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My personal favorite wasScarlett Johansson
Scarlett's emerald dress by Versace and edgy haircut formed the perfect canvas for the Piaget Mediterranean Garden ear cuff set in 18k pink gold. The cuff contains five pear-shaped emeralds, four pear-shaped aquamarines, two pear-shaped green tourmalines, and 278 brilliant-cut diamonds. WOW.
Her birthstone is Topaz, just in case you were wondering.
What I loved about the cuff is that it completed an asymmetric look with the simple stud in her right ear. Balanced asymmetric designs draw attention- the good kind- and are hard to achieve. This look hit the mark.
Way to go Scarlett! You are the Jewelry Empress of the Oscars this year.
Sabrinah launches “Water,” her 2015 spring jewelry collection at NYFW event.
Vermilion Event Center, 480 Lexington Avenue New York, NY February 20, 2015 The Emerging Trends Spotlight Show brims with creative design during New York Fashion Week. A spotlight event is the perfect place for attendees to get close and personal to the spring 2015 collection by Sabrinah Renee, named “WATER.”
The spring 2015 collection, “WATER” by Sabrinah Renee is created with healing gemstones and is inspired by her deep connection to the Sea. Integrating old-world charm and high fashion, her gemological beauties represent the movement, reflections, ombre blues, and colorful inhabitants of the waters.
“I want people to feel the qualities of water as they gaze at my pieces. I want my collection of jewels to spark a memory of an exotic beach, a favorite lake, stream, or wherever their own personal water might be. I want them to feel the movement of the water and embrace the serenity that water brings. The smell of rain, the lapping tides, the crest of a wave… Where the land meets the sea is a magical and mysterious place. My spring collection was created to invoke every emotion related to water."
Sabrinah, an East Coast native, now continues her career in Fort Worth, Texas. Her unique jewelry is completely hand-fabricated by the meticulous weaving and coiling of precious metal wires. Sabrinah demonstrates a combination of academic and self-taught jewelry artistry, specializing in ultra-custom design and limited edition pieces.
This spotlight event provides the opportunity to see the detailed work and superb craftsmanship of jewelry made by Sabrinah Renee. Her distinct design style creates a strong desire among collectors and her pieces have been shown in galleries and events across the country.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sabrinah at 717.304.5289 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here we go again!
There has been so much happening in the studio that I've barely been keeping my head above water. As you might have noticed, this is the first post in many months!
The studio has moved twice in the past 8 months and I am happy to say that we are here to stay- at our new home in Fort Worth. The studio is up, ready, and rocking, and there are LOTS of designs on the bench.
Sabrinah Renee, boutique jeweler was invited to participate in NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2014 with Emerging Trends. This group put on an amazing runway show at Boston Fashion Week last October, and I am proud to be a part of their debut in NYC this September.
The date is coming up quick and there is lots to do, as usual. I've decided to make some huge, bold, stop-you-in-your-tracks, off-the-wall pieces that will grab attention from the front to back row of spectators at the show. I have some great new ideas that include a lot of agate and a mixture of precious metals, including some GOLD. There will be lots of metallic stones like hematite and pyrite, and some copper as well since I have been so recently captivated by its beauty. Copper may not technically be a precious metal, but is precious in my books!
Keeping me company in the studio has been the history channel, with many shows about space exploration. This is an interest of mine and has been great inspiration for some of my latest pieces, including this "Lunar Eclipse" pendant with a gorgeous green Amber gem.
I plan to be more active here on my blog and website, so please keep watch as my newest ideas and pieces take form!
Sabrinah Renée, boutique jeweler on the catwalk at Boston Fashion Week!
Exciting times for Sabrinah, launching exclusive 2014 jewelry line at BFW event.
Boston, MA, October 5, 2013– The 6th Annual Emerging Trends Runaway and Vendor Show at Boston Fashion Week 2013 is known for innovation and creativity; the ideal place for Sabrinah Renée, boutique jeweler to launch her 2014 luxury boutique jewelry collection, “A Gemological Journey.”
