© Szymon Olszowski
The music industry has become a mainstream method of drawing in new inspiration for fashion jewelry. Many artists from the music industry have started their own designs and fashion labels, while many fashion designers have taken the essence of music artists and delivered these into jewelry pieces.
Music industry dropout Tim Foster wanted to make a special gift for his girlfriend, so he took a penny, a rock, a hammer, and made a simple but gorgeous pendant. That's how the Pennyroyal Silver company began, and it now sells a line of fashion jewelry pendants inspired by rock music titles. Foster calls these pendants Troubadour pendants, and his company has attracted a celebrity following with fans that include Jack Black, The Foo Fighters, The Black Eyed Peas and Sheryl Crow.
Even though Foster is no longer in the music business, a portion of the profits from every Troubadour pendant he sells benefits the charity MusiCares. This foundation was established in 1989 by an industry group, and it's primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. Programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities and senior housing.
© Marion Doss
Westende Jewellers, a Christchurch jewellery store, had become a mark of identification of the September earthquakes. The jewellery store is all set to reopen for the third time in over one year time on November 28 at the Colombo Street in Sydenham. The jewellery store was located on the corner of Manchester and Worcester streets for 30 years before being a victim to the disastrous earthquake which hit September last year. After that, the jewellery store re-domiciled twice. First they moved to Bell's Antiques on Gloucester Street where again they were hit by the February earthquake. Then they moved to Andrew Kelso's garage as a temporary location. The owner of the jewellery store, Mr. Roger Kelso, looked hopeful for the future business considering the new location as not the most glamorous one.
Three suspects have been arrested by Menlo Park police in a strong-arm robbery that resembled a rash of gold necklace robberies on the Peninsula.
The police said on a new release that two men attacked a group of four people walking in a residential neighborhood and one of the suspects ripped a gold necklace off from a victim's neck. The three suspects were identified as Aaron Martinez, 18, Miguel Zamora, 19, and Antonio Sotelo Lozano, 18, by detectives.
Sotelo Lozano was already in the jail in connection with gold necklace robbery in Mountain View. Detectives are investigating if the group is linked to similar strong-arm gold necklace robberies in Santa Clara counties. Mountain View police said that Sotelo-Lozano escaped in a truck after a gold necklace robbery on Villa Street.