Exclusive jewelry turns heads and makes a statement
Jacqueline Blocker has an eye for design, and jewelry is her passion. In 1998, she began working as an apprentice jeweler at a small shop in Cape Coral, Florida. She eventually pursued formal jeweler’s school and became a master craftsman.
Blocker’s metalsmithing is one-of-a-kind, and she has been featured in multiple art exhibits due to her ability to create realistic animal artwork on her jewelry. She creates charms and wraps in the shapes of animals primarily considered exotic, but she’s also created pieces based on photos of pets or domestic animals. These unique pieces bring warmth to those who want a reminder of their pet or who have lost a pet.
The most noteworthy Blocker jewelry is pricey, but customizing jewelry allows Blocker to expand her business, so all individuals can benefit from her work regardless of their means. She loves jewelry, not just metal work, and her customized options include bead work with handcrafted glass beads.
Fantasy jewelry is Jacqueline’s dream, and she wants to share that dream with her customers. She invites customers to bring in outfits for special occasions, so she can color-match beads and gems to casual and formal attire. Customers love the beaded options because they can afford to have a piece that they only wear once. It is event-specific attire, so it can be memorable because it will only be seen once.
Blogging has become an essential component of many businesses, but Blocker sees it as a way to share her inspiration and her passion with the world. She will be posting blogs about her bead making processes, her metal work, and her design inspirations. She strongly believes in knowledge-sharing and openly invites her customers and fans to learn the craft of jewelry. She even hosts live jewelry-making workshops.
A walk through Blocker’s jewelry shop is like no other jewelry experience. It is colorful. The sterile showcases filled with sparkling diamonds and bright lights are absent. Blocker has open cases, warm lighting, and most of her gems and beads are colored. She encourages customers to feel the jewelry and note its weight and color against the skin.
“So many people use jewelry as a status symbol,” Jacqueline states, “so I wanted to give jewelry back it’s unique adornment capability. It is not something to show how much you have. It’s something to show who you are. Jewelry is self-expression, and everyone should have the chance to express themselves.”
If you’d like to contact Jacqueline, she is happy to hear from you. Contact her at this link.