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Forget Fascinators - These Are The New Easter Bonnets!

Posted by Karen Sugarman Designs on

  The New Easter Bonnets for 2020! I hope this post finds you all well and safe. Sorry I have been MIA recently, but I just needed some time to adjust to the new normal. Besides, hunting for food, cleaning supplies and toilet paper (still have not found that one online, but we have a fairly good supply at home with 5 baths) and figuring out the online websites and pick up times of our local stores + cleaning all the groceries, packages and mail, not to mention cleaning my house . . . it is really a full time...

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My February U-Turn

Posted by Karen Sugarman on

Typically, I would venture to say, the type of jewelry designs I create are not especially fraught with danger since I do not use any torches, daunting equipment or noxious chemicals. Truth be told, I am designing jewelry that uses rather commonly found findings and beads along with some antique elements such as lockets and clasps. The more dangerous work is farmed out to jewelry workrooms that are well equipped with the proper tools and ventilation systems - even though I have designed the concept of the jewelry. Believe it or not, I am always thinking of the large Tucson...

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Naughty Elf - Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Extended

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Due to a website glitch (thanks to the Naughty Elf), the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is being extended until Dec 4 @ 11PM EST.  To receive your 20% discount on EVERYTHING (except Treasure Trove Sale and Gift Certificates) - use the discount code NAUGHTYELF2019 at checkout.   Additionally, you will receive an 10% gift certificate for your highest priced item that can be used toward a future purchase until 11/15/2020.  Use it for Holiday shopping, After Christmas Sale or even a special gift for yourself! Now. . .as for that Naughty Elf, I think he deserves a little Time Out!...

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Cyber Monday Sale - Opportunity Is Not A Lengthy Visitor

Posted by Karen Sugarman on

When the minimalist look in interiors became popular, as a designer, I always said, “If interiors were money - this would not even be a trend”! Less is just simply. . . .LESS! Thank goodness that trend is waning and interiors are once again beginning to look cozy and welcoming. Who does not delight in finding a few extra dollars in last year’s coat pocket or handbag? It is simply human nature to hope we can save a few extra dollars - even those that have plenty of cash in the bank! I don’t know about all of you, but...

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What’s The Allure of A Charm Necklace?

Posted by Karen Sugarman on

  For several years, I was able to offer customized tokens that celebrated the honors, travels, family and theatre/operas attended by so many of my customers in pre-ban ivory, then subsequently in a man-made ivory material. These token necklaces were fashioned after the famous Elizabeth Taylor / Edith Head Opera Token Necklace and were a huge success for several years. To this day, I still get inquiries about making up a necklace. I recently had a phone call with my scrimshaw artist and to my delight, she has agreed to tackle these tokens once again, sometime in the latter part...

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