Jewelry seen on Stop the Wedding

I love working with Rachel Boston - she's an actress and also a producer, and she always has a point of view about what she likes and wants. It's always fascinating to hear her character breakdowns and inspirations. I've been lucky enough that she's worn my jewelry on her hit TV series Witches of East End as well as on fun Hallmark movies Ice Sculpture Christmas, A Gift of Miracles and A Ring by Spring.

Her latest creation is Stop the Wedding, a fun and romantic Hallmark Movie in time for the June wedding season. Based on a novel by Stephanie Bond, Rachel stars as Anna, who rushes to stop her Aunts' impulsive engagement to dashing TV star Sean Castleberry (played by Alan Thicke). Anna has been laser-focused on her career as a lawyer and is surprised to find that love can happen in an instant - in this case, with Clay (Niall Matter), the son of the man her Aunt is going to marry!

Rachel's Anna starts buttoned up but gradually gives in to embracing a more balanced way of life. What I think I love the most about Anna, however, is that the girl wears flats (like most of us do!).

Here are some Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry picks seen in the movie!

Anna (Rachel Boston) wears Clustered Circle Earrings

Anna (Rachel Boston) wearing my Clustered Circle Earrings and Tiny Feather Necklace in TV movie Stop the Wedding.

If you love classic screwball comedies/romantic comedies, you won't be disappointed with this Hallmark movie.

Thank you Rachel!

xoxo
Peggy

Interview with Twigglings, Gemstone Artist

Today I bring you a little Q & A from an artist I have been admiring on Instagram, Abigail Kramer aka Twigglings on Etsy. Her eye catching sketches and prints of gemstones and minerals are so vibrant and realistic, you almost can't believe they were hand drawn! Of course I am attracted to this kind of art because of my handmade jewelry business, Peggy Li Creations which you can check out here.

Here is what she has to say about her inspirations and small business.



Q: Abi, your work is amazing! Do you have formal art training? How did you get started with your art?
A: Hello Peggy! Thank you so much for your kind words about my work! Art has been a part of my life since I could first hold a crayon. Through all my growing up/school years my parents educated me and my siblings at home and my mother, who is an artist herself, scheduled an art class that she taught us art and art history every Thursday in our homeschool classroom/studio and encouraged my siblings and I to grow in the mediums we found interesting and learn on our own, and in high school I took private watercolor classes.

Q: Why gemstones and minerals? 
A: Good question! Rocks have always been something I loved and picked up (some early memories include finding quartz on a gravel road I grew up near) and admired in a uneducated way, but in the past couple years became more interested in rockhounding and the mineral world through exploring Arizona and my eyes were opened to the rich mineral deposits in our area and through the 2014 Tucson Gem Show which I attended as a wide eyed admirer of beauty and was completely blown away by the beauties of the earth that are hidden from our eyes until being brought to the light through mans discoveries. Then in mid 2015 I decided to combine my interests of art and crystals and drew a fuchsite included quartz and was completely hooked! 11 months and almost 100 gems, minerals and fossils later I am still fascinated by the world of minerals and the pursuit of capturing their beauty in an artistic medium.

Q: What are your favorite mediums to work in? 
A: Colored pencils are the first medium I remember working with and drew A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honore Fragonard before I was 10 and that was the first artwork I felt proud of. I continued with colored pencil and then the private watercolor lessons in high school and even went through a permanent marker/graffiti phase and only returned to colored pencil when I decided to try my hand at that fuchsite quartz and it has felt like coming home. And fortuantely, watercolor and colored pencil combine beautifully and I have been able to use them together through the mineral series.

Q: How long does it take you to complete a drawing? 
A: It all depends on the piece. They range between 2-16 hours (that I have kept track of).

Q: Which work is your favorite right now?
A: It may sound cliche, but every new piece is my favorite. Though if I had to the choose, I have seen a marked improvement in the pieces from last 2015 and into 2016. In learning my strengths and weaknesses with previous mineral studies, I have been able to choose pieces that inspire and fit my creative style and it has been a delightful year so far and I look forward to many more studies and prints to come!


Q: Where can we find your work? 
A: I share process photos and videos, things that inspire me and various snippets of my life as Twiggyabi on Instagram and take (limited) custom work requests through email, direct message on Instagram or through my etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/twigglings

Shop the Fashion You See on TV!

