Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Fridays & Summer Sale Start Today!

 Golden Obsidian, Crystal Quartz & Pearl Bracelet

Welcome Summer Sale!
A bit early...but it'll be here soon!
 You're all invited!

 50% off your total purchase (no minimum required)!
You save 50% on gemstone, glass and Kazuri designs!!

Use coupon/voucher code SUMMER50 at checkout.
And, 50% will magically be whisked away from your total!
It's an early summer fling..and you don't need
a hat, a beach towel or a bikini!

Here's a direct link for you.

The party ends on 06-15-14 and many designs are really getting close to being sold out. So...let the beach blanket bingo begin.

 Glitzy Gold Crystal Quartz Bangle Bracelet

 Angelite & Crystal Quartz Bold Bracelet

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Graduation, Careers and Change

All the hoopla around graduation this time of year triggers memories of how it was to graduate and be tossed into the real world way back when! Both pix here capture my graduation ceremonies – in the red, junior high school with my chums, yes I am crying in 1962; and in the blue, high school with my mom and dad in 1966. I look pretty pissed in the high school pix but don’t remember actually being pissed. While my dad looks fab my mom just looks her normal “I don’t smile much” self.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Beauty Gem - Nails

 Orly Bonder & Gemstones

Alert the media – polished nails are back in my life! When I stepped away from working in the agency arena about seven or eight years ago – my long time relationship with polished finger nails came to an end. Not because my love of polished nails had left the building with me; but the time I spent working with gemstones, wire and tools expanded greatly. Unfortunately, all that time in the studio took its toll on my nail polish and I finally gave up the battle. I would rather have nice looking natural nails than icky chipped semi-polished ones. So…I opted for natural.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fanfare Please – Angelite, Crystal Quartz, Silver Potato Chips & Leaves

Sometimes simple is magnificent! Case in point – this stunning angelite and crystal quartz gemstone bracelet. You know that my trademark design is usually a three-strand, sometimes five-strand, bracelet or necklace. However, there are times when I sit at the bench in my studio and see a single strand that I think is stunning in its simplicity. This was one of those times. These faceted gobstoppers of angelite are so beautiful; I wanted to design a piece that showcased their wonder.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mom’s Day & a Bit of Throwback, I Think?

Over the years, I never thought that my mom and I shared a “sense of style.” We seemed to always agree on the clothes that I designed and she made throughout my early years – but I never attached that to us having the same overall style. A little aside – there was one major altercation over a bikini I wanted and she refused to make! I made it myself. Although, as my much older and wiser self, looking back, it was pretty damn small for the 60s! But I was hell-bent to wear it!) 

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Glasses & Hair Take Two

I am in the process of mucking out my back office…again. It’s an ongoing process as I have no idea what to do with it or how I want it to be when all is said and done, so it seems as if I have spent the better part of the last six months moving stuff from one side to another and then back. It is fun though…I keep uncovering little treasures buried in baskets and boxes. Case in point, I found these pix from 1983 and 1984 most likely.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Inspiration: Longer Days, Vibrant Colors, Jewels & Rocks Galore

Isn’t the spring time lovely? Growing up in SoCal, I really didn’t understand the changing of the seasons thing since seventy degrees and sunny about 340 days out of the year usually means that there was never an abrupt change in much of anything around me. That all changed when I moved to New York and had my first real experience with drastic changes in weather, clothes and foliage.