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Lady of the Lake Jewelry and Glass Studio
Shop securely online from our exclusive selection of exotic, artist made sterling silver, 18k and 14k gold, cultured pearl and gemstone designer jewelry, unique handmade charm bracelets, necklaces and earrings, handcrafted lampwork glass beads, and select beads, gemstones and findings for jewelry designers and bead collectors.
The jewelry designs you will see on these pages are copyrighted, designer originals signed by artist and jewelry designer Lee Archer, a New Orleans, Louisiana native who exhibits and sells her work in museum galleries and high end boutiques and has been featured in national magazines. Each piece is carefully made by hand, one by one, not mass produced, in our studio. Most are one of a kind, and will never be exactly duplicated. Each unique piece will be custom made just for you! We have been on the Web since 1999, with many Satisfied Customers. We guarantee your satisfaction, so shop with confidence!
How to Navigate this Site
Over the course of seven years, our website has developed many intricate layers, not unlike a pearl! It is maintained by artists, and so is not a typical "cookie cutter" shopping site. We would also like for you to visit with us, and learn a bit about our art!
You may reach the main index pages and shopping pages by clicking on the graphic links at the top and bottom of each page, and the links on those pages will take you ever deeper into our little world. Our Main Jewelry Index describes our handmade jewelry categories and links in detail; our Charm Bracelets Index will bring you to our charm bracelet categories and links; our Cultured Pearl Jewelry Index will take you to our 18k and 14k gold pearl jewelry categories; our Lampwork Bead Jewelry Index will transport you to our glass lampwork bead jewelry pages and links, and our Lampwork Bead Page will guide you through our lampwork glass beads.
For your convenience, we also have a Site Map listing our pages and products, with clickable links to every page. A link to the Site Map will be included at the top and bottom of each page, in case you get lost in here! You may also use our new Site Search utility, at the top of each page. It's really fun and easy! Looking for pink jewelry? Just type in "pink" and hit the Find button!
Highlights from our exclusive, designer jewelry collection...
Below you will find just a few of the highlights from our jewelry pages, with new designer jewelry added for 2005! Click on any of the links or pictures below to take you directly to the product pages.
Are you longing for the beach after the long winter? You simply must see our "Beachcomber" opulent giant pearl and sterling silver seashell charm bracelets and earrings! The ultimate charm bracelet for beach lovers, our exclusive, giant coin pearl and seashell sterling silver charm bracelet is adorned with sterling silver bells that actually ring! A wonderful and unique gift, perfect for the woman who loves a little glamour (and music) in her life! Click here to see our "Beachcomber" opulent pearl and sterling silver seashell charm bracelets and earrings.
Summer is on the way, and we have just the thing! Our wonderful "Flower Garden" sterling silver charm bracelets are dripping with glittering handcrafted dangles and charms made from high quality cultured pearls, Swarovski crystals, vintage glass flower beads, gemstones, handmade lampwork glass beads and sterling silver. These unique charm bracelets have been a perennial favorite with our customers over the years-- They make the most romantic, elegant gifts!
For women who love the bold and unusual, we create one of a kind, exotic lampwork and carved nugget gemstone "Treasure" charm bracelets. These are big and bold bracelets, not for the shy or faint of heart! Set on our own hand hammered sterling silver double link bracelet chains, with handmade charms made from our lampwork beads, hand carved stones and nugget gemstones, unusual antique and vintage beads, and amazing handmade Indian, Asian, Thai Hill Tribe, Israeli, Tibetan and Turkish sterling silver beads. One of a kind originals, no two we make are alike. Steal the show with wearable art!
If you love the exotic, you also must see our one of a kind, signed Exotic Treasure Necklaces with genuine coral, turquoise, jade, lapis, abalone, sea shells, our lampwork glass beads, sterling silver charms, gorgeous silver capped Tibetan beads, silver beads from East India, Bali, Israel and Thai Hill Tribes, and other treasures, creatively connected with heavy sterling silver wire work!
Artist made lampwork glass beads and designer lampwork bead jewelry...
We handcraft our own glass beads to use in our jewelry, using a torch and imported Italian glass rods. The process, which is literally centuries old, is called "Lampwork," and it is fascinating! Please visit our lampwork beads page to view some of our handmade glass beads. Not all will be available for purchase, because we use many in our jewelry. For beads that are available, we will be happy to set the bead of your choice (or even one of your own beads!) as a pretty pendant on a sterling chain, as a focal bead on one of our hand wrought sterling silver bangle bracelets, or as a dangle on one of our handmade "curly chain" heavy sterling silver link bracelets, pictured at right.
