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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tweet As I mentioned, the Women’s Jewelry Association Gala took place Monday night at Pier 60 in New York. The WJA describes itself as “a networking organization dedicated to enriching and advancing the professional lives of the women in the jewelry and watch industries.” I call it a great opportunity for me to meet up […]

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tweet My Chicken on Nest necklace has been Jewel of the Month before. You might remember the smaller-than-a-dime, sterling-silver chicken … … that opened up to reveal three gold-plated eggs. If you’ve always wondered, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I have the answer. My egg locket came first, inspired by a work […]

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tweet Today, Eryn and I showed FitzRoy my sterling-silver SRSLY? necklace. “Bat it with your paw if you think this necklace is awesome,” we said. We passed the inspection and can now brag that this necklace has been certified awesome by a cat. You know a cat like this wouldn’t steer you wrong. Follow FitzRoy […]

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tweet Gorgeous singer/songerwriter Skylar Grey is wearing the double-ax necklace I made for her on the cover of an upcoming issue of Inked Magazine! Notice that Skylar now has a double-ax neck tattoo as well? The axes were part of the logo for her 2013 Don’t Look Down album, hence the design’s importance to her. […]

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tweet I need to thank my gorgeous online friend Marguerite for pointing out the Instagram from Jill Abramson‘s daughter, Cornelia. “Mom’s badass new hobby,” Cornelia wrote as a caption on a picture of Jill in boxing gloves, using the hashtags #girls and #pushy. This Instagram is giving me life! It also made me finalize the […]

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tweet I’ve loved singer Kelis ever since she appeared on the scene in 1999 with her debut single, “Caught Out There.”  The song’s “Augggggh! I hate you so much right now!” line — aimed at a cheating man — and Kelis’s rainbow hair in the video always screamed “Badass!” to me. Because of Kelis’s badass […]

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tweet Thanks to gorgeous blogger Vyque of Fasshonaburu for directing my attention to Rihanna’s dark green lipstick at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday. Vyque knows about my recent passion for crazy-colored lipstick. I loved Rihanna’s look from head to toe. I haven’t read anything yet about what brand the lipstick was, but if you […]

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tweet It’s Earth Day today! In honor of the occasion — and ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8 — the Los Angeles Times did a feature on jewelry inspired by sea life. My 18K yellow gold turtle locket is included! I’m amused that I’m called an Angeleno in that caption. People who see […]

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tweet In the beginning, there were emoji earrings … and earrings that should be emojis. Then there were customers who didn’t have pierced ears and needed their emojis in necklace form. Now, thanks to a request from gorgeous customer Cara, there are emoji rings. Cara asked for two: the peace sign … … and the […]

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tweet I love doing custom work for gorgeous clients. My policy is that if you can describe it and pay for it, I can make it! I did two custom necklaces recently. The first one was for a gentleman who wanted to get his entrepreneurial daughter a necklace that featured the name of her start-up […]

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