Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Mom

aka: Mama, Mamacita, Abuelita, Grandma, Rinuccia, La Mama, Mother, Rinuch, Rinold...

Everyone says it, but it's really true: my Mom is the best.

Through all of the trials of her life Mom has been one of the strongest people I know. She loves me and my siblings so much and lets us know whenever we're together how much we mean to her. I can't tell you how nice it is to know she loves me no matter what happens in life.

This is one of my favorite pictures of her, taken on a recent trip to L.A. It makes me laugh because you can see how goofy she is, with her nerdy-teacher glasses, trying to seem mad but cracking up at the same time. I think she didn't like her Jamba Juice.

She's an inspiration to me to always keep laughing through adversity. Thanks Mom!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Old is New again

Just when you thought the latest jewelry trend was something new...

this ring is from 1721, and American Mourning Ring made by John Edwards.

Pretty cool.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Teacher's Pet

About 8 years ago I took two classes with Lola Brooks at the Craft Student's League (now closed, sadly) in NYC. She is one of the few who is incredibly creative and talented yet is personable and intelligent enough to be able to teach others. Her students adore her and she is one of my heroes. She's also a rock star in the art jewelry world.

This piece is called Rose Cut Neckpiece and it's made from stainless steel, 18k gold, and rose-cut smoky quartz gemstones. You can buy it here:

She kicks a##.