We use our handmade lampwork beads to make unique handcrafted lampwork and sterling silver necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Pictured is one of our new tiger bead bangles, which you may see on our Lampwork Tiger Bead Jewelry Page. We have many more wonderful bangle bracelets and chokers, 100% handmade from twisted and coiled heavy sterling silver wire, set with our lampwork glass beads. Visit our Lampwork Bead Jewelry Index to see them!
Exclusive 14k and 18k Gold and Cultured Pearl Designer Jewelry...
We found the most incredible, huge, Grade AA coin pearls, and have designed some beautiful new coin pearl jewelry in 14k gold, 18k gold and sculpted 14k gold filled wire. Please visit our 14k and 18k Gold Coin Pearl Jewelry Page to see our new coin pearl designs!
Absolutely fabulous, giant, round all-nacre 9-10mm freshwater cultured pearls, combined with pure 14k and 18k gold, genuine emeralds and rubies, will make you feel like royalty on those special evenings out! Please visit our Opulent 14k and 18k Gold and Pearl Jewelry Index Page to see some of our new designs. We will add more as the year progresses.
Our dazzling faceted gemstone, giant cultured pearl and 22k gold vermeil charm bracelets are just the thing for holiday parties and evenings out! Very romantic, with the look of antique gold and gemstone charm bracelets, they also make excellent gifts. Click here to see our new faceted gemstone, cultured pearl and gold charm bracelets and earrings.
Custom Made Jewelry...
We do accept custom orders, and will work with you to design original jewelry to suit your desires, your new outfit or your budget. We also regularly substitute earring findings and clasps for our clients. So, if you see something that you love, but it needs just a little something different, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 337-474-4712.
We adore pearls, the larger and finer the better, and we have a page in homage to the Pearl, with pearl buying information and updates on new developments concerning natural pearls, saltwater cultured pearls, freshwater cultured pearls, and the pearls we use in our designs! Please visit our Pearl Information Page to read all about Pearls, our favorite gems!
Unique and unusual collectible beads and jewelry designer supplies...
Our jewelry studio is bursting with beads and findings, and every so often we offer for sale some of our overstocked items, including some very unique, high quality supplies, such as nugget gemstones, cultured pearls, vintage beads, exotic beads from around the world, quality sterling silver and gold findings, and other treasures. If you are a jewelry designer or collect unusual beads, please be sure to check our jewelry designer supplies page to see what we currently have for sale!
Information Pages and Links...
We have added a page containing Studio News, with journal entries by Lee Archer, to let you know what is new at the Studio and in the art and theater world in Lake Charles. We also have several pages with information of interest, including a page with many of our favorite jewelry and craft books, a page of auction links listing numerous online auction sites, and a page of links to sites of interest on jewelry making, glass beadmaking and other arts and crafts.
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Every so often we send out a newsletter informing our customers and friends of sales, specials and other interesting jewelry and glass beadmaking news!
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Ordering and Payment Information...
You may use our Online Order Form, or Email Us to place an order using your American Express Card, money order or check. You may also use One Click ordering to make purchases with your Visa, MasterCard or other major credit cards through PayPal. We provide a "Buy Now" or shopping cart button for each item, or, upon request, we will send you a PayPal invoice for multiple purchases after you fill out our Order form. (Note, if you make multiple Buy Now purchases, we will refund the excess shipping charges when we ship your order.) We unconditionally guarantee our quality and workmanship, and you may return any items except custom made pieces within 15 days of purchase for a full refund minus shipping costs, with no questions asked.
We accept MasterCard and Visa through PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!
We also directly accept the American Express Card!
We are proud to exhibit our handcrafted jewelry, charm bracelets and lampwork glass beads at the Artisans Gallery of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Please stop by the gallery and see our work at 204 West Sallier Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601, Hours 12 - 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
We are also proud to have been selected as an exhibiting member of The Juried OnLine Arts Festival, "Where collectors turn for handmade contemporary fine arts and crafts on the WWW."
We are also proud to be an exhibiting member
of the Electronic Cottage Online Arts & Crafts Gallery. Over 800 acclaimed professional artists and artisans exhibit on this site. Please do visit!
We sometimes sell our handcrafted jewelry, charm bracelets and lampwork glass beads on eBay under the seller name lady*of*the*lake. Why not have a look to see if we have any currently listed! And, in case you would like assurance before making a purchase from our website, you can check our wonderful eBay feedback!
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© Copyright 1999-2009, Lee A. Archer and Lady of the Lake Enterprises ® All Rights Reserved. Original designer jewelry, charm bracelets, photographs and images on this site are protected under United States and International copyright laws, and may not be duplicated, reproduced or copied by any means without express permission from Lee A. Archer. Music and sound files on this web site were purchased and licensed for internet use from Partners in Rhyme, www.partnersinrhyme.com, which retains all rights thereto.