MAR of Santa Barbara
individually handcrafted jewelry was created for your pleasure by Santa
Barbara jewelry designer, Mar. Working in sterling silver, gold filled
and nu-gold, Mar designs each piece in both her Mar and Serisawa collections
to be unique and exciting as well as comfortable and easy to wear. Each
design is then entirely made by hand in her Santa Barbara, California studio.
Marjorie Baer : www.mbaer.com
think my jewelry reflects both my love of art and my training in design.
I am concerned with a sense of rightness in the way things are made - in
the craftsmanship they reflect."
"I also strive for meaning in the pieces and for a feeling of cultural
connection. The forms and look cannot be random; they have to make sense
in cultural terms, connecting us with the symbolic heritage of our ancient
societies and indigenous people. Each piece is made to last and resonate
the enduring values that inspire me."
Nature Bijoux® is a French concept.
Nature, not “in name only”: Nature Bijoux is an eco-friendly fashion line, featuring a wide range of designs, from contemporary to exotic, from trendy to dressy, all made with integrity, using 100% natural components, recycled, and worked in strict accordance with the Washington convention and the US Lacey Act. It is imported in the USA with a Fish and Wildlife license.
A serious expertise: Nature Bijoux is Jean Daniel Christin's concept. In addition to being an inspired designer, JD is a component expert: commissioned by some of the most successful European designers (Agatha, Taratata, Remiscence, Scooter Paris, Nereides, etc, with whom he collaborates on an ongoing basis), he travels the world to find the right bead, the perfect seed, the stone with unusual effect, a singular color. His network of suppliers is second to none: in 25 years, he has sourced and incorporated in his own collections more than 50,000 different natural components.
With JD, the creative work starts with the raw material. And it is the way he turns the natural components from a raw stage to a sophisticated and totally unique finish that is at the heart of Nature Bijoux. The Agates are weathered under heat, the Sibucao is skillfully pressed, the turquoise from Tibet and its unique bluish tone is carved under his supervision, and black horns are cleaned, polished, sculpted, burnt, and transformed.
The result is a rich collection in which you will find something fabulous for every woman, for every age, for every mood and for absolutely every budget.
is Hawaiian for righteousness. Joan Goodman, creative director of Bobbi
Trim LTD- a NY based button company, and head designer of the PONO accessory
line lived in Hawaii back in the late seventies. PONO, as the line is called,
was inspired by a close friend of the designer who epitomized the "Aloha
Spirit." Ironically the PONO accessory collection is manufactured
at the same factory in Bergamo, Italy that the buttons are made in. Joan
loves "the creativity, technology and environmental consciousness of Italy,"
and would never sacrifice the quality for a cheaper production market.
Rimon “Industrial Jewellery”
Rimon Design House is an international fashion agency connecting the works of emerging designers from around the world with the North American market. Each designer is hand selected based on quality product, established demand in local markets, and esteemed reputation. "Industrial Jewellery” by Hila Rawet Karni specializes in crafting unique pieces of jewelry that incorporate industrial materials of all kinds, transforming springs, tubes and other unusual materials to an everyday piece of fashion jewelry.
The Rosselini line is designed by Carola Hiersemann-Eckrodt and handmade in her Stuttgart, Germany workshop. That the collections have been made in Germany for the past 20 years, with no compromise about the quality of the craftsmanship, sets the tone of what Rosselini stands for, especially in today’s environment.
The apparently simplicity, the seemingly obvious crispness of the line, its colors, its texture…nothing is left to chance. Rosselini fuses clean designs, old-world craftsmanship, high technology and above all, the finest materials obtainable, to achieve its very distinctive look.
Carola uses Swarovski crystals exclusively for her own collections. It is not rare that she introduces new Swarovski® shapes for a limited time, before anyone else. The stainless steel and aluminum parts she favors as her metal of choice are expensively treated through eloxation and other high-tech methods, and thickly plated in silver, rhodium and 24-karat gold to last a lifetime. The acrylic parts she designs and special order through master artisans, add a rich dimension to her contemporary creative approach.
The result is a very upscale line designed for distinctive women who have a classic taste with an attitude.
SaraH jewelry is designed and fabricated by Sara Hodge for stylish women who want an original, one-of-a-kind accessory. She uses semi precious stones, freshwater pearls, coral and shell embellished with sterling silver or vermeil beads and chain. Sara's art background plays a pivotal role in the way she designs her pieces. The play of color and texture, the balance of components, and the translucency or opacity of the stones are the ingredients which make her pieces distinct. Sara's jewelry is sold at fine boutiques, galleries and art museums on the east coast.
Sarah Cavender Metalworks
Sarah Cavender designs and produces several new seasonal collections each year. She specializes in metal mesh jewelry, belts and handbags. Each piece is hand-made to order by local artisans under Sarah's supervision in Oxford, Alabama, using materials made primarily in the USA with stones imported from Europe.
Constantly in search of uncommon and unique materials, Sarah Cavender maintains a design criteria in which each piece contains an element of woven wire. In this philosophy she continues to consistently produce a line of jewelry, belts, and handbags that are truly beautiful to wear and admire as objects of art.
Over the years, Sarah Cavender's extensive line has repeatedly been featured in trade publications and top fashion magazines such as Vogue, Mademoiselle, In-Style, Glamour, McCalls, and Lucky in the United States and abroad.
Music to your eyes: Segments of piano wire are fused into loops and strung over beads strung along a silicone core to form a stylish, stretchy bracelet that's playful and unusual.
