Welcome to Cara's Creations, your source for unique contemporary jewelry handmade by Cara Jablon in Washington, D.C. Cara, a retired attorney, has been designing jewelry since 1999. Her jewelry has been displayed and sold in numerous juried shows in the Washington, D.C. area. She is a juried member of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild and is the past president of the Guild.
Cara's work includes coiled wire necklaces and earrings, woven and kumihimo necklaces, pewter and semi-precious stone necklaces and earrings, wood necklaces, and shaped wire earrings. She also makes metal-free pearl lariats, which are an ideal jewelry solution for women with metal allergies. Many of Cara's designs feature multi-color crystals or stones and make excellent travel jewelry.
Materials used in Cara's jewelry include fresh-water pearls, semi-precious stones, sterling silver, pewter, wire, wood, crystal and glass. All of Cara's necklaces have easy to use clasps, primarily toggles.
