AYALA BAR was born and presently resides in Israel. Since graduating art school, she has worked in many artistic areas from theater to interior design. In the late 1980s, she surfaced as a prominent Israeli jeweler. Her current designs blend natural elements and glass with assorted metals and fabrics to create a rich mosaic, resulting in intricate, limited-edition pieces.
Ayala produces two collections a year in the Spring and Fall that are complimentary to current fashion trends and seasonal colors.
Founded in 1998 by Dana - our first line featured 14 burnout velvet scarves. 20 years later, the company is run by Dana and her daughter, Hannah. Our product lines now include scarves, cosmetic bags, aromatherapy heat wraps, canvas pouches + baskets, and jewelry. All of our products are designed and handmade in Portland, Oregon.
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Firefly jewelry is designed by Juan Carlos Chavajay Vasquez, in conjunction with Edward Rudnicki, the owner of Firefly.
Ed and Juan Carlos are fortunate to have design studios in both Oakland and Guatemala. The amazing natural world around the Guatemalan studio, combined with the ingenuity and skills of the Indigenous Mayan population nearby, all contribute to the brilliance of the Firefly designs.
Susan Davis has told the story so many times it has taken on the aura of myth—how one afternoon in 1985 she was visiting with her 95-year-old grandmother, rummaging as they often did through the elderly woman’s life-time accumulation of keepsakes and treasures. That afternoon they delved into her many boxes of buttons, and Susan suddenly saw the possibility of a new career and cottage industry. Plucking a sparkling jet glass from the jumble, she held it to her ear and said, “Grandma, this would make a beautiful earring!” Her grandmother agreed, cheerfully donated her buttons to Susan’s new cause, and Grandmother’s Buttons was born.
In 1981, Holly Hosterman and Paul “Yashi” Lubitz were searching for creative ways to use their degrees. Holly, who majored in Metalsmithing/Jewelry, and Paul, who graduated with a double degree in Industrial Technology and Music, knew they wanted to work together. Combining their talent, Holly and Paul transformed their one-car garage into a design studio and started their lifelong career with Holly Yashi. Within months they had a loyal following, and soon discovered the beauty of the metal niobium.
Through an expedited oxidation process, niobium is dipped into an electrically-charged water bath which turns the metal into hues of rich, permanent color. Niobium is light-weight, environmentally clean, and the hypo-allergenic quality is so trustworthy it is often used in surgical implants. Holly and her creative team craft new designs every day and look forward to continue providing jewelry lovers everywhere with wearable expressions of art and beauty.
John Michael Richardson has traveled the world combining elements from all different cultures to create this extraordinary line of designer fashion earrings. He combines handcrafted metals from Thailand with unique, vividly detailed etchings, natural elements like horn, shell, wood and bone from Cebu and precise metal stampings from the United States. Finishing off these decorative pieces are hand-blown glass beads from the Czech Republic. All of the items used are handmade, plated, assembled and finished, in the United States.
Based in Hanover, Germany, LIZAS JEWELLERY stands for smart lifestyle and the latest trends. The jewelry is made with great care by hand. Bracelets are glass beads on a stretch nylon cord that come in dozens of colors. Available in 4mm, 6mm and 8mm beads, as well as a multi-strand style. Opening order is $300 and all packages are available with displays.
Maruca Design embraces the principles of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America (1860-1910)…A movement that invigorated and emphasized the value placed on traditional and decorative craftsmanship using simple forms. The movement stood in opposition to industrial manufacturing and sought to promote the moral, social and economic health of the nation…sound familiar?
We, at Maruca, believe that creating small production runs of our bags within a cottage industry, creates a consciousness that humanizes our work and makes for a more “harmonious society”. The result is that we can tout a product that is unique, well made and moves from heart to hand.
As an American-based company, we seek to balance resourcefulness and creativity. After 25 years (!), we remain rooted in the principles of this philosophy. However, ultimately it is the consumer who will determine the value placed on American made handcraft.
Qudo products are lovingly handmade in Germany in our factory in Hanover. High quality is important to them.
The selection of materials is key: • Premium quality Italian leathers • Highly polished stainless steel • Highly durable IP Plating in gold, rose gold and silver • Dazzling crystals • Mother-of-Pearl element
Wish bracelets are made by Megan Robbins in Louisiana.
Wish bracelets are for women and girls of all ages who want to celebrate a milestone, work on their goals, and become more motivated by the constant reminder of the wish bracelet on their wrist. Before you tie on your wish bracelet you make a wish. While wearing the wish bracelet you will be taking steps to make that wish come true. By the time your wish bracelet comes off you will have reached your goal or will be closer to reaching it. The bracelet serves as a reminder to work towards your goal.
Email me for the digital catalog. Opening order is $100 and reorder is $50. Shipping time is 2-4 weeks.