Dreaming of Summer

Dreaming of Summer

I know it’s mid-week, but I am already looking forward to the weekend. I can’t wait to go to the Union Square Farmer’s market and …

 

  Hope everyone had an amazing weekend. The weather here in NY was perfect. I’ll tell you about what I did, but first just a reminder …

 

New Necklace Designs + Women in MOMA

New Necklace Designs + Women in MOMA

I am currently working on some new pieces and trying more modern silhouettes. I’m experimenting with lighter bases for the jewelry, meaning less metal on …

 

Hosting Passover & Matzah Ball Soup Recipe !

Hosting Passover & Matzah Ball Soup Recipe !

Monday was passover and we hosted about 30 people here. For those who don’t know what Passover is, it is the Jewish holiday celebrating the …

 

Spotlight : Blogger Oona Balloona & Peneloping

Spotlight : Blogger Oona Balloona & Peneloping

As you all know, all our jewelry is handmade here in NYC. Since we started blogging and redid the retail site, I have been looking …

 

Back in the States!

Back in the States!

Finally back in the states, but still have some Israel inspiration to write about. My last day in Israel I went to this very interesting …

 

So Long Israel!

So Long Israel!

So long Israel! It was a fun but exhausting trip. Whenever I am in Israel for a week I do more socializing than I do …

 

Newly Added : Earring Sale Section!

Newly Added : Earring Sale Section!

A week or two ago we blogged about matching sets and our own sale sets. I think I made a good case for how trendy …

 

Greetings from Tel-Aviv !

Greetings from Tel-Aviv !

Hi, I am writing all the way from Tel-Aviv. I like to come once or twice a year to visit my family and see old …

 

Special : Cross Jewelry and Wall Crosses !

Special : Cross Jewelry and Wall Crosses !

We currently have a special offer over at my website. With the use of coupon code: easter2014 at checkout; y0u receive 25% OFF on any …

 

Susan of Fifty not Frumpy

Susan of Fifty not Frumpy

You might remember Susan of Fifty not Frumpy from our FB page, or past blog posts. If not here she is again! She is a …

 

$15 Off on Etsy : Limited Time Only!

$15 Off on Etsy : Limited Time Only!

In case it’s not already marked on your calendar, remember that Mother’s day is coming up soon! Don’t worry I will remind you again. It’s …

 

Jewish Woman Magazine

Jewish Woman Magazine

I’ve been subscribed to Jewish Woman Magazine  for years, and although I’m not religious, I still identify as Jewish and love that there is a …

 

Handmadeology

Handmadeology

Handmadeology is a great site and resource for fellow craftsmen and artisans out there. I started making and selling jewelry way before blogs, online stores, …

 

Hamsa Hand

Hamsa Hand

I use the Hamsa in so much of my art and jewelry. I love it not only because of its popularity in the Middle East, …

 

MadeinUSA.LA & Mrs. American Made

MadeinUSA.LA & Mrs. American Made

When I go shopping, I always try and look for items that are handmade in the USA. Recently, the artisan and craft community has been …

 

Jewelry Sale Sets!

Jewelry Sale Sets!

The sale section on our site is doing so well! We currently offer carefully selected jewelry sets- so a necklace and matching earrings or necklace …

 

Yanina Kud

Yanina Kud

I am so happy to have an online store. When we only had retail stores our audience was very limited to the people that walked …

 

New Evil Eye Designs!

New Evil Eye Designs!

    New eye necklaces! We are trying to play around with our very popular eye jewelry line. I’ve made a two new prototype necklaces: they come …

 

Quilts Unlimited – Joan Fenton & Albie Tabackman

Quilts Unlimited – Joan Fenton & Albie Tabackman

I’ve been making jewelry from my studio for the past 30 years. I sell to galleries, museum stores, boutiques, and gift stores all over the …

 

Trend : Matching Sets

Trend : Matching Sets

Seems like it’s all about coordination this Spring! Who ever said being matchy-matchy is a bad thing? I’ve been noticing that wearing corresponding sets is …

 

Favorite Looks at the Oscars

Favorite Looks at the Oscars

I love the Oscars, not just because I go to the movies often, but because I get to see everyone’s choice of elegant dresses and …

 

Spotlight : Fifty, Not Frumpy Fashion Blog

Spotlight : Fifty, Not Frumpy Fashion Blog

Good Morning! I’d like the shed some spotlight on an incredible fashion blog I stumbled upon. The blog is Fifty, not Frumpy – an inspiring …

 

Studio Spotlight : Margarita

Studio Spotlight : Margarita

I’d like to take this time and shine the spotlight over to Margarita, our amazing studio manager. We have worked together for over twenty years and …

 

The Digital Age

The Digital Age

Today was both sad and happy since we are closing one door and opening another. Today we closed our Cortlandt St. store, which has been …

 

TryHandmade.com Metallika Feature

TryHandmade.com Metallika Feature

Our Necklace was featured on TryHandmade.com, the same necklace which was featured in Harpers Bazaar China. It’s a cool site you should check out if you …

 

Eyes Eyes Eyes

Eyes Eyes Eyes

Growing up in Israel, the eye motif was very common. In the Middle East the eye has a spiritual meaning and protects it’s wearer from …

 

Laila : Security Dog

Laila : Security Dog

We got Laila a year and a half ago. She is our beautiful black Cane Corso. We adopted her from Sean Casey Animal Rescue  in Brooklyn. …

 

NYC, films, MOMA, & Happy President’s Day!

