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Help me make 2009 even better than 2008! Just answer a few questions on my SurveyMonkey survey so I can serve your Peggy Li Creations jewelry needs better.

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I appreciate your support! Look forward to making new designs for you in 2009.

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More Peggy Li Creations Jewelry on Private Practice and Without a Trace

Another episode of "Private Practice" and even more Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry on TV! This time, the lovely Audra McDonald wore my Lemon Zest Necklace in gold-fill. What a great color against her skintone! See other Peggy Li Creations jewelry on TV here.

PLC also appeared on "Without a Trace" this past week, featuring my Pearl Stack Earrings.

Private Practice Features Peggy Li Creations Handmade Jewelry

Check out the Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry that appeared on last night's episode of "Private Practice"! The lovely Audra McDonald and a guest star sported necklaces and earrings by Peggy Li Creations.

Coming Down the Homestretch of the Holidays

Thanks for a great show at Appel and Frank! The holidays will be soon upon us, please place your orders as soon as possible at Peggy Li Creations.

I'll be adding new items up to the last minute! See the Champagne Pearl Necklace and more.

Happy Holidays!

Peggy Li Creations in VenusZine!

Peggy Li Creations Quartz Crystal Drop Necklace appears in fabulous indie 'zine VenusZine. Go to page 66 to see the "Snow Queen" feature. Click here to read about it!


Get Free Tix to Appel and Frank from Peggy Li Creations

I'll be attending the Appel and Frank Stockings and Stilletos show Dec 11th! Come see great independant designers and shop for Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry. Get in FREE when you order your tickets online at http://www.appelandfrank.com. Just use coupon code "DESIGNERSF" when you checkout. Tix are usually 2 for $15 onlinr or $10 at the door, so this is a great deal! Find out more about the event at http://www.appelandfrank.com.

Hope to see you there!

Save 20% Off Peggy Li Creations Until Dec. 2nd!

Black Friday comes early! Get 20% off your Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry order with coupon code "holiday20" at checkout. Hurry, this special coupon offer has been extended until December 2nd, 2008!

I've got some great new items, including Autumn Leaf Earrings, a Diamond Hamsa Hand necklace, and more.

Peggy Li Creations Handmade Jewelry on Without A Trace Episode "Rewind"

How thrilling! It's November sweeps and WAT fans finally get a glimpse into the Danny and Elena relationship... and Danny gives Elena a gift to celebrate his first "I love you." What makes a more perfect gift than a Peggy Li Creations handmade necklace?

I am thrilled that Without a Trace used my Rough Diamond Disk Necklace as this special gift. See more pictures here.

Peggy Li Creations on "Without a Trace" Season 7

More Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry sightings on "Without a Trace"!

Here are a few pics, featuring my Peacock Eye Earrings and Brushed Gold Teardrop Necklace. Click here for more PLC on Without a Trace.

See Peggy Li Creations in Burlingame, Nov 16 and 23rd

There are only two more weekends left to see me at the Burlingame Farmer's market! Weather permitting, come visit on Sunday November 16 and November 23rd (TBD) and see my latest pieces.

I give a great discount at the table, so this is your chance to stock up on great holiday gifts!

Location: On the corner of Park Rd and Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame Sundays 9AM-1:00PM. Look for the blue cloth-covered table.
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For more information, visit my Events page.

Email me with any requests to see specific items! Hope to see you there.


Follow Me on Twitter!

Do you Twitter? It's this new networking site that allows you to update your status in real time. I admit, I'm not Twittering as often as I should, but it's a pretty cool site.

Check it out and start following me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/plcpeggy


New Peggy Li Creations Bride

Janine had a specific request -- she wanted her necklace to be spectacular down the *back* as well as the front!

Check out the sparkling result!

Peggy Li Creations Bridal Jewelry

Holiday Jewelry Gift Ideas from Peggy Li Creations

It's already November and I've picked out some great Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry for your gift-giving needs. Order early for best selection and on-time delivery!

See my Holiday Pick list here.

Peggy Li Creations Joins Kiva.org

I have been reading about microloans, small monetary loans to struggling small business owners across the globe. With a small donation of $25 (or more), you can help a farmer or clothing maker, etc. get on their feet and become self-sufficient when they normally wouldn't have a chance qualifying for a loan in their own country.

