Friday, September 19, 2014


I haven't made an entry in my blog since March!?!  Pathetic, I know.  But it's representative of how BUSY I have been!!  I began something new and it has taken off.....FINDINGS!

What are "findings", you ask?  They are the components that make up jewelry. 

I began a findings store on Etsy called VDIJewelryFindings.  My shop not only sells my own, handmade findings, but features findings made by local New Mexican artists. 

You can find it all here.....clasps, charms, jump rings, links, buttons, leather, beads, earring posts, crimp bead covers, etc.  They are all handmade, here in New Mexico, in both sterling silver and bronze.  And the site keeps growing.  It won't be long before I have well over 1,000 items listed. 

I am so excited about this new venture within the jewelry business.  The response has been amazing!  WHO NEW?  I had hoped....but I didn't know.

So, if you have a minute and are interested in looking at a wonderful collection of handmade jewelry findings, go to.....

(and don't forget your wallet!!!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I'm not talking waistlines...I'm talking jewelry!

I love chunky jewelry.  I always have.  There was a time when silver traded at around $6 an ounce (it is currently around $20 an ounce).  These were the early days of my jewelry career and I made HEAVY jewelry.  It was so fun.  It was big, it was bold and it was beautiful! 

But as the price of silver changed and increased, I moved away from the heavy, chunky jewelry.  It was just too expensive to make and sell, and the lighter pieces began to move more quickly (well, lighter in my definition...which still isn't too light). 

However, I love the heavy, chunky stuff.  And since I love it, I've decided to revisit a big way.  Will it make up most of my collection?  No.  Will it be a part of my collection?  Yes. 

So ladies, I offer this advice to you on this cool Wednesday morning.....GO OFF THE JEWELRY DIET.  Buy big and wear big!

 Wear your jewelry as you live your life....BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Snow & Diamonds


I am told (again...sigh) that it is coming.  In fact, if the weather predictions are right, we may have the potential for 4 days of snow this week! 

I LOVE SNOW!  I love how it looks, I love the activities you can do in snow and I love the sparkle a fresh blanket of snow provides on a cold, clear morning. 

It reminds me of diamonds. 

And while we are on the subject of what I love...I would add diamonds to that list.  I love the high quality, flawless diamonds.  But I also love the more "rustic" diamonds that have flaws and unusual colors.  I feel the less perfect diamonds go really well with some of my "rustic", "handmade" pieces....not perfect by themselves, but perfect together.

Kids are told, when they want it to snow, to flush a piece of ice down the toilet and sleep with a spoon under their pillow.  I think I will add "playing with diamonds" to this list of rituals. 

If I can't have all the sparkle I want outside in the beautiful wilderness, I can at least have all the
sparkle I want in my jewelry.  Keep checking in with VEDELI DESIGNS.  I'll be adding some more diamond "sparkle" to my collection and if you have a free moment.....PRAY FOR SNOW!!!