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 →

Hollywood Costume Exhibit at the Academy

We recreated 3 gorgeous pieces of jewelry for Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design. These pieces and the costumes from his collection were on exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. KLH SaveSave

Larry McQueen | Jewelry Projects

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 →

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 →

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