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Jewelry Talk

  • Sand Dollar Symbolism

    The sand dollar is a symbol of peace.
  • What problem do you think my jewelry solves?

    As an entrepreneur, we are always faced with this question. The need to create a product that solves a problem. Purchasing a product, could be as simple as boredom or as profound as commemorating a loved one’s death. I cannot answer this question for you, but I can build a framework for you.

    Some phrases that come to mind when I ask myself: What problem does my jewelry solve would be: I believe consumers want something that is interesting, innovative, and high value. I try to design jewelry pieces that withstand the test of time. New fads are not my thing. Fads come and go, but classic stays forever. This is where value comes into place. Spending your hard earned money into a piece of jewelry that you can wear for many years to come and look fantastic is what Marye Brenda jewelry is about. Gift giving can be challenging, either gifting for others or for yourself. I hope I can solve this challenge for you. Give me a shout. Tell me what you think what problem Marye Brenda jewelry solves for you.

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    Rose Quartz & Serenity – Designed to help unwind
    As we know, jewelry designers look to fashion when designing a new line. Jewelry is the ultimate accessory and with 2016 the runway consists of softer, comforting tones. Rose Quartz is a perfect compliment to my copper jewelry line. Along with rose quartz, sky blue Serenity will be dominate. These colors can transport us to a calmer and happier sense of being. Consider adding copper to your jewelry line this year because of its warming glow. It will help you to breathe, reflect, and play.


    Along with your new year’s resolutions, yes, I’m assuming you make resolutions, think about what in your jewelry arsenal reflects the real you. Take inventory of yourself. This means asking those hard questions: What do I really like? Do I wear things just because (someone gave it to me or it was on sale)? What changes can I make on the outside to reflect more of what I am inside? Answering honestly will guide you toward what your intention is for this new year. There is no better time than now to try new things that you are drawn to. Let others know how confident, bold and strong you are. Adding just a pinch of a cuff ring may delight you and bring out your sparkle. Going beyond the financial questions and delving into who YOU are will give you a better perspective and guide you toward purchases that REALLY matter. This year is all about YOU!

  • Cuffs - What you should know about sizing

    Sterling Silver, Copper and Bronze are very forgiving metal. Starting with the different metal sheets, my jewelry process includes hammering, pickling, annealing and adding texture. This "work hardens" the metal. I generally use 18 to 20 gauge copper for cuffs.

    Generally speaking, sizing for women's bracelets usually are: Small wrists (6 to 6 1/2 inches); Medium wrists (6 1/2 to 7 1/4 inches), and Large Wrists (over 7 1/4 inches). As a general rule, I design my cuffs for an average Women's size which is 6 3/4 to 7 1/4 inches.