Tuesday, January 6, 2009

J. Woods Jewelry

I have recently had the pleasure of dealing with Julie, owner of J Woods Jewelry, while she helped me sort out the details of creating a custom photo necklace with portraits of my children. Because I have gotten three emails asking me about this necklace in question already, I wanted to post both here, and on Simple. (Simple post will be up tomorrow) Apparently word spreads fast in a small town!
All of her pieces are handmade from ceramic clay, sanded, fired to over 2000 degrees, and finished with the high quality sterling silver clasps. The picture actually burns into the clay making it scratch proof and waterproof! I love the look of it. Each pendant has a smooth texture and durable finish. It is high quality, yet not too heavy to wear comfortably. Julie's pendants are not "do it yourself" crafts like some of the photo jewelry I have found online that are often glued together, or baked in a typical kitchen oven. Your piece will also have your choice of semi precious stone or Swarovski crystal beads that will frame your custom photo tiles. She sells bracelets, necklaces, and also Christmas ornaments. Some items have space for custom wording on them as well. I have a couple of different photo necklaces that I love, but the quality of this one is quite a bit nicer than my others. I have worn it twice, and both times have had total strangers stop me and ask me if I sold those in my photography business.

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I wanted to share the "before and after" of my necklace.
I emailed her the color version of this photo. She did not convert it to sepia.
The color change is from the process it goes through to create the jewelry. You do not need a professional photo to have a usable picture. Closeups work the best. (If you have done sessions with me at any point and would like to use one of my copyrighted images, let me know, and I will email Julie the file, no problem!)

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Love it? Let husbands off the hook this year ladies, and tell him you want one of THESE for Valentine's Day instead of roses! I don't know anyone that would not prefer a gorgeous keepsake of their children over flowers that will die in a couple of days.

Buy it: J. Woods Jewelry, plus for one month, SIMPLE readers will receive 15% off of their custom orders, just use code "SIMPLE" at the end of the check out process. All orders placed (with all necessary info) by Feb 5th will be shipped out in time for Valentines Day!


Piece of Cake January 6, 2009 at 12:24:00 PM CST  

oh, i want one. I'll have to see if I have a good picture for it.

ashley January 6, 2009 at 1:10:00 PM CST  

I definately want one! I am going to show my husband tonight so he can get his Valentine shopping out of the way. Oh wait, I need to get a Valentine special from you for Cole's picture and then get the necklace. I will call you later about pictures. Thanks for the information!

dean January 6, 2009 at 2:15:00 PM CST  

so does that process only work with kid pictures, or will a photo of a terribly handsome husband work just as well :-)

Rosjuane January 6, 2009 at 2:27:00 PM CST  

Dean I think you should do my special and then get Crissy one.

Sarah January 6, 2009 at 7:16:00 PM CST  

Those are really cool! Off to check it out some more...

Anonymous,  January 7, 2009 at 2:39:00 AM CST  

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!Mental picture:

Anyhow I love these,I dont wear a whole lot of jewelry right now...my kiddos get into it and lose it,so I have just stopped buying.

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