azu·le·jo (from Arabic al-zulayj, “little stone”) : a glazed usually blue ceramic tile originally of Portugal and Spain
GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
Vermeer painted his famous girl in 1665, but you can be his modern muse. I purchase my pearls from a local seller and my gold-plated findings come from a variety of sources. Believe me, you'll find yourself reaching for these to pair with every outfit.
Polymer Clay Jewelry
Although I loved playing with Sculpey as a child, polymer clay came back into my life in February of 2020 when my sister introduced me to clay earrings. I've been hooked ever since! Ever wanted to wear marble on your ears but didn't want those stretched out lobes? Look no further! Polymer clay is extremely lightweight and a pair of earrings generally weighs about as much as a few paper clips.
Whether you're a boho bride or channeling your inner Grace Kelly, I hope you find something here for you. I love designing custom wedding earrings, so please send me an email if you'd like to work together to make something just for you!
SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW
What's better than some awesome vintage earrings? How about a pair reimagined in modern form! These one-of-a-kind pieces include vintage elements, clay pieces I make specifically to go with them, and occasionally pearls or raw brass for an extra touch. Please note that because these pieces cannot be made again, pairs that have sold will not appear in the shop. I'll announce on Instagram when new pairs will be available!
We've shipped jewelry to 30 states, and we're always excited when someone orders from a place we haven't sent anything yet. If you're the first person to order from your state, you might receive a little extra gift in your package ;)
Hi, I'm Clara
And I'm so glad you're here! I've always loved crafting, art, decorating, and making things with my hands, and I'm so happy that this hobby has turned into a little business. I started an Instagram to document my DIYs and in February of 2020 when my sister introduced me to clay earrings, I decided to try making some for her birthday. After posting them on Instagram, a few people asked if they were for sale and I've been making and improving them ever since! I love the versatility of polymer clay and how it works as a medium for big, bold statement earrings as well as small, delicate pieces.
I like fun facts more than intros, so here are a few about me:
-I played the flute my whole life and planned on becoming a professional musician (like both of my parents), until my senior year of high school when I realized performing was too high-stress of a lifestyle for me.
-I work full time in the nonprofit space.
-My husband is from California, I'm from Ohio, we met in Michigan and live in Washington, DC.
I hope you find something here that you love; thank you so much for being here!
PAST COLLECTIONS AND COLLABORATIONS
Clara Joh & EverThrift, 2020
Brand design and website launch with Caroline Greb, 2021
A Late Summer Night’s Dream, 2021
Pictures at an Exhibition
- Autumn 2021