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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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Start 2013 with a Bang!

 

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We hope you all have started 2013 off with full force! We have decided to take life by the horns and have been creating up a storm in our Marina del Rey studio. Several creations came from the inspiration of winter and the new year (lots of the goodies are now up on our site (http://www.goldenplumejewelry.com/)

 

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Also, we are pretty stoked to announce we are having two HUGE SALES. The first starts today and lasts until February 5th on Bloomspot.com – a nifty “be good to yourself” fashion and beauty sale site. Visit our sale here (http://www.bloomspot.com/los-angeles/golden-plume-jewelry/) and save 50%+ on anything on our website. Yay!
Secondly look for us on fab.com starting February 17th. We will be listing a few of our most popular necklaces for sale at seriously drool worthy deals.

Wishing you your own force of inspiration in 2013~

Visit our Bloomspot Sale (http://merchant.bloomspot.com/atlanta/golden-plume-jewelry/)

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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

Happy, Healthy 2013

We hope your 2013 has started off right filled with lots of happiness and health! We are excited to get going on a new year of designing and creating. Golden Plume started one year ago and its been such an incredible journey to watch something grow from a dream and two hands. This year we resolve to create an even larger fan base filled with repeat customers and fellow artisans. Another huge goal is to find like-minded stores that want to sell Golden Plume (we are taking suggestions!). I want my hands to be black and blue from all the creating this year….Of course we will keep you informed along the ever evolving journey…….

Here’s to a successful and bright 2013 for all! Lets make it count!

 

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Winter News

Winter is here and we are happy to spice it up by being included in Soul & Salsa Magazine’s Winter Edition ! Golden Plume’s Rainbow Agate Necklace landed a place on the pages of their unique holiday gifts article with the likes of Badgley Mischka and other talents:

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Keeping with the winter theme we recently created an icy cold (but dangerously hot) Diamond Quartz Statement Necklace to be worn on HBO’s addicting vampire saga, True Blood. We sure hope Vampire Pam or Tara romps around in our handcrafted piece:

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Finally as you know we were working feverishly to finish 100 of our Agate and Quartz Statement Bracelets for the upcoming Golden Globes in January. Every celebrity attending the event will be receiving one of these beauties to take home:

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It took over 7 hours to create 100 of these by hand. Luckily I had the most amazing helpers. They even blessed each one with good L.A. vibes:

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In addition the celebrities at the Globes will also get a chance to poise with (and purchase) our Emerald Agate necklace. (check back for photos in January):

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Happy Winter! Interested in our jewelry?  Order now for December delivery.

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

We are going GOLDEN..to the Golden Globes that is!

Lots in the pipeline, one of the most exciting things happening now, we were invited to gift at the upcoming 2013 Golden Globes! We have been plugging away creating by hand, over 100 small pieces that will be gifted to the celebrities and press attending the Globes! In addition to our gift bags we will have a representative at the Globes to show the celebrities our work and have them take photos with our display pieces! We are hard at work dreaming up the jewelry we will be creating for our display! The display will be created from pieces of salvaged wood and a lot of manual labor! The pieces of jewelry for the display will likely be created exclusively for the Globes using mother of pearl, gold and turquoise eco-friendly materials (perhaps the ring above as well). We will certainly share photos with you once we get everything to the Globes in January!

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Fantastic color on a gorgeous lady – Nia Peeples !

This just in Nia Peeples looks fantastic in vibrant color! A few months ago we carefully selected bright fun materials and got to work on hand-crafting celebrity worthy stone and gold creations for Nia! Drawing on inspiration from Nia’s appearances in Pretty Little Liars and publicity photos we were drawn to creating her jewelry in bold hues that would compliment her perfect olive complexion and dark features. Once we were finished and happy with our workmanship we carefully packaged up and sent over the pieces to Nia via our membership to the fabulous Artisan Group (artisangroup.org) A true testament to the amazing character and beauty of Nia we got a tweet this evening from the lovely Nia!:

Not only do our Turquoise and gold ring and Green Leather Agate earrings looks AMAZING on her but she looks positively radiant in such vibrant color! Don’t you agree? A big thank you to Nia for her generosity to handmade artists exhibited in this lovely tweet which meant the world! So excited to see our adornments on her!  Also, check out Pretty Little Liars on TV you never know what handmade jewelry might appear on the show, she said so herself! 😉

Say goodbye to summer with a smile!

 

We are getting ready to usher in our fall line of California dreamy stone adornments! With that said we have so many amazing summer accessories that we would love for you to enjoy wearing during the final days of summer and perhaps on your tropical vaca during winter break. To help we are having a END OF SUMMER sale with 30% off our entire collection! To get your HUGE savings visit  www.goldenplumejewelry.com and choose between any of our handmade creations! Enter coupon code BYESUMMER at checkout to have your 30% off savings applied!
Enjoy your bright colorful warm adornments anytime you need a little pick me up in the upcoming months!