Meet Suzanne of Q Evon Jewelry Design!

Posted On: 04.30.2014  |  Posted In: Artists,Jewelry  |  

Q Evon Jewelry DesignQ Evon Jewelry Design, handcrafted collectible jewelry, new to us at Artisan Design Gallery

Meet Suzanne Q Evon, jewelry artisan from Asheville, North Carolina.  She  studied at Parsons School of Design and has made her career in design, especially handmade wearable art jewelry  Her jewelry designs are fusions of  textured, hammered metal and gems, ancient technique and modern designs. Q Evon Jewelry Design offers handcrafted textured metal and beautiful stones in wearable and collectible hand crafted jewelry.  If you aren’t already a Q Evon Collector,  you’ll find something here to start a lifelong collection of art jewelry.  Welcome Suzanne and Q Evon Jewelry Design.

Q Evon Jewelry Design

Jambalaya Collection from Q Evon Jewelry DesignQ Evon Jewelry Design

Suzanne describes the diverse and interesting elements of the Jambalaya Collection, “The Jambalaya Collection is just like the Cajun dish it is named for – a blend of many ingredients…the result is exciting wearable sculpture.”  We love it – all of it!

From Q Evon Jewelry Design – it’s ALL a Treasure!

Q Evon Jewelry Design

‘The Treasure Collection is recycled and reclaimed metal at its best. This collection is currently our most successful line.’  And these are the words of their creator – Suzanne Q. Evon.

Hyperion Collection from Q Evon Jewelry DesignQ Evon Jewelry Design

These beautiful freeform shapes came about when Suzanne realized that beautiful use could be made of what appeared to be scrap pieces of metal.  She gave them texture and created freeform shapes which form link necklaces, pendants, and earrings, in different combinations of metal colors and sizes.


Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – BRACELET edition!

Posted On: 04.24.2014  |  Posted In: Holiday Shopping,Jewelry  |  

Mother's Day Shopping Guide

They’re classic yet so on trend.  Call it arm candy or an arm party,  great bracelets add a POP to any look.  Surprise every Mother on your list with classic style that she’ll  wear…and wear again!

Mother's Day Shopping Guide

Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – CUFF bracelets

A cuff bracelet is a classic addition to any wardrobe. From Sarah Cavender Metalworks, you’ll find cuffs in shades of silver – like the silver braided mesh beauty here –  antique brass,  gold, copper and even black.  Can’t go wrong with a cuff.

Whether the fanciest gala or your jeans-and-tee-shirt look, a great bracelet or stack pulls it all together. Mother's Day Shopping GuideThis cuff bracelet from Karine Sultan -  in matte gold or silver -  actually has been spotted on a Hollywood Red Carpet!

Put “CHARM BRACELET” on your Mother’s Day Shopping Guide

Mothers day shopping guide

Andrea Barnett  has designed some swingin’ charm bracelets – vintage chains with medals and stones, pearls and beads

Mother's Day Shoppers Guide

We’re in love with rosary style layered chains and one  strand of pearls with a single charm to wear with other bracelets or alone. STATEMENT bracelets of the best kind!

Stack ‘em up! Check it off your Mother’s Day Shopping Guide!

Mothers Day Shoppers Guide

Want a bracelet that’s already a stack – or looks like it?   Coil bracelets from Ayala Bar add color and texture – we have them in predominant reds and greens. Mothers Day Shopping GuideTAT2 Designs‘ lapis blue 3 tiered stunner …well, looks like a stack. Grace George Jewelry has sets of 3 with colored stones, as well as six slim bangles with charms  all in one neat package.  There’s your stack! Mothers Day Shoppers Guide

Don’t wait another minute – put a bracelet at the top of your Mother’s Day Shopping Guide, and make your Mom VERY HAPPY –  you too, with free shipping for jewelry!

P.S. Set of 3 bangles from Angel Court, less than half price.  Don’t tell – go quickly!

Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – Earring edition

Posted On: 04.21.2014  |  Posted In: Glass Art,Holiday Shopping,Jewelry  |  

Mother's Day Shopping GuideYou either ARE a mother, HAVE a mother or KNOW a mother – this is YOUR Mother’s Day Shopping Guide   We may have an aunt, cousin, friend who is like “another mother.”  You may be celebrating a first time mother, and others the matriarch.  Whichever your celebration, we have some suggestions to fit the bill – for the woman who already has everything.  Mother’s Day, it comes every year!

mothers day shopping guide

Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – Classic earrings under $50Mothers Day Shopping guide

The thing about earrings is that they are so versatile, and one can never have too many.  These classics from Grace George Jewelry   are  $48, and fall in our favorite category “GO.WITH.EVERYTHING.”  These asymmetrical dangles in matte golden finish are $30, and…you guessed it “go with everything,” from Karine Sultan.  The pretty coral and crystal dangles from our model on her way to a party…$45, from Eve and Me.

Mother's Day Shopping GuideTimeless earrings for you Mother’s Day Shopping Guide listMother's Day Shopping guide

Hammered hoops with Swarovski Crystal accents from TAT2 Designs are perfect for Mom – or you, especially you. Who can resist freshwater pearls in sterling silver, from Lilly Barrack’s artisan studio?  (Answer:  Not us!) With timeless classics you can be sure you are giving Mom something she’ll treasure.

Mothers Day Shopping Guide

COLOR – You want to see COLOR on your Mother’s Day Shopping Guide?


Color it is, beginning with Michal Golan’s Confetti Dangle earrings !  From QEvon Jewelry Designs, London Blue topaz and clear topaz combine with acid etched vermeil for stunning earrings!   Beautiful turquoise, in teardrop shaped earrings with a red bronze cross are versatile – and stunning, from Andrea Barnett!Mothers Day Shopping Guide

Shop now! Here’s the Mother’s Day Shopping Guide – earrings edition

And we’ll keep it coming with a bracelet edition, a ring edition….you get the drift.  You don’t want to be frantically searching for a flowers and candy, when all this timeless and classic beauty is at your fingertips with out Mother’s Day Shopping Guide!


We love Druzy – from Lilly Barrack & more!

Posted On: 11.05.2013  |  Posted In: Artists,Jewelry  |  

DRUZY = sparkle and flash

Lilly BarrackDRUZY , seen  in this from  Lilly Barrack, is  source of serious sparkle power.  Druzy is created when tiny quartz crystals  form  a rough surface on the surface of a gemstone. It may  also be discovered inside, when the stone is cut for jewelry.  The stones have a  ’sugar-crusted”  look – like starlight sparkling.  We have exquisite druzy creations from your favorite designers - many just in!  Come take a look!

Druzy makes a girl smile!Druzy

Beth is wearing an exquisite necklace from Cynthia Bloom with  a square druzy pendant on a delicate tourmaline rosary style chain.  Here, it’s layered with a longer necklace.Druzy

Do the same layering with Margaret Elizabeth’s white druzy  necklace, or a deep purple long pendant necklace .   Layer or wear alone.Druzy

Wear a Druzy necklace, make statement!


Carol Lipworth makes  statement necklaces that highlight the impact a druzy stone adds.  Dyed teal blue agate geodes with druzy equals a necklace with pop!  DruzyThe pendant necklace is chalcedony and smoky quartz on sterling silver.  The pendant  is polished smooth on one side, with shimmery druzy on the other –  wear either way!

Put Druzy  at your fingertips! A ring!


Front and center is the stunning  pearl and druzy ring set in sterling silver from  jewelry artisan Lilly Barrack.    Miller Canning has created a beautiful ring in  ruby red druzy, set in sterling.   From Miller, we have a similar ring in charcoal druzy.

Irresistable druzy earrings!Druzy

Margaret Elizabeth uses druzy  in  three-drop earrings. The aqua chalcedony has  druzy sparkle, in the others the druzy is pink, both set with  complimentary stones.  They’ll catch an eye with the sparkle druzy brings!

Druzy  Maya J  has shimmery oval teardrop earrings in deep blue-purple druzy !

Whether you are new to druzy or a druzy collector, check out our delightful – and sparkly – handcrafted Druzy jewelry!


American Horror Story – your Dress-up Fantasy.

