Another year has passed and I am once again left speechless looking back at the time that flew by, the art that we made, the laughs that we had and the fun that we found.  Pursuing my passion has caused me to spend a lot of time alone, working on my business and honing my craft.  It has also caused me to spend a lot of time at events like concerts, festivals, photoshoots, fittings and fashion shows where there are so many people but never enough real, genuine, life affirming interactions.

And yet, despite all these factors, looking back at 2016 has me thinking about the incredible people I’ve gotten to meet and make art with over the last year and the course of my career; people from all over the world with such incredibly diverse talents, passions and skills.

I love being an artist, alone in the studio, with power tools whirring until the wee hours of the morning.  What I never expected to love is the way that pursuing my passion has brought the most inspiring people into my life and even given them a really good reason to stay: collaboration.  Creating art with people that inspire me has caused me to grow and evolve as an artist and a business woman, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be surrounded not only by professional success but personal integrity and humbling work ethics.  Cheers to a new year, new collaborations, good friends with old souls.

January

Editorial Photoshoot with former Miss Arizona USA Rachel Lee and photographer Michael Franco

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February

Clutch Crowns custom collaboration with designer Stello for Art Hearts Fashion at New York Fashion Week

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Bumble and Bumble features Clutch Crowns in their annual runway show in Phoenix, AZ

E!’s Brad Goreski features Clutch Crowns for his Star Wars inspired fashion show on the Red Carpet at the 88th Academy Awards

March

Anhelo de Amor Editorial featuring Clutch Crowns in Collaboration with Curiios and Parisa Zahedi was Published in Pump Magazine

The CW6 does a behind the scenes look at metalworking, creative passions and entrepreneurship in the Clutch Jewelry studio with Clutch Creative Director Stacy Renee Eden

April

Clutchella Reigns Supreme! Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark, Camelia Somers, Kyra Kennedy and Caroline Bell all wore their Clutch Crowns to the Vanity Fair party at Coachella

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Bridal Editorial Collaboration with Clutch Crowns, Muz Makeup, Michelle Hebert Gowns, Andor Films and Ford by Robert Black Agency

May

Clutch Creative Director Stacy Eden debuted the new Nostradamous mask at the Further Future Tech and Music Festival in the Nevada desert

Launched the Clutch Bridal Brand on Instagram and the Clutch Jewelry Website

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Released the new Clutch Crowns editorial called Warrior Goddess shot by The Landing Zone with Nuvia Magdahi

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June

Rebelution’s Marley Williams rocks his custom Clutch / Hill Kid Collaboration necklace onstage while they closed out the three day Cali Roots Reggae Festival in Monterey, CA

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July

Clutch Crowns and Accessories featured in the Wyves music video for Spoils of War

First fully Clutch Wedding featuring a Clutch Bridal crown and custom Clutch Jewelry Men’s Wedding Band

 

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Shot and Released the Clutch Crowns and Accessories Madness Maximus Editorial with Yellow Box Films

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August

Clutch Bridal Editorial Photoshoot at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess shot by Clutch Creative Director Stacy Renee Eden

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September

Patience Silva rocks a whole lot of Clutch Jewelry on the Playa at Burning Man

October

Clutch Crowns and Accessories featured in King Deco’s Music Video for Read My Lips

Custom Clutch Crowns Collaboration with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Designer Dolcessa’s Kat Leo for Phoenix Fashion Week

Halloween Headpiece for Nuvia Magdahi

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Katastro rocks all kinds of Clutch Jewelry on their first headlining tour of the southwest. Did we mention our hip hop homie Mouse Powell was their opening act? 

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November

BYOGuitar Shoot with Public Pr at the Hotel Valley Ho

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Diana Madison in Dolce & Gabbana and Clutch Crowns for her Daughter’s First BDay Party

Arizona Foothills Luxury Edition Featured Clutch Crowns in their breathtaking editorial along with some gorgeous couture dresses

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Katastro’s lead singer Andy Chaves wears his favorite Valencia ring in the new music video for the first single Flow off their new album Strange Nights from our friends at Law Records

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December

Alejandro Sanz closed out his epic Siropetour with Love Rovel on trumpet and vocals in her favorite Clutch Crown and Clutch Jewelry Sankofa Choker

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