Friday, January 31, 2014

Perfect for Friday Night

The Allison necklace with sponge coral and carnelian, with vintage pin.

Susan wearing the Allison necklace.
The Katherine Necklace
Six strands of hand knotted pearls along with vintage pins and elements from West St Paul.
This necklace is so popular that I can't keep it in stock!

Both are perfect for a Friday night!  Wear them dressed up or with a silk shirt and jeans.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

For the Wise

New:  The Avignon Necklace
Who .....wouldn't love to wear this pearl necklace with vintage elements and an owl?  Truly the French experience!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Orange Crush

Looking for something to perk you up?

Ella necklace with vintage element, sponge coral, and pearls.

Allison necklace with vintage pin, sponge coral, AB sunstone, crystal, and pearls.

Both necklaces will chase away those winter blues!

Are you looking for L'donna Jewelry?  Frank Murphy, 4750 US 61 North, White Bear Lake just added 3 styles along with matching earrings.  Check it out and find some great fashions, too.
Want to stop in the studio and see the whole line?  Call for appointment.  612-867-3201

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Styles!!

Ella necklace in white jade with vintage element.  Perfect for that beach and warm weather trip!!
Shelby necklace with vintage pins from St Paul, with glass pearls and Swarovski crystals in green and pink.

Dining in St Paul

Enjoying friends and family over break
Left to right:  Shannon, Pat wearing the "Paris" necklace, Susan wearing the ""Katherine" necklace, and Erin wearing the "Coco" necklace.  What a fun evening and a great dinner!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Our past to the present day

This holiday season I had the privilege of making jewelry for 2 clients using their treasured family heirlooms.  

For one client we took several pins and a bracelet from Grandmother and Great Grandmother that had been handed down through the generations.  I designed two necklaces; one for Mother and the other for daughter in a style that suited them, yet still honored the vintage pieces.  Using multicolored glass pearls hand-knotted on silk to make the necklace, I added the vintage pieces as the focal point.

Kelly in her vintage necklace

For the second client, I made a classic and elegant necklace which is her style.  A rhinestone brooch of her mothers and elements from her mothers vintage bracelet were used for the focal point.  The base of the necklace is made of cultured pearls.  I also used elements from the bracelet for matching earrings.

Both of these pieces suit the modern woman, yet are a reminder of the loved one that passed on their treasures.  It is a truly wonderful way to connect us to our loved ones; from past to present.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Family Life

Making Memories
From right:  Erin in 3 strand pearl with vintage bow, Katie, and Susan in "Katherine" necklace with vintage.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

My New Year's Resolution... to "pin" more often on Pinterest!

Check out the L'donna Jewelry on my Pinterest page and start "pinning" away too!

On a different note, here is a fun picture of my sister-in-law Anita and me wearing L'donna pieces at a holiday party in December. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

I am wearing the "Viv" necklace, made of pearls and a vintage element from Red Wing, MN. Anita is wearing the two-strand "Paris" necklace in white pearl with vintage elements.