The Rule of Three

Posted by Sierra on 1/15/2018 to Styled

Have you heard about the Rule of Three? It's a concept used in other areas of design, such as interiors, but it has a great benefit to help you getting dressed as well...

How To Wear It: Winter Work Wear

Posted by Sierra on 1/4/2018 to How To Wear It

It's snowing everywhere and the temperatures have reached a new low. This is the perfect time to infuse a bit of color into your week by stepping away from the winter neutrals we all love so much. The power of color on mood is incredible and who doesn't need a little pick me up right about now?

Click read more below to see more about about adding color to your winter work wear.

Episode #36: Show and tell with the M by Manic Trout Collection

Posted by Sierra on 12/1/2017 to Videos

In episode #36 of Friday Live with Sierra, I show and tell the holiday 2017 M by Manic Trout Collection.

Episode #35: What are holidays like for makers

Posted by Sierra on 11/24/2017 to Videos

In episode #35 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about the answer to the question: what are the holidays like for makers.

Episode #34: How to get ready for holiday parties in 10 minutes

Posted by Sierra on 11/17/2017 to Videos

In episode #34 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about how to get ready for any and all holiday parties in under 10 minutes.

Episode #33: How to choose the perfect gift

Posted by Sierra on 11/10/2017 to Videos

In episode #33 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about how to choose the perfect gift for any occasion!

Episode #32: November Menagerie show and tell

Posted by Sierra on 11/3/2017 to Videos

In episode #32 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about why I renamed the "animals" the menagerie and give a peek at the November mini collection!

Episode #31: How to care for and clean jewelry

Posted by Sierra on 10/27/2017 to Videos

In episode #31 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about jewelry care and cleaning. Curious about how to clean all types of jewelry? Have a look!

Episode #30: The making of the M by Manic Trout Collection

Posted by Sierra on 10/20/2017 to Videos

In episode #30 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about the behind the scenes aspect of the luxe holiday jewelry collection from Manic Trout.

Episode #29: Story time with Sierra and silver show and tell

Posted by Sierra on 10/13/2017 to Videos

In episode #29 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about building Manic Trout and then give a show and tell of the silver jewelry.

Episode #28: October mini collection show and tell

Posted by Sierra on 10/3/2017 to Videos

In special episode #28 of Friday Live with Sierra (on a Tuesday!), I have show and tell with the mini October collection.

Episode #27: What is a sample sale

Posted by Sierra on 9/29/2017 to Videos

In episode #27 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about what a sample sale is and give a preview of what is coming up in ours!

Episode #26: Fall classics vs trends in fashion

Posted by Sierra on 9/22/2017 to Videos

In episode #26 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about what the classics are vs what the trends are in fashion. Especially how to build a classic, timeless wardrobe.

Episode #25: FW17 Collection show and tell

Posted by Sierra on 9/15/2017 to Videos

In episode #9 of Friday Live with Sierra, I have a show and tell for the new FW17 Collection so you can see the jewelry on a person!

How To Get Your Closet Ready For Fall

Posted by Sierra on 9/5/2017 to How To's

In a recent Facebook Friday Live, I shared how to get your closet ready for fall. I went into detail with each of the 3 steps and talked about both the hows and the whys to doing so. Here is the abridged version for those who prefer not to watch the video. If you however would like to know more, please watch!

To get your closet ready for fall there are 3 things that need to be done:


Episode #24: Fall 2017 trends

Posted by Sierra on 9/1/2017 to Videos

In episode #24 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about fall 2017 trends. What's in, what stays in your wardrobe, what to try. Also about why trends make a great time to shop for certain things.

Episode #23: Where to begin with your jewelry collection

Posted by Sierra on 8/25/2017 to Videos

In episode #9 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about how to start building your jewelry collection. I focus on Manic Trout, but this could apply to any jewelry and give you a hand in jumping into the wonderful world of wearing statement jewelry!

Episode #22: How to get you closet fall ready

Posted by Sierra on 8/18/2017 to Videos

In episode #22 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about getting your closet fall ready. What to add, what to remove, how to organize it to make getting dressed easier and much more!

All About Seahorses

Posted by Sierra on 8/14/2017 to Animal Meanings

Why wear seahorses on your jewelry? Click on read more to find out...

Episode #21: Show and tell of the August animal necklaces

Posted by Sierra on 8/11/2017 to Videos

In episode #21 of Friday Live with Sierra, I have a show and tell with the August mini collection!

Episode #20: How to take and edit the perfect necklace selfie

Posted by Sierra on 8/4/2017 to Videos

In episode #20 of Friday Live with Sierra, I share how to take the perfect necklace selfie. Lighting, how to hold your phone, what apps to use and how to edit are all discussed in this video.

Episode #19: The answer to the question - Who do I design for?

Posted by Sierra on 7/28/2017 to Videos

In episode #19 of Friday Live with Sierra, I answer the often asked question: who do I think about when I design and make jewelry? Am I designing for myself? Spoiler alert, no. Am I designing for my customer? Maybe...you'll have to watch to find out!

Episode #18: How to mix seasonal and trending colors

Posted by Sierra on 7/21/2017 to Videos

In episode #18 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about how to mix seasonal and trending colors with what's already hanging in your closet.

Episode #17: Why jewelry? What made Sierra want to be a jewelry designer?

Posted by Sierra on 7/14/2017 to Videos

In episode #17 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about why jewelry? What made me become a jewelry designer and begin Manic Trout almost 15 years ago.

Episode #16: The answer to the question - Where Do I Find Inspiration?

Posted by Sierra on 7/7/2017 to Videos

In episode #16 of Friday Live with Sierra, I talk about where I find inspiration for my designs. I also discuss how being a professional designer means that you cannot wait for creativity to strike, you have to always be keeping that flow going.