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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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Ho Ho Ho Hum… The Holidays are here!

As we begin stock up and get ready for the wonderful winter holidays many have asked what can we do for the state of America economy? Single best answer, shop local, look for made in the US labels and always ask vendors where their goods are from! By using these consumer savvy practices we can be sure that America rebuilds this holiday season and we support those at home who need it while scoring some well made super gifts 🙂 If you are in the market for handcrafted items from art to iPhone cases make sure to surf the website etsy.com and look for US located crafters! We, too, have a great deal of hand-crafted jewelry made right here in Los Angeles, packaged specially for the holiday season. Take a gander at the marvels on our website! Message us with any questions or for custom orders. Above all have a safe and amazing holiday season!

Also we will be having a sweet Black Friday – Cyber Monday Giveaway! Keep it in your calendar. Buy the men’s custom gold and leather bracelet and receive the matching womens version for free! A sweet memento for the holidays!

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 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/

Some inspiration for Friday!

Had a little fun playing around with the idea of greatness. As we embark on our Fridays let’s keep in mind:

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! 😉