Fall Giveaway Week: Win $40 of Custom, Handmade Jewelry from Nouveau Vintage Designs
These pretty gems are handmade by a dear friend of mine.
Jessica and I go back to our early years of university, where we were roommates. Then later, Maid (or Matron) of Honor when we each got married. We’ve long since traded in late nights up studying or out for a night of swing dancing for late nights up with the nursing baby or the sick toddler.
A couple of years ago, Jessica started creating pretty things during naptime, mostly as a hobby that helped her maintain her sanity as a mom of three energetic boys.
She drew from her love of all things vintage, added some pieces with a more modern and contemporary flair, and came up with Nouveau Vintage Designs. Her cottage-business blossomed, as the adorned ears of many women in our church and local community can attest to.
Now Jessica is opening up her business to everyone else, so that moms like us (with a small budget but good taste) can wear a bit of affordable elegance.
Both her Nouveau Vintage and Modern Maven lines feature plenty of Austrian crystals, glass pearls, and delicate metal accents, all on surgical stainless steel, antique brass or 22 k gold-plated hooks (and sterling silver is available upon request).
More recently, she’s begun to play with naturally-inspired pieces using wooden beads, shells, and colored stones.
Love these shiny shells with the brilliant blue!
Just a slightly darker purple than one of my own pairs of Nouveau Vintage earrings. And yes, I have many of them. I even have one named after me that we designed together. 🙂
What I love most about them is that they are just fancy enough to wear to a wedding or out on a date, but still casual enough (even some of the ones with pearls and crystals) for everyday wear with jeans and a cardigan. I wear them at least once a week, usually more.
Each and every piece is custom-designed and handmade by Jessica herself. You can purchase ready-made earrings, as well as a few pendants (her newest endeavor), or look through the Concept Gallery and discuss a custom order with her.
Most earrings are priced between $12-$18, and there are a few pendants for $20. Right now shipping is free for anyone (US, Canada, or international) through the month of September.
This is a perfect to think about Christmas gifts! These custom earrings make beautiful gifts for friends, sisters, mother or grandmothers, babysitters, teachers or any other woman in your life.
Want to get entered to win $40 to spend at Nouveau Vintage Designs?
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I love the Evelyn model – perfect color and balance. It would look cute!
The “Veronica” earrings are the ones that I like best. I have them in mind as a Christmas present for my mom, whose favorite color is dark purple. She would look beautiful with them on! The brass accents add a creative touch.
I love the Parvati, it”s gorgeous!!
I love the Ella, all though a lot of them are beautiful!!
Beatrice, because orange is my daughter’s favorite color and I know she’ll love it if I wear it! 😀
I like the Elaine earrings. How pretty!
love the Lucy, hard to pick just one! They’re all lovely!
My fav earrings are the Robyn, I love pearls!
Wow! I love the details on this jewelry! My favorite is Michelle-Ma-Belle – so pretty!
Love them all! Especially the Christy design! Lovely!
Love them all, but especially Pheobe. I have several things that would go well with!
I love the Parvati, Emma, and Audrey.
I like the seashell and blue the best, or any of the wire wrapped.
I like the seashell and blue (Audri I believe) and anything wire wrapped!
I love Katrina and Noel, but really any of the jewelry that includes pearls. Love pearls! 🙂
How can I EVER say which ones are my favorite? I am in love with Lucy, Christina, Grace, FLORA, and the entire Au Natural collection. I own quite a few of these sets already and <3 every single pair. For the first time I can wear earrings without them being irritated. Thank you Jess for adorning my ears!
Thanks for all the kind words, ladies! It’s rather humbling that people like what I make without being obligated (Love you, Mom!!). 😀
I have to pick one! I can’t choose, they are all so beautiful! Michelle-Ma-Belle, Josephine, Ella, oh I don’t know!
My favorite earrings are the Charlotte. I also like the Lenora pendant. thanks!
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Love the earrings. Stylish yet still classic
I love the Virginia earrings set – my birthstone is Garnet, and Iove pearls. The combo of the two is stunning!
I really like the Stephanie earrings. :o) I love the colors and the very elegant simplicity.
My favorite piece is the Elsa earrings.
These are beautiful! I like the Georgia earrings the best. I love silver and deep blue together!
They are all beautiful! But I like the Adele style, because they are different from what my usual style is, but I think they are beautiful!
Oh, my goodness, hard to choose. They are all gorgeous. One of my favs is the Kay design. I think, just because of the simplicity of it…& I have never owned a “pearl look”.
