My New Home!

It's been a busy year!  As some of you already know, this April I moved from Raleigh, NC, to Charlotte, NC, to be closer to my family.  I spent 8 wonderful years in Raleigh and absolutely loved it, but I'm excited about this new change and am so glad to be in Charlotte.

When I first moved to the area, I setup my studio in Belmont, NC, just outside of Charlotte.  After just 3 months, I got a call that a space in my dream studio had opened up, and I just had to take it.  So, this August I moved my studio again, to Dilworth Artist Station in South End Charlotte.  

I am beyond thrilled to be in this location and am so in love with my new space.  I hope it will be my home for many years to come.  Here are a few images of my new studio:


If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to stop by, let me know.  I always love having visitors!

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Emily Claire Is Turning 9!

It's hard to believe, but this March marks 9 years since I founded Emily Claire LLC.  The time has gone by in the blink of an eye!  Having a jewelry business has brought so many great things to my life.  I have learned so much, not just about my craft, but also about business.  I've traveled and had wonderful adventures.  Best of all, I have met amazing people.  As I celebrate this milestone, I'm reminiscing with a collection of photos I have saved over the years.

Where it all began, at Penland School of Crafts:

Penland School of Crafts

The early years:


The recent years:

The years in between:

Days in studio:

One-of-a-kind pieces:

Countless sketches:

Special collections:


Custom jewelry:

Adventures abroad:

It has been a wonderful journey and I'm so grateful for my clients, family, and friends who have supported me along the way. I can't wait for the next nine years!

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Jewelry I Love- Tap by Todd Pownell

I am a long time fan of Todd Pownell's handcrafted jewelry.  I love the color combination of black and gold in his work, and the unique metal textures he creates.  He also sets stones so uniquely, some even set upside down with the culet (point at the bottom of the stone) pointed outward.  

Until recently, I had not seen his work in person.  Luckily, during a recent trip to Colorado, I wondered into a gorgeous jewelry gallery called Art + Soul that had a lovely selection.  I so enjoyed getting to see Todd Pownell's beautifully crafted jewelry up close!

Here are a few of my favorite Todd Pownell pieces:

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Progression of the petal form...

One of my favorite parts of the year is right after the holiday season.  It's when I get to take a break from the mad rush of making in studio, slow down, and try out some new ideas.  As I artist, I believe it is essential to keep evolving and nothing makes me happier in studio than coming up with a great new design.

In 2015 I fell in love with a structured petal form that showcased the gorgeous yellow color of 22k gold.  This year I have been loosening up that form to create more fluid and organic shapes.  You can see the evolution in the images below:

It's always so interesting to look back and see how small changes to simple motifs can open the door to wonderful new ideas.

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The Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

This year, I am so thrilled to be a part of the The Carolina Artisan Craft Market! This beautiful event showcases amazing fine craft designs handmade by artists from across North Carolina and the U.S. 

Spend a weekend shopping for handmade, one-of-a-kind craft representing more than 110 artists from across the country.  See beautiful pottery, sculpture, wearable and decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, metal work, furniture, leather, photography, printmaking and mixed media. For those seeking unique and collectible gifts, you won't want to miss this event!  While you shop, enjoy live music, artist demonstrations and, of course, a fabulous group of fine craft artists all in one place.

Carolina Artisan Craft Market
Hosted by the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild

The Raleigh Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B (NEW VENUE!)
500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
      *** I'll be in booth H-10!***

Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8

Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now! Visit for more information.

I hope to see you there!

~ Claire