Simple Necklaces

I'm often asked where I get my style and jewelry design inspiration. I always want to respond that I have a simple style! I love clean lines and wearable jewelry pieces. I want you to be able to integrate my handmade necklaces and handcrafted earrings into your wardrobe and be able to use the pieces every day. Many of these accessories you can mix and match with other necklaces to create a layered look, or wear them alone for a simple singular design statement. How you wear them is up to your imagination!

Here are some of the bestselling simple necklaces from Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry:

Simple Dot Necklace
A flat circular bead in sterling silver or gold vermeil floats along fine chain for a great everyday jewelry look.

A single cluster of circles for a Single Cluster Charm Necklace is always a go-to favorite for a simple charm necklace option!

Little Leaf Necklace.
This popular necklace design is just a little off-kilter for a whimsical and not literal nature-inspired charm necklace.

Butterfly Twist Necklace
Seen on "Private Practice", each of these necklaces is unique because I make each by hand.

There are tons more styles at my website, Handmade Jewelry by Peggy Li Creations!

Jewelry on Outlaw Worn by Ellen Woglom

Jimmy Smits and Ellen Woglom star in NBC's new show "Outlaw", and Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry was there! Unfortunately, the show has been cancelled recently, but the remaining four episodes are airing Saturdays 9pm Pacific time.

Ellen Woglom plays young attorney Mereta Sprows. Here in the episode "In Re: Tracy Vidalin", Ellen wears my Pearl Disk Necklace in 14k gold-filled.

Learn more about Ellen at her Facebook Fan page!

Celebrity Client -- Ballerina Maki Onuki

I was thrilled to discover that a recent client was a member of the Washington, DC ballet! She is in her seventh season with the Washington ballet, and just recently won a bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, WY.

Read more about Maki Onuki at the Washington Ballet website here: Maki Onuki.

What did Ms. Onuki purchase? These garnet and smoky quartz earrings, which are now sold out!

Thank you, Maki!


Registering for Shows at Tucson 2011

I've had some great responses to my plea for help with planning my trip to the Tucson Gem Show 2011. Thank you and please keep 'em coming!

One common piece of advice for navigating the overwhelming Tucson show event is to pre-register for the big shows. Avoid the long lines and get the details on what paperwork they require when you show up at their doors (and even if you pre-register, you'll want all your papers with you at all times!). Most require a business license, others also require a jewelry professionals' membership OR proof of jewelry purchases in the form of invoices with mimimum purchase amounts. A hassle, but I guess its their way of filtering the crowds to just serious buyers.

Here are some shows who have already opened their pre-registration forms for Jan-Feb 2011 Tucson. Registration often ends early Jan, so don't forget to sign up soon!

J.O.G.S Gem Show

AGTA GemFair Tucscon

Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers Show

Gem and Jewelry Exchange

Am I missing any biggies? Post your favorite Tucson shows here!


Celebrity Client -- Actress Meredith Eaton

Picture courtesy of Ms. Eaton. Photo by Brian Gordon.

I'm lucky to have the best clients ever for my handmade jewelry creations! Many of you have supported me for many seasons, including one fabulous actress, Meredith Eaton.

I first became a fan of Meredith on an episode of CSI called "A Little Murder". Meredith first encountered Peggy Li Creations jewelry on the set of "Without a Trace" and has been a fan ever since. This beautiful brunette has been a star on the big and small screen, including other memorable turns as Bethany Horowitz on "Boston Legal" and most recently on an episode of "NCIS". Check out her work on IMDB!

Even more fantastic, Meredith is also a clinical pyschologist. So not only is she creatively talented, but she takes that talent and uses it to help people. See her interview with Matt Roloff (of "Little People, Big World fame") here on You Tube.

What are Meredith's picks? She loves her:

Square Initial Necklace
Snowflake Mother of Pearl Necklace (only a few left!)
Square Monogram Necklace

Thanks again for your support, Meredith!