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Only the finest materials are used in Estancia Designs. Jewelry featuring top quality precious and semi-precious stones, sterling silver, 14kt goldfilled wire and components, freshwater pearls, .925 sterling silver and vermeil (22kt gold over sterling silver) beads as well as the occasional gold component. I have a particularly large collection of tourmaline as well as labradorite pieces.  I have begun to introduce metalsmithing to my repertoire by creating my own bezel and prong settings for use with cabochons and gemstones.  With the exception of the sterling Bali and Thai components and the occasional leverback or chandelier, I handcrafted all components used in my jewelry.  Clasps are handwrapped directly to chains using coordinating beads, pearls, or sterling rounds.  Each bead in a cluster is handwrapped on my handcrafted ball pins and attached directly to the chain or to each other.  I also oxidize pieces myself and am as eco-friendly as possible not using any harsh chemicals thus far in my processes.

Artisan jewelry that is as exciting to wear as it is to make, it is designed to suit your style.  I let the gems speak to me for the design, and in the design I like them to speak for themselves.  Ever changing and growing, I have begun to introduce more mediums and techniques in my pieces.  I am now beginning to use some Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to bring even more uniqueness to my designs.  PMC is a clay made up of pure silver particles and an organic binder.  Once fired in a kiln the binder burns off leaving a silver piece that is .999 fine silver which is higher content silver than the .925 sterling currently found in the marketplace.  It is more resistant to tarnishing resulting in less polishing. 

Many pieces are one-of-a-kind designs while others are limited edition items. Elegant and feminine, a bracelet for that special outfit or to dress up your favorite tee shirt and jeans. It is to be worn, felt, and seen. It is to last and to be passed on.  Due to the originality and uniqueness of the jewelry, the site will be updated as pieces become unavailable, so please check back often. Also, if you have a special request, please do not hesitate to send an email and every effort will be made to accommodate. It is possible to custom design a piece to compliment a special outfit as long as enough lead time is given to find the perfect beads.

All bracelets and necklaces come with the Estancia signature tag. All pieces shipped to the USA come giftwrapped in the Estancia giftbox/bow and bag. If the items are to be shipped internationally generally they are shipped in a velvet pouch wrapped securely in bubble wrap and a shipping envelope to save on shipping costs.

I welcome wholesale inquiries.

I also welcome and encourage custom orders. I love being able to match a piece to an ensemble. Given enough lead time to find the right beads, the outcome can be simply amazing and it just feels fabulous to have jewelry matching your outfit that no one else will ever have. For custom orders I require 50% upfront to cover initial costs and the balance due upon completion of the project and approval of the buyer.

So take your time and stroll through the pages and if you see something you just can't live without, you can buy directly using a credit/debit card  over a secure SSL server or with Paypal by clicking the shopping cart button next to each design or email me at estanciadesigns@yahoo.com.
Welcome, and enjoy.

 

 
 
 

Awards:

2nd Place Best in Show 2011 Naples Spring Artisan Showcase, Naples NY  

1st Place Jewelry, 2012 Harborfest,  Oswego NY

1st Place Jewelry, 2012 Springtime in Canandaigua, Canandaigua NY 

Estancia Designs has been fortunate enough to be featured in:


Allezom Ezine Flagship issue (Designer Interview)
Canandaigua Magazine & The Democrat & Chronicle newspaper Article on 2009 Spring Ahead Artisan Showcase, featuring my "Black Spinel Triple Strand Bracelet")
Celebrate with Style Celebration Boutique

The Democrat & Chronicle newspaper Artist Profile, November 8, 2009

 

LA Wedding Trends Examiner (Feature article on brides loving chunky necklaces, "In the Pink" necklace)

StyleList Fashion Blog (Indie Designer Interview)

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