Posted On: 10.27.2013  |  Posted In: Holiday Shopping,Jewelry  |  

American Horror Story

American Horror Story Fantasy sparkles with Swarovski crystals

An uber-stylish, edgy,  fun and flattering fantasy look -easily modified for any occasion- can be modeled on the  ladies  (witches, but they don’t really want it public knowledge) from  TV’s trendy American Horror Story: Coven.  Ladies, let’s dress like a glam present day….ummmm….witch.  Pick your persona –  Fiona? Cordelia? Zoe? the mysterious Madame LaLaurie?

American Horror Story

A la American Horror Story, this witchy woman wears a basic black dress with  shoes, bag and scarf from Alexander McQueen.  Jewelry,  sparkly with Swarovski crystals -  ring and  earrings  make for a mystical style that only makes you look your best.  This jewelry from AJS Designs will be a versatile addition to your accessory wardrobe.

Fierce Look for the NIGHT…American Horror Story style

Black jeans and garnet jewelry from Andrea Barnett

Sequins and leather gal -for real or fantasy?  This is your look.  What better night to live in your fantasy?  Garnet earrings from jewelry artisan Andrea Barnett drip  with elegance and style. And even a modern witch might tuck the exquisite garnet cross necklace under her jacket, in case of……vampires?  You’ll wear this garnet jewelry all year  - one of a kind!

American Horror Story – where a witch can be quite enchanting.

American Horror Story

Some  American Horror Story witches have been around for a few….hundred…years.  Let’s go  VINTAGE. Exquisite earrings of marcasite and pearl  are from artisan jeweler Carol Lipworth! Add a statement bracelet from Liz Oie  - pearls with a vintage crystal accent.

Your bewitching American Horror Story look is not a one-night-stand.

Lose the witch hat and any of these are exquisitely flattering looks you can wear today! Use the basics from your wardrobe, and add some bewitching new jewelry!  So which witch  - American Horror Story style – will you be with  classic handcrafted jewelry?

Herkimer Diamonds? Lilly Barrack sparkles!

Posted On: 10.18.2013  |  Posted In: Artists,Jewelry  |  

Lilly Barrack

Lilly Barrack knows the Herkimer Diamond, do you? We have some new pretties from Lilly Barrack that show just how stunning a Herkimer Diamond can be.  A HERKIMER DIAMOND is a form of quartz – technically a double terminated quartz, found in dolostone in Herkimer County, New York, and the Mohawk River Valley.   Early settlers and  natives of the Mohawk tribe knew the rare stone, which  were ‘re-discovered’ in the 1800s in Middleville and Little Falls, New York. Afghanistan and Tibet also have caches of the rare stone.

Lilly Barrack shows off the beauty of Herkimer Diamonds

Lilly Barrack

Alone in these earrings, the Herkimer diamonds steal the show.  Uncut, unpolished, in their purest state, these rare stones, set in sterling silver, are showstoppers  Lilly BarrackEqually stunning is the companion ring.  These both go with anything!

Lilly Barrack lets richly colored stones flash with Herkimer Diamonds.

Lilly Barrack

A beautiful double banded polished sterling silver ring with Herkimer Diamond and beautiful Amethyst makes a lovely statement.  Lilly BarrackBlue sapphire zirconia and Herkimer Diamonds are a pop of color in this sterling silver pendant.

Lilly Barrack pairs the Herkimer Diamond with pale stones for big impact.

Lilly Barrack

Delightful aquamarine – a “water-colored” stone, paired with the rare Herkimer Diamond makes for some exquisite and flattering earrings. Lilly Barrack A beautiful raw aquamarine comes together with a Herkimer diamond in a sophisticated cocktail ring that accents any outfit.

A Herkimer Diamond with any stone makes a beautiful cocktail ring

Lilly Barrack

Coffee zirconia, abalone and an exquisite Herkimer Diamond make neutrals sing in this silver ring!

Lilly Barrack Another beautiful pairing is blue moss chalcedony with a raw Herkimer Diamond for a ring that’s sure to be remembered.

The rare and beautiful Herkimer Diamond is highlighted by Lilly Barrack’s polished sterling silver settings, and distinctive designs.  Come and pick your favorite today.   You will be delighted to wear and to share your treasure from Lilly Barrack.


