I have been fortunate to write a column for National Jeweler called Designer's Diary. This is where I share my musings on behind the scenes happenings of an independent fine jewelry designer in 2020.
5 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Artist
“Harmony and contrast. All beauty comes from these two things … To know that is the beginning of being an artist.” — Gérard Depardieu playing the role of 17th-century French chef François Vatel in “Vatel”
Well hello there! It’s been a minute since my last column. Like the rest of the world, I too am slowly emerging into this brave new world we all occupy.
It has been a difficult time, to say the least, but out of chaos and calamity can come artistic flow and abundance.
These days it seems everyone is going green. However, what does it really mean to be a "sustainable" jeweler? I break down the lingo on this hot topic and offer suggestions on how to become part of the solution.
As the pressure of holiday sales started to descend upon the jewelry world, I began, like every other designer, to plot my holiday plan of attack.
To date, my designs have been purely bespoke and my strength has been working one-on-one with clients, hand-rendering designs for either engagement rings or updated heirloom pieces. This means I start from scratch and hand-render every project that crosses my desk.
In my first column for National Jeweler, I divulge what the mixture of motherhood and business actually looks like behind the scenes. It's a chaotic and challenging landscape with tons of right and magical experiences.