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Spring Factory Sale!

Marjorie Baer Sale

Spring Factory Sale - May 2017 We've got a two day sale coming up next month! We're changing things up a bit this time - The sale will start Friday evening and run all day Saturday.  As usual we will have a great variety of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets - all at wholesale prices and below. We hope you can make it! We'll also have an online component for folks outside of the Bay Area. Our online flash sale will start Friday the 12th and run through Sunday May 14th. 

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Belt Yourself Together

Belt Styling

Belts are a versatile accessory for all body types. You get to choose your silhouette. A belt at the waist -or even higher at the ribs- accentuates or creates the illusion of an hourglass shape. Wearing a belt lower can emphasize a long, lean torso and feminine hips. But even with this info it’s sometimes tricky to know how to wear a belt. Of course there are classic belted outfits to refer to, and celebrate. But part of the fun is messing with traditions too. In this overly body conscious society we live in now, there is also a strong...

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Dressing for Confidence

New Year, New Attitude So, it’s the beginning of the year and everywhere I look people are committing to new behaviors and wellness routines, and generally setting goals for themselves. My current goal: confidence. Confidence, of course, comes from within. But fashion, for all its faults, can play a huge positive role in boosting your self-esteem. Something as basic as a belt can change the way you feel in your own skin. Power Dressing  A belt is for confidence. It’s a nudge out the door. It’s for acknowledging within oneself a dual nature and celebrating that fact. It’s for exploring,...

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Marjorie Baer Jewelry Cleaning

Cleaning

I was recently contacted by a customer who had a large batch of Marjorie Baer jewelry that needed some spiffing up! Some items simply needed to be cleaned and re-lacquered, others needed some small repairs.  When I opened the package this customer sent in, I was blown away by her lovely collection! I decided to take some before and after photos to demonstrate the transformation.  Here is the collection before we started the cleaning process: Beautiful pieces - but they do have some tarnish and lacquer problems.  After the cleaning process: When we clean an item, we take the lacquer...

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Q&A with Marjorie Baer: What is cloud texturing?

behind the scenes MB SF

Marjorie takes a moment to answer some questions and reflect on her design process. First up, what is cloud texturing? I’ve always been enchanted by those ethereal shapes that Joni Mitchell sang about. As a little girl I doodled clouds, fascinated by their infinite variety and constant change. Years later this awareness and appreciation of the natural environment inspired me to create a technique I call cloud texturing. I use smooth, rounded hammers and pound the metal to create a finish reminiscent of that wispy asymmetry I’ve always loved.     Over the years the necklace and pair of earrings pictured...

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