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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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Thought You Ran Out of Time to Shop for Mom Online?

Thought You Ran Out of Time to Shop for Mom Online?

May 05, 2020

Book mom a time to shop for herself! Though yesterday was the last day to place your orders with guaranteed shipping by Mother's Day, we're still offering our special discounts for any Mother's Day shopping via [...]
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Spoil Mom with CMD Jewelry or Let Her Pick Out Her Own!

Spoil Mom with CMD Jewelry or Let Her Pick Out Her Own!

April 28, 2020

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we're all about celebrating the fabulous, irreplaceable women in our lives. Mom can be a mother to tots, teens, or fur babies. She might be a grandmother, an aunt, a sister, a cousin, a dad who fills the [...]
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Earn CMD Bucks & Spend Them at the Sample Sale!

Earn CMD Bucks & Spend Them at the Sample Sale!

April 23, 2020

I'm having such a blast with my FaceTime shopping appointments with all of you and I'm feeling so grateful that my schedule is quickly filling up! Thank you! I still have open spots to shop the virtual Sample Sale for this Saturday and throughout next week. There's still plenty of highly [...]
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Eat Local: SF Edition

Eat Local: SF Edition

April 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not able to eat out at restaurants right now, but we can still support them! I’m personally trying to order safe takeout once a week to support my favorite local businesses, and the workers that keep them running and make them so special. It’s a nice treat for me to start [...]

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Show Us Your #CMDSTYLE (Enter to Win!)

Show Us Your #CMDSTYLE (Enter to Win!)

April 17, 2020

My favorite part of being in The CMD Shop is seeing my designs come to life when beautiful people (like you!) try on the jewelry. I'm missing that so much these days. That's why I'm starting a new weekly giveaway tradition... If you own any CMD jewelry... I want to see you rockin' it! [...]
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A Little Meditation & A Strong Cup of Coffee

A Little Meditation & A Strong Cup of Coffee

April 14, 2020

Last week, I was interviewed by the amazing Julie Fogh of Vital Voice Training. We talked about CMD’s plans and strategies during the pandemic, and about the ways we’ve been able to adapt and pivot during these wild times [...]
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Refer a Friend (or Three!) for Sample Sale Credit

Refer a Friend (or Three!) for Sample Sale Credit

April 08, 2020

Did you love your FaceTime session with me? I've been having so much fun meeting people all over the world and can't wait for more calls in the weeks ahead! Right now, we're offering $25 in "CMD Bucks" (aka store credit) to you for each referral you send our way. (Note: This [...]
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Where in the world is Colleen Mauer?

Where in the world is Colleen Mauer?

April 06, 2020

I had such an incredible time last week thinking about how these FaceTime calls for the Sample Sale have brought me all over the place. On Friday alone, I was in Sacramento, Washington State, Michigan, New York, and France! [...]
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Q. What's a "Sample" or "Second," anyways?

Q. What's a "Sample" or "Second," anyways?

April 02, 2020

When I’m designing any new piece or collection, I start with sketching. As much as I sketch, I’ve also got to take it to the studio and start testing my ideas. Sometimes what I think to be my [...]
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The Silver (or Mixed Metal) Lining

The Silver (or Mixed Metal) Lining

April 01, 2020

We can’t thank you enough for all your support of CMD the past few weeks. We feel grateful we can keep doing what we do, even if that means that we work at a limited capacity during the quarantine. The SF Shop and NY Studio [...]
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Here's $20 towards the Sample Sale!

Here's $20 towards the Sample Sale!

March 30, 2020

It's been a blast to meet so many of you face-to-face (via FaceTime) over the last couple of weeks. If you've been considering booking a time to shop, here's a little perk: When you book your complimentary session for anytime this week, you'll receive a $20 credit [...]
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