Emily Bett Rickards at HVFF San Jose

When I saw an ad that Heroes and Villains Fan Fest was in San Jose this weekend, I decided last minute to jump on it! After all, the main stars of Arrow, Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsay (and pretty much everyone else) were going to be there. What a great chance for me to meet the stars! I made it my mission; I was going to meet Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity Smoak on Arrow. I've loved the show since season 1 and I've been outfitting the show with jewelry since season 2. Also, they film in Vancouver, so when would be my next chance?


Heroes and Villains is designed to be a more intimate fan convention experience - for a price, you can purchase a photo opportunity as well as an autograph. I decided to purchase a photo with Emily and then queue later for an autograph!


Got there right when the doors opened and got into the line to get ready for my photo with Emily. Before the show, I got some great tips such as BE PREPARED for the photos to go quickly and that the photo op was not the place to have a chat. While waiting, I spotted a fellow fan wearing - what else? - some Peggy Li Creations earrings! I was shy but eventually introduced myself. Chatting with fans in line was probably the BEST part of the day, to be honest. Everyone was so thrilled to be there and to be meeting the actors who play characters who mean so much to them. 


As described, the line moved quickly and when I made it to the photo area, there was Emily! Yep, she is as gorgeous in person as you would expect. She made eye contact, shook my hand, and we had a split second to pose... I was so worried I'd do something weird and yes, I think my face is all "I AM SO HAPPY."

That was fast! So I headed straight to her autograph table to check the schedule... all the while hearing buzz that she and the cast would be leaving the venue at 4pm sharp because they were all jumping back on a plane to the wedding of show runner Greg Berlanti later that evening! Talk about a hectic schedule!

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I wish I had an awesome story for when I met Emily, but I got caught at the end of the line before she had to leave for her next photo shoot and I think she was in a bit of a rush, so I didn't quite get to chat with her. I was able to drop off a little gift for her, however - the two pieces below. I think they match her style and I hope she likes them! Silly me, I should have written her a letter (now I know for next time). In any case, she was kind, gracious and as attentive as you could be to each fan. 


In all, it was a fun event with tons of great fans. I will certainly be back, maybe to meet all the OTA team once again, and maybe even to have a booth on the vendor floor. Will I see you at a Heroes and Villains Fan Fest someday soon?

xoxo Peggy


Jewelry seen on The Good Witch: Spellbound

Three seasons and many specials later, The Good Witch returns for a magical fourth season on the Hallmark Channel! Before we get to return to Middleton and the lives of Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell), her daughter Grace (Bailee Madison) and beau Dr. Sam Radford (James Denton), they had a magical Halloween special The Good Witch: Spellbound.
The Good Witch: Spellbound

In this TV movie, where a mysterious prophecy haunts the residents of Middleton, despite their efforts to have a Halloween decorating contest. Cassie and Grace of Grey House must unravel the riddles before evil strikes. It's a sweet, family friendly world, where rivalries are explored and resolved, and any conflict among the townspeople is temporary. Middleton always becomes a stronger community after their mystery is solved and it is usually solved with the help of Cassie and Grace. The most pressing question might be, will Dr. Sam ever get really serious with Cassie? Will they finally tie the knot and get married? 

I loved seeing my Drusy Point Necklace on meddling Abigail (Sarah Power), Cassie's cousin. She wore the necklace while in the coffee shop sparring with Stephanie (Kylee Evans) over who was going to have the best Halloween decorations and again later when checking out the competition.

Susan Power on The Good Witch

Susan Power as Abigail

Catherine Bell as Cassie exudes such a knowing warmth and calmness, it's not hard to see why the town gravitates toward her. I've loved her since her JAG days and am so happy to see her thriving in this series.

Shop the necklace seen on The Good Witch and other jewelry seen on TV at my website, Peggy Li Creations!

