Handmade Jewelry with Gemstones and Pearls

Albany, New York · 187 Sales


Handmade Jewelry with Gemstones and Pearls

Albany, New York 187 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Leanne Friedlander

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Leanne Friedlander

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After spending my days working with computer programs, I love to spend time working materials with my hands. I've been hand-crafting jewelry for about 12 years, working primarily with stones, pearls and silver. I enjoy the mechanics of putting beautiful components together - and sometimes being surprised by what results.

With my new Winter 2016 line, I'm concentrating on interchangeable ear drops and ear wires. I love earrings - but I don't always like the type of ear wire that the earring comes with. When I create an ear wire I love, I make drops and dangles that I can easily slide on and off. I want to be able to do this for you, too! My shop contains a wide variety of drops that can be bought with or without my handmade Argentium sterling silver wires. Only need one or two wires for your collection of drops? Don't pay for the wires if you don't need them. Like to have wires with every pair of earrings - purchase them together. Buy as many pairs of drops as you want for an affordable wardrobe of dazzling earrings. All earrings and wires are made with the best materials, including natural pearls, gemstones, and Argentium sterling silver.

(And speaking of sterling silver, nothing is better than coming home after a day of working with computer programs to spend time creating with my hands and manual tools - twisting, hammering, and forging sterling wire into graceful shapes and forms. And I love the mechanics of hand-wrapping beautiful components together to create one-of-a-kind drops and dangles. See how you can make your earring collection "your way.")

Note that most of my work is one-of-a-kind - I'm happiest making new designs! But I would love to talk to you about any custom needs - from a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry of your own design to multiple items for your bridesmaids or friends.


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  • Leanne Friedlander

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    After spending my days working with computer programs, I love to spend time working materials with my hands and tools. I've been hand-crafting jewelry for about 15 years, working primarily with gemstones, pearls and silver.

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2016
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Custom and personalized orders

If you see something you like but would like it modified in some way, please contact me to see how this can be arranged. I love to do custom work to make a piece that's completely yours. I am also happy to do multiple pieces (for instance, for a wedding party, friends, bridesmaids, etc.).

I would also love to consider something that is of your own design. My customers have come up with the most interesting and creative ideas! Let me know how I can help you.

I generally handle custom work via email. Once I have an idea of what you would like, I can send you pictures of mock-ups of the item(s). Going back and forth, we will reach an agreement of how the final piece will look and what the price will be.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Please let me know if you would like your package gift-wrapped - I will be happy to gift wrap at no extra charge.

Wedding Jewelry

Much of my jewelry was made with weddings in mind. Pearls and gemstones are always perfect for the BRIDE. MOTHER-OF-THE-BRIDE jewelry and gifts for the BRIDESMAIDS can also be found throughout my listings - or contact me for a custom design. If you are having a BEACH WEDDING, you can find pearl jewelry in so many shapes and sizes. And for the FLOWER GIRL - see my Child/Tween jewelry section - or ask me to modify another piece of jewelry to size.

Discount for Multiples

Please note that if you buy multiples of three or more of the same item (for instance, as bridesmaids gifts), you will receive a 15% DISCOUNT IF MULTIPLES ARE POSSIBLE. Please contact me to see I can make the number you need. (Much of my jewelry is one-of-a-kind. However, almost anything can be done for CUSTOM work (please see above).