Jewelry can be an amulet, a talisman, a personal symbol. It can also be deeply rooted in lifestyle, lore and culture. The bracelet featured here is a Martinista. This jewelry fun fact came to me in a long, random chain of events for which I am eternally grateful. As it turns out, the events leading to my Martinesta make a pretty good tip list for a Nice life. Set dreams and make them reality. Go .
Chip off the old block… Celebrating my Dad this Fathers Day, seen here with his 1959 Mercury Montclair. On the photo is his first piece of jewelry, a childhood signet ring that fits my size 4 ring finger like a charm. There’s nothing like jewelry with a story and a sentimental history. In honor of my own dear old Dad on this hallowed and sentimental Father’s Day, I’ll indulge in a story from my Americana Childhood. I .
Happy Mothers Day, Nice People Back when I started A Nice World (back in the 1900s…) the idea of losing my Mom was unthinkable. I felt such a sickening sympathy for the “Motherless on Mother’s Day,” I created an alternative Mother’s Day card just for them. It was a treat to see ONE card acknowledging the situation with a little respect. levity and celebration. Over a decade later, and for the second year in a row, I’m in my own target market for .
Siblings Day, you say? Seen here: my siblings and I with our orange kittens in the front yard of our childhood farmhouse. I remember making this necklace and bracelet, at first dreaming they could be magic. Then thinking of ways I could quickly use them in a jam to heroically rescue an animal in the woods or somehow save the day. I guess becoming a jeweler and creating A Nice World makes perfect sense .
Black Leather Nice I love wearing black. It just feels right, like no other color does. Once I was gifted a (black, of course) shirt that said “Until they invent a darker color, I’ll be wearing black.” At clothing exchanges – when sweet friends of friends say “You’d look so great in this!” I always retort “If it’s not black, it’s not on my back.” or “Thanks, but that’s too not black for me.” I’m a .