Jayelay JLA Jewelers
Westmoreland ~ Made in USA ~ New Hampshire
Each piece is handmade by Andrea & Jim Lorette.  They create hand forged jewelry made of genuine solid metals, real gemstones, and other natural materials. Their castings are derived from their original carvings, treasures found in nature, or objects from ancient times. They make their own tools and use
fold forming and anticlastic techniques in their designs.

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Here is a sampling of some of the custom items that we have made.  Scroll down to view money clips, ear cuffs, hair clips, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, wedding designs & more. 

Do you want to place a custom order?  Please share your ideas in the text box provided at the bottom of this page.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you in advance!

 

Spiral Pendant as Ring holder

This spiral pendant can be worn alone on a chain, or it can be worn as a ring or charm holder to dangle sentimental rings and things.  It's available in 14k, 14k gold filled, and sterling silver.

Carvings

Dancing Muse ~ Jim Lorette hand carved these figures.  Materials: wooly mammoth tusk, nu gold, ebony & sterling silver.

Jim Lorette hand carved this elephant head panel which measures 3/4 of an inch high by 1 inch wide. Materials: wooly mammoth tusk, sterling silver & 14K gold filled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacking Mother's Rings

Stacking rings made to order with custom names.  There are 5 rings photographed here; the name bands have a beaded spacer ring between each one.  The name bands are available in sterling silver for $50 each, and each beaded spacer band is $20 each.  Also available in 14k gold.

More Stacking Rings

Stacking rings made to order with custom words.  There are 3 rings photographed here; two beaded and one which reads love.  The word bands are available in sterling silver for $50 each, and each beaded spacer band is $20 each.  Also available in 14k gold.

Heirloom Buttons

These hand carved shell buttons were provided by the client.  They were passed down to her from her grandmother who was a seamstress.  Materials: mother of pearl shell, freshwater pearl & sterling silver.

 

 

Found Object

This fluorite was found in Westmoreland, NH while on a hike.  We were asked to make it into a pendant.

Forever Cherished

Animal lovers or loved ones of service men & women might find this of interest.  Provide us with hair or ashes to be mixed into metal to have a wearable keepsake. 

The client provided ashes of her parents and asked that we mix them into the metal to create this bracelet/anklet for her to wear.  There is custom engraving on the other side of the decorative panel.  Materials: hand forged fine silver & sterling silver. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found Objects

These shells were collected by the client while on vacation.  We were asked to make these necklaces which were given to loved ones at Christmas.  Materials: sterling silver front toggle clasp with shell dangle. 

This sea glass was collected on the beach the day he proposed.  He surprised her with this necklace the evening before their wedding. Materials: sea glass & sterling silver.

 

A young man found this stone while rock hunting in Herkimer, NY.  He surprised his mother and gave this necklace to her on her birthday. Materials: Herkimer diamond & hand forged sterling silver.

 

 

Symbols

Star of David Pendant ~ Materials: sterling silver & wooly mammoth tusk

 

Repurposed Object

This was a bookmark and are now 5 pair of earrings.  These brass disks were provided by the client; each disk reads one of the Ten Commandments. We added 14K gold filled findings and a freshwater pearl dangle.

 

Found Object

Years ago the client found this stone while traveling in Europe.  She had given it to her father who carried in his pocket everyday.  After her father's passing, she asked us to make her a wearable keepsake using that very stone.  Materials: sterling silver & special stone.

ID Bracelet

Tag reads "Erin Marie" on an adjustable chain with birthstone dangle (faceted amethyst). Made of hand forged sterling silver.

Mother's Disks

Hand forged sterling silver with a child's name on each disk.

Remington, Finnegan & Everett

Forrest

Lindsay, Kaleb, Hayden, Gabby & Olivia

 

Mother's Disks

(Feel free to replace children's names with other names such as of pets, grandchildren, your favorite sport or hobby, etc.)

Hand forged sterling silver with one daughter's name on each disk (Taryn & Lacee).

