The Philosophy of Art

I recently came across a beautiful quote by George Henry Lewes, an English philosopher from the 19th century. In it, he claimed "Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination." And as regards Art, I must agree. What is the purpose of Art, but to...

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On becoming an Artist

I didn't plan on becoming an artist. In fact- I avoided it like the plague! Partly because I'm stubborn, but mostly because I hated art school. I've always been creative- drawing, play-doh, you name it. But for the longest time, I thought I was going to be an author,...

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Featured!

I've been featured in a gift guide!!!! My work was chosen for the 2016 Gift Guide from Empower Design, and I couldn't be happier. There are over 75 handcrafted jewelry artists featured- and they are all simply phenomenal. Click through and go look at all the amazing...

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October Birthstone: Opal

Opal is one of two October birthstones. It is astonishingly beautiful, and is found in multiple colors and variations. I think it’s the embodiment of optimism, but over the years its reputation has varied.

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How to Choose Art Jewelry

  Earlier this week I wrote about how to streamline your jewelry box by adopting a Capsule Wardrobe plan- the Jewelry Edition. And some of you have been really excited! Excited enough that I've received a few emails of pictures of empty jewelry boxes- and piteous...

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Capsule Wardrobe for Jewelry

Does your jewelry box look like this? All jumbled and cluttered? Some things broken, most things bought on impulse? Or because they were 'just the thing' according to that sweet girl in the store? I want you to think carefully- how much of that jewelry do you actually...

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Amethysts are Amazing

Happy September! I should probably be talking about Sapphires, but to be honest, I've been dreaming of Amethyst! Amethyst is one of my favorite semi-precious stones- and it was the first piece of rough gemstone that I owned! I think I was 10 when I got it, and that...

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