Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Trunk Show!

Saturday February 1, 2014
Mark your calendars and come visit me at Blush on Berry in Richmond, VA.
I'll be setting up with some pretty sweet jewelry for you to fall in love with.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wedding Rings

vintage inspired wedding bands

rock n roll inspired flame rings

Introducing the first sets of wedding rings from my new wedding collection. 
Each one is easily customized. You choose the metal and the stone that best fits your personality. 
Contact me at tere(at) for options and pricing.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Blush on Berry Open House

Come on down to Blush on Berry  on Sunday January 27 from 11-3 pm.
Meet all the core vendors and shop our fabulous retail section complete with party supplies, gifts, accessories and of course, jewelry from My Precious Studio!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wedding Look Books are posted!

Introducing My Precious Studio Wedding 2012. 

It's been a while in the making, but the Wedding Look Book images are now up on my website for your viewing pleasure. 
I collaborated with two awesome women in the Richmond, VA "biz".
Rhea Calpeno is the artist behind Photosynthesis: floral. Her bouquets are out of this world.
Ellie Bolton is the talent behind Ellie Bolton Photography. Her images are to die for.
They are both super sweet and very easy to work with. 
This collaboration was full of spirited talks over coffee and I am thrilled with the final product.

So, hesitate no longer.

Please visit my website to see for yourself. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

EtsyMetal Blog Carnival - November Edition: Why do you make jewelry?

Why do I make jewelry?
There are a million reasons.

I've always been artistic and have enjoyed making things throughout my childhood. I love photography and design and painting. I love sculpture, glass and textiles.
When I started college at RISD, I went in thinking for sure I'd major in illustration or photography. Nothing else crossed my mind. We spent our first year there taking all sorts of foundation classes. I had very little actual experience in 3 dimensional art, except for the one ceramics class in grade school, and of course I made lots of things at home. The bonus of having artist parents.
Before that first year was over, we were expected to choose our major. I suddenly had no idea where to go. I definitely didn't measure up to all the talented illustrators at school and I was really enjoying all the work in my sculpture class. During class one day, after a critique, my professor came over to chat. He asked me if I had ever considered majoring in Jewelry.
Well, no, actually.
He commented on my patience, my attention to detail and how I enjoyed working in a small scale.
Obviously, I love to wear jewelry. But I really had no concept of how it was actually produced. I started going to all the open houses to try to spark my hidden passion.

Then I met the jewelry majors.

What an eclectic bunch. They were funny and weird and down to earth. My kind of people. They showed me some of the pieces they made. I loved the conceptual jewelry immediately. I loved that you could make an artistic statement on such a small and personal level and that it could mean something different depending on the wearer.
I was hooked.

I have never once regretted that decision. I love the nitty gritty of working in metal.
I get to play with fire!
I love that my hands always look rough.
*side note: whenever I went home for holidays, my dad always asked to see my hands. He wanted to make sure they were callused and looked like I was working hard.
I love that the jewelry making process is still a mystery to so many people. I feel like a magician!
I love the intimacy of my work. How it pierces the flesh.
I love the symbolism and meaning that each wearer attributes to a piece.
I love the energy it holds.
I love how it makes you feel.
I love that it will last forever.

Make sure to read everyone else's post on this topic!

Cynthia Del Giudice -

Laura Jane Bouton -


Beth Cyr

Peculiar Forest

Tosca TerĂ¡n


Mary Anne Karren:

Deborah Lee Taylor:


Anne Walker:

Andrea Ring

Gracebourne Design

Danielle Miller

Evelyn Markasky

Inbar Bareket ... d-dig-deep


Abella Blue -

e5jewelry -

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Venture

Today I would like to officially announce my participation in an exciting new venture here in Richmond, VA. I am one of the inaugural core vendors with Blush on Berry: Your Everything Bridal Boutique (grooms, too!). Blush on Berry is a Wedding Collective consisting of up to 12 "core" vendors and advertisers, representing various wedding categories. The Collective was co-founded by Amanda Robinson with Sweet Fix RVA, Honey Armstrong with Honeydew Events LLC and Jessica Maida with Jessica Maida Photography.

Our current Core Vendors:

Like us (we think you'll love us!) on Facebook!

Last week we kicked things off with a friends and family fundraiser, which was a ton of fun!

setting up for the fundraiser
silent auction goodies
BRIDEface  lash bar
bidding war!
gourmet cupcakes by Sweet Fix RVA

Today we officially open to meet with clients in the gorgeous space at 425 Strawberry Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Our goal is to have the retail space up and running on November 8th. Just in time for the holidays.

If you're planning a wedding or special event, please contact us! We are more than happy to answer your questions and meet with you.
My Precious Studio will also be using this space to meet with clients to discuss the creation of your unique wedding bands, engagement rings or other wedding jewelry.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Mourning Monday 9.24.12

Julia deVille

Julia deVille "Kitten drawn hearse" 2010

To say that I am fascinated and a little obsessed with Julia deVille would be a huge understatement.

Her work speaks to me. 

Do yourself a favor and visit her website: DisceMore/Julia deVille/ Jewellery/ Taxidermy
This short interview (1/5) provides insight into being a vegetarian  and a taxidermist: INFRAME.TV/ Reflections on Mortality. Becoming a Taxidermist