The 2014 line by Sabrinah Renée is created with healing gemstones and is inspired by a deep connection to Earth. With a focus on high fashion, her 2014 collection of gemological beauties mimics the colors, textures and transformations of our planet, and will transcend you from the depths of the seas to the sun and stars.
“It is important to me that my pieces are not only beautiful, but also offer healing benefits to my clients. Each piece of jewelry is created for a specific person and designed to take that individual on an inward journey of self-reflection and physical healing. My jewelry is about outward and inward beauty alike- finding your path, expanding your strengths, realizing your goals, and establishing a connection to Earth.”
Sabrinah, a Pennsylvania native, now continues her career in Fort Worth, TX. She demonstrates both academic and self-taught jewelry artistry, specializing in the ancient art of wire weaving. Her ultra-custom jewelry designs using healing gemstones with a combination of wire weaving and traditional jewelry fabrication techniques.
Wearing “all the hats,” Sabrinah maintains her website, takes professional jewelry photos, designs and fabricates all her pieces, and even modeled in her 2014 lookbook, a photo shoot which featured her new collection in the enchanted desert of New Mexico. Lookbooks will be distributed in the goodie bags of all show attendees!
Sabrinah shows her ability to envelop women in true beauty with a jewelry collection that invokes feelings of desire, allurement, and nostalgia; perfect for the largest event of Boston Fashion Week!
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sabrinah at 717.304.5289 or email at email@example.com.
Are you ready for the Super Moon? On June 23rd, 2013 we will have one. A big one.
A Super Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are in alignment, and when the moon is at perigee. Perigee is the moon's closest point to Earth within it's orbit. In one year there is an average of 5 Super Moons, but this Super Moon is particularly special.
On June 23rd, the full moon will occur only 22 minutes after the moon reaches perigee, the closest the moon will be to Earth not only this month, but also for this entire year. It will be and ENORMOUS full moon, VERY close to Earth, and therefore VERY powerful.
Now is the best time to recharge your gemstones! Cleanse them in running water first, then place them in the light of the Super Moon.
As you probably know, the moon is responsible for the ebb and flow of tidal waters. During a Super Moon, the tides are effected even more, rising higher and falling lower. Being that the human body is up to 60% water, don't be surprised if this Super Moon has an affect on you and those around you, heightening emotions.
This Super Moon has been on my mind and has inspired this reticulated silver "Super Moon" pendant.
This Super Moon is a phenomenon that should not be missed. The best time to view the Super Moon is when it's closest to the horizon, giving the amplified illusion that it's even LARGER. It will rise in the East at sunset.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for clear skies. Happy viewing!
ARTIST INTERVIEW... AND GIVEAWAY!
A new and truly interesting blog, Around the World to the Left, has featured Sabrinah's Art!
A quickly-turning-popular blog with crazy SAHM stories, delicious recipes, and fun covos has conducted an amazing interview of Sabrinah.
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I designed a specific set of wine charms for "Around the World to the Left" with Motherhood in mind.
I used some colors that gave me the feeling of being in “grandma’s garden.” There is light peach, violet, moonstone, champagne, aquamarine, and sage. The tags read, forgive, cherish, nurture, provide, protect, and comfort. I figure, if your wine is talking back, it might as well be saying something nice, especially for moms!
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I just returned from a FABULOUS vacation in Maui. There are no words to describe the beauty there. The cerulean blue of the oceans against the white, fluffy sand... inspiration everywhere- colors, flowers, textures, feelings, and traditions. You can look forward to some amazing new jewelry.
We had so many great adventures- My husband and I both have March birthdays and decided to take our "special" trip during this time. We knew the humpback whales were around the island, having their babies and preparing for their migration back to colder waters. Leading up to our trip I had been having dreams about being close to the whales, seeing them by the hundreds, and watching them play in the ocean. I thought upon waking, "This will be the trip of a lifetime."
The first morning that we woke up on Maui, we drove to the water. It was a rainy day so we parked at the docks and stared at the water from the car. To my amazement, we were barely there for 10 minutes before a humpback jumped completely out of the water. It was unbelievable. I mean, really unbelievable. I had a wonderful, warm feeling that this experience had set the pace of the trip for us.
