Jewelry seen on Riverdale

For some reason, Riverdale seems to push peoples buttons. Why? Is it because the cast is impossibly good-looking? That they wear miniskirts one minute but heavy winter coats the next? Based on Archie Comics, this show is more Gossip Girl meets Twin Peaks than bubblegum shenanigans. To be honest, I love it. Riverdale fashion rivals the haute couture of Gossip Girl with its mix of vixen chic and good-girl sweaters and coats. Shot in Vancouver, there is plenty of misty atmosphere to warrant the sweaters and plaid, but the over-the-top characters also allows for the strangest of teen trends (choker necklaces, very red lips, high heels in high school). Starring newcomers Lili Rienhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse and Madchen Amick, it's full of beautiful people that are easy on the eyes. Also, the chemistry is off the charts! Whether you are a #Barchie or #Bughead shipper, there is always intrigue and secrets in Riverdale.

I love Lili Rienhart as Betty - she sports the classic ponytail, but this Betty is no Betty-bot. With tons of family secrets, Betty always wants to find the truth. Here, she wears my Triangles Necklace with one triangle in the season 2 mid-season finale, "Silent Night, Deadly Night". She also wore this necklace in the previous episode "House of the Devil".
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Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper in Riverdale season 2 episode "Silent Night, Deadly Night". 

What would Riverdale be without Josie (and the Pussycats)? Played by Ashleigh Murray, Josie and her fashion is predictably sassy and talented. Here, she wears my Triangle Cage Earrings (which have also been seen on Jane the Virgin and Arrow).
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Josie (Ashleigh Murray) in Riverdale episode "Silent Night, Deadly Night".

Already in season 2, I'm excited to see where this goes! They've seemingly solved the mystery of the Black Hood, but that last look by Betty indicates that things aren't over yet. And poor Jughead has already maybe crossed the line while being a serpent. See? So much good drama!

Shop these Riverdale fashion looks and other jewelry seen on TV on my website, Peggy Li Creations!

xoxo
Peggy

Jewelry Seen on Christmas in Angel Falls

Ah, the holiday season is upon us! There's nothing better than curling up by the fire with friends or loved ones and catching the avalanche of delightful Christmas movies that hit the airwaves. This year, the Hallmark Channel is pulling out all the stops with dozens of original TV movies featuring stars like Danica McKellar, Candice Cameron Burre, Alicia Witt, Catherine Bell, and so many more! 

One of my absolute favorites this year was Christmas in Angel Falls, starring Rachel Boston, Paul Greene and Beau Bridges. This movie was written by Melissa De La Cruz, author of the Witches of East End book series (and Rachel starred in the TV series of the same name as Ingrid Beauchamp). 

It's the story of angel Gabby Messinger and her assignment by angel Michael (Beau Bridges) to help bring the Christmas spirit back to the town of Angel Falls. Along the way, she meets hunky local volunteer fire fighter Jack Avery (Paul Greene) and learns what it means to be human. 

I love my collaborations with Rachel Boston! How do you accessorize an angel? Here are her choices:

Tiny Gem Circlet Earrings in Pearl:

Tiny Gem Circlet earrings in pearl paired with my Gemmy Beaded Necklace in silverite.

Little Guardian Angel Wing Necklace:


Did you love Christmas in Angel Falls? What are your favorite holiday movies?

xoxo
Peggy

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

Jewelry seen on Ice Sculpture Christmas - Rachel Boston

Hallmark Christmas movies are a great new tradition for the whole family. I love working with actress Rachel Boston on her productions (which she often also produces!), creating handmade jewelry from Peggy Li Creations she can use with her vision. One of these new Christmas classics is the movie "Ice Sculpture Christmas" where she stars as Callie Shaw, an aspiring chef. The movie also stars David Alpay and Brenda Strong.

Callie gets a job in the kitchen of the country club of the wealthy family of childhood crush David. David enters Callie into an ice sculpting contest, even though that means she'll go up against her boss, Chef Gloria. David falls in love with Callie's determination, kindness and giving spirit and they end up working together to create a winning ice sculpture.

There are some very Rachel Boston signatures all over this film! Our heroine often wears red (very Christmas spirit) and dazzles in white.

Rachel wears my Smoky Topaz Trillion Earrings and my Rose Gold Tiny Bar Necklace in the opening scenes of the movie!

