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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

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 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!

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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! 😉