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Posts Tagged ‘Jewelry’

Inside the Making of Sea Glass Jewelry

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Most people walk down the beach looking out at the sea, up at the sky, or toward the far-off horizon, taking in nature and contemplating the peacefulness of the scene as they saunter along. Not jewelry maker Lauren Rogoff, who walks with her head down, busily hunting for beautiful or unique pieces of sea glass [...]

Meet Meg Galligan

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“Life is too short to not do what you love.” Or so the saying goes. For some this might merely be an aspirational adage, but for designer Meg Galligan, these words served as a call to action. After working in online advertising at Google for four years, Meg made the gutsy decision to abandon the [...]

American Made Series: Mary MacGill Jewelry

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Mary MacGill, founder and creator of Mary MacGill Jewelry, has created an inspired line made from 14k-gold-filled wire and semiprecious stones and pearls. MacGill’s ties to nature, specifically her coastal New England roots, are reflected in the colors (soft blues, greens, and grays), lines, and textures (hand-hammered metal and highly polished stones) of her extraordinary [...]

Castor & Pollux Jewelry

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With Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m always looking for an alternative to my standard garden accessory or flowers. My mother loves jewelry that is simple and timeless but has some meaning. Castor & Pollux in NYC’s West Village has the most amazing line of jewelry and accessories that are perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays or [...]

Tastemaker: Nora Abousteit of Kollabora

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Nora Abousteit is the founder of Kollabora, the new fashion-forward DIY community that connects makers with inspiring projects, helpful tutorials, and the best supplies. Tell us a little about your background. How did you get to where you are today? There are so many elements that have played into where I am today. First of [...]

American Made Series: Aleishall Girard Maxon

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Studio Deseo’s beautiful pieces are designed by jewelery artist Aleishall Girard Maxon. Her collection is bright and delicately bold, using a variety of colors, tassels and beads. What are the key ingredients in a Studio Deseo piece? I’m constantly experimenting with different techniques and love to discover new styles. Core elements of a Studio Deseo [...]

The Scoop on Regina Kim Jewelry

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  I have always been one to wear my heart on my jewelry. In high school, it was vinyl record necklaces, doorknockers with my astrological sign, and vintage pinup magazine bracelets — statement pieces, to say the least. As I’ve gotten older and worked in food, a lot of my jewelry has become more culinary-based. [...]

Hit the Mark with Arrow Jewelry

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Arrows have been flying around all over the place lately, thanks in part to heroines such as Katniss Everdeen of “Hunger Games” fame and Princess Merida from Disney Pixar’s “Brave.” (Real-life inspiration abounds as well, thanks to the six archers, three men and three women the U.S. will send to the 2012 London Olympic games.) [...]