Monday, February 18, 2008

Bejeweled and Bedazzled

We never tire of hearing, "I feel like a kid in a candy store!" uttered by our visitors when they see our selection of art jewelry. We certainly agree - we have loads of gorgeous goodies on display, including fabulous new creations by two new designers and one that we've displayed for years.

Necklace by Jackie Jones
Citrine, tiger's eye, and carnelian

Our first new jewelry designer, Jackie Jones began designing her one-of-a-kind necklaces out of a frustration with the lack of bold jewelry on the market. She's created some incredible pieces. Fashion designer Sue Wong thinks so as well - she's chosen Jackie's jewelry collection to accompany her creations down the runway at Los Angeles Fashion Week three times! Jackie's inspiration largely comes from the semi-precious gemstones she works with and their endless possibilities of combinations. Dramatic is the word that comes to mind when describing Jackie's creations.

Earrings by Betty's Beads
Swarovski crystals,
fresh water pearls, quartz

Also new to Chemers Gallery is Betty of Betty's Beads. She has been creating her delicately feminine accessories for over ten years. She uses a combination of Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, quartz and other semi-precious stones in her beautiful designs. Betty incorporated her jewelry into her clothing and accessory boutiques, and soon discovered a growing demand for her pieces. She and her husband began marketing her designs to upscale southern Californian boutiques, and thus, Betty's Beads was born. She eventually closed her shops and focused solely on her jewelry creations. We are delighted to have these graceful,
well-priced designs

Necklace by Ayala Bar
Fabric, glass beads, crystal rhinestones

As many of you know, Israeli artist, Ayala Bar changes her entire collection twice a year making every piece of jewelry a limited edition. We have just received her 2008 Spring/Summer collection and it is the best ever! Unique to this year's collection is Ayala's combination of fabrics with her stunning, beaded silver designs. Each handcrafted item is highly intricate, resembling a tiny wearable mosaic. In 2005 she won the Best Collection award in Bijorcha, Paris. The above necklace is part of her new Classic Collection, Morning Dew series. Her focus for this collection are fresh summer hues and delicate refinement.

To read more about Ayala Bar, follow these links:
New Fall Line From Ayala Bar
New! Jewelry from Israel by Ayala Bar

Come into Chemers Gallery to see these
and other stunning accessories for yourself!

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