Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jewelry is a Girl's Best Friend

Amling Designs, created and made by Claudia Amling-MacFarland, is the newest addition to Bae! After much success at our trunk show we had to carry more of her pieces, and I'm so excited about it!

Her jewelry is not only local (she is based out of our sister city of Santa Cruz) and one of a kind, but she uses an intricate process using PMC (Precious Metal Clay). In short, it's a unique form of silver or gold that has flexibility to be molded and sculpted by hand (this is my favorite part; all her pieces are carefully hand made by her which makes it intimate and personal). It starts soft and pliable, similar to clay - hence the name, and once fired in the kiln it hardens and is ready to wear. The best part is each piece is 'reversible'; due to the molding process the texture on the back side is just as beautiful as the front, so you can wear your necklace in either direction. Divine process, even better results.

Here are some of my personal favorites; I absolutely love the charm necklace which can be customized with personal initials (how about Liz+Javier Bardem? Hey, a girl can dream!)

Visit her website and Etsy Store for more goodies (she even makes bronze jewelry and glass beads, perfect for all the delicious bright colors everyone's wearing this summer).

But see them in person at Bae! We have quite the selection of these hand-made delights, so come visit :)

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