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Thoughts on Zelda, Museums, New Appreciations and Hope

Thoughts on Zelda, Museums, New Appreciations and Hope

This past Friday, I was a chaperon with my daughter’s fourth grade class field trip to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art. At first, while I was happy to spend the time with my child, I am ashamed to admit that I had a bit of a sorry attitude about going to the museum. This […]

New Suede Jewelry Bag!

New Suede Jewelry Bag!

I am so excited about this new little beauty! Dark chocolate brown suede with a lacy top detail and embossed front. The inside is divided into two sections so your necklaces don’t end up a tangled mess! This is perfect for traveling…you know that moment when you are about to board a plane and you […]

Wrist Stack

Wrist Stack

The Minny necklace with large, etched oval links of 18K gold-plate and a baroque freshwater pearl. ($138) The secret to a good wrist stack is a mix of styles and textures. From top to bottom: The Ellie bracelet ($115), The wrapping leather bracelet ($119), The Minny bracelet ($115). These are worn with the friendship bracelet […]

To Button or Not to Button?

To Button or Not to Button?

When I was in high school, only “nerds” buttoned the top button of their button down shirt, however, buttoned-up collars keep popping up everywhere this fall. And as you can see from this pic of Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the famous twins, when you button up, the necklace is worn outside the collar.I’m not […]

Model Picks

Model Picks

The look book for the premiere collection of the exVoto Vintage limited edition line has landed at carefully selected boutiques across the nation and one question I keep hearing is, “Who is your model? She is so pretty!” Well, the exVoto model is Sarah Stripling and I’m happy to report that she is as genuinely […]

Leather Story

Leather Story

I decided to put my “vintage” Joie top on the showroom mannequin. “Rocky” is her name (my child named her this because she has a tendency to rock back and forth, due to her age). The leather necklaces look great with all things Joie, which is one of my favorite brands. The juxtaposition of the […]

Locket Lineup!

Locket Lineup!

Here are the lockets for exVoto’s first limited edition collection! We gave them each a name from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels since the Jazz Age influenced this season’s designs. We thought you might like a “Locket Guide”. Here are the names from top to bottom, left to right:Zelda, Anson pocket watch locket, Annabelle book locket, […]

Suede Tassel necklace

Suede Tassel necklace

OK, keep in mind I am not a professional model and my assistant, Margaret Lois, is not a professional photographer. But, here it is…the new tassel collection necklaces! Tassels and fringe and leather are all hot for fall 2011, so why not wear the trend as a necklace? I love the bohemian, free-spirited feel of […]

The Leather Necklace

The Leather Necklace

One of the most exciting parts of developing this new limited edition line was visiting a third generation leather factory and learning about what they can do with leather. I walked out of the first meeting and I almost couldn’t pay attention to where I was going because my mind was racing thinking of all […]

Announcing–New Limited Edition Collection!

Announcing–New Limited Edition Collection!

ExVoto adds a new limited edition line this month! The limited edition collection debuted last week with a look book full of vintage lockets created in the same method artisians used over 70 years ago. The lockets feature vintage cameos, crystals and there is even one style with a 3 point diamond. There are a […]

Almost Finished….

Almost Finished….

Remember the mammoth bookcase I mentioned in the last blog post? Well, here is my mover “losing his religion” as he says, over my 500 lb bookcase. Every time I have this thing moved to a different room in my home (for some reason, it is the largest piece of furniture I have, and yet […]

Renovations Update!

Renovations Update!

Studio/Showroom update:I firmly believe that your surroundings have a lot to do with where you believe you can go in life. If your surroundings inspire you (that includes the people with whom you surround yourself) you can be propelled and encouraged into all kinds of possibilities! It’s not that simplistic, of course, but never the […]