Jewels of the Vineyard

I first spotted ‘Jewels of the Vineyard‘ bracelets while browsing a boutique in Napa Valley, with blogger friends, last spring. The sumptuous leathers, saturated colors and metallic finishes of the pieces caught my eye. They exude a luxurious, yet rustic, vibe. The line is a labor of love by artist Cheryl Thompson. Her mediums include oil painting, fabric painting and ceramics, as well as jewelry making. I recently enjoyed a conversation with Cheryl and it’s clear that her passion for the wine country, and designing unique, hand-crafted jewelry, are equally at play in creating her distinctive line. In her Yountville studio Cheryl’s hope is to “express the beauty of the person” who will eventually wear her pieces.

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Cheryl has aptly named each of her jewelry collections after a region in Napa Valley. The names Stag’s Leap Collection, Spring Mountain Collection, St. Helena Collection, Oakville Collection, Calistoga Collection, and Carneros Collection bring back fond memories for me from the years I lived in, or near, Napa Valley. Each collection has a distinct flavor, much like the wine grapes grown in the different regions of this quintessential wine country.

Leather Bracelets from Jewels of the Vineyard
Regaliz Leather (Spain) Bracelets from Jewels of the Vineyard

 

Cheryl has searched the world for unique leathers, beads and embellishments. The ‘Regaliz’ leathers from Spain are all about drenched colors, shine and a luxurious feel. I have huge affection for Spain, after spending our summer holiday enjoying its beauty. From the moment I saw it, I knew the ‘Regaliz’ leather had my name on it.

 

Regaliz Leather (Spain) Bracelets from Jewels of the Vineyard

As you can see, Cheryl’s creativity leads to a variety of styles. Chains, crystals, beads and animal print are the embellishments for some of my favorite pieces. ‘Jewels of the Vineyard’ also has a line of leather bracelets for men, perfect for gift giving this season. With so many gorgeous pieces, I had a hard time choosing just one.

Eventually I settled on this beauty:

Regaliz Licorice Bracelet by Jewels of the Vineyard

  ‘Regaliz’ Licorice Leather Bracelet

Heather Lindstrom and Jewels of the Vineyard Collage

My bracelet arrived late last week and I looked forward to wearing it to the ‘Christmas Preview’ Sunday night in Chico. The golden tones are equally beautiful on summer skin, as well as skin that’s lost some color in the fall, as mine has. The mixed metal accents Cheryl selected add an edgy vibe. I’m super pleased with my choice and I think this bracelet is a knockout! It fastens with a strong magnetic closure which makes it easy to put on or take off, by yourself, which I find essential in a bracelet.

Christmas Preview Chico Heather Lindstrom and Alicia Lund

 My bracelet was a hit at Christmas Preview and I received several compliments on it.

Heather Lindstrom and Alicia Lund

 

At a fashionable new boutique, Syllabus, owned by Aveed Khaki,  I recognized the widely popular blogger, Alicia Lund, of Cheetah is the New Black. Alicia, who grew up in Chico, made her way to New York, and now San Francisco, as a sought after stylist and blogger. My new ‘Jewels of the Vineyard’ bracelet received a thumbs up from Alicia, and she is a true style expert.
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Are you in the ‘making a list and checking it twice’ season like I am?

‘Jewels of the Vineyard’ Bracelets will make a memorable gift for you or someone you love.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

xx,

 

Heather Orr Lindstrom Signature

My bracelet was generously gifted to me by Cheryl Thompson of ‘Jewels of the Vineyard’

and all opinions I express are my uniquely my own.

 

 

 

 

Heather Lindstrom

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15 comments

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Heather you look great and the bracelet you chose is gorgeous!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

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Love the cape! Happy thanksgiving!

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Thank you Jen! Same to you! xx

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I love them!! It would be so hard to choose!! I’ll make a concerted effort to narrow it down to one purchase:). You look so very chic in your cape and cap!! Simply stunning my friend.
Happy Thanksgiving and much love!
xoxoJennifer

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You have such impeccable taste, Heather. You look gorgeous as usual.
Stopped by earlier but was rushing. Wishing you and your loves a beautiful Thanksgiving.
xoxo

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Ahhhh thank you Marcia, you are so good to me! I know Thanksgiving is a near and dear season for both of us. Enjoy every moment with your family. xx

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Good Morning Heather! First, your photos are wonderful .. love the leather pants and booties. This is a gorgeous piece you have here and it suits you! Looks like a fun event and very festive. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xxleslie

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Good morning Leslie….Thank you! I am so pleased with my bracelet choice. Cheryl does beautiful work. The Christmas Preview is such a festive event in Chico every year. It’s a must attend for us. Happy Thanksgiving in your beautiful new home. I’m so happy for you! xx

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I love that sexy sassy outfit you’re wearing!

Those bracelets are pretty sweet too.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

bisous
Suzanne
http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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It takes one to know one! ;) I had a feeling you would like my outfit. Those booties are business in the front and party (animal print) in the back! Happy holidays Suzanne!! xx

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Hi Heather, I love this picture of you with the leopard boots and the hat and bracelet! Aren’t Jewels of the Vineyard pieces amazing…I could easily own several selections. I hope you and your readers will come over right now and register to win a $50 gift card for this jewelry. You look wonderful!

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Cheryl Thompson does a beautiful job with her pieces, I agree. How fun that you have a giveaway going on! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Pam.
xx

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Hello heather! I am sitting here at parent confeeences with only one family having come since 12 noon. So lovely to see you and not only are the jewels great, but that darling coat you are wearing is perfect! Happy thanksgiving swwet friend!

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Same to you sweet Anita! I just caught your fabulous post. I’d sit at your beautiful dining table anytime! ;) Aren’t Cheryl’s designs beautiful? She definitely puts heart and soul to her creations. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
xx

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