Linda Hayes creates artisan jewelry that celebrates the romantic imagination and feminine aesthetic. Most of her pieces are one-of-a-kind, and she produces limited collections seasonally. From a long career in laboratory science comes careful attention to detail and an appreciation and use of quality materials. It's a special interest of hers to combine vintage elements with gemstones, designing unique pieces imbued with history, nostalgia, or personal significance.
My surroundings influence and support my creative work. My home is in a stand of tall oaks, and when working at night, I can step outside and see the winter moon through the silhouettes of gloriously twisted branches. Or on a summer evening, pause to rest my eyes and smell the fragrant honeysuckle. Often, this is just the break I need to see a gemstone layout with fresh eyes and make an adjustment that satisfies my design intent. The construction process is sometimes repetitive and requires discipline, but this can be a type of meditation in itself. I hope the beauty in my materials, designs, and craftsmanship finds resonance with you.
Rose quartz, Pink freshwater pearls, sterling, 21-22", infinity lobster clasp
Fancy-cut lemon quartz and smoky quartz on sterling silver
Lemon, bi-color and smoky quartz, light green, pyrite, Swarovski rhinestone, sterling silver toggle clasp, 8 inches
Titanium drusy nugget, bezeled amethyst quartz, gold filled
Aquamarine in matrix cube, carved rainbow moonstone
Gold filled and gold vermeil
Bead cluster pastel and opalescent, sterling silver
Antique round Mother of Pearl Chinese gaming counter, crescent moon on aquamarine, citrine, pearl, gold filled and gold vermeil
Swivel clasp, 17.5-18.5", pierced and engraved for wealthy British imported by East Indie Co.
Antique rectangle gaming counter, Mother of Pearl, gold chain, pearls
18-19", Chinese hand engraved 18th-19th century
Green prehnite nugget, amethyst and ametrine, pearls, mystic, carved amethyst and olive jade flowers, large sterling silver swivel clasp
Nugget quartz pendant on patinaed sterling chain with bezeled iolite and filigree links, hook clasp, 18-19"
Lavender mystic fumed quartz, citrine, ametrine, sterling silver
pale blue opal unusual stone, 8 inches
Chandelier bezeled opalite, gold filled chain, bars, round ear wires
Gold vermeil, opalite, citrine, blue chalcedony, gold filled
Big baroque pearl drop pendant, 21" and 3" pendant
A+ quality keshi pearls, opalite, titanium shards, labrodorite
Gold vermeil, 18-19.5"
Blue lace drusy pendant, opalite, tiny pearls
Gold filled magnetic clasp, ~25"
Gemstone briolette wrap, iolite, pink chalcedony, quartz, sterling
Vintage goofus glass brooch, pearls, rhinestone
Sterling wirework, intaglio glass reverse painting, 1930's
Sold - $ 180.00
Mixed baroque pearls in pink, grey, and apricot, rhodocrosite, agate
Gold vermeil puzzle clasp, 19" with shell
10mm baroque grey pearls, long gold filled ear wires