Charleston Fashion Week Giveaway

Charleston Fashion Week | Hermosa Jewelry

Charleston Fashion Week Giveaway

I’m excited to announce that Charleston Fashion Week is finally here!  I will be attending the Runway shows on Tuesday and Wednesday night, and I will be showcasing my jewelry in the Style Lounge on Thursday evening.  To celebrate I am giving away $375 of goodies including a ZAGS Rainbow Trout sunwrap, a Hermosa Jewelry horn necklace, and two Thursday tickets to Charleston Fashion Week.

Charleston Fashion Week | Hermosa Jewelry


  • Simply comment below with your email address and who you would take to Fashion Week if you won the giveaway!
  • You are allowed two bonus entries by entering on Facebook and Instagram!
  • The contest ends on Wednesday 3/15/17 at 6PM and the winner will be chosen that night.  You must be a US Citizen and over 13 years of age.


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Happy Thanksgiving from Hermosa

Happy Thanksgiving from Hermosa Jewelry

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday spent filled with gratitude, good food, friends, and family.  I want to extend a giant thank you to my loyal customers. Without you, Hermosa would not exist.

I never thought when I started making jewelry at the age of 12 that I would be doing this as my career 17 years later.  I am so thankful that I get to do what I love each and every day as a JOB.  I’m proud that I am able to create products that are made in the USA.

I’m grateful for the challenges and lessons learned that running my own business brings. There are definitely highs and lows, but I’m blessed to have a great support system from friends, family, and clients that remind me to keep my head up and keep going.

Thank you for supporting my my small business and helping my dreams come true.  Sending my blessings to each and every one of you.

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November Event Calendar

Upcoming November Events

NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Hagan Art Walk | Hermosa Jewelry

Hermosa Jewelry Trunk Show at Hagan Fine Art for the First Friday Art Walk.  The gallery just moved to 177 King Street located downtown Charleston.  Come check out their new space and shop from 5 pm to 8 pm.

NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2016

Charleston Mac Off 2016 Hemosa Jewelry

This is the second year that I have showcased at the Charleston Mac Off.  It is a super fun (and tasty) event that is held at The Grove at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.  This year the event is November 5 & 6 from 12 pm – 6 pm.  A portion of the tickets sales will benefit Lowcountry Local First which is an local organization that I am a part of.

Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased here.

NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Hermosa Jewelry Charlotte Trunk Show

I am excited to head back to Charlotte, NC for a home show hosted by Katherine Stewart.  Please RSVP to to attend.

NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 2016

JSL Orangeburg | Hermosa Jewelry

On November 11 and 12, I will have a booth at the Carolina Christmas Holiday Market in Orangeburg, SC.  It is a fundraiser for the Junior Service League of Orangeburg.  This two day event takes place at The Cinema located at 1225 Orangeburg Mall Circle.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

NOVEMBER 13, 2016

Art on the Beach | Hermosa Jewelry

I am especially excited for the Art on the Beach and Chefs in the Kitchen event on Sullivan’s Island, SC.  This event is a home tour of 10 Sullivan’s Island homes but there are artists and tastings from local restaurants at each stop.  I will be showcasing from 1 pm to 5 pm with my boyfriend who does amazing photography at 1765 Atlantic Avenue.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Hermosa Jewelry Daniel Island Trunk Show

I’m excited to be doing another show with Oath & Stone Handbags on Daniel Island.  We will be showcasing on November 17th from 4-8 pm at the home of Dianne Potts.  Please RSVP to to attend!

NOVEMBER 18 & 19, 2016

Sandcastle Kiawah Island, SC

This is the second time I have showcased at Kiawah Art and Artisan Show that takes place at the Sandcastle Community Center on Kiawah Island.  The show is full of local painters, potters, photographers, crafters, and jewelry designers.  The show is on Friday, November 18th from 4 to 7 pm and on Saturday, November 19th from 10 to 3 pm.

