Friday, December 20, 2013

Looking for a last minute gift?

Flower Power Necklace

This black and white cultured pearl necklace features a vintage flower pin from Rice Lake, WI.  The tassel is hand knotted on silk cord with pearl and Swarovski crystals.  Of course this necklace goes with everything!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

One Week until Christmas!!

Don't panic!!  How about an Ella M. for under the tree?

This brilliant necklace features aquamarine, stones, crystal, and a vintage element with gold plated chain.  She'll feel like she's wearing a bit of sunshine!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Katherine Necklace

What's old is new.

This long multi strand hand-knotted pearl necklace features vintage elements from Cumberland, WI, and is named after my daughter, Katherine.  It's a smashing statement necklace with lots of bling.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Green

This Allison necklace features green crystals and shell pearls with vintage green and rhinestone flower from St Paul. It is 4 strands with gold plated chain.  
Don't forget to tell Santa to put it under the tree!

Monday, December 9, 2013

For those who missed it...

WCCO featured L'donna Jewelry this morning for a special on holiday gift-giving. Here is the link for those who missed it!

Be sure to check it out!

Friday, December 6, 2013

L'donna Jewelry featured on WCCO TV December 9th at 5 and 6 am with Jamie Yuccas

Check it Out!!

This Monday morning (December 9th) at 5 and 6 am on WCCO TV, L'donna Jewelry will be featured as a part of their series on holiday gifts and buying local.

New:  The Pat Necklace
A mix of crystals and pearls with navy and rhinestone vintage elements.  It's full of sparkle; just like Pat!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows

Wednesday, December 4th

AT & T Oracle Center Skyway
Holiday Boutique
901 Marquette
Minneapolis, Mn
10 - 2 pm.

Thursday, December 5th
Meridian One Holiday Boutique
US Bank Conference Center
1 Meridian Crossings
Richfield, MN
10 - 3 pm.

This Erin necklace in moss jasper with vintage pin is just one of many to come take a look at!

Hope to see you there! 


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday

Or, black pearls at least!  These three necklaces look smashing together.  They include: the short organic pearl and coin pearl necklace; the vintage tassel with black pearl; and the black ox chain, pearl, and vintage necklace.  Happy shopping!

The Erin Necklace with Vintage Crown Pin

For the "royals:" a necklace with vintage rhinestone crown and other vintage elements with chain and glass pearls hand-knotted on silk.  You'll feel like a queen wearing it! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giving Thanks

The Anita Necklace

This handmade necklace features pearls, circles, hammered discs and crosses all looped together with gold plate chain.
This is one of my favorite "go to/wear with everything" necklaces and it is named after two of my favorite people, both Anitas'.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Bling

The perfect necklace to dress up that LBD, or wear with jeans and a white blouse, or a sweater.  The Erin necklace in red jade with vintage pins from Red Wing and St Paul, MN.

The Blues

 This Allison necklace features a vintage pin from West St Paul, MN, along with blue and green crystals and shell pearls in gray and white.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Allison Necklace

This is one of my new favorite necklaces!  It features a vintage pin from Turtle Lake, Wisconsin.
The pin is amazing in it's brilliance.  There are four strands of quartz, shell pearls, and Swarovski pearls in gold plate.

Want to see it?  I'll have it at the Holiday Boutique at 8500 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, MN on November 20th and 21st from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm each day.
I'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In Tribute to Donna

When I think of my mother, Donna, I think of her as being full of life and light.  She taught me what is important; family and friends, to concentrate on what is good and what is worth working for; to stay true to who you are, and that sometimes change is good and necessary.

Her birthstone is the pearl; funny that I use it in most of my designs.  She passed in 1983 at the age of 55; yet she lives on in her family and in my jewelry.  She is one of the strongest women that I have ever met.  My mother is the "donna" in L'donna, and she would love this necklace!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Goodies

Want some sparkle?  Vintage elements from St Paul, Cumberland, WI,  and Red Wing, MN.

This new style features Swarovski crystal with a vintage pin from Red Wing, MN.

Not so scary!!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Colors

The Erin Necklace

In cultured pearl with Vintage pin from West St Paul; in ambers and browns.

The Diana Necklace
In cultured pearl with Vintage pin from Red Wing, MN; AB garnet adds a dash of color.

The ever popular, Coco Necklace
In cafe au lait; perfect for fall!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ella M. in New Jade

This necklace is soft and dreamy with new jade, aquamarine, pearls, crystal, and chain.
It also has two charms!   Perfect for fall with a sweater and jeans.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Erin in Jasper

This necklace features a vintage pin in grays and greens; gorgeous with the jasper and so great for fall.  Can be worn long or in a choker length.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Cassidy Necklace

This four strand necklace is amazingly versatile.  It has gray, white, and coffee colored pearls along with crystal and chain, and of course a bit of vintage.  Wear it with a collar and jacket, or any type of neckline.  It will pull your outfit together.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Erin in Natural Stone

A shorter version in moss jasper with vintage bow pin.

              Hand knotted on silk with silver plate chain.

Great for wearing with blacks, grays, and most neutrals.

