DESIGNER DIARY

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...

Read more →


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....

Read more →


CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH |  Black Owned Businesses to Support

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH | Black Owned Businesses to Support

My heart was singing when I heard the house passed the bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday! There are so many ways you can celebrate Juneteenth National Freedom Day, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. One of those ways is through education, visit Juneteenth.com to learn more about the history behind new federal holiday. Attending public festivals events, musical performances, partaking in food symbolic in African American culture, displaying the Juneteenth flag, and of course, supporting black-owned businesses. Here are nine businesses I'm thrilled to share with you today to support this Juneteenth holiday and really any time of day for...

Read more →


STYLE GUIDE | Earring Styles to Flatter Your Face Shape

STYLE GUIDE | Earring Styles to Flatter Your Face Shape

Do you know your face shape and what earring style is most flattering? Let's face it, selecting the right earring style that compliments your face shape isn't always easy. There are so many earring designs to love and depending on how short or long your face is or how your ear lobes display your earrings, choosing the right style flattering to you can be challenging. There are many variables that come with designing jewelry when creating earrings, from the size in width and length to how dainty and large to light and heavy, and how the jewelry rests on the...

Read more →