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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

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Our Fab.com sale is on now!

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Today is the day! Not only is it Mother’s Day (happy day to you all) but we also get the pleasure of announcing our 33-50% 3 day sale on FAB.com the groupon like website for fashion and interior design deals. The sale has been a few months in the works, so we are super giddy to share. Our Turquoise Rings have already sold out but no worries there are still lots of,  “california bling” as fab playfully calls our adornments, left to choose from. Cha Cha Check out the great curated sale by fab.com by clicking here:



Golden Plume goes fab!

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This Sunday we will be featured on fab.com for a three-day 55% off sale. Besides being super-duper excited about the sale we are also giddy over the recent photo shoot we had at two different locations in Los Angeles to use on fab.com’s website.

Regalia modeling our Turquoise and Gold Chain headpiece and Turquoise Paw Necklace. http://www.etsy.com/listing/98368366/turquoise-dagger-paw-necklace

Having national exposure on a heavily viewed website gave us the fun excuse to plan a photo-shoot. Being a film student in my early career, pre-jewelry design, I decided to take the camera and cast a few of my closest girl pals to be the fantastic Golden Plume models. Both ladies work in fashion here in LA, so it was easy to get the perfect outfits for our free-spirited jewelry’s esthetic. The locations were obvious picks as well, a house in the “hollywood hills” with romantic gardens and sweeping views of Los Angeles and of course we wanted to convey the feeling of the California sun and sand, so the beach was the spot to be. Both models had such different and interesting beauty that fit perfectly with their surroundings. The jewelry we chose for them equally matched their vibe and aesthetic. Whitney, a free-spirited modern bohemian woman, looked great in our Rosewood and Gold Chain Headpiece while Regalia, a modern exotic beauty, rocked the Jade and Gold Feather Earrings like no other!

Regalia wearing our Korean Jade and Gold Feather Earrings
http://www.etsy.com/listing/98962049/korean-jade-and-golden-feather-dangle

Photo-shoots are definitely a load of work between shooting for several hours, making sure the jewelry and vibe of the brand are captured just right, editing all the photos and narrowing down from so many great choices but it’s also so much fun!!! So much fun that we wonder if once the sale is over next Wednesday, if we couldn’t just have another shoot for fun!?! After all who doesn’t love to play dress up, dance around and laugh with good friends?

Whitney having a good laugh in our Cracked Crystal and gold Necklace. Available for over half off this Sunday on fab.com

Check back this weekend as we launch the sale! In the meantime here are some more photos of the fruits of our labor:


Whitney is wearing our Rosewood and Gold Chain Headpiece with Turquoise Ring. http://www.etsy.com/listing/97775602/rosewood-and-gold-chain-headpiece

Regalia looks absolutely amazing wearing our Turquoise Magnesite Nugget Dangle Earrings.


Featured Handmade Artist Thursday! Luluxo

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For this weeks feature we’d like you to meet a wonderful one of a kind shop called, Luluxo. Luluxo’s creator, Lisa, lovingly designs and sews all her super unique, recycled,vintage inspired frocks. Every piece in her shop is truly one of a kind and amazing in every which way.  Browsing her shop is quite a good time. Here’s a slice of what makes Lisa and luluxo tick:

How did you name your shop?

Lulu is my pet name at the french restaurant my husband and i have been at for the last 13 years, and he makes up the “xo” portion of my shop name!

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I began sewing in the mid 90’s when i received my first (and still main) sewing machine as a gift…lucky me!
within the last two years i really began sewing daily, and it became an outlet i needed… my 14 year old dog had passed away in a tragic way and that made for tough times emotionally.
sewing became my good friend, always there to take my mind somewhere else.

What can we find at luluxo?

I sell mostly upcycled clothing and tee shirt aprons in my shop, with a vintage inspired aesthetic. occasionally, i make vintage reproduction pieces as well and am always buying amazing vintage patterns on etsy!

I also love to reconstruct vintage embroidered mexican dresses, usually making the bottom portion in to an apron and the top in to a blouse or little jacket/bolero!

Any other interesting tidbits?

I’ve always enjoyed being challenged creatively, whether it be writing and performing music, acting, painting, cooking…all the things i’ve dabbled in over the years… now i am completely bitten by the sewing bug and find it to be endlessly challenging and rewarding.
I really love creating a piece in my shop for that someone who just love’s it and must have it, that’s what truly makes me happy owning a shop on etsy…..oh, and we finally moved on recently and got a new puppy 🙂 he is a welcome bundle of love.

For more browsing and shopping luluxo click here