Tuesday, December 27, 2016


I was preparing for a pot luck get together this holiday weekend. And I thought hard about what I should bring. I settled on a classic. Doesn’t everyone love a classic?  When I was a young girl, my mother bought me Betty Crocker’s  New Boys and Girls Cookbook.  (I recently found a copy at a flea market and snatched it up!) This book always had the best brownie recipe. Simple and perfect.  My brother and I baked it often and inhaled our masterpieces.  We loved our yummies so much that when our older sister created her own rich multiple egg brownies adapted from a famous department store’s recipe my brother affectionately named them “chocolate blunders”. Yes, my sister called them “chocolate wonders.”  So with fond memories of my childhood, I whipped up a batch of Betty’s recipe. And, this classic was in fact a hit. Score!

I’ve been designing jewelry for so many years now.  I add and retire designs each and every season.  There are only a few that have been in the Dunitz Collections since the very beginning.  These are the classics. They’ve been copied by others. Ours always remain a good seller.  The one that immediately comes to mind is our Coral Necklace. Each season I introduce it in 12 new color schemes. And every season our customers snatch them up. They are the classic in our line.  They look beautiful on women of all ages and on all necklines.  So, today – I’m also saluting a Dunitz beaded classic! -ND

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Embroidery...On Denim

I’ve been working with Guatemalan artisans forrrreverrrr.  (Yes, I did that on purpose.) Since 1989 to be exact.  The one thing many artisans do to perfection in Guatemala is embroider. Many of you may be familiar with traditional huipil blouses.  This is why I’ve so often included traditional fabric, embroidery, crochet and macramé in my designs.  For us it is not new or trendy – it is.  Sometimes fads catch up to us.  And this season may be one of those.  We’ve noticed all sorts of embroidery on jeans and jackets. We’ve seen decked out handbags in Vogue and Elle. And we’ve noticed lots of high end fashionistas sporting beautiful flowers on denim. We gotcha. This is the season Beyonce should be wearing Dunitz fair trade designs. We’ve got all sorts of hipster cuffs, necklaces and earrings. Our collection is affordable. You should be wearing it. And this season you’ll look completely on trend and like a million bucks. -ND