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New Lanna Collection: Thai Adventure Meets Everyday

With the end of summer comes reflection on the idea of "getting back to real life" and out of a vacation mindset. Since each of my collections is inspired by a place I've traveled, sometimes I am lucky enough to go on a vacation and call it work. But when I come home, I design jewelry for the everyday.  I went to Thailand to visit friends who were teaching there. We took scooters to the beach and stayed at a national park that happens to be an island. We rode a long-tail boat, snorkeled and camped in hammocks - didn't even have a tent, and woke up to the ocean. The next stop was a cave lodge and hostel in Chiang Mai. That triangle piece shown above came...

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Renegade Craft Fair | Maker Spotlight | CSB Jewelry

The Renegade Craft Fair does a lovely series of Maker Spotlights on their blog and we were fortunate enough to be featured when the fair rolled through town. Check out our interview with them and an insider's scoop into our east Austin studio & production processes HERE.  Thank you again RCF team! Can't wait to see you again in November! xo

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The Meaning Behind the 'Evil Eye'

While traveling through Turkey last summer, it was impossible not to notice to plethora of 'Evil Eye' charms overflowing tourist shops, decorating the walls and sidewalks of businesses and hanging in windows and in entryways. This is a tradition or superstition, as I have always thought, that my mother introduced me to as soon as I started traveling the world on my own. She always had me pin an evil eye somewhere inside my backpack as a 'protector' to keep me safe and out of harm. I had never given this much thought until my trip last summer and even then still didn't quite understand the meaning behind it all until now. I recently found a fantastic article addressing just...

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Top Picks from Renegade Austin | Spring 2016

We just wanted to share with you a few of our favorite makers from this past Renegade Craft Fair here in Austin. We had an absolute blast meeting new folks and reconnecting with others over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out to shop & for those of you that we met at the fair. We so enjoyed the fantastic energy you bring to our industry of makers. You guys and gals are the bees knees. Keep up the good work!  We hope to see you again in November for the next Renegade Craft Fair! xo   

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