Friday, September 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
One of my favorite things is to design with a client's family heirlooms.
Recently I had the privilege to take several items; a lapis choker necklace, a pair of earrings, and Kazuri beads; and make them into a necklace. It is one that Marti will wear again and again.
Now she has all her memories in one necklace.
In her words:
"Last year I traveled to Kenya for a third time. On previous trips I had seen
locals and visitors wearing Kazuri ceramic beads. In March I was able to spend the day touring the factory and talking with the bead workers. Most are single
mothers, supporting extended families of 20 plus people. They are some of the most joyful people I have ever met. A few women showed me how to paint certain beads, and giggled when I tried! I went for the beads, but left as a friend and with a
heart full of love and thankfulness. Susan made me this necklace to remind me of
these wonderful women."
|Kazuri bead information|
|A close-up view|
|Marti in her necklace|
Friday, September 18, 2015
Brooches are trending this fall.
You'll see them everywhere.
If you are like me, I go crazy trying to pin them in the right place or simply get them straight.
Why not do it my way, turn that gorgeous brooch into a necklace, or bracelet.
|Allison necklace with black onyx, enamel, crystal, and vintage brooch.|
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Where would we be without our friends?
I am fortunate because I get to name jewelry designs after friends. It seems that each piece reminds me of some special friend. They all take on a personality. Can you find your favorite?
|Marti necklace with vintage flower brooch in cultured and shell pearl with cross|
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
I have spent the past two weeks moving our daughters into college and grad school apartments in two different states.
May this year be filled with new experiences and joy!
|With Erin; I'm wearing a Paris necklace with pave owl.|
|Erin wearing Diana necklace. Susan wearing Isabella with hand-knotted pearl tassel.|
|With Katie; Susan wearing the Austin necklace.|
|With Katie; Susan wearing the Audrey necklace with vintage brooch.|