How amazing is Rachel in this trio of Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry! She's wearing a wire wrapped aquamarine Wire Wrap Ring, some simple Spark Earrings, and a red garnet Bubble Necklace. A perfect example of how to mix and match different jewelry pieces into your wardrobe.

Callie (Rachel Boston) wears my Diamond Pave Wave Post Earrings in several scenes. They are sterling silver and have smoky diamonds roughly faceted.

Looking for a little bit of sparkle? My simple Swarovski Slice Necklace is a mix of crystal shapes that are what you need.

The best part of Hallmark Christmas movies? They will repeat forever on the Hallmark Channel! Be sure to catch Ice Sculpture Christmas around the holiday season and during the "countdown to Christmas" movie marathons they always have.

Do you have a favorite Rachel Boston movie?

xoxo
Peggy

October Birthstones - Opal or Tourmaline

Happy birthday October babies! One of the easiest ways to grab a gift for your favorite October birthdays is to get them some birthstone jewelry. Ok, so what are your options? Traditional circles say you have the lucky choice between tourmaline or opal. Let's explore these gemstones a little bit more!

About Opals from the American Gemstone Society:

The name “opal” originates from the Greek word opallios, which meant “to see a change in color.” Dozens of opal varieties exist, but only a few (like Fire Opal and Boulder Opal) are universally recognized. Opals are often referred to by their background “body color”—black or white. Australia has produced some of the world's finest opals and opals from that country makes up almost 95% of the worlds' supply.


I love opals for their unusual colors that change depending on how you look at it! They are a softer gemstone, so should be treated with care. Technically, opals are a hydrated amorphous form of silica and can come in many shades of color, with white being the most common. 

I love these "grey backed" opals that I have set in these oval opal rings!
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I also have Australian opal chips that are so amazing clustered in my Opal Light Earrings.


Because of their delicate nature, opals are often created as doublets or triplets, that is, backed or covered by other stones or material to strengthen and protect them. 

I have these Mosaic Opal pendants that are protected by clear quartz to preserve their amazing colors.


Not so thrilled by opals? Lucky for October birthdays, you can also choose tourmaline as your birthstone. Tourmalines are one of my favorite stones ever! They come in a rainbow of colors, the most popular being green and pink. If those colors are together it's know as watermelon tourmaline.


About tourmalines from the American Gemstone Society:

The name "tourmaline" comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which mean "stone of mixed colors." As its name implies, tourmaline stands apart from other gems with its broad spectrum of colors in every shade of the rainbow.

Tourmaline is not one mineral, but a fairly complex group of minerals with different chemical compositions and physical properties. Certain trace elements produce distinct colors, and many resulting varieties have their own names.


Ancient magicians used black tourmaline as a talisman to protect against negative energy and evil forces. Today, many still believe that it can shield against radiation, pollutants, toxins and negative thoughts.


I can't keep my tourmalines in stock. You can try these gemstones in some classic shapes and colors or be bold and try some more unique tourmaline jewelry designs.

Small Oval Tourmaline Rings - so easy to stack! 
Rough tourmaline and aquamarines makes this necklace so unique! Harmony Necklace.

Delicate Tourmaline Necklace in classic watermelon colors!
Tourmaline Earrings in an easy to wear stack.



So which is YOUR favorite? Really, why choose? Both stones are great to have in your jewelry arsenal. Shop these and other handmade jewelry designs at my website Peggy Li Creations.

xoxo
Peggy

Felicity Smoak Cosplay

You may not be obvious, but I have some deep sci-fi geek/fangirl roots. Conventions I have been to: Star Trek, X-Files, and the mother of all conventions, Comic Con in San Diego. Some of my favorite moments at these conventions are the amazing costumes people create to dress as their favorite characters. Or, rather, embody their favorite characters! Cosplay continues to get better and better - to get the details right, information on what their favorite characters actually wear has become more and more important.

Everyone's favorite IT girl, Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), has been the breakout character from the CW Arrow universe, which is designed by costume designer Maya Mani. Peggy Li Creations jewelry has been so lucky to provide accessories to the TV show for the past few seasons. If you're looking to cosplay Felicity (or Olicity), this would be a great place to start!

HUGE thanks to Arrow Fashion Blog, Worn on TV and Shop Your TV for all their detective work. Visit these websites for up to date fashion spots from each episode of Arrow.

The Glasses:
Felicity breaks stereotypes. She's feminine and caring, yet she is also a business woman, inventor and brilliant computer hacker. Her original frames were identified as Jasmin "Soho" two tone frames, long since sold out. Get the look by searching for rectangle shape frames in two colors.

