Nov 24, 2012


Almost live! Get an early start on Cyber Monday shopping with my three-day sale  starting tomorrow! Lots of neon+leather, vintage stud mesh+leather, and signature Framed Mesh chain-edged pieces - all at discount.  So excited! 

 Sale preview is up over at their website:

Nov 21, 2012

FAB! Flash sale this Sunday

I'll be doing a three-day flash sale over on this Sunday, November 25th. (Yay!) Head over there for a curated selection of mesh jewelry: Lots of neon and chunky stud mesh - plus some of the signature, "framed mesh" pieces - all at discount. Holiday shopping underway!

Leather + Mesh, Neons

Aug 20, 2012

Great style at end-of-summer Indie Mart

Flaxen hair, sequins, and neon...
I only wish I'd gotten a shot of her futuristic/geo ring. This girl was so on.
And her jacket looks good with my new neon and leather pieces -- which were a hit!

Mesh, feathers, horn, and crystals - and so much more. This guy was my fave for the day.

New Fall pieces wrap the vintage stud mesh onto fat leather cording...

Also a hit. Love!
It was a fantastic day for me - both personally and professionally. Great connections and fun to say Hi to mesh lovers, new and old. Thanks to all who came out!

YAY to Kelly Malone and SF's Indie Mart - there's just nothing like it. Of course, there was stellar style on display at this BEST, end-of-summer Indie Mart; it draws a great crowd. I'm heartbroken that a camera card glitch prevents me from showing the rest of the best. /sigh/ Next time. (Hey: to the girl sporting the awesome tooled leather bag with eight-inch skeleton key closure: EMAIL ME! I need more pics!)

Another Indie Mart, then Urban Air Market in three weeks! Back to work.

Jul 27, 2012

in the studio

Turning out some more playful neon fluorescence for late summer jewelry: powder coated metal mesh and re-purposed vintage '80s sequin swatches...

And on the horizon for Fall: A variety of 'framed mesh' sautoirs!

Jul 5, 2012

BIG THINGS / BIG SUMMER Designer Marketplace

BIG THINGS / BIG SUMMER Designer Marketplace at San Francisco's Asterisk Gallery was a great time with some fantastic women. I was privileged to show the mesh jewelry in their company. Thanks to everyone who came out!

From the top: Event producer/curator Rebecca Goldschmidt, helming BIG THINGS's table of bright, playful wares; fluid garments featuring rich prints from original artwork by Serial Cultura; more original artwork--the bright ties on this summer's perfect maillots from Brooklyn's Feral Childe; modern, sculptural, hand-felted jewelry and homewares from Papaver Vert; ultra-soft knits in complex colors and mind-blowing patterns by Micaela Greg.

Jul 4, 2012

red, white, and blue... pink, orange, and green...

Turns out I do have a tricolor post for today, although it's of a decidedly more personal bent... neon green, orange, and pink! Playful baubles for summer - made with fluorescent sequins culled from the most amazing vintage '80s bomber jacket. In the shop soon.

Happy 4th of July!

Jun 29, 2012

BIG SUMMER: designer marketplace

New pieces for tomorrow's BIG SUMMER show in San Francisco. (details below)

BIG THINGS presents...
BIG SUMMER: designer marketplace

Saturday, June 30, 2012
2-7 pm

Asterisk San Francisco
3156 24th Street
SF, CA 94110

Come sip lemonade, eat summer snacks & support your local designers!

BIG THINGS SHOP - hand-picked & handmade finds from Oakland
Feral Childe - eco-friendly womenswear from Oakland/NYC
Maral Rapp - modern vintage mesh jewelry made in San Francisco
Micaela Greg - geometric knitwear made in California
Papaver Vert - hand-felted home goods & accessories made in Alameda
Serial Cultura - printed clothing & scarves from Oakland

Jun 19, 2012

North Beach Festival 2012

Perusing the wares on a breezy Sunday afternoon...

The owner of these amazing eyes was kind enough to let me take a few shots while she tried on a new headpiece.

Headpieces! Okay, the bottom one is actually a neckplate, but the top is a new direction in mesh headpieces.

Art Night in San Francisco - Chillin' Productions' 14 years!

I'll be at Mezzanine this Saturday night to celebrate Chillin' Productions' 14th anniversary - with NEW mesh jewelry for sale!
I hope you can come out - it's a great time with music, video, live art, and great fashion shopping. Here are a few new pieces, with event details directly below:

Chillin' Productions 14 YEAR anniversary presents:

200 Artists/Photographers
80 Fashion Designers
Video Installations

Live Painting by:
Sean Sczepanik
Jack Taylor

Live music by:
Beautiful Machines

Music by:
DJ Felina
Rondo Brothers
Russell Vargas
Irene Hernandez-Feiks
+ more

Live portrait photography by
Felicia Less and Pete Hopkins

When: June 23, 2012

Where: Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street, San Francisco 94105)

Must be 21 years old + ID

Jun 11, 2012

Featured in Etsy newsletter!

