from the jewel box

I love jewelry: it is one of the many reasons that I started designing jewelry in the first place. I have oodles of books, magazines and websites that I drift … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

a sneak peak: fall 2012 collection preview

I am very excited about the materials for the Fall 2012 collection, one of which will be a series of Mozambican mpingo wood cuffs.  Mpingo is a rich dark wood … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

styled – weddings

Pretty from behind. Keep in mind that for much of your ceremony yours and your bridesmaid’s backs will be to your guests.  When selecting wedding jewelry, don’t forget to look … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fall Schedule

Very excited to be invited to join jewelrySPARK in Raleigh, NC this Fall!  FashionSPARK is a juried selection of emerging designers. Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Alabama so far: check … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

bejeweled runways

Rodarte Fall 2012 Jewelry is not just leisurely draping itself on necks, wrists and ears for its walk on the runway, but is also being used to adorn hair. Nestling … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

just a friendly reminder…

Just a few short days left in the  S U M M E R   S T U D I O   S A L E !  Things have been selling out … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment


I am officially off to Africa to romp, travel and collect goodies for the upcoming Fall collection. Personally, I can think of no better place to draw inspiration from: the … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

what the?!

Natural, cultured, faux – what is the actual difference in the types of pearls?! N A T U R A L : these guys have no artificial core and are … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

in the studio

I officially expand + move my studio next month, so needless to say I have studio space on the brain.  I thought I would share a couple of my favorite … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

styled – fall jewelry styling tips

I love stacked bracelets! Don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns when trying it. Key is that if you go big on the bracelets, go minimal elsewhere.  It … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

styled – weddings

Jewelry for your wedding can be daunting – there is lots to think about and an overwhelming number of decisions to balance. Here are a couple things I always advise … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

super addicting

For those of you who have not discovered the amazing awesomeness that is pinterest, click the icon above to come play. Here are a smattering of pretty things from the … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

it’s knot easy….

You will often find high quality pearls are knotted on a simple silk thread.  These knots not only prevent your pearls from bumping and scratching one another, but also thwarts … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

styled – breaking the rules

Don’t be afraid of mixing high and low: it’s a super cute way to add a little sparkle to your favorite weekend sweatshirt.  Added bonus: try layering your necklace under … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

meet our new online shop!

The first of two new websites debuting this summer: come check out the new online shop:! We also learned a neat new trick and linked our online shop to … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

what in the world is a keshi pearl?!

While showing at various gift shows these past couple weeks, there have been couple reoccurring pearl questions, one of which is “what in the world is a keshi pearl?!”  Keshi … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

annnnnd we’re back!

Hi friends: So, we have been busy bees since our last post!  From moving the studio from Washington, DC to Chapel Hill, NC; launching the business full time; designing, crafting … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

styled – mix it up!

So I get bored with things… a lot.  When picking out jewelry for myself – as well as designing it for others – I always love to have the option … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

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