Handmade With Love by Sam

Handmade With Love by Sam

May 06, 2020

Our Product Development & Production Guru, Sam joined the CMD Team over three and a half years ago. She came onboard with no jewelry production experience, but you'd never know it. She's one of the hardest workers and quickest learners I know, and she quickly [...]
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What’s the CMD Street Team?

What’s the CMD Street Team?

October 01, 2019

Because we’re a small crew, we often need more help at shows, events, and even in the Showroom during those particularly busy times of the year. Our CMD Street Team is a handful of individuals who work with us periodically on these [...]
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Designed in San Francisco and Handmade in Upstate, New York

Designed in San Francisco and Handmade in Upstate, New York

July 31, 2019

This will be my 13th time showing at NY NOW, and that always gets me thinking about who we are and what we do here at CMD. We're a team of strong, bi-coastal, women. We're kind of a super team: from design to delivery, we do it all here at CMD.
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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

March 08, 2019

Happy happy International Women’s Day. I’m so, so proud to be a female owned and operated small business! For those of you who don’t already know, I currently have an incredible all-women bi-coastal team and I don’t know what I’d do without them. 

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What's Next For Retail?

What's Next For Retail?

January 22, 2019

I want to challenge the way you think about the value in shopping small. Remember how important it is to shop in stores and support our local communities and neighbors. As we continue to see small spaces closing, I encourage you to consider the part you play in contributing to what makes your neighborhood vibrant.

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Meanwhile, on the East Coast…

Meanwhile, on the East Coast…

October 01, 2018

I was born and raised in New Jersey and I do miss the dazzling changes that happen during the fall foliage season. And really, who doesn’t love some good sweater weather? It’s a time to be cozy and warm, yet stylish, and this time of year I find myself drawn more and more to longer layered mixed metal pieces.

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CMD Outpost #3

CMD Outpost #3

January 18, 2018

Even though Sam loves being a part of the CMD team, it was becoming too much (nearly 1.5 hours/day, which we all know is not a very good quality of life). After some team brainstorming and good planning meetings, we got her set up with her very own home studio. I am thrilled we could make this happen!

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This One Goes Out to Everyone Working Overtime in December…

This One Goes Out to Everyone Working Overtime in December…

December 14, 2017

This time of year has different meanings and feelings for everyone…this I know. For anyone out there also hustlin’ this December, remember to take a moment and savor some of the magic. For anyone out there who also feels down or lonely this time of year, remember that you are loved and to be really good to yourself. 

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East Coast Summer Roundup

East Coast Summer Roundup

August 31, 2017

Having grown up on the east coast, a balmy summer day that rolls into evening is nostalgic, and I’m currently in Trumansburg, NY soaking it up. With bicoastal CMD production studios, I have a chance to spend time a fair amount of time in New York during all four seasons. Summer certainly has the most distinct vibe...

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Staff Spotlight: Sam, Production Artist

Staff Spotlight: Sam, Production Artist

July 20, 2017

Sam is creative and curious (and even moonlights as a tattoo artist). She cites our Black & Gold Mini Inflecto Necklace as one of her favorite CMD pieces because of the asymmetry and gold/oxidized silver juxtaposition. Sam’s a rockstar at her job, and we are all so glad she’s part of the team.

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Team Spotlight: Samantha, Jewelry Extraordinaire

Team Spotlight: Samantha, Jewelry Extraordinaire

May 25, 2017

This post is all about Samantha, our kind of “new kid on the block” who actually became part of the CMD story many years ago. Colleen first met Samantha when she was working at the art store Collector in Berkeley. CMD jewelry was sold at Collector, and Samantha was a passionate advocate of the brand.

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The Future is Female

The Future is Female

April 13, 2017

CMD runs on woman power, and we’re all the stronger for it. We were delighted to spend the last few days at our New York Production Studio, all the way across the country from our San Francisco HQ. While we may span time zones, our common passions, worth ethics and respect for one another keep us closely tied together. 

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