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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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Book Review: How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

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Book Review: How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Women's Jewelry Association is encouraging its members to share their favorite books related to the metals and jewelry industry. This year, I shared Emilie Shapiro's How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line. It's a book I wish I had read while I was still in college, or at least before I started up my small business! Now, I always bring it up when I meet a jeweler struggling to start their own small jewelry business. There are lots of tips and tricks that are super helpful for those of us who went to art (not...

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2019 Holiday Deadlines for My Maternity Leave

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2019 Holiday Deadlines for My Maternity Leave

Hi all! Since I'll be headed into maternity leave (!) in the beginning of December, my holiday deadlines will be a little different this year: Custom orders must be placed before Friday, October 25th. Orders will be shipped before the end of November. Orders from my online shop must be placed by Monday, December 16th. My annual "Black Friday" sale will be happening the first week of November this year. If you've been wanting to treat a loved one (and that can include yourself!) to a piece of new jewelry, make sure to pick it up at an awesome price...

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