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Reinvented for the Holidays!

Reinvented for the Holidays!

As the holiday season gets close we have been adjusting some of our most popular holiday gifts to make sure they smile even brighter this year. The personalized bracelets have always been a popular holiday gift for dads, husbands and brothers. Customers can personalize their favorite and special names, dates, coordinates and symbols on a customizable palette of either silver or gold, and a selection of several suede colors. We are always striving to make our jewelry durable (especially for the men). After some great feedback we decided to swap out the eye hook with a super durable 14K gold or Sterling Silver lobster clasp that hooks on and wont EVER unhook. SWEET. The bracelet definitely looks pretty amazing now. We thank all our awesome customers for your amazing suggestions and can’t wait to make more of these custom, unique and heartfelt bracelets for the holidays.

Oh and don’t forget we are having a big 50% off sale on our website from Black Friday to Cyber Monday! See our website for details: http://www.goldenplumejewelry.com
Enjoy!

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In The Studio : Creating by hand

For the last year I have created over 1,000 custom pieces of jewelry using my two hands and a set of very great tools! Many nights turned into mornings, listening to bon iver and sia in my Marina del Rey studio churning away new designs and customer orders for my line Golden Plume.

Friends urged me to share the footage we occasionally shot while the mood hit us. Well I have finally pieced together a little thing I like to call the “in the studio” series where I will post a new video once a month of creation inside the studio.

This month for the first “in the studio” let’s focus on  The Blue Sea Glass Necklace, inspired by the beach and sea we live near this pieces is really unique and always gets lot of attention and questions when wearing,  it also happens to take hours to create. My friends and family hung with me and shot some candid video and photos of the creative process that went into spinning gold and cage wrapping locally sourced sea glass to create this beaut.

The result, enjoy!:

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The Blue Sea Glass Necklace can be purchased here

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Gearing up for spring & fab.com round 2

Last year we were lucky enough to have a fantastic flash sale on the infamously cool design site fab.com. We got to create over 100 adornments and ship them all over the country to new customers from the sale. It was one of the best times we have had to date! Flash forward a year and we are back at it again! Starting February 17th we will be listing up a handful of special stone and gold necklaces from our spring line at deeply discounted rates on fab.com site. To celebrate we got creative this weekend and brought our fav model Laura out to play in colorful frocks getting ready for spring and getting some great shots for the jewelry that will be on the fab sale. Here is a sneak peek! Enjoy and happy almost springtime 🙂

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Turquoise and Gold Necklace

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Amazonite Gold Tassel Necklace

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Zodiac Charm

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Jade Chain Necklace

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Emerald and Quartz Statement Necklace & Bracelet

For more visit www.goldenplumejewelry.com and look for these items on serious sale Feb. 17th on fab.com

November full of Joy

This month has kicked off right! Last night we attended the Raw Natural Born Artists Semi finalists awards in West Hollywood, as a nominee and had an extraordinary time meeting other fellow accessory designers including the winner, incredibly talented, Joolz Hayworth!

In prep for the show we had one of the best photo shoots ever with new designs made specially for the event. As you know by now in addition to designing and creating the jewelry I also shoot all the photos with my lovely model friends! It always ends up being lots of fun. Just hanging with friends shooting new work, music playing, laughter and beauty abound! Here are some photos from our past shoot with my model/friend Laura. Also don’t forget to check out the new pieces on the website:

 

RAW show = fantastic time!

A couple of weeks ago my handmade jewelry company, Golden Plume Jewelry was part of the RAW Natural Born Artists that showcased around 40 up and coming artists from the Los Angeles area. Prepping for the show consisted of a few very packed weeks filled with lots of display creation and loads of fun jewelry making in my studio in Marina del Rey. This was our first show as a company and it was more fun than we even could have dreamed.  Met a bunch of wonderful art loving new customers, other talented peers and got to watch some kick ass performances in both fashion and music. We were even nominated for the RAW Semi-Finalist show at the Key Club (7PM Sunday Nov.11). If we have enough votes we will be nominated to the nation wide finalist round and get featured in LA papers as well as meet a Fred Segal buyer. So yes, we are excited! Audience members who come to the show will make up 50% of the vote! We are asking all our local LA fans to stop by and vote! Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. We are handing out a small trinket to the first 15 visitors from this blog and our Facebook fans! We hope to see you all at this sweet, art filled show.  http://www.rawartists.org/losangeles/rawards2012

In the meantime here are some photos from the last RAW event:

Here I am at my booth! All pieces available at http://www.goldenplumejewelry.com

Introducing myself and Golden Plume at the show~

Final set up of our booth!