New: The Erin Necklace

So very versatile; wear it doubled, tripled or as a choker.  Classic elegance with a vintage twist.

Top:  Shown doubled.
Bottom:  Tripled.
Hand knotted with glass pearls.  Silver plated chain with vintage  pin from Rice Lake, WI.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dress Up

Why not dress up that "little black or red dress" with this vintage earring necklace, and 2 strand gray pearl and art deco pin necklace?

New Addition

The "Paris" necklace in silver with vintage rhinestone.

As always, both will work with that white tee and jeans.  Feel free to add a jacket.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jeweled Tassel Necklace

Add some interest to your outfit with one or several tassel necklaces.

Stones include:  London blue topaz, pink tourmaline, purple and green amethyst, and black spinal.  All made with gold or silver plate chain.  

Simple and unique.  And yes; they go with everything!! 


Thursday, September 12, 2013


This style has been so popular that I made another one!
The vintage pin is Trifari along with a vintage flower and cross.  The rest is made of pearls and chain.  
Wear it with that LBD, a tee shirt and jeans, or a silk blouse and pencil skirt.

If we can't be in Paris, we can wear this and dream of it.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Turquoise Love

My last trip to Austin, Texas, inspired me to design this necklace.  It is five strands of turquoise, pearls, and crystals with a vintage brooch.  Wear it with a white tee shirt and skinny jeans or with a pencil skirt and jacket.  

I hope that you all enjoy it!    


Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Evening Wedding

As the temperatures during this past week can suffice, summer seems to bring hot weather, but also travel and weddings. My husband and I have already attended several this summer, and for that reason, I decided that I would put together a few outfits from Zara with a statement necklace from my own L'donna Jewelry collection for a updated take on what to wear to summer weddings. 

On a related note, my daughter Erin introduced me to the Spanish department store Zara this past spring during our travels in Madrid, Spain. I quickly became enamored with its many exciting pieces and vast selection. Zara combines high-quality manufacturing of their garments with affordable pricing, making it one of my new favorite clothing retailers. If only they had more locations in the U.S.!

This L'donna Jewelry statement necklace features a vintage flower pin with chain and pearls, making it very classic and Chanel-esque.

The black dress is perfect with its asymmetrical hem and stays on trend with a cutout back. For a more modern and sexy look, try the red jumpsuit. The necklace, shoe, and bag tie it all together.

I would recommend pairing the red dress with the metallic ankle boots for a more casual affair. This outfit would be perfect for an outdoor wedding, and the necklace truly pops against the red lace dress.

Enjoy the warm summer weather and those weddings!

Susan and Erin

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rhapsody in Paris

This necklace was inspired by the city of Paris and her protégée Coco Chanel. Fittingly, the necklace above is named "Coco" and is one of my daughter's favorite necklaces from my collection. That being said, I have put together two different ways to style this necklace: one is for dress-up and the other is for play.

The first outfit centers around the LBD with the Coco necklace and is perfect for a fun night out downtown. This specific dress is form-fitting and very attractive when worn. I would pair this dress with the Schoolboy Blazer in white; my suggestion would be to roll the sleeves and pull them up. Finally, I believe that the striped pump is the perfect way to tie the outfit together with a bright pop of color. 

The second outfit could be worn for lunch on the terrace or boutique shopping. Mixing prints and using colorblocking in your wardrobe keeps your look current this season. For example, I love the colorblocked top paired with the thistle print pant above. The necklace completes the look, along with the metallic sandal. 

Necklace: "Coco" by L'donna Jewelry; email to place an order.

Both looks were compiled from J. Crew. 

Look One: LBD / Blazer / Striped Pump 

Bisou bisou,

Susan & Erin

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Event & Open House

L'donna Jewelry

Vintage Event & Open House
Thursday, May 9, 2013
3 - 8 pm

Join me to check out new spring designs while enjoying a glass of wine and good friends.
Bring that Vintage Heirloom to put in a necklace.
3 strand pearl and Swarovski Crystal necklace.
Paris inspired "Coco" necklace.
Aquamarine, blue quartz, and Vintage "Ella" necklace.
Call or email me for address.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ladies Night at Mendakota Country Club

April 18th, 2013

6 - 8 pm

2075 Mendakota Drive
Mendota Heights, MN  55120

Come and see this Paris inspired necklace!

I hope to see you there!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Break

I'm dreaming of warm weather; white sand beaches with turquoise blue water, and wearing this gorgeous necklace!  Vintage pin with amazonite, turquoise, mother of pearl, crystal, and blue opal; with gold chains.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Spring Trends

Straight up White

Top: Ella M. in white jade  Middle: Vintage flower, white jade, vintage chain  Bottom: Ella M. in white jade & crystal.

Top:  Ella with vintage flower in pistachio with pearl/crystal  Middle: Ella M. in turquoise & crystal  Middle: Vintage flowers & Swarovski crystal  Bottom:  Ella in crystal & pearl. 
Black and White
Ella M. in crystal & pearl
Print Collage
Tiger print with crystal and pearl.
Vintage flowers & Swarovski crystal, vintage chain.

Contact me if you'd like a closer look!
Susan Plunkett 612-867-3201