Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Handmade Romantic Victorian Gemstone Jewelry


I seem to keep gravitating toward a romantic, religious style lately.  My favorite look is to juxtapose gemstones with oxidized metals. Here are some new pieces of jewelry I've created with that theme.  (Click title to see more info on each piece.)


Long Red Ruby Bronze Fleur de Lis Earrings
I am obsessed with rubies. *That color!*


SACRED HEART NECKLACE Sword Medieval Cross Ex Voto
The sideways gold cross and garnet teardrop stone really make this necklace special.


FEARLESS, Lion Head Sword BRONZE Rosary Necklace
Another personal favorite is the FEARLESS Necklace. I wish the photo showed the incredible 
sparkle of these crystals. 


This was a fun necklace to create using an antique hardware key hole.  Paired with vintage chain, crystals and a pearl for the perfect juxtaposition. 

Ornate Bronze Key and Cross Necklace  I love this necklace for everyday wear.

Sentimental Lady - Light Blue Rosary Gemstone Earrings
These were sold the first day I listed them by one of my regular customers so I had to make another pair!



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Old World Jewelry - Antique Vintage Style

New Collection Is Here! - Old World Jewelry with an Edge

Thought it was time to share some new pieces. It's been a very busy summer as I could not wait to get started on this new collection.  I am literally obsessed with the old world look as I believe it lends itself to a modern edgy look while maintaining a sentimental vintage feel. Almost all the jewelry I design, I imagine worn with a little black dress or leather jacket or denim jeans and ankle boots...modern / feminine / with an edge...that's how I like my jewelry.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Earthy Jewelry - Fall Colors 2016


Antique Oxidized Silver - Raw Stone Jewelry by ViaLove Designs

With Fall just around the corner, I am focused on these beautiful Pantone 2016 Colors!

And as usual, I love coming up with jewelry designs that are fresh and original.  Here I've paired an earthy stone, Green Kyanite, with antique silver (oxidized sterling silver) and created a long pendant necklace.  The colors in this necklace are so perfect for fall.  I can visualize these two together with grey, brown or black.  The second necklace has become a staple in my wardrobe - "The Tiny Wheel Chain Choker" available in antique silver, black, antique brass, or gold. Click link to see both necklaces: -> Kyanite Stone Necklace





Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Garnet Jewelry - Some Of My Favorites

Garnet, April's birthstone, has always been one of my favorite gemstones. I love a deep dark red garnet stone with lots of clarity...makes me long for a glass of Cabernet. :)

The first necklace below is my most recent piece. I decided to mix it up some when I created this necklace and used some of my favorite vintage brass bar chain along with dark brass chain. I think the mixture gives the necklace a rustic, urban feel.  See it here: Garnet Brass Chain Necklace


Here a sterling silver wire wrapped garnet bead chain is accented with a Tahitian Pearl.

 A gorgeous garnet stone hangs from a delicate 14k gold filled chain.

 I call this one, "Garnet Cornucopia" -- a double strand of gold filled chain, garnet briolette and a handmade tiny garnet bead tassel.

A long garnet bead chain is paired with a Labradorite pendant and gold leaf charm tassel.

 A simple, modern necklace featuring a clear deep red Garnet stone on tiny gold filled bead chain.

 Garnet Pendant Necklace with a Long Garnet Glass Bead Chain.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Girls Getaway - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Birthday and Bachelorette - Carmel Valley - Bernardus Lodge

So my incredibly wonderful family treated me to a girls getaway to celebrate my birthday and upcoming wedding. We arrived at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley in the evening. 



Our room at this beautiful lodge:



Me & My Sister, Julie - Dinner that night at Cafe Rustica:

My Beautiful Sister, Jill, enjoying a glass of wine on our hotel deck  

  View from the deck

Jill at breakfast..love the twig fence.


How pretty is she? 
Love that she is wearing ViaLove Designs' "Long Bar Earrings"
 and "Gold Bar Necklace"


 We enjoyed the BEST pizza I have ever had while enjoying cocktails and playing a game of Sequence...I could not have been any happier!



Gorgeous flowers from my sister...and a late night treat: 'Birthday Cake m&m's'
(which I highly recommend--when it's your birthday)


My beautiful Mum and Sister, Julie


 LOVE these girls!


Hot Tea in an insulated glass cup. Love it!


Birthday Cake/Homemade Raspberry Coffee Cake for breakfast