DESIGNER DIARY — Cindy Liebel

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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BEHIND THE SCENES | Holiday Order + Shipping Deadline

BEHIND THE SCENES | Holiday Order + Shipping Deadline

This year we've decided to set our ordering and shipping deadlines back a couple of weeks. With the uncertainty of how this years shipping will be, we're sure there USPS, DHL, UPS and FedEx will be working very hard to meet delivery needs of customers. Our goal here at CLJ is to provide you with an effortless shopping experience without too many headaches. We aim to fabricate your jewelry in a timely manner and with the utmost care and workmanship so you'll receive in time for the holiday season of gift giving. These guidelines will help you plan and place...

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COLLABORATION | Jewelry Inspired by Historical Architecture and Interior Design

COLLABORATION | Jewelry Inspired by Historical Architecture and Interior Design

I was presented with an opportunity to design a jewelry piece inspired by the Heurich House Museum. The collaboration was fun and exciting to be given the opportunity to make something new for such a historical home located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Built 1892 - 1894, the Heurich House Museum is also known as the Christian Heurich Mansion or Brewmaster's Castle, is a Gilded Age mansion in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C. Image from Green Guild Michelin Image courtesy of Heurich House Museum   The Amelia Earrings - named after Christian's second wife - are hand fabricated in recycled...

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CUSTOM COMMISSION | Initial Name Necklace for My Son

CUSTOM COMMISSION | Initial Name Necklace for My Son

I've had a few quarantined commission requests, both from my kids. My son and I had a conversation about the types of metals I use in my designs. It sparked a conversation about the differences between gold fill and solid gold and sterling silver. We also talked a little about costs, types of chains, why, and how metal tarnishes and scale. I enjoyed these conversations with him and proud of him asking these questions before he made a decision on the style and type of necklace he was requesting. Once he understood, he came to me with a sketch of...

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