Two designers show their newest work at a private home on Valentine’s Day. By Suzanne Chessler Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Guz and Fran Broder Fran Broder and Elizabeth Guz share a love of accessories — both design and sell pieces that showcase their personal approaches to creativity. Broder began with scarves and hats in faux…Read More
Franklin designer Michele Saulson welcomes us to her lush, modern Thanksgiving table. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor | Brett Mountain Photographer Michele Saulson doesn’t just love beautiful things. She loves to make things beautiful — and she has a gift for it. She has even made a few businesses out of it. Armed with…Read More
The annual Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network Art Event keeps on growing. Above: Jewelry by Linda Golden Fran Broder was very close to her late mother-in-law, Dorothy Broder, who taught art and photography at Oak Park High School. After the elderly woman needed placement in a care facility, the family turned to the Jewish Hospice &…Read More
The 16th-annual Orchard Lake Fine Arts Fair brings 165 artists to town, including first-timer Gail Markiewicz. Among the many hundreds of artists visiting Michigan to show their creativity at summer fairs — and perhaps getting a chance to enjoy the waters of the Great Lakes — is one making a debut appearance with a unique…Read More
Brett Mountain Photographer Local artist Tom Fox has created a wonderland of creativity in his West Bloomfield home. Judi and Tom Fox have filled their West Bloomfield home with more than 400 multi-media artworks completed by one artist — Tom Fox. In a home studio outfitted with specialized equipment acquired over many years, Fox has…Read More
Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Ann Arbor-native — and Etsy CEO — Josh Silverman has a knack for success. This past May marked the one-year anniversary of Josh Silverman becoming CEO of Etsy, the online marketplace that specializes in buying and selling vintage goods and handmade arts and crafts. Since Silverman, an…Read More
Michigan’s multifarious outdoor art fairs kick off this month. Like so many artists — and so many art enthusiasts — Gabriel Craig will be at more than one outdoor art fair this summer. Craig, a metalsmith who makes Judaica among his many projects, will demonstrate how he does it at Art of Fire, what previously…Read More
When Alissa Haroush was a little girl, she and her mother, jewelry designer Paula Brooks, would spend hours crafting projects together. As Haroush got older, Brooks’ business began to take off. By the time Haroush was a senior at UCLA, where she was earning a bachelor’s degree in Judaic studies, she was helping her mom fill orders and eventually lending a hand in their design.
Which was a perfect fit. Together, the pair has brought Los Angeles-based Alef Bet Jewelry to a higher level of sophistication and faith, incorporating elements of Judaism and spirituality in pieces that are modern, fresh and favorites of fashionistas of all ages.
Our favorite shopping picks for women, men, kids, the home and more.
Beat the end-of-summer heat with easy pieces that transition beautifully — and comfortably — to fall.
A bit of white-hot drama that can still bloom after Labor Day, J. Crew’s BEADED ROSE NECKLACE ($128) blossoms against sun-kissed skin. Area J. Crew stores; jcrew.com.
Easy and breezy for summer nights, the crisp print on Hazel’s MARIGNY MAXI DRESS ($158) can be paired with a denim jacket, wide belt and booties for a warm fall look. Area Anthropologie stores; anthropologie.com.
A perfect transition piece also goes easily from day to night, this vivid, scoop-back FERN PRINT ROMPER ($69.50) is a one-piece wonder. Area LOFT stores; loft.com.Read More
Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry launched its exclusive Rock Her World diamond collection in late January with parties at its stores in the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield, Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi and Somerset Collection in Troy. One lucky winner also walked away with a 1.4-carat Rock Her World diamond engagement ring valued at $10,000.
Tapper’s set out to create a signature cut diamond that would capture its vision. It’s not a re-
invention, but a re-imagining of how beautiful a diamond can be. The Tapper’s Rock Her World diamond features 81 facets — 23 more facets than a traditional round diamond with 58 facets.