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Thank you for visiting SkyLineJewelry!

I've always loved designing and creating things and I love the feeling of being able to look at a finished product and know that I made it myself. In a world where so much of what we buy is mass-manufactured, I feel that handmade products add a special, personal touch to our lives. Of course, in the large, busy world we live in, we are fortunate to have the convenience of mass production for many items we use every day. But, I feel that there is still a certain pride that comes with being able to say, "It's handmade," whether you are purchasing for yourself or giving as a gift.

Jewelry-making began as a craft to enjoy with my daughters and quickly became a passion. I realized that I could create exactly what I wanted to wear, things I could never find on the fashion jewelry stands in…

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  • Female
  • Joined December 10, 2010

Favorite materials

Swarovski crystal, Czech fire polished beads, turquoise, mother of pearl, mussel shell

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SkyLineJewelry
Handmade Jewelry for Everyday Wear and All...

About

Thank you for visiting SkyLineJewelry!

I've always loved designing and creating things and I love the feeling of being able to look at a finished product and know that I made it myself. In a world where so much of what we buy is mass-manufactured, I feel that handmade products add a special, personal touch to our lives. Of course, in the large, busy world we live in, we are fortunate to have the convenience of mass production for many items we use every day. But, I feel that there is still a certain pride that comes with being able to say, "It's handmade," whether you are purchasing for yourself or giving as a gift.

Jewelry-making began as a craft to enjoy with my daughters and quickly became a passion. I realized that I could create exactly what I wanted to wear, things I could never find on the fashion jewelry stands in department stores. Soon enough, people were telling me that I should be selling my jewelry. Being a stay at home mom in need of extra income, this idea was right up my alley!

I enjoy creating jewelry that is stylish, affordable, and fun to wear, yet elegant and distinctive. Swarovski crystal and Czech fire polished beads are among my very favorite materials to work with (I love their sparkle and shimmer!) and most of my designs include one or the other of those materials, if not both of them. I also enjoy working with turquoise, shell and other materials. In fact, the more jewelry I make, the more I keep expanding into other materials.

My two teen daughters now help out with a lot of day to day things such as office duties, polishing jewelry and helping me organize. They even lend me their creativity at times with their own ideas for new designs and color combinations. My oldest daughter is now making earrings and bracelets herself and we are adding those to the shop also. (She is, at the moment, loving chandelier style earrings, as she has now reached the age where I will allow her to wear larger earrings, so she is creating chandelier earrings almost exclusively!) My youngest daughter has also learned to work with jewelry materials and loves to keep her hands busy making something all the time! Right now her craze is rubber band bracelets and paracord bracelets (and we may be opening a new shop for those creations soon!). Handmade jewelry may not become a career for either of them, but they are both very creative and I expect that they will each find their own art forms to delve into in the future. In the meantime, we have a great time working together and I'm proud to say they are my biggest fans and supporters.

I am continually adding new styles, colors and price points to my handmade fashion jewelry line in an effort to provide a selection in which there is something for everyone. I enjoy wearing different jewelry styles, colors and designs and I suspect many women feel the same way!

Most of the jewelry you will find in my shop can be easily customized with various colors, different metals, etc. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, please let me have the opportunity to create it for you.

I hope you enjoy your time browsing in our shop. Thank you for visiting and check back often for new items. Feel free to contact me with any questions or custom requests.

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