And it explains a lot.

My Etsy shop sort of blew up today and I was a bit baffled until my friend, Amber (who obviously pays better attention - thank goodness), congratulated my making it into Etsy's latest newsletter. We're 'Fresh in Fashion.' Fantastic! While I do get love from Etsy-goers, the environment is a bit of a stretch for my jewelry, and this surprise boost is a treat. It's always fun to see which pieces new eyes gravitate toward.
Thank You, Mary!

Mesh Jewelry at the SF North Beach Festival

I'm a (grateful!) addition to the 58th annual North Beach Festival - one of SF's oldest summer street events - with art, music, and food in SF's 'Little Italy.' If you're planning to head over there on Saturday or Sunday -- please come say Hi! The booths run along Grant, Green, and Columbus; I'll be on Grant at Filbert, in Booth 1520 with other local designers and artists - right across from Maccharini Creative Design. I hope to see you there!

The 58th Annual North Beach Festival 
Saturday & Sunday, June 16 and 17, 2012
North Beach District
San Francisco, CA
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Apr 13, 2012

that baked-in goodness

First neon/fluorescent test, realized!
From this:

to this!

The workshop kiln is criminally large for these small pieces - I may donate a percentage of proceeds to Greenpeace...  Watch for jewelry - soon to follow!

Apr 8, 2012

new block displays - latest installation

Even smaller block displays—my favorite new thing! (After the jewelry, that is...)

Highly adjustable, configurable components—here in vertical form to fill a tall glass cabinet, the latest jewelry installation at fun gallery and shop, Secession Art and Design in San Francisco's Mission. New show up through May!

Secession Art and Design 
3361 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mar 16, 2012


New line on the horizon—knots knots knots. (Well-placed knots, that is...) Simultaneously rustic/raw/tough and rich/luxemy ultimate fave. Thoroughly convertible, utterly wearable works. These looks all from one piece. (So excited!)

Mar 14, 2012


 Beautiful, bubble-inspired, connected/divided plates from Metaphys. In the studio of my dreams, all jewelry components required for each piece live in one of these...

Feb 2, 2012

the brite side

Under the heading 'Things You Cannot Tell Just by Looking at Her,' apparently Miuccia Prada has been known to favor fluorescent underwear. I find myself surprised by this. Also thoroughly charmed.

Neon fluorescents have been throwing a party in their own little corner of the fashion scene for a while and Spring 2012 sees the trend blow up, hitting both high and low. Bright (brite!) colors are interpreted in a range of tones, some less electric but no less interesting, appearing now in playful pairings and complex, unlikely mixes.

Nanette Lepore, Peter Som, Christopher Kane, Marc Jacobs via

Whether you go all out with electric-kool-aid-acid color, or gravitate toward a slightly softer, more plastic-fantastic hue, there's a bright color for every taste. Consider a single pop played against warm neutrals this season—it's the freshest take yet.

Jil Sander, Isabel Marant, Acne all styled at   /   2012 m&m colors

I'm so excited to be playing with these great colors. Stay tuned for a new line of fluorescent-popped Framed Mesh works: rich, enameled finishes in complex color combos for your palette-mixing pleasure!

Jan 5, 2012

The New Now

All the BEST in the new



All the best in the new NOW. I mean that honestly, and in the very best sense. But, also—honestly—it's all I can seem to manage these days. I wish I could say it was due to a very calm, serene sense-of-self-as-the-present-moment, but it's more an unenviable look-at-this-important-new-thing-in-front-of-me-I-guess-I'll-drop-everything-and-do-THAT-now... because I am very busy.

Which is great. Truly. I'm still filling the last of the orders I took over the holidays, ecstatic about every single one. But there is so much more involved with building a business, even IF people already want what you have to offer (thank you all so very, very much!) that I find myself wishing I were two or three people... and that at least one of those people had a solid business degree.

It's all very exciting, though. I first started selling my jewelry last summer, fortunate to have been included in ten fantastic art/design venues in the past six months. The latest, and largest, of these was the Renegade Holiday SF fair:

My lovely assistant, Liza, helping to spread the gospel of the mesh.

I met so many great people. We were this busy most of the weekend!

With those shows and my first holiday season under my belt, I gratefully report that I'm very encouraged by the response! And I've learned so much—mostly about how much I have to learn...

For those of you who don't know, I'm a one-woman-band over here. Jewelry, graphics, web design, packaging, marketing, show displays, styling, and photography... I really love doing it all.

Here's to an exciting 2012 with new mesh jewelry designs! 

And, of course, whatever YOU have planned...