And keep your eyes peeled for more jewelry to appear on season 4 of The Good Witch.

xoxo
Peggy

From Prince to "Empire" - Iconic LoveSexy Tour

I'm so lucky to have awesome relationships with costume designers, many whom I've worked with for many, many years. It's always thrilling to get a text with a request for a a piece of jewelry from my handmade jewelry Peggy Li Creations. But a few weeks ago, the request was a little different. It was a challenge I did not expect!

Steffany, working on the hit Fox show Empire, texted me this image and the message, "Can you make the charms on this belt?"


Whoa. Prince? Empire planned a special season 4 episode with a tribute to the Purple One, with the Lyon family holding a Prince-themed birthday party for baby Bella. At first, they were asking for just the charms, but over the course of our conversation it became clear they needed the whole belt. And, per usual, they needed it within a week or two!

So I gathered my tools (and my wits) and got to work! First I traced out the shapes I wanted onto paper, which I then cut out. Using a glue stick, I affixed these templates onto my sterling silver sheet. With my trusty GreenLion saw, I set about getting those shapes released!

A few hours of sawing, filing and hammering later, I had a pretty cool collection of oversized Prince-themed charms.

Just bits and pieces of silver and lots of dust.


The finished, assembled belt complete with flower, peace sign, guitar, dove, heart, cross and male/female symbol. Which symbol is your favorite?

One of the iconic Prince looks that inspired the Empire costume department, from his 1989 LoveSexy tour, which supported his album of the same name.

The final product, which aired on the Empire season 4 episode "Bleeding War". Star Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon and Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon sing a cover of "Let's Go Crazy" for baby Bella and the Lyon clan. Empire also stars Taraji Henson as Cookie Lyon and Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon.

More polka dots from Prince. How do you think the Empire crew did? All of the looks at the party were so amazing and on point. It doesn't hurt that an executive producer and show director Sanaa Hamri was a friend of Prince and even worked with him on his music video for "Musicology".

I loved working on this special costume design project and was thrilled to see it come to life on the show. Hope you loved it too! Check out more of the jewelry designs I've made that have been seen on TV back on my website.

xoxo
Peggy


A Touch of Rose Gold

You've seen it - from headphones to iPhones, "rose gold" is popping up all over the place! Rose gold, otherwise known as red gold, pink gold, or more romantically called "blush" is an alloy or mix of metals that include karat gold, silver and some copper to create that pinkish glow. It's that warmth of color that makes rose gold so amazing - softer than yellow gold, but warm unlike sterling silver, rose gold complements all skin tones and is a surprising addition to your jewelry box.

Here at Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry, I am so excited to add touches of 14k rose gold-filled (a more affordable option!) to some of my latest designs. Check out some of these unique and feminine designs below!

Floating circles earrings
Floating Circles Earrings are light and lovely! Available in all 14k gold-filled, sterling silver, and a mix of 14k gold-filled and 14k rose gold-filled. Minimalist chic earrings that will go from day to night.

My Half-Moon Lariat Necklace balances a simple hammered half-moon shape with an organic spike. Choose a Half-Moon Lariat with a 14k rose gold-filled half-moon and 14k gold-filled mix.  It also looks pretty stunning in mixed silver/gold metal or all sterling silver or all 14k gold-filled! With so many options, you might have to have one of each color combination.


Half-Moon Gemmed Necklaces give you the choice of sparkling CZ or white pearl and of course a 14k rose gold-filled half moon as your pendant! The subtle warmth here will catch your eye without being overwhelming.

This may be one of my favorite jewelry designs in a while - a layering necklace that works in a bunchof different lengths AND finishes, including a mixed metal with 14k gold-filled and rose gold-filled links. Which combination of the Floating Circles Necklace is your favorite?

It seems only natural to team these sparkling pink sapphires with a 14k rose gold-filled option! The pink metal tones really emphasize the color of the stones. Shop the Sapphire Droplet Earrings here.

Lastly, some Thin Gold Rings in 14k rose gold-filled. Who doesn't love some delicate and dainty minimalist jewelry that you can stack on any (all) fingers! These are handmade by me in my San Francisco design studio.

So, are you ready to add a rose gold jewelry piece to your collection of unique handmade jewelry?


xoxo
Peggy