SWAROVSKI crystals from AJS Designs

Posted On: 10.15.2013  |  Posted In: Artists,Jewelry  |  

AJS Designs uses the artistry exclusive to Swarovski crystals. Swarovski crystals  are among the finest in cut glass crystals,  made, cut and polished by the Swarovski Company, made in Austria since the late 1800s. Antique or new, the Swarovski brand is  exquisite  in jewelry and other luxury items.  One of our favorite designers, Andrea Justine Stratton, makes elegant use of these fabulous stones. Wear them to work, to dinner, weddings, all occasions!  Here’s a peek at  new items featuring Swarovski crystals from AJS Designs – all under $100!

AJS Designs

AJS Designs beautiful rings with Swarovski Crystals

Love a little bling?  What’s more fun than a big sparkly cocktail ring?  Try this beautiful design - bronze with a big teardrop Swarovksi crystal in the center and cubic zirconia accents.  Stunning! These Swarovski crystals shine in the dome shaped ring in bronze, filled with beautiful Swarovski crystals.  An eye-cathcher!

Looking for sparkly earrings? AJS Designs has some just for you!

AJS Designs

AJS Designs

Want  a vintage feel? These unique delicate crystal earrings make your look fabulous now, and any time of the year.  AJS DesignsBeautiful Swarovski crystals shine in this bronze two-piece setting, in  dangle earrings that go anywhere and everywhere! P.S. – great for gift giving with the price for all of these pieces under $100.

Delightful pendant necklaces with Swarovski crystals from AJS Designs – must-have-now!

AJS Designs

As delicate as a flower, this bronze necklace with beautiful crystals from the Swarovski company will work with any look – day to evening.AJS Designs  You’ll shine in a different look with a two piece setting and these crystals !

SWAROVSKI crystals -vintage or brand new – are  name brand, top of the line, coveted crystals for jewelry.  A wedding in your future?  Here’s a great place to start shopping.  Handcrafted in Austria, they add sparkle to your wardrobe.  Choose your favorite from these new looks by AJS Designs.

Carol Lipworth Designs Classic Jewelry

Posted On: 10.07.2013  |  Posted In: Artists,Jewelry  |  

Classic jewelryClassic  Jewelry is a great value.   It’s in style today and  will be in style for many tomorrows.  Handcrafted Classic Jewelry made of beautiful gemstones, pearls and metals make your look sing – across the seasons, the years – and even the generations. Find some CLASSICS in our selection of Carol Lipworth’s designs. Here are two necklaces layered, Peruvian opals in copper links, and three vintage brass chains.

CLASSIC Jewelry from Carol Lipworth’s VAULT!

Browsing PINTEREST, we came across Carol Lipworth’s Pinterest page  ”The Vault.”  We found timeless designs of beautiful materials that we have in stock today.Classic jewelry This delicate Victorian-inspired necklace of  baroque pearls and goldfill filigree is “Vintage Lipworth.”

So chic in Classic Jewelry from Carol LipworthClassic Jewelry

Classic JewelryMust admit – we loved seeing Amy Grant, our Nashville homegirl, wearing Carol Lipworth in Good Housekeeping Magazine !   Then check out this  necklace -Polished smoky quartz chunks with turquoise beads - on the model!   We spied this statement necklace on Carol’s website!  (it’s a scavenger hunt, but you’ll see it! We have it!)

Classic jewelry


Classic Jewelry with an on-trend twistClassic jewelry

It’s always fun to see favorite earrings,  sterling silver hoops with African vinyl discs, from her website.  They are pinned to OUR PINTEREST Board.

CLASSIC JEWELRY from Carol Lipworth  on our “WEAR IT” board on Pinterest!

Classic Jewelry

There are  classics from Carol on her  Pinterest boards and our “Wear It” board.  Meet  another website-friend POLYVORE.  We go there to put together great looking, wearable outfits, and post many to Pinterest and Facebook.  We often post the outfits of other Polyvore lovers that are great classic looks – and some trendy too!  It’s like grown-up paperdolls, so fun!

Count on Carol Lipworth – and other artisans – for Classic Jewelry you’ll love.


OCTOBER is wedding month – you’ll need bridal jewelry!

