As a small business we are very interested in supporting fellow small businesses. One way to accomplish this goal is to seek out small artist~owned jewelry companies. This page will provide an introduction of those artists and a small sample of the jewelry that is available at Glitter & Gold. If you like what you see here you will love what you see when you visit us.
& i ~ Jewelry designer Ian Gibson
is the creative force
behind this beautiful line of sterling silver jewelry. He combines
gemstones and pearls with the silver to create designs that
have both an organic and artistic essence. His wife Jessica
is the business mind behind the company. They work with a small
group of talented artisans in their studio in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania to create unique jewelry with an utmost attention
~ This line truly breaks the
cycle of the ordinary. Naomi Celestin, creator and designer
of Restrung, has taken recycled and unused guitar strings that
have been donated by some of the most talented musicians in
the world and turned them into wearable art. The pieces are
all handcrafted by a team of artisan women in her studio in
New Orleans. To preserve the cultural heritage of the area,
a portion of the profits are donated to The New Orleans Musicians
Clinic and The Roots of Music. Rock on!
Rosary ~ Nathanial Epps has been designing and creating
jewelry made of sterling silver and stones for the past 7 years.
vision and unique taste in jewelry has inspired him to
produce creative pieces that reflect his outlook on life. All
of his pieces are handforged in his hometown of Washington DC.
Tree Creations ~ Wire wrapper Marisa Longo is the artistic
force behind this beautiful
line of mixed metal tree pendants and figures.
Her "tree moon pearl pendants" are fashioned from
sterling silver, copper and brass and incorporate a fresh water
coin pearl to represent the full moon! The super moon setting
behind the barren marsh trees was the original inspiration for
these unique pieces of art. Her "trees on a half-shell"
are hand wrapped from similar mixed metals and mounted on a
variety of shells from the local harbor. Handcrafted in Ocean
Hagit Gorali ~ Hagit is a jewelry designer from Israel. She has created a gorgeous line of pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry set in sterling silver and sometimes enhanced with 14kt yellow gold. Her designs incorporate shapes and textures from nature for a very organic look. Each piece is a work of art. Hagit’s studio and factory are located on her family farm in the beautiful countryside of Israel.
Kelly Designs ~Tamara’s wearable art designs capture
the spontaneous and organic exploration of her surroundings
and are inspired by the shapes, textures inherent to the natural
world. She strives to create a certain depth of feeling with
some forms being literal interpretations while others abstract
or whimsical. Tamara
often uses her dreams as a creative intervention during the
design process and either sketches out her ideas or works “free
form” to allow the materials and stones to influence the direction
of each piece. She can often be found in her studio, experimenting
with unexpected combinations of materials and new metal working
techniques to realize her vision in innovative ways.
We are proud to bring these artists to you along with local artists that we are lucky enough to have discovered in our own home town. Come see what else we have to offer when you are at the beach!