Elegant or laidback, striking or subtle, Seasonal Whispers jewelry is made to mix and match season after season. Beautifully handset with Swarovski crystals or Czechoslovakian pearls, pieces have the look and feel of treasured gifts. Many items are multifaceted, giving wearers the freedom to stack, shorten, combine, and invent at will. A long, multi-strand necklace can become a belt, or with a few twists, a layered choker. Double-sided pendants with contrasting motifs go from subtle to standout with a flip. Their addictive stackable bracelets, plated with sterling silver or 24K gold, are lightweight, flexible, and resilient. Wear one for a hint of shine; wear a dozen or more mixed-and-matched sets for an armful of embellishment.
Add a little
Argentinian flair to every day with some new jewelry from Sibilia! This
designer pairs a brass base metal with silver or gold (or, a gunmetal coloring)
to create her wearable yet distinctly unique designs. We love that this
jewelry is quite lightweight and can be worn with anything in your wardrobe!
Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are available.
Singerman & Post
people first examine the lightweight, colorful jewelry from Singerman &
Post the first question is always “What are they made of ?”. The colors
have an unusual saturation and people swear they are made of metal, but
the pieces are too lightweight to be titanium, the usual best guess. The
jewelry is actually made by laminating together very thin layers of different
types of brushed aluminum and gold finish plastic materials (films, mylar,
vinyl). Patterned top layers, designed by Leni Singerman, are film photo
transfers of her artwork: watercolors, collages, pastels, drawings and
photographs. Individual pieces are hand cut, beaded and twisted in the
studio to form sculptural shapes that are feather light and comfortable
Raised in Israel, with a strong engineering background, Simon
Sebbag createda line of Sterling Silver jewelry that is chunky, yet incredibly
lightweight. In 1990, Simon's wife Denise, with her background in fashionmerchandising,
joined the company. Together they made the company the success it is today.
Each of their pieces are handcrafted in theirfamily-owned and operated
factory in Israel.
The jewelry is produced using the unique electroforming process. Inelectroforming,
a wax mold is created and inserted into a computerized 925sterling silver
bath. The mold remains in the bath until several thicklayers of silver
adhere; the result is a light and comfortable piece of jewelry. Finally,
the piece is hand-polished to achieve a brilliant shine.
color combinations found in nature, Teresa creates accessories that work
with the casual soft dressing of today.
A floral garden, to an ocean paradise,... a calming sunset, to the enchanted
north woods: colors are layered and blended to make jewelry to complement
not one piece of the wardrobe, but many. Teresa's stoneware beads in organic
shapes and colors are individually hand sculptured from clay. The raw clay
beads are dipped or painted with glaze and then fired in high temperature
kiln. Her stoneware beads are known for the soft hues that are the fruition
of this process.
Other beads are gathered from around the world. Czech, African, Indian,
Indonesian, and Chinese glass and stones are imported for use in her jewelry.
Carved bone beads come from India. The dusty hues of the bone beads are
achieved by Teresa mixing colors and dying them in her studio.
With a vision to take the best watch designs of the classic eras and give them a modern edge, in 1991, Dory Isaacs and Jun Kobayashi began TOKYObay to create and market well-designed, fun and affordable watches and accessories. TOKYObay has quickly become a staple of trend-wise consumers looking for just the right thing to wear.
Two A Canada Jewelry
Two A is a beautifully eccentric jewelry line that seamlessly combines organic eco-materials with industrial metals to create a striking and fresh spin on Bohemian-Chic. Longtime friends and designers Ayana Fishman and Anat Shapira turned a simple idea inspired by both the serene Mediterranean seashores and the bustle of the urban city into an accessory collaboration that immediately became an international success. Skillfully fusing materials such as coral, textiles, tagua and coconut shells with a variety of finely crafted metals, the design duo fashioned a unique look that perfectly complements both every day and high-fashion styles.
This delightful line of polymer clay and mixed media pins and earrings in the forms of insects, dragonflies, butterflies, frogs and lizards is designed by the artist, Joyce Fritz, and produced in her studio with the aid of one or two assistants. Work is made of polymer clay, recycled wire, colored wire, glass beads, metallic leaf, and glitter. The artists incorporates the millefiori technique to create patterns, as well as varied surface treatments.
Joyce Fritz Artist Statement:
I've always been interested in the natural world; particularly in how the smallest elements relate to the big picture. Insects are a perfect example of that. Their endless variety of color, form and pattern inspire me. Plus, there are millions of species of insects on the planet, so I will never run out of inspiration. The design process is an eternal discovery. I enjoy that my work makes people laugh and maybe even think!
Zzan Jewelry USA represents artists from Israel. Our jewelry is handmade of brass dipped in high quality 24kt gold or .999 silver combined with stones, crystals and leather.
ZEFFIRA is an Italian-handcrafted collection of jewelry designed not only with style and elegance in mind, but also the environment. The signature mark of the ZEFFIRA collection is the natural horn which communicates elegance, simplicity, luxury and chic – all in one. In addition, natural horn is a quality material that will hold up, leading to greater overall sustainability.
All products are manufactured in Italy, hand-crafted by the same jewelry company who has being working for luxury brands for over a decade.
Very few raw pieces are determined to have the right quality and the characteristics to become a Zeffira jewel. The craftsmen shape and finish them and handset the Crystals with patience and love. The accurate hand set of Swarovski crystals, silver and Semi-Precious stones made by the craftsmen of Zeffira, guarantee the very high quality of each piece and deliver this new versatile collection for all occasions.