Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!!

Goodbye 2016; hello 2017!!
Reflecting back on 2016, I want to thank you for your business.
I hope you are loving your L'donna jewelry and wearing it in good health and happiness.
You make it all worthwhile.
Thank you. 
Have a wonderful new year filled with everything that you love.
I wish you all of life's best.
Allison necklace
Crazy lace agate, pearl, drusy, and crystal with vintage brooch.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hang Time

I hope you are enjoying these last few days of 2016.
And, I hope that you have some "hang time" to relax and reflect back on the year.
May your new year be filled with love, light, and laughter.
Isabella necklace.
Tibetan beads with turquoise and shell pearl. Hand-knotted pearl tassel.

Friday, December 23, 2016


Christmas is a time of coming together.
Today my daughter Erin comes home as we all gather to celebrate Christmas.
This necklace is named after her.  
It has sparkle, just like she does.
Erin necklace
Vintage brooch with Swarovski pearls.
Can be worn doubled or as a choker, too.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Colors of the Season

The greens in this necklace are truly soothing.
It features a set of vintage sweater pins in emerald green.
Is she hoping it's wrapped and under the tree?
Katie necklace
Vintage pins with pearl and crystal.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tis the Season

To Wear Red!
How about this Allison necklace with vintage Weiss flower?
Allison necklace
Vintage Weiss flower with AB garnet, red jade, pearl, and crystal.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Do you love all things green?
This Isabella necklace is perfect this time of year and all year long!
Isabella necklace
Vintage greens brooch with pearl and Swarovski crystal hand-knotted on silk tassel.
Shell and cultured pearl wire-looped body.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Perfect Gift

Are you looking for that perfect gift?
One size fits all; complete with bow.
Laura necklace
Vintage bow and paisley.
Crystal, pearl, and vesuvianite.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On the Wild Side

Want to bring out your "wild side"?
This Ella necklace has such an earthy balance, along with a vintage calf-hair element.
Why not try it on?

Ella necklace
Vintage calf-hair element with jasper, bronzite, baroque pearl, and porcelain.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Party

Are you ready to sparkle?
Do you need the finishing touch to make your outfit?
How about a tassel earring?
Tassel earring
Swarovski crystal hand-knotted on silk with Swarovski pave crystal balls.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

One of a Kind

I am crazy about vintage pieces.  
When I come across one that's beautifully designed and unique, I can't wait to design a new piece with it.  The Audrey design allows the beauty of this cameo to shine.  This vintage brooch was designed in Germany, and has intricate workmanship.
Audrey necklace
Vintage German cameo with 3 strands of hand-knotted Swarovski pearls.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Star Power

Are you looking for a necklace that says "Wow"?
This Audrey will brighten up any outfit.
Audrey necklace
Swarovski pearls with vintage Weiss brooch.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Thanksgiving is simply my favorite holiday.
 I am most thankful for family.
May your holiday be filled with family and love.
Allison necklace turquoise, amethyst, and vintage brooch.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Seeing Red

Are you looking for that perfect holiday necklace?
I will be at 8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard
Bloomington, MN
 November 16 & 17    10 am - 1:30 pm
Come take a look!
Diana Bow necklace
Vintage bow and Swarovski pearls

Friday, November 11, 2016

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar
Heartdance & Friends
Friday, Nov. 11     10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, Nov. 12    10 am - 5 pm
1327 Sylvandale Road
Mendota Heights, MN

Stop by and shop 9 different artists.
I'd love to see you!
Coco bracelet

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Turning Red

Look what else is turning red!
The Ella bracelet with Tibetan bead and coral.
Ella bracelet with Tibetan bead and turquoise.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Katie Necklace

It's finally here!  
The necklace named after my daughter, Katie.
Like Katie; beauty with great depth.
Katie necklace.
Vintage elements with pearl, rose quartz, AB muscovite, and  vintage crystal.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Parents Weekend

Isabella necklace with Tibetan  beads,  red jade, and shell pearl.
Hand-made tassel with cultured pearl and red jade.
We had an amazing time in Austin, TX!
The hardest part is leaving.
This picture was taken in front of the Driscoll Hotel.  What a gem!
Katie, Paul, and Susan.
Isabella necklace is my own, but the above is similar.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Austin Necklace

Named after one of my favorite cities, the Austin necklace has lots of energy.
Smoky quartz, pearls, and a vintage element.  
Just perfect for Fall!
Austin necklace

Friday, October 21, 2016

Classic Pearls

Are you that classic woman?
Looking for a statement necklace that has a bit of bling, too?
The Pearl
Three strands of pearl, crystal, and bling.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Show Time

It's show time!!
It is finally here; Thursday evening; October 20.
6:30 - 8:30
Mendota Heights, MN
Stop by and see this brand new Ella necklace.
Ella necklace
Pyrite, black onyx, Labradorite, Botswana agate, tourmalinated quartz, and chain.

