Local jewelry designer Cathy Schiff of Vintage by Cathy searches for antique items, vintage jewelry and other treasures that she can remake into wearable art. She researches each piece, sending it off to new owners with a written history. The focal point of this necklace is an unsigned brooch by famed mid-century costumer jeweler Albert Weiss. Its former owner had received it as a birthday gift from her husband in the mid-1950s. The original smoky gray rhinestones are intact. It costs $225 at www.vintagebycathy.com. Custom designs are also available.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE
Robin McGraw, wife of Dr. Phil, has created a new candle collection perfect for holiday gifts. The light of my life Candle Collection features scents inspired by the men in her life. The four soy wax blend candles include the Phillip, a spicy cardamom in a jasmine base; the Jay, with notes of rose, lilac and jasmine; the Jordan featuring vetiver, cedar, vanilla and more and the London, citrus top notes with leather and amber. One-hundred percent of the net profits from the sale of the collection will benefit When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation. Buy them for $16.95 each (3 oz.), or $49.95 for the set of four at www.RobinMcGrawRevelation.com.
Tarte’s Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette gives any complexion a healthy glow. The limited-edition palette housed in a chic clutch includes five 12-hour wear, Amazonian-clay infused blush colors including brand new shades. It comes with two vintage-inspired hair pins. Tarte blush is formulated without parabens, phthalates, triclosan and other bad stuff. Get if for $42 at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.
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