Posted On: 10.05.2013  |  Posted In: Bridal,Jewelry  |  

For the bride,  mothers,  wedding party, and guests, we have fantastic  Bridal Jewelry to MAKE your look! June is the most popular wedding month, says a survey by The Knot and “The Wedding Channel.”  October’s not far behind. If you are an autumn  bride, guest, or thinking ahead, we have your fabulous” wedding look” !

Bridal Jewelry is an instant heirloom!

Bridal Jewelry

Mothers love to say “I wore this on MY wedding day.”   YOUR  favorite bride  wants to say those same words one day.  This classic Art Deco inspired pendant from Julie Romanenko at Just Jules will be treasured on the BIG day and for years to come. There’s no better day to wear an heirloom locket, or a classic pendant -check out the ones from Adel Chefridi!


Bridal Jewelry

Something BLUE?  Bridal Jewelry in the most popular wedding color

Bridal Jewelry

You need  something BLUE, whatever the season.   Blue Topaz earrings from Judy Bliss are delicate and classic, sure to be worn after the wedding is a memory!  Bridal JewelryFrom jewelry artisan Suzy Landa,  milky aquamarines set in white gold  make a blue statement for any lovely lady on the wedding day and days ahead!Bridal Jewelry Simple teardrop earrings from Maya J - classic!

PURPLE is the second most popular wedding color! Add it in Bridal Jewelry.

Bridal Jewelry

Amethyst drop earrings in purple shades from Urban Links will splash the popular color for all!  Bridal JewelryThis one-of-a-kind pendant in amethyst with a rosary style chain from Andrea Barnett is ideal Bridal Jewelry, and perfect with your favorite looks later.

Bridal Jewelry = Pearls!  Always classic, always beautiful!

Bridal Jewelry

Pearls go with everything!  No better day to wear them than wedding day! “Bellissima” earrings of Japanese freshwater pearls  from artisan Cynthia Bloom are beautiful “special day” earrings! Bridal Jewelry From Carol Lipworth, this beautiful bracelet of crystals and Baroque pearls will accent any wedding look!

Whatever the color, whatever the season Bridal Jewelry is always in style.

Rosary Style Chain from Andrea Barnett….and other fun designers

Posted On: 10.02.2013  |  Posted In: Artists,Jewelry,Jewelry History  |  

Andrea Barnett The ROSARY CHAIN, used often by jewelry artisan Andrea Barnett , AJS Designs  and many others  is a chain  embellished with stones evenly placed, sometimes varying in size at regular intervals.  This chain has long been used as a hand held aid to count the number and sequence of prayers offered, especially in the Roman Catholic faith.   The rosary  chain is used in jewelry simply because it is such a beautiful  and classic piece, drawing on ancient tradition and classic style!

ANDREA BARNETT – beautiful  rosary chain necklaces!Andrea  Barnett

The rosary chain adds sparkle to many creations by Andrea Barnett.  This pendant is a vintage Czech button.  The garnet embellisAndrea Barnetthments on the rosary chain add to its elegance.  Two rosary style strands of pyrite  highlight  8 red bronze medals. Andrea BarnettThe multi-chain necklace is highlighted by a labradorite rosary  chain,

Rosary style chains are popular with more than Andrea Barnett – check out AJS Designs!

Andrea Barnett AJSAndrea Justine Stratton,  of AJS Designs. like Andrea Barnett and other artisans, enhances the beautify of a pendant with a rosary style chain.  A beautiful smoky crystal quartz and vermeil chain enhances  the smoky quartz  drop from vermeil heart.

Cynthia Bloom & Miller Canning use the rosary style chain too  - like Andrea Barnett to enhance a beautiful pendant

Andrea Barnett

Jewelry artisan Cynthia Bloom uses a tourmaline rosary style chain to enhance a sparkly druzy pendant.  Andrea Barnett Artisan Miller Canning showcases an exquisite pendant with an iolite rosary chaiANNA BALKAN uses rosary chain to highlight a necklace bursting with color!

Andrea BarnettWith a white flower and turquoise accent, Anna Balkan uses a beautiful rosary chain in her signature “Kelly necklace.

Come and pick a rosary chain that’s perfect for you. Many artisans including Andrea Barnett recognize the classic beauty there.