During our scuba dive, we heard the whales singing to each other under water. They sounded SO CLOSE that I was unable to focus on anything other than the deep blue, ignoring the gorgeous fish and coral to gaze into the deep- refusing to miss that moment when a Humpback would swim by. I was totally enchanted.
We could see the whales from our hotel, every day, breaching over and over and over in the distance. It got me thinking about the power required to achieve such a feat. The mothers would bring their calves right up to the rock wall, so close I felt I could touch them if I just reached out. The whales had me mentally and physically captivated by their daily routines.
That's not all- The whale watch was next... I wanted to be CLOSER. We watched them flirt and play, slapping their fins and tails on the water, lifting their enormous and beautiful faces above the surface for us to see. Amazing.
The best came at the end of our stay, when we were celebrating our birthdays with a dinner cruise. We put our drink orders in and gazed at the horizon. The captain announced a whale surfacing in the distance, and steered the boat to investigate. As we got closer we could see a mother and her calf, the calf jumping clear out of the water. I thought, "wow, how lucky are we? That was SO CLOSE!" Before my eyes, he jumped again, even closer to the boat this time. He jumped again, and again, and again, and again. For 30 minutes I watched a brand new baby whale celebrating life, happiness, and freedom. I could see the smile on his face. It was overwhelmingly beautiful.
Tears rolled down my cheeks as I realized my dreams had come true.
Diamonds, known as a symbol of love, are also the official birthstone for April.
Diamonds are made of pure carbon. They are not only the hardest gemstone on Earth, but also the hardest mineral. Clear diamonds are the most popular, but the demand for colored diamonds is growing as people are being captivated by the beauty of blue, pink, yellow, and chocolate diamonds.
The "4 C's," know as Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat, together determine the value of individual stones. "Clarity" is the word used to describe a diamond's level of flawlessness. A flawless diamond is very rare, especially as the size of the stone increases. Not to worry, if you have a diamond with a flaw, it can actually be a good thing.
Think of that "flaw" as a "characteristic" of your diamond. It is like a fingerprint and is a great way to identify your stone. If you know where this characteristic lies within your diamond, you can be sure that your diamond never gets switched when you take your ring in to have it cleaned or repaired. Funny business avoided.
It should be no surprise that diamonds symbolize love, but they also symbolize purity, innocence, and faithfulness. A diamond can be used to enrich one's sense of purpose and overall well being. They increase the vibration of all stones in their vicinity, making them even more of a treasure.
A diamond can lesson jealousy, bring abundance, and provide a path to resolve problems using a positive approach. These are great attributes for an engagement ring, as well as any jewelry for those lucky April birthdays out there. Enjoy your jewelry!
To celebrate April birthdays, I am extending a site-wide 15% coupon. Use code DIAMOND15 at checkout and save on every purchase through April.
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Spring is nearly here, and boy, am I ready. Although time seems to be passing at lightning speed, I'm feeling like this winter is dragging. I have my sights set on sun, beach, and sand.
This month's birthstone is special to me- I am a March birthday, specifically the 20th, which heralds the equinox and the beginning of spring. The pastel blue hue of aquamarine is something I've always deeply admired, and I feel fortunate to be able to call this stone my own!
I've been creating quite a few new pieces with Aquamarine lately, and being in contact with this stone has provided me with a gentle, soothing, creative energy. I have noticed an increase in my "sixth sense," being intuition, and others have noticed and commented to me about my increased "psychic" abilities as well. I also believe that my longing for the water and for spring in general has been enhanced by my handling of this tranquil, blue stone.
As far as physical healing is concerned, the calming nature of Aquamarine is thought to be beneficial for lessening dependency on addictions. Because of it's relationship with the water, Aquamarine will purify and protect your kidneys and liver by controlling the fluid levels of the body. It is also cleansing and protective for the thyroid.
Mystically, aquamarine has been used since ancient times to protect sea travelers from drowning. I have Aquamarine set into my wedding band, and I think of this fact whenever I am SCUBA diving. It really is soothing to the mind.