I love Robyn, Josephine, and Clara!! So pretty
I LOVE he Lucille necklace! It is gorgeous!
These are beautiful!
I forgot to tell you my favorite. The “Veronica” I think it goes with everything!
my fave earrings are charlotte. i love the cluster and teal is, i think, my fave colour. however, i could buy them all bc they’re all soo beautiful!!!
These are beautiful! Nice to see the handmade touches.
I like the nouveau vintage!!
I like the Dellas…I broke my hoops some time ago and need a new pair and I like the black beads!
I love the parvati ones because I don’t have anything like them and they are just fun!
Love the Georgia look with the blue. Not sure I like it more than the others though – they are all so pretty and unique!
These are lovely designs! I loved Noel, Sophia, Clara, . . . . well many of them. I’d love to win and try some out as Christmas gifts this year.
These earrings are beautiful!!
I cannot choose between Caroline, Bella and Audrey. That’s just my top 3 favorite! They are GORGEOUS!
All of the earrings are gorgeous, but the Carissa and Nicole pair are right up my alley! I love pinks and purples!
My favorite earrings are Laurae. I like the simplicity of them.
carissa and nicole earrings
Absolutely love the pair that is with the spoon, very pretty!
Lydia are so simple and elegant!
As a stay at home mom most of my daily activities aren’t conducive to wearing nice clothes. I still want to feel pretty though and I find some simple jewelry usually helps. Her earrings are definelty just what I need!
Nadine, that is exactly why I started making them (originally as gifts for friends). We are all stay at home moms in jeans (or pajamas!) all day and I wanted something fun and small to make us feel pretty even while wiping yet another runny nose!
Charlotte earings are beautiful. I hope I win!
How fun . . . what pretty jewelry.
I really like the Katrina earrings.
I like the Audrey earrings, for the colors. Love light blue and cream colors. I would love to have something like this in a necklace.
Pavarti & flora!
I love the Lela earrings-I love amethyst! But I will say, they are all beautiful and I would wear any of them.
I love the Katie earrings. Love the color and the touch of leafy accent.
I love all of the designs showcased here! They are beautiful.
The Katrina and the Robyn are two pairs I love and could see myself wearing! 🙂
I like the Phoebe earrings. The were under the Au Natural category and I like them because I think they would complement much of my fall wardrobe. I really liked the Clara earrings too because I love pearls and french hook earrings. Lots of great variations to choose from at this site!
I love the georgia earrings.
Love so many of them! Especially NIcola!
I love all of them, but I really like the Yvonne earrings.
I like the pearl earrings, because they are so nice and feminine.
Ooo, I like the Christy an awful lot…
I would love to win Flora! I love the brass look.
The Flora look fantastic!
I love the Veronica ones! The colours are beautiful together and the design is wonderful.
I adore the Lenora pendant – so so lovely!
i really like the Lucy and the Grace earrings!
The Cynthia is so cute! They remind me of little pinecones.
Very Pretty and my 8 year old loves them too.
Flora… The cluster of flowers… just gorgeous!
They’re all SO pretty! I love the Lucy…the teal color is gorgeous!
My daughter would love these earrings!
I love the Tanya earrings. I have been looking everywhere for a pair of pink earrings,and they look prfect!
I like the Julia earrings. They look very vintage.
The Esther earrings are fun. They feel ready for fall!
I like the Lucy earrings. The colour is so pretty.
love the Parvati earings!
I like the Audrey and the Emma earrings…both would be super fun to wear!
I like Jenna…simple and classy.
Clara– pearls are timeless and beautiful
How do you pick favorites??! Robyn, Veronica, Lela, Yvonne, anything with the white pearls! Although, I hadn’t realized how much Motherhood is dictating my sense of style until now – every single one I like is short and easy to keep away from small fingers!
I’m not sure I could choose but the photography to showcase the pieces is great!
Love the vintage look.
The Abby earrings are beautiful and would be a great signature piece. They remind me of my ruby birthstone color.
All very beautiful!
I love Laurae and Robyn. Both are stunning!
I like Audrey…love the color turquoise!
I like the black ones! – Kathleen
Love the Georgia earrings, the cobalt blue and rhinestones are gorgeous!
I like the simple Robyn white glass pearls.
Oh, hard decision!!! I think I like either the Nora earrings because they are sweet and sunshiny, or the Stephanie with their classy elegance.