As a small business owner myself, I thought it would be great to give it a try. Kiva.org, a non-profit based in San Francisco, has gotten good press, so I signed up today.

I choose to help Gloria, a clothing seller in Peru.

By supporting Peggy Li Creations, you support charities like Kiva.org.

Thank you!

Without a Trace Episode "Last Call"

Hi all,

did you catch the Without a Trace episode "Last Call"? The lovely Roselyn Sanchez was wearing earrings made by me! The grey topaz version she wears is sold out, but I have made the design available now in Smoky Quartz and Champagne Citrine.
Click here to view the earrings!


Gold Vermeil Options Added to These Designs

Great Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry styles are now available in rich gold vermeil! Get the look of real gold for a fraction of the cost.

Fern/Feather Necklace

Lemon Drop Earrings

Moroccan Sapphire Earrings

Sunspot Necklace


New Peggy Li Creations Bride

Kristi had a problem when she spoke to me about her bridal jewelry -- she needed it ASAP! Luckily, she found a super simple (and easy for me to make!) pearl necklace that compliments her classic, elegant style.

See her pictures online here.

Recycled Leather Jewelry Creations

"Going Green" and "Eco-jewelry" are buzzwords of the moment. The threat to the environment is real and every day, and here at Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry, I have always been committed to recycling all my metal scraps and packaging materials.

I'm also happy to introduce new creations made out of recycled leather remnants! Salvaged from handbag/shoe/clothing designers, these samples and scraps are very very cool, don't you think? I'm excited to start transforming them into Limited Edition one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

I've started with these Leather Leaf Earrings. Let me know what you think!


Best of the Baylist Picks Peggy Li Creations 3rd!

Thank you for all the votes and taking the time to write reviews! Peggy Li Creations was selected third in the "Best of the Baylist" vote for favorite designer jewelry in the San Francisco bay area.

Please don't forget to also vote for me as "Most Glamourous Startup" in the Startup Nation contest (you can vote every day and voting ends at the end of October).

Thanks again,

Paris Inspirations

I'm back from a wonderful trip to Paris! Sigh, I miss it already. Luckily, there was a TON of wonderful inspiration from my time in France. Stay tuned, many exciting new designs and news (fall TV season is on the way!) from Peggy Li Creations.

Stunning shades of grey from Winged Victory

Geometric patterns at the Arc de Triomphe

Jewel-toned sunset on the Seine

More to come, au revoir!
Peggy Li

Peggy Li Creations on Vacation!

Au revoir! I'm off on vacation from 9/24-10/2. You may place orders during this time at peggyli.com and I will fill them in the order received when I return. Your credit card is NOT charged until I ship your order.

Merci beaucoup! Look for great Parisian inspiration to come when I return!

all the best,

Peggy Li Creations Featured on Coveiter

Stylish fashion blog Coveiter has picked Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry as some of its fashion finds!

Read the article and then go shopping -- tons of great new designs now at Peggyli.com.

all the best,

FAQ: Can I Blog About Your Jewelry?

The answer, of course, is YES! I love having bloggers reviewing and writing about Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry. If you are posting a review to your blog, you are welcome to use images from my site (with proper citation and a link back to www.peggyli.com).

It is extremely helpful if you drop me an email to let me know about your post. I will add your blog to my press page as time allows. I'm always interested in new blogs, plus any advertising or giveaway opportunties.

Thank you!

FAQ: What Length Should I Order My Necklace?

As a handmade jewelry designer, I am the one who makes the decision whether a Peggy Li Creations necklace design is long, short, or somewhere in between. The most common necklace lengths (and what you see in stores) is 16", 18" and 20" long. Need help choosing the right necklace length? See the image below (the bust is wearing my Simple Dot Necklaces) for reference. The model is a full-sized clothing model.

A choker, collar or petite length necklace would be around 14" to 15". Your necklace would sit just around the base of the neck. You may also want this shorter length for child-sized jewelry.

Industry standard length starts at a 16" length. This size fits most! I find that this length hits just below the collarbones on most people. Almost all of the necklace offerings on my website have this length as an option.

18" or 20" is a good choice if you prefer a looser fit. This is also the style known as "princess" length (17" to 19"). This necklace style also gives you a few more options to mix and match necklaces with different lengths/layers.