Aquamarine, literally meaning "sea water," is a variety of beryl that comes in delicate, oceanic hues of blues and greens. Nearly all aquamarine that you will see has been heat-treated to enhance or deepen it's color, which is common with most colored gemstones. Alchemists are still unable to artificially produce Aquamarine, which makes this stone even more special and appealing.
Just north of Tanzania lies an ancient crater called Ngorongoro, formed by a volcano. This “Cradle of Life” contains rich soil and abundant water which make it a sanctuary for the animals and botanicals of Africa.
Aside from its natural benefits, the Cradle of Life has also provided scientists with a plethora of fossil finds of early man, signifying its role in the support of human life for thousands of years.
This geographic wonder inspired my design for this necklace, which is a commissioned piece for an expecting mother. Just as Ngorongoro cradles life, a mother cradles her new baby, sending rays of flourishing energy to her growing child.
Physically, rainbow moonstone will assist in healing the female reproductive system, and will relieve pain associated with childbirth and breastfeeding. It is also a great stone for removing harmful toxins as well as any excess fluids, such as with fluid retention.
The vibrant, changing color spectrum of Rainbow Moonstone is uplifting and energizing and may help to revitalize the emotions as well as the physical body.
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The Saul Bell Design competition is for jewelry designers around the world. Presented by Rio Grande, the award is a challenge for designers to think outside the box and break through traditional methods of jewelry design.
I've entered my newest creation, the "Vanishing Point" necklace, made from fine and sterling silver wire and Tourmalinated Quartz. Each and every component is hand made, including the individual chain links. This piece is entered in the Silver/Argentium® Silver category.
The name "Vanishing Point" was inspired by the vanishing point technique in linear perspective drawing, where all lines converge toward the center. I thought this Tourmalinated Quartz stone was perfect for this idea due to it's clear color with the tourmaline stranding, as the tourmaline crystals seem to "disappear" within the stone.
Tourmalinated Quartz is a powerful stone for balance. It is a great problem solver and can help turn negative thoughts and energies into positive ones. It will aid in detoxification of the body and alleviate digestive issues.
Grand prize is a $10,000 gift certificate to Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. Finalists will be announced in November. Keep your fingers crossed!
I can't wait to see all the friendly faces at the Rio Grande Balloon Fiesta Show.
I will be in BOOTH C22 from October 12-14, 2012 with lots of new pieces for you to see!
I've been working hard in the studio touching up my displays, too. Here is a pic of the display for my hot air balloon pendants... cool, huh?
Come and visit my booth this weekend and enjoy the Balloon-dotted skies of Albuquerque!
After a short and beautiful hike, we ended up at the "Secret Lava Pools" where the waves were crashing against the lava rock coast. A sea turtle was somehow swimming among the waves right at the rock line. So close it seemed I could reach out and touch him. It was an amazing sight!
This pendant represents the sun, waves, lava rock coast, and turquoise color of the ocean, with the sea turtle swimming out from the waves. I made it for the GIVEAWAY contest because I think everyone should enjoy the beauty of Kauai, especially in the form of jewelry.
You could WIN this gorgeous Kauai-inspired pendant made of sterling silver-filled wire, sterling silver wire, lava rock, and apatite gemstone, laced on a sterling silver chain.
REQUIREMENTS TO WIN:
1. "LIKE" my facebook page
2. "SHARE" this on your own facebook page
3. JOIN my mailing list (4-6 emails per year, coupons!)
4. Answer this... Where is the most beautiful place you have ever visited? AND...Why is it so beautiful to you? (facebook comment or email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
ALL REQUIREMENTS must be met to win this pendant! The winner will be selected on Friday, August 17th. GOOD LUCK!
Wow. What an AMAZING show. I "heart" you, Albuquerque!
I was happy to have the help of my dear friend, Heidi, to take me (and my entire booth) to set-up this past Thursday. It went super-smooth and we were out of there in under 3 hours.
Friday was a great day. I met a gallery owner who wants my jewelry! YAY! I will keep you updated on my progress...
Saturday and Sunday were very busy days at the show and I talked to so many people who just loved my jewelry. It made me feel warm and fuzzy.
Here are two sweet customers who purchased jewelry- Thank you so much!
