Tuesday, December 18, 2012

diamond love

Being a jeweler, I'm drawn to diamond shapes.  Naturally, I'm obsessed with Larissa Hadjio's leather bags. 

Initially the diamond series stole my heart, but then I noticed the deep sea series and fell even harder.  The squid bag and hammerhead shark duffel?  I'm in love.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

custom work

Modern & sleek custom wedding bands/engagement band for a lovely couple

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

...this happened

Life has been pretty crazy and wonderful the past six months or so.  My business is growing, I'm planning many exciting things for the future AND I got married!

I wanted to share a glimpse into that very special day in September when I married the love of my life.

I usually don't get too personal, but I want to take a moment to say how thankful I am to have Scott, my new husband, in my life.  Running a business is nothing short of a major challenge, and Scott has stood by my side since the very beginning.  He believes in me without question, comforts me after disappointment, calms me in stressful situations and wholeheartedly supports what I do.  He even learned to make jewelry so that he could help out when I'm in a bind.

I'm often so busy that I don't take the time to properly tell him how grateful I am to have him by my side.  So, my love, this one is for you.

...of course there were LOTS of rings!

* A very big THANK YOU to Audre Van Broers for taking these lovely images 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New York Gift

A few weeks back I exhibited at New York Gift for the first time.  It was hectic, but wonderful.  We're super busy with production in the studio making beautiful things to send to all of the new accounts we picked up across the country!

the grueling set up

people loved my helper :)
so happy to have everything packed and ready to go!
...and it all comes apart, just like that

Friday, August 24, 2012

lookbook preview

My goodness, my life has been hectic the past several weeks, er months.  I just returned from New York, but let's back track a bit.  Here is a little behind the scenes peek at my lookbook shoot from a few weeks ago.  I'll be releasing the images in all of their glory soon.  Stay tuned!

I love working with photographer Audre Van Broers, it always feels effortless.  Not to mention her images are absolutely stunning.  And our model, Savannah?  Hello, gorgeous.

always, always adjusting the jewelry.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Designer & Muse

A while back, photographer Caroline Schiff came into the studio to shoot a personal project about designer and muse.  It was a great deal of fun and I loved the juxtaposition of having a lithe model bedecked in jewels in my gritty work space.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Sarah Swell Oxidized Fishbone Necklace in the July issue of Lucky Magazine!

Friday, June 8, 2012

sapphires, sapphires & more sapphires

I recently completed this custom blue Ceylon Sapphire ring in white gold.  I love how the sleek modern shape of the ring is given a more natural feel by intentionally scattering different size stones.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Trunk Show at Esqueleto

If you're in the Bay Area, please come by and say hello!  Friday is Art Murmur in Oakland, so there are many fun things to do.  Esqueleto is part of Temescal Alley which is always a good choice on First Fridays.  Or, stop by on Saturday while you're visiting East Bay Open Studios.  So many wonderful things going on this weekend in Oakland!  It makes me smile.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

cabin in the woods

Just recently my man, my pup and I packed up and headed North for a short little getaway.  We explored the Russian River and Sonoma Coast.  There was a lot of relaxing, hiking and eating.  The fresh air, rolling hills and big trees has me dreaming of one day having our own little cabin in the woods and getting back to the basics.

early morning light over the russian River

lots of hot tub time

best room in our little prefab cottage

a very serendipitous fortune for a jeweler

Mika, as always, was our entertainment

wish I could wake up here everyday

happy cows come from California because this is their backyard

we're big hikers

this coastline is epic

pup on the open road

Tomales Bay oysters?  Yes please!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Guest Post for Manika Jewelry

Manika is a gorgeous jewel box of a designer jewelry store that carries my work in San Francisco.

I was honored when they asked me to do a guest post for their newly launched blog.

Head on over to Manika Jewelry to read!

Monday, March 26, 2012


A little glimpse at one of my new pieces, the Ruina Ring. This darling was inspired by Mayan ruins I saw on a recent trip to Mexico. It's available in sterling silver or gold with diamonds by special order. You can score yourself some at Esqueleto in Oakland.

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