Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Celebrity Question for you…

What does this list of amazing Hollywood Celebrities all have in common with Luster Metal Works?

1. Jeremy Piven

2. Tom Hanks

3. Bill Maher

4. Adrian Grenier

5. Kate Bosworth

6. P!nk

7. Leonardo DiCaprio

8. Dave Matthews

9. Rosario Dawson

10. Woody Harrelson

11. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

12. Daryl Hannah

13. Drew Barrymore

14. Ellen DeGeneres

15. Orlando Bloom

16. Jake Gyllenhaal

17. Josh Hartnett

18. Sting

19. Barbra Streisand

20. Alicia Silverstone

21. Courteney Cox

22. Cameron Diaz

23. KT Tunstall

24. Mark Ruffalo

25. Edward Norton


I’ll  let you speculate and guess until Tomorrow morning when I reveal the answer.  For those of you who already know, please don’t spoil the surprise!!!




Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Exterminating the Clutter Bug and Reclaiming my Home.

As part of my jewelry making I like to feature copper that was reclaimed from my house…but lately I have been so focused on developing my jewelry business and growing it to the next level that I have neglected my home.  With 2 young boys and a husband, it has been all I can do to keep up with the daily necessities of laundry, shopping, cooking, cuddling and the light cleaning to keep chaos under control. 

For those of you who know me, I am not a clutter person, I guess that is one reason why my jewelry designs are often not very fussy.  It is a true reflection of who I am.  Heck, I can’t concentrate if I have more on my desk than my 5 main item groupings; computer / mouse, light, paper / pen, cup of tea, and item I am working on.  Yes I know a little anal, but it keeps me focused and more importantly relaxed.

Well I have been feeling quite overwhelmed and directionless lately and I realized it was because the clutter bug has snuck into my home.  It happens so very fast.  So I decided to begin to tackle it.  I know from experience that if I don’t define segmented areas to focus on directly I get overwhelmed with the scope of the entire project.  So I decided I wanted to focus on my bedroom.  My thought is that if I have a clutter free space to begin and end my days I will be a much more peaceful person.

Of course I didn’t take before photos.  It didn't even occur to me that the transformation would be as dramatic as it was.  But I do have one photo to share with you, the mountain of trash and Goodwill donations I eliminated from my room!  WOW…I had no clue I had so much stuff squirrelled in there.  So I will make my way thru all of the rooms in my house to see how much stuff I can eliminate from my life that I do not need and the stuff I do not want. 

trash-Lo-FiI would love it if you all shared with me some of your ways to fight the clutter bug on a daily basis…and even what you do when it comes to big purging jobs like this! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Luster goes Golden!

This year I was able to participate in the GBK Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge as part of The Artisan Groups Celebrity SWAG Bag and Photo Lounge display. 


I had a selection of 5 copper cuffs from my Copper Tones Collection on display for the celebrities to look at and pose with for photos.


Included in the SWAG Bag for Celebrities and selected members of the press was my Interlaced Circles Copper cuff.

Luster Gift bag

Are you curious as to what celebrities attended?  Well here is the list!  Over the next week I will be sharing some photos from the event….especially the photos of who I have trying out my items!

  1. Ali Fedotowsky
  2. Alicia Witt
  3. Amanda Righetti
  4. Angus T. Jones
  5. Anthony Anderson
  6. Anastassija Makarenko
  7. Bailee Madison 
  8. Barrett Foa
  9. Beau Willimon
  10. Ben Schwartz
  11. Beth Riesgraf
  12. Betsy Brandt
  13. BooBoo Stewart
  14. Callie Thorne
  15. Camille Grammar
  16. Candace Cameron Bure
  17. Carly Craig
  18. Cheryl Burke
  19. Chris McDonald
  20. Chris Noth
  21. Christopher Heyerdahl
  22. Connor Paolo
  23. Cynthia Addai Robinson
  24. Damian Lewis
  25. Damian McGinty
  26. David Banner
  27. Dot-Marie Jones
  28. Eden Sher
  29. Elizabeth McGovern
  30. Eric Stonestreet
  31. Erica Durance
  32. Gabriel Mann
  33. Garrett Backstrom
  34. Helen McCrory
  35. Hill Harper 
  36. India De Beaufort
  37. Iqbal Theba
  38. Janina Gavankar
  39. Jason Isaacs
  40. Jason Olive
  41. Jennifer Love Hewitt
  42. Jennifer Carpenter
  43. Jeremy Irons
  44. Jessica Parker Kennedy
  45. Jim Rash
  46. Joe Mantegna
  47. Josh Sussman
  48. Julie Benz
  49. Karina Smirnoff 
  50. Kathryn Joosten
  51. Katie Leclerc
  52. Kristi Lauren
  53. Lana Parrilla
  54. Lauren Bowles
  55. Leslie David Baker
  56. Mark Feuerstein
  57. Mayim Bialik
  58. Melissa Rauch
  59. Mickey Rourke
  60. Mireille Enos
  61. Morena Baccarin
  62. Nat Faxon
  63. Natasha Henstridge
  64. Nick Wechsler
  65. Pat O’Brien
  66. Rachael Crow
  67. Raphael Sbarge
  68. Reno Wilson 
  69. Reshma Shetty
  70. Rex Lee
  71. Raini Rodriguez
  72. Rico Rodriguez
  73. RJ Mitte
  74. Samantha Harris
  75. Sarah Drew
  76. Sasha Pieterse
  77. Shailene Woodley 
  78. Shanola Hampton
  79. Steven Yeun
  80. Thomas Gibson
  81. Thomas Jane
  82. Tinsel Korey
  83. Tony Denison
  84. Zach Woods

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cuff and Cari

I wonder what Cari Cucksey of the HGTV show “Cash and Cari” and owner of the wonderful shop RePurpose is searching for?

I think she is looking for the perfect container to use as a display for her new reclaimed Copper and Laborite cuff bracelet from Luster.


Starting this spring, I will be adding a line of wire wrapped and elegantly adorned bracelets and cuffs in my shop!  I have a feeling you will see a version of the “Cari Cuff” there!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Luster: On the road to the Golden Globes Gift Lounge


I’m excited to announce the Luster Metal Works, in association with The Artisan Group, will be featured on January 13-14, 2012 at a luxury Gift Lounge hosted by GBK Productions at the L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills,
California, in honor of the 2012 Golden Globes Nominees and Presenters. 

Over the next few weeks I will be giving you an inside look at what it took to make the 100+ bracelets that will be featured in the celebrity SWAG bags and press boxes.  The five cuffs featured in the photo above will be on display at the gift lounge for the celebrities to pose with in their promotional photos.  I wonder who I will have the privilege of having photographed with my items?

I hope you will join me on this exciting adventure!