Welsh Items at Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry

I believe that I have mentioned before that I offer a Celtic line at Nanuk’s Igloo, but now I will be offering items that are specifically Welsh both online and in the shop.  I am teaming up with my mother, nationally known Welsh Folksinger Jodee James, to incorporate Welsh gifts in addition to the jewelry items.

As of now, Nanuk’s Igloo offers a Welsh Dragon necklace. Quantities are limited at this time, but I hope to be able to offer more necklaces using the Welsh Dragon pendant.  In addition to these necklaces, we will also be selling Welsh T-shirts, Bumper Stickers, Notecards, and other gifts.  Each item is a custom item that will not be found elsewhere.  The notecards are actually made from artwork done by my grandmother Evelyn F. James.  In fact, we will be the only seller of Welsh specific gifts in New Jersey.


It’s Official!

The lease is signed!

Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry will no longer just be online.  There is now a physical location for everyone to visit.

In July, Nanuk’s Igloo will be opening at 321 Mill St, Belvidere, NJ 07823.

Every item you see on the website will now be available for sale in the store.  Shop in person, shop online – your choice!

June Birthstone Options

I have been doing  a little research once again on birthstones.  Since it is June and I was born in June, I think this is a good place to start.

The standard birthstone we all know for June is the pearl.  As a June birthday, I’ve never been fond of pearls.  I often wondered why other months got such pretty sparkly stones and June got the “pearl”.

I’m happy to report that there are other options.  If you have a June birthday and are looking for something more “you” to wear, take a look at the following:


(Swarovski Crystal Emerald and Sterling Silver Earrings.)


(Black Czech Crystal, Swarovski Pearls, and Black Tree Agate Pendant.)


(Blue Chalcedony ad Celtic Swirl Bracelet)


(Turquoise and Celtic Accent Earrings.)


(Moonstone and Swarovski Crystal Bracelet)


(Steel Cats Eye Bracelet)

So the next time you’re looking for a birthstone choice that is a bit more modern, fun, or your style, keep in mind that there are other choices that are just as pretty, but that might not be the standard in birthstone jewelry.


This is just a quick note to mention Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry’s latest affiliation with OurWeddingDay.com.  Nanuk’s Igloo is proud to be a part of this wedding planning mega database.  When I was planning my own wedding, I happily relied on many websites like this one, but I haven’t seen one that pulled everything together as well as OurWeddingDay.com manages to.  If you have a moment, and are possibly planning a wedding, drop by their site.  Click here for Nanuk’s Igloo’s advertisement on the site.

Also, if you are a wedding vendor, you can receive 50% off a subscription to OurWeddingDay.com just by including Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry as your referrer when you sign up.  Take advantage of this offer and become a part of the fastest growing wedding planning site.

I have also increased the Bridal Jewelry section of Nanuk’s Igloo and plan to add more in the near future.  Please take a minute to check it out.  If you decide to buy anything, use this special coupon to receive a discount at checkout.  Coupon Code:  Wedding.

Reminder for Upcoming Event

The other day I received a letter from Mona at the Cambrian Heritage Society in Madison, WI.  She received the necklace set that I donated to the upcoming MadCeltFest on June 21.  I just wanted to post a quick reminder to everyone about this important event.

\"Welsh Dragon Necklace\"

This is the necklace that will be auctioned at the upcoming event.  It is made of Swarovski Pearls in two shades of silver and Cubic Zirconia beads in Jet.  The center pendant is a large Welsh Dragon pewter pendant.  The necklace has an adjustable length and measures 18″ at it’s longest.  Retail value for this set (earrings not shown) is approximately $65.

\"Letter from the Cambrian Heritage Society\"

Please take a moment to stop by the Cambrian Heritage Society Sponsor Website.

Happy 2 Years Nanuk’s Igloo!

It’s hard to believe that two years have already gone by since that one day when I decided to just go ahead and do this.

It was a day not unlike any other. There was nothing special about it. I woke up one morning, flipped through a bridal magazine, looked at some jewelry online and thought “Hey, I can do this!” That was it. The next thing I knew I was at the craft store buying tools and some starter beads. It had been seven years since I’d thought about making jewelry and yet it all came back to me as if I’d never stopped. I quickly grew obsessed with improving and relearning techniques that had become a little rusty. I also went on to learn that there was a whole new world of beaded jewelry out there since the last time I’d worked on anything. My husband, then fiance, thought I would lose interest quickly and humored my little projects. He went to work one day and came home to over twenty pairs of earrings on the kitchen table! The next day he went to work and I set up an Ebay store to sell them. It all happened very quickly and now, here I am two years later still making jewelry, still enjoying it, and more successful than I expected!

It is because of my customers and friends that I have made it this far. Without them, I would honestly just have the largest jewelry box collection ever seen. 🙂

As a way to thank my customers, I’m offering 20% off all pre-made orders between now and Saturday, May 10.
To redeem this offer, use coupon code “Year2” at checkout.
In addition to the coupon, all orders will include free shipping during this sale.

Thank you to all of you who have helped make Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry such a success! Here’s to the start of year three!!

Just A Quick Note

I haven’t had much to say these days as my non-jewelry life has taken center stage for a while.

I wanted to pop in though and let everyone know what I’ve been up to.

Although I have been creating jewelry for nearly seventeen years, I decided recently to pursue a certificate in Jewelry Design just to solidify my skills and ideas.  It’s a lot of fun, but is sometimes hard work learning the aspects that I’ve never thought of before.  By the time I’m done, though, I will (supposedly, ha!) have the ability to work fine jewelry.  My heart will forever be in my handworked, beaded creations, but I am hoping to branch out to creating my own silver beads and focals for my jewelry, so maybe one day there will not only be the Nanuk’s Igloo collection of pre-made jewelry, but also the silver bead collection.

I learned a long time ago that although it is important to always follow your heart, that it is also important to know when that heart’s desire is evolving to the next step.  This new path is part of that next step.

Now, for the April coupon offer!

CELEBRATE TAX MONTH (yes, I know that’s a contradiction, ha!).

Take 15% off your entire order with coupon code “TaxDay” until April 16.