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Islay Taylor

The Queen of Versailles

I recently watched an interesting documentary ‘The Queen of Versailles,’ which focuses on a Floridian billionaire, his ditzy wife, and their quest to build the largest house in America. The intent of the movie was about the couples conspicuous consumption:…

Color Study

Here’s a quick preview of some color study necklaces that I’ll be putting up on my etsy store soon. Each necklace is made of vibrantly colored, hand knotted, silk and an assortment of vintage, glass, and stone beads.

Studio Field Trip

Recently, I was lucky enough to be able to visit the studio of local Silversmith, Jeffrey Herman. Jeffrey is the founder of the Society of American Silversmiths, and also runs his own business, Herman Silver, out of his studio. He…

In the Studio

It’s almost my one year anniversary of working in my new studio space; actually, I guess it’s been long enough that I can’t call it ‘new’ anymore! I share the third floor mill space with three other amazing makers and…