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Meet the Maker : Emilie


We're sharing some fun facts about the women who make all things sparkly and who make up the Emilie Shapiro Team.

Meet the Maker:
Emilie

Currently loving the podcast:
Behind The Bastards - Alex Jones

Favorite plant:
String of pearls! But really anything I can keep alive :)

Go to studio snack:
Pretzels, chips and salsa, anything I can dip in hummus, and kombucha 

Favorite piece of the collection: 
Believe it or not, I really don’t have an all time favorite piece. I love something deeply and wear it for a little while, and then move onto something else. My current everyday pieces are the looking glass pendantimmersion path necklacemosaic wilted ring, and the daybreak cuff (along with every female member of my family!) 

I love living in NYC because:
You can be anywhere in 45 minutes or less - chinatown, central park, a million museums, the cloisters, LIC and Brooklyn waterfront parks, union square farmers market - the list goes on! When I'm not in the studio I strap my 6 month old in the carrier and we have a different adventure everyday. I love that he gets exposed to so many different things and people. 

My go to restaurant in the city is:
Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles on Doyer Street in Chinatown. It's the best $10 you'll ever spend.

The song i'm listening to on repeat:
"Sedona" by Houndmouth

My favorite jewelry technique:
Water casting is a really fun way to get rid of creative block or recycle a bunch scrap metal. I melt metal to molten form and pour it in a bucket of water which creates spontaneous shapes. I love to interpret the new forms and see what I can create from them. Many of my pieces start from water casts.

Top instagram accounts
A tie between @TheSill and @JVN

A little about my pet:
I have two cats named Luna and Indie whom I'm pretty obsessed with. I think my son thinks he's also a cat right now.

Favorite place I've traveled:
Big Sur, California

My dream travel destination: 
Goa, India

Dreaming In Tourmaline

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Found in a range of shades from deep green to brilliant pink, these stones are said to bring enlightenment and open up the pathway to artistic endeavors.

See our favorite tourmaline pieces below!


Hey, South Carolina!

We are having a trunk show this Thursday, October 18th at Out of Hand Boutique!

113 Pitt St | Old Village Mt Pleasant, SC | 29464

Summer is Here!

We're ready to hit the beach and play in the waves with our family and friends this week. We pulled together a few of our favorite summer recipes to share with you!

We also pulled a few of our favorite ocean inspired pieces.
Keep scrolling to take a peek!

x The Emilie Shapiro Team

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Summer recipes from the team!

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Tomatillo Sauce

This is one of my favorite things to make in the Summer when the tomatillos are plentiful from my CSA. You can find tomatillos at most grocery stores or farmers markets. My husband and I love to have friends and family over for dinner and this is super easy and always impresses everyone! My Dad is a fisherman, and I love to serve this with fresh fish, summer veggies and quinoa. I like to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for a week and freeze the rest. Enjoy!


Ingredients:
2 T olive oil
1 medium yellow
1 garlic clove
1 green pepper
6 medium tomatillos
1/2 cup veggie or chicken stock (can sub for water)
1 dried chili
1 cup of chopped tomatoes

In a medium sauce pan heat olive oil on medium-low heat. Add chopped onion, garlic and green pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes until onions start to look translucent. Add tomatillos and dried chili and cook for about 10 minutes or until tomatillos start to turn brown. They first turn an amazing neon green color, and then a dull, olive green when they start to brown. While those are cooking, heat the stock / water in a small sauce pan. When the tomatillos have started to brown, add your boiling stock / water and cover, lower heat to simmer. Cook for another 10 minutes, add chopped tomatoes an cook for another 10. Use a fork or masher to break tomatillos up, or if you want it really smooth transfer to a blender. Serve over fish, shrimp, chicken, grains, with eggs, or eat it with tortilla chips!

- Emilie


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Kale and Basil Pesto

This is one of my favorite go to meals. I love it because it has a great fresh taste with the lemon and basil, but I also forget I'm eating my veggies! I like to broil cherry tomatoes and put it on top for some added color and an extra burst of flavor. I hope you enjoy it! 

1 cup kale (washed and large stems removed)
1 cup fresh basil (washed)
1/3 - 1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
1 clove garlic
Juice of one lemon
1/4 - 1/2 cup walnuts (or almonds!)

