"Unexpected Elegance" - Raw Kunzite and Sterling Silver Statement Necklace - $200.00
This page is dedicated to what I am creating right now! Creating a collection takes time. Usually, a couple months of solid creating with no other distractions. So, in honor of those times when I am working on creations for the other parts of my business: Gallery Uptown, a Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective pop up show, or something gorgeous for myself, I present, "What's New?". Some of these items will be available for purchase. If you are interested, please click on the, "Contact" button above and send me an email.
January 30, 2021 Bead collage! It's a heck of a lot of work. I placed and glued each bead one little bead at a time. But the final result is SO worth it! I named her, "Under the Rainbow". She's $150.00. If you're interested, please click on the, "Contact" button above and let me know.
January 29, 2021 I am now showing at Bliss & Vinegar in the Downtown Market Grand Rapids!
January 28, 2021 Another beauty has gone to her forever home! Thanks to the Etsy customer who purchased her! To see more pieces in my, "Just Jasper!" collection, hover over, "Shop Creations by Category" and click on said title.
January 25, 2021 Yea! This set, named, "Passionate," was accepted into Gallery Uptown's Winter Art Festival. I created her using Sugilite, Tundra Sapphires, & Sterling Silver.
January 24, 2021 This beauty has gone to her forever home! Thanks to the Gallery Uptown customer who purchased her! To see more pieces in my, "All Hail Queen Quartz" collection, hover over, "Shop Creations by Category" and click on said title.
January 2, 2021 Happy New Year! Chrysoprase, Peruvian Blue Opal, Andalusite, Apatite, & Sterling Silver
December 30, 2020 A season in which to SPARKLE! If you're NOT wearing sparkles and feathers to shop for groceries, might I ask why?
December 15, 2020 A treasure created with antique silver Shiva beads from India, Garnet, Freshwater Pearls, & Sterling Silver.
November 2020 These diagonally drilled cubes are Mystic Aura Quartz or Mermaid Glass. They have a beautiful glow that emanates from the inside. This necklace is currently showing at Gallery Uptown and can be yours for $120.00.
October 2020 Blue Goldstone - A manmade wonder of glass and copper! In this piece, I've put it with Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver.
September 2020 Mask Keepers This is our new reality. So, let's look great living in it!
August 17, 2020 An exploration of creating with clear beads.
August 15, 2020 Summer! Candy! Summer Candy!
August 13, 2020 I love evil eye jewelry. I also love mirrored jewelry. So, both of them together in once necklace? Yes, please!
August 10, 2020 Another option for yesterday's peach shirt. A girl's got to have options. Especially when it's this girl and especially when I am my own best billboard.
August 9, 2020 A fun neckline = A welcome design challenge You may recognize this top. I created a set to match the teal blue version of it back in July. If I like a shirt, I buy it in every color. So, here's peach!
August 7, 2020 I don't wear much purple. So when I get a chance to create purple jewelry, I have lots of tools in my arsenal. This piece features: handcrafted, lampwork beads, Druzy Agate, & Sterling Silver.
August 4, 2020 K2! This stone is amazing! It's mined from the peak of the K2 mountain in Pakistan. It's a gorgeous mix of Granite and Azurite. This set features: K2, Larvikite, & Sterling Silver.
August 2, 2020 Fun and funky Greek Ceramic Beads that were created in Mykonos, Greece and Sterling Silver jump rings create my very own, *Glamazonian version of chainmaille. You know, the art form of interlocking jump rings used to create body armor? That. . .But much less intricate. Glamazon = Me Glamazonian = Pertaining to Me
July 2020 Oh July! You just flew by! *That's poetry, people!* Take a deep breath and dive right in! We're covering all of July in one post.
My contribution to Gallery Uptown's July show, "Welcome Summer". These earrings were made with stones or metals that were mined in MI. This collection features: Kona Dolomite, Petoskey Stone, Copper Fire Brick, Copper, & Leland Blue Slag.
Perforated, Glass Discs from Afghanistan, Roman Glass, Vintage Amber, Handcrafted Tassels, & Sterling Silver
One gray, babydoll, t-shirt. . .Two different sets of jewelry! Is there a winner? Yes! It's me!
A luxurious combination of Ruby Fuchite, Ruby, & Sterling Silver.
June 22, 2020 This is what happens when I completely ignore the constraints of budget and normal wearability! I used: Natural Turquoise, Brown Onyx that was mined, cut, and hand-drilled in Afghanistan, & Yellow Turquoise.
June 16, 2020 Custom! You pick the colors / stones. You give me a price range. I make it happen.
June 14, 2020 New jewelry to match my floral tank with matching, floaty wrap.
