September 23, 2014 1 min read
There’s another term that’s come to the forefront, especially in handmade, homemade and handcrafted jewelry. It’s called “upcycled jewelry.” Everybody kind of knows what recycled jewelry means, when you’re using pieces or scrap that have come from somewhere. Upcycled jewelry is something we’ve been doing forever. If you made a piece 6 or 7 years ago and it just got shuffled to the back because it wasn’t your greatest design, you can bring it forward. You make it into upcycled jewelry because you rework it. You haven’t purchased new materials, you’re just taking it up a notch design-wise. So that’s a form of upcycled jewelry, but a lot of jewelers are even using other people’s jewelry as well. A lot of people are scrapping their gold now. They are up-cycling their gold and stones by taking them to a jeweler and having us make them into something new. With upcycled jewelry there are no precious stones taken from the Earth, and still you come away with a whole new piece. There’s a legal term, although it’s not really in reference to upcycling, “a new compilation of pre-existing materials.” For me, that’s what upcycled jewelry is.
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August 23, 2022 3 min read
Lost one of your favorite earrings and miss wearing the pair? Great news. It’s completely OK — we’ll even say it’s stylish — to wear mismatched or different earrings. When it comes to playing with earring asymmetry there are a few easy rules to follow for a successful look.
August 09, 2022 5 min read 1 Comment
As promised, we’re not finished exploring Greece. You have likely seen the beautiful white buildings and blue domes of Oia on the island of Santorini. In "part 2" I’ll share some of my favorite travel destinations in Santorini, from great food to breathtaking hikes.
July 20, 2022 5 min read 1 Comment
There is so much to explore (and love) in the Greek Islands, so I’ll focus on two of my favorite travel destinations in Greece - Athens, and Santorini. From historical sites to restaurants, rooftop bars and my favorite neighborhood, these are a few of my "must do" excursions in Athens.
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