Anonymous on Mar 22, 2010
Jessica created the most beautiful necklaces for my bridesmaids - really, they were perfect! I wanted them all to be unique and have an antique, romantic feel - and she made them even better than I could have imagined. nJust.so.fabulous! Can't wait to order my very own special Hawleywood creation!
Vintage Glam with Modern Style
I started my Etsy shop in 2007, first selling photography, then jewelry. I have always loved vintage costume jewelry, and when my collection overwhelmed my ability to wear every piece I knew I had to do something. I started looking for new ways to wear all my clip-on earrings--I tried stringing them on chains, but they just fell off. I clipped them to my lapels, but they slowly slid down. Finally, I sat down one day with some cheap-o pliers from the local craft store, and set about to figuring out how to remove the clips and refashion the earrings into something new.
Hawleywood was born out of my love of vintage jewelry and my desire to make it fresh, exciting, and wearable in new ways. I make my jewelry in my craft room, surrounded by a huge mess of paper, books, fabric, and other nonsense. My cats keep me company and help out by walking all over my desk and playing with my jewelry pieces like they're cat toys. My husband will sometimes keep me company by watching a movie on his laptop, but usually it's just me and Pandora streaming on my phone.
During the day I work at a local non-profit organization, and I make jewelry/run my Etsy shop at night and on weekends. I'm also in a PhD program, so many nights are spent in class and/or doing homework.
I love anything sparkly, especially vintage rhinestones and aurora borealis beads. Vintage cluster clip-ons are a particular weakness of mine--if I see a pair, I have to have them! I also love vintage gold tone pieces--brooches are a consistent favorite. You'll see all of this and more, including natural stones and various other bibs and bobs at Hawleywood!
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Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a teacher working in the non-profit sector. I love cats. I make jewelry for the modern lady who loves retro glam.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with the item for any other reason, please contact me immediately, and I will do my very best to resolve the issue!