Saturday, October 20, 2007

Elektra Jewelry

Dina Cuomo of Elektrajewelry has worked with stones for over 10 years and loves working with 18 or 24 Kt. gold vermeil because of her Greek heritage and her travels to that country which have made a strong impression upon her. She also works with sterling silver, and recently brought back some Murano glass beads from Greece over the summer. She will be making more of these designs available in the near future.

This gorgeous piece she created is Multicolored Tourmaline Bracelet with colors ranging from a rootbeer brown to a yellow-green, bali sterling silver clasp, and nugget spacer beads with facets that reflect the light and mimic the faceting on the gemstones used. The findings and multi-layered strands give this piece an almost ancient Greek a hidden treasure found.

This almost 20” necklace matches the Rings of Saturn earrings in Dina's shop. It is fashioned with dazzling genuine Murano sterling silver lined beads, swarovski capri blue bicones and sterling silver Balinese beads. Each of these lovely beads is hand wrapped by Dina and added to a .925 sterling silver chain. I love the brightness of this piece.

Now these earrings are my favorite and made with exquisite Murano glass handmade beads. They hang about 2 and 3/4 " long and are designed with pure silver lined cubes straight from Venice. The soft pink color is topped with tiny czech beads that sparkle like black diamonds. Sterling silver ear wires and bali beads frame this lovely set of earrings.

Until recently, being a fulltime teacher and mother prevented her from pursuing this full-time, but Dina has now launched her business full-force. She currently lives in Goldens Bridge, New York. To see her whole collection go to her Etsy store at: and to learn more about the artist, read her blog at:

Article based on post by Pippit.

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