Peggy Li Creations in the SF Chronicle!

Peggy Li Creations is featured in the Sunday March 27, 2011 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle (my home city paper) in the Style section! Had a great interview with the writer, the multi-talented Jeannie Matteucci. Turned out we had a ton of stuff in common (including the same hometown, can you believe it?). It was fun, and at times difficult, to think back to the beginnings of and remember the struggles, dreams and hopes that starting your own business can bring. It's been a great ride and I've loved sharing with you all my designs and debuts, big hits and blunders, and am so grateful to have made it this far.

Read the article: Peggy Li's 'Real' Job: Jewelry Maker

It can be a lonely task to run your own business. Sometimes it helps to stop, think about what you've accomplished, and try not to be intimidated/afraid/discouraged by what else is out there. I've been lucky to have a creative outlet that is also a business that equals... more creative freedom! But, ultimately, it comes down to my fabulous customers who support me and encourage me.

Thank you!

Polyvore Jewelry Collage: Botanical Beauties

I've pulled together some of my favorite botanical-inspired jewelry creations! Wear a gorgeous Rose Flower Pendant Necklace, a serene Lotus Flower Pendant Necklace or some leafy earrings. Love.

FAQ: What jewelry did Audra McDonald wear on Private Practice?

Reposting this in tribute to the beautiful and multi-talented actress/singer/performer Audra McDonald, who left Private Practice this season! Will miss her!

Audra McDonald has worn multiple handmade jewelry pieces by Peggy Li Creations on ABC's "Private Practice", the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff starring Kate Walsh, Audra McDonald, Tim Daly, KaDee Strickland and Amy Brenneman.

Some of my favorite jewelry pieces Audra McDonald has worn are:

Bubble Earrings in white pearl.

Rutilated Quartz Earrings

Amethyst Bubble Necklace

Chocolate Kiss Pearl Necklace

See all of my handmade jewelry on Private Practice here.


FAQ: What jewelry was on Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Season 4?

Having my jewelry designs on the hit TV show "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" started my whole journey as a handmade jewelry designer. I've been digging through the archives and found these great pics (before HD TV!) of some classic Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry that appeared on season 4 of the show. This is what started it all! Remember the stretchy Swarovski Crystal bracelet trend? I used a lot of crystals in these designs, "floating" necklaces and bits of silver. I was so amazed and proud to see these earrings, necklaces and bracelets being worn by the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan. What a thrill each week to watch the show and see what would unfold!

A lot of the designs are no longer available but that doesn't mean I can't still make 'em ;).

Browse through these Buffy season 4 screenshots and enjoy jewelry worn on Buffy!

From the Season 4 episode, "The Freshman", Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers wears my Illusion Choker Necklace in pinks. This floating invisible wire necklace features sterling silver and Swarovski crystals.
Sarah Michelle Gellar jewelry on Buffy

From the Season 4 episode "Harsh Light of Day", Willow (Alyson Hannigan) wears a handmade necklace made of copper wire. I created each link by hand, swirling copper wire and attaching small dangles to each section. The piece was a popular item on the website, and the copper aged over time into a rich dark patina.

Season 4 episode "Harsh Light of Day", Buffy wakes up wearing only a Peggy Li Creations ribbon cuff! This cuff was made from wide woven ribbon, backed with soft supple suede and closed with hook and eye closures.

In episode "Fear, Itself", Buffy wears a one-of-a-kind woven sterling silver and Swarovski crystal choker necklace. I wove fine silver wire into an almost spider-web like pattern, weaving in tiny Swarovski crystals into the web for a glittering effect.

For the episode "Beer Bad", Buffy briefly wears a special floating necklace I made using just some simple sterling silver swirls and sterling silver crimp beads. A truly unique necklace that just glittered subtlety in the light.

From Season 4 Buffy episode "Wild at Heart", Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers wears a 4-Crystal Floating Necklace in a combination of pink Swarovski crystals. More illusion wire and floating crystals!

In the same episode, we see Buffy being very reflective and wearing my Illusion Choker Necklace in the Blues colors. At this point, I was amazed that they'd used so many of my pieces of jewelry on the show!
Buffy Jewelry, Sarah Michelle Gellar

One of the best Buffy episodes ever, Season 4 "Hush". Buffy wears a handmade turquoise suede cuff that features vintage felt flowers. I found these vintage felt flowers in a crumbling cardboard box in the back of a tiny bead shop in the heart of Hollywood. Real wool, some of the flowers had been destroyed by moths. The remaining, pristine flowers I sewed by hand onto a suede cuff. I love how the color of the bracelet matched her top perfectly!

Big baddie Harmony (Mercedes McNab), Spike's girlfriend, wears an illusion choker necklace featuring floating feathers and sterling silver. I loved how these feathers stood against your throat and seemed to float there -- an interesting accent for a vampire, no?

In the Buffy episode "Something Blue", Willow (Alyson Hannigan) finds herself jealous of her BFF Buffy finding a love interest (in hunky Riley). Here, Willow wears a handmade turquoise necklace I made using leather, turquoise beads and knotted. It's perfectly Willow style, with bright color and an earthy edge.

I'll add more when I find them! Want to see all the Peggy Li Creations jewelry featured on TV? Check out my Jewelry Seen on TV page!


FAQ: What jewelry did KaDee Strickland wear on Private Practice?

UPDATED! Lovely KaDee Strickland plays Dr. Charlotte King on ABC's "Private Practice". Charlotte has worn the following jewelry pieces available at Peggy Li Creations handmade jewelry through seasons 2-6:

Large Lotus Hoop Earrings -- a sweeping set of hoop-style earrings available in both silver and gold plate.
KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King

These seem to be Charlotte's (and KaDee's) favorite earrings. She wears these earrings in both silver and gold plate: Small Lotus Hoop Earrings

Open Lotus Earrings -- a great alternative to the Lotus Hoop Earring style, these are a dangle-style earring with an elegant open shape.

Here, KaDee wears a necklace and earring set by Peggy Li Creations. Each are handmade with square wire, the Butterfly Twist Necklace, Butterfly Twist Earrings

Dove Charm Necklace -- funny, doves are a symbol for peace and Charlotte is usually so combative! But here, she wears my Dove Charm necklace in a rich gold plated silver.
KaDee Strickland Necklace on Private Practice

I love how KaDee (and therefore, Charlotte's) jewelry style is clean, simple and open! I especially love how the gold necklaces and gold earrings look on her -- the rich tones really compliment her golden Texan beauty! See these handmade earrings and handmade necklaces and all my handmade jewelry at!

Want more jewelry on Private Practice? Click here to see all my pieces used on the show!