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Greenery! Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

Greenery!  Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

How did Pantone know that I went a little crazy buying peridot at the last gem show I went to?  They were just so beautiful and I did buy more than I set out to.  C'est la vie!  While I don't plan my designs around Pantone's favorites for the season, I do look to them for inspiration on color combinations and this shade of green was clearly already on my radar. I absolutely love this shade of green, sort of a citrusy, green apple color.  I use it a lot in my marketing.  My business cards look like they're layered...


Mother's Day Gift Guide from An Appealing Plan

Happy weekend! I had to share a beautiful gift guide created by Krayl Funch of An Appealing Plan.  I am so privileged that out of an abundance of submissions, she has chosen a piece from my Solitaire Collection to feature in the guide. I have my eyes on the Marie Todd "Rest" candle, the Sea Salt Goat’s Milk Soap (I have a thing for sea salt) and the Lavender Body Lotion by Wholistic Inc. I don't have children of my own, but do stepmothers count? :) Which items do you love? Have a beautiful, enjoyable weekend! xoxo, Amy Rest Candle...


Trunk Show - Open to the Public

Amy Holton Designs will be at Barton Creek Resort today from 2:00-7:00 p.m. between Eliza's and Bella's boutiques, just off of the main lobby.  If you happen to be in Austin, stop by and say hello!  These new beauties will be making their debut... [caption id="attachment_531" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Turquoise and fine silver cluster necklace[/caption] [caption id="attachment_529" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Turquoise, carnelian, fine and Argentium silver earrings Turquoise and fine silver cluster bracelet[/caption]  


Pink!

I always think it's interesting to witness a person's design process, so thought I'd share a few photos of mine.  I'll bringing this necklace with me to Barton Creek tomorrow.  It's just gorgeous in person.  I'll be there from the usual 2:00-7:00 outside of Eliza's and Bella's boutiques. [caption id="attachment_511" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Gemstones poised on head pins, ready to be linked together.  This process alone takes several hours.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_512" align="aligncenter" width="529"] The links are coming together! I love this part of the process. It's so satisfying.  It takes me about three to four hours to link this entire piece,...


Sneak Peek - Work in Progress

Looking forward to three days of shows at the beautiful Barton Creek Resort here in Austin in November 15th - 18th!  That weekend marks the return of Formula One racing to the United States at the shiny, new Circuit of the Americas track, right here in our fair city.  It's going to be a very exciting weekend as some 300,000 people arrive from around the world to celebrate the event.  I've been so busy working on new designs, and a new collection to unveil that weekend, that I haven't stopped to post a single photo of what I've been working...

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