Hi! I'm Cecilia. I've making and selling my jewelry since 2003. I grew up outside of Athens, Georgia, and went on to live in South Carolina, Texas, and now Northern Virginia. I make all the jewelry and maintain the Shy Violet website and blog. My wonderful husband Stephen helps with photography. I wrote about how I started making jewelry here.
About Shy Violet Jewelry
I use sterling silver, gold-fill, and vermeil as well as precious and semi-precious gemstones in my jewelry. Shy Violet jewelry has an upscale aesthetic, classic, detailed but not fussy. Most pieces are one of a kind. As an artist, I enjoy creating new and unique pieces, refining my skills with different challenges each time. More importantly, I believe that's one of the great benefits of wearing a handmade jewelry piece - the chance to wear something completely unique, personal, that spoke to you individually.
I love designing and making unique pieces of jewelry using beautiful materials - precious and semi-precious gemstones, pearls, shell, metal components, and recycled materials. I love the colors of the gemstones, deep, bright, translucent, and sparkling! Each piece is meant to be personal, an adornment that makes you feel beautiful and confident. My jewelry designs are inspired by the beauty of nature, by the stones and their colors, by people I meet, and by my travels.
I enjoy using recycled materials when possible, giving them new life and beauty. I try to source materials that are green-friendly, such as fair-trade and recycled silver and locally-mined gemstones whenever possible. I'm happy to take custom orders and work with you to incorporate a special gem or other item into your piece of jewelry as well.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!