Summertime, and the first thing most people think of is…let’s go to the beach, where the breezes blow and the water refreshes! Well, here in the mountains, it’s not quite as accessible, but I have tons of inspiration in seashells. I’m thinking paua/abalone, pearls, mother of pearl and coral. I can just hear the waves crashing on the beach now… [Read more…]
Hear the word fossil, and most people go directly to thinking about dinosaurs, arid dusty sites crawling with paleontologists, and perhaps even Jurassic Park comes to mind.
Jackie Kennedy once said, “Pearls are always appropriate”, and I couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re going to a fancy event or heading out in your jeans, pearls fill the bill. Since pearls are June’s birthstone, guess what we’re talking about? Umm….pearls!
While April showers were pretty scarce here in North Carolina, the flowers have obliged us anyway and Spring has sprung! This month’s blog celebrates Spring and all the greenery and florals that it has to offer. Come, take a walk in my garden! [Read more…]
Every year, Pantone makes a color selection that becomes prevalent in the fashion industry and throughout our world. “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” (Pantone.com)
And the color chosen for 2016 is…
I know it’s only March, but wedding season is upon us (heck, wedding season is year-round if truth be told). Accessorizing for the bridal party can often be a source of stress for the brides, but for me, it can be the source of my inspiration. Most brides are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces that speak to their individual style and I know I can create that unique piece that can not only be worn on the special day, but also for years afterwards. [Read more…]
While some people say Valentine’s Day is a Christian holiday, others say it has pagan background. Regardless of its origins, Valentine’s Day represents romance, and what symbolizes love more than a heart? Nothing, I say.
The process between vision and actual execution can be challenging. [Read more…]
The holidays are upon us…the season of giving (and receiving) are in full swing. This is the time of year we get to dress up a little, get out and socialize, and be with the friends and family that we most love to be with. Let’s explore the pieces that will let you dazzle those around you! (Click on any picture for more details).
Now that Summer is gone, gone, gone, and the oranges and reds of October have peaked and we will soon be left with browns and golds to remind us that Autumn is really here. I thought I’d visit with the browns and golds in gemstones and metals. I think it’s fun to find out the backstory for some of my favorite materials…come join me. [Read more…]