Sleek Peek: Local Jewelry From BD'angelo is Understated, Yet Edgy

, From top left: 18K gold vermeil cuff with chain, $216. Balance Collection 14K gold vermeil pendant necklace, price upon request. Lost Boys 18K gold vermeil skull earrings, $136. Balance Collection 14K gold vermeil ring, price upon request. Photos: David Croxford


One glance around Marissa Beatrice’s Mililani studio and it’s clear, this isn’t some hobbyist’s play area. The B.D’angelo designer is the real deal. Her dedication to great craftsmanship is evidenced in both her massive tool collection, a dizzying array of pliers, hammers, blades and shapers that cover her work table and fill the drawers beneath it, and the serious pieces of machinery scattered about the cozy, 10-by-12-foot room. In one corner sits an industrial-size acetylene tank used for soldering. In another, the 50-pound beast of a polisher that Beatrice brought back from California. “It was too heavy to ship at a decent price, so I bought it a plane ticket and hand-carried it home,” she says.

Malfunction delays firefighters' arrival at St. Francis fire

  1. FLINT TWP, MI -- Flint Township fire crews were called to the Flint Water Pollution Control Facility after an acetylene gas tank caught fire in a maintenance building late Wednesday morning, Jan. 21. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Flint Township
  2. ST. FRANCIS, Maine — A malfunction with the dispatching system Friday initially kept the St. Francis Fire Department from hearing and responding to a report of a fire that destroyed a detached garage full of snowmobiles, a motorcycle and other equipment.
  3. 29, a man reported that $1,550 worth of tools had been stolen from a company truck at Arco Comfort Air, including an oxygen and acetylene tank and touches, a refrigerant scale, a re-claimer, a vacuum pump and an impact drill. Police said there are no 

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