Happy to announce that the new rings I have been working on are cast and ready to find new homes. The sizes range from 5-9 so they fit all types and sizes of phalanges. They are cast in sterling silver and hand carved by moi. Eventually they will also be available in gold vermeil for all of you gold lovers. Coming soon, along with TONS of other new items, to vervejewelry.com!
I just received my first batch of rings back from the caster and I am VERY excited indeed! They turned out even cooler than I anticipated and I am very excited to get my ring line up and running. Here are some pics of the newbies. Right now they are cast in sterling, but they will soon be lusciously adorned in gold plating. I vacillated on wether I wanted to keep these guys in silver or if they should be gilded… gold won. But eventually there will be 3 options: silver, gold plated and brass. The brass will be a more affordable option. That way you can get the big and chunky without having to dig deep into your wallets.
I have also been working on a line of flower rings. My goal is to have 2 ring lines in the next few months. The flower and the free form rings that you see above. I took some pics of the process in my studio. Its cool to see the transformation from start to finish. Below are some of those photos of the rings while still in wax form.
Los Angeles boasts many cool Farmers Markets that allow its residences to shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables and the one on Larchmont Blvd. is one of them. It is relatively small compared to the other markets in town, but because of this it has a cozy feel and a neighborhood-y vibe. Even on non-market days Larchmont Village has a unique vibe different from other neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It has been changing a bit over the last couple of years, but parts of it still help to retain that village like essence. You can walk up and down the street, perusing stores and eating at some great restaurants. There is also an ice cream shop, frozen yogurt and a chocolate shop to get your sweet tooth on. Some of my favorite restaurants are Girasole ( a family owned Italian restaurant), Larchmont Cheese and Wine (amazing sandwiches) and Kiku and California Roll for sushi. Larchmont also has some great retail boutiques that rival any other street in Los Angeles. My favorite is Noni Boutique. Noni is a fabulous fashion forward store that is run by owners, Meghan Misaki and Elaine Lewis. Both women have fabulous eyes for fashion and the store is always full of great items. Noni has carried Verve for the last 3 years and every Sunday during the Farmers Market, I set up a table in front of Noni and offer Verve at a discount of 25% off retail prices. WOO HOO!!
So come on down to Larchmont on a Sunday (from 8:00-2:00 pm) and get your salad fixings for the night’s dinner, buy some fresh flowers to beautify your home, and eat some freshly made tamales and hummus from one of the many food vendors at the market. It will make you feel good.