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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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STYLE GUIDE | NEW Titanium Hoops!

STYLE GUIDE | NEW Titanium Hoops!

Do you have sensitive ears to the point where even precious metal is not friendly to your skin? It's amazing to me how our body chemistry reacts to metal types in various ways. My daughter has learned that buying jewelry not made with precious metals turns her skin green. As much as I have loved designing and creating with copper and brass/bronze in the past, I am unable to wear base metal jewelry myself. It doesn't take long for my skin to react the the various metal properties. The last year and a half, I've received many requests for Titanium...

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STYLE GUIDE | The Multifaceted Design of the Maya Ring

STYLE GUIDE | The Multifaceted Design of the Maya Ring

Let's talk about the Maya Ring... Maya has been around for quite some time now, gracing many of your ring collections. I dreamed up this design in a way to create a classic wrap-around band that is functional, comfortably easy to wear, and worn in several different ways. At the time, I was into the teardrop shape, inspired by one of my older collections called the Dotted Dewdrop. I wanted to build onto the collection a series of rings one of them being the Maya Ring. In the spring of 2016, I introduced her online and at in-person art shows....

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PRESS | CLJ Featured in NOVA Magazine's March Issue, Shape-Shifter

PRESS | CLJ Featured in NOVA Magazine's March Issue, Shape-Shifter

On newsstands now... The 2020 March issue of Northern Virginia Magazine has an article featuring CLJ's new Axiom spring additionsand I couldn't be more excited! NOVA Magazine styled the new collection perfectly, too. Have you picked up a copy of it yet?Here's a little peek inside. Shop the new Spring 2020 Axiom Gemstone additions here.   Photo Credits: Northern Virginia MagazineEditorial Article Credits: Jess Feldman for Northern Virginia MagazineJoin My Mailing ListConnect with Me: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Shop Cindy Liebel Jewelry

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