Kitsch me like you mean it

Kitsch me like you mean it

I have a thing for chunky, loud, way-too-full charm bracelets, ever since I inherited one from my super cool Great Aunt Bea. Along those lines, the baby-themed vintage-style charm bracelet from artist Crystal Rendon that we spotted at The Baby Gardner. This is...
Heather Moore is for lovers. Of mothers.

Heather Moore is for lovers. Of mothers.

A reader recently turned us on to Heather B. Moore Jewelry and now, well, we’re turned on. What can I say, awesome, expensive custom baubles make me hot. (Hint to the sigOth.)I think any of this talented artist’s (blown glass, painting, photography, metal...
Q, R, S, Tween

Q, R, S, Tween

Since we focus mainly on the under 6 set here at Cool Mom Picks, we realize that leaves a bunch of extremely cool mamas out. Truth is, most of the super indie and handmade items we find are for kids still needing their butts wiped. But when we come across a great pick...
Amy Tavern: necklaces in waiting

Amy Tavern: necklaces in waiting

Just because I have to keep some of the pieces in my jewelry box away from Mr. Destructo, my 14 month-old, it doesn’t mean I can’t add to my collection with the understanding that soon he’ll outgrow his shiny thing-grabbing stage. Next on my...
Just don’t call them push presents

Just don’t call them push presents

Let me start by saying that the idea of "push presents" creeps me out. Hate the name, hate the notion that we’re entitled to a Birkin Bag or $5,000 tennis bracelet because we employed our uterus. (Okay, so maybe I’ve been spending too much time...
Born with a silver spoon. Or bracelet.

Born with a silver spoon. Or bracelet.

If you’re looking for a special baby gift – I’m talking reeeeally special – we’ve just found a designer who can absolutely give that blue box store a run for its money. I am totally swooning over the outstanding children’s...
Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

So I always thought estrogen was exclusively about raging hormones, hot flashes, and that lovely monthly visitor that comes knocking at the most inopportune times.But not according to Raven Hanna, a jewelry artisan and self-proclaimed science geek. Thanks to her...

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