 

 

 

 

Mother's Charm for Bracelet

We were asked to make a large single soldered jump ring attachment so that this disk could be added as a charm into a bracelet.  Made of hand forged sterling silver, disk reads "Logan".

 

 

Beaded

Sterling silver, seraphinite, tigerseye, labradorite & glass.

Sterling silver, aquamarine, citrine & quartz.

This cameo was provided by the client. We designed the hand forged connection and made the necklace (sterling silver with nude colored freshwater pearls).

Sterling silver, labradorite, green & teal colored freshwater pearls & glass

 

 

This claw pendant was provided by the client.  We were asked to make a matching necklace which is made of sterling silver, turquoise & coral.

 

 

This 21 inch long necklace is made of polished onyx and sterling silver.  The turquoise, claw & sterling silver pendant was provided by client.

 

 

 

 

Matching Components

We were asked to make post earrings to match this necklace that was already owned by the client.  Materials: hand forged fine silver & sterling silver.

 

 

We were asked to make these dangle earrings to match a necklace that the client already owned (her necklace is not photographed).  Materials: hand forged sterling silver with freshwater pearl dangle.

Piercing

Traveler Pendant ~ Materials: 14K Gold

 

 

Bone Cuffs

Center opening reads "Jayelay" with shell inlaid behind.  Made of bone, sterling silver & shell.

A rock lover provided this lunar moth green colored Bulgarian opal to have these two matching custom cuffs made for her daughter and Bulgarian son-in-law.  The center cut out is of the shape of Bulgaria.  Materials: bone, sterling silver & Bulgarian opal. 

Bangles

Hand forged sterling silver "wave" design bangle bracelet with the word "faith" repeated around the circumference.

A thinner version of the one photographed above.

Family Necklace

Made of hand forged sterling silver.  Each disk reads one to three names.

 

Book

If you were asked to describe your life motto in 6 words or less, what would it be?

For this client it is "I love to share my flowers"

Materials: hand forged sterling silver & copper.

 

Found Objects

Sea Glass Pendants ~ Materials: sea glass & sterling silver

These stones were found on the beach while on a summer vacation in Vermont. We were asked to make them into jewelry to be given to family and friends at Christmas time.  Materials: hand forged sterling silver and naturally polished stones.

This sea glass was collected on the beach the day he proposed.  He surprised her with these earrings the evening before their wedding. Materials: sea glass & sterling silver.

This sea glass was collected by her children while on vacation and given to her as a wearable keepsake. Materials: hand forged sterling silver & sea glass.

 

Tusk Cuffs

Materials: hand forged sterling silver, wooly mammoth tusk, horn & shell.

Materials: hand forged sterling silver, wooly mammoth tusk & shell.

 

Castings

Ancient Goddess ~ Holding the scrolls of wisdom.  Lit by the torches of knowledge & imagination.  Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, copper, ebony & nu gold.

 

Cast key dangling from a front toggle clasp.

Cast key pendant

Made for a collector of keys.  We borrowed her favorite keys, cast them and made these.  Materials: fine silver & sterling silver.

Elephant Head (a casting of the wooly mammoth carving at the top of this page) ~ Materials: fine silver, copper & nu gold.

 

Shards of Fine China

These fragments of ceramic plate were owned by a world traveler and excellent cook.  Diners at her house were savory, fun and entertaining. We were asked to make custom earrings using these shards as the focal point to memorialize the good times that were shared.  Materials: hand forged fine silver & sterling silver with ceramic shard.


More Castings

Sand dollar was proved by the client ~ Materials: fine silver & sterling silver.

Dancing Muse Pendant ~ Materials: bronze, ebony, sterling silver, nu gold, & 14K gold filled.

 

 

Beaded

The client was given three glass beads by her brother who acquired them while traveling abroad.  We were asked to find small matching beads to accompany the three she provided.  She asked that the bracelet be tight so not to impede her daily executive duties.  Materials: glass, metal & elastic cording.

