Jewelry seen on Famous in Love

Sneak peek! I couldn't wait to share the news - Peggy Li Creations jewelry will be seen on the upcoming season premiere of Famous in Love starring Bella Thorne! Bella is crazy gorgeous and comes hot off of her Disney Channel show (among other projects) Shake it Up, which also starred Zendaya.

Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle, the story is about starlet Paige Townsen who gets her break on a big Hollywood blockbuster and finds her world turned upside down. Not only does she have crazy chemistry with her costars, but she also finds herself looking into the disappearance of a famous pop star.

The series will also star Nikki Koss, Georgie Flores, Charlie DePew and Carter Jenkins. Produced by I. Marlene King of Pretty Little Liars fame, the show is sure to be full of drama, romance and mystery. And the fashion? The fashion will be amazing young-Hollywood-of-the-moment amazingness! I can't wait to see the clothes (follow the Famous in Love TV show on Instagram to see great sneak peeks - I spy some awesome 40's inspired dresses and the best ingenue outfits for Paige).

Paige will be seen wearing multiple PLC jewelry pieces, but for now you can check out the most iconic - my Star Charm Necklace.

Bella Thorne star necklace

Are you excited for this show to start? Won't get to us until April 2017!


Jewelry on How To Get Away With Murder season 3

Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather in San Francisco turns warm and mild, with crispness in the air and great holidays just around the corner. Also, of course, Fall means TV returns to our screens!

So thrilled to now include "How to Get Away With Murder" to my As Seen On jewelry roster! Starring Viola Davis, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King and Liza Weil, this Shonda Rhimes creation features Viola Davis as brilliant law professor Annalise Keating. Viola Davis (who has already worn my jewelry, in her indie film Lila and Eve, with co-star Jennifer Lopez) won an Emmy for her performance on this show.

Starting with the Season 3 premiere, "We're Good People Now", here are some of the Peggy Li Creations jewelry pieces spotted on the show!

Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in a  Peggy Li Creations jewelry necklace
Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in my Fern Mother of Pearl Necklace on How to Get Away with Murder.
Aja Naomi King as Michaela wearing Peggy Li Creations earrings
Aja Naomi King as Michaela wearing my Black Spinel Threader Earrings. 

Michaela wearing my Woven Gems Necklace in grey pearls on How To Get Away With Murder.
Season 3 spots continue!
Laurel (Karla Souza) in my Infinity Charm Necklace on HTGAWM 
Mysterious Bonnie (Liza Weil) on HTGAWM wearing my Compass Point Earrings

Annalise (Viola Davis) in a great spike earring look you can get with my Quill Earrings

Do you watch this show? Hope you love!

Peggy Li

FAQ: Handmade Jewelry Tools at My Bench

Thought it would be a good time to update what I have at my bench! I'm not getting any younger, so work friendly tools are getting more and more important for my handmade jewelry business, Peggy Li Creations. Here is the latest snapshot of some of the tools near my jewelry workbench -- pliers, wire cutters, hole punches. Nothin' too fancy. I will say, if you're working a lot with these tools (and I am!), don't skimp on the quality. You will pay more for quality tools, but they will be more durable and last you much, much longer than the cheaper tools. Plus, your hands and forearms are your MOST important tools, so treat them well with good equipment to use (and remember to stretch and not get locked into the same motion for too long).

When I look for quality in jewelry tools, I look for tools that spring back open, have ergonomic features for your hands and replaceable parts. I prefer Lindstrom over Swanstrom, two of the biggest jewelry tool brands. I find that Lindstrom tools, which are made in Sweden, are smaller in size, which fit my smaller hands, and they are lighter overall. Lindstrom tools are made in the USA and feature longer handles and heavier construction.

I've always said, have a pair of needle nose flat (no teeth!) pliers and a pair of wire cutters, and you're in business.

Armed with these basics, I have all I need to create most of my handmade jewelry designs for you!

Essentials at my bench:
  • Lindstrom Rx 7893 pliers
  • Lindstrom Rx 8141 wire cutters
  • Swanstrom S512E flush cutters (I use these sparingly to keep blades sharp)
  • Xuron wire cutters (for thicker wire ie over 20ga)
  • Eurotool nylon jaw pliers
  • Wigjig Centaur
  • Punch pliers (round, 1.8mm size punch)
  • Bench block (for hammering against)
  • Hammer (chasing)
  • Rawhide hammer
  • Metal ruler at least 18" long

Great suppliers like Rio Grande or Beaducation will carry a wide variety of jewelry making tools, probably more than you ever thought you needed!

What do you have at your jewelry bench? What jewelry tools can you not live without?


Jewelry on Prison Break - Sara

Cult classic Prison Break returns to TV and stars Wentworth Miller and Sarah Wayne Callies are reprising their roles!

I was so excited to hear that Ms. Callies needed a second Mini Tusk Necklace (in Onyx) because she wanted to use "her favorite" necklace on her character Dr. Sara Tancredi.

See the preview picture below!

I loved Sarah in The Walking Dead and can't wait to see her reprise her role as Sara in Prison Break!

Shop the  Mini Tusk Necklace here.