Pulse kale, basil, salt, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor. While pulsing, stream in the olive oil. After ingredients are well combined, add walnuts and pulse until they are ground to desired consistency. Add more salt or olive oil if desired. Toss with your favorite pasta. 

- Laura


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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Bottom Layer (Pretzel Crust):
3/4 c margarine
2 c crushed pretzels (can sub gluten free!)
2 T. sugar

Blend ingredients together and press into bottom of 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 7 min. Cool.

Middle Layer (Filling):
8 oz cream cheese, softened
8 oz cool whip
1 c sugar

Blend together and spread over pretzel layer. Be sure to seal the middle layer to the edges of the pan!! (you don't want the jello layer to seep down into the crust)

Top Layer (Jello):
6 oz strawberry jello
1 1/2 c boiling water
Two 10 oz frozen strawberries, undrained

Dissolve jello in water, add strawberries. when mixture starts to thicken, pour over second layer. Refrigerate until set. Enjoy!

- Noelle


Our Solstice Sale Starts Today!

The days are getting longer and the sun is shining bright - we're celebrating the Summer Solstice with 20% OFF everything online June 21st- the longest day of the year! Use those extra hours to shop to your heart's content!
Click here to shop our annual solstice sale. 

Sale ends Sunday June 24th at Midnight EST

Enter code SOLSTICE! at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order on all jewelry and books. 

The June Moonstone Edit!

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Filled with a light that glows from within, moonstones are an ancient talisman of protection, love, and a tangible connection to the magic of the moon.

Moonstones are part of the feldspar family and have a magical inner glow that is sometimes referred to as a flash. We like to imagine someone thousands of years ago finding a flashy moonstone on a forest floor and intrinsically knowing it was special.

See some of our moonstone favorite pieces below!


You're One of A Kind

We are so excited about our new one of a kind pieces!

On our trip to the Tucson Gem show this past January, we fell in love with these natural amethyst stalactite slices and a peach sapphire - we just had to take them with us.

See the pieces we created below, and click here for all one of kind!

...and something for him, one of a kind aquamarine cuff links

The May Emerald Edit! 

We are so excited that Spring is here and all the plants in bloom!

One of our favorite and most popular stones we work with are emeralds. 
Emeralds are believed to embody youth, renewal and growth. It symbolizes unity, compassion and promotes friendship and balance between partners.

Check out some of our favorite emerald pieces below!

A Note to All Women

Mothers come in all shapes and forms, your fierce aunt,
independent mentor and badass friend. Sources of love, strength and inspiration
can come from female role models of all types.

In honor of this, my team and I wrote descriptions of one of these types of women in each of our lives. Keep scrolling to check them out!

xo Emilie


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We were completely blindsided when our son Wesley Orion was born 7 weeks early; when I was discharged  from the hospital, I felt like I was leaving a piece of me behind. We have so much gratitude towards every person in the NICU at Mt Sinai, but especially our primary nurse Jillian. Her compassion and knowledge for each and every baby being cared for got us through the toughest time of our lives. She cared for each and every little NICU warrior like her own, and met the nervous parents with knowledge, compassion and wit. Jillian’s love for what she does kept us going every day and we learned so much from her. 

- Emilie


 

 

My mom, Candace, has always been an inspiration to me, whether it's being a supportive and encouraging mom or a badass architect on a job site. She has taught me to be an independent, honest and caring woman who can do anything while not taking life too seriously. I'm so lucky to have my mom be one of my best friends. 

- Laura 

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My Grandma Scheffe is glamorous, hilarious, and tough as nails! Grandma found herself in hospice care twice over the past two years. She was expelled both times for thriving, and is now better than ever at age 90! Her strength inspires me. When I recently helped to save the life of a sick pet, she was not surprised. In her words, “All things respond to love.”

- Noelle


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New addition to the family!

Emilie and her husband Ben welcomed
Wesley Orion on March 22nd in New York City.


Our Top Picks For All Moms!


In honor of Mother’s Day coming up, we’re doing our annual fierce female giveaway on Instagram! Follow the link here to enter!

