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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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Nobody trips over mountains...

Nobody trips over mountains...

August 20, 2019

Last week, we welcomed the 5-Loop Mini Pebble Necklace into the CMD family and it's already making some big waves. If you've been following our brand for a while now, you may recall my "pebble" designs from previous collections. This is a concept I keep coming back to time and time again, and I wanted to share a little of my inspiration...
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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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CMD is posted up!

CMD is posted up!

July 17, 2019

The J Post Earrings from the Forth Expansion Collection have quickly become a CMD staple. They look great on their own, but I also love throwing them in my second or third hole to pair with some big hoops or another set of studs for a whole ear getup. These guys also make for wonderful gifts!
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Drop it like it's hot

Drop it like it's hot

July 09, 2019

Straight out of the ever-popular Black & Gold Collection, these babies make for a bold, elegant and timeless statement piece that you shouldn't think twice about adding to your collection. And don't forget, we offer complimentary re-oxidation and cleaning services as a courtesy to all our customers for life.
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Together We Can: New Collection Launching Later this Summer!

Together We Can: New Collection Launching Later this Summer!

June 27, 2019

When I design something, I like to try it on every single person in the room. Everyone is so different… we all have different ear shapes, number of piercings, skin tones, necklines, wrist sizes and hand shapes. We all have different styles and preferences, and I like to ask each team member, “which is your favorite?”
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DIY Jewelry Oxidation

DIY Jewelry Oxidation

May 21, 2019

Those who know me know that mixing metals is one of my signature aesthetics. I just adore the way that the dark, matte silver pairs with bright gold. Read on to learn how to preserve your oxidized silver jewelry as long as possible, and how to re-create the effect at home! Who doesn't love a good DIY project, anyway?

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In My White T

In My White T

April 08, 2019

I love layering long sweaters or button ups with a cuffed sleeve... pair that with a sleek pair of denim or some nicely fitted black slacks and voila! A look that never gets old. And for jewelry... throw on a long necklace over the tee for just a pop of drama.
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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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Handmade With Love

Handmade With Love

February 28, 2019

There’s a touching human connection element to handmade products that you just don’t get with mass-produced jewelry. When you have something in your hand that someone else made, it feels different than if it was made by a machine. It tells a story. 

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What's a Sample and Seconds Sale?

What's a Sample and Seconds Sale?

February 25, 2019

When sampling, my team and I test multiple iterations of a design until we get the specs just right. Sometimes, we’ll take the more successful samples and finish them just for the sample sale later that year. These sample pieces are usually really similar to the end-design, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with them!
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a bit of a Hallmark Holiday, but I don’t think it has to be. I think it’s just a great day as any to show up and express your love – for the people you care for and for yourself. Whether you’re married, in a relationship or single, love and self-love should always come first. 

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