Tag Archives: Celtic

E is for Earrings (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)

by Lillian Csernica on April 6, 2017


Earrings are by far my favorite form of jewelry. I like to make them and  I love to wear them. It took a real effort to settle on just a few fabulous Art Nouveau sets to display here!



Yes, these are indeed jellyfish!

Plique-a-jour enamel, drop-shaped opals, set in gold. Designer Georges Fouquet


Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry

Sterling silver Celtic teardrop earrings.



Peacock blue opals, diamonds, and sapphires set in gold.



Enamel and pearl pendant earrings.



Moonstones, sapphires, and diamonds set in gold.

Handcrafted in rose and green 14k gold and set with round and drop shaped sparkling golden green Uralian chrysolites.



Filed under Art Nouveau, artists, Blog challenges, creativity, fantasy, history, nature

The Silver Marriage Medal

by Lillian Csernica on July 12, 2013

Busy week here.  Wednesday was my 25th Wedding Anniversary.  It’s staggering to think that much time has passed, more than half of my life.

Chris took the day off work and we spent it doing all kinds of things.  The Winchester Mystery House is every bit as grand and strange as the ads claim.  I don’t think it’s haunted, but I admit I wouldn’t want to go wandering around the place at night.  And I won’t take the basement tour, not even in broad daylight.  Hey, I write horror.  I’d scare myself silly and I know it.

In commemoration of this marital milestone, Chris gave me a sterling silver Celtic knotwork cuff bracelet.  My wedding rings are Celtic knotwork, and on my other ring finger I wear a Celtic knotwork dragon.  The first gift Chris ever gave me was sterling silver Celtic knotwork jewelry.  (Yes, it’s easy for me to accessorize!)

The big surprise was the place where Chris had made our dinner reservations.  He wouldn’t tell me the location, but I did insist on knowing how to dress.  As we pulled up to the parking structure beside the building where the restaurant sits on the top floor, I saw a sign I haven’t seen in twenty-five years.  Chris had brought us to the very fancy restaurant where we went on our first date.  Now that’s style.

I was really impressed.  Chris worked so hard to make the day so special.


Filed under Family, fantasy, Horror, Uncategorized, Writing