An artisan jewelry journey in color, texture and fun. Beaded jewelry with handcrafted sterling silver is my focus and joy.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Always Good to Stick with the Classics

Dina Cuomo of New York, the Etsy jewelry artist behind Elektra Jewelry Design, became entranced with jewelry and jewelry design following a trip to Greece at the age of 15. The classical pieces in 18K and 24K gold she found there fascinated her, and she brought many pieces back with her to enjoy for many years. The seeds that were planted after that influential trip sprouted and grew into an indie business after a chance escape from the cold on a ski vacation led her to take a jewelry-making class. Love of design and love of process came together, and in March 2007, she opened her Etsy shop.

Her designs are gracious and elegant compositions of semiprecious gemstones, sterling silver and top quality gold vermeil. Her design goal is to create pieces that are timeless and well-made so that they can be worn for years to come, just as she enjoyed those classical pieces from Greece.

For elegant, classic design in jewelry, you would do well to spend some time at Elektra Jewelry Design and find out more about Dina on her blog.

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