I used to be a professional shopper, a buyer. I bought for a large website and catalog that specializes in the handmade and uncommon. I stayed at that job for 3 long and overworked years and learned all about all things handmade. I also learned about running a successful catalog and website business. All the things I learned were invaluable but the thing I loved most about that job was finding new products and showing them to the world.
So in continuing the tradition of showing people things I love, Alexis Bittar is one of my favorite jewelers: http://www.alexisbittar.com If you don’t know his work, open your eyes. His pieces are awesome! They are creative and colorful pieces and are mainly lucite. It’s really fun stuff and relatively affordable. I love the bangles the best, but all of his stuff is amazing. Here are a few of my favorite pieces: