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Car Camping

Saskia & Scott have been going camping with their kids for years in the summer time to escape the NYC heat. Check out their best tips for a family trip, from their years of experience camping near NYC.
It’s HOT! Days like this make the city feel like a pizza oven. Whether huddled by the window A/C or splashing water from the kiddie pool on our overheated bodies, our thoughts are focused on one idea: getting out of town!

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American Tapestry

SASKIA jewelry uses materials from around the world. In the same way that our country brings together different cultures, so do our necklaces. The beads and materials we use have passed through so many hands, been part of many historical traditions, and c
We all know that America threads different strands together: cultures and classes, colors and creeds mix in beautiful and unexpected ways. As I write these words, I think of the jewelry we make - beads from everywhere, brought together in a new pattern here in Brooklyn.

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Travel Jewelry

Our best tips to traveling with jewelry. As a handmade jewelry designer who loves to travel, Saskia has built up many tips for taking your jewelry with you on your travels.
As you may know, Saskia and I love to travel and Saskia LOVES jewelry. We sat down last week and came up with some helpful tips and a very special collection designed with the traveller in mind.

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Organizing Your Jewelry

As a jewelry designer, Saskia has collected many necklaces bracelets and pairs of earrings. This weekend she reorganized her entire jewelry collection, and compiled her best tips for organizing your jewelry.
As a jewelry designer, Saskia owns her fair share of pieces, ranging in size from super delicate to big and bold. Over time her dresser top grew a mound of necklaces that became unsortable and hugely aggravating. Last weekend, we decided to take action and thought our process would help all of you.

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Penny's Pearls

Saskia sat down this week with her friend and mentor Penny Diamanti to discuss her business tips, wholesaling advice, and overall strategy for running her own company.
Penny had begun her career as a journalist with a wanderlust to see the world and interact with everyone she met (sound familiar?). Saskia regards Penny as a mentor, and recently sat down for a conversation, which yielded some very helpful tips that any small business owner should consider.

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Birthday Traditions

Along with looking at craftsmanship from countries around the world and how people in other countries handmade beautiful items, at SASKIA we also love to learn about culture and traditions and how they vary around the world.
Our birthday routines encompass an eclectic mix of Dutch and American traditions that have meshed in a perfect way for our family and our life. We often think about this blend in the greater context of our lives.

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