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.

xoxo
Peggy

Jessika Van - Seoul Searching

It's been awesome watching the journey of a little indie movie called Seoul Searching and helping one of its stars, Jessika Van, dress up for the screenings and press tour!

The movie is a quirky coming-of-age story set in Korea and featuring fresh Asian faces. The humor and heart make it a completely winning film and I'm so excited to see it get more and more screen time.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jessika at the movie screening in San Francisco (she was kind enough to invite me!) and I was even more thrilled to see her wearing Peggy Li Creations jewelry throughout for her press for the film!

Here are some of the great pics, below:

Jessika Van wearing my Emerald Green Earrings, converted to clipon earrings!

Jessika looking red hot in a PLC horn and geode necklace an my Onyx Point Earrings converted to Clip Ons!
Find out more about Seoul Searching the movie and Jessika and her castmates at the official Seoul Searching website.

xoxo
peggy

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