Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Last Necklace of the Month for 2009!

Here's the last Necklace of the Month for 2009. It a gorgeous Amethyst teardrop with 24kt Gold Vermeil strung on a medley of crystal clear Cubic Zirconia. It's been a great year and it seems fitting to end this one on "Holiday Lights" You can see my Necklace of the Month newsletter here:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New necklace - Kyanite, Cubic Zirconia & Vermeil

New necklace! This one's a great Kyanite teardrop gem strung on crystal clear blue topaz Cubic Zirconia with 24kt Gold Vermeil accents. This one puts me in the mind of French Royalty.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November's Necklace featured on CapitolaGirl's blog

Great news! November's Necklace of the Month was featured on Capitola Girl's blog. Yay! You can check out the post here:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Necklace of the Month Club - November 2009

Here's November's Necklace of the Month! The main pendant is wonderful Carnelian gemstone banded with 24kt Gold Vermeil. The Carnelian is strung on a handmade Vermeil chain with Turquoise & Citrine. The inner strand is a 14kt Goldfilled fine cable chain with a AAA Citrine teardrop. Gorgeous glowing orange is just just perfect for fall!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stocking Stuffer Earrings - Chalcedony Sprouts

How cute are these? I don't know what I love more, the Chalcedony gems or the "sprout" ear wires. I'll be stuffing a couple of these into my own stocking for sure.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stocking Stuffer Earrings - Kyanite Teardrops with Thai Silver art deco flower posts!

More earrings to stuff into those stockings! These Kyanite gem stones are really stunning. I've topped them will Thai Silver "daisy" accents and art deco flower posts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nicola Yoon Design on Eco-Chic Weddings Blog!

My little jewelry store was featured on Eco-Chic Weddings!! Here's the post: The blog is run by writer named Emily & it's wonderful. Check it out when you have a chance!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stocking Stuffer Earrings!

Introducing my new "Stocking Stuffer Earrings!" collection! The Apatite gems in these sweet & romantic earrings are simply stunning. They're a wonderfully lush, deep & inky blue crowned with 24kt Gold Vermeil. I wanted to make these earrings playful and so I've attached them to braided 24kt Gold Vermeil rings. In the center of the rings, I've nestled crystal clear blue Apatites and strung them on super-cute "berry" ear wires.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Double Strand Double Moonstone Handmade Necklace

This is one of my favorites from the Josephine collection! It's 2 strands of Champagne Cubic Zirconia with gorgeous pearl white Moonstone pendants. This one's perfect for a wedding!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Since Sapphire is September's birthstone, I thought I'd root around for some quick facts. * Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon a giant Sapphire. * Princess Diana's engagement ring from Charles was set with a Sapphire gem. * Sapphires occur in many other shades besides the traditional blue including pink, yellow and green. I'm a big fan of the pink variety myself. Here's a Pink Sapphire & Garnet Lariat necklace I made earlier in the year.

Etsy Front Page - Garnet Bells Handmade Earrings

My Garnet Bells earrings were featured on Etsy's front-page over the weekend. Yay!

Friday, September 4, 2009

New necklace from Fall/Winter 2009 Collection

Here's another piece from my new Josephine Modern Vintage collection. If you love purples & violets then this necklace is for you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fall/Winter 2009 Collection is here!

Well, the Fall/Winter 2009 Collection is finally done! Inspired by vintage French jewelry, the collection is called "Josephine Modern Vintage" and you can see it here: I'm so excited to be done & to finally be able to get some sleep and hang out with my husband!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fall/Winter 2009 Collection Preview #3!

Here's the latest sneak peek from my soon-to-be-released Fall/Winter 2009 Collection. I'm really excited about the collection & dying to get it out into the world. This one's called Cabernet & Roses because the Ruby & Garnet gems totally put me in the mood to sit in a rose garden & drink a lot of red wine.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fall/Winter 2009 Collection

I've been crazily working on the Fall/Winter 2009 collection all weekend and it's almost, almost done. I'm so close. My husband snapped this photo during one of my breaks. I think there are earrings in here somewhere...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Oldie, but a Goodie - Turquoise, Pearl & Vermeil Handmade Necklace

Here's an oldie, but a goodie. This classic necklace is delicate and versatile. If you love turquoise and pearl, this may be the one for you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fall/Winter 2009 Collection Preview!

Here's a sneak peek at a new necklace from my upcoming Fall/Winter 2009 Collection. The main gemstone is a 24kt Gold Vermeil banded Iolite gem. It's a beautiful stone that shimmers from violet to deep purple in the sunlight.

Monday, August 17, 2009

An Oldie, but a Goodie - Handmade Lariat Necklace

Here's an oldie, but a goodie! It's a wonderful Lariat necklace made with Garnet, Pink Sapphire, Amethyst, Pink Topaz gemstones and Pearls. Sometimes it's good to go back in time and take a look at the things you've done...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Necklace!

Here's a new necklace for this week!
I love just love the classic simplicity of this necklace! The main pendant is a large, AAA, heirloom-quality London Blue Topaz gem. It's crystal clear and just beautiful. Above it, I've hand-wrapped delicate, deep blue Apatite gemstones to create a shimmering ring. And to top it all off, I've also added a braided Sterling Silver Ring to allow the pendant to move freely on the chain.
Necklace measures 17 inches and the pendant adds another 2 3/4 inch.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Since Peridot is August's birthstone, I thought I'd root around for some quick facts about the "emerald of the evening." * Peridot is the one of the very few gemstones that occur in a single color. * The green color is caused by traces of iron. * 80% - 95% of all Peridot production comes from Arizona, USA. I'm a big fan of the gem myself. I just bought the gorgeous strand you see here at a Santa Monica, CA bead show. I wonder what I'll make...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Necklace of the Month Club - August 2009

This necklace puts me in the mood for champagne and cake on Sunday afternoon! Here I've dangled wonderful candy colored stones from a playful Vermeil bubble pendant. The main gem is a gorgeous AAA, heirloom quality Lemon Citrine teardrop and the bubbles are Pink Topaz, green Peridot, red Garnet, purple Amethyst & olive Jade gemstones. Everyone needs a little cake and bubbly. See more pictures here.


Summer's in full swing & summer flowers provide the inspiration for August's Necklace of the Month Club necklace.