Did you know that you can sometimes commission original baubles from jewelry designers? That's just what I did this past Christmas. I had spotted these enamel beauties from Blank Verse Jewelry sold online and at Cameron Marks in Santa Cruz, but I wanted to see if there was a way that designer Laamie Young could tweak the original design just a bit, so I reached out to her and guess what? She agreed! Instead of a full circle bracelet, I asked for Laamie to create more of a cuff shape. We discussed measurements, thickness, and a color palette, and she invented this beauty seen above, which I gifted to someone this past holiday. If you're looking to give yourself or someone else a New Year's present, reach out to Laamie here and tell her The Penny Rose sent you.
Every season, Laamie Young of Blank Verse Jewelry rolls out something new, fresh, innovative, and exciting. This season, it's the introduction of her painted enamel collection of earrings, rings, and bracelets. I had a chance to recently see these and they're even prettier in person. With Young's painterly touch and a creative style, these are pieces that will never go out of style. And, they would make a perfect holiday gift for the woman in your life (or yourself). Find them here.
Good news! Our Penelope Bangle is back in stock. This bangle is a collaboration between long time friends: fashion blogger, writer, and actor, Christa Martin of The Penny Rose blog and Laamie Young of Blank Verse Jewelry. Our hand-forged brass bangle is versatile enough to go with anything. The Penelope Bangle looks great with stacks of bangles or alone, is slightly adjustable, and sized to fit most, but can be custom ordered in a small or larger version. Purchase it here for $37.
One of my favorite jewelry lines is the work of Laamie Young of Blank Verse Jewelry in Santa Cruz, Calif. (my hometown). Young's work has been seen in national magazines like Women's Health and has been snapped up by celebrities. This season, here are a few of my favorites, including our co-designed Penelope Bangle. Take a look at the rest of her collection here.