June 8, 2020 Yesterday, I finished this summery, boho chic ensemble. It features: African Wedding Beads, Trade Beads, Handcrafted Ceramic, Resin, & an Afghan coin pendant. This piece started with a very basic plan and kept me guessing until the end. Boho style is kind of fun like that.
May 2020 Well, I let myself get a bit behind on my, "What's New" posts. But, since May was either the blink of an eye or 1,000 days long, depending on how you look at it, I'm not going to beat myself up about it. What I am going to do is create my own version of a montage. Get comfy. Here we go!
All of the above pieces match my fantastic, bright coral swing top from Lane Bryant. To see the full looks, simply click on one of the above pictures and you will be taken to the applicable Instagram post.
You know you want an African Opal necklace for your very own! Imagine wearing this with a white t-shirt and khaki shorts. Bam! She's all yours for $250.00 with free shipping in the continental US. For any questions or to claim her, click on the, "Contact" button above and leave me a message.
Sometimes, I can't fit all of my fabulous into one picture. Lapis, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Composite Turquoise, and Turquoise with Sterling Silver and a Handcrafted Tassel made with Silk Sari Ribbon
A gorgeous Sleeping Beauty Turquoise two strand necklace with a Synthetic Opal pendant. $120.00 with free shipping in the continental US. For more details, click on one of the pictures and you will be taken to the applicable Instagram post.
Icy blue Kyanite mixed with Freshwater Pearls create a gorgeous complement to another Lane Bryant swing top.
Both of the above looks, once again, match a Lane Bryant swing top. To see the full looks, simply click on one of the above pictures and you will be taken to the applicable Instagram post.
Yes. I made myself a gorgeous Botswana Agate necklace. But, I didn't forget about you! This necklace can be all yours for $225.00 including free shipping in the continental US. For questions or to claim her, click on the, "Contact" button above and leave me a message.
4/24/2020 I created the piece on the left many, many years ago. The shirt it matched eventually fell out of favor and was donated. So, I reclaimed the beads and reworked it according to my current style. She's an Olive Jade, Honey Jade, Mother of Pearl, Onyx, & Composite Resin masterpiece! She can be all yours for $160.00 plus shipping. For questions or to claim her, click on the, "Contact" button above and leave me a message.
4/21/20 My latest beauty was made with: Horn, Mexican Crazy Lace Agate, Sterling Silver, & Leather Cord. She can be all yours for $150.00 plus shipping. For more details, visit my Instagram at: jackiehelderdesigns or check out my Facebook page: Jackie Helder Designs
4/20/2020 One for me + one for my BFF = Two amazing boho chic necklaces!
4/18/2020 Peach Coral, Freshwater Pearls, & fabulous Bali Sterling Silver beads come together to make the perfect necklace for my new Lane Bryant top!
3/11/2020 I made this necklace over 10 years ago. Not many of my personal pieces survive this long. When I tire of something, I either sell it or cut it apart and reclaim the beads. So if it lasts, it's special! This piece was made with brass findings and beads, vintage, jewel tone metal drops and donuts, vintage, sparkly drops and connectors, Swarovski crystals, & reclaimed bits and pieces of jewelry created by Ayla Barr.
3/8/2020 Another piece for Gallery Uptown's March Show, "March Music". Freshwater Pearls, Moonstone, & Sterling Silver bells came together beautifully to form, "Angelic". This piece is $115.00. Please contact me if you're interested.
3/6/2020 I created this gorgeous piece for Gallery Uptown's March show, "March Music". There's a vintage bell from Nigeria, Wedding Beads from Mali, vintage King Beads from Ghana, brass spacers from Africa, olive wood spacers from Afghanistan, coin charms from Afghanistan, & a green, glass pendant from Afghanistan. This piece is $160.00. If you're interested, send me a message via the, "Contact" button above and we can work out all of the details.
2/26/20 This set started with a bracelet that was broken. So, lemonade out of lemons. . .I removed the broken segment and used it to create this necklace. I used Moonstone, Peridot, Sterling Silver, & Aquamarine. While it isn't present in the bracelet, the blue/green color of the Aquamarine beads matches the glow of the Dichroic Glass perfectly. Want her for your very own? $325.00 for the set and I'll even include the cute Moonstone briolette earrings.
2/25/20 I can't wait to wear this! It was a bracelet I hadn't worn in over 10 years. It is now a beautiful and dramatic necklace! Over time, I lost the fear of cutting jewelry apart. Now, nothing is safe. Even the more expensive pieces. If I don't wear it, what's the point in having it? What's the worst that could happen? I hate it? No problem, just use jump rings to reattach the sections and the clasp. What's the best that could happen? THIS NECKLACE!