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A Rugged Way Of Life (De-Iconifying The Traditional)

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A Rugged Way Of Life (De-Iconifying The Traditional)

Rules are meant to be amended, and norms are changing everyday. When it comes to style as a means of self-expression, there is no wrong or right. It is only to be asked, “What is real and authentic to (you) the individual?”

In my latest bursts of creativity, I have felt compelled to design with the down to earth and lovers of life in mind. Maybe it is a reflection of my truest self, sort of a quest to get back to the basics of quality day to day living.

This is what de-iconifying the traditional is all about. The traditional approach to life and fashion etc just doesn’t work for everyone. Whether it is affordability, restrictiveness, limited practicability, or just plain boredom, we each deserve alternatives.

Some of my latest pieces of jewelry include alternative wedding rings and engagement bands, rugged style wrist cuffs and even bracers to name a few. Feel free to check out some of my newest designs by clicking the photo.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post 😉

Until next time,

CJ from The Lift Jewelry Shop

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KEEP NO SECRETS, TELL NO LIES . . .

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KEEP NO SECRETS, TELL NO LIES . . .

This is the latest piece that just left my bench. It is pure copper that I have cut, stamped, hammered and sealed. CLICK PHOTO for more details.

AS A MAN THINKETH . . .

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You’ve heard the old adage, ‘AS A MAN THINKETH,  SO IS HE’ ?  Turns out that there is much truth to the statement. The current trends of the new age era emphasizes positive thinking, affirmations and declarations as a way of life, and in many ways, there is a lot of validity.

Think about it. How many times have you thought about someone out of concern, and then the phone rings and it’s them? Or thought to yourself, ‘today is gonna be a good day’ and magically, it was a fantastic day? Perception is everything, and what we think about our selves and the world around us has major impact as to how others both see and treat us as well.

For example, it’s hard to be angry and still smile. Most angry people express their anger by frowning up. The return response usually is that a person will see the frown on our face and try to avoid us.  Our simple facial expression based on a personal emotion can become a roadblock  to us making a very important connection in our lives.

In a day like today where stress levels are at an all time high, a time when many people are facing uncertainty from day to day, positiveness, goodness and encouraging thoughts are more valuable than ever. I try to keep a few  in my pocket at all times ;-D

By the way, if you are interested in having  this powerful expression available to you for daily wear, feel free to check it out at the link below.

Until next time, chow and Tis the Season . . . :=D

P1090418

http://www.etsy.com/listing/118584511/aluminum-cliche-handstamped-cuff-ring-as