Serious Moonlight

Moonlight Necklace by Cynthia Rybakoff

Each holiday season I donate a special piece of jewelry for the silent auction at the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest, an invitational ski event which pairs former Olympic ski legends with television and film celebrities for a weekend of skiing, live music and fundraising for the environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance, which supports and empowers Waterkeeper member organizations to protect communities, ecosystems and water quality.

This year I created The Moonlight Necklace, with a variety of unusual black semi-precious stones, which shimmer with golden highlights. Three rows of freeform black moonstone nuggets form a bib, suspended from a strand of oxidixed sterling silver wire wrapped black tourmaline slices, obsidian and black spinel marquise briolettes, and faceted pyrite rondels.

Waterkeeper Alliance is among the world’s fastest growing environmental organizations, with nearly 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on six continents. For more information about this vital organization, founded in 1999 by environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., visit their website, and like them on Facebook.


Meet The Designer

There's a brand new feature on IndieShop.com worth taking note of! Did you ever wonder about how independent designers got their start, get their inspiration, or how they make their unique products? Now you can get an intimate glimpse into the mind of the artisan, with "Meet The Designer" video clips, located on the product pages of each designer's store on IndieShop.com.

Here I am, above, discussing how I got my start as a jewelry designer, and my first big break, before becoming a corporate jewelry designer for brands such as Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and what inspires me now that I've decided to be an "indie" designer once again.

Here's my husband Matt Shapoff, whose Handmade On Peconic Bay collection of modern vintage photographic prints is also available on IndieShop, revealing the secrets of how he creates his cyanotypes prints, totes and scarves, plus the mysterious significance of the year 1895!

Videos courtesy of IndieShop.com.


Pink For The Holidays

Artists are going pink for the holidays, at the One Of A Kind Show and Sale NY. Many of the artists attending the show, including Handmade On Peconic Bay, have come together to donate their time and talents and create exclusive items for a silent auction, to be held at the Susan G. Komen GO PINK FOR THE HOLIDAYS booth at this years event. 100% of the proceeds from this auction will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports breast cancer education, research and prevention. We've donated a special edition of our best selling HMPB Happy Holidays cards in signature shades of pink! Read more about the event and the items to be auctioned off in ReadyMade magazine.

And if you haven't already received your complimentary tickets to the show, get them here (a $30 value)! Matt and I look forward to meeting you at the show, Nov 18- 21st in booth A13.


Buy Extraordinary!

On November 18-21, be our guest at the One of a Kind Show NY, a curated fine arts & crafts show, now in it's second year in NYC. Get your complimentary tickets here.

Give the gift of art. Handmade On Peconic Bay will be showing a unique selection of modern vintage cyanotype and Van Dyke brown photographic prints in frames made from recycled wood, plus an amazing array of photographic printed textiles, including silk scarves and totes.

Choose from a fabulous assortment of hand printed blank notecards, perfect for the holidays and beyond!

Handmade On Peconic Bay
invites you to the One of a Kind Show and Sale NY

Nov 18-21
7 West 34th Streeet @ Fifth Avenue
(across from the Empire State Building)

booth A13

Click here for complimentary tickets to the show.
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