Contest ends Monday 5/7 at midnight EST. One winner will be picked for the necklace but lots of love will be spread 😍

The April Diamond Edit

Diamonds are the strongest natural stones and were known in antiquity as the “stone of invincibility”, bringing strength and courage to its wearer.

See some of the studio favorites below and
click here to see our fine collection!

The New Collection is Here!

I'm so excited to debut my latest collection, Weeping Willow. Inspired by the ability to adapt - not only the ability to survive but to thrive in the most challenging conditions. Weeping Willows are one of the few trees that are capable of bending in the most intriguing positions without snapping. Their vine-like leaves remind us to accept our innermost selves to gain deeper understanding of our subconscious. With sweeping forms and textures, this collection features blush rose quartz and earthy, rich emeralds to signify life, change and progress in even the darkest hour.

Click here to see what's new!

The March Aquamarine Edit

The days are getting longer and the sun is shinning as we start daydreaming of warmer days ahead!

One of our favorite stones to work with are aquamarines. These beautiful blue stones remind us of sunny days at the park or beach. Originally used as talismans for people out at sea, this gemstone is used as a protective talisman for good luck for your journey through life. To celebrate the bright days ahead and March babes, we have selected some of our favorite aquamarine pieces! You can see more here.

Bench Jeweler Opening

We're looking for a bench jeweler to join our team in New York City!

Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals is handmade jewelry company based in Long Island City, NYC, just minutes from midtown Manhattan. Emilie's collection features recycled metals and natural gemstones and is sold worldwide at galleries, small boutiques and museums such as Anthropologie, Sundance and the Smithsonian Museum. 

Emilie Shapiro is looking for a bench jeweler to join their growing team. The ideal candidate has basic bench skills including the use of hand tools, sawing, flex shaft use, assembly, soldering and polishing. We are looking for the right fit, not necessarily the most experienced and will train this person with our unique studio practices. The position will entail, but not limited to, cleaning castings, metal fabrication, assembly, soldering, arc welding, stone setting and polishing. The ideal candidate has basic bench skills, a passion for handmade and is looking to learn and grow with the company longterm. 

This position is a full time position and looking for someone to start immediately. Compensation based on experience.

Please submit your resume, a short description of why you're the ideal candidate and images of any past work. Please submit inquiries to info@emilieshapiro.com with the subject "bench jeweler"

Charleston Magazine

Check out this beautiful spread in Charleston Magazine this month featuring the mosaic wide cuff with raw emeralds embedded in brass. Thanks to one of our retailers, Out of Hand in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina for putting this shoot together!

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shop the mosaic wide cuff here - http://emilieshapiro.com/shop/mosaic-wide-cuff

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Creative Admin Internship

Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals is a handmade jewelry company located in New York City inspired from natural elements and celebrating the beauty in imperfections. Emilie Shapiro is committed to sustainability in both material sourcing and studio practices, and all jewelry fabrication is done in house from concept, design to fabrication.

Overview: Seeking a creative individual who is highly motivated and organized to assist in all administrative tasks that go into running a small craft company for 1-2 days a week. This individual will work directly with designer and production manager in maintaining and implementing a marketing strategy including social media strategy and marketing emails. This may also entail editing photographs, maintaining company website and online shop, and administrative tasks involved in current and prospective wholesale accounts. This individual will work be working in a creative environment and experience all the moving parts of a small handmade jewelry company. This is a great experience for someone looking to gain marketing and administration experience in a creative environment. 

The ideal candidate would have a love for jewelry, crafts and handmade products with an eagerness to learn, outgoing personality and work with a fast growing company.

This is an unpaid internship with a travel and lunch stipend. School credit is available if applicable. This is not a design or bench jeweler position.

Please send resume, cover letter & availability to info@emilieshapiro.com

A note to my mom....

To the most strong, brave and beautiful woman I know - my mother. You have taught me everything I know - your selflessness, love for family, and your kind heart made of 24k gold. Your love for jewelry and art are contagious and planted a seed in me at a young age. Thank you for teaching me so much, being my number 1 fan, and letting me pick through your jewelry box. I love you past the moon and stars, and back again!  

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Here's a look at Bonnie's favorite pieces!