Handmade Jewelry by Vicki My name is Vicki and I own Handmade Jewelry By Vicki. For over twenty five 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 2018 show schedule is at the bottom of this page.







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All the metal in every single piece of below jewelry, unless specifically mentioned, is either sterling silver or argentium silver.




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




This 7.25 inch bracelet has eighty larimar beads that dangle. $108




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)





2018 show schedule, as of May 8, 2018
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]

On the wait list, as of May 8, 2018
June 23-24... 29th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival, Manayunk, PA [my second year]
July 7-8... 26th Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival , Haddonfield, NJ
Oct 6-7... 7th Annual GoggleWorks Arts Festival, Reading, PA




2017 show schedule
May 6... Frederick Living's Charity Event for Alzheimer's Association, Frederick, PA [my third year]
May 7... 14th Annual Jewish Food Festival, Temple Beth El, Lancaster, PA
May 12-13... 52nd Annual Downtown Bethlehem Fine Art and Craft Show, Bethlehem, PA
June 3... 3rd Annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival, Bethlehem, PA
June 17... 23rd Annual Art on the Avenue, West Reading, PA [my seventh year]
June 23-24... 29th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival, Manayunk, PA
July 15... Lehighton Downtown Initiative's 2nd Christmas In July, Lehighton, PA [approved for but got sick]
Sept 29... 18th Annual Landis Woods Art Show, Lancaster, PA [my seventh year]
Oct 13... 2018 Haddonfield Fall Festival, Haddonfield, NJ
Nov 17-20... 25th Annual Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem, PA
Nov 23-24... 48th Annual Der Belsnickel, Boyertown, PA [my seventh year]
Dec 2-3... Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 36th Annual Holiday Craft Show, Douglassville, PA
Dec 21-23... 25th Annual Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem, PA






This page was last updated June 19, 2018