As a native New Englander I know that you don’t have to walk far to see original architecture; period homes; landscape designs and parks that were designed and built by our founding fathers. It is just this local inspiration that lead jewelry designer Jill O’Reilly of Jill O’Reilly Designs to develop her Stone Wall jewelry collection. Jill who lives in historic Lexington Massachusetts is often inspired while out on her walks along the many old stone wall lined streets in Lexington. By focusing on the various stone walls, individual rocks, and stones as her muse Jill both conceptualized and brought to fruition a jewelry collection that both connects to the past and compliments the modern and organic spirit of today’s style.
Jill says that making each one-of-a-kind piece is like building a stone wall itself. She starts with a flat piece of sterling silver (from US mines) and utilizing various tools she builds her design. How appropriate that one of her favorite tools is an old hammer that she salvaged from the trash years ago since this vintage tool produces a unique stone effect each time she strikes the silver. All of her designs are hand fabricated so each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.
What has resulted is a beautiful collection of handmade bracelets, cuffs, earrings, brooches and necklaces using sterling silver, 14k gold, 14/20 gold-filled and natural gemstones in some designs. Lets take a look:
To see more jewelry by Jill O’Reilly Designs or to order, check out: Crafty Yankee in Lexington, Massachusetts. Don’t forget Valentines Day is just around the corner! In addition to that, this year marks Lexington, Massachusetts 300th birthday celebration of the towns incorporation! Talk about an American tradition with a solid foundation!
Until next time happy Made in the USA shopping!