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I knew it was love when… Jewelry Contest

February 12, 2012

*It's love* necklace

Hello Luvahs!

I thought it would be fun fun fun for all to have a jewelry giveaway using my new and sparkly Pinterest boards as a backdrop. Pinterest is sort of a very cool virtual pinboard that you can share with the masses.

Here’s what I’m gonna do.

1. First click on this to follow my boards on Pinterest. To do that you click the big red follow button under my profile picture.

2. Then go to my Jewelry pinboard.

3. Leave your answer to ” I knew it was love when…” in the comment section of any piece of jewelry on the board. It can be romantic, funny, creative… and you can answer it as many times as you like on as many pieces you want. You can talk about love for a person, thing, idea.. be creative.

4. IMPORTANT Then re-pin the piece (s) to one of your OWN pin boards. That’s right, I am outing all of the romantic people. : )I will be able to see all of this LOVE LOVE LOVELY activity on my activity report thingy and I’m hoping everybody will have a great time doing it. Maybe even be inspired. Maybe even fall in love. LOL. Feel free to comment on other people’s comments. This could potentially be hilarious, just think about it…

THE WINNER WOOOO HOOOO! will get a Gift Certificate to use on anything in my store for $75. I’ll announce the winner Tuesday morning, on Valentine’s day, of course!!!

Please ask me any questions in the comment section here. Or you can tweet me at @sueanneshirzay on twitter. 

I look forward to reading your amazing thoughts on LOVE!


How to say “I Love You” in zero words or less.

February 6, 2011

Here I go again, writing a mushy Valentine’s Day post.

Being in a business that is closely related to passion, love, emotions and romance, (that would be jewelry and media, for those of you who are just tuning in) it’s really a wonder I ONLY do it once a year. But that gives me the rest of the year to think about it. I think about it pretty much every day.

Smoochy Woochy Necklace

To some, Valentine’s Day is just an overhyped capitalist plot to sell jewelry, chocolate, flowers, and really expensive dinner reservations where they sadistically limit the menu at your favorite place. To me, that’s a sad and jaded way to look at the day.

Think back. Remember when you were a little kid and you used to get valentines from your friends and parents? Wasn’t that fun? Sweet? And what about the first piece of jewelry you gave a girl or received from a boy. Why doesn’t Cracker Jack make good free prizes anymore, while I’m on that topic?

But I digress.

Remember the first love letter you received?  For me it was a long letter folded up in the shape of a football and slipped into my locker in high school. The guy who wrote it was afraid to tell me to my face that he was completely smitten. I got a few of those letters before I figured out who it was. He was just a friend. “Of course.” But I was touched.

Remember the first love letter you wrote? It was easy, wasn’t it. When is the last time you wrote one? Try it.

"Naples" earrings

This Valentine’s Day,  do something for somebody you care about. This may mean doing some laundry. Washing a dish. Telling somebody they are everything you have ever wanted and why. Having sex. For those of you who say sex has nothing to do with love, shame on you. Sex is intimacy, and intimacy is love. If she loves jewelry, great, give a personalized piece, like the pieces I make. Not something that was made by a machine. If they love sports or the theater, fork over tickets and suffer through it, even if you don’t particularly like it. Books are great gifts for people who actually take the time to read. Flowers are awesome. I have nothing against chocolate, personally.

Don’t limit celebrating the day just to your significant other, either. Is there anybody out there who doesn’t want to feel loved? Take the time to tell the important people in your life that they matter to you and you appreciate them.

No matter what little gift you choose to give the one you love, whether it be tangible or just an act of kindness, accompany it with a few words written down to commemorate that day and your feelings. Words are the best gift when accompanied by actions.

Happy Valentine’s Day. I appreciate you.

Why Jewelry is Sexy

February 12, 2010

Can it be helped? Jewelry is sexy. People who wear it are sexy. I’m in a sexy business. It’s a great place for a hopeless freakin’ romantic to be. Ha.

There’s a saying “Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it”. The same applies for jewelry.

Sexy, how, you ask?

Gisele Earrings


Think back, boys… That flash of silver on the curve of her neck when you kissed it. The flutter of an eyelash atop her beautiful eyes. The earrings that brought out the color of those eyes and rustled as she let you whisper in her ear “I love you” for the first time, while you tried to decipher if her eyes were really more of a blue or green, brown or hazel.

The pretty jewels that sparkled and drew you in as you looked…there… hoping she didn’t notice, because you just couldn’t help yourself. This is why jewelry is sexy. This is why men don’t buy jewelry for a woman they’re seeing unless they think she is “IT” all caps, exclamation point, hot, hot, hot personified. Because they know once they do that…they’re making a statement. All they see is you. All they want to see is you. And you are more than enough.

As a jewelry designer, I don’t just make jewelry, I make love happen. Passion, excitement, attraction. Hey- somebody’s got to do it. And it’s a fun job. My full line can be found online at

Ladies, I always say I want the beauty of a woman to be seen first before any piece I may design.  The  jewelry is only to accentuate the individuality of every woman. That’s why I love making custom pieces. Working with color and texture fascinates me. Simple, sensual, beautiful stones. I never make anything that’s overwhelming. Many of my pieces can be grouped together and layered.

Stephanie Mystic Blue Topaz Earrings


When you receive a gift of jewelry from a man it’s him saying “I want you, I love you, and that won’t go away anytime soon”. When you purchase it for yourself, it’s you saying “Look out, world, here I am. I look fantastic. Make way. I take no prisoners.”

It’s fun hearing stories about what happened to women when they were wearing something I created. People tell me how they met their new boyfriend, or better yet…married their husband… while wearing my jewelry. They got the job they really wanted. They got compliments all day. They tell me I must have put some kind of spell on the jewelry, because they met someone special the first time they put it on. Some people think that because I touched it they get my good vibes. I don’t know if any of that is true, it sounds silly, but it makes me happy to make them happy. What I really think is when you look good, you feel good. And good things happen.

Of course, I also hear stories of how the very interesting ways the jewelry, can, ahem, can get broken.  I have a “no questions asked” repair policy. Most of all I hear…”Sueanne…He really loves your jewelry on me”. “No”, I say, “It is you he loves”. The jewelry is just a sweet frosting on a delicious cake. And that is you. A beautiful woman, inside and out.

I wish you a happy, happy, sexy Valentine’s Day.

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