April 20, 2012

Parkhill Trunk Show

I am so thrilled that Parkhill has asked me back for another trunk show! Not only did I have so much fun with the ladies of Parkhill (what a sweet bunch) but I loved seeing all of my customers show up (even when it was raining outside). Gah!

I adore the colors for spring/summer 2012. They've really gotten my creative juices going. I've also been working on some more affordable earrings that will add charm to any outfit. Keep in mind I also do custom work and if you need a piece in a different color I will try my best to accomodate. If you're out and about in Fort Worth please stop by and take a look. Have a wonderful weekend and mark your calendars!


April 10, 2012

working like a dog

I feel like I've been working like a dog lately which is actually a good thing because that means I'm actually getting stuff done. I'm really pressing to produce a *complete* Fall/Winter 2012 collection of jewelry with more than one piece of each style so I can market my pieces to a broader clientele. This is SO much harder than I thought! I had no idea that an organized, check-list, must clean house before going out of town (what like guests are coming over??)could be so ADDish when it comes to designing a collection. In the past my design method has been to create whatever strikes me. I'm just now catching on the producing 2 seasons ahead concept. Predicting trends a year from now seems like I should be looking into my crystal ball (we'll leave this to the professionals). Nonetheless, I think it'll catch on. It takes work when I'm distracted by so many ideas when it comes to jewelry and I definitely need a straight jacket so I don't touch ANYTHING that has to do with summer. :) Does anyone else notice a slide to the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to a different type of task? Are you a neat-freak most of the time but a sloppy mess in one area? Do tell.

April 03, 2012

pop your collar

MY mother claims that embellished collars were "sooooo the 60's". She usually can pin an era to most trends that come around these days (you don't even want to see the picture of me trying on my mom's teal jeans from the 80's - talk about 4" long zipper!) and I have to remind her that being a 20 something they are new news to me. Although this seems like a quirky trend, I'm really digging the collars - esp. the peter pan neckline. Tres adorbs. From rhinestone to faux pearl these accessories really flip an outfit. You can go from simple black dress chic to fashion savvy statement in a nanosecond. Here are some pieces that are already out there that you might enjoy. I'm personally looking for a vintage piece to add to my collection and hope to put together some collar inspired pieces for Merrick Jewels. What do you think of this trend?