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When in doubt make it in black & white. What a great bracelet design from Louis Vuitton…white on one side and black on the other. I think this may fall into we can do this territory. Add some gold beads to separate the colors and few Swarovski crystals on the black and you’ve got it.

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The engineering genes in my family are always directing my creative mind. Most of my work is fairly balanced and constrained. I try to deviate from this direction on occasion…my Fiesta Necklaces were a huge leap. But the appeal of repetitive design elements calls my name every time. Page 278 of the November InStyle is covered with ornate jewelry but I was drawn to a set of bracelets with simple repetitive motifs by Linda Levinson . The Vis-A-Vis Nantucket site, where I found the photo, is a treasure trove of inspiration…HAVE FUN!!!

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Calling Melanie West!!! The Blue Ring Octopus reminds me of one of the canes Melanie West creates for her Bio Bangles. The octopus inspired Parsons School of Fashion graduate Aimee Kestenberg to create this amazing purse. The purse is encrusted with 10 different colored Swarovski crystals and won an award for the best use of crystalized Swarovski elements.

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The outdoor art show season is in full swing. The shows seem to have a plethora of jewelry artists in all price ranges. If and when I hit the show road I would like to take a different path. The headband from Michelle Roy is an example of the ‘road less traveled’ that beckons me. We have boxes of beautiful fabric samples in the warehouse…a few polymer accents here…Swarovski’s there…and VIOLA!!!…something different.

BTW…don’t you love the Michelle Roy home page!!!

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We need to break out the extruder again. (Actually, I need to take mine out of the box!!!) These bracelets from Covet could easily be extruded. Add a few hot fix Swarovski’s and we are in business. Since they retail for $219 we can take the savings ‘to the bank’.

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I selected the featured item because of a recent conversation with several artists who participate in art shows. They bemoaned the abundance of artists selling jewelry. One of the suggestions was adding hair accessories. This delightful silk and Swarovski pin from Stella & Dot can be used to adorn your hair or add to a string of pearls.

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Nadja Swarovski handles the development of new business for her family’s global cut-crystal company in the areas of home design, fashion, jewelry, and since 2002 the Swarovski Crystal Palace lighting project. I discovered this beautiful chandelier in the One of a Kind section of Collections.

Check out Atelier Swarovski for a glimpse into the world of Swarovski fashion jewelry.

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