hearts are a veritable Joseph's coat of colours.
And, of course, the other new-comer to the Swarovski stable - Luminous Green - a rather ethereal and misty shade of green. You could certainly load up on the symbolism with "green hearts" - green for envy ... .
Lots of symbolism potential too in Bermuda Blue hearts. Blue for sad. Or, go with the more upbeat Bermuda angle. "I'm making this Bermuda Blue Necklace to remind myself of my dream to vacation in Bermuda."
Or, you can just revel in how amazingly stunningly gorgeous they are and symbolism be d4mned. ;-)
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