NYC, films, MOMA, & Happy President’s Day!

Happy President’s Day! I’m so grateful I was able to move to the U.S. and make a name for myself, but not everyone is so …

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s day and Michael, my husband’s, birthday. Since restaurants are so crowded on Valentine’s day we will probably have a romantic night in. …

 

Gifts with Love

Gifts with Love

Nothing says I Love You like handmade jewelry. Check out the hearts collection on our site. I think it is romantic to give someone (or …

 

Istanbul Trip

Istanbul Trip

Hello everyone!  Last month my husband Michael and I went to Istanbul.  It was so incredibly beautiful and inspiring. I was amazed by how many …

 

February 14th

February 14th

Valentine’s Day is coming up. I’m not particularly sentimental or one to get excited for holiday; but Valentine’s day has always been special to me …

 

American Made Craft Show

American Made Craft Show

My husband, superstar of the craft show circuit! The American Made Show is moving to Washington DC Handmade in America! Here’s a couple shots of …

 

winter in NY aka. polar vortex !

winter in NY aka. polar vortex !

Good Morning and happy Friday friends! Thought I’d share some photos of my snow covered yard! It’s freezing out but the untouched snow does have …

 

Pinterest

Pinterest

    Pinterest is so cool. I love it. I just started getting into it, and so far I’ve been posting my own jewelry. It’s a nice …

 

Emerald

Emerald

  Green is finally in!  I love seeing all this emerald in magazines and hitting the runways. Did anyone else think Olivia Wilde looked absolutely stunning …

 

New Heart Pendant Design : Sneak Peek

New Heart Pendant Design : Sneak Peek

Good morning friends. Here’s a little sneak peek of my new mini mosaic heart pendant design just in time for Valentine’s! Thoughts? Have a lovely …

 

Feature : Harper’s Bazaar China

Feature : Harper’s Bazaar China

I don’t know how it happened, but our pendant from the Metallika collection made it into Harper’s Bazaar China. The piece was featured in the …

 

Christina Milian seen wearing Evil Eye Necklace !

Christina Milian seen wearing Evil Eye Necklace !

Actress & Musician Christina Milian was seen wearing our Crystal and Gold Evil Eye Necklace on Good Morning America! Looks absolutely stunning on her! Thanks Christina! -Michal

 

Spring + Summer Sneak Peek!

Spring + Summer Sneak Peek!

Good Morning & Happy Monday, friends and followers! I’m excited to share an exclusive sneak peek from the studio of the upcoming SPRING/SUMMER ’14 collection!! -Michal

 

Happy Customers!

Happy Customers!

Woww! A happy customer tweeted a photo of our bracelet!!! Send us photos of you wearing our jewelry and I’ll feature it my  blog! Thank you fellow …

 

Romeo + Juliet Broadway : Tracy Sallows

Romeo + Juliet Broadway : Tracy Sallows

Hello! A few images of Tracy Sallows in David Leveaux’s Romeo and Juliet. Where her character, Lady Montague wears pieces of our garnet jewelry in …

 

Michal Golan Jewelry featured in Romeo & Juliet on Broadway ! !

Michal Golan Jewelry featured in Romeo & Juliet on Broadway ! !

We’re thrilled to announce that Michal’s jewelry pieces will be featured in the Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom and Condola …

 

Michal Golan Evil Eye Necklace : Melissa Gorga & Amanda Bell

Michal Golan Evil Eye Necklace : Melissa Gorga & Amanda Bell

Hello and Happy Monday everyone! An original Michal Golan evil eye necklace made an appearance on Melissa Gorga in last nights season 5 premiere …

 

Fractured Reflections Exhibit !

Fractured Reflections Exhibit !

Just wanted to share the big news with everyone that my ceramic art is being exhibited in Philadelphia! Invited by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens to have …

 

Uno Alla Volta : Artisans Feature

Uno Alla Volta : Artisans Feature

My pieces are featured in the A Few of My Favorite Artisans mini-catalog from Uno Alla Volta. Thank you! Beautifully photographed!!

 

Lucky Magazine Feature!

Lucky Magazine Feature!

  We’ve been featured in the May 2010 issue of Lucky Magazine! (bottom right corner) My tiger-eye, carnelian, freshwater pearl, & swarovski crystal cocktail ring. Thanks …