Spring cleaning isn’t just for the garage, and “something old, something new” doesn’t apply only to brides. I have a feeling that many of you are like me when it comes to the issue of “old” jewelry that’s sitting around in the back of a dresser drawer. It could be things that caught your eye at the time but are now far removed from your style, or maybe it’s some heirloom pieces that belonged to others in your family that you don’t quite know what to do with – but you do know that you’re not wearing them very often (or ever at all). For me, it was an issue of realizing that I had some beautiful things that I wasn’t wearing very often. I still really liked all of them but, because I now mostly wear jewelry from the artists whose work we represent in the store, I wasn’t wearing them. Enter Janis Kerman. Janis is a master at taking your “old” jewelry — pearls, diamonds, charms and other stones – and designing a piece that you’ll actually wear. This necklace is made from my mom’s pearls that I wore to my wedding, pearls that my husband gave me when he was my fiancee, aquamarine earring studs and an aqua/diamond necklace that he gave me, and the bracelet and earring jackets that I wore to my wedding. This is now such a special, sentimental piece of jewelry that I love to wear — and look how many individually sentimental items I can wear at once!
So, if you have some of that “old ” jewelry — come on, you know you do! — I invite you to think about scheduling a design appointment with Janis to create something special for you. In addition, Janis has her own line and is well known for her asymmetrical “mismatched” earrings that I absolutely love. The custom design event and trunk show will take place Thursday, April 24-Saturday, April 26.