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What I like about my work is that I am able to recreate something from the past. Something of value, a lost jewel and then I get to bring the gem back to life. Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies... Continue Reading →
The Young Victoria was released in 2009. Several years later the Getty Museums and Swarovski of Los Angeles, sponsored the lecture - Designing Victoria: Visual Sources for Historical Costume. Sandy Powell and Deborah Landis were the guest speakers. While attending the lecture I found a beautiful "sapphire" and mounting laying on the stage floor. The sapphire came from a movie... Continue Reading →
The first jewelry project for Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design was to recreate a pendant worn by Ingrid Bergman in the classic movie "Gaslight". Many of Mr McQueen's costumes are on display around the world. This pendant was created to compliment his collection and was first displayed on exhibit at the... Continue Reading →
I was asked to create a pair of earrings styled like Anne Boleyn's Earrings from the series, The Tudors. To maintain our budget we decided to use brass to make the earrings. The pearls are from our collection and are genuine freshwater pearls. Drawings are always an important part of the design process. If you... Continue Reading →
I am still hooked on finding this original star sapphire. It was the size of a "goose egg" if anyone knows what happened to that wonderful star... please contact us. We can only speculate where it might be, but perhaps someone that reads our blog will tell us that they have this fabulous star sapphire locked up... Continue Reading →
Recreative Jewelry for The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design For the past several years I have had the pleasure working with Larry McQueen, owner of the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design. This collection is one of the finest private collections of its kind in the world and consists of costumes worn in films from... Continue Reading →
Hollywood CostumeExhibit made it's debut at the historic Wilshire May Company building, the new home for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Los Angeles. Originally, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this exhibition explores costume design as an important part of cinematic storytelling. Greta Garbo's pendant from "Queen Christina". KLH