I've been writing about my family again. My grandmother Gunda was an artist and a big influence on my life. She has an amazing story, starting with her childhood in Germany, and then moving to Italy, Spain, wartime London, Scotland and Quebec, where she settled and I spent some of my childhood summers. Read more...
I've been making some new gemstone pieces including these garnet Wave Earrings — keep an eye on the website to see what I make next.
The best jewelry stores
Have you seen the list of wonderful American jewelry stores that I've started assembling? Please reply to this email with the name of your favorite gallery or store and I'll add it to the list. In the process of researching stores, I've also been interviewing some of the store owners. The latest was Irene Barbieri from Mia Gemma in Washington, DC. Read about the wonderful mix of events hosted at the store...
These 3 things
The Serailler series by Susan Hill was recently recommended to me and is very satisfying. I like a good murder mystery and a series is even better.
The Library Book by Susan Orleans is surprising and wonderful. It tells the story of the huge fire at the Los Angeles Central Library, and in the process covers a whole range of other fascinating topics.
What have you been reading? Please let me know by replying to this email. I'm always looking for suggestions.