Jewelry Fashion Tips is 5 Years Old!

I actually had to go check my calendar, but yep…it was back on April 8, 2011, I started this blog. How can it be that five years has flown by so quickly? I thought I’d share with you how this blog ever came to be.

jewlery fashion tips
I was dating a professional blogger, and we were driving home from dinner over in Half Moon Bay. This is how the conversation went down:

Him: “I think you should start a jewelry blog. You are so passionate about jewelry, and it would fit in perfectly with your image consulting business.”

Me: “Are you frickin’ crazy?! I have no idea what I’d write about!”

Him: “OK, get out a piece of paper, and start writing down article ideas. Tell me when you get to 50.”

I started jotting down ideas and continued the list when we got back to my apartment. I got to 50 without even really trying too hard. I couldn’t believe I had all these ideas swimming around in my head. Who knew?!

About 30 minutes later he said, “Go to  It’s yours.” I did, and this is what I saw…

How jewelry fashion tips got started
I was shocked, I was excited, and I told him, “I HATE the name! Why can’t I have something cute and catchy?” He explained it was a name which would be searchable online, and he was right. (Damn it! I hate when he’s right.) Organic search is still the #1 way people find my blog.

So now, 5 years later, I still have barely made a dent in my original 50 topic ideas, and I can’t stop writing. Thank you to Jeff, who’s still my bestie and blog master, to the talented people I’ve met in the fascinating world of jewlery, and to you, my fabulous readers. I cannot thank you all enough for your continued support!

Now, time to eat that dee-lish chocolate and coconut cupcake from Kara’s that I purchased to shoot the photo. Cheers! xoxo

22 thoughts on “Jewelry Fashion Tips is 5 Years Old!”

  1. CONGRATULATIONS, DAUGHTER?????. So happy for you and you still have the passion for jewelry and fashion and it’s the reason you’re so successful at both!! And also at being my my wonderful daughter?

      1. Happy Anniversary! Amy I really enjoy your blog. The range of jewelry topics is great and your fashion tips are alway relevant and fun! Yay!!! Cheers to many more!

  2. first, I would love to know if you are still with jeff in a romantic way (I am a closure person). second, I just wanted you to know that I have borrowed some of your ideas and applied them to my jewelry post on instagram so thank you (used my words but your ideas – hope that was ok). and third, would love for you to take a look at some of my designs, see if you can use them in any of your blogs or for you or any other ideas you may have. thank you for your blog!

  3. Happy 5th birthday, Amy! I don’t know how you do it but I’m glad you do! I love the variety of topics you cover and have ordered a ring from one of the artists you featured. Keep up the great work!

      1. I ordered a little cameo ring from Hannah Blount. I made sure to tell her that I heard about her from you!

  4. Congratulations Amy! I really enjoy reading your blog, I always learn something new – one of my favorites has been the sea glass hunting expedition. Keep it up!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Kimberly. That article on sea glassing was most definitely a popular one!

  5. Happy Anniversary!!!
    Love your blog and I always learn something. As for the journeys you take us on, I’m always delighted.
    Another thought…
    You must be more of an infulence than you realize, haven’t seen jewelry judge for awhile.

  6. Happy Anniversary & Congrstulations on your 5th year!

    I enjoy your blog and appreciate all of the effort you put into writing it! I always learn something new.


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