Monday, January 21, 2008

Need Your Help!

I'm looking to create some custom jewelery for my girls, and need your help with some research (cause I'm way behind on reading comments and other stuff). If you can help me find a jeweler who could help me out, I'd really appreciate it. I'd prefer somebody close to Duke, but I'll take any suggestions. I'll shop around, so don't be offended if I turn you down.

I already know exactly what I want, so it should be easy once I find the right person.

Thanks!!!

Nate

58 comments:

Chelsea Rae said...

2 Belles and a Bead makes beautiful custom jewllery and they are a small home based business, I'm sure Crystal would do everything she could to help you out!
Their website is
http://www.2bellesandabead.com/

Anonymous said...

In NC:
emily ray (emilyray.com)
jenni k (jennik.com)
Also, there are tons of shops in Crabtree that do custom stuff you'd probably love! Both of the designers above take custom orders and are very happy to work with you.
Online:
For a cheaper alternative, try etsy.com (its like ebay for crafts). Find a 'style' you like, then have the designer modify or create from scratch based on your idea.

emily said...

http://www.dimplesanddandelions.com/mommy_shop.asp

jesse and whit... said...

oh my goodness, i know a great person who lives here on the beach (hopefully it wouldn't take long since she's local). go to www.ladymaye.blogspot.com
she makes beautiful jewelry!
you probably went to high school with her...

still praying for y'all. love all 3 of ya!

Jen said...

My friend makes custom jewelry made from gemstones, pearls, sterling silver and Swarovski Crystal. Some even uses sea glass (Cape May Jewelery). She also does a lot of awareness jewelry. Her web address is: http://www.vaeldesigns.com/products/

beth from h.h. nj said...

hey Nathan,
They are already made. It was going to be a surprise that janet is bringing next month. I make mommy and me bracelets, and they match and have a story:)
I am sure janet is freaking out that you posted this. It is funny how things work out!!!(all God)
Make sure you are janet about the printer...(all God)
Janet and the babies are coming for breakfast. I will take photos, and we will e-mail them to you.
We didn't want to send them incase they got lost in the shuffle.
I hope you didn't order anything yet.
You have been such a blessing to me and my family! i hope I can do the same back!
beth

Rich and Lauren said...

this isn't in duke but jenny holcomb from church does that kind of stuff

Rick Lawrenson said...

Well, then, someone else can make a "Grandpa and Me" bracelet if you want.

Anonymous said...

Nathan, Here in Indianapolis for something funky cool....
(and something adorable for little Gwyneth when she is home from the hospital)
http://www.angelicagracedesigns.com

Jen in Al said...

i know of two places on line that make special jewelry
http://www.virginiabead.com/ Ginny Mooney Mommy of Eliot Mooney of http://www.ninetynineballoons.com/ she even designed a necklace dedicated to her son! another one is http://www.tiffanyallemand.com/. she makes all kinds of special things including wall collages and photo jewelry. hope this helps...
Blessings,
Jen in al

Anonymous said...

beadedroyalty.com

We ordered some grandmother jewelry from here for Christmas and loved it! We'll probably be ordering some mother/daughter jewelry in the future. Very nice quality.

Anonymous said...

I've heard of this girl, she and her husband are seminary students and her site says that she donates to children's causes part of every sale.
http://www.alishenk.com/

Anonymous said...

Kerry Catherine and Jolly's both at North Hills in Raleigh do nice custom work.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Lehmann makes wonderful necklaces and bracelets and many of her items are designed specifically to reflect her deep faith in God. She is located in Grand Rapids, MI, but does a lot of mail order business. Her website is
www.studiojewel.com

Julie said...

http://lisaleonard.blogspot.com/2007/05/sterling-stamped-jewelry.html

she makes beautiful hand-stamped custom jewelry and will ship it anywhere.

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for you and your beautiful, wonderful girls! I read all of your posts, and pray as I go.

May God continue to bless each of you and your family. Much love, Lynne B.

Anonymous said...

I second Lisa Leonard... beautiful stuff.

Shandelle said...

