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Horseshoe Bracelet
I love a good coincidence.  It makes me feel like perhaps there is something else – something on my team -- that I can’t see. A few months ago I did a trunk show in Connecticut where I met a woman who wanted to buy one of my horseshoe bracelets for...
Bracelets with buckle Bags and belts Rings for show
Some people take a spin class when they have extra energy. I make things like bangles, bags and belts. And, then I start designing T-shirts.  All of this kinetic energy has come in handy, though, as I get ready for an event on November 12 here at my...
Horseshoe with black diamonds Horseshoe and leather bracelet Antiques shack
The symbol that stands out from my summer search through Puglia, Italy is the horseshoe. It never failed to make an appearance in the flea markets, covering tables with its rusty, rustic charm that if affixed to a brick wall could make any American...
Leather and horseshoe
It’s time for another contest! I love when people send me pictures of themselves wearing my jewelry. A product picture can’t come close to showcasing the pieces on my beautiful clients. I thought it would be fun to have a contest where people send...
New lace Pieces Aggie in the office Keyhole Rings
The goal is to finish what I have been working on since July. This has been my goal for months, but now I have a deadline for the Open Studios: Pawtucket event being held at Hope Artiste Village this weekend, where I have a studio and showroom. http...
Round Sapphire Ring lists
Sapphire, the birthstone for September, is an aluminum oxide and belongs to the very hard corundum family. Traces of metal give it various colors, but the blue that we traditionally think of as “sapphire” blue comes from the iron and titanium...
Aquamarine, rose quartz and smoky quartz
I love the fall, everything about it. In my opinion, this season ushers in the best colors, clothes, weather and, of course, food.  I am a huge fan of all things pumpkin, and September 1 means that much closer to ginger cookies. But really, the...
Italian Keyhole Rings
What would be the opposite of a hoarder? Whatever that is, I think I am it. I get rid of everything that doesn’t have a purpose, or hasn’t been used in more than a year.  I have to close my closet when I am trying to sleep otherwise garments that...
Masai Jewelry Nepalese Statue
In an attempt to sharpen my business skills, I have been studying other jewelry collections. Two things amazed me: One, that I had never really done this before; two, that almost every piece of popular jewelry touts some kind of meaning, sentimental...
"Blue Period" self portrait
Last night, as I got ready for bed in the air-condition-less apartment in the tiny Puglese town of Martignano that somehow survives without a bank, I started laughing - hysterically - to myself. Not about how I have to bike three towns over to get...

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