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Casazza Designs - Handmade Jewelry by Carol Casazza
With thirty-five years in the visual design industry, the designer, Carol Cassazza approaches each design as an art form in itself inspired by the basic principle of color and form to delight the eye, enhance one’s self-esteem and turn heads. Her designs range from classic to funky, from sedate to wow with a touch of the unexpected in each piece. She works with genuine semi-precious stones, glass, porcelain, and Swarovski crystals. Carol also has fine jewelry of solid Argentium sterling silver – a highly tarnish resistant sterling silver. Each piece is created is sure to be noticed with envy and awe.

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D. Antoinette Designs
Denise Antoinette Bennett is the creator of D. Antoinette Designs, a sole proprietorship created in 2007.  What began as a hobby in early 2006, quickly blossomed into a satisfying small business for the designer. Denise designs and creates handmade beaded jewelry utilizing quality semi-precious stones and precious metals. Unique and quality styling is the key to the success of D. Antoinette Designs. Denise handcrafts each piece of jewelry to complement her customers’ individual style and taste. Jewelry design styles range from bold and unique designs to very modern, sexy designs.  Denise also creates custom designed jewelry and enjoys reinventing and enhancing pieces for customers interested in updating an existing piece of jewelry.

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Evelyn Brooks Designs
Based in Washington DC; Evelyn Brooks award winner of the Fashion Chamber Choice Award 2010, creates jewelry pieces exotic, sophisticated and elegant. All of them are crafted with fine care and exceptional workmanship, offering innovative, contemporary & sustainable jewelry designs. Evelyn Brooks works with recycled sterling silver, natural gemstones and seeds from the Amazons such as Huayruro seeds, a symbol of good luck, happiness and fertility. Evelyn Brooks Designs strongly believes in socially responsible business and organizes events to raise funds for community groups and non-profit organizations. Through jewelry exhibitions and presentations, Evelyn Brooks Designs has raised funds for and contributed to the success of organizations such as Fashion Fights Poverty, Empowered Women International, and the Fund for Women Artists. Council Magazine recently recognized her as Entrepreneur of the Rise 2009 for her exotic MOSCHIK jewelry collection for men and women & included in the May Power issue of Washington Life as the "The Best of Peru in Washington DC".

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The NiaNi Collection
Louis Sangarey was inspired by his mother Yahney Sangarey (a model writer and international journalist) commitment to promote true African culture. Louis’ enthusiasm to design and represent contemporary jewelers and artists from Africa has been a formidable journey into the world of creativity. He possesses the privilege to design beautiful adornments and work with or promote talented artists. He believes each piece of jewelry is a personal Talisman for its wearer who gives it a secret energy to communicate subtly with the world. Louise believes that NiaNi’s exclusive one of a kind line of Talismans and unique designs will make it wearer more attractive. He uses mostly Sterling silver and semi-precious stone. Louis also has a very exclusive successful line of Swarovski beads mix with liquid sterling silver and and semi-precious stone. Attractiveness is a precise word for beauty and he wants to make the various collections of NiaNi attractive. The designer believes that good jewelry always balances creativity, shapes, weight and colors and must be well-finished. Today, Louis’ focus is to find his collections in new markets. Ultimately, it is desirable that the NiaNi Collections will pass the test of time and become the brand of timeless heirloom jewelry made by Africans for the rest of the world.

Louis Jr. Sangare-King ~ The NiaNi Designs 
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Reinvented Elegance - from Artist Joyce Wagner
My mission is to create things that will make people smile and bring them joy. Reinvented Elegance features wire-wrapped jewelry, mosaics, and pressed flower art. I’ve loved to make things since I was little. In fact, grouting mosaics reminds me of making mud pies many years ago in my side yard. To the complete horror of a few girly-girls in my neighborhood, I then proceeded to decorate them with Dogwood berries and sun-bake them on my aluminum slide! Today I’m inspired by my terrific family (husband, five kids, and three cats); my many talented artist friends; anything funny; the gift of nature; recycling bins; and beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, VA (not necessarily in that order). In making jewelry and accessories, I love to throw odd materials and colors together with pressed flowers, a myriad of recycled items, and twists of wire and see what happens! I also love the look of crocheted jewelry pieces, somehow at once Victorian and edgy. (Jewelry: earrings to necklaces, and everything in-between. Accessories: key chains, bookmarks, cell phone charms.) In creating mosaics, I get tremendous satisfaction from finding discarded or thrift store materials and breathing new life into them. I also love the idea that an odd assemblage of materials can somehow be greater than its individual parts. (Mosaic products: mirror frames, gazing orbs, tables.) In creating with pressed flowers and leaves, I never cease to marvel at Nature’s beauty and what a wonderful gift it is to each of us. (Pressed flower products: jumbo refrigerator magnets, greeting cards, lampshades.)

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TaylorMade Gems
TaylorMade Gems (TMG) are exceptionally hand-crafted, personally designed jewelry pieces. Founded in 2005 by designer and artist Christina Taylor, her line of handmade jewelry is carefully designed and crafted through selection of color, pattern, stone size, quality and longevity. Christina hand selects the finest beads, semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, Bali silver, gold filled metals, Venetian glass, Swarovski crystals, shell and fused glass beads so that you will enjoy your beaded jewelry for years to come. Christina is inspired by the vibrant colors and emotions she feels when selecting the stones to use in her collection. You will find ready to wear jewelry for every event, every mood and every woman!

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