Here I've found a set of eyeglass frames in similar brown/pink tones from Warby Parker (and they have a ton of similar frames in a dark brown/blue combo):

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IT girl Felicity at work in her signature eyeglasses and Peggy Li Creations Black Spinel Earrings and Blue Druzy Pendant Necklace.



The Dress:
Felicity at work loves a great body-con dress! Some of the brands she sports are Sandro, Ted Baker and Roland Mouret.

Felicity Smoak orange dress
Felicity rocking an amazing orange body conscious dress on Arrow season 3 episode Nanda Parbat.

The Shoes:
High heels? No problem! Felicity has great calves and shows them off by wearing heels (with sensible supporting straps, of course). Usually in a neutral like nude. She's gone high-end with Christian Louboutins as well as worn more affordable options like Dolce Vita and Aldo.
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Fighting Star City crime in high heels, Felicity Smoak.

The Jewelry:
So thrilled a that dozens of PLC jewelry pieces have been used on Arrow and not just on Felicity. Peggy Li Creations jewelry has been on Thea Queen (Willah Holland) and Susan Williams (Carly Pope) on the show!

Some of my favorites:

Felicity Smoak Triangle Earrings
Handmade Aqua Triangle Earrings and Leaf Drop Necklace (sold out).

Felicity Smoak gemstone earrings
I love this softer look on Felicity, with my Cascade Gemstone Earrings.

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Perfect single Pearl Drop Necklace - which is your favorite?

I'd love to see your best Felicity Smoak cosplay outfits! And don't forget to check out all of the jewelry seen on Arrow. Super excited for new Arrow season 6 which premieres now on Thursdays!

xoxo
peggy

Jewelry seen on Related - Lizzy Caplan, Kiele Sanchez

How about this for a throwback? In 2005-2006 the WB TV show "Related" had an awesome pedigree - "Friends" producer Marta Kaufman and "Sex and the City" writer Liz Tuccillo. Together they created a show about the four Italian-American Sorelli sisters and got an all-star cast of Jennifer Esposito (Ginnie Sorelli), Lizzy Caplan (Marjee Sorelli), Kiele Sanchez (Anne) and Laura Breckenridge (Rose). Set in Brooklyn, the show was about the Sorelli sisters' family dynamic and of course life and love for these young ladies! Back in the day HD wasn't really HD, but I wanted to capture the amazingness of some early Peggy Li Creations jewelry that was featured on the show!

Cast of Related Lizzy Caplan Jennifer Esposito Kiele Sanchez
Look at this beautiful cast (backlot of Paramount studios or the streets of Brooklyn? You decide!) - from left to right, Kiele Sanchez as Ann, Lizzy Caplan as Marjee, Jennifer Esposito as Ginnie, Callum Blue as Bob, and Lauren Breckenridge as Rose. Notice the large Wooden O necklace worn by Lizzy Caplan - those amazing wood pendants were limited edition and was matched with leather cord. You can see Lizzy wearing this necklace in the opening credits of the show as well!

One of the main storylines involves Ann and her ex boyfriend Danny. Although she's a therapist, Ann probably has the most messy relationships of all the Sorelli sisters! Here, Kiele Sanchez as Ann looks amazing in my Long Pearl Drop Earrings

I loved the natural wood look - here Ann wears a Tiger Ebony and 18k gold pendant necklace in the pilot episode of the show. Check out my Tiger Ebony Warm Wood Bracelet for a touch of that look.

Fiesty youngest sister Rose is perfect for some of my bolder, more unique jewelry design of the time! A huge slice of mother of pearl made for a dramatic pendant for Laura Breckenridge as Rose.


Rose grows up quickly on the show, in this clip from the season finale she wears a pair of Oval Gem Earrings with aquamarine stones.

Where are these ladies now? Jennifer Esposito went on to star on TV shows like Blue Bloods and NCIS. Lizzy Caplan is now an Emmy-nominated actress from her work on Masters of Sex. Kiele Sanchez had an ill-fated turn on TV juggernaut Lost and can now be seen on Kingdom. Laura has guest-starred on various shows including Bull and Criminal Minds.

Although the WB is no longer, these shows remain in our memories! Hopefully Lizzy Caplan will return to some comic roots as she showed such fun as Marjee in this show.

See all the jewelry seen on Television from Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry.

xoxo
Peggy