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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Admittedly, I’m biased, but I think I have the best Easter egg evah (apologies to Faberge and the Russian royal family, but mine is wearable). My egg locket is made out of 18K yellow gold and it has a surprise inside. Look at the silver hen with her diamond eye! But why stop with one […]

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Friday, March 25, 2016

It’s time for the Easter bunny to bring me some delicious Cadbury Creme Eggs … in other words, I better get over to the drugstore and get myself some before they’re all gone. Something else that’s almost all gone: my silver bunny stud earrings. I have one pair left for immediate delivery. Click the photo […]

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

I hated the color green for a long time. I wouldn’t consider wearing green clothes. Then, suddenly, something changed and I loved green. That might be due to Zang Toi, who got me into this gown for the 2006 Oscars. I suspect I couldn’t resist the matching peacock-feather fan. Once I committed to green, I […]

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My jewelry line is closely connected with my interest in bad-ass historical women. One of the earliest designs I did was my Gloriana necklace, inspired by Elizabeth I. There are so many things I love about Elizabeth I.  I included a couple of my favorite stories in this post from 2007. Check it out. CLICK […]

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you don’t have a Valentine, maybe you can be mine. I’m not shy about saying it: I’m your No. 1 fan!   The final entry for my Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day countdown is my brand-new emoji-inspired earring.   I decided to improve upon the standard pointing finger emoji … … and turn it […]

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

I’ve been excited about rubies for my Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day countdown, so here are some more rubies with a punk twist. Proving Valentine’s Day red doesn’t have to be all hearts are these ruby-eyed skull earrings. There’s a matching necklace … … and a ring. For those with an unlimited budget, I’d recommend a different […]

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Friday, February 12, 2016

The Vampire Diana heart ring has been a Jewel of the Month before, but I’ve got to revisit it for this Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day countdown. My Vampire Diana designs — hearts with stakes through them — were inspired by my favorite bloodsucker, Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I started out with a silver ring […]

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Here’s a jewelry design for Throwback Thursday that’s also ruby-red for Valentine’s Day: my Lady Jane necklace. The true story of Lady Jane Grey — the “Nine Day Queen” of Tudor times — inspired me to create this teardrop-shaped pendant in 2008. It was made from two pieces of custom-cut rock crystal, loose rubies, and […]

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For today’s anti-Valentine’s Day choice, I’ve got a classic mismatched earring pair. “Screw U” comes in silver … … and 18K yellow gold. If you’re in one of those “it’s complicated” relationships that has a lot of ups and downs, you can get the single heart earring as well. That way you’re prepared for the […]

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Monday, February 8, 2016

I’m definitely NOT feeling the love today, which is good, because it’s time for an anti-Valentine’s Day choice for my Valentine’s Day/anti-Valentine’s Day jewelry gift-guide countdown. I’ve got a few suggestions today, starting with my GTFOH necklace. GTFOH is what I thought when someone pointed out this Louis Vuitton hashtag earring to me last night. […]

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