I have a good friend who does amazing work.
www.doodlesjewels.com
Tell her Shandelle sent you if you decide to go with her. She's WONDERFUL!

Shandelle said...

I have a good friend who does amazing work.
www.doodlesjewels.com
Tell her Shandelle sent you if you decide to go with her. She's WONDERFUL!

Shandelle said...

I have a good friend who does amazing work.
www.doodlesjewels.com
Tell her Shandelle sent you if you decide to go with her. She's WONDERFUL!

Shandelle said...

I have a good friend who does amazing work.
www.doodlesjewels.com
Tell her Shandelle sent you if you decide to go with her. She's WONDERFUL!

Jessica Morris said...

I was going to suggest

http://www.2bellesandabead.com/

as well!! Crystal is really talented, really sweet, and a Christian! :)

Tandra said...

Lots of good ideas there! Im new to your blog, but have been reading it and inspired! Your beautiful family is in my prayers!
My great friend Patricia Robitaille lampworks her own glass beads, then creates jewelry with them. She is mostly scripture minded (with a hilarious funny bone!) Please check her site, tell her Tandra sent you!

www.Aphiemi.com
Hugs!!

grey like snuffie said...

http://lisaleonard.blogspot.com/---
we've ordered several things from her. Really unique, will custom make things too.

Paula Farah said...

Nathan,
George is a jeweler. I'm sure he can help you get what you need. Unfortunately, he's in Honduras, but we can talk to him when he gets back Saturday.

marimac said...

http://www.virginiabead.com/pins.html Ginny'd probably make whatever you want.

Zarna said...

I think i noticed someone else mention this blog: http://lisaleonard.blogspot.com/ but i discovered her work the other day and am seriously considering finding out if she ships to aus!
Awesome stuff, really simple but unique at the same time

Amanda said...

Okay try to follow me here. My father in law's girlfriend makes jewerly. She's great. In fact she made my "Caedmon and Savannah" necklace. I'm sorry for the quality of the picture but I had to use my camera phone and take a picture of it from work. If you would like more information on her just visit my blog and leave me a message and I'll get back with you.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/abouleris/necklace.jpg

As always God bless!
Amanda

Amanda said...

Sorry- the link got cut off. Here you go.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums
/g13/abouleris/necklace.jpg

Anonymous said...

Amy Peters in CA makes great personalized sterling silver jewelry - and great inspirational stuff too - www.amypetersstudio.com

Julie said...

Check out ricetrio.blogspot.com - she seems to make really nice stuff, and she has reasonable pricing.

Jen said...

http://doodles.thoughtline.com/doodlesjewels/

Rick Lawrenson said...

Obviously Shandelle wants to ramp up your hits.

Beth L said...

Hi Nate- here's a website for jewelry that I saw on another CB website a while back...

www.thumbies.com

It's neat because you can put Gwyneth's actual footprints or handprints onto a pendant or keychain, etc. Heck, you can even make a Meka noseprint on jewelry!! That's the only idea I have right now. Glad to see everyopne continues to do so well. Love all the pics.

Abby's dad said...

Hey Nate,

I ordered matching bracelets for my wife and 7 week old daughter for Christmas from this site: http://www.mommyandmebracelets.com/. I think she's in Iowa but I ordered on 12/21, chose standard shipping and was surprised to get it on Christmas Eve (in MD)! I'm not sure if that's similar to what you're looking for, but I was very pleased with her work and would recommend her. Good Luck!

Danz said...

My friends Jen and Shandelle just were sweet enough to let me know to check your blog today. And I see you already have so many ideas and also some pretties already made! I am so happy as I have been praying and and/following your blog every few days as well. If you would like to email me privately, I would be happy to make a mother's necklace or ring for your wife, FREE OF CHARGE. Don't worry that they both say sold out, I can still create them for you.
http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=23914&vid=354 and/or
http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=76270&vid=354

If this is something you might like, please email me through the feedback form on my site (I don't want to post my email here and get bunches of spam) http://www.doodlesjewels.com

I continue to pray!

Kerry J. said...

I just wanted to put another vote in for Lisa Leonard! She makes amazing stuff and I have friends who have ordered from her and been super happy!

