DESIGNER DIARY

DESIGNER SERIES | New Summer Studs, Melody Collection

DESIGNER SERIES | New Summer Studs, Melody Collection

I don't know about you but I love cranking the music up loud in the car while driving on the highway or some unknown place where there's no traffic. Just driving and jammin' to music, always puts me in a good mood. Evoke feelings of joy today and energize your mood with my new studs for summer and beyond. The Melody Collection emphasizes a trio of lines and continuous loops drawing attention with subtle dramatic twists and turns, giving life to this collection of sculptural stud earrings. Inspired by the rhythm and flow of movement layered with a mix of trance,...

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ORGANIZATION | 15 Ways to Stay Organized While Traveling with Jewelry

ORGANIZATION | 15 Ways to Stay Organized While Traveling with Jewelry

It's that time of year where we all pack our bags and spend most of our time outdoors enjoying life's many adventures with a getaway to the islands, weekends at the beach or road trippin' into the big city for sightseeing. There is so much to see and do with this life, why not bring a few of your favorite CLJ jewelry to take along with you when the occasion fits? Here are a few tips and tricks to staying organized, packing your jewelry for your next getaway this summer. Mint Tins O-rings Craft storage containers Contact lens case Eyeglass case...

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IN YOUR OWN WORDS | A Birthday Story

IN YOUR OWN WORDS | A Birthday Story

Thanks so much for sharing your birthday stories with me. I truly enjoyed reading all of them and appreciate you taking the time to share your memories throughout the month of March. I look forward to sharing more stories with you again soon and hope you will continue sharing, as well. In the meantime, sit back and relax with your favorite beverage and enjoy reading these wonderful memories of celebrations... So many great lessons learned, triumphs, losses and just good fun enjoying life! My best friend moved out of state just before we started high school and for the last 20 years...

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STYLE GUIDE | Top 10 Delicate Hoop Earrings of 2021

STYLE GUIDE | Top 10 Delicate Hoop Earrings of 2021

Last year was a pretty great year for making lots and lots of delicate hoops, 892 to be exact. Each week, I dedicate a block of time over a period of two days to making these delicate structures of wearable art. These hoops are made to order, this not only include online purchases, but also for my retail partners and in-person and virtual events. From sizing, shaping, measuring, filing, hammering, polishing... The joy I find in building all the hoop earrings is quite therapeutic. It's a process I thoroughly enjoy and a nice break away from the soldering bench fabricating pendants,...

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