Carole Lombard’s Jewelry

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 →

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

Susan Hayward’s Brooch | Adding the Gemstones

Counting and placing diamonds or crystals for this design project is painstakingly slow work. We selected varies sizes of crystals ranging from 1mm - 4mm to re-create the Pave style setting for Susan Hayward's Star brooch. Having created the initial design drawings for the brooch on the computer enabled us to have the flexibility of getting... Continue Reading →

Susan Hayward’s Brooch | At the Maker’s Bench

After days of refining design details, soldering, polishing and setting crystal gemstones, the complex brooch finally come to fruition. The emerald and diamond star brooch that was seen in movies like "Ada" and "Valley of the Dolls" was finally coming together. Susan Hayward's dazzling recreated brooch was on display at the Hollywood Costume Exhibition in LA... Continue Reading →

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