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CNN “The Next List” Sunday 2:30pm ET (Feb 24)

This Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, you can catch me on CNN’s “The Next List” at 2:30pm ET. This episode was a year in the making, we started filming in February 2012 and filmed throughout the year. The producer was very thorough, and I feel like they did a great job documenting my creative process. My […]

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Vintage Red Czech Glass Bead Necklace

I found the Vintage Red Czech Glass Bead Necklace while searching through unsold vintage inventory in the NYC Garment District. I was actually looking for supplies for a different project, but I saw these necklaces under dusty piles of boxes wrapped in tissue paper. The necklaces were so pretty I thought it was really sad that […]

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On the Red Carpet at Project Runway’s 10th Anniversary Party

I wore my new Farfalle necklace and my wedding dress on the red carpet last night at the Project Runway 10th Anniversary Party. I’m all for recycling dresses because it’s nice for the environment and nice for the dress to be enjoyed more than once. It’s been 7 years since I was on Project Runway […]

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Designing Farfalle Packaging

I’m working on designing the new Farfalle necklace packaging. I want the boxes to be reminiscent of pasta/food packaging. I’m the type of designer who likes to make a lot of iterations so that I can see what the different possibilites will look like (as you can see from my cut paper samples). I went […]

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Bow tie Pasta Necklace Facebook Giveaway!

Diana wear testing our new design, photo courtesy of our friend Bill Ward We’re getting ready to launch a new collection of Farfalle (bow tie pasta) necklaces. Inspired by hand painted pasta that have been popping up on pinterest, we want to bring the fun of macaroni necklaces to fine jewelry. Help us decide which […]

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Studio Tour

Here’s a peek into our design studio. As you can see, I am a fan of the 3ft tall mood/design board with real life objects pinned to it. You can only get so much out of a picture. We work from a shared studio space. We have a private office but share dedicated rooms, like […]

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Vintage trim and bead hunting

Yesterday we left the studio in search of vintage trim for a new secret project. We rolled up our sleeves and went through stacks and stacks of boxes in search of the perfect findings. Here is Diana navigating through the vintage bangle jungle: Stay tuned for the release of this project…we will definitely keep you […]

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We like things that look like other things

Diana brought in some homemade mini apple flower tartlets. I thought it was funny, because she likes to make things that look like other things ( fortune cookie coin purse and ladybug pins)! So we decided to put them all together and snap a few photos.

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Pretty Trash

Here at our self-proclaimed world’s cutest research lab we throw lots of things away, because honestly most of our tests don’t work out. All of our fails are actually wins, because every wrong answer goes towards figuring out the right solutions for our designs. Some of our trash is actually kind of pretty. Above are […]

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Ladybug inspired mani

We decided to create a manicure that was inspired by the ladybug’s classic “outfit”, polka dots! Check out how we mimic some of our favorite color combos from species in our ladybug pin collection. Start off by painting your nails with a base clear coat, followed by a layer of the base color. After these […]

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