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Lucky Clovers

About a year ago, I was inspired to design a clover necklace. I love the simple outline of the clover. It's a happy shape, like the signature flower.  The current trend of light wrap around chokers and lariats added to my idea of making this necklace super simple and using leather, to make it not expensive. I wanted it to feel good, have weight and be easy to wear. Because it had to be sturdy, I took a step away from delicate gold, though I did a small one in gold too, and used a heavy gauge tarnish free wire. This necklace turned out to be one of my favorite designs. I wear it often myself. It's a classic design that allows for...

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Happy photo shoot - New headbands!

What is it about girls approaching tween-hood? They want so much to be mature, but that adorable baby-ness is still present in the best way (don't tell them I said that). These two glamour girls were beyond thrilled to model the new head band collection "professionally" and they did an amazing job. They chose the wardrobe (dresses hand picked at the local thrift store in Katonah, NY) and did their own hair and make-up. Genuine girl-ness swells through every photo from this day. They are great friends, they had so much fun, and they are so cute, I can't... And it's not just because they are mine (well one is mine and one is a dear friends, so same thing) but because this time between...

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Pretty Good, Tiffany & Co!

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Or sparkly gowns and junior mints, rather. The 2017 Oscars didn't disappoint. Glamour, goosebumps, giggles and gasps. I only saw one of the movies nominated, but it won best picture so I guess I chose well. Seriously, go see Moonlight if you haven't. Amazing. Of course, one my favorite parts of awards shows is always the jewelry. So, can we talk about Tiffany's? I was blown away. Twice. First Jessica Biel. This is one moment where maybe I will admit that she is worthy of my super crush, Justin.   Embed from Getty Images   Seriously, how cute is he? My heart! But that necklace wins. the. show. I was not expecting it to be by Tiffany &...

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Pretty Vintage

Flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales... these are a few of my favorite things.  What I look for first is rings. Big, fancy, costume, vintage rings, LOVE!! I've always been obsessed with vintage and antique jewelry. Maybe it had something to do with my grandmother. She was one of those old ladies who wore all her jewelry all the time. Maybe for fear of missing the chance? Grandma's hands and wrists were forever dripping with sparkly goodies. Not necessarily beautiful (chuckle), but gold and sparkly. One of my most prized possessions is a ring she gave me in her last years. We were out to dinner with my mom. My grandma had a ring on every finger. "Why do you have to...

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Pretty Happy New Year!

Well, 2016 wasn't perfect. 2017 won't be either. But I'm all about not perfect. The most perfect example of non perfect perfection is nature. So come with me on a walk in the woods to lovingly say goodbye to last year and put a positive spin on the year to come. First, reflection. Take a look at your 2016. I dare you to think of three things that you did in 2016 that were super cool, changed your life, or brought you some happiness. Go. How about revelations? Today I climbed this mountain for the first time and discovered that at the top there was actually no vista. But the woods were so lovely during the climb that it made me...

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