Hi, I'm Kelley of The Gem Chick! (Formerly known as Jewelry by Kelley.) I am the one who creates all the jewelry you see here for sale. My family and friends are often helpers at the shows, but all my jewelry is handmade by me alone.
I started making jewelry as a hobby and officially started my business in 2004. Since then I have expanded from selling on a small 1/2 table at local church shows to barely fitting everything into a 10'x10' tent at large street festivals like Lazy Daze in Cary, NC. Throughout the year I sell at festivals and craft shows mostly in North Carolina around the RTP area as well as on my store here. I do not have a permanent shop location, but maybe someday!
I am always expanding my jewelry making techniques to keep things interesting. In the past few years I have taken classes and workshops to learn silversmithing, faceting gemstones and marbles, chain making, precious metal clay, and glass fusing.
Many of my designs are customizable to allow you to mix and match colors. If you want some other arrangement that is not listed, please remember as you're shopping that I can do custom requests. Just fill out "Add special instructions for your order..." in the shopping cart when ordering, or email me if you have any questions.