A follow up on Norah from Daily Jewels

One of our first interviews for achicdirection.com was from a jewelry designer named Norah. She creates these wonderful and unique pieces that are available on Etsy.com .

I wasn’t able to feature all of her amazing pieces so I wanted to do a follow up and include more of her fabulous pieces that she has made.

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One of my favorite questions that we asked Norah is listed below

 How do you make affordable jewelry?


Affordable is relative, but I make jewelry that looks like it should be way more expensive than it is. I work hard to source out the best stones for the money. I use some AAA quality gemstones, However, I find that some stones of “lesser quality” have equal beauty for other reasons; be it vibrant color or natural facets or flaws. In addition, using gold-filled metal and not pure gold is the greatest tool in making affordable jewelry. It looks and wears like gold.

To check out the full interview click on the link below.

http://achicdirection.com/2011/05/24/exclusive-interview-get-to-know-etsy-jewelry-designer-norah-downey-from-daily-jewels/

http://www.yourdailyjewels.com

Blog-  http://www.youdailyjwels.blogspot.com

Facebook- http://facebook.com/yourdailyjewels

Twitter-http://twitter.com/yourdailyjewels

STORES
http://www.yourdailyjewels.etsy.com
http://www.pjclarke.etsy.com

Exclusive Interview…Get to know Etsy Jewelry Designer Norah Downey from Your Daily Jewels

Norah is a wonderful jewelry designer from a store on Etsy.com called yourdailyjewels. She is a smart woman who makes wonderful and gorgeous jewelry. I asked Norah a couple of questions that are listed below. Check out what she had to say about her jewelry line and more!

What is your definition of Glamorous?

A glamorous woman is put together, confident and alluring. She lights up the room when she walks in.

Glamorous jewelry is alluring in its unique quality. It draws the eye to it and makes the appropriate statement. Whether it is a small burst of color with a neutral suit, bohemian luxe at a barbeque, or sparkling bling for a special event; glamorous jewelry helps to pull a woman’s look together which, in turn, fills her with confidence.

9 x 15mm Czech glass smooth teardrop briolettes in clear, smooth, frosted white glass are topped with graceful leafy caps and securely hand wrapped with gold vermeil wire wire. The earrings hang a graceful 1 1/2" long including hand formed and hammered silver shepherd's hook ear wires. Wear them where ever you wear your pearls!

Why do you make Jewelry?

At age three, I made a necklace out of one of my mom’s stocking and wore it for days, with accolades from my patient family. I have loved jewelry ever since. “Love” is not the right word, really. From Harry Winston to the Dollar store, it is intriguing to me. I am intrigued by wearing it, owning it, and touching it. The only think I do not like is just looking at it in a window. This is hard for me. Beautiful jewelry that I cannot wear simply hurts my feelings! I found the best remedy for this is to make as much as I want. Now I love making it as much as I love wearing it!

From my Itty Bitty Line, this is the sweetest, tiny druzy ever! The sparkling quartz is just 3/4" long and 1/2" wide. It is hard to measure but it is a little more than a 1/4" from front to back. It is a chubby little thing. The pale grey druzy crystals in the center are very sparkly and perfectly framed in gold. The pendant is suspended from a 22" long gold filled chain that closes securely with a gold filled lobster clasp. Let me know if you would rather is a little shorter. Its diminutive size makes this pendant unique. Its beauty makes a big statement.

What inspires you?

If I were to pick one of many sources of inspiration, it would be color. I cannot remember a time when I was not attracted to sparkling, shining, colorful beads, and baubles. I have always collected these beauties, never really having a plan to use them. My creative endeavors were limited to writing, and painting. It was my patients who got me into making jewelry. I am a pediatric physical therapist and I work with children, some of whom may never walk or ever speak. But they all smile. In order to “buy” some compliance during sometimes-unpleasant therapies, I needed to come up with a bribe, oops, I mean incentive. I started making little bracelets with the beads I collected since I was their age. With every bracelet, I told them funny stories about the beads and they loved receiving these bracelets. It sounds corny, but my patients inspire me to be the best me, everyday.

How do you make affordable jewelry?

Affordable is relative, but I make jewelry that looks like it should be way more expensive than it is. I work hard to source out the best stones for the money. I use some AAA quality gemstones, However, I find that some stones of “lesser quality” have equal beauty for other reasons; be it vibrant color or natural facets or flaws. In addition, using gold-filled metal and not pure gold is the greatest tool in making affordable jewelry. It looks and wears like gold.

These are spectacular. Elegant and classic with a little twist. The gold plated rhodium bezel makes these Keishi pearls even more gorgeous. It is very rare to find Keishi Pearls this size: 20mm x 15mm with the bezel. But it is not in just the size that they are rare. The luster is magnificent as is the colorful pastel-reflective nacre. They are suspended from Bali Gold Vermeil ear wires

What is something you want the readers to know about your line?

Firstly, how my customer feels when wearing my jewelry is foremost in my mind when I am creating. Therefore, quality and comfort are my first priority. Next is color. This is “my thing.” I use as much color as possible in my collections. Lastly is cost. Keeping my costs down is the third component that will allow me to reach my goal. I want women coming to me for their “daily jewels.”

These are a perfect go-to earrings for night time in the Spring and Summer. East to wear and a full, bold, shining, black and gold statement. They are 3/4" diameter and close with a regular clutch backing.


To reach Norah or see her store click on any of the links below


http://www.yourdailyjewels.com

Blog-  http://www.youdailyjwels.blogspot.com

Facebook- http://facebook.com/yourdailyjewels

Twitter-http://twitter.com/yourdailyjewels

STORES
http://www.yourdailyjewels.etsy.com
http://
www.pjclarke.etsy.com.