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In the studio

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June is here and summer (for us in the northern hemisphere) is in full swing. I’ve been taking time in the studio to create pieces that reflect the season’s beauty.

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Also on tap re-working the studio and creating a functional yet funky space that inspires. Taking my shipping crate displays and some other odds and ends I was able to make a pretty cool space that inspires and helps me create for you daily.

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The studio has proved to be the perfect place to teach jewelry making classes as well! Wire-wrapping and laughs = a good afternoon.

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If you are in Los Angeles and want to learn techniques to make jewelry shoot me an email: info@goldenplumejewelry.com

Happy summer to all!

Nita

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Crazy about Turquoise

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This last month has been quite exciting! Between our fab.com sale which we sold and created over 70 pieces of jewelry and our creating products for a McDonald’s commercial,celebrities Jenny McCarthy and Nia Peeples and new designs for you, we are putting down the pliers today and resting our little hands for a bit!

This mini timeout has led to some fun reflection and much-needed catch up. Cataloguing all our latest creations, upgrading our packaging design and creating new displays for our market and craft shows have been among this day’s fun tasks. The icing on the cake thou is getting to try on and play with all our TURQUOISE adornments created over the last few months! Turquoise rings, Turquoise necklaces, Turquoise earrings, can we say Turquoise mania! Living near the beach it’s so natural to want to wear such a gorgeous stone but now that it’s summer time I believe everyone could use some Turquoise incorporated into their sun soaked wardrobe! What do you think, to Turquoise or not to Turquoise, that is the question?

To shop our handmade Turquoise adornments click here

International Gem Show = Design Heaven

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As you know Golden Plume is all about gold and natural stones creations. As you can imagine when I heard about the Natural Gem Fair rolling into town I was hands down gitty! The idea of coming home with bags of gems and natural stone to create jewelry with made me feel like this could be the best day ever.

On sunday I attended the International Gem Show in Santa Monica, California. I can honestly say the second I stepped into the Civic Center auditorium which was hosting this lavish event I was elated with excitement.

Hundreds of vendors from all around the world set up their tables, packed full of sparkling, glittering gemstones and natural beads. Like a kid in a sugar factory I just danced from table to table with glee. Gold painted Amethyst, Quartz the size of a dining room table, precious stones from Africa, Brazil and Asia all lined the rows we walked.  My boyfriend was there to restrain any purchases that would lead to buyer’s remorse later however I was able to snag some incredible finds for Golden Plume’s latest spring line. From balls of gold flaked Pyrite from Australia to hand cut Amazonite beads from Brazil It’s safe to say I scored some seriously exciting materials to create necklaces and earrings abound.

Today is finally the day I can sit down and start designing with these truly unique gems and I’m super excited to commence the process and share with you the final products on Golden Plume’s Etsy shop. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here are a few photos of this magical show and its wonderful treasures: