Posted on WeddingBee.com (May, 2010)

While she isn't on Etsy as far as I know, I would highly recommend http://www.smashingjewels.com/. She is a DC-area jewelry maker who sells at markets and in local shops. I own MANY of her necklaces and have given many necklaces and bracelets of hers as gifts. Everyone has loved the gifts and I get tons of compliments from friends/coworkers when I wear my pieces. If you're ordering several pieces for BMs, she may offer a discount. She can also do custom work. Good luck :-)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Hi Candace

I just wanted to drop a short email of gratitude and praise for the beautiful jewelry you've designed. During my visit to the area (early June) I had the opportunity to visit twice your stand at the Courthouse Farmers' Market and purchase a few items that have brought my compliments and smiles my way. Thank you!


The Rock Chalk Jayhawk girl from Kansas,

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Thanks so much for my coin-pearl set. I have had tons of admirers...and Of course, I have given them your contact for you to create stuff for them.

Thanks again-

Monday, August 22, 2005

Hi Candace!

I purchased a mother-of-pearl flower pendant on a pearl chain this past Sat at Courthouse. I wore it all weekend and today to work and have received a million compliments on it! I love it! Thank you! I think it is now my favorite piece of jewelry (except for my engagement ring)! Thanks again and hope to see you at Courthouse this Sat!

Best, Jenn

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Dear Candace,

Just wanted to let you know that the blister pearl necklace arrived today and it is so beautiful! Thank you! This was my 50th (gulp) birthday present to myself. I'm not a huge jewelry person, but I love your pieces--especially this one which blends something beautiful that comes from the sea with art. Thank you for sending it so quickly too.

All good wishes,

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Thanks so much for sending me the earrings so fast. They are beautiful. You are quite talented! I'm giving them to my daughter, Kristin, for her birthday. I can't wait to give them to her! Thanks again.


Friday, June 10, 2005

Dear Candace,

Thank you for making Katie's wedding so special. All of your beautiful jewelry made the whole event wonderful. Katie has been so excited and pleased with all your ideas and creations. Good luck with your business. I love my necklace a lot! It's lovely. Thanks, also for coming to Jamaica.

Take care,
Patsie Baker

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Dear Ms. Marsella,

I bought a beautiful necklace from you at the street fair in Georgetown this past June. (Light green seed pearls; a semi-precious light green stone in the center.) A friend's daughter is leaving the country and I'd like to give her a similar necklace as a going-away present. She really admired the necklace I bought.