Tag: jewelry

American Craft Council Partners with Fashion Stylists for “Style Slam” at Annual Craft Show

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Professional stylists demonstrate ways to use show-stopping, one-of-a-kind pieces to make a fashion statement.

Handcrafted fashion is as relevant today as it was when the American Craft Council began its shows in the 1970s. To highlight the American Craft Council’s network of talented artists, the council will partner with regional stylists for Style Slam.

The Village of Cross Keys Welcomes National Jewelry Sensation Rebecca Myers

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Baltimore Designer Opens Jewelry Gallery in Iconic Retail Destination

Local jewelry designer Rebecca Myers will debut her signature fine jewelry line, Rebecca Myers Collection, when she opens her jewelry gallery at The Village of Cross Keys on December 3.

Baltimore Artists Open Their Doors for the Annual School 33 Open Studio Tour

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Work by participating artists Elizabeth Cadwalader, Lori Larusso and Erica Bello

Welcome to our new weekly feature, “The Rack,” about local shopping news and finds.

This weekend, Baltimore’s fine arts community opens its doors to show the public how and where art is being made. School 33 Arts Center kicks off its 28th annual event with a guide in this week’s City Paper, with an easy-to-follow map, and list of associated events.

What Will You Wear this Season? Fall Trend Report from Green Spring Station

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Look for the latest fashions from the world’s top designers each week on the Wednesday Trend Reports from Green Spring Station.

Designer Duds and Jewelry Classes at B’more Betty

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catch of the day fish (2)First things first: Betty is not the name of the style maven behind this new Federal Hill institution. Cleverly enough, it’s an acronym that stands for Bringing Exclusive Trends To You. And who’s going to argue with that? Betty popped up in Federal Hill this past November, and has been delighting local fashionistas ever since. Most of Betty’s fans come in the designer clothes (Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Donna Karen…must we go on?) of every era. But Betty is coming out as a one-stop, all-inclusive design haven with their new offering: jewelry-making classes.

MICA’s Jewelry Department Faces Imminent Closure

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Photo via mica.edu
Photo via mica.edu

As MICA continues to implement new programs centering on the business side of artistic practice and new media technologies (just to name a few), some of the school’s beloved departments are falling by the wayside. Case in point:  the university’s jewelry fabrication program, which is slated to close in the near future. (A petition opposing the program’s closure is available here.)

Tonight: Men’s Night at the Shops at Ruxton

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Hey Fellas, need help finding the perfect gift for your wife, girlfriend, daughter, mom or smarter female colleague? Tonight, Ellie and Jewels at the shops at Ruxton are keeping the doors open until 8 p.m. to help husbands, boyfriends, sons, dads (I think anyone who is hairy and likes to watch Dirty Jobs will do) find the right gift for the ladies on their list.  Jewels sweetens the shopping with an incredible offer: 50 percent off any single full-priced item in the store!  (There’s nothing like saving $$ to bring out the holiday cheer in a man.) The stores will serve food and drink to add to the merry mood, so don’t wait until Christmas Eve this year to start shopping. Head to the shops at Ruxton tonight and get in the spirit — and in the good graces of the ladies in your life.

Double Dutch Boutique’s Awesome Fall Duds

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Double Dutch Boutique in Baltimore

Double Dutch boutique in Hampden hardly needs our help. They’ve got a location in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods, a wall-full of Best of Baltimore awards, and of course a seasonally-rotating selection of amazing clothes. Perhaps the most amazing thing about Double Dutch is that everything in the store (and windows) seems like a really stand-out, special piece. But whereas in some cases, a stand-out piece of clothing means a skin-tight, sequin affair in a print that could only match shoes that haven’t been invented yet, everything at Double Dutch manages to be that seemingly-impossible combination of both special and wearable.

Imagine a piece of clothing that you could wear both to work and on a date and not feel like you were compromising on either front. That’s the kind of thing Double Dutch seems to specialize in. Not only that, the boutique primarily stocks small, independent designers and loads of locally designed jewelry and accessories. Perfect for those wanting to support small and local businesses while looking as good as humanly possible. Not a big deal, of course. Just the way some  us like to do things.

Double Dutch Boutique is located at 3616 Falls Road in Hampden, Baltimore.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: You Can’t Go Wrong with Jewelry

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The collection above by jewelry designer Linda Sherr honors the classic and the contemporary, and is described as “Coco Chanel meets old Hollywood.” The bold statement pieces feature dramatic baroque, coin and keishi pearls; natural turquoise; Swarovski crystal; hand-cut crystal quartz; and handmade sterling chain. All necklace, bracelet and earring designs are either one-of-a-kind or limited edition.

Handmade in Scherr’s studio in Scottsdale Arizona, each necklace and bracelet is named after women (real or fictional) and comes with a “pedigree” bearing the name and components that went into making it. Prices range from $95 to $650.

The Rococo Rocks collection premiered in 2005 and is currently featured in select boutiques and jewelry stores around the country. Bijoux in Lutherville’s Green Spring Station is the only store in the Baltimore area that sells the Rococo Rocks collection.

Linda Scherr, a native Baltimorean, was the owner of Rococo, a specialty women’s fashion boutique in Pikesville (1986 – 1992).

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