Minimalist Ear Climbers

The ear climber trend continues! Here at Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry, I've boiled down this trend, taking the elaborate jeweled pieces seen on the red carpet and translating them into my style of clean, minimalist chic.

What I love most about ear climbers is that they can be worn in piercings or on ears for those without piercing! Just slip them over your earlobe and give a gentle squeeze.

Pair your earclimbers with simple stud earrings and ear cuffs for an ear party stack! I'd love to see how you wear your PLC jewelry - post pictures on Instagram with hashtag #plcpeggy.

Simple Ear Climbers
Blade Ear Climbers by Peggy Li Creations.

Simple Earclimber

Sunburst Ear Climber
Sunburst Ear Climber by Peggy Li Creations.
Peggy Li Creations Sunburst earclimber

Ear climbers are sold individually -- choose a right side earclimber or a left side earclimber. So you may wear one, or mix and match styles! It's up to you. Will you try this new and fun earring accessory?


Silvera Jewelry School Review

As the business owner and artist for handmade jewelry by Peggy Li Creations, one of my priorities is to always continue to learn and grow. Developing new jewelry skills is not only fun and educational, but also empowers me to create new designs and stretch my boundaries!

One of my new favorite resources is a jewelry school here in the Bay Area run by Joe and Anat Silvera at the Silvera Jewelry School. Long time jewelry artists and teachers, they have created the ultimate jewelry school in Berkeley, CA. I'd love to share with you my review of their school and classes!

1. The Space - The Silvera Jewelry school is located not far from the 80 freeway in Berkeley, CA. Since I went to school at UC Berkeley, the area is familiar to me. There is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood (just be sure to read the signs first) and some excellent restaurants within walking distance (I am addicted to the small plates at Bartavelle). 

The workspace itself has no more than nine student workbenches, plenty of natural light, and is always organized, clean and ready to go for your class. Every tool you could possibly hope for exists at the Silvera school! You are welcome to bring your own tools but if you are just a beginner, that is no problem, since they provide everything from safety equipment to materials to work with.
Joe demoing from his workbench.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Jewelry

It's an amazing honor to have jewelry in the latest issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition 2015! The theme is "America the Beautiful" and as always, SI features many home grown beauties and US-based businesses.

This is the second year Peggy Li Creations jewelry has appeared in the magazine - last year, having jewelry on Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton was thrilling. This year I'm so excited to see my jewelry grace models Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Ariel Meredith, Emily DiDonato, Samantha Hoopes and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. What an incredible line up of girls!

The photography locations ranged from Oregon to wine country to the beaches of Kauai and Florida. A big thank you to the team at SI Swim, the amazing models, photographers and staff! All of the jewelry pieces featured on the girls and in the pages of the magazine can be found here:

Peggy Li Creations Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015

For your viewing pleasure:
Caroline Wozniacki in Sports Illustrated Swim
Caroline Wozniacki in Peggy Li Creations Hammered Bangle Trio.

Emily DiDonato Sports Illustrated Swim 2015
Emily DiDonato in Peggy Li Creations Wave Rings.

Gigi Hadid Kauai Sports Illustrated Swim
Gigi Hadid wears a Quartz Hand Chain by Peggy Li Creations.

Jewelry seen on Jane the Virgin

The first season of Jane the Virgin is the breakout for star Gina Rodriguez. Playing Jane Villanueva, Gina has won a best actress Golden Globe for musical or comedy. Jane is a bright, ambitious young woman engaged to a handsome police detective when a mixup at her doctors results in her getting pregnant - even though she is a virgin! 

Loosely based on a Venezuelan telanovella, this CW show is based in Miami and balances a mix of drama, comedy and magic realism. Jane the Virgin also stars Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, justin Baldoni, and Ivonne Coll.

So happy to be a tiny part of this groundbreaking show! Jane's style is bright, sunny, with feminine dresses and looks that celebrate her curves. Here are the jewelry pieces worn by Jane so far on the show!

Gina Rodriguez as Jane the Virgin
Jane wears my Spark Earrings (also seen on TV shows Arrow and Hart of Dixie).