I'm currently on maternity leave! In-stock items are still available in my online shop, and custom orders will resume in February.
I'm currently on maternity leave! In-stock items are still available in my online shop, and custom orders will resume in February.
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He's Here!

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He's Here!

Things are going to be a little quieter over here while I'm out on maternity leave. Here's a peek at my last big custom project of 2019...    

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Marie Forleo Book Party in Philadelphia Style

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Marie Forleo Book Party in Philadelphia Style

Check out this article from Philadelphia Style that shows some highlights from the pop-up shop I participated in earlier this fall. Bela Shehu of NINOBrand and Karin Copeland arranged for a curated selection of local Philadelphia jewelers, artists and creatives to sell work exclusively to the Marie Forleo book tour crowd. This pop-up shop was part of Bela's Private School Experiment, which "designs and hosts interactive experiences for the curious and the creative, creating experimental installations that entice and delight the senses.  Begin the night with an interactive shoppable experience from Private School. Engage with the designers behind some of...

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Salon du Chocolat NY 2019 Runway Show

Salon du Chocolat NY 2019 Runway Show

Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots of the preparation for the runway show at the Salon do Chocolat NY 2019 Fashion Show, held at the Javits Center in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. You can see the isomalt candy necklace I designed and created just for this event! Read more about the creation of this necklace here. Image Source.

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Creating an Isomalt Candy Necklace

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Creating an Isomalt Candy Necklace

Here's one of the more unusual pieces of jewelry I made this year. I've been working on an edible necklace for the Salon du Chocolate Fashion Show, which is happening in NYC this weekend!After consulting with my partner, Marilyn Bawol of Unique Cakes, I designed my necklace in CAD first, to make sure the scale would work well with the elaborate dress and headpiece she was creating.Then, I milled the parts of my necklace in green wax and made molds from them. Finally, I poured isomalt candy into the molds, and applied gold leaf to the candies. (Note: making candy...

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Gemarama!

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Gemarama!

I picked up some new cabochon gemstones this weekend at Gemarama, which is hosted by the Tuscarora Lapidary Society. I realized that I've been meaning to go to this show for TEN. YEARS. My to-do list is slowly going down...

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