Mom’s Last Words: Jewelry as a Living Legacy

How much of love is served by memory? I bet you all remember your first kiss – maybe even what your beloved was wearing when you met. My parents were married 57 years.  It wasn’t a “they lived happily ever after” marriage – it was a deep, character building...

The Sobering Story of Amethyst and Bacchus

In Greek mythology, Bacchus is the God of agriculture and wine, with particular focus on fertility, ecstasy and festivity. Bacchanalia festivals were frenzied, indulgent wine-soaked events. One day, the fair maiden Amethystos crossed the path of Bacchus and refused...

Mega Earring Looks from a Few Strategic Pieces

The venue was a relaxed, Bohemian cafe, and I was so excited to meet my friend and client, Lisa, to deliver the custom design ring we created….outside with masks….. 🙂 Lisa lives in Brussels.  Her finished ring lay patiently in my safe while Lisa waited for...

Light Beams from “The Morning After”

Today, the morning after, I walked to work letting my mind go roaming off leash. I decided to wear my “happy” red shoes as an antidote to abundant gray. Watching them pace the ground, I thought of our national feeling as that we’re not walking on...

Changing Styles with the Seasons

My friend & client Carolyn inspires me with her combinations of colored gem jewelry and clothing colors. We could all learn a thing or two from her. Below, she starts with two different bead necklaces…one overtly pastel typically associated with...

The Bitch is Back

Do you like surprises or pranks? I sure do and think of them as an alternative “I Love You” to my dear ones. To surprise my oldest last Sunday evening as she arrived home after weeks away, I turned all the house lights off. The TV could be seen from the entry way, and...

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