C'mon, admit it. Sometimes you watch TV just for the fashion! Television has been influencing fashion for decades - think Dynasty, Friends - and so are shows today like Scandal, Elementary, Jane the Virgin and Pretty Little Liars.

There are definitely challenges to dressing like your favorite TV character. Aside from budget, most of these shows are filmed weeks before they hit the air. That means that awesome dress you saw Jane wearing might already be sold out!

(I really try at Peggy Li Creations to keep all the jewelry looks seen on TV in stock, but sometimes they sell out!)

Moving fast is often important and that's where some of my favorite TV fashion spotting websites come into play! With TV fashion crossing over into the real world costume designers (and stylists) are coming more and more to the forefront.

Here are some of my favorite websites for tracking down that amazing outfit you saw on Olivia Pope or Felicity Smoak that you just have to have:

Wornontv.net
WornonTV.net - A great roundup of fashion from a variety of TV shows and includes "close matches" for those items that are no longer available. Updates quickly - follow their Twitter for instant info.

Pradux.com - Super classy fashion spotting site that covers more than just TV, but includes events, music, tech and more.

Possessionista.com
Possessionista.com - a tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek fashion roundup by Dana Weiss, consisting of her favorite (and love to hate) shows. Nice and heavy on reality TV! Also includes lots of behind the scenes interviews of costume designers and great deals/giveways from fashion brands featured.

Arrowfashionblog.com- a fashion spotting site devoted to the TV show Arrow!

Joan's Fashion Show - a fashion spotting site for the TV show Elementary. She is great about finding the sometimes eclectic wardrobe on the show and has been an amazing Peggy Li Creations supporter. I especially love the animated gifs she uses to capture a spot!

shopyourtv.com

ShopyourTV.com - A great site devoted to spotting fashion on TV, from the clothes to accessories to jewelry.

StyleID - sophisticated website with many costume designers themselves talking about your favorite outfits.

Fashion on Castle - by the costume designer for Castle, Luke Reichle

Looking for jewelry seen on TV shows like Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Elementary and Jane the Virgin? Check out my work for these TV shows and more at my As Seen On page at peggyli.com.

xoxo
Peggy



Jewelry on Pretty Little Liars

I can tell you the moment I got the email - I was sitting in a darkened room at the San Diego Comic-Con, waiting for the pilot screening of Supergirl, when I got the email from costume designer Cameron Dale who wrote, "I'm now working on Pretty Little Liars". I about jumped out of my seat! In my mind, Pretty Little Liars is one of those iconic shows, like Scandal, Revenge or Desperate Housewives, that changes the way people view fashion. The unique styles of Aria (Lucy Hale), Alison (Sasha Pierterse), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) are all so distinct and full of fun, as set by series costume designer Mandi Line. For Cameron to take over after the five year time jump is genius, and with her experience on shows like Hart of Dixie, truly an exciting change. The girls in high school were about to grow up. And grow up wearing Peggy Li Creations jewelry!

Do you have a favorite Liar? Each girl represents a personality we'd all like to be (or have in a BFF).

Bad girl Alison is an interesting change, since of all the actresses' have jumped five years into the future. She is now a teacher at Rosewood high, and her prim and proper wardrobe reflects her new career and (maybe?) attitude. Not entirely, as evidenced by her edgy Draped Onyx Earrings, giving the now-good-girl a bit of edge.
Pretty Little Liars Earrings
Alison (Sasha Pierterse) wears Peggy Li Creations Draped Onyx Earrings on Pretty Little Liars.
Brainy Spencer is seen here wearing my Mini Tusk Necklace in Onyx plus my Eternity Knot Bracelet. She's always been a little bit preppy and prim and her new career in Washington DC politics has only refined her style even more.
Pretty Little Liars Spencer Necklace
Spencer (Troian Bellisario) wears a Peggy Li Creations Mini Tusk Necklace on Pretty Little Liars.

Hanna (Ashley Benson), has gone from the outsider to the fashionista insider. She's ditched the oversized jewelry to someone more refined and simple, like my Basic Cobweb Necklace.

To view these great looks and other jewelry seen on TV, be sure to visit my website, Peggy Li Creations!