 

More Castings

Bunny Rabbit Pendant ~ Materials: bronze, copper, sterling silver, & nu gold.

Ancient Cylinder Seal Pendant ~ Materials: bronze, copper, ebony, nu gold, & 14K gold filled.

Mother's Pendant

The client, a mother of three sons, wanted a pendant made in the overall shape of a cross made with hers and their birthstones.  Materials: hand forged sterling silver with faceted sapphire, aquamarine & ruby with a freshwater pearl in the center.

 

Dragonfly Theme

The client asked that we make his friend a pair of dragonfly earrings.  Materials: hand forged 14K gold filled with freshwater pearl adornment.

 

Repurposed Object

The client's father's sterling silver napkin ring that we were asked to turn into a cuff bracelet for the client to have as a wearable keepsake.

Repurposed Object

This was a ring and is now a pendant on a front toggle chain. The client's husband gave her this special ring that unfortunately broke. She asked us to design and make a custom pendant using the ring fragment as the center piece. Materials: 10K gold, sterling silver, opal & diamonds.

 

Peace Theme

We were asked by the client to create a unique pair of earrings incorporating a peace symbol.  She chose our hand forged sterling silver olive branch leaves design with faceted peridot adornment representing the olives on the branch.

 

 

 

 

Gauges

"Crescent" 1/4 inch gauge tapers made of polished horn.

"Bow Ties" 1/4 inch gauge plugs made of polished horn.

Scrimshaw

This cross is made of Wooly Mammoth Tusk and Sterling Silver with custom scrimshaw on the back.  Christian symbols are shown on the back of this cross.  Custom scrimshaw options could include symbols, dates or words.

 

Butterfly Theme

Made of hand forged Sterling Silver & Fine Silver with faceted Amethyst.

 

Necklace & Earring Sets

Materials: sterling silver, freshwater pearl, faceted moonstone & aquamarine.

Dragonfly Theme

Materials: hand forged 14K gold filled & nu gold.

 

Fisherman's Catch

These cod stones were acquired while deep sea fishing.

Materials: left is 14K gold filled and right is sterling silver.

 

 

Textured cross with matching post earrings.

Materials: hand forged sterling silver.

 

Beaded

One long strand designed to be worn twice or three times around.

Materials: sterling silver, freshwater pearl, faceted labradorite, glass & crystal.

 

Night Sky Inspired

Night Sky Quadrant ~ Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, copper & nu gold.

 

The necklace is one continuous strand with no clasp, designed to be worn twice or three times around.

Materials: sterling silver, maroon, green & brown colored freshwater pearls with polished impression jasper.

 

Custom Cross Pendant

Materials: wood, copper, brass, silver, 14K gold filled, 24K gold, wooly mammoth tusk & ruby.

 

Pleiates Duality Pendant ~ Materials: sterling silver, copper, nu gold, & 14K gold filled.

 

The necklace is one continuous strand with no clasp.

Materials: sterling silver, polished hawkeye & silk.

Empowerment Necklace

"Furchtlos" means fearless in German.

Materials: hand forged sterling silver.

 

Found Object

Sea Glass Pendant ~ Materials: copper, sea glass, & ebony

 

Materials: hand forged sterling silver, polished turquoise & faceted tigereye.

 

 

 

 

 

Monogram Jewelry

 

(all shown here are made with sterling silver)

 

 

"JA" ~ Mother's monogram earrings with each daughter's first initial with their birthstones (faceted garnet & citrine).

 

"CMC" ~ Husband & wife's first names both start with "C" & they share the last initial "M" with a garnet dangle.

"JGK" ~ "J" is for the mother, "K" is for the father & "G" is for their child with their birthstones (faceted amethyst, sapphire & ruby).

 

"JLP" ~ A musician's monogram enclosed in the outline of a guitar pick.

"JLA" ~ "J" is for the husband & "A" is for the wife with their shared last initial "L" in the middle.

"FM" ~ Wife's monogram with her birthstone (faceted peridot adornment).

