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Hey, remember me?

I’ve resurfaced, this time in Philadelphia, PA.  I’m here for the Buyers Market of American Craft, representing a new direction for Divali Glass Jewelry.  This resurfacing is reason in part for my absence on my blog.  I’ve been busier than ever before, to the point that I haven’t even had time to check e-mails and blog and other things that I normally consider part of my everyday routine.

So what is this new direction, you ask?  It’s very sparkly and colorful.  Ever since I moved to Berkeley, I have been eyeing the sparkling high-end Precious and Semi-precious bead cases at Bead Trust.  Looking at the sparkling strands of London Blue Topaz, Apatite, Pink Amethyst, Toumaline, and Peridot always made my heart flutter and skip a beat.  I love the look of sparkling gemstones.  But I was scared of the commitment.  Scared that the sparkling natural color palette wouldn’t match the handmade color palette of my glass.  Scared of cutting the strands apart, for whatever reason.  Aveesh kept encouraging me to give it a try.  So one fine day back in the Fall, I decided to take the plunge into the sparkling sea of semi-precious.  It took lots of trial and error, lots of designing and re-designing.  And then I found my groove.  This is a collaboration of two hearts and minds.  One of the reasons Aveesh and I are so compatible is because we share a love of color and sparkle.  These new creations are made with both of our strengths; my love of glass and color, and Aveesh’s love of natural stones. Temple Singh is the name of the new venture.  Please take a look and let me know what you think:

Temple Singh is not just about sparkle.  It is about the healing and spiritual powers of the gemstones.  We believe in the powers of the Earth and the knowledge of nature to affect humankind.  Temple Singh Jewels are talismans of beauty and nature.  Each piece will come with a card detailing the spiritual and healing powers of the gemstones that comprise it.

Divali Glass Jewelry will continue to grow in its own direction, and Temple Singh will too.  It will be a fun new adventure, sparkling and bright.  To see the new Temple Singh Collection and Divali Glass Jewelry in person, please visit the Contemporary Crafts Market at Fort Mason, San Francisco, March 13-14.

3 Responses to “ Hey, remember me? ”

  1. Jo Quatannens Says:


  2. Jennifer Heynen Says:

    I missed you at the Buyers Market! I didn’t know you were there. I would loved to have seen your new work in person. It is beautiful, I am drooling on my computer.
    Good luck,

  3. Andrew Thornton Says:

    Good luck with everything! I’m sure that you two will do fabulously well with the new line. It’s absolutely stunning! I have every confidence that you guys will be a roaring success!

    Congratulations again and I can’t wait to see more!

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