over50feeling40: Jewels of the Vineyard: Fabulous Designs, Designer and a Giveaway!
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Nov 23, 2014

Jewels of the Vineyard: Fabulous Designs, Designer and a Giveaway!

I am so glad to have met jewelry designer, Cheryl Thompson, and to discover her talents with Jewels of the Vineyard designs.  These pieces are fabulous and I know will be worn over and over again. 
CHERYL THOMPSON is a very impressive woman.  She told me the following about herself:

"I live and work in the small town of Yountville in the Napa Valley.  Yountville is known for having the some of the best restaurants in the country and they are all within walking distance to my house. I never go hungry.  Whether it’s a walk through the vineyards or viewing local art, living in one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. brings me joy and inspires me to create.

I have two boys. The oldest is following in his father’s footsteps and is currently attending law school.  My youngest tends toward my creative personality and is studying at the Culinary Institute of America to be a chef. I expect low cost legal advice over a great meal.

I’ve been an artist my entire life, although not always a jewelry designer. From hand painted linens and fabrics to a ceramic manufacturing corporation, my hands have always followed my heart or art passion. Making jewelry allows me to use color, texture and style to create, what I call, art for your arm.  While it’s easy to find manufactured jewelry that is quite stunning, what excites me is artisanal work, one of a kind or pieces that connect with the person who wears it.  Jewelry is an expression of self.  From large and flamboyant to subtle and elegant, all of these “personalities” can be found in the work I do."

Her designs are truly exquisite!  I showed you one bracelet on Friday and the other today...which are my favorites. I am very into leather bracelets and there are so many to see and decide between.  The clasps and materials are top quality. 

But, there are so many of her designs I would wear often and love to own...are you listening, Santa?

I hope you will visit the JEWELS OF THE VINEYARD website and also enter to win a $50 gift card below.   Some of my favorite bloggers have owned her pieces.  These are bracelets I would wear every day.

I am happy to join in with VISIBLE MONDAY...SHARE-IN-STYLE...MONDAY MINGLE...

Have a happy beginning to your week!

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It is time to visit all of the highlights from over 40 fashion and beauty bloggers around the web.  Today, our gorgeous hostess is Josephine of CHIC AT ANY AGE!  She has exquisite taste and you will love her blog...just click on the blog name to find the rest of the team!

Disclosure: Bracelets were provided by Jewels of the Vineyard, words and opinions are mine own.


  1. Great look Pam, I love the bracelet, it looks so unique! I will definitely look up Cheryl's jewellery :) hugs xxx

  2. Beautiful! I love hand-crafted jewelry like this and you look wonderful, Pam. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  3. Good evening PAM! HOW ARE YA? So nice to see you here! Thank you for coming by to comment, and don't you look lovely....ah, jewelry, what would I do without my stash! Happy Thanksgiving dear Pam! Anita

  4. Pam, may I just say you look stunning. This top is so very flattering.
    Cheryl has some lovely jewelry. Thank you for sharing her work.

  5. I really like that white and black blouse on you Pam. And thank you for introducing me to this jewelry designer! Have a great Thanksgiving! XO, Jill

  6. Loved the turquoise beaded regaliz bracelet. This is a beautiful collection.

  7. Beautiful bracelets - I can always count on you to find something really unique and irresistible!
    big hug,

  8. I have been going to that website for quite a long time now, looking at all the designs. They make great gifts too - always appreciated! It's actually saved on my "favorites" list! I love the bracelet above. That is gorgeous! Karen

  9. Gorgeous bracelets Pam... I agree the more the merrer... :) xv

  10. I LOVE THE Crystal and Leather Wrap Bracelet

  11. It would help to know the names of those bracelet styles, I can't find them on the site! Her variety is overwhelming and the categories she has aren't helpful to locating the styles. HELP!

  12. Pam, you look great, and I like both peices, pretty jewelry. I really like the second one!
    , jess xx

  13. I have already bought one of her bracelets and suspect it's only the beginning! I love the fact that these are very much one of a kind and that she doesn't make a ton of the same thing.

  14. Thank you, Pam, for the bio of Cheryl Thompson--yet another artist who is inspiring!

  15. Really pretty. I agree with you about her bracelets. Lovely.

  16. I love the bracelet and your blouse! Very pretty!

  17. Aren't Cheryl's pieces just gorgeous? As I was sharing my blog post about her designs today I saw that you had just posted this one. How fun to share this fantastic line of jewelry at the same time. I think they make the perfect gifts. I love this one on you, Pam.
    Happy Thanksgiving!! xx

  18. Thank you so much for being part of Share-in-Style, dear Pam

  19. I love the bracelets, they are all so unique.

  20. I love that they can be worn dressy and casual! AND so unique! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Hello again dear Pam, please don´t forget to vote tomorrow for your favourite look tomorrow ( Rosy and I are not included in the voting. This is all about you all)
    Tons of kisses

  22. Cheryl is a very talented artist they are all works of art.


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