I can tell that there is much appreciation for the arts here in New Mexico. Many of my customers suggested that I do the Balloon Fiesta this October. So, today I applied! Keep your fingers crossed!!
My sweetheart drove to Albuquerque on Sunday evening to help with the clean-up. We were done in less than an hour, with EVERYTHING fitting into my little Honda Fit! Wooohooo!
Thank you SO MUCH, Albuquerque! Hopefully I will see you all again in October!
I could never have done this without my lovely fiance... who is always so supportive of my visions.
Here are some pics of the beginning of our project. It is a ton of work, but I'm expecting these walls to last a long, long time!
Our loot from Lowes
My studio is JUST big enough to work on the walls indoors.
Drake, the sawdust kitty.
This is one wall, nearly finished... still needs some extras for support, and paint of course!
Keep your Eyes peeled for the next set of pictures~
My first exhibition! Opening night is this Friday, December 9th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM.
Four of my pieces are in the exhibit and will be displayed and available for purchase from December 9th through January 16th.
I'm so excited!
Because of the "Winter Holiday" nature of the exhibit, I named the pieces after the season. It's usually difficult for me to name pieces for some reason, but this time wasn't too bad. A little help from friends, of course!
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About Red-Dot Gallery:
Check out this awesome article by Mechele Hesbrook of SantaFe.com.
The article explains the motivation behind the gallery and it's founders, as well as some information about the Santa Fe Community College. GOOD READ!
VALUE [val-yoo] : The consideration of an object in respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance, or an object that is highly regarded or esteemed.
Handmade items are one way for you to provide your loved ones with a valuable holiday gift. It's true- It's the thought that counts, and if you are going to spend your dough (and not the Christmas cookie kind) on gifts this holiday season, why not buy something that has value and meaning?
A handmade gift is something that truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Even though there may be others like it, there’s none EXACTLY like it, and that makes it special. This uniqueness is a quality that gives the item value.
By purchasing a handmade item you are supporting your local artist or craftsman. This, in turn, supports small businesses as a whole. Not only are you purchasing a valuable gift, but also supporting our economy. It’s like a double-whammy of Holiday Spirit.
Another tidbit that you might like... By purchasing an item from a small business, you will most likely be dealing with the business owner. This guarantees excellent customer service. You should have no problems getting your questions answered, fast shipping, or settling returns if necessary. I don’t know one business owner who is not concerned about giving his or her customers world class service. Now THAT is value.
Artists take pride in their ability to create treasures that are not only beautiful, but also convey meaning and emotional worth. In other words, a gift that comes from the heart.
Support your local artist and small business economy by gifting handmade treasures.
Give the gift of value this holiday season.
P.S. Visit the Santa Fe Community College on Saturday, December 3rd. Sabrinah's Art is at booth #30!
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Radical Jewelry Makeover was unbelievably fun. It's a good thing that I always love a challenge or two.
The week-long event seemed like it would give me plenty of time- Time, however, became the biggest challenge! I planned to create at LEAST five pieces, which ended up being only two. One of which was chosen for the exhibit and sale at the Wheelwright museum (YAY)!
Day one, Friday, began the assessment and sorting process. All the donations were individually assessed based on the materials. Of course there was tons of costume jewelry- some beautiful and some completely CRAZY but fun pieces. Many people also donated precious metals, including sterling silver and gold. This was exciting as much of it could be melted down to create completely new pieces. Even with tons of help, the sorting process didn't end until 8:30 PM! There were SO MANY donations! THANK YOU, SANTA FE!
The jewelry was sorted based on categories such as, "looks like silver", "animals", "natural beads", etc. Sorting was fun until I was sorting for MANY hours. I swear I could see beads behind my eyelids as I was falling asleep that night!
Saturday was the kick-off symposium, which consisted of presentations by Christina and Susie (RJM, ethical metalsmiths), as well as several fantastic jewelers, jewelry teachers, and jewelry students from New Mexico. I learned a great deal about the mining of precious materials, as well as ethical mining improvements and fair trade gemstones. What a plethora of information!
Sunday was exciting- I got to choose the materials that I would use to make my pieces. The categories of donations were separated into stations. We split into groups of three and had 5 minutes to choose our items before switching to the next station. Here is a picture of my loot...
