Gemstone Jewelry by Carole Novak

Designed and made in the U.S.A..

What I Do



Gemstone Bead Jewelry
Using Gemstone Beads
and Sterling Silver and
Gold Filled Components

See my latest designs at the top
of my Home page.

About the Designer,
Carole Novak,
and her Work


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About
Carole Novak

Since my teen years, I have studied and worked in various design fields. In later years, I designed landscapes and gardens for almost twenty years in the Harford County, Maryland area. For ten years after that, I worked for a non-profit organization designing newsletters, websites, and advertising pieces. From 2006, I have been designing gemstone bead jewelry. I'm always looking for new gemstone beads and new and interesting methods of designing jewelry with them.

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About
the Gemstones Used

Ten years ago I had a chance to take a local jewelry-making course and I was mesmerized by the beautiful natural gemstones that were used in the design. Since I was no longer able to work as a landscape designer, jewelry design seemed like a very good alternative for me. Because of my love for natural gemstones, working with them has been the basis of my design work ever since. I find, though, man-made materials should not be scoffed at. Glass beads (and other materials) have their place and I proudly use them when I think my design will benefit from their use.

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About
the Metal Parts

Sterling silver is my metal of choice. Its glowing sheen is a great foil for so many colors. It’s difficult to think of a color that doesn’t benefit from a little brightness from sterling silver. Much of the silver I purchase (especially chains) already has an anti-tarnish finish. I also have lines with both gold-filled and rose-gold-filled metals. Overall, the jewelry using these two metal types are daintier because the metals are much more expensive. If you’ve never purchased my rose gold-filled jewelry, give it a try, I’m sure you will be very pleased you did.

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About
the Designs

~ Single strand necklaces with varying bead sizes, shapes, and colors are the basis of the collection.

~ Single strand necklaces using tiny beads (4mm or 3/16 inch, or smaller) are designed to be used with several other necklaces as part of a collection.

~ Frontal necklaces that have larger beads in the front and chain or tiny beads around the sides and back are available. This stye is great to use with an open neck blouse.

~ Statement necklaces are popular now.

~ Multi-strand necklaces are more expensive but can be very dramatic depending on the beads used.

~ Necklaces with beads that “dangle” are popular too.

~ Y-Necklaces with beads forming a long "pendant" in the middle are fun to wear and are popular too.

Services



Free First Class U.S.P.S. Mail

Yes, that's right free mail delivery of your new jewelry to anywhere in the U.S.A.

Credit Cards processed by ProPay.com

I don't keep your credit card info; your sale is processed by ProPay.com which I have been using for 10 years.

Full Refunds within 14 days

If you are not satisfied with your purchase and want a refund, then notify me within 14 days of receipt of your purchase.

Returning Customers receive
Free Earrings

Returning customers will receive free earrings from our earring carousel with second and subsequent purchases.