NOVEMBER 20, 2016

Hermosa Jewelry Bluffton Okatie Trunk Show

On Sunday, November 20th I am heading to Okatie, SC (right by Bluffton, SC) for a home show hosted by Katherine Reeves. The event will be from 2 to 5 pm.  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

I am adding a few more events to the busy holiday calendar.  Please share any of these events with friends or family that may want to attend.  You can stay up to date with new events on the Hermosa website!  Stay tuned for the list of December events.


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Charleston Shop Curator & Lowcountry Live Segment

We have quite a few bloggers in Charleston, but Andrea Serrano stands apart from the rest.  She wears many hats from being a blogger, stylist, personal shopper, TV host, and mom to two boys.  Andrea collaborates with an array of Charleston’s local designers, stores, boutique hotels, and restaurants and features them on her blog Charleston Shop Curator.  Every week, Andrea hosts a “Fashion Friday” segment on Lowcountry Live where she exposes local talent, designers, and fashion trends from Charleston.   Andrea has become a local celebrity, and I admire her support of small business here in the Lowcountry.

Last week, Andrea featured Hermosa Jewelry on her blog, which you can read here.  On a recent trip to Savannah, Andrea accessorized her chic outfit with the Ursula Cuff ($60), Rosalie Earrings (sold out), and Ladonna Necklace ($50).  Check out these beautiful images captured by Clifford Pate.  Andrea also included Hermosa on her Lowcountry Live segment featuring Charleston Jewelry Designers.  Keep scrolling to see the video!

Make sure to “LIKE” Andrea on Instagram and on Facebook!
Charleston Shop Curator | Hermosa Jewelry

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Fashion Friday: Charleston Jewelry Designers

Lowcountry Live Segment with Charleston Shop Curator & Erin Kienzle featuring local designers:

Christina Jervey Jewelry, Peyton William Jewelry, Naked Eyes,

Currie Jewelry, & Hermosa Jewelry

<< the hermosa segment begins at the 5:06 minute mark >>

Thanks for the including Hermosa on Lowcountry Live!  We are honored to be featured with such talented local jewelry designers.  Do you want to collaborate with Hermosa?  Simply send me an email at!


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Inside the Hermosa Jewelry Studio + Showroom

I am so excited to finally reveal the Hermosa Jewelry Studio and Showroom!  It took about a month to get everything moved in, set up and organized, but I really am enjoying having my studio out of the house.  It has been a nice separation of my life and work– even though it does seem that I work all the time.  Moving is such a hassle, but it is so refreshing to purge things that you don’t need and organize your things into a functional space.  I share a space with A Simple Tree Custom Framing and Charleston Art Brokers, which are two local companies that you NEED to check out.  My studio is available to visit by appointment only, which allows me to schedule around my shows and time spent designing and manufacturing.  If you want to come shop for yourself or grab a quick gift you can now visit the Showroom.  I will also be scheduling appointments for custom orders as well bridal and wedding designs.

Last week was the Grand Opening party and we had such an amazing turnout. It was an absolute blast filled with friends, good food, cold drinks, and live music by These Old Souls.  Thank you to everyone who showed their support for this next step for me.  For those of you who couldn’t make it, I took some photos of my new space.  If you would like to come see the Hermosa Jewelry Studio + Showroom for yourself at 1304 Erckmann Drive, Suite D, Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Simply make an appointment with me via email ( or by phone (843.696.3449).  Enjoy your virtual tour!


Hermosa Jewelry Showroom| Mt Pleasant SC

Hermosa Jewelry Showroom| Mt Pleasant SC

Hermosa Jewelry Showroom| Mt Pleasant SC

Hermosa Jewelry Showroom| Mt Pleasant SC

Hermosa Jewelry Showroom| Mt Pleasant SC


When you walk in, this is the entry table.

