Saturday, January 24, 2009

Norman's... OH Brother!!

wow! what a great day at norman's today! if you aren't familiar, you should be! (norman's is on 87th avenue between kendall drive and 72 street) i typically do a show on their "front porch" once a month... except on special occasions... this one being VALENTINE'S.
all of the regulars were in today! it was great to see all the familiar faces! saw some girls i met at the ramble @ fairchild back in november, and met tons of fabulous NEW friends!!
of course the darling of the day was the leather wrap bracelet with magnetic clasp.
i have five sizes and fit your wrist and let you pick the semi-precious stone that speaks to you... then, in front of you, i attach your stone to your band with sterling silver wire... in minutes you have a completely unique and one of a kind accessory! they're too much fun and always the show stopper ever since i created them and incorporated them into the line. i literally have hundreds of stones to choose from... each different from the next.
i love sitting next to the grills while the guys are cooking out there!! today they grilled white corn on the cob and IN the husk! then they slathered it with Chipotle BUTTER! DOUBLE YUM!! as i always say, it's ALWAYS a GREAT day at norman's!! and today was absolutely NO exception!
looking forward to next saturday!! PRE super bowl MADNESS!!
show schedule on my site...

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Convertible

i don't know if i love all the ways this necklace can be worn or its name better! there's actually even a fifth way it can be worn, which is around your waist, if you are so inclined. i love options and this piece gives you many... besides the obvious wearable options, then there are color options and the option to wear just one, two or even three at the same time! for a girl loving choices... the convertible is a provider!
the chain comes all the way from italy... gotta love those italians for their innovations. the little cages along the chain beg for sparkle and that's where i come in...

the hidden clasp works to hold the chain in place... don't you hate it when the necklaces move and slide and never stay where you put them? the clasp holds everything perfectly in place.
i will have these with me at the show this saturday at norman brothers. for a list of other show dates check my site at on the exhibits page.
the eye candy page also has some fun pieces to look at.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!

this is my first post of the year, well, actually the first post ever for rock candy... howdy!
(that's the first time i've EVER said howdy) we just don't say that in miami.
i just finished this bracelet tonight. i'm pretty proud of it. i got the vision for it last night (around 4 am) and chose not to start on it so late. it's now in my store on the website, along with it's cousin (made with cornflake pearls). it's better you look at the cornflake pearls than me try to describe them, as each and every one is totally different.
i used my very favorite clasp on this bracelet, although it cannot be seen in this picture. the clasp is amazing and hand made in india.
i tend to put stones together like rough pearls with refined swarovski crystals together just because i can. my style is eclectic and unconventional. i also like putting rough uncut semi-precious gems together with shiny swarovski crystals just for the visual curiosity and appeal. well, it's appealing to me. i work with contrast... it's my favorite.
these pearls came direct from china... my dad procures them for me. it's so much fun teaching him gems and quality etc... via emails, scans, phone calls etc... being a pilot he's super detail oriented, takes great notes and remembers details you wouldn't believe. he makes a great hunter! men generally do that well.
i buy direct from swarovski. (feather in my cap) it's a privilege i hope i never lose. one of the many parts of my job i really LOVE!
good night... i'm sure there's more to talk about tomorrow :)