How to Keep Pretty Nails When You Work with Your Hands

After two posts about my migraines, I thought it was time for a lighter topic: manicures! People often ask me how I’m able to have such “perfect nails” when I’m a jeweler. I work with my hands every day, yet I’m able to keep my nails manicured (most of the time...

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New Lessons in Migraine Management

As I reported in my last migraine post, my Botox treatments have gotten me from 15+ migraines a month down to about 10 a month. For the past year, I've been schlepping up to Oakland for my Botox treatments, but it would take me half the day to get there and back. I...

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One Year in… Botox for Migraines

It has now been just over a year since I started receiving Botox treatments for my migraines, and I'm happy to report that it's helping. I've been going in for a Botox treatment about once every 12 weeks, I'm getting fewer migraines (from >15 per month to about 10 per...

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I See the World in Cloisonné Enamel

People often ask me why I am so drawn to enameling, and to cloisonné in particular. Before I tell that story, I’m going to back up a little and quickly explain what cloisonné is: Enameling involves applying colored glass powders to a metal surface and...

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Exciting Announcement: Permanent Showroom in Atlanta!

I have exciting news to share! In a move to turn my business more toward wholesale, I have joined a global group of designers opening a permanent showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta. Our group is called EmpowerDesign on 8 - a reference to our showroom...

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My Theme for 2018: Life Balance

As 2017 draws to a close, I'm thinking about what is important going into 2018. My theme for 2017 was Connections. I chose Connections because I've always been extremely shy, and I've been reluctant to introduce myself to anyone. I've led a fairly solitary...

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Plastic in our Oceans

I don't do this often, but I wanted to share this awesome video by one of my favorite musicians, Jack Johnson. This video was made using plastic collected nearby on the beach in just like an hour!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv1mhhvOyII  

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