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I’d rather be a dreamer

Well……I am sitting in the shop today preparing for the Christmas season and gearing up to make sure that we have plenty of thoughtful timeless baubles to fill stockings and boxes with little red bows.  I have been so grateful…really, I thank God every day that I have the know how, care, and kind folks to share my gifts with.  I thank him for how my path ended up landing me in the middle of what can only be described as divine.

My dear sweet friend Natalie Hemby, whom I was blessed to have my first cut (Dont Rush Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill) and whom you know as the talented writer of the songs you love to sing to….White Liar, Pontoon, Tornado, Drinks after work…..just to start, asked me to be her date to the fabulous BMI awards. What could a girl do but get dolled up (thank you to Kyah Hillis for loaning me a dress after my last minute shopping frenzy turned up nothing, not even a gunny sack)?  We made our way through a room decorated by your favorite country artists, songwriters, label heads, publishers. I met so many sweet people who were Giador fans from afar, having admired their friends pieces long before our encounter, and was blessed.  I watched my friend get her well deserved awards, visited and made new friends, and hugged old pals that welcomed me into this exclusive and elusive industry over 10 years ago, and was blessed.  THEN IT HAPPENED…………..I saw him from across the room, black stetson, smile for days, and all I could say was …..”Natalie, I am really sorry but I am definitely going to embarrass you tonight when I tackle my love from the age of 7……..GEORGE STRAIT!!!!!”  What does this have to do with jewelry?????????  Absolutely nothing and EVERYTHING at the same time.  My deep seeded love for the king of country took away all reason carried me across the room to my sweet George, I half expected to get stopped by an entourage as he was just within reach.  I crouched down and put my hand on his shoulder……………I told him how he was my first “fan” experience, my first concert, the soundtrack to my hours of coloring in my room and my karaoke as I sang every word to every song playing from the grey tape player I got for Christmas.  I thanked him, how does that even seem appropriate, and yet I did…I thanked him for all he has done for so long.  I thanked him for singing the songs that made me stop and admire them line by line.  I told him I had been blessed by my first cut this year…..and how surreal it was to be right where I was sitting crouched at the feet of the man that made me sing along……and I….WAS…..BLESSED!!!!

My thoughts at the end of the night, were very simple…….”I wonder if these people know just how blessed they are to be a part of the magic that is music?”.  What does it have to do with jewelry, the bauble room?  From My first talent show standing on a stage singing My Favorite Things to a little shop in Edgehill Village……..I am blessed to have it all……the business that keeps me humble, moving, caring, creating, dreaming……the music that keeps me young, sparkly, hungry, inspired, dreaming!  I am not one or the other…..I am many things and I am blessed just to be.  Thank you, all of you that let me share my songs, my jewels, my stories, my story and fingerprints.  It is me…..Giador….Music….

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Go Native

photo-1When people look at me, they rarely say to themselves…..”I bet she sells high end jewelry”.  They don’t prey on me and plan out their robbery attempt as they watch the often disheveled girl in workout clothes (yes I am guilty) or on a good day patterned skinnies with my favorite open back nude suede zip boot.  No, no….I am not dripping with diamonds, nor constantly talking about the fancy shmancy world that somehow my world part time revolves around.  Still yet……I am a huge lover and fan of jewelry.  Most days you will see me sporting my delicate eternity cross chain, a plain thin antiqued satin wedding band OR on a good day the big baby that is a wall of rose cuts and mine cuts, and MOST days with MOST outfits you will find dangling from my wrist my favorite baubles, my great grandmothers sterling silver hand engraved bangles and the perfect turquoise cuff.  I remember finding them, after having seen them many times in past but lacking the knowledge to appreciate and adore, in an old potato chip decanter full of old costume pieces.  I haven’t taken them off since that day.  Why am I telling you this???  Because I have scored some of the most fantastic antique extraordinary quality signed zuni and navajo turquoise and silver cuffs, rings, bolos, necklaces, and a belt buckle!

I tell clients that I am the dreamer’s jeweler….I am creating a brand that nurtures and teaches a love for all things finely made….not all things covered in diamonds or all things costly.  I want to offer each client my passion, authentic excitable, ever growing passion!!!! Fall in love with jewelry.

Please enjoy the slideshow below showcasing my favorites of the pieces we have for adoption right now.  Please feel free to share this blog with your friends.  I desperately want all of these pieces to go to kind, cool, grateful homes 😉

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Mama’s jewelry box and coming full circle

How could I have known that all the pilfering I did in my mother’s jewelry box would have led me here? Or that a bible study with a mish-mash of wonderful women five years ago would have led me to Lindsay? Well, both happened, and here I am. Grappling with, and loving, the new world of jewelry opening before me.

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babies, fingerprints, change….goood!

First of all, figurative babies……I am still building an empire here!!  Three and a half years ago when I put one foot in front of the other and started Giador, I could never have known how scary and beautiful it would be to watch the birth and go through every single growing step.  There are days that I stop for 1 second too long and think…….”oh crap, where am I and how did I get here??”.  Then, I usually go for a run to calm my crazies and I breath and am reminded…..”so far so good.

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Oh me oh my, time…how fast you fly!

 

My sincerest apologies for being a bit behind lately!  To be quite honest, I consider it quite the beautiful thing when the usual “slow time” in your industry happens to be your busiest!

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