DESIGNER DIARY

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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STYLE GUIDE | Holiday Gift Guides

STYLE GUIDE | Holiday Gift Guides

It's time for us to celebrate comfort, love and adventure this holiday season. This years holiday gift guide is here to help you have a stress-free shopping experience in finding the perfect jewelry gifts for your loved ones and yourself! Shopping for jewelry is so personal and with so many styles to choose from, this year, I hope to make it easier for when you're ready to gift that special someone or treating yourself to something you've been eyeing all year long. Are you looking for the perfect pair of earrings to spruce up your outfit or sizing the right statement...

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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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