"Baubles and Beads, Sparkle and Shimmer" became the focus and tagline for Designs by Ricki and helped launch a new trend for costume jewelry that is now the rage in California. Over twelve years have passed since this innovative designer made waves in the San Francisco Bay Area with her handcrafted wholesale jewelry line.
Her attention to detail and use of high quality products makes and marks her designs with style and value. She carefully creates each piece individually and is gaining increased recognition for her 'one of a kind', custom made jewelry. Bracelets, necklaces and earrings are made of semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, handmade Indian and Chinese lampwork beads, Murano Venetian glass, handmade cane glass beads by renowned artists David Christensen and Mingo and Asho, glass beads, sterling silver and lead-free pewter.
She continuously updates her collection and introduces new pieces such as, 2010's Opal Opulence and Magnificent Amethyst, to serve the needs of her established clientele and burgeoning customer base.
Ricki's career began in the world of business, financial services. But, she soon found her creative and highly expressive nature yearning for fulfillment. She became a professional Middle Eastern dancer and fell in love with the layers of exotic jewelry and costume accessories. Adorning women with beautiful and unusual jewelry became her 'next step' as "Baubles and Beads, Sparkle and Shimmer" became her standard.
Designs By Ricki offers her customer base a wide range of products: bracelets, necklaces, earrings and keychains. Her pricing is structured to give the customer the very best value, well below retail...yes, wholesale pricing!
She will negotiate for special orders and also offers Trunk Shows for individuals who are interested in sharing these fine designs with their friends and families...with an opportunity to qualify for a special GIFT and/or money as a thank you.
Ricki's jewelry has been featured at the Sonoma Art and Wine Festival, Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, Healdsburg Art Festival, Sunny Hills Grape Festival, Sausalito Spring Fair, Mad Rags Boutique and at the Roche Winery. Please check her Event Schedule to see when and where you can meet her in person.
Stand out in the crowd...wear this beautiful art...expressing the shimmering essence of the spirit within...and enjoy Designs By Ricki.