Friday, October 14, 2016


Are you looking for a mix of earthy elements?
The Lulu necklace in drusy, pearl, and chain.
Drusy, coin pearl, and chain.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

All Dressed Up

Is it time to dress up?
Even if it's not, this Isabella necklace is a lot of fun.
It features a vintage art deco shoe clip.
Isabella Necklace
Cultured pearl, with vintage art deco shoe clip.
Tassel: hand-knotted on silk, with cultured pearl and Swarovski crystal.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Back By Popular Demand

The Paris Necklace
The one and only, designed after the beautiful city of light.
Paris necklace with 2 vintage elements, pave cross, pearl, and fleur-de-lis

Friday, September 30, 2016


There is nothing better than being with family.
Yesterday, we were fortunate to attend a practice round and the opening ceremony at the Ryder Cup being held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN.
 I am inspired by these wonderful people that just happen to be family.
They grace many necklaces I design and name after them.

On that note, here's another one of the girls' favorite pieces.
Ella necklace
Vintage calf-hair element with bronzite, baroque pearl, and jasper.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tied With a Bow

I found this vintage bow brooch in Duluth, MN, last spring.
It has been waiting to be made into a special necklace.  It is perfect in the Audrey.
What do you think?
Audrey necklace.
Swarovski pearls hand-knotted on silk with vintage bow brooch.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Black and Rhinestone

The Audrey bracelet
The vintage brooch makes it one of a kind!
Audrey bracelet with vintage brooch and black onyx.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


As summer comes to a close, I start thinking of jewel colors.
This necklace is rich with color.
Necklace in crystal, coin pearl, and shell pearl with vintage pins.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

On the Wild Side

Once again, animal print is all over fashion.
This Emily necklace will make you ready to roar.
Emily necklace with agate, crystal,  porcelain, shell, wood, glass pearl, and chain.

Friday, September 9, 2016


I'm on a bracelet kick.
Wearing this vintage flower and pearl bracelet always makes me feel put together.
Vintage pearl bracelet

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Art Deco

Everyone needs a bracelet.
This one features a vintage art deco clasp along with black onyx and Swarovski crystal.
One of a kind!
Vintage art deco bracelet

Friday, September 2, 2016

Old Hollywood

Looking for a bit of glamour?
This Isabella necklace is for you!
Isabella necklace with vintage art deco shoe clip.
Hand-knotted Swarovski crystal tassel and glass pearl wire-looped body.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Orange Crush

Orange is a color that makes me come alive!
This "petite" Shar necklace will perk you up.
Wear it all year long with black, white, tan, navy, and gold.
Shar necklace with vintage flowers, AB sunstone, carnelian, and pearl.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Classic Vintage

Finding a unique piece of vintage inspires me.
It can take days or years to design a piece worthy of the vintage.
This Eleanor necklace is one of my favorites.
Eleanor necklace with vintage brooch and Swarovski and shell pearls.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Summer Fun

It's rare that Katie can find the time to visit home.
When she is here, the days fly by.
We had so much fun together!
Susan wearing:  Isabella tassel necklace. $190
                        Long large pearl necklace  $215

Friday, August 19, 2016


Don't you just love Fridays?
The whole weekend stretches out before us.
What will you do this weekend?
I think I'll wear one of my favorite necklaces; like this Allison.
Allison necklace with vintage brooch.  Blue florite, AB florite, Peruvian opal, crystal, and pearl.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Statement Necklace

Everyone needs a statement necklace.
The Arielle necklace mixes vintage rhinestones with pearls.
Arielle necklace with a mix of pearls and vintage rhinestones.

Friday, August 12, 2016

A New Beginning

The end of high school, and now off to college.
Such an exciting time of life!
Natalie will be taking a piece of home with her in this Anita necklace.  
It features a brooch from her maternal grandmother.
I can't wait to hear all about your new life!
Wishing you all of life's best.  You are amazing.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


In a complicated world, it's nice to have something easy.
Easy to wear, easy to put on, goes with everything in your closet.
The Isabella.
Isabella necklace.
Hand-made Tibetan turquoise and silver beads, with shell pearl.Cultured pearl hand-knotted tassel with turquoise.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Red Hot

Can it get any hotter?
Turn up the heat with this Allison necklace with vintage WEISS flower.
Allison necklace with vintage WEISS flower.
AB garnet, red jade, pearl, and crystal.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Laid Back

Summer is the perfect time to relax.
This necklace is laid back, yet packs a surprise punch.
Ella necklace.  Vintage calf hair element, Bronze, jasper, baroque pearl, and silver-plated chain.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tried and True

Do you need a piece of jewelry that you can take anywhere?
To a wedding, a dinner, a night out, or with jeans?
This Erin necklace is the one.  It can be worn doubled, tripled, or as a choker.
Where will it take you?
Erin necklace with vintage rhinestone brooch.
Swarovski pearls hand-knotted on silk, shell pearl, and crystal. Fleur-de-lis charms.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Red, White, and .......

Ella necklace with vintage flower, in drusy, crazy lace agate, blue quartz, crystal, and pearl.
Silver-plated chain.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A "Go To"

What do you use as your "go to" necklace?
It's when you need a little something to bring that outfit together.
How about the Grace necklace?
The Grace necklace, a mix of pearl and crystal.

Friday, June 24, 2016


It's Friday! Here comes the weekend!
If you're like me, the weekend is full of events and friends.
Oh what to wear? How about this Isabella necklace?
Isabella necklace with vintage HAR brooch, with baroque cultured pearls, and turquoise/ sterling silver Tibetan beads.
Hand-made tassel with shell pearl and turquoise.