Handmade Jewelry by Vicki My name is Vicki and I own Handmade Jewelry By Vicki. For over twenty six years I have been a jewelry artist and maker, professionally trained with multiple certifications from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

My style is a bit different in that I have taken the traditional style strung pearls and beads and updated it by removing the string and replacing it with decorative wire wrapping. It is Classic Elegance With A Twist!

In my jewelry you will only find gemstones and precious metals. There is no crystal, glass, clay, or imitations. While common gemstones are pretty, I love to work with uncommon gemstones, such as chalcedony, mookite, dumortierite, and prehnite. Pearls, coral, and amber (organic gemstones) are throughout my work as are the four precious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. Typically I do my work in sterling silver though I occasionally work with gold and platinum. I make pendants, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and ankle bracelets. Because of my range of work, my range of prices vary greatly. In 2017 I was asked a number of times, while applying to shows, about my prices. Using my current (mid 2018) and historical prices, pendants range from $8 to $46, earrings $10 to $227, bracelets $6 to $182, necklaces $24 to $231, and ankle bracelets $14 to $81. This only counts work that incorporates silver, so no gold or platinum was used in these calculations.

Much of my work is custom, done in collaboration with the customer. By default bridal and prom jewelry are fortes of mine.

Custom work is also quite enjoyable for me. I love the collaborative process and truly enjoy when people get their *own* joy when get their new jewelry that they helped design.

A custom order can begin in a number of ways. These are the typical scenarios:
* Something to match this dress/outfit (think wedding or prom)
* Something for a particular month's birthstone
* Something with [this] stone and [that] stone
* Something with [color one] and [color two] and [color three]
* Sometimes though, someone will look at my existing pieces and select [this] stone and [that] stone and [that other] stone, and then this [style of] connector that I made, and [that] clasp and then they, or we, would design a pattern and I would make it. A number of my repeat customers do this and they have a lot of fun with it.

NEW!!! My 2019 show schedule is at the bottom of this page, or at least as much info about it as I have so far.

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All the metal in every single piece of below jewelry, unless specifically mentioned, is either sterling silver or argentium silver (which has a higher ratio of silver than 925 sterling).

This was one of my most time consuming pieces. This is a 7.25" bracelet that has eighty larimar beads dangling from it, and each bead was individually selected and wire wrapped to it's position. $108

These filigree heart earrings each have ten carnelian beads on them draped beneath the large open heart. At the bottom of each dangle is an itty bitty fresh white water pearl. $66

This is another piece that was another labor of love. One this 19" necklace, which has an almost 2" extender attached, the only store bought items are the clasp and the magnificent lodolite pendant. I made all the links myself, in essence making the entire chain by hand. $116

This 19" necklace, which also has extender but only 1" this time, has a variety of amethyst bead shapes and freshwater pearls all the way around, from the clasp all the way down to the big amethyst donut. $125

This 20.5 inch necklace has alternating beads of agate, both solid white or giraffe (blue and white). The clasp is a safety clasp, a sphere to match the beads. $109

Each of these Christmas themed earrings has a coral donut hanging at the bottom and a garland of wire wrapped azurite malachite beads and Thai silver cubes above it. These earrings are about 1.25 inches long. $47

This 9.75 inch wire wrapped ankle bracelet has freshwater light lime green button pearls. The Mickey Ears were unintentional and were pointed out to me by a Disney fan at the first show that this was displayed at! $36

These earrings are about 2.5 inches long. The large bead is a silver button pearl, and all the little beads are one millimeter potato pearls. $74

This 18 inch necklace has blue potato pearls with a clear quartz calla lily and a matching blue rice pearl within. $127

My customers call these earrings "Dancers", and they are a little over an inch long. The blue is lapis lazuli, the white are potato pearls. The two rings are Bali silver. $31

This 7.75 inch bracelet has gneiss nuggets with rubies, and has tiny ruby dangles. Gneiss (pronounced nice) is the natural metamorphic stone that rubies are found in. Technically you could break those nuggets, take those rubies out polish them to become traditional gemstones. $148

Each of these four inch long earrings have one large pearl and a cascade of small, rough, black diamonds. $85

This twenty inch necklace showcases three different shapes of emeralds. $139

Each of these three inch long earrings have a stack of Herkimer Diamonds. These double terminated quartz stones come out of the rock looking exactly like this (except for the hole). $80

This 10 inch ankle bracelet has thirty three freshwater white egg shaped pearls almost completely around its circumference. $81

These 2.5 inch long earrings have a circular cascade of emeralds. The darker silver is Bali silver. $154

This 30 inch long necklace has opal beads and the large focal bead is chrysoprase. $127

Each of these 2 inch long earrings has a large carnelian teardrop with a few fire agates dangling beneath it. The concentric rings atop the carnelian are Turkish silver.

This 7 inch bracelet is ringed with emerald briolettes and freshwater white button pearl dangles. $105

June 24, 2018. 28th Manayunk Arts Festival, Manayunk, PA

November 18, 2017, 25th Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem, PA
(their pipe and drape)

2019 show schedule, as of Sept 26, 2019
April 6... Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 25th Annual Spring Craft Show, Douglassville, PA [my second year]
May 5... 16th Annual Jewish Food Festival, Temple Beth El, Lancaster, PA [my third year]
June 1... The Shops @ Rockvale Local Makers Market, Lancaster, PA
June 15... 25th Annual Art on the Avenue, West Reading, PA [my ninth year]
Aug 3... The Shops @ Rockvale Local Makers Market, Lancaster, PA
Sept 28... 20th Annual Landis Woods Art Show, Lancaster, PA [my ninth year]
Oct 5... Rockwood Park & Museum 1st Annual Autumn Craft Festival, Wilmington, DE
Nov 23... Governor Mifflin Music Association (GMMA) Holiday Craft Show, Shillington, PA
Nov 29-30... 49th Annual Der Belsnickel, Boyertown, PA [my ninth year]
Dec 7-8... Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 37th Annual Holiday Craft Show, Douglassville, PA [my third year]
Dec 14-15... 8th Annual GoggleWorks Arts Festival, Reading, PA

2018 show schedule
March 10... Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 24th Annual Spring Craft Show, Douglassville, PA
May 5... Frederick Living's Charity Event for Alzheimer's Association, Frederick, PA [my fourth year]
May 6... 15th Annual Jewish Food Festival, Temple Beth El, Lancaster, PA [my second year]
May 12-13... 53rd Annual Downtown Bethlehem Fine Art and Craft Show, Bethlehem, PA [my second year]
June 16... 24th Annual Art on the Avenue, West Reading, PA [my eighth year]
Sept 8-9... Brandywine Festival of the Arts, Wilmington, DE
Sept 29... 19th Annual Landis Woods Art Show, Lancaster, PA [my eighth year]
Nov 23-24... 48th Annual Der Belsnickel, Boyertown, PA [my eighth year]
Dec 16-17... Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 36th Annual Holiday Craft Show, Douglassville, PA [my second year]

This page was last updated October 13, 2019