Hermosa Jewelry Studio | Mt Pleasant SC

My desk

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I repurposed a 1950s Hamilton letterpress cabinet into a organized bead cabinet.  This took FOREVER, but was so worth it.  These shelves I bought on Craigslist and are from the oldest liquor store in downtown Charleston.  I sanded them down and stained them.

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An inside view of my bead cabinet.  It is my favorite thing in my studio.

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This is the Hermosa jewel wall filled with materials that need to be restrung.  This custom framed pegboard was built by Pate of Salt Marsh Renovations.

Hermosa Jewelry Studio | Mt Pleasant SC

This is the manufacturing table where all the “magic happens.”

Hermosa Jewelry Studio | Mt Pleasant SC
This is my jewelers bench that was given to me by one of my mentors in Denver.Hermosa Jewelry Studio | Mt Pleasant SC

There are two rooms- one is the studio and one is the showroom which I tried to capture is this view.

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Hope you think the Hermosa Jewelry Studio + Showroom as awesome as I do!  Let me know by leaving a comment below.



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Grand Opening Party

The past few weeks have been a big transition period for Hermosa.  After running my business out of my home for thirteen years, I have finally opened a studio and showroom in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  I am sharing my new space with A Simple Tree Framing & Charleston Art Brokers located at 1304 Erckmann Drive, Suite D.  Come check out our new space this Wednesday, June 1st for our Grand Opening Party.  Join us for  drinks, light appetizers, and live music by These Old Souls.  The best part is that I’m having an exclusive Grand Opening Sale- ALL JEWELRY IS 20% off!  I hope to see all my jewel babes there!

GRAND OPENING | Hermosa Jewelry Studio & Showroom



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Top 10 Best Looks of the Golden Globes

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Awards season is here, and I have to say that all my closest friends in Hollywood started it out with a bang. I mean seriously, did you see J-LO’s Zuhair Murad dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry?

Jennifer Lopez |Hermosa Jewelry

Everyone looked phenomenal in their designer gowns, sipping champagne, and mingling with their A-list best friends, while I watched from my couch, eating leftovers, and trying to photo-shop my head onto Amal Clooney’s custom made one shoulder Christian Dior gown, with white silk gloves, and 29-carat Harry Winston diamond drop earrings. One-word: Stunning. George Clooney didn’t look too shabby either.

George and Amal | Hermosa Jewelry I really do enjoy watching these awards shows regardless of the countless commercials and silly commentary.  They inspire me with their glamour, color palettes, and trends.  This year, I am giving out my own awards.  Here are my Top 5 Best Jewelled and Top 5 Best Dressed from the 2015 Golden Globes.

Top 5 Best Jewelled 

1.  Naomi Watts

Obviously, Naomi Watts hands down wins this award. the 76-CARAT diamond Bulgari snake necklace with her neon yellow Gucchi strapless column dress was to die for.


2.  Jennifer Aniston

My old friend Rachel Green, known to most others as Jennifer Aniston, stepped out on the red carpet nominated for her highly anticipated and what some are saying career changing role in “Cake” looking utterly fabulous. The Neil Lane gold and onyx chandelier earrings were the perfect jewels to compliment her halter neckline, and feminine tuxedo-ish gown.


3.  Lorde

Although Lorde has told us countless times she will never be royal, she rocked some royal bling last night. Her 100-carat diamond and platinum Cleopatra necklace and 7 diamond and platinum rings from jeweler Neil Lane sparkled on the red carpet, with her trendy-chic pantsuit.

Lorde | Hermosa Jewelry

4.  Emily Blunt

We all know my obsession with the turquoise hue, so its no surprise that I was gawking over Emily Blunt’s blue gem and diamond Lorraine Schwartz floral chandelier earrings and matching bracelet with her Michael Kors Grecian chiffon white gown. It was pure femininity. She might not have won the award for supporting actress in “Into the Woods”, but she has received a lot of buzz on her red-carpet look.

Emily Blunt | Hermosa Jewelry.