 

"HA" ~ Mother's monogram with each daughter's first initial with their faceted birthstones (peridot & ruby).

 

"CJJJJ" ~ Family monogram "C" for dad & "J" for mom with an additional "J" for each child.

"JLA" ~ "J" is for the husband & "A" is for the wife with their shared last initial "L" in the middle.

 

"HLH" ~ The client's initials.

Custom Monogram Pendants

 

 

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Ear Cuffs

 

Money Clips

 

Ring

The dragonfly is attached to the cuff by a chain allowing it wrap up and over the ear and dangle.  Materials: sterling silver.

Made to be worn on the opposite ear to the cuff seen above.  It was designed to be similar but different.  Materials: sterling silver.

 

Materials: brass, fine silver, sterling silver & polished turquoise.

Materials: brass, fine silver, sterling silver & polished petrified wood.

 

This stone was provided by the client.  We were asked to design and set it into a ring for him to give to her.  Materials: sterling silver & polished stone.

 

 

 

Materials: 14K gold filled & polished jade.

 

Materials: brass, fine silver, sterling silver & polished turquoise.

 

 

Sun Catcher

A gift from her to him to commemorate their accomplishment of climbing all 48 peeks over 4000 feet within the state of New Hampshire.  The copper disk dangle at the bottom reads "48 over 4000 feet."

Materials: copper & found natural shaped quartz rocks.

 

 

Materials: brass & sterling silver with custom monogram lettering on each.

 

Materials: brass, fine silver, sterling silver with polished lapis with custom lettering on the back.

 

Knife Handles

 

Favorite knifes get new handles

Materials: elk antler, aluminum, copper & steel.

Materials: salvaged Bolivian rosewood, brass & steel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hair Clips

 

Interesting Objects

 

Brooches

We were asked to make hair clips to match these earrings.  Materials: 14K gold filled & silver colored freshwater pearls.

 

 

Woody Shook asked us to mount birthstones in these knots that he carved (left is Garnet & right is Opal).  We untied this wooden knot, mounted a large natural shape garnet gemstone in the center and tightened the knot back up.

 

Found Object

This shell was found by the client while away on vacation then incorporated into this brooch. Materials: 14K gold filled, brass, freshwater pearls & shell.

Materials: 14K gold filled.

 

Inspired by watching a house dwelling rabbit jump from the floor into the couch.  We carved this rabbit out of wooly mammoth tusk and mounted it onto an ebony base. 

 

Heirloom Buttons

These buttons were owned by the client's grandmother who lived to be over a hundred.  The client wanted us to use these buttons to create a wearable keepsake that she could give to the women in the family.  Materials: metal filigree, wood fiber, copper, bone & mother of pearl shell.

 

 

Meditation Panel

Materials: ebony, mahogany, mother of pearl shell, sterling silver, copper & semi-precious gemstones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Theme

Materials: Brass, 14K Gold Filled & Crystal.

Grandmother's Pin

17 birth stones, one for each grandchild.

Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, freshwater pearl, garnet, ruby, sapphire, tourmaline & cubic zirconia.

 

 

Wedding Jewelry

 

 

Matching Bridesmaids' Necklaces

Hand forged sterling silver with red colored freshwater pearl dangle.

 

 

Husband & Wife Disk Necklace

Hand forged sterling silver disk which reads "Missy & Jeremy".

 

Matching Bridesmaids' Sets

Five Necklace & Earring Sets ~ Hand forged sterling silver with freshwater pearl dangle.

Matching Bridesmaids' Earrings

Hand forged sterling silver with red colored freshwater pearl dangle.

 

Wedding Rings

For Her: Two sterling silver bands attached creating a cradle ring for her engagement ring to fit between.

For Him: A solid piece of hand turned wooly mammoth tusk.

 

Bride's Earring & Necklace set

Hand forged Fine Silver & Sterling Silver with Freshwater Pearl & Crystal.

       

Flower Girls' Bracelets

Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearl & Crystal.

 

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