Inspiration is everywhere!

Inspiration is everywhere!

New Zealand-based designer, Karen Walker has given fashion a bit more of a conscience


Monochrome – trend radar for SS14

Monochrome - trend radar for SS14
Bracelet cuff.  Crocheted by Zegna Aston

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It’s easily our favorite pairing out there – black and white. The way to wear it is with a crocheted structured cuff. Practically every collection touched on the monochrome revival. It’s the perfect way to take it from day to night. Team with a pleated black midi skirt for easy office outfit.

Orange rules for spring 2014

Black bracelet cuff. Crocheted by Zegna Aston

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Orange is the new black! While spring may seem like eons from now, and it’s certainly too cold to pull out any spring dresses, you could dabble in one of spring’s hottest makeup trends now—the orange lipstick! Best with perfect Black bracelet cuff.

This coated copper wire crochet bracelet features 6 square Swarovski crystal studs for style that walks on the edge.

-Non tarnish coated copper wire
– gunmetal clasp
– Swarovski crustals

Bracelet is about 6 1/3″ long and 2″ wide

100% handmade in USA

Dragonfly crochet Collar Necklace by Zegna Aston

Dragonfly crochet Collar Necklace by Zegna Aston

My dragonfly necklace is design of the week! Yey!


Congratulations to Ksenia Aston for the Design of the Week! See the design here:
Join our Design of the Week team. It’s easy–just share an image of your design in our Facebook community, then vote on your and other images by “liking” them. Every week we tally up the “likes.” The image with the most “likes” becomes our Design of the Week and inspiration for the whole jewelry-making community.

My First Destination – City of Angels

The Shirley Temple, a non-alcoholic cocktail, was invented in Los Angeles.

The LA metropolitan area is served by more airports than any other major city in the world – five.

Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”  I’m sort of glad they shortened it, aren’t you?

LA is the movie and television stand-in for Japan, Hawaii, Manhattan, New England, Miami, Casablanca and even a planet for apes.  Often all it takes is a little creative editing.

Strange laws still on the books in Los Angeles:

  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
  • You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • Toads may not be licked.
  • Zoot suits are prohibited.
  • You may not charge admission to a house party.

Los Angeles is the birth place of both Marilyn Monroe and the Barbie Doll.

For those of you who forgot to pack your bathing suit, here’s the good news: Los Angeles has two nude beaches – one at Point Dume in Malibu and one at Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes.

When something is thought to be typical of Los Angeles, it can be heard said “That’s so LA.”