Follow us on facebook and twitter for more on our handmade business journey! To browse and shop visit our website: www.goldenplumejewelry.com

Raw Artists in Lala Land!

Its been quite a busy month my apologies for not writing! We have been gearing up to be a featured artist in the RAW NATURAL BORN ARTIST: LA show “Provocations” on October 11th at the Mayan in downtown LA. Around 40 amazing artists from all genres of creativity (film, painting, fashion, hair, makeup, etc.) are going to be displaying themselves to quite a large audience. Golden Plume (my handmade jewelry company) was chosen to be included with three other jewelry designers in the fashion accessories category. It’s such an honor! The prep for the show has been on our minds since we got the invite. From salvaging old shipping crates to create unique displays for our jewelry to creating bold loud pieces that will stand out in the magical dark and mystical venue The Mayan it has been a lot of fun!

Last Friday we got a walk through of the The Mayan and were instantly transported back to our days of clubbing on the NYC scene. It was a large venue with loads of secret passages and ancient decor abound. As we sorted out among the artists who would set up where and what fashion designers wanted to work with which hair artists for the runway shows I took a deep breath in and decided this was going to be a big deal come the show date! Excitement!

If you happen to be in the LA area on October 11th make sure to grab a ticket.  Tickets are $15 and support Golden Plume and the RAW Artists organization. To purchase your Provocations ticket follow the information below*

Hope to see you there!

Getting our sign ready for the show Spray painting it all gold!

All done! Now to mount them on a board with our gold feather!

One of the bold pieces we designed to stand out at the RAW Show!

Another piece designed for the RAW show! Quartz fused with agate. www.goldenplumejewelry.com

An old shipping crate we are turning into funky jewelry display. BEFORE Picture!

With some TLC and chalk paint we gave four of these panels new life! Will be hanging jewelry from them at the show!

Staking out the Mayan Venue with the other talented artists for our show October 11th!

My assistant in front of the fully stocked bar at the Mayan that will be open the night of the show! PS our booth is right next to it!

Come join us in all the fun! Purchase your tickets by clicking the icon and following the simple directions below:

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased through our profile on the RAW ARTISTS website. The show is October 11th from 7-11 at the Mayan 1038 South Hill Street, Downtown Los Angeles. Cocktail attire. 21 + to enter. The show includes cocktails, fashion show, tons of handmade artists selling and displaying their work, film presentations, hair and makeup demos and more! Over 40 artists will be presenting. Including me and my company Golden Plume Handcrafted Jewelry!  Come out, looks to be a good time filled with lots of incredible people!

To purchase your tickets follow these instructions:

Click the Provocations image above or visit Golden Plume’s profile page: http://www.rawartists.org/goldenplumejewelry

Towards the middle of the screen above my product photos and in between the I AM RAW and Provocations images is a link that says ” Featured Artist 10/11/12 buy a ticket for this artist” simply click on this, make sure Golden Plume Handcrafted Jewelry is selected in the drop down window of artist you are supporting and follow the instructions to pay the $15 ticket fee via paypal (that accepts all types of credit cards without logging in). You will receive a confirmation email and your name will be at the door when you arrive!

Thanks for supporting handmade and come visit our booth at the show right across from the main bar, you can’t miss us!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RAW ARTISTS CLICK THIS IMAGE to be redirected to http://www.rawartists.org/

quoted

Everyday I try to search out new and inspiring visual quotes to read right before creating new designs. They really help me focus and find the depth needed to envision and execute creative adornments for you!  Here is a sampling of some of my favorite ones, hopefully they will inspire you in your own work […]