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Studio Hours:


During the week of October 5th...

The Studio will be open Monday from Noon until 5.

Tuesday from 11 until 4.  Closed Wednesday.

Thursday from 11 until 5.

Closed Friday, October 9th


Upcoming Shows:


October 10 & 11, Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, Crozet, Virginia

October 10th - Art on the Avenue, Delray, Alexandria, Virginia

(Postponed from 10/3 due to weather)

October 14th, Fall Flower Sale, Virginia Beach, Virginia

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6802 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA  23226
Phone: 804.288.1587

Fall is in full swing and that means it's time to start rolling out all of my new designs that I've been working on all summer.  I've posted a few, but there are still a lot more to come.  I hope you love them.

You're always welcome to stop by the Studio or to catch me at one of my upcoming shows.  I'd love to show you all of my new looks!

Here's a little bit about on u jewelry...

I wake up every morning with ideas bouncing around in my head that I just need to get out...  Quite often, I awake in the middle of the night and find a pen in my hand... drawing. writing.. knotting... playing... creating...  I can't stop...  I don't want to stop... Why should I?  It's why I do what I do... and I can't think of anything else.   I don't want to know why.  It just comes naturally ... I'm destined by it.  I don't think there's anything wrong with that.  Is there?  


I really hope not... Because if there is.  I'm in really big trouble.

I'm proud to offer a truly authentic and exquisite eco-chic line of handcrafted jewelry that is created by hand, with glass, semi-precious and vintage findings that is fashion forward...


Everything is made right here in Richmond, Virginia.  And I'm very, very proud of that.


My designs embrace, and many highlight, classic, antique or funky vintage buttons and findings that have been inspired by my every day perspective on life, whether it's from here, or from afar.  I've been weaving many findings from India, London and Portugal (some are from 1000 BC) into my designs. And also materials that I've found in little markets throughout the Chianti region of Tuscany, in Barcelona, Spain and the Provence region of southern France.  You see, I love to travel.


For photos of a couple of my most recent trips:

Brazil last March.  Click here.

London Antique Buying Spree...  Click here


The thing that really distinguishes my line of handcrafted jewelry is the knotting.  I could never just string a strand and be done with it.   I take the time to create elaborate knot patterns through intricate hand-knotting and hand-crocheting.  I didn't find them in a book, or copy another's ideas; I learned them from my Yia Yia (my Greek grandmother).  Texture and dimension.  Originality.  Authenticity.  You'll find it here.


 After one look, you'll be able to recognize the difference of on u jewelry.  Wrap one of my designs around your wrist, or neck, or even your ankle, you'll easily feel how good it looks on you

(or, is that on u?!). 


It's great how everyone is running around with reusable bags and trying to cut down on all sorts of items destined for landfills.  Please don't stop!  It's something that we've been doing all of our lives...and certainly since the beginning of on u jewelry in 1991 - reusing, recycling, and reinventing ways to take advantage of what life has to offer...  Simply look for the ECO CHIC logo.  It will help you to narrow down those items that I create with a minimum of 95% recycled, reused or natural products. 


 Please support the really great shops and boutiques throughout the country that carry the line.  We only work with a handful of stores that we adore our relationships with.  We're not in to being too big... because that wouldn't allow us the time to do what we do best... creating sensational jewelry that makes you feel, and look, your best.


Also, let's not forget about giving to our favorite charities.  It's tough out there, for sure, but keep in mind that it's especially hard for non-profit and volunteer organizations that also need help right now.  We'll do our part.  We hope you'll do so, too.


We welcome all of those who caught a glimpse of the line in issues of Richmond, Magazine, Coastal Living, InStyle, Southern Living, and People Style Watch Magazines. 


Feel free to join the Mailing List to receive special offers by email and snail mail (it's totally Opt-In and there's no way that we'll ever share your address with anyone).  I'll notify you of my show and studio schedule, plus any special events that are on the rise.


If you like what you see, please pass my web site address along to your friends and family.  Know of a show or have an idea or recommendation on how to make the on u jewelry site better?  Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you!


on u.   We know. You get it.


Original eco-chic handcrafted beaded jewelry by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry - Voted Best Local Artist by Richmond Magzine, August 2011

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Made in Richmond, Virginia, USA