Creating a productive shared studio space is not as easy as throwing a handful of jewelers into a room to see what shakes out. We knew our mission was not an easy one, so I take some serious pride in the shop that Luana, Sharon, and I have created together. The buildout took lots of communication, patience and a healthy dose of elbow grease before she was up and running.
Last month SF Made visited our new studio, Goldlight Jewelers, to see how we three local manufacturers were making it happen. SF Made is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate our local economy by fostering the growth of the manufacturing sector in San Francisco. Their recent blog article gives a great rundown of our advice to fellow makers who are thinking of co-leasing a new studio space.
As a jewelry lover and maker, I’ve long adored the blog Jewelry Fashion Tips. Amy’s quick wit and undeniable jewelry sense makes her blog a super fun read. This week I was just tickled to see her review of the Gallery of Jewels Summer of Love Bridal Event and find this photo of her wearing the new Green Diamond Empire Engagement Ring. Thanks so much for the nod, Amy! You always wear diamonds so well…
A full bridal offering has been something on my mind (and on my to-do list) for quite some time. Over the past year I have worked through prototypes, traveled to hand select diamonds and gems, carved, cast, and experimented. The culmination of this hard work and my ever-growing vision is something I am so honored to finally share with you.
Gallery of Jewels has been so gracious to offer me a slot in their Summer of Love Bridal Event to launch the new collection in style. From July 11th through 27th you can visit the entire grouping (over 50 rings and bands!) in person at their 24th Street Gallery. Best of all, they’ll be hosting a special event with me on Saturday, July 12th, where you can pick my brain about all things bridal. I hope to see you there!