Simplicity goes a long way and LA based designer Ariel Gordon clearly gets it. After working as a publicist for years, Ariel decided to pursue jewelry design professionally and eventually delved into the world of metalsmithing and stone setting at San Francisco’s Revere Academy. We are absolutely smitten with her collection of fine 14k gold jewelry which includes delicate rings, lightweight bracelets, and sweet charm necklaces. I always have a handful of precious gold rings permanently stacked on various fingers so I’m especially excited to incorporate some of Ariel’s signature gold bands into my repertoire.
Honestly, how does designer and mindreader Birgitte Raben Olrik know exactly what I’d take with me on a trip to Bali, a safari in Africa, a journey to Kathmandu, or an adventure to Peru? Silk jumpsuits, linen shorts and sheer coverups, paired with tribal jewelry, leather sandals and straw hats, has my inner wanderlust itching for another getaway.
As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat.
- 2 colors of embroidery floss
- tape or clipboard