Needless to say. "I love what I do".
I still 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 trouble.
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 forward...
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 last March.
Buying Spree... Click here
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 products.
Please support the really great shops and boutiques 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,
We welcome all of those who caught a glimpse of the line in issues of Richmond,
Living, InStyle, Southern
Living, and People
Style Watch Magazines.
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on u. We know. You get it.