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What’s in Store

Now that Angela’s bridal headpiece is on its way, I have yet to decide what my next collection will be.  Apart from the customized orders I have already pending on my desk, I was able to find time to conceptualize 3 new collections.  The only problem is, I now don’t know which to set up first:

The Web Series

Twilight Collection

or

The Filigree Collection

What do you think?

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All About Diamonds

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Image via Wikipedia

But not The diamonds.  I’m referring to my current obsession with Herkimer diamonds.

Herkimer diamonds is the generic term for double terminated crystal quartz that were first discovered among the exposed outcrops of clolostone located in Herkimer, New York.  The stone’s diamond-shaped appearance are natural faces.  This means that the facets appear to have been cut but in reality, the facets were made by nature itself.  This becomes possible with a high percentage of the stone’s unimpeded growth.

In the next post, I will show you photos of what these diamonds look like and how I have interpreted them and incorporated them in my designs.

Stay tuned!


Rock Crystal Quartz

Rock crystal is the name given to all clear colorless quartz and  is the transparent variety of the silica mineral quartz that is valued for its clarity and total lack of colour or flaws. Vessels and spheres have been carved from large crystals since ancient times, and the application of the word crystal to fine glassware derives from this practice. Rock crystal formerly was used extensively as a gemstone (usually brilliant-cut), and although the resemblance to diamond is remote, the widespread use of colourless quartz in jewelry gave rise to the use of the word diamond …

Rock crystal is an alternate and traditional birthstone for the month of April.

My fascination for this stone lead me to create jewelry that mimics as well as make the most out of its sparkly beauty!

All available now in my shop 🙂

Memorable Weddings (1 of 2)

The first wedding client I ever had was my cousin.

Her request was for me to create an accessory line for her entourage that will go well with their gowns.

She also asked me to make her wedding cord.  This she was very specific.  She wanted one in the shape of a rosary so as to put in the altar after the wedding.

For her, there was the bridal watch.  I was very nervous about this.  She wanted it stretchable.  I can’t find a photo of it, though.

For her wedding coordinators, she asked me to create something in their favorite colors.   I decided on a necklace.  One was a detachable triple strand necklace, the other was a detachable double strand. Again, I can’t find the photos.

Then a few years after, our youngest girl cousin tied the knot, she also asked for my help.

For this wedding I made 150 rosary souvenirs

for the maid of honor


for the bride’s mother, my aunt

for the mother in law

for the grandma

ornate headbands for the flower girls

a hairvine for the bride

For the principal sponsors, I made wire-wrapped bookmarks and peinetas

Last but not least, the wedding cord

to be continued……