So hard to choose a favorite, they are all beautiful! But I do really like Parvita and Evita. And so many more!
Love the Christina!
Pretty! I love the Nicola ones, part of the Au Natural line.
I love the Lydia earrings. I think they would go with a lot of things in my wardrobe.
I love the Ann earrings!
i need new jewellery – we were robbed and all my jewelry was stolen and my husband dropped one of my diamond earrings down the sink!
That is terrible! I am so sorry!! If you need any help rebuilding your collection, please let me know 😉
I like the Flora! So pretty and would go well with natural fabrics.
I like Emma, so fun.
Love the Carissa. Pink and pearl, so pretty. They do have my daughters name too. And the veronica are gorgeous.
I love the Emma earrings, they’re so fun and different than anything I have
Clara – I love the pearls.
I really like the Parvati.
I love the Lela earrings but they have been sold! 🙁 My next choice that hasn’t been sold! LOL) would be the Nicole earrings
Oops I forgot the why! I love the colors!
The pearls are beautiful.
I love the Clara earrings. I love anything with pearls. To me, pearls are classic and dainty.
The Julia was my favorite, but seems as if it has been sold! ;o(( Wondering if it’s possible to have a custom order just like it? Your products are beautiful – and very affordable!
I totally do custom orders. I can often find the same beads, but in case I can’t, I usually make up a few as similar as I can and then email you a photo to choose which one(s) you like best. If you are interested, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. Would love to help you out 🙂
I love the Nicole Earrings because of the colors
I LOVE those turquoise ones!
I like the Jenna earrings because of the green colour and gunmetal detailing.
I love many of the designs, but I especially love the Esther earings. Not only do they share the name of one of my daughters, but they are both natural looking and elegant.
I love the Nora earrings! I’m in need of a yellow/orange pair and they are just beautiful.
I love the Clara pearl earrings. Love pearls!
The Stephanie earrings are gorgeous!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE people who hand make unique jewelery!!! These are beautiful!! What an awesome give away!! Thanks! 🙂
Oh…and I LOVE the Christina’s! Partially because it’s my daughter’s name 🙂 And also because of the colors – my favorite. I like kinda dangley earrings….these are really cute!
All of the earings are beautiful. Just my style.
I love the Abby and the Carissa. They re stunning!! Thank you for the giveaway!!
I love the red and silveron the Abby. Will be beautiful for Christmas.
I like “lauren”
I like Lucy (like square shapes in transp. turquoise colors) and Audrey (reminds me of a pair of earrings I think I sjould have LOL), Nicola (very sleek, good for my square jaw line); Nora just looks lovely and free flowing and the stones look very unique to me; Ivy (squares & quadritlaterals are cool)! I like Emma and Amelia too for the abalone and movement ; and the Bella earwire is very nice, maybe with a different bauble. So very tempting!
They are all so pretty how do you pick one. I really like the Katrina and Jenna
I adore the names of these pieces! I liked the Georgia since I live in Georgia and the Lydia-stunning.
Thanks for all your give away’s recently!
Oh how I could use some new earrings. LOVE the Veronica ones!!
I appreciate your blog so much! This jewelry is beautiful.
I love the Stephanie–it will be a perfect gift for my friend Stephanie. Too funny!
very pretty- love the style! How great it would be to give for b’day or Christmas gifts for the loved ladies in your life!
I like the Jacqueline – very classy look.
These are lovely!
My favorites are the Michelle-Ma-Belle, which have been sold. I also really like the Stephanie and Flora earrings. Beautiful jewelery!
There are too many to pick just one!!! I love love all of them!! =)
I strugle in this area, being simple yet un-frumpy. Would love to have some help in this area.
I like the violet ones.
I love the Elsa earrings – they are my favorite color – orange!
I dig anything with pearls!
The sea shells for my grandma she would love them
I think the Parvati earrings are my favorite, but I also really like Laurae, Marta, and V’Elaine!
I like the Laurae…they are really pretty. Something I could wear anytime!!
I LOVE the Georgia earrings! They’re beautiful and they look like sapphires, which is my birthstone!
Hmmm….so many pretty ones! I think I like the carissa – so delicate – and I need something that color!
My favorite earrings are the Georgia ones in Blue.
Theyre all gorgeous earrings – love the Lela pair!
I like the Charlotte earrings. Aqua is one of my favorite colors!
I like the earrings in the first picture.
The Eliza set is just beautiful!
They are all beautiful! I would like any of them!