The only possible way for me to see what I ACTUALLY had, was to disassemble it and organize it.
So, then began the process of creating my pieces. Challenge number two.
I wasn't used to dealing with base metals.
They are much harder and less forgiving, causing me to break two drill bits, one center punch, 3 saw blades (one went into my finger), and I ALMOST broke my dremel tool.
There were many ideas I had that just never worked out, which made me a little sad.
My first project was seemingly simple. I decided to take a watch apart to use the frame as a sort of bezel.
Totally unexpected, drilling through the watch to make a hole for the earring sent a tiny watch gear flying across the room like a ninja throwing star.
A bit scary.
This is what I ended up with... Simple? Yes. Easy? No.
My second piece went a bit more smoothly.
I had a two-piece cuff bracelet that I sawed in half, and rolled in a rolling mill.
The mill turned the finish from a bright silver to a brushed tone, which looked beautiful.
Also included in this piece is a a piece of a chandelier earring, a pave crystal pendant, pieces to a brain-teaser game, a crystal post earring, a bezel from a ring, and a random crystal.
I attached the pieces with wire, as a main function of the piece is to be able to disassemble it easily if it would ever go through a process like this again.
I think it turned out pretty darn nice.
This is the piece that was chosen for the Wheelwright Museum exhibit and sale. It was sold within 30 minutes of the opening event!
All-in-all the event was a huge success. I had the great opportunity to do something good for the planet and meet lots of great people.
It was an amazing feeling to turn something unwanted into something beautiful, and see it SOLD at the exhibit.
I was asked by the filming crew to say three words that I felt described RJM.
1. "Important" - I feel that increasing awareness of mining processes and alternate methods of obtaining precious materials is crucial to the future of jewelry, as well as the future of the planet.
2. "Difficult" - LOTS of challenges to overcome when working with new materials and the pressure of completing projects in a weeks time.
3. "Fun" - Definitely FUN! Who doesn't want to make jewelry around lots of other people who share such a similar passion? Everyone created amazing pieces and I am honored to be a part of such an awesome group of jewelers!
LOVE YOU GUYS! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!
Radical Jewelry Makeover... Have you heard of this?
Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) involves taking donations of people's unwanted jewelry, disassembling and sorting it, melting it down, and creating new, beautiful pieces for people to wear and cherish.
I recently learned about this non-profit, action-oriented group of "ethical metalsmiths" at my silversmithing class. In fact, Santa Fe will be the fifth location for RJM to take place, and we are very excited about it!
Beginning Friday this week I will be participating in this innovative event, which begins in the studio at the Santa Fe Community College. Several professional jewelers will join the students to create beautiful new pieces from old, unwanted costume and fine jewelry that has been donated by the public.
After one week of studio-intense creating, the finished pieces will be displayed at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, available for sale to the public.
Check out this video for a detailed explanation of Radical Jewelry Makeover...
Visit the Radical Jewelry Makeover Blog for the latest RJM news...
The amount of metals and gemstones being consistently mined is staggering. I can't think of a better way to create awareness for the public, students, and professional jewelers as to where our metals and stones come from, and how to better protect these precious materials.
I have been totally inspired by this group of jewelers. It is a great feeling to know that there are people out there that still have respect for the Earth, and will take the appropriate action to make a difference. I am thankful to have the opportunity to participate in this event, and proud to be a part of something so special.
Although creating jewelry from raw materials is my job, I will definitely be paying much closer attention as to where my materials come from, how they are extracted... and of course, I will be doing A LOT more recycling!
One great thing about Santa Fe is that precious metals and other materials have been recycled as a way of jewelry making for hundreds of years. Taking my silversmithing class has taught me how to recycle my silver scrap to create sterling sheet and wire, which I then use to create new designs. Read my post, "A Day with Jerry Faires" for details as to how this is done.
Although I will never stop creating new jewelry, I am anxious to be a part of an event that will help save the planet, as well as set a good example to others in my profession. Stay tuned for photos and updates from RJM Santa Fe!
This is my donation.... What's in YOUR jewelry box?