I am pleased to announce that my own jewelry (under the Rena Tom label) got some recognition by Venus magazine! We are in the category "TOP 5 INDIE DESIGNERS I'D GLADLY HAVE BLOWN MY RENT MONEY ON IN 2005", and I am in very good company. Check out the other Top 5 lists at the link, too.

This will be my first Monday open at the store, I hope someone comes by to visit! You'll find me frantically working on a scarf for Derek. The yarn is from Artfibers, a drool-inducing store in San Francisco that designs and sells its own fancy yarn.