March 23, 2010

Lovelies for the Lovely

Here is a super special, delightfully sensuous, deliciously colorful and lush necklace for a marvelously talented lady!  It was a fun custom order with phenomenal stones: London blue topaz, pink topaz, royal amethyst, citrine, and watermelon tourmaline! Who can ask for anything better!  

March 10, 2010

On the Menu ...

keshi pearls, turquoise, rubies, coral, rhodolite garnet, Brazilian apatite, cape amethyst, lemon topaz, chrysoprase, kyanite, abalone shell and so much more in the shop tonight

to be continued ...

March 3, 2010

… and thus “Rules were Meant to Be Broken” was born

You might be wondering, "What is the meaning behind the title of her blog?".  I thought I should explain. I love, love color!!! Deep, bold, saturated pigments delight my soul. The more color, the better. My philosophy is simple – there is not a color I cannot bring to life!

As my best friend often says, “On paper if you write it out line by line it makes no sense:

½ strand of neon blue apatite
½ strand acidic salmon coral
3 feet of warm gold chain
30 sterling silver disco balls
1 beautiful pearlescent cream stick pearl
and a pinch of headpins

Give that recipe to another designer and they wouldn't  know what to do with it.  But you take all of these mismatched ragamuffin ingredients and a four-star soufflĂ© comes out.! You create like you believe that rules were meant to be broken!”

… and thus “Rules were Meant to Be Broken” was born.

What color delights your soul?

March 1, 2010

It rained rabbits that day …


A few days ago after a hailstorm, yes you heard me correctly - a hailstorm in sunny California, a friend and I went to the beach - my favorite place of refuge and respite. As we strolled through the sandy path, breaking the waves with our feet and breathing in the salty air, I began to notice the oddest things.  The storm showered this little oasis with mounds of driftwood and the most wondrous discoveries were coming to light: a rather abstract and pompous looking sculpture, which my friend desperately wanted to drag back to her garden.  It was a no go from the start, since the thing weighed a ton – literally!


A melancholy giraffe stretched out on the sand.


And, I found not one, not two, but three rabbits!  I happen to have been born in the year of the rabbit, I drive a VW Rabbit, I drive like a jackrabbit (as many of my friends like to point out) and ever since I was little, my mom has lovingly called me her little rabbit. Undoubtedly the ocean was speaking to me; and I answered.




The outing was just what I needed.  It gave me lots of creative ideas. I ran home and sketched, sawed, hammered, but you will have to be patient and wait to see what creations were born that day...

In the meantime, do you see what I see?