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Hiring Summer Interns

Calling fashion & jewelry students and young professionals looking to gain experience working with a small, handmade jewelry company. 

Ideal candidate would have a love for jewelry & metalsmithing, looking to gain experience from a small craft company. 

Bench skills are not necessary but are a plus - sawing, filing, finishing

Assist with creative +administrative projects

School credit available if applicable

Part-time - 2 days a week. This is an un-paid internship with opportunity for hire, with a small stipend for lunch & travel. 

Please send resume & cover letter for why you would be a great fit

See Make Sip @ Brooklyn Museum

Join me this Thursday evening, May 29 at Brooklyn Museum for See Make Sip.

I will be hosting a pop up workshop on the first floor of the museum. I'll be teaching finger knitting inspired by a work in the African Art collection. Learn this simple knitting skill with me to make bracelets and necklaces and see how it was used to make a Likishi dance costume.

Likishi Dance Costume Shirt and Head Cover with Pwo Mask | www.BrooklynMuseum.org

Likishi Dance Costume Shirt and Head Cover with Pwo Mask | www.BrooklynMuseum.org

Read more about See Make Sip and purchase a ticket (cocktails included) here - http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/7334

You can also check out my jewelry in the Museums' gift shop!

Stonesetting Workshop @ 92Y

This past weekend I taught a workshop at 92Y for building settings for unusually shaped gemstones. This was such a fun class!

The first session we worked carving in wax, approaching the shapes of stones as problem solving and building a setting to hold them. The next session the following week we cleaned our castings in the metal and set our stones. Here are a few of the student pieces from the workshop.

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Jewelry District Tour

This year I'm mentoring two high school students through a really wonderful program based in Dumbo, Brooklyn called Art Ready. I'm working with them for 12 weeks so they can get some experience from a working professional artist, and hopefully inspire them to follow their passion for a career in art and design. 

This week I brought them on a tour through NYC's Jewelry District to go behind the scenes with some of the vendors I work closely with and to source materials from the projects I'm helping them make. They'll be designing a collection, creating a select piece from it, photographing it, pricing their pieces, writing about them and displaying them at their closing exhibition at Smackmellon.

We took a tour to a lapidary - where gemstones are cut from their rough, natural form to cut and polished.

We took a tour to a lapidary - where gemstones are cut from their rough, natural form to cut and polished.

Here's a gem cutter cutting a gorgeous amethyst!

Here's a gem cutter cutting a gorgeous amethyst!

We took a tour behind the scenes at my casting house. This guy is cutting molds open so you can replicate someones design.

We took a tour behind the scenes at my casting house. This guy is cutting molds open so you can replicate someones design.

Here the owner explains how the wax injections get places on wax trees, go into flasks to be invested and put in the kiln overnight for the burnout process. 

Here the owner explains how the wax injections get places on wax trees, go into flasks to be invested and put in the kiln overnight for the burnout process. 

Here a woman is creating the wax trees for the investment process.

Here a woman is creating the wax trees for the investment process.

Flasks are being prepared for investment to be poured in - an plaster like substance. This then hardens and is placed in a kiln overnight so the wax melts out to create a negative mold of the piece.

Flasks are being prepared for investment to be poured in - an plaster like substance. This then hardens and is placed in a kiln overnight so the wax melts out to create a negative mold of the piece.

My two awesome mentees talking with Daniel, the owner of the casting house about how the flasks get placed in the vacuum casters and molten metal gets poured in to replace where the wax once was.

My two awesome mentees talking with Daniel, the owner of the casting house about how the flasks get placed in the vacuum casters and molten metal gets poured in to replace where the wax once was.

Our selfie in Times Square! I'm on the right, because we all look the same age :)

Our selfie in Times Square! I'm on the right, because we all look the same age :)

Roxy Japan

We sent this group of jewelry out yesterday for a photo shoot with Roxy Japan! Dreaming of waves, sunshine and summer!!

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Tucson Gem Show: day 1

We arrived in Tucson, AZ just past midnight on Thursday evening. It was such a relief feeling a cool breeze when we walked outside as opposed to the single digit weather we've been having in NYC.

Ben, my boyfriend who's traveling with me wasn't prepared for how large these shows are and how many very different types of people they attract.

There are main shows in convention centers and hotels that each specialize in different things. Then there are outdoor shows in tents on the side of the road literally all over the city.

Day 1 we hit up the tents along the road which are my favorite. Most of the vendors dig the stones themselves and have a genuine love for gemstones and minerals. We saw amazing fossilized rocks, dinosaur fossils, and more minerals than I could count.

My favorite finds of the day (pictured below) were these gorgeous aragonite minerals from Morocco. Rough fluorite which grow in the most magnificent shape. Big chunks of lemon calcite that have the greatest color. And the tiniest baby geodes I ever saw, they were so cute!

Today we will hit up the big show at the convention center. So stay tuned....

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Remembering inspiration

Sending out lots of holiday orders today! One of my favorite is the Sacred Valley ring which was inspired from the breathtaking Sacred Valley in Peru 

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Holiday Pop Up Shop

Join me today at Matted in Long Island City for a Holiday Pop Up Shop at their beautiful gallery! It's right by the LICFlea if you've been meaning to check it out. I'll be there from 11am - 6pm, and yes we have wine to warm you up! 4636 Vernon Blvd LIC, NY

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Web Sale Extended!

Our online sale is extended through today, Dec 2 for "CyberMonday" - enter THANKYOU at checkout for 20% off your entire order. Don't forget to shop handmade products this Holiday Season (and always of course) and support artists, designers and crafters. All of our work is proudly made in our studio in NYC.

Thank You Sale - 20% off through Sunday

Thank you all so much for supporting my work and allowing me to do what I love every day. I truly am so lucky. 

As a thank you - enjoy 20% off your entire order from my online shop through Sunday, Dec 1 at Midnight. Enter "THANKYOU" at checkout.

Remember to to support your local artists and small business - there are so many incredibly talented people out there. Spread the love!

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Spread the message of Peace

Peace pole bracelets are in production in the studio today. They read "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in English, Hebrew, Spanish & Arabic and are inspired after the peace pole project. The idea is to think peaceful thoughts and spread the message. See more details about the bracelet here. Read more about the peace pole project.

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Slice Necklace

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I just finished setting this beautiful watermelon tourmaline headed to Heart of the Home in New Hope, PA at the end of the week. This gem really reminds me of a tree stump!