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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Here is a sneak peek at some new designs for 2007. I continue to be very interested in pendants, vintage components and longer silhouettes. I make each pendant individually by making a "collage" of various vintage components and gemstones. I then hang them from either vintage chain or gemstones, or both.

Collage Pendant of Jade and Vintage Components on a Vintage Bronze Chain:
Collage Pendant of Jasper and Vintage Components with Bronzite and Smokey Topaz:
Collage Pendant of Carnelian and Turquoise with Freshwater Pearls:

Collage Pendant of Vintage Components on Agate and Freshwater Pearls:

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Envy Maker

InStore Magazine, the glossy Magazine for the American Jewelry Store Owner, selected Judith Altman Designs Signature Collection for their INFRONT column in the December issue. Titled "New Arrivals - Envy Makers", it features a Bronzite and Freshwater Pearl necklace which "reflects the current trend for all things brown."

Friday, December 01, 2006

Water Wear for the Holidays

We are delighted that the November issue of NC Boating Lifestyles is running a feature called "Water Wear" highlighting signature pieces from Judith Altman Designs, suggesting them as great holiday gifts for "women who appreciate nature's treasures being transformed into art." Pictured is a multistrand necklace of white freshwater pearls with watery blue chalcedony, and another made of white freshwater pearls with red coral frangia.