While you may have been busy in recent days buying gifts for everyone on your holiday list, the time has come to think about YOU!! I have an incredibly beautiful labradorite, pyrite, and gold vermeil necklace (named “Caledonia”) designed by the talented Alicia Van Fleteren to give away. You may remember my past post about her, and I must say that I love the direction her line is headed.
And here’s a closer look. It can be adjusted to be 16-17″ long.
Retailing at $135, I think this would be the perfect present for you. It’s on your list, right?!
When I recently attended a fundraising trunk show at a private home in Hillsborough, I saw the designer, and I just knew that I had met her before. It only took us a few minutes to figure out that we had indeed met years earlier, when her business was called Little Dot designs. Well I think the new name, Alicia Van Fleteren Jewelry, and the nine years of experience have really enhanced and broadened her line. It’s just lovely, extremely wearable and reasonably priced in the $40-$250 range.
I appreciate how Alicia mixes pearls, stones, silver and gold with materials such as leather, linen and silk. Many of her pieces are quite delicate and are just begging to be layered. The day I attended the trunk show, I was wearing a necklace that I’ve had for some time, and there I found the ideal necklace to layer with it. They were just made for each other!
Here’s an example of some of her necklaces, which have a bit of a bohemian edge to them:
Not only is Alicia a talented designer, but she really believes in giving back to the community. Many of her trunk shows are fundraisers (like the one I attended), and proceeds go everywhere from Art in Action to San Mateo Family Services to local schools. (as a former 3rd grade teacher, I especially love that one!)
You can find her designs in many stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you still have some holiday shopping left to do, you may want to check her out!