Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry Design
Custom Jewelry Designer and Maker in San Diego

Designing jewelry for film, TV & costume industry

Our Jewelry Designer’s Blog covers stories about our inspirations and making recreated jewelry for film, TV and costume industry.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Hollywood Costume Exhibit


Jewelry presentation at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Kathleen Lynagh House and Larry McQueen

Re-Creating jewelry for Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design was one of the most challenging and interesting projects in our studio. We were commissioned to make three unique pieces of jewelry that would be used for the The Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

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The original jewels have been lost over time and we re-created them just for this special collection of costumes.

Mr. McQueen and I delivered the gems and helped install the jewelry under the careful supervision of the curator and designer, Deborah Nadoolman Landis. The following links will help you understand how they were made.


Carole Lombard's Star Sapphire Brooch


Greta Garbo - Pendant for the classic film - Queen Christina

Re-created pendant from the film classic Queen Christina


Susan Hayward's Star Shaped Emerald and Diamond Brooch

Re-created emerald and diamond brooch worn in the film classic Valley of the Dolls


To learn more about this exhibit - watch this short video.

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