5.  Amy Poehler

And last but not least, Amy Poehler’s Irene Neuwirth labradorite necklace, ring and piled-on bracelets, reminded us that while many of the stars wore jewels that cost more than I’ll make in my lifetime, we can get that red carpet look. All I have to say to her look is, “YES PLEASE!”

Amy Poehler | Hermosa Jewelry

The Best Dressed

1.  Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore was a double whammy last night. Not only did she win Best Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of a middle-aged mother going through the early stages of Alzheimer’s in “Still Alice”, but she also won best dressed. Her Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom gown was to die for. The blue and silver hues paired with her fiery hair and smokey eyes was flawless. Well done to her stylist!

Julianne Moore | Hermosa Jewelry

2.  Sienna Miller

Plunging necklines seemed to be a theme this year (refer to JLO), and Sienna Miller rocked the trend. With her new “Lob” and Tiffany & Co jewels, her Miu Miu ivory silk duchesse gown with sheer tulle back reminded me of a grown up baby doll dress. And I LOVED it! It’s quite far from the look she portrays in the highly anticipated “American Sniper,” proving she’s got it going on.

Sienna Miller | Hermosa Jewelry

3.  Kate Hudson

Again, necklines. Let’s talk about Kate Hudson. First of all, she has two kids, and can wear what she wore last night. Although, I don’t think I will ever be able to get over her canary yellow gown and matching diamond necklace she wore when she realized Matthew McConaughey was the one for her in “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days,” her Atelier Versace gown accented with side cutouts and adorned with Swarovski crystal beading at the waist last night was a close second. I’ll even call it a tie.

Kate Hudson | Hermosa Jewelry

4.  Emma Stone

Another redhead made my list. On a night when gowns are strongly encouraged, Emma Stone took a huge risk in her Lanvin Jumpsuit and it paid off. She’s been on top of all the best-dressed lists, not to mention her film, “Birdman” took home multiple awards last night.

Emma Stone | Hermosa Jewelry

5.  Heidi Klum

And last but certainly not least, the runway Queen, Heidi Klum. Everything about this was perfect. The asymmetrical Versace dress that featured panels of glossy red applique and a train, combined with the classic film star waved hair, screamed old Hollywood meets 2015. Did I mention shes 41?

Heidi Klum | Hermosa JewelryWell done Hollywood, and all the stylists who make these looks a reality. I was truly impressed with everyone’s ensembles.   Comment below and tell me which was your favorite? Only 41 days until my next set of awards go out! Countdown to the Oscar’s is on!


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Farewell Hermosa Show

I will be hosting my final trunk show tonight at my house in Denver before my big move back to Charleston. Its a bittersweet evening, and I am excited to be spending it with close friends who have supported my business for the past three years.

Humboldt Hermosa Show | Hermosa Jewelry

Drop by anytime between 5-8 pm for wine, appetizers, and 20% off all jewelry. As always, the sausage dip will be hot and ready, but if you can’t make it tonight, here is the recipe:

Haley’s Famous Southern Sausage Dip


  • One pound of Jimmy Dean Sausage
  • Two blocks of cream cheese
  • One can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies


Brown sausage in a pan on medium heat. Remove from pan to drain. In same pan, Melt cream cheese down. Drain Rotel tomatoes, then add pan with cream cheese. Add sausage back in pan with mixture and stir. Serve warm with Tostitos Scoops.

Hope to see everyone tonight!


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Share to Win the Lulu Necklace

This week we are celebrating Spring with a Giveaway! The Lulu necklace has three strands of white faceted jade, pink freshwater pearls, clear Swarovski crystals, natural turquoise, hammered gold rings and toggle clasp ($225 value).  See below for the deets.

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Facebook Rules:

Instagram Rules:

  • Follow @hermosajewelry on Instagram
  • Regram (take screenshot) and use hashtag #hermosajewelry

You can enter once a day until 12AM mst on April 1st, 2014.  Increase your chances by entering on both Facebook and Instagram.  The winner will be announced next week!


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