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Island Jewels
Handcrafted Jewelry

Artful. Unique.

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Island Jewels Explore my designs
 
My Designs

Here are photos of my most current work.

If you see something you like let me know. I can arrange to ship it to you!

Pendant: Sterling silver whale tail $99 each

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Pendants: Sterling silver flower, Sterling silver cut-out heart Earrings: Vintage silver plated with flower design

Rings: Antique sterling silver Earrings: Antique sterling silver

Pendant: Antique sterling silver with Amolite beads Ring: Antique sterling silver Earrings: Vintage silver plate

Pendant: $79 Earrings:$69 Ring: $49

Copper rings: $29-$49

Sterling silver rings: $79 & $89 Materials: Antique sterling silver with black onyx, carnelian, blue lapis and turquoise gemstones

Earrings: $49 & $99 Pendant: $129

Earrings: $59 Materials: Sterling silver wire, antique sterling silver pearls

Pendants: $59 & $69 Earrings: $49 Materials: Antique Sterling Silver

Pendants: $119 each Earrings: $49 Materials: Antique sterling silver (pendants), vintage silver plated tray (earrings)

Pendants: $99, $69 Earrings: $59 Material: Antique sterling silver, copper pennies

Pendants: $89, $89, $69 Material: Antique sterling silver

Earrings: $49 Materials: Repurposed copper and brass with sterling silver wire

Past, Present and Future Collection Pendant: $99, $79, $59 Earrings: $69 Materials: Antique sterling silver

Pendants: $59 Earrings: $39 Materials: Antique sterling silver, copper pennies

Pendant: $79 Earrings: $69 Materials: Antique sterling silver, fresh water pearl

Earrings $49 Pendant $49 Materials: Repurposed copper and antique sterling silver

 
Island Jewels About me & my jewelry

I love creating.

I always have a design emerging in my mind. I am fortunate to have spent most of my work life in a creative environment. I do, however, spend a great deal of time in front of my computer. So I love to take a break from the screen and create some jewelry.

Most of the metal I work with is repurposed.

So whether it's a penny, a piece of wire, a vintage silver tray, or antique sterling silver flatware, you are buying a unique piece of jewelry. On this website are photos of my current pieces. Have a look at my store where you will find all the in-stock pieces available for purchase. Or if you are on Pender Island on Saturday morning, please come to the farmers market (located at the Community Hall) to say hello.

Caring for copper (and silver).

I get asked "does copper (brass or silver) tarnish?" and the answer is yes. But it is very easy to keep it bright. Simply clean it with ketchup (yes, ketchup - it is the combination of ingredients like vinegar and salt that do the job).

In the photo below, I took pictures of a necklace of mine that I let tarnish for a number of months. A blob of ketchup is applied and let sit for a couple of minutes (time varies depending on how tarnished your jewelry is), and then rinse in warm water. Dry with a soft cloth and polish with a polishing cloth and voila - like new!

 
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Photo: 

  • Tarnished (left)

  • Necklace covered in ketchup (middle)

  • Cleaned (right)