Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Give a gift that keeps on giving...every month!

Jewelry by Samantha is now offering a jewelry subscription service. Available quarterly or monthly, these subscriptions bring unique, handmade jewelry to the recipient's doorstep that is sure to please. The same quality materials in a variety of styles. 

The earring subscription is just $100 and is a 6 month subscription that includes 2 pair/earrings each month for 6 months. This subscription is valued over $150 and if you are purchasing as a gift, you can even include a personalized note each month. 

Subscriptions are now available on Etsy! Shop local, shop handmade. :-)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Giving back, and you can help!

had the wonderful opportunity a few weeks ago to volunteer at a local homeless shelter. The group I volunteered with is called the "Needs-n-Dreams Foundation" and they provide hope and basic needs for children in need, especially in homeless shelters in the Cincinnati area. 

A group of us helped to host a birthday party for the kids and provided snacks, games, a birthday cake and of course gifts for each child. Many time things like birthday  parties are often taken for granted, as many of us have an overwhelmingly amount of love and support in our lives.

Just last week, I participated in a fundraiser event for the "Needs-n-Dreams Foundation" and was able to hear more about the goals of this organization, and their desire to plant seeds of hope in young lives in the community. What a beautiful thing to plant seeds of hope in young lives and share with them that they can be whatever they would like to be when they grow up. That they can go to college, and become successful. Sometimes children are just missing that encouraging voice in their life.

This Christmas, I will once again have the opportunity to volunteer at one of our local shelters, and provide gifts and bring a party to the children there. Something that I truly hope brings a light to them and provides a warm memory that they will be able to look back at. Something that will bring them hope in their life. Oftentimes children remember things that are said to them and any inspiration that we can be to a little one may turn into a life change or be the motivating force behind breaking the cycle of poverty later in their lifetime. 

How you can help

Through Friday, December 15th, $1 from every Jewelry by Samantha item will go directly towards helping to host a Christmas party at a local homeless shelter this Christmas. Your purchases will directly help to impact on a child's life, and support a local non profit, the "Needs-n-Dreams Foundation" to continue to give hope to children in need.

This Thanksgiving, take the time to be grateful for what you have- but also take a moment to think about those, even in your own community that may not have a home, basic needs, a stable environment or someone to love and encourage them. Always remember those that are less fortunate, and take time to give back this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving,


*For more about the Needs-n-Dreams foundation, visit

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Upcoming events

Today was my last day for attending the 2013 Farmers Market. I will be attending again next year. For November, you can shop JBS at the following events:

November 2nd - Mothers Exchange Sale @ Lakota (upUnion Center)
November 16th- Needs and Dreams Fundraiser event @Christ a Church Mason

More details to come! Mark your calendars for some great gift ideas! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Some girly, elegant things...

Glass pearls, chain and crystals $36/set

Chinese Crystals, glass pearls, and chain

Glass Pearls, crystals, pink swarovski accents,
and hematite chain

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A classy twist to memory wire bracelets

So many of you have seen the memory wire bracelets. Simple stacked bracelets with no clasp that just slide on & off. 

I started thinking about these a while back- and thought "why not put a classy twist to these simple bracelets?"- so that's exactly what I did. I used stones, freshwater pearls, glass, crystal and metal beads and put them together in some fun color combinations on silver plated memory wire. These are really fun and easy to wear- and add a lot to an outfit- since they are chunky and have the appearance of a multi strand bracelet. These start at just $18 and also make great gifts! 

Custom orders are always welcomed. Contact me at, or check out my etsy page by clicking on the banner in the right side of this blog. I will also be at the Montgomery Farmers Market August 3rd, September 21st, and October 12th. See you there! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Something blue...

This piece incorporates hematite chain with a beaded strand of glass, stone and crystal beads, and a metal embellished pendant. The earrings area a gunmetal wire with blue Czech beads. Unique with a little sparkle. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New earring sets!

So many new combinations to choose from! These come with a set of kidney ear wires that are nickel and lead free. Sets of three for just $20.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Metal tube bracelets!

These bracelets feature non tarnish (lead free& nickel free) metal tubes with crystals and glass beads. Wear one, or wear several. A classy and fun accessory. These are finished with a small lobster clasp. Priced at $14 each.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Book a Jewelry party today!

Jewelry parties are a great way to get some friends together, have fun and earn FREE jewelry for yourself!! Earn $20 in free product for each $200 in sales. Here are some pictures of some of the ladies modeling jewelry at a jewelry open house this afternoon.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New products!

New interchangeable handmade earrings with kidney ear wires (ear wires approx. 2"). Three pairs of earrings in each boxed set. These make great gifts! Available on Etsy for $20.00.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring forward!

With spring right around the corner, I have been working on color combos to accessorize your favorite spring attire. Pastels, shades of green, coral and lavender in stones, glass beads and crystal. I always love the multi strand necklaces, which are a great focal piece and will definitely get some attention. Click on the Etsy link on the right side bar to view more spring pieces.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Etsy store coming soon!

I am working on getting my etsy store back up an running with new inventory! Check it out soon! (Jewelry by Samantha). In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of the new inventory....

Monday, February 11, 2013


Keys, stamped metal, clock parts...lovely little charms make the perfect casual accessory. Stamped charms add a personal touch. These darling necklaces star at just $14.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New jewelry made with Fair Trade beads

My new line of jewelry uses beads made in Uganda and Kenya. These handmade beads help women in these countries to have a source of income. These beautiful beads make a great conversation piece. Kazuri clay beads are hand painted, and Mzuribeads are made with recycled paper.