holidays are here!
love to say that I am going to be able to sit back and relax (wouldn't we
all) this holiday season, but that's just not gong to happen.
The holiday rush is on!
I'm starting to plan my next
adventure. This time, to a region of the world that I am not that
familiar with but is so rich in history. I'll give you more
details as I plot my way. Check that, ancient history will have to
wait. We're heading to Rio and then to the remote island of Trancoso,
in Brazil. There's ancient history there. Right?
Unbelievably, it has already been 8 months since we spent a week in London on an antique buying binge. We
visited a different antique
market every day. Covent Gardens, Spitalfields, Peterborough, Lewes,
Kempton. Each day was better than the next, but Porto Bello Road
was, by far, the best. I bought so many things that I had to bring
home a separate suitcase just to carry it all!
take a look at some of my photos, just click
You are always
welcome to stop by the Studio, but in case you can't, my
will give you an update on some of the newest things I've been
working on. Or visit me at one of my upcoming shows,
You'll truly be able to really see my full line of ideas. It's a
touchy feely kind of thing...
case you're new to on u... Here's a little bit about what we're all
wake up every morning with ideas bouncing around in my head that I just
need to get out... Quite often, I awake in the middle of the night
and find a pen in my hand... drawing. writing.. knotting... playing...
creating... I can't stop... I don't want to stop... Why should
I? It's why I do what I do... and I can't think of anything else.
I don't want to know why. It just comes naturally ... I'm destined
by it. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Is
really hope not... Because if there is. I'm in really big trouble.
I'm proud to offer a truly authentic and exquisite eco-chic line of
handcrafted jewelry that is created by hand, with glass, semi-precious and
vintage findings that is fashion forward... Everything is made right here
in Richmond, Virginia. And I'm very, very proud of that.
My designs embrace, and many highlight, classic, antique or funky vintage
buttons and findings that have been inspired by my every day perspective
on life, whether it's from here, or from afar. I've been weaving
many findings from India, London and Portugal (some are from 1000 BC) into
my designs. And also materials that I've found in little markets
throughout the Chianti region of Tuscany, in Barcelona, Spain and the
Provence region of southern France.
The thing that
really distinguishes my line of handcrafted jewelry is the knotting. I
could never just string a strand and be done with it. I take the time to
create elaborate knot patterns through intricate hand-knotting and
hand-crocheting. I didn't find them in a book, or copy another's
ideas; I learned them from my Yia Yia (my Greek grandmother). Texture and dimension.
Originality. Authenticity. You'll find it here.
After one look, you'll be able to recognize
the difference of
on u jewelry.
Wrap one of my
designs around your wrist, or neck, or even your ankle, you'll easily feel
how good it looks on you (or, is that
It's great how everyone is running around with reusable bags and trying to
cut down on all sorts of items destined for landfills. Please don't
stop! It's something that we've been doing all of our lives...and
certainly since the beginning of
on u jewelry
in 1991 -
reusing, recycling, and reinventing ways to take advantage of what life
has to offer...
It will help you to
narrow down those items that I create with a minimum of 95%
recycled, reused or natural products.
support the really great
country that carry the line. We only work with a handful of stores
that we adore our relationships with. We're not in to being too
big... because that wouldn't allow us the time to do what we do best...
creating sensational jewelry that makes you feel, and look, your best.
Also, let's not forget about giving to our favorite charities. It's
tough out there, for sure, but keep in mind that it's especially hard for
non-profit and volunteer organizations that also need help right now.
We'll do our part. We hope you'll do so, too.
welcome all of those who caught a glimpse of the line in recent issues of
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