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Wendy Whelan's earrings

Wendy Whelan's earrings
The other night I was watching a movie while making dinner. A few days earlier I listened to an episode of Fresh Air where Terry Gross interviewed Wendy Whelan and it inspired me to watch Restless Creature, the documentary about the dancer on Netflix.

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Jessica's pliers

Jessica's pliers
I just wrote a post about my aunt and mentor Jessica Rose so it seemed right that this week I share a picture of her pliers.

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How Did You End Up Doing What You Do?

How Did You End Up Doing What You Do?

I ended up designing jewelry thanks to my aunt Jessica. In February 2000 I was planning a trip to New York City to see if I wanted to move there. I thought that if I liked the city I'd return to Michigan, where I'd been living, and save up for the move. 

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My aunt, artist and jewelry designer Jessica Rose

My aunt, artist and jewelry designer Jessica Rose

My first memory of Jess is from when I was 5 years old. We were living in Paris and I must have just woken from a nap. My mother said "Guess who's here?!" I had no idea. And there was Jessica.

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What Kind Of Jewelry Would A Chicken Wear?

What Kind Of Jewelry Would A Chicken Wear?

A lifetime of making art adds up to a huge body of work. In the case of my grandfather, even just the published artwork is extensive.

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist