Cheryl & Son Jewelry Designs’ creations are handmade in limited quantities.

You Can Never Have Too Much Jewelry

That’s my motto. I’m Cheryl Dangel Bartolini…collector and curator of beautiful things, particularly jewelry. My career is that of a journalist and public relations consultant. My passion is making jewelry.

Throughout the years, no matter what I did or where I went, I did it wearing jewelry. It is a passion that may have started with my mother’s jewelry box. I always loved to look at all the beautiful things in her jewelry box. I loved how all the jewelry sparkled. I loved how the jewelry box smelled.

Jewelry, collecting it and wearing it, has always been a passion of mine. I love seeking out vintage jewelry in antique shops equally as much as I enjoy having a new piece created by a thoroughly modern designer.

Today, I have the enormous good fortune to be able to make my own jewelry. I absolutely love working with color and coming up with new designs. Sometimes, I have so many ideas, I fear I cannot harness them all. My jewelry is an eclectic blend of old and new, vintage and contemporary. I love antique and modern pieces equally well, so often I find my designs reflect both. Some of my favorite designers are those artisans who work with Sundance and Uno de 50. Unfortunately, both of these sources of jewelry, while beautiful, are usually very expensive. I try to design similar pieces at a more affordable price point.

So where does “& Son” come in? My son is my inspiration. I marvel at his enthusiasm and his perseverance in all he does. He has always urged me to sell my jewelry pieces, so it is because of him that I took that first big step.

As a jewelry collector, I hope you enjoy wearing and collecting these pieces as much as I have enjoyed making them. Welcome to my shop on the Internet.

Meet Cheryl Bartolini

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Cheryl Dangel Bartolini is the owner and designer of Cheryl & Son Jewelry Designs. She’s also a writer, author of 15 books on graphic and interior design, columnist for Chicago’s Daily Southtown and the president of Cullen Communications, Inc., a public relations firm. She is the author of the Love Living at Home blog and a home improvement columnist on Examiner.com.