Rose gold jewelry continues to be a popular jewelry trend. But the pretty pinkish hue of rose gold makes it timeless, too. It’s hard being a girl in a modern world! Fortunately, we can be modern and trendy while being classic and timeless with the Rosy Posies rose gold vermeil jewelry project. This pretty pendant, […]

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When was the last time you tried something new? Most of us stick to the same techniques and colors because it can be daunting to branch out, especially without any guidance. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! Get out of a creative rut and try a variety of new techniques with the help […]

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Happy Spring! Yes, it is indeed springtime. At least, according to the calendar it is. But depending on where you live, you might be hard-pressed to find it. In fact, on the first day of spring in Pennsylvania, I built a snowman/snow angel in my backyard. Sure, it was fun, but hardly spring-like. ABOVE: Photo: […]

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When in Tucson, AZ for the gem and jewelry shows, it’s hard not to be swept into a shopping frenzy of jewelry-making supplies. The beads, the pearls, the gemstones — the everything! It’s actually hard to resist shopping during any gem, bead, or jewelry show, no? Once back in our studios, it’s then hard not […]

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Spring is almost here! And along with Easter and Mother’s Day, it’s bringing blooming trees and flowers with it. That means one thing for my studio. Spring cleaning? Nope! Flower jewelry! I come by my flower passion honestly. Both of my grandmothers loved flowers and had them all over their houses, clothes, and yards. I […]

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Imagine my surprise when, after some 25 years of believing that purple was my favorite color, I was told I was wrong. Imagine my even greater surprise when I found out that I was wrong! ABOVE: I love charoite for its lively, chatoyant surface–but most of all for its rich, violety purple. Having specified that […]

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Editor’s note: The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco may have closed its doors at the end of 2017, but its impacts on jewelry artists, jewelry education, jewelry creation, jewelry arts and design, and the jewelry business are still felt and will be for a very long time. Former students who have gone […]

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Learning how to do something (like jewelry making) from scratch is not as easy as it sounds . . . as an adult! When we were kids, we welcomed learning with open arms and enthusiastically ran full steam ahead. Then we grew up and began “adulting.” Admitting we didn’t know something became not only intimidating […]

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