Today I’m featuring the neckpiece by the talented jewelry designer Lora Nikolova. Her creative artwear is exquisite, and I was in awe of her designs when I discovered her at the Curate International Collections Show in NYC. Lora has a very impressive educational and design background and currently lives in Milan, Italy. I am thrilled and honored to wear a piece from her abstract design collection in the photos on this post.  .

Each piece is an exclusive artwork, inspired by an abstract design interpretation. The necklaces resemble architectural networks embroidered with various components, linked in harmonious geometries. The compositions have a particular choice of volumes and colors where black acquires a role of union and contrast. Materials vary between glass, crystals, semi-precious stones, plastic and metal, river pearls, up to paper elements. Light and lively, they are designed for elegant personalities…Lora Nikolova from her website

I have been having a difficult time posting regularly, as I was doing before the pandemic. Once a week was my pattern and I usually adhered to my self prescribed schedule. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. I have a hard time putting into words what I’m feeling and experiencing as I shelter in place and participate in the movements for racial and climate justice. Sometimes I struggle with focus and my words don’t feel adequate for this tumultuous time. However, I am committed to maintaining Style Crone, and hope to develop a consistent posting schedule as the weeks unfold.

Photos by Style Crone and thank you Daniel for the edits.

I have accessorized Lora’s design with a top, earrings, and bracelets from estate sales, and a skirt and shoes from consignment stores during my travels over the years. I am enjoying shopping my closet as I remain in quarantine. I’m finding it important to recognize silver linings when they appear. I hope that you are all safe and healthy, wherever you live during the time of corona.


  1. Thank You, Judith, for a spot of brightness in a string of too many “same days” You’ve been missed. ‘

  2. so glad to see ‘Style Crone’ pop up again in my e-mail inbox! Look forward each time to seeing what you surprise us with, or dare I say, ‘pull out of the hat’ :-D.

  3. Judith, in this time of ugliness, we need you to keep creating beauty by posting your lovely self.

  4. Thank you for continuing to post Judith- you brighten my day with your beautiful outfits and I really believe we need clothes as our armour and our joy in these horrible times. I too am quarantining and sewing outfits to waft around the house is keeping me “relatively” sane!
    Take care.
    Sarah xox

  5. Thank you, thank you–for posting whenever it works. I so appreciate your personal verve, well beyond your fashionably stylish persona. You inspire me to dress well each day, whether or not I’m circulating socially. The model is a model. Thanks.

  6. Thank you for this post, Judith! I’m very happy to read that you are well. Your essays continue to inspire me.

  7. Thank you for being one of the constants in my blog feed – it makes me smile to see what combination of fabrics, shapes and colours you have put together. I prefer large, abstract pieces of jewellery like Lara’s necklace – wonderful wearable art.

  8. Such a fabulous outfit to complement a fabulous piece of art! That necklace is amazing, Judith!

    The global pandemic is scary, frustrating and sure to disrupt everything in everyone’s lives. I’m just happy to see a post from you, so do whatever is working for you. 🙂

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