Anonymous said...

There is a wonderful lady who makes amazing personalized jewelry...her website is lisaleonard.blogspot.com She has a son with special needs and her husband is a pastor in California. Check her out.

Anonymous said...

http://www.julianandco.com/index.php

From the website:

"JULIAN & Co. was created by a fashion forward mom who couldn't find a baby bracelet small enough to fit her premature son. little JULES is a line of 18K gold and sterling silver jewelry for the whole family - handcrafted and personalized one piece at at time. Come inside to see what all the fuss is about."

West Des Moines said...

I design jewelry and would be love to design something for you. However, did you know that you can go to a bead store and make one yourself. We have 3 here in West Des Moines that I know of, hopefully there are some in your area too :) If you would prefer to have someone else make them, you can see my work here: http://www.DesignsByLeigha.com

Becky said...

Not close to you, but there is a great Christian woman in California who does amazing stuff. Her name is Lisa Leonard and just type her into your google search. She has an amazing story also. Her blog name is It's the Little Things. Hope this helps.

Becky Postma

One Happy Family! said...

Mommy Tags are super cute!
Their website is www.mommytags.com.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure where Duke is but just over the border into SC there is a small pawn shop called Rock Hill Pawn. They have some nice costume jewlery. I believe it 30 mins from Charlette NC

Good to see everyone is doing so well. I will continue to pray for them.

From New Hampshire

Char

nanajobx said...

Silver Bonsai (sp??) in Manteo does beautiful custom work. It it owned by Ben and Kathryn(?) Stewart (Dr.Holton's daughter and son in law). http://www.silverbonsai.com/
great people. not close to Duke but pretty close to home:)

Anonymous said...

I will ditto on Lisa Leonard, her stuff is amazing!!
http://lisaleonard.blogspot.com/
Let us know what you decide on--
Praying for your family on Colorado

Anonymous said...

I will ditto on Lisa Leonard, her stuff is amazing!!
http://lisaleonard.blogspot.com/
Let us know what you decide on--
Praying for your family on Colorado

Shandelle said...

Sorry for the multiple posts. I kept getting an error!

Sig said...

if you haben't already found something, I make custom jewelry. My site is www.familygems123.blogspot.com. I will make you anything you want for free.

Ginny said...

Nate,
Just got back into town and checked the site. It may be too late but I'd love to help you with your jewelry. We could send things through ya'lls parents and/or church family, just let me know. Also, I have the name of a few artists in the Triangle area. Let me know if you still need help. Keeping you and the girls and our prayers.
Love, Ginny & Randy

Rick Lawrenson said...

All these jewelers should give you a kickback or something!

Rick Lawrenson said...

All these jewelers should give you a kickback or something!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see what you decide to get. Please post a picture of your girls and their jewelry after you get them completed. I know they will both treasure them always! What a precious idea!

Gretchen said...

Ben and Katherine Stewart at the Silver Bonsai in Manteo are incredible.

Lady Bird said...

http://missesbird.etsy.com my shop. Let us all know what you're looking for!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to leave a number for you to call if you are interested. My husband is a jewelry designer(not to mention believer, father of eight, etc) He has been designing for 32 years and is very skilled at what he does. He would be happy to help you. Our number is 509.292.8281 Darryl
Durenda
Wife to one
Mom to eight
Also, will soon have a website up offering awesome purity rings. www.purityplege.net

Anonymous said...

didn't read through all the comments to see if someone in the durham/chapel hill area had mentioned this already but this place has really pretty sterling and gold (and some copper) jewlery and they are a local chapel hill business. i have a friend that makes beautiful jewlery too, she doesn't have a website or anything, just does it for fun and for friends but if you know what it is you want she might be able to do it as well....

-jaime
http://www.blackmountainjewelers.com/

Tara said...

I have a friend in GA who makes jewelery. He is very good. You could contact him on myspace.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=73099395&MyToken=2a5e9368-fb2e-47da-ba44-8dc83239f8b1

Love,
Tara

Anonymous said...

Try http://www.maternaljourney.com/ They make some beautiful jewelry!