Tuesday, July 31, 2012

july in instagram

kicked off the month in seoul, south korea

young member party at the MET

prada and schiaparelli exhibit at the MET {one of my
favorite prada outfits}

launched the natalie necklace!

<3 neon ribbon

wore my ottavia necklaces on my birthday

heatwave in nyc means lemonade 

wearing the kauai necklace

getting my blog olympic-ready

sneak peak at my fall collection!

celebrated my grandfather's 90th bday!


just happened to match my nails to my color blocked outfit

made twizzler necklaces for a candy party

attended the shop with stella launch party, can't
wait to be a part of the site {launching soon!}

custom coral and onyx pieces for a client

Thursday, July 26, 2012

patriotic accessories

I recently posted about jewelry to wear while watching the olympics. today's post is all about our team colors! my janna and hannah laser cut wood and onyx earrings in red and blue are the perfect patriotic statement to wear while watching the games!

and of course you can mix and match!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DIY colorful twizzler necklace

I recently went to a friend's party with a candy theme. I wanted to make myself a necklace out of candy and after receiving lots of compliments on my halloween costume, I decided to make a multicolor twizzler necklace. here is a step-by-step guide to making the necklace:

what you need:
wire (preferably 20 gauge)
wire cutters
chain-nose pliers


lay out twizzlers to determine color combination and length


using chain-nose pliers, create loop on one end of wire. 
wrap wire around bottom of loop to hold in place

string twizzlers on wire
(then make loops on other end of wire and thread ribbon 
through loops on both ends of wire)

ta da!

Monday, July 23, 2012

going for the gold

I am obsessed with the olympics. 

when I was four I watched the 1988 summer games in seoul and thought the ribbon twirling they do during the rhythmic gymnastics was the coolest thing ever. my mom even made me a ribbon wand out of the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll and ribbon. and I put on my bathing suit and ran around the house, pretending I was an athlete. 

while I no longer pretend to be an athlete, I still love watching the games. naturally, I have been planning the jewelry I'm going to wear as a spectator for my favorite sports (swimming, diving, gymnastics, and track and field). my marilyn necklaces (in gold, bronze, and silver) are a natural choice. go team USA!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

introducing: the natalie necklace!

I am really excited to launch the natalie necklace! I have always wanted to make a necklace that combined neon and sparkle {my two great loves}. over memorial day weekend I chatted about my ideas with my good friend natalie and she encouraged me to go for it. natalie helped me with colors and testing out the construction {I always wear the samples of my designs around to make sure there are no construction problems--its a touch part of the job :) }. 

the natalie necklace comes in silver and neon blue; gold and neon lime; and pink and gunmetal. 

without further ado:

click here to purchase

Thursday, July 12, 2012

new for july!

I'm excited to announce the debut of several new designs on website! check them out here

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

adventures in seoul: the end

I'm back in nyc and definitely miss my time in seoul. here are a few snapshots of my final days:

colorful bench

loved this cushion

plants growing on walkway to the palace

flowers with palace in the background

a nice pop of color on a gray day

ceiling at the palace

throne room

cool detailing on the outside of part of the palace

part of the palace

fell in love with the ceiling of the palace

interesting detailing

loved the colors on the roof

more palace details

water lillies

siblings at the palace

my little brother is a tad too tall for this walkway

cheers to the 4th of july!

american flag outside the us embassy

came across this as I took an afternoon stroll

took a tour of my brother's university, yonsei

ribbons representing families torn apart 
by the north-south divide

south korean flag on the freedom bridge

looking into north korea

tour of a tunnel dug secretly by the north koreans

definitely want to obey this warning!

very interesting tour

view at my final dinner in seoul

goodbye seoul, hello nyc!