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Hello Baltimore! The American Craft Show + More

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Hello Baltimore! The American Craft Show + More

I am freshly back from Baltimore, where I had a fantastic time at the American Craft Show! I’ve attended this event for many years, and it always gives me the chance to reconnect with colleagues, meet fans of my designs, and chat with new stores and galleries. Read more about the show here...

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Raw Inspiration: Buying Gems in Tucson

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Raw Inspiration: Buying Gems in Tucson

There’s nothing like a gem-buying excursion to get a jewelry designer’s heart thumping! I just got back from the Tucson Gem Show and my head is still spinning from all the gorgeous cut gemstones and mineral specimens I saw there. Read about my trip and see a preview of some of my buys here....

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Gems in the Rough: A Visit to Harvard’s Museum of Natural History

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Gems in the Rough: A Visit to Harvard’s Museum of Natural History

After the trunk show at Alchemy 925 in Belmont wrapped up, we visited Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, where we spent some time checking out their fantastic collection of mineral specimens. In this blog post, I show side by sides of various gems in rough form, and finished jewelry!

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How I Unwind: Relaxing and Exploring the Big Island of Hawai’i

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How I Unwind: Relaxing and Exploring the Big Island of Hawai’i

Jewelry design doesn’t really have an “off season,” but just like most folks I am susceptible to the lazy, laid-back allure of summer vacations. Which means my wanderlust’s heart demands travel! I am just back from a girls’ trip with my cousins, Jean and Kathy, on the the big island of Hawai’i and it was GLORIOUS.

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Hello Baltimore! What I Did at the ACC Show

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Hello Baltimore! What I Did at the ACC Show

I just got back from the American Craft Council trade show and thanks to both the ACC and the city of Baltimore, I had a blast! Here's a recap!

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