March 27, 2012

Say HELLO to Sarah!

We are pumped to introduce our first addition to Merrick Jewels! Our company is no longer "party of one" and whenever we say "we" WE really mean it this time. Lolz. Sarah will be interning with us for the Spring/Summer and we asked her a couple of getting to know you questions. P.S. Must try molasses cookies... Where are you from? Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas What are some of your favorite things? Music, being active, traveling, fashion, and my labradoodle Otis. What kind of music do you like to listen to? All kinds! It really just depends on my mood. Some days I really enjoy Texas Country, some days I like hip hop, rap, some days punk rock... You never know! What is your favorite food? Oh this is a tough one! My favorite meal would have to be anything mexican! I am a sucker for guacamole, salsa, queso, fajitas, tamales... The list goes on and on. Also, my absolute favorite desert would be molasses cookies! What is one article of clothing you can’t live without? All of my maxi dresses and skirts! I love how tall I feel when I wear them. What is your theme song? This is tough as well.... I would have to say my top three would be Sweet Caroline, Just Dance by Lady Gaga or Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. If you could spend the day with someone (dead or alive) who would it be? I would spend a day doing fabulous things in Paris in the 1920's with Coco Chanel.

March 19, 2012

Climbers and collars Pt. 1

As a jewelry designer, I'm always looking for new and interesting compositions in accessories. I get tired of the safe and done and look for something a little outside the box. When searching through my mother's "stash" of jewelry to find some gems for a NYE party, I came across a pair of vintage (maybe 50's or 60's) rhinestone ear climber earrings. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the ear climber think clip on earring that continue up the ear... almost elvish like (see photo). So edgy. I fell in love and decided I could rock it for the party. All night I kept getting so many compliments on them and I knew that the trend had to make a come back. I immediately started scouring my fashion outlets to find another couple of pairs to add to the collection! I found myself laughing because I'm always amazed how cyclical fashion tends to be. I'm looking at earrings from the 50's/60's in 2012 and describing them as edgy and a "new trend"? Cracks me up. Nevertheless, seeing how I adore classic concepts with a funky twist these earrings take the cake. What do you think of this trend? Would you incorporate ear climbers into your wardrobe? Coming up: Collars/bibs/peter pan