20" to 24" lets pendants and charms hang a little more freely, giving a more casual vibe. This is also called a "matinee" necklace length.

28" to 34" is an "opera" length. This size may allow you to create a double-stranded necklace option and gives a lot of versatility (like with a lariat).

Over 45" is often called a "rope" length, and is the longest option available for necklaces. You often see this length of necklace used in pearl strands.

At Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry, I am happy to work with you to get the length you need. If you don't see the size you need, email me before you place your order and we can start from there on creating a custom jewelry design for you.

All the best,

Go for the 14K Gold at Peggy Li Creations

The Olympics were so fun and inspiring! I thought I'd help YOU go for the gold, the 14k gold, that is, with some new (and not so new) Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry.

I've just added these NEW yummy chocolate pearls with glittering yellow diamond cubes, all on 14k gold:

And don't forget these classic PLCs, all on 14k gold!

14k Gold and Tourmaline Earrings

14k Gold and Sapphire Earrings

And for the ultimate splurge, 14k Gold and 18k Gold Diamond Disk Necklace

Treat yourself to the beauty and durability of real gold!

all the best,

Please Vote for Me as Most Glamourous Startup!

Yep, another competition! Please vote for me in this Startup Nation competition for home-based businesses. Thanks!

New Shopping Cart from Peggy Li Creations

Finally! My last new site improvement is now live. I've got a mini cart on my site, so you know when you have items in the cart and can view your items without ever leaving the item pages. I hope this will help your handmade jewelry shopping experience on Peggyli.com. Let me know what you think!


Peggy Li Creations Makes a Great Gift!

Looking for that perfect gift for your friend, girlfriend, wife, mom? Look no further! Great gifts can be found at Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry.

From necklaces to earrings to rings, I have a wide selection of simple, classic, totally wearable designs at reasonable prices (find a gift for under $50!). And now that you can sort my items by price, searching for that gift is easier than ever.

Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have -- I'm happy to tweak a design or give an opinion on what would make the best gift for any occasion. Gift boxes are available for $.75 each -- a 100% recycled cardboard gift box, printed with Peggy Li.

Start by checking out What's New or my Best Seller's list. Can't find what you want? Send a Gift Certificate, available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations.

all the best,

Peggy Li Creations in Time Out NY

Latest Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry makes an appearance in the Aug 13-19 issue of Time Out New York magazine. They are featuring my Knotty Girl earrings!

Read the article online here!

Vote for Peggy Li Creations as Best Jewelry Designer

I have been nominated as Best Jewelry Designer in an SFgate.com bAylist contest. Please vote for Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry as the best Bay Area jewelry designer!

BayList Best Nominated: Best Designer Jewelry in The Bay Area

New Features at Peggyli.com

I'm very excited to announce updates to my handmade jewelry site, peggyli.com.

NEW: Share Button
Post Peggy Li Creations items to your favorite social networking sites, including Facebook, Myspace, Kaboodle and more! Not into those sites? You can also email a page to a friend with this easy-to-use button.

NEW: Sort Menu
Now you can sort categories by Most Recent Additions, Name and PRICE (sorts lowest to highest)! Just click on the menu and highlight your choice. It's that simple!

I'm always trying to improve the browsing and shopping experience for my users -- just send me an email at info@peggyli.com and let me know what you think!

Peggy Li Handmade Jewelry Reviewed on Bridal Blogs

Two great blogs that feature tips and hints for brides have featured Peggy Li Creations!

Check out With This Ring and Mrs. Designher!

New Bridal Jewelry at Peggy Li Creations

July is a busy time of year at Peggy Li Creations -- just a few months away from the busy fall wedding season! Brides with weddings in August and September have been sending in requests for custom bridesmaid jewelry as well as for jewelry for themselves.

I've added new pictures to the Weddings Photos section of my site with pictures of brides and bridesmaids wearing their Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry!

Plus, check out new designs I've added to the Weddings section of peggyli.com.

I often work with brides on custom work and will try my best to fit your budget! What's the best way to work on custom jewelry for your wedding?

  • At least two months out, contact the designer. This gives enough time to order supplies and special items that may be needed. If you expect many revisions on what you want, give even more time!
  • Let the designer know your budget per person, color scheme and other perferences (gold or silver? Pearls or no pearls?).
  • Let them know the date you need all the items to arrive! Again, pad in some time if you think your bridal party may need ajustments.

