December, 2013

idazzle.com Jewelry Trunk Show

It’s been quite a year for idazzle.com. In November 2013, I hosted a jewelry trunk show at my new studio space in Seattle, WA. This space represents a bit of a dream come true for me. After several years of working more with words and code and images, I really felt compelled to play with [...]

Happy Holidays from idazzle.com!

The children are nestled all snug in their beds… I need to go be Santa now, but wanted to wish everyone a wonderful, healthy, happy holiday season. Here’s to hope, peace, art, reflection, beauty, joy and love now and in the New Year. XOXOXO, Monica

Jewelry Gift Idea: Robert Procop Necklace

Ok, so do you want the good news or the not-so-good news first? Yes, I thought so. I’m a give-me-the-bad-news-first kind of girl myself. So: if you haven’t purchased a jewelry gift by this time, it’s pretty late…

Jewelry Gift Idea: Zaiken Jewelry Throwing Stones #HintingSeason

Zaiken Jewelry designer Malak Atut is a lot of things: mother, artist, wife, Vice President of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group, my sometimes-dance partner. But this pendant and collection proves…

Jewelry Gift Idea: Heather Moore Bridal #HintingSeason

Here’s an idea if you need something a little more…literal this #HintingSeason. This “Taken” band could work for many, many different scenarios, all of them entertaining. It makes a statement…

Jewelry Gift Idea: Jamie Joseph Necklace #HintingSeason

Ok, now is when Holiday decisions have to be made in earnest. The guaranteed-delivery-by emails are starting to roll in. But there’s no need to panic yet. Not when there are pieces like this Jamie Joseph necklace still available, and able to ship in time…

Jewelry Gift Ideas: EnA Fine Jewelry Pendant #HintingSeason

This pendant from EnA Fine Jewelry design duo of Karen and James Moustafellos hits all the high notes. It is handmade in the USA. It’s fine jewelry, made of sterling silver. It is perfectly on trend with clean, geometric lines. It has a nice scale…

Jewelry Gift Ideas: Todd Reed Diamond Earrings #HintingSeason

Today’s gift idea has drama, movement, and plenty of sparkle. Todd Reed has been making distinctive jewelry for more than 20 years (although you wouldn’t believe that if you met him in person…how is that possible?), often using raw diamonds in natural colors…

Jewelry Gift Ideas for Men: Delphine Leymarie Facets Cufflinks #HintingSeason

Today’s gift idea is geared for men. I love men. I definitely don’t want to leave them out of the whole gift-giving fray. Plus, sometimes you have to give a little to get a little, right? This pair of cufflinks by Delphine Leymarie seems like…

Current Obsession: Jacquie Aiche Body Jewelry

What has my heart a-flutter these days? To say that I’m moderately off-balance about the body jewelry of Los Angeles jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche would be an understatement…