I was introduced to this quaint and beautiful line of jewelry by Deb, the owner of Simply Smashing Boutique in Historic Downtown Campbell, Ca. When she posted on her facebook page the Sex and the City Inspired “Necklace for Carrie”, it immediately caught my attention. Like most women who watched Sex and the City, I was hooked and obsessed with all the gorgeous fashion, accessories and style that came from the hit HBO series.
This eye catching necklace was created by Alice Kwong who is the talented, local designer behind Preston Morgan Designs. Like most artists and designers, her talent came from her vision and creativity with absolutely no experience or training in making jewelry, though she had a large interest in doing so. It was a friend who encouraged her to pursue her interest. Since then, she has been making custom design jewelry for various clientele in the Bay Area.
The ‘Necklace for Carrie’ was my first grab from Preston Morgan Designs. I love how classy, simple, yet dramatic this necklace is. It’s versatile and can be worn during the day with a wide neck sweater or in the evening with almost any LBD (little black dress – which I actually wore at the opening season for Opera San Jose). After having worn the necklace a few times, I knew I had to add more to my collection. So, I reached out to Alice to create a similar bracelet, however, with a gold chain and gold dust balls and have also added the same style in earrings as well.
Since then, Alice has started creating other designs, from the popular drop pendant necklaces, colorful crystal ‘Necklace for Carrie’ and my now favorite, cross necklaces. You can find Preston Morgan Designs on Facebook for more up to date pieces. Or you can simply strut your stuff at these two South Bay (Northern California) locations, Simply Smashing Boutique in Historic Downtown Campbell or It’s a Girl Thing in Willow Glen.
Now here’s the fun part you’ve all been waiting for. We will be giving away either the ‘Necklace for Carrie’ (shown on the left) or the Crystal Cross Necklace (shown on the right). Make sure to FOLLOW ALL STEPS below!