When it comes to jewelry organization and being a jeweler, the common question I am asked most often is how I store or keep my jewelry. Frankly, outside of being the creative designer and maker of carefully carved and crafted porcelain and stone jewelry, I really have a minimalist approach to my favorite... (read more)
It's a common question I get at shows as I travel from San Francisco, Seattle, to locations like Atlanta, Baltimore, and even here in Boston: what are they for? This question is always asked while folks are lovingly holding my sweet, little bud vases. I can tell you what I use them for and then let you decide if you have other clever uses for them... (read more)
I'm writing from the beautiful jewelry studio of my friend Emily Shaffer here in Maine. I first met Emily when we were both doing ArtRider shows in the greater New York City area. We probably met at Lyndhurst, if not Rhinebeck, NY? Her work is so architectural and elegant with a modern, clean vibe that it's hard not to want to touch her pieces and try them on and keep them forever. The nice thing is she works with a lot of Argentium Silver, which is a nice material that is nickel free and has a higher content of sterling silver. (Read more...)
From Parisian massagers doing it (I think if I do it, I'll make myself French), to Meghan Markle having it done to get ready before her wedding... facial Gua Sha: it is the easiest, lowest bar, holistic approach to relaxation, and lymphatic drainage health next to water. Lymphatic fluid should always be draining naturally since it is your bodies waste system but sometimes...