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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tweet I usually feature my newest design as the Jewel of the Month, but for March, I was inspired to take another look at an old favorite. After struggling home through snow and sleet this evening, I was happy to throw myself into FitzRoy the cat’s favorite chair and watch a Buffy the Vampire Slayer […]

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Tweet Last year, a British singer named Moko caught my eye as well as my ear when she put out an EP (her second) called Gold. Can you blame me? Look at this woman! I’m obsessed with her look. Talk about a signature hair style! Moko’s got substance as well as style. In 2013, she […]

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Tweet Actor Leonard Nimoy — best known for playing ultra-logical Vulcan Mr. Spock in the Star Trek television show and movies — died today of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 83. Nimoy was much more than Spock, of course. He was a Renaissance man who wrote books; directed television shows and movies; spoofed himself […]

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Tweet I’m continuing to make a series of cabochon birthstone studs that you can wear alone or with my FitzRoy the cat earring jackets. Here’s a close look at a single FitzRoy with January’s birthstone, garnet. February’s birthstone is amethyst and I’ve got one pair of amethyst studs available for any end-of-the-month birthday celebrations. Amethyst […]

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tweet I really need to get back to writing my history-inspired posts! Here’s a throwback one in honor of the Chinese New Year. One of my favorite badass royal ladies was Empress Wu, as she’s known now. When she ruled China in the 7th century, she used the name Emperor Shensheng (spelling may vary), making […]

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Tweet I was inspired this week to take a little video of two of my mechanical jewelry designs. The first is the Sophie twisting heart necklace, which I wrote about recently. When I was working on that post, I didn’t have the extra pair of hands required to record video, but a few days ago […]

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tweet My Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring was inspired by novelist and journalist Jack London (1876 – 1916). As a child, I was a huge fan of London’s dog/wolf novels, The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but I was blissfully unaware of his fictionalized “alcoholic memoirs,” John Barleycorn. The first-known reference […]

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tweet This is certainly my week for international recognition! First, my Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring was on the cover of Jewellery News Asia. Now, two of my designs are in K-Note, a Turkish magazine that goes to luxury car customers. Hopefully, those readers are luxury jewelry customers too. The pieces are part […]

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tweet I’m so honored that my award-winning Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring made the cover of the January issue of Jewellery News Asia! Thanks to JNA editor Marie Feliciano for sending me the cover image; the ring looks fabulous with those background colors. There is also a blurb about the ring on the […]

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Tweet Now that we’ve all gone back to work, I feel like we should be talking only about 2015 … but I have to take one final look back at last year. Thanks bunches to  gorgeous Anahita Moussavian of the New York Post, who included my hashtag stud earrings in her list of top 10 […]

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