About Us

Each piece of C'est Levy Jewelry is hand-crafted individually and fired to nearly 2300 degrees for strength and durability. Features are pressed into the wet clay using a variety of clay, wood, dental, and kitchen tools; a skewer is used for the nostrils, and a fingernail for a winking eye. The beads are then cleaned, drilled, and bisque fired, after which oxides and underglazes are applied before the final firing. Metallic accents are added later. Pieces are then combined with beads from all parts of the world, some ancient trade beads or crystals, some made of materials such as wood, horn, shell, clay, bone, metal, or glass. Earring findings are surgical steel, gold filled, or plated if yellow. To clean surfaces, use a mild soap and toothbrush or nylon scrubber.

About Stephanie

Stephanie’s bead and jewelry creations have evolved from her work over the years in ceramic sculpture. Stephanie was first introduced to clay in a pottery class in college in Louisiana, and began showing her ceramic sculpture soon afterwards. Her sculpture has been included in numerous shows including Nancy Lurie Art Gallery in Chicago, “The Anonymous Image” at The University of Chicago, “Extraordinary Vehicles” at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, “California Crafts” at The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, and The Long Beach Art Museum in California. Her work has been featured in Craft Report Magazine, Ceramic Review in London, England, and pictured in Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Her jewelry has sold coast to coast in galleries, boutiques and museum shops in Seattle, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, New York and Hawaii. Stephanie is a former member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Foothills Craft Guild, Terra Madre, and Handwork Craft Cooperative.