Just in time for Valentine's wish lists, today's show features one of my favorite jewelry lines, Nola Bella. Jill Scharmen has been an avid vintage jewelry collector for years, and in 2002, started to design her own pieces for fun. Not surprisingly, her bold, elegant, ethereal designs were quick to gain fans, and her work went from hobby to second job. Working by day as a fashion industry colorist, Jill brings her eye for form, attention to detail, and dedication to precision to her four gorgeous collections - Atelier, Vintage, Rockstar, and Timeless - offering pieces for stylish every wardrobe and every occasion. On today's show, we'll hear from Jill about how she got started working with jewelry, how she approaches new designs, the materials she works with, her own vintage jewelry collection, and some future plans that could mean exciting new designs for Nola Bella.
All that and a ton of great new music in the mix today - the holiday slump of new releases has (finally!) turned a corner, and today you'll hear samples from upcoming releases by Youth Lagoon, Companion, and new-to-the-scene Houses, along with the latest from Toro Y Moi, Radar Brothers, Big Harp, and Foxygen. So tune in and turn it up - we're sensing some serious style on BreakThru Radio!