All the best,

Two Bay Area Bead Stores Closed!

I am sad to report that within a month of the closure of fave bead store Beadissimo in the Mission in San Francisco, I just got an email from The Bead Shop in Palo Alto announcing their closure after 26 years!

Both of these shops have provided me with unique supplies, custom requests and classes that helped me grow my skills.

The Bead Shop will continue online, and it appears like the classes from both shops will try and continue... I'll be staying tuned!

Retail shops in the Bay Area that you can continue to get your bead fix from:

General Bead
Baubles and Beads
The Beading Frenzy
Yone Beads

keep on beadin'!

Join My Facebook Fan Page!

Hi all,

I've updated my Peggy Li Creations fan page on Facebook! Join it here and stay connected to the latest happenings and handmade jewelry.

Take care,
peggy li

New Peggy Li Creations Press!

Hi all, happy 4th of July!

I just wanted to post two latest articles on Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry on two awesome fashion blogs,


PLC Affiliate Program Ends

Hi all,

just a quick note to tell folks I have discontinued the Peggy Li Creations affiliate program. A big thank you to all who participated.

Stay tuned for more updates from Peggy Li Creations Handmade Jewelry.


Peggy Li Creations Interview @ Charmingly Chic

Kristy has generously posted this interview about me and my handmade jewelry biz. Check it out at Charmingly Chic!

And don't forget to check out what else is new at Peggy Li Creations!

Peggy Li Creations on "Medium"

Kelly Preston guest-starred on "Medium". In the season finale, she wears my Double Circle Necklace.

Peggy Li Creations in Audrey Magazine

Check out Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry on newsstands in the April/May 08 issue of Audrey Magazine!

An Excellent Jewelry Business Resource

Hi all,

I just wanted to share with you an excellent resource for any small business jewelry maker. Rena Klingenberg has amased hundreds of articles and tips from jewelry makers like you and me and shares them on her website Home Jewelry Business Success Tips. Subscribe to her newsletter for updates and new articles. Her latest newsletter featured tips on getting jewelry made in China, plus a reader tip on making great packaging for shows!

It's really a treasure-trove of information.


Peggy Li Creations 2nd Movie Placement!

This just goes to show you never know where a reference will come from. An old acquaintence from my Los Angeles days just happens to be a film director, and his next effort will be a horror-flick called "Bad Meat." As appetizing as that sounds, the best part for me is that I'll have my designs on some of the heroines!

And very appropriately, the pieces they'll be using are:

See other Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry on TV and film at Peggy Li Creations!

Peggy Li Creations Jewelry Supplies on Sale!

After 8 years in the business, I have a LOT of beads! Help me get rid of some beads, the little one-offs and orphans, or even full unused strands! Get quality materials at cost or below-cost -- GREAT deals can be found here!

Go to my etsy shop of jewelry supplies on sale at peggyli.etsy.com.


DAI Style Lounge Event, San Francisco

I wanted to post the press release for a cool designer event happening at the W Hotel in San Francisco March 29th! Awesome local designers will be there, including me, Peggy Li Creations. Use the discount code at the bottom for savings on the tickets! See you there!

WHEN: Saturday March 29th 2008

TIME: 12noon- 6:00pm

W Hotel: San Francisco
181 3rd Street (Third Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Welcome to Style Lounge San Francisco,™ an event where artists and designers come together for a unique shopping event showcasing fashion, jewelry, accessories, art and more at the world renowned W Hotel in Downtown San Francisco. Take pleasure in an array of cocktails, complimentary massage, manicures and other beauty services while shopping independent design and enjoying DJ beats. VIP guests will receive gift bags, complimentary cocktails and will automatically be eligible to enter the VIP raffle, winning up to $500 in designer goods, prizes and gift certificates. In addition, local artists will have their work on display including the fashion photography of Bay Area native Rachael Hacking.

For more details and tickets, please visit www.mystylelounge.com

Tickets: The following are promotional ticket prices and are only sold in
pairs. Buyers must use the promotional code to receive the discount.
General: 2 for $15
VIP: 2 for $60


Read My Interview on Pogo.com

Learn a little more about my "other life" as a product marketing manager for online games site Pogo.com. It's free to sign up and play great games like online solitaire, word games and more.

Read the article here. Thanks to Tahd for putting this together!