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!!!  

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