Wanting To Go Home For The Holidays…

November 24th, 2017

Last Christmas w/ my Dad in 1988.

When I was growing up, we had the best holidays. To me, they were almost magical. My parents did it up. They did it right. My Aunt Sue and Uncle Vic would come down from New York and my cousins from New Jersey would come, too. My cousins from North Philadelphia would come and it was just one big feast with sometimes up to 26 people. The table would extend out into the living room. The back porch would serve as a place for the food and the pies and all things alcohol. My mom was an amazing cook. She…

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What’s In A Name?

September 13th, 2016

The Swing

People have asked me over the years, why do you name your pieces? This to me seems like such an obvious answer, but I guess not. If you look at anything, any product, it has a name. Advertising 101, name your product. A measuring cup has a name; measuring cup. If I have 40 different necklaces on a website, shouldn’t I name them? Should I just call a necklace, “necklace #202?” I guess that wouldn’t be the worst. It would show what number, or how many necklaces have been made, but it seems so…oh, I don’t know, clinical? I name…

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Thank you, David Bowie. Here’s What You Did For Me…

January 14th, 2016

Ziggy Play Guitar

With the passing of David Bowie, I have been thinking a lot about why is it that these artists, these people I don’t even know who have died recently have effected me so much. The death of Scott Weiland crushed me. Many felt like, ”Yes, but he was a total druggy.” One person posted, “Congratulations Scott on being sober for 24 hours.” Meaning, 24 hours after his death he was sober. Not real nice and not something I am into. So, I started pondering, why did I cry when Scott Weiland died? Why did I shed a tear when Bowie…

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Why The “Sterling No Hassle” Tassel is My Favorite Piece.

June 3rd, 2015

When people think of me, they think of me being like my jewelry. Colorful, bold pieces, something (someone) different and true statement pieces. In their minds, I must be similar…full of personality, colorful, gregarious, etc. Yes, sometimes. Granted, I love color and clothes that speak, but I also like subdued. One of my favorite colors is actually not a color, but sort of: grey. Sometimes, I just like the quiet. The simple and understated. And, I love my new sneakers made by “Jeep” that just slide on and I can go walking in mud with them without my jewelry. What…

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The Spitfire On Pause-“Just Push Play!”

March 10th, 2015

Give Me A Hand!

When I was stretching my wrist last July and I heard and felt a pull, never in my wildest dreams did I think what it would mean, or how it would go. I knew something was up and I knew it was major. I actually knew I would need surgery. I knew within 2 minutes after it happened I was going to need surgery. I didn’t know how, or what would be done.  I just knew and I called a hand specialist within 15 minutes.  Just what I need as a jeweler, but then again…who doesn’t need their hands? HELLO!…

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Sweet Spots, Holiday Parties, Surgeries and Champagne…

November 24th, 2014

Rollerblading can do this! 1999

I am in a really sweet spot right now, which is kind of hard to figure. I don’t really understand it. I have one thing coming up that I am dreading. I keep blocking it out. I can’t think about it. But, the last couple of months have been really lovely. June. June was a great month. One thing I really love about my life is how things just happen. Spontaneously. Things that are great just happen. I meet people that bring something fun and new into my life. I go to the beach late in the summer and find…

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Reminiscing After Ten Years with Spitfire Designs Jewelry…..

October 22nd, 2014

One of the first pieces ever made...

I’ve been wanting to write a blog, but what about?  I am still on a high about my recent trip to Wyoming.  Many people due to my FB business page already know about this, but they don’t know how I made it out there.  Life takes funny turns that happen in the blink of an eye.  One minute you are sitting poolside on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ and you are talking to some fun great woman you connect with who was from New Jersey but moved out to Indiana.  She is telling you about her recent upcoming wedding…

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Just Buy The Shoes!

March 22nd, 2014


I recently did a show where a woman was just standing there so ensconced by one of my necklaces.  She kept looking at it and trying it on and finally said to me, “It’s just not something I would normally wear, but I love it.  I don’t know what I would wear it with, though.”  After about an hour of putting it on and taking it off, I thought…wow.  It was interesting to me.  Like an alien, I stood there reflecting upon her statement and her clear draw to this piece.  I don’t ask why I like something.  I don’t…

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Hey new jewelry designers! You’ve wanted some advice, so here it is……

October 3rd, 2013

Amish Christmas Earring

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Merry Christmas from Spitfire Designs Jewelry!

December 18th, 2012

Christmas with friends.  Happy Christmas!

This is a hard time of year. With the recent shooting in CT and so many focusing on such an awful occurrence with no clear answers or words to make it right, I have been trying to think positively and be happy for a few things that have really made me happy this year. I just can’t watch the news anymore and I don’t want to see their faces. How awful to see their cute pudgy cheeks. Nope…I need a good movie, or a laugh with a friend. For one, I realized that I have some truly good friends. Friends…

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