I am so excited about today’s blog post because I get the chance to introduce you to one of my new favorite jewelry designers. Nancy Wallis from Wallis Designs creates amazing handmade jewelry that just speaks to me. Her style is a mix of old and new + sleek and modern + a mix of metals and styles. Basically, it’s exactly what I look for in a piece of jewelry!
Nancy is a self-taught jewelry artist who started her Canada-based business over 8 years ago. By being her own boss, she has been able to earn an income on her own time while still being home with her two daughters as they were growing up. She has two shops: Nancy Wallis Designs and Nancy Wallis Designs on etsy. Both her shops are in $CDN but can be viewed in $US. She also ships worldwide, so this isn’t just for my US friends!
I had the opportunity to connect with Nancy after BlogHer, as she is a member of the Artisan Group (one of BlogHer’s sponsors). One of her necklaces was worn on a recent episode of The Vampire Diaries (you can find it here) and she also had some of her handmade bracelets included in the 2016 Golden Globe Awards gift bags. Keep your eyes peeled for some more of her designs to show up for the upcoming Fall TV season!
Speaking of bags, check out the handmade bag she sends her jewelry in!
If you like it, she has a tutorial for how to make them here.
I was full-on dancing with excitement when Nancy said that she designed a special necklace just for me. The necklace she made me has crystal and onyx charms, along with a sterling silver wing. An oxidized silver ring and vermeil chain complete the look and it is a great piece to wear alone or layered with others.
As soon as I received the package, I immediately started wearing it:
She also sent me one of her most popular designs, the Moonstar Bar necklace. This beautiful necklace has eleven tiny, faceted moonstone beads, which have a milky clear appearance and a pretty subtle sparkle. The delicate chain is Vermeil gold (14 k gold plated over sterling silver) and it has a lobster clasp closure. You can see additional photos of this necklace on her website here.
Isn’t it so pretty?! This one is mine and you’ll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands… but Nancy is super nice and will be giving one away an awesome reader!
You have 5 ways you can enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
A winner will be chosen next week, but if you can’t wait feel free to enjoy a 20% off promo code for anything in the Wallis Designs shop right now (promo code does not include shipping costs)! Just use POCKETFULOFJOULES when placing your order.
Disclosure: I received both necklaces for the purposes of a review and I just happened to fall in love with them. Wallis Designs will send the winning reader a Moonstone necklace and will ship it worldwide. Isn’t she swell?