lampwork and sterling silver statement neckaces

I have been busy in the studio building up my inventory for a show I will be doing in Tucson January 20-21.  If you live in Tucson I hope to see you there.

La Encantada Fine Art Festival

I will have 12 necklaces from my newest collection – called recherché.  Roughly translated from the French it means exquisite and rare.  Most of them in this grouping are one of a kind.  They have a lampworked cabochon that I made that cannot be duplicated exactly or they contain a special stone.  There is a short and long version of the teardrop necklace without enhancements.  Here is a glimpse.

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I will describe each piece in more detail in separate posts.

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casual chic statement necklace

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I am really loving these necklaces.

I wore it all dressed up over the holidays….  but I also wear it with jeans.

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I have named the collection – recherché – which means exquisite, choice, exotic and rare.  I am making them with glass cabochons that I flamework in the torch.  And sometimes I use a particularly fine stone that have acquired over the years.  Some are minimal like the one I am wearing and some of them are a little more showy.  Most of them are on the teardrop chain that I have become enamored with.  

They will be in the shop mid January.  

They will also be at the show I am doing in Tucson on January 20 – 21 at Las Encanatada Shopping Center.  If you live in Tucson I hope you stop by to say hello.

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I have been busy designing a new collection – recherche

I’m supposed to be designing my spring collection….   well it’s designed, so I just have to get out there and make what is on paper. 

But in the meantime…. I have these exquisite glass cabochons that I make

and a bunch of them have been sitting there on the bench… for about a year now. 

I originally was going to make lots and lots of rings, but I decided to go with some necklaces. 

And more importantly a necklace at a price point that is affordable for an every day piece.  A “go to” piece. 

One that you would wear with your jeans or whatever you wear to hang out at home. 

Of course these pieces would also look good with your workday outfit if getting up and going to the office is your daily activity. 

I even tried one out at the gym.

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Definition of recherché

 exquisite, choice
 exotic, rare
I think these are exquisite.  They are bold yet minimal at the same time.
And the “stone” is a glass cab – so no 2 will ever be exactly the same…. therefore rare
The glass used in this cab is a black glass from Italy that is loaded with silver so when you work it in the flame all sorts of gorgeous colors appear.  And the glass gets a matte finish…. sometimes.  
This one is over the top beautiful.
I am going to try to get a better photo of just the glass.
The chain is sterling silver in a nice heavy gauge
It’s a tear drop shape.
I plan to make ovals and rounds and even squares
but I chose the tear drop to start because of it’s special meaning to me.
There is even a plain one – to layer.
 
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what do you wear to run some quick errands

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Do you believe in the 80-20 rule?

Well, it’s true for my clothes – I wear 20% of my clothes 80% of the time.

This outfit is a favorite.  No time for jewelry except for a pair of statement earrings.  This look will work for a short flight to Chicago for the weekend too.  or NYC or Colorado Springs – where ever….

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casual chic outfit for travel

casual chic travel outfit

In my last blog I shared some photos from my recent travel to the Basque Country.  So today I want to talk a little about what I wear when I travel.  This is a simple outfit that is very comfortable yet extremely chic.  I want something that is super comfortable especially on long overnight flights to Europe because I have to sleep in it.  For shoes I always choose flats because you never know when you have to run through an airport.  I like a large handbag when I travel and this one is great because it closes which is important when it goes through security.  And because the outfit is minimal a great statement necklace makes the look perfect.  Plus when you arrive to your destination you make a great impression.

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