The Best Jewelry Sighting...

The other night I was watching a movie on Netflix while making dinner, happily chopping an onion, when I looked up and there on screen were my earrings! Continue reading...

Wendy Whelan wearing pearl earrings in Restless Creature documentary


My family saga

I've taken a break from writing about my family but I'll be back next month. In the meantime if you'd like to catch up, here are all the installments in the series so far.

Artist Garth Williams as a child with his father, Monty Williams


These 3 things:

You are wonderful and deserve every happiness

It's the dark and dreary season but these things are making me smile:

Some of our favorite actors in dreamlike mini dance sequences;
public warning signs I would like to encounter;
and this proof that your lost wallet may yet be found.


In good company

Chronogram, the Hudson Valley arts and culture magazine, included me in this nice feature about four women jewelers, including my friend Melissa Easton. It's a good reminder that there are a bunch of us doing what I do.

Chain Fringe and Peacock Pearl Necklace


Winter reading

Maybe it's because I've been writing about my own family, or maybe just because the genre has become so popular, but I've found myself reading a lot of memoirs.

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon made it onto many of the last year's best book lists. You should read it.

On Living by Kerry Egan is a collection of stories about the author's experience as a hospice chaplain. It's a very fast read and surprisingly uplifting.

What have you been reading? Please let me know by replying to this email. I'm always looking for suggestions.


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