Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry at the Academy Museum

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

Creating Pave Setting in Wax

Shown above is the star brooch for Susan Haywood. Each ball represents what would be the Pave setting for the gem. Below you will see the small balls being applied with a thin hot wire. The light green wax melts and cools quickly, forming perfect little balls. For several years, I worked as a full-time wax carving artist. Our clients... Continue Reading →

Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard had a love for sapphires. It had been well documented in magazines and newspapers from the 1930's how she collected sapphires and wore them in several of her movies. In My Man Godfrey she wore her own 152 carat star sapphire and diamond brooch with a fabulous beaded bias-cut gown with matching coat designed by... Continue Reading →

Glass Artist, Kathleen Mitchell

Making a re-created jewelry design for such an incredible Hollywood legend has been journey in itself. When Larry McQueen asked us to re-create this brooch, we were intrigued. He wanted us to remake the brooch that Carole Lombard own and wore in My Man Godfrey without spending the fortune it was worth. The beaded gown would be on exhibit... Continue Reading →

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