Especially for the Men-Folk…The August Collection

I haven’t made a lot of jewelry for men and I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe it’s just not inspiring enough. I almost feel as if I have to filter myself a bit too much.

But, I cannot ignore the many, many men who have asked me if I make jewelry to suite more masculine tastes. So, I decided to challenge myself to design jewelry I liked that men also could appreciate. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.

I call this line of jewelry The August Collection. I called it August for two reasons. On one hand, my father’s name is August. On the other hand, his name means “great” or “magnificent.” I aspire to make magnificent jewelry and I love my daddy. So, there you have it…The August Collection.


My friend, Eva, says she doesn’t see too many men wearing jewelry in Ireland. Oddly enough, I can’t see my dad in any of them. But, I know quite a few guys who would use these necklaces to spruce up a t-shirt and some jeans.

Are there any men in your world who might rock The August Line?



After-Super-Bowl-Monday Prep for An Awesome Trunk Show

I know everybody was caught up in Super Bowl fever this weekend. And while you all were eating, drinking and being merry, I was upstairs in my workroom churning out new designs for my Get Yourself Something for Valentine’s Day Trunk Show this coming Saturday.

I did manage to take a break long enough to catch Jacoby Jones run the kick-off in for a touchdown right at the start of the third quarter. Wow! And, of course, I saw Beyonce doing her thing! All I can say is…you go girl! What a fantastic performance! Way to silence all the haters who have been gunning for you since the Inauguration.

When the lights went out, I took it as a sign from the Almighty that break time was over. So, I missed San Francisco’s strong performance in the second half. And, I missed seeing Ray Lewis at the end of the game. Bummer on that last point. I really wanted to see that.

But, I have to stay focused to prepare two new collections – The Wire Infinity Hearts and the August line for men – which I promised to unveil during Saturday’s Trunk Show. Today, I’ll give you a quick sneak peek.

Stay tuned for the Wired Infinity Heart Collection, which will debut during my  "Get Yourself Something for Valentine's Day" Trunk Show.

Stay tuned for the Wired Infinity Hearts Collection, which will debut during my “Get Yourself Something for Valentine’s Day” Trunk Show.

I also will unveil the new August line for men. Here's a sneak peek.

I also will unveil the new August line for men. Here’s a sneak peek. This simple design features African turquoise and zebra stone.

And, I have to share the soundtrack that helped to make these pieces possible. I’m a super Stevie Wonder fan, just like my entire family. I happened to come across this tribute on Mixcloud, and it proved to be the perfect creative companion.

Beatminerz Radio & Ego Trip Proudly Present SOUL POWER-STEVIE WONDER by Da Beatminerz (Mr. Walt) on Mixcloud