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 and her Work

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Carole Novak

Since her teen years, Carole has studied and worked in various design fields. In later years, she designed landscapes and gardens for almost twenty years in the Harford County, Maryland area. For ten years after that, Carole worked for a non-profit organization designing newsletters, websites, and advertising pieces. Carole has been designing gemstone bead jewelry since 2006. She is always looking for new gemstone beads and new and different methods of designing jewelry with them.

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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. 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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the Metal Parts

Sterling silver is my metal of choice. It’s 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 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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the Designs

Single strand necklaces with varying bead sizes, shapes, and colors are the basis of my collection. I also design single strand necklaces using tiny beads (4mm or 3/16 inch) that can be used with several other necklaces as part of a wearable collection. I often design frontal necklaces that have beads in the front portion and chain around the sides and back. Statement necklaces are popular now and I do some work with them as well. I also design multi-strand necklaces. Necklaces with beads that “dangle” are popular right now and I design with dangles often.


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