I am so glad to have met jewelry designer, Cheryl Thompson, and to discover her talents with Jewels of the Vineyard designs. These pieces are fabulous and I know will be worn over and over again.
CHERYL THOMPSON is a very impressive woman. She told me the following about herself:
“I live and work in the small town of Yountville in the Napa Valley. Yountville is known for having the some of the best restaurants in the country and they are all within walking distance to my house. I never go hungry. Whether it’s a walk through the vineyards or viewing local art, living in one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. brings me joy and inspires me to create.
I have two boys. The oldest is following in his father’s footsteps and is currently attending law school. My youngest tends toward my creative personality and is studying at the Culinary Institute of America to be a chef. I expect low cost legal advice over a great meal.
I’ve been an artist my entire life, although not always a jewelry designer. From hand painted linens and fabrics to a ceramic manufacturing corporation, my hands have always followed my heart or art passion. Making jewelry allows me to use color, texture and style to create, what I call, art for your arm. While it’s easy to find manufactured jewelry that is quite stunning, what excites me is artisanal work, one of a kind or pieces that connect with the person who wears it. Jewelry is an expression of self. From large and flamboyant to subtle and elegant, all of these “personalities” can be found in the work I do.”
Her designs are truly exquisite! I showed you one bracelet on Friday and the other today…which are my favorites. I am very into leather bracelets and there are so many to see and decide between. The clasps and materials are top quality.
But, there are so many of her designs I would wear often and love to own…are you listening, Santa?
I hope you will visit the JEWELS OF THE VINEYARD website and also enter to win a $50 gift card below. Some of my favorite bloggers have owned her pieces. These are bracelets I would wear every day.
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Disclosure: Bracelets were provided by Jewels of the Vineyard, words and opinions are mine own.
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