Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Special Feature - Newhopebeading

To get to know Caroline a little better I took an excerpt from her shop profile
"Hi, my name is Caroline. Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted for you with great care and attention to detail. I carefully pick gemstones from across the globe to create very limited edition, often one-of-a-kind, jewelry. Much of my silver comes directly from Bali or the Karen Hill Tribe in Thailand. Hill tribe silver is 97.5% to 99% pure* and is absolutely beautiful. I seek out Keishi and other freshwater pearls for their luster and color. I enjoy incorporating Venetian glass, Czech fire-polished glass, Swarovski crystals, and lampwork beads into these thoughtfully chosen natural materials.

Newhopebeading proudly donates 5% of the price of each item purchased to the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ as thanks for the wonderful support they have given our family following our daughter’s diagnosis of epilepsy.

Newhopebeading started shortly after my daughter, Samantha, was diagnosed with epilepsy. In the early days following her diagnosis, making jewelry kept me from worrying about her. She had been injured during her first seizure, which happened at school. I found that it is impossible to make jewelry and worry at the same time, because you need to focus on what you are doing. Soon, more and more people started asking me to make them jewelry. My husband started to kid with me that I should start a company."

The jewelry from Newhopebeading is stunning. You can find Newhopebeading on Etsy, Artfire, and 1000markets. Her shops feature mothers bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and wine glass charms. There are a few pieces that I am particularly fond of. Red is my favorite color, so I couldn't resist the Carnelian and Bali Sterling Silver Earrings. The swirl of the chandelier feature is such an eye catcher. The Australian Chrysoprase and Hill Tribe Silver Seashell Necklace is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Not only is it a gorgeous necklace but made of the best quality materials. Lastly, there is the Tourmaline, Bali Silver and Swarovski Crystal Post earrings. The black and silver make these a classic look.

Right now, Caroline has a special offer in her Artfire shop. Free shipping on all earring purchases on August 10 and 11.

To find all her great shops, follow these links
Artfire -
Etsy -
1000markets -

I also recommend reading Newhopebeading's profile on Etsy and 1000markets. Also visit to learn more about the condition that affects Caroline's family daily.


  1. Jennifer thank you so much for featuring me and for posting a link to Epilepsy means a lot to me!

  2. Lovely items. Thanks for sharing...

  3. wow - i especially love that last pair of earrings - would love to know where she got the spiral findings!