Cheryl & Son Jewelry Designs’ creations are handmade in by me in my home studio in the Midwest.
You Can Never Have Too Much Jewelry
That’s my motto. I’m Cheryl Dangel Bartolini…collector and curator of beautiful things, particularly jewelry.
I own my own public relations firm and am a published author but my passion has always been jewelry, so I started a second career as a metalsmith and silversmith to fulfill my need for a creative life.
Throughout the years, no matter what I did or where I went, I did it wearing jewelry. It is a passion that started with my mother’s jewelry box. I always loved to look at all the beautiful things she kept in there. Even now, when I open up her jewelry box, the scent that greets me, mixed with my mother’s fragrances, take me back in time.
Jewelry, collecting it and wearing it, is something I’ve done since I was a little girl. I love seeking out vintage jewelry in antique shops equally as much as I enjoy having a new piece created by a thoroughly contemporary 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.
So where does “& Son” come in? My son is my inspiration. I marvel at his enthusiasm and his perseverance in all he does. He encouraged 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.
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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, and the president of Cullen Communications, Inc., a public relations firm.