Friday, December 12, 2008

oh yeah...

dark yet sunny nameplate necklaces in 14k gold and sterling silver. also available in 18k gold vermeil. please email for pricing info and to pre order! pieces ship mid january...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

december 14th!!!

dark yet sunny jewelry will have a booth at the compound holiday bazaar this sunday in downtown L.A. please come and check out all the amazing independent artists and designers, and buy handmade this holiday season!!!

112 Llewellyn Street, Los Angeles, Ca. 90012 (cross street is Main)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

colorful whistle necklaces...

i came up on some awesome, large vintage gold plated whistles. i am stringing them on colorful enameled chain. they are sure to make fun, original gifts for the favorite girls or guys in your life. they are all 20% off at right now!!!


in celebration of the holidays, all pieces are 20% off at!

barack obama is a very smart man.

i was VERY happy and almost relieved to have read this recent quote from barack obama...

One of the things that I'm going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation — the bubble that exists around the president. I'm in the process of negotiating with the Secret Service, with lawyers, with White House staff … to figure out how can I get information from outside of the 10 or 12 people who surround my office in the White House."

i love him!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


vintage gold plated whistle on striped sterling silver and 14k gold fill rolo chain, with 14k gold star. one of a kind. buy it at

Monday, November 3, 2008

lpp exclusive

i've been working on some fun new pieces, which will be exclusively at
this is a robin's egg blue enameled chain bracelet with sterling silver bell, vintage red glass heart, 14k gold star, and sterling silver wrapped faceted onyx beads. 14k gold fill toggle clasp.

Friday, October 31, 2008

the return of the golden seahorse

it has been awhile, so i've decided to make some seahorse necklaces... here we have a vintage, natural gold dipped seahorse on 14k gold fill chain with faceted labradorite and vintage glass heart.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

happy birthday kelly!

kelly saw the bracelet and decided she wanted a necklace version. this all worked out perfectly since i had no idea what to get her for her birthday. i gave it to her at her birthday party last night at malo and she loved it. one of a kind, just like kelly... happy birthday kelly! (vintage gold plated leaves attached to enameld turquoise chain with sterling silver rings)

Friday, October 24, 2008

holding on to summer...

vintage gold plated leaves on enameled turquoise chain. the perfect accessory to a 100 degree, late october L.A. day...

noise maker...

vintage silver whistle, 14k gold star, vintage red glass heart, 14k gold fill wire wrapped labradorites, and vintage sterling silver bells on mixed metal (sterling silver/14k gold fill) chain. one of a kind.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

i'm so excited, i have to show you!

just in time for the holidays, (i hope), a new collection of cast pieces will be coming out! there are pendants, bracelets, rings... lot's of stuff in the works! here is a CAD version of one of the pendants, a dark yet sunny nameplate. the collection will be available in sterling silver, 14k gold, and 18k gold vermeil.


dark yet sunny jewelry now has its very own facebook page. check it out HERE and become a fan. pretty pleeease!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


my good friend jay over at fresh pressed on hollywood and vermont is having abother event tomorrow night. please, please, please come out and make a donation in support of the barack obama campaign! jen & lucca will be there with our kids obama tees!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

happy birthday heisenflei...

i'm a little late with this, but this is a red leather and 14k gold fill necklace i made for my friend heisenflei, one half of l.a. indie duo the pity party. heisenflei is a hot red head who rocks out on the drums AND keyboard all the while singing... they will be at silverlake lounge tomorrow night!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

great art

this is a detail shot from a new painting by stacie jaye meyer. stacie and i went to high school together and we used to sit in her moms basement and listen to music while i painted my nails and stacie drew my face. i am happy to say that we have a couple projects we will be collaborating on. i am very excited! check out her new work HERE.

we're off!

wine tastin' and hilary's-birthday-celebratin' weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

thanks nikka!

pause the santogold on my player and check out nikka costa's new video for 'stuck to you'. nikka rocks it out at all times, and she is rocking a dark yet sunny headband i gave her over a year ago in the video. awesome.

Friday, October 3, 2008

peace, please.

14k gold peace charm on 30 in. sterling silver/14k gold fill chain with african turquoise beads.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

mixing it up

double strand oxidized sterling chain with hand formed, 14k gold charm.

Monday, September 22, 2008

obama, obama, obama!

we finally got some bigger sizes in for the obama tees at youth sizes 8 & 10 in that super soft, thin amer. app. 50/25/25 tee.

another night, another show...

yay! tonight is the raconteurs at the fonda. (and we will have suadero tonight brian. i promise.)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

another locket

vintage 24k gold plated locket hangs from 36 inch textured bar chain. with teensy tiny vintage glass heart.

i'm really into stripes...

still. why i love stripes so much, i may never know. here we have a 14k gold fill and turquoise enameled chain with a little sterling silver thrown too. from it hangs a vintage silver whistle and a 14k gold star. one of a kind

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


b and i are going to see MGMT play tonight at the fonda. i love love love them.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

new york city...

leaving in the morning! i will try to blog from nyc but i make no promises...

Friday, September 5, 2008


my old buddy jay opened up a cool little design/screenprinting studio in los feliz called fresh pressed. tonight he is having an art opening from 7-10, and all the artists look pretty amazing. i know kime buzzelli is awesome, so i'm sure the rest will not disappoint. kids are welcome! check out jays site HERE for more info on the shop and the show tonight.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

i ♥ leather and gold.

14k gold fill and leather/suede necklaces.  or headbands.  or bracelets.  or...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

little paper planes...

i will be in nyc, but if you happen to be in l.a. the weekend of the 13th, please stop by and check out the little paper planes show at the tinlark gallery on sunset. i wish i could be there to see kelly and all the other amazing lpp artists. is also launching its new site sometime next week... check it out people!

Friday, August 29, 2008

every girl loves a locket...

i came up on a few of these beautiful, vintage gold dipped lockets... this is the first necklace i've made: mixed metal chain, (14k gold fill and oxidized sterling silver) with a 14k gold fill wire wrapped labradorite and a 14k white gold leaf. more one of a kind locket necklaces to follow...


14k gold fill and oxidized sterling chain with 14k gold peace symbol...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

jen khoshbin exhibit

Missed or Misunderstood

New photo-inspired works by Jen Khoshbin

for Fotoseptembre

Southwest School of Arts & Crafts

Opening reception this Thursday evening, 28th


Main Ursuline Campus

300 Augusta

if you or anyone you know are in san antonio, texas, check out this show! i wish i could be there.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

i ♥ me

lourdes ciccone leon in a Love Yourself i ♥ me tee. this tee was designed by none other than my bestie luv ofer (oh-fair) moses.   ofer and mastin rock.  buy one HERE!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

lizzy is awesome

i had the pleasure of running into my buddies lizzy and joey waronker today. and good thing too, since tuesday they take off to paris for two months. joey is an awesome drummer and lizzy is an amazing artist. hopefully when she gets back she will be showing her pieces somewhere. here are a few of my favorites, but please check the rest out HERE. they are all amazing.

one random friday night...

sloppy joes, cupcakes, and donna summer at the bowl...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

breakfast for lunch

well, it's 2:45 and i'm finally having my first meal of the day. oatmeal with flax seeds, almonds and fresh strawberries. it looks glorious. had to share. yum yum yum.


my very fashionable friend brooke wants a new necklace for vegas. her two requirements are bright colors and leather. oh brooke. the materials i've decided on are hot pink fabric fringe, turquoise leather and gold chains. this should be interesting... i'll post the final result soon. in the meantime, here's brooke in the dark yet sunny bow tie. dressin it up and dressin it down...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

head gear

14k gold fill wire wrapped lapis with 14k white gold leaf and white leather ties.

14k gold fill wire wrapped labradorites with 14k gold star and black leather ties.