Rick Moore is a pro! A beloved, retired Math teacher, Rick has found another calling, interviewing athletes and artists (among others) for his amazing internet radio venture. Go Rick! Here’s my recent interview with him. I am humbled by his generous spirit.
Whether you are pindependent or not, I recommend that you give it a try. A statement piece can summarize and top off an interesting look, draw attention and create conversation. You might even get away with replicating your favorite garments, but just changing these highly creative accessories. Pins a/k/a brooches have long held their place in history, most recently, Madeleine Albright explained that she used pins to express her moods and opinions as a diplomat. I started wear pins many years ago because my mother was an early pin fan and collector. It was also among her favorite gifts. She in fact, made a fabulous recommendation to me that benefits all my customers – to secure your favorite pins with the rubber earring back just in case they unlatch – so you don’t lose them. A brilliant tip.
I began to create brooches 14 years ago just after I began designing in sea glass. Upon first glance, they look just like barrettes and this is by design. My first customers who cherished their sea glass barrettes asked if I would create something for their friends who did not have long hair. Today, I create a wide variety of brooches – some can be worn on jackets and heavy sweaters. Others on hats. Some are meant to be convertible to pendants. Ah, that’s the other part of this discussion d’Pendancy! Most of my “pendants” are meant to go on whatever favorite neck-wire you already own. Some hang from scarves. Whatever your choice, I highly recommend Pin and Pendant therapy and becoming fully Pin d’Pendant this Fall and Winter when we need to cover up with our favorite layered looks and a complementary brooch will enhance your look and spark a great conversation!
Interested in seeing my pins? You can view them here on my website, stop at the studio by appointment, visit local shops (particularly at the Designers, 106 Charles Street in Boston and London Ventures in Rockport) and at any of these upcoming shows! On the left, a new piece called: Rhapsody in Sea Glass
November 14-15: North Shore Art Association Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts 10-4PM
December 3: Marblehead Art Association: Seaside Artisan Fairhttp://www.marbleheadarts.org 4-8PM
December 4 & 5th: Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show at Rockport Art Association (Dec 4 – 4-9PM) and (Dec 5th 10-5PM)
December 10th: New England BioLabs 4-6:60 (Private Show for Employees)