Working out with friends is awesome. Until they are lifting 435lbs next to your 65, and making you look like a total sissy newb girly pants. #ohtheshame
This is a 14g vertical helix piercing I did yesterday- nothing too crazy, but I just really love the way it looks. This is his only piercing, so it really stands out. It’s awesome when something so basic can still look so unique and unexpected! Onyx cabochon by #anatometal ! #saintsabrinas #safepiercing #appmember #onyx #legitbodyjewelry #helixpiercing #piercing #bodyjewerly
That’s awesome! I’ll look forward to it!!
Technically yes, but you need the proper equipment to do it. Anodizing is just a process that thickens the oxide layer on the surface of the metal you are working with. (This affects how the light reflects on that surface, which leads to the appearance of different colors)
The type of equipment used to polish the surface of body jewelry (part of what makes it safe to wear to begin with!) can be used to polish away that oxide layer, bringing it back to the original ‘silver’ color. At this point, it can be anodized again.
In addition, it can be changed to a different color to a degree-
The anodizing process involves running electricity through an electrolyte bath with the jewelry submerged in the fluid. The voltage used determines the thickness of the oxide layer, and in turn the color. You can make the layer thicker, which means you can go from one color to a ‘higher voltage’ color. But anodizing won’t work in the other direction. You have to polish that layer off for that. Hope that makes sense! :)
I may have gone a little nuts at the expo this year….(totally worth it). My lobes are happy. #safepiercing #app2013 #diabloorganics #mayaorganics #legitbodyjewelry #bodyjewerly
These are a few new designs from some of my favorite small/independent jewelry makers. Turquoise and copper dangles by #inherent, wood plugs by #bishoporganics and trilobite and natural crystal hoops by #scylla. I love ad respect all three of these dudes! <3 #app2013 #safepiercing
Some photos of the bar at Bally’s after the banquet last night! I am on my way to the airport to head home, and I am beside myself. Every year, conference is the most terrifying and stressful thing I must endure, while simultaneously the most reviving. The overwhelming sense of love and community in my industry is humbling, and powerful. This year I felt that more than ever before, and I am grateful. As our industry grows, we also say goodbye to people who have passed, and left us forever changed. I hope everyone will be able to leave this week feeling this as well, and be better for it. Love you all <3. #safepiercing #app2013
Super fancy for banquet- and very cheery about my brilliant new earrings from #Diabloorganics ! #safepiercing #app2013
If you are ever in the Minneapolis area let me know for sure! We’ll make it happen! :)
Grabbed some quick pics of a few of my fav new pieces at the APP jewelry expo. Swoooon! #oracle #buddah #tawapa #mayaorganics #safepiercing #app2013 !!!