Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is
It's a reinvention.
We will soon be also reinventing ourselves online, too, but
that won't take place until 2015.
If you are new to on u... Here's a little bit about what
we're all about...
I wake up every morning with ideas bouncing around in my
head that I just need to get out... Quite often, I awake in
the middle of the night and find a pen in my hand...
drawing. writing.. knotting... playing... creating... I
can't stop... I don't want to stop... Why should I? It's
why I do what I do... and I can't think of anything else.
I don't want to know why. It just comes naturally ... I'm
destined by it. I don't think there's anything wrong with
that. Is there?
I really hope not... Because if there is. I'm in really big
I'm proud to offer a truly authentic and exquisite eco-chic
line of handcrafted jewelry that is created by hand, with
glass, semi-precious and vintage findings that is fashion
Everything is made right here in Richmond, Virginia.
And I'm very, very proud of that.
My designs embrace, and many highlight, classic, antique or
funky vintage buttons and findings that have been inspired
by my every day perspective on life, whether it's from here,
or from afar. I've been weaving many findings from India,
London and Portugal (some are from 1000 BC) into my designs.
And also materials that I've found in little markets
throughout the Chianti region of Tuscany, in Barcelona,
Spain and the Provence region of southern France. You
see, I love to travel.
For photos of a couple of my most recent trips:
Brazil in March. Click
London Antique Buying Spree... Click
The thing that really distinguishes my line of handcrafted
jewelry is the knotting. I could never just string a strand
and be done with it. I take the time to create elaborate
knot patterns through intricate hand-knotting and
hand-crocheting. I didn't find them in a book, or copy
another's ideas; I learned them from my Yia Yia (my Greek
grandmother). Texture and dimension. Originality.
Authenticity. You'll find it here.
After one look, you'll be able to recognize the difference
of on u jewelry. Wrap one of my designs around your wrist,
or neck, or even your ankle, you'll easily feel how good it
looks on you (or, is that on u?!).
It's great how everyone is running around with reusable bags
and trying to cut down on all sorts of items destined for
landfills. Please don't stop! It's something that we've
been doing all of our lives...and certainly since the
beginning of on u jewelry in 1991 - reusing, recycling, and
reinventing ways to take advantage of what life has to
offer... Simply look for the ECO CHIC
logo. It will help you to narrow down those items that I
create with a minimum of 95% recycled, reused or natural
Please support the really great
throughout the country that carry the line. We only work
with a handful of stores that we adore our relationships
with. We're not in to being too big... because that
wouldn't allow us the time to do what we do best... creating
sensational jewelry that makes you feel, and look, your
Also, let's not forget about giving to our favorite
charities. It's tough out there, for sure, but keep in mind
that it's especially hard for non-profit and volunteer
organizations that also need help right now. We'll do our
part. We hope you'll do so, too.
We welcome all of those who caught a glimpse of the line in
recent issues of
People Style Watch
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If you like what you see, please pass my web site address
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idea or recommendation on how to make the on u jewelry site
better? Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you!
on u. We know. You get it.