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We are SO excited to have been invited to be a featured designer at the first-ever Culture Map Holiday Pop Up Shop!  Culture has included 25 invite-only designers to show their goodies at the event and help make your holiday shopping season effortless and fun.  With music, festive food, cocktails, a man cave to entertain your guy while you shop, free gift wrap and tons of great vendors to shop, your gift-giving tasks just got WAY more fun!  (I mean, who doesn’t like shopping with a free cocktail in hand – way more fun!)

Among the list of vendor-friends who are included in this exclusive lineup are Alexandra Knight, Cuatro, Pomp & Circumstance and Tres Chic.  Love them all!  You’re sure to find something fabulous here.  So, mark your calendars now and join us on Sunday, December 7th from 12 to 6pm at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards in Houston’s Historic Arts Neighborhood.  For more info (and all the scoop on the event!) check their microsite here.

See you there!

We’re on TV!



Houston-based stylist Natalie Weakly knows trends.  In fact, she makes it her business to know them.  And even better, to help you know them – and how they best work for you.  You may remember her from our “Friend Friday” post about her.  Natalie loves clothes and jewelry (especially ours – she’s got great taste, right?) but what she’s passionate about is helping you find the clothes and jewelry that work for your look and lifestyle.  A self-proclaimed “color obsessed” gal, she has expert opinions on what colors look great – from your closet to your logo to your living room walls.

This morning, Natalie was on Great Day Houston to talk about Fall fashion trends and that includes jewelry.  (Sidenote:  We LOVE Great Day Houston.  Deborah Duncan is adorable and her show always has such helpful tips.  It’s not the first time we’ve been on it and we love it every time!)  Since layering is such a hot trend right now, but also one that is soooooo much harder to accomplish than it seems, she chose that to talk about.  And our jewelry is perfect for layering!


The layered look featured today on Great Day Houston

From Top to Bottom:  
Letter Charm Necklace
Large Bar Necklace in Labradorite
Pave Diamond Scrollwork Necklace
Labradorite Large Gem Drop Beaded Necklace
Labradorite Bezel Necklace

One great feature about our jewelry that is really helpful in the quest for creating that layered look is that many of them are available with extension chains that allow you to make them longer or shorter, depending on what you’re pairing them with.  While that chain costs a little more because of the extra materials and labor, most of our customers rave about the fact that it makes their pieces that much more versatile, so on a cost-per-wear basis, its totally worth it.  Another great thing about layering is that you can use one newly purchased piece to give new life to some old pieces that you’re not wearing right now.  Toss them on together and voila – an entirely different look.  With delicate pieces that are specifically created for their mix-and-match appeal, layering our designs is a natural and effortless look.

Of course, while layering jewelry looks effortless, it actually takes a little bit of trial and error and it is by far one of the most often asked questions that we hear from our customers.  We hear it all the time… “Help!  I can’t figure out this layering thing!”  And we are definitely here to help.  Looking at a few pieces on our website and not sure how well they will work together?  Drop us a line and ask – we’re happy to assist – and to customize things for you.  Consider us your bespoke jeweler.

As a jewelry designer, I think they key is not to be afraid to play around with it.  Try things on.  Play with varying lengths and colors.  Find what works best for your skin and your desired look.  And then, go for it!

PS – If you missed the TV segment today, click here to watch it online!

Spotted: Great Day Houston



We spotted a few Andrea Montgomery Designs pieces on Great Day Houston the other day!  Houston stylist Natalie Weakly of Signature Style was wearing them on her “Scarf-tastic” feature on the show.  We all know how much I love winter’s best accessory, and Natalie had some great ideas on tying scarves and on using them as outfit accessories.  While telling the Houston audience all of her tips and tricks on scarves, Natalie was wearing our matte gold vermeil large link bracelet AND our brushed gold vermeil peony necklace.

It is super fun when a stylist chooses to wear your jewelry herself on a TV segment – what a huge compliment!  While both of these items are from our past collections, both can be special ordered if you’re in love with them.  Just email us here for info.  Or, shop the updated similar version here.

To see the jewelry in motion and for more information on “scarf-tastic” ways to wear this winter accessory, watch the full video of the scarf styling segment here!

















Houston Chronicle Feature

Houston Chronicle BCA feature

The Houston Chronicle ran a feature on our 2011 Pink Ribbon Necklace on the front page of the Living Section today!  We are so honored to be included among the designers listed as a place to “buy carefully to maximize donations to cancer research.”  Thanks for the mention and the great article, Joy!

Get your Pink Ribbon Necklace here!



Think Pink, Buy Smart


Our 2011 Pink Ribbon Necklace was featured today online at the Houston Chronicle’s website here.  The article focused on “pink” items that really do make an impact.  It cited a recent Marie Claire article about the trend among retailers in selling breast cancer awareness items and encouraged readers to buy from designers who disclose the amount of the proceeds that actually go to the charity.  We are honored to have been included among the designers they recommend for people who want to “Think pink, but buy smart.”  And we’re the very first item in the slideshow – so fun!

100% of the net proceeds from our necklace go to the Pink Ribbons Project, so get yours today!



Our Pink Ribbon Necklace is In Style!

InStyle featured our 2011 Pink Ribbon Necklace on their “Stars Help Fight Breast Cancer:  Fabulous Fashion Finds” article on their website as one of the pieces that help raise money for breast cancer that stars love!  We are honored to be listed and to be helping in the fight against breast cancer.  Check out the article online here.  There are so many cute things listed!  What are your favorite items featured in this article?

Get your 2011 Pink Ribbon necklace today here.  100% of the proceeds this month go to the Pink Ribbon Project.

Prime Living Article

Prime Living Jul/Aug Cover


Prime Living included our 2011 Pink Ribbon Necklace in their Pay it (Fashion) Forward article!  We are honored to be listed among the Houston designers who are supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness month with our designs.  Our limited edition necklace is featured in the article below along with a super cute pink satin clutch from Mary Nichols and an adorable ice pink button down from Claridge + King.  We think all three go together just great!  Our necklace can be found on our website here and 100% of the proceeds go toward the Pink Ribbons Project.  Learn more about our design here.


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Andrea on Austin’s KEYE News!

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I was invited to do an interview on Austin’s KEYE news just after I touched down on my whirlwind Austin trip and had such a great time chatting with Jason Wheeler there.  He did a segment on Andrea Montgomery Designs since we’ll be presenting at Austin Fashion Week tonight.  The entire team at KEYE was so nice and they made it such a fun experience!  (And of course the ladies there wanted to shop the jewelry afterwards, which is always fun.)  It was my first time on live television and it was an absolute blast.  Check out the video here or by clicking on the image above.  Time to go setup for tonight’s event!




Fit Pregnancy Press

fit pregnancy article

This month’s issue of Fit Pregnancy magazine features our open angel wing necklace in gold vermeil in the cute dress and boots styled outfit on page 50!  Get yours here.


Fit Pregnancy Cover Aug 2011

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Real Simple

Real Simple July 11


Go Green!  Check us out in this month’s issue of Real Simple magazine.  They featured our gold vermeil lotus hoops with green leaf drops on page 77.  We are loving green accents this Summer and are sure the trend will continue into Fall – it’s too pretty not to!  These sharp earrings add a pop of color to any ensemble and you can pick them up on our website here.  Plus, you can always add gem drops in other colors later, making these earrings super versatile!


Real Simple Cover

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