score one for meeting cool people in the most unexpected places. the necklace pictured is one by soon to be well known jewelry designer ron garkey from los angeles. i met ron a little over a month ago at a transmission shop where i was getting my landcruiser worked on. (note to self…don’t let koreans work on ur transmission …. unless u like taking it back [3 times and counting] over and over again). we have since become friends. this past weekend i stopped over ron’s place with my stylist of stylists to check out his new line. it’s super great. i left with a loaner while he works on the uber super custom fran special. this necklace not only has a painted cross but a pelican bone and a turkey feather. all of these totems have special meanings and truly make each necklace that he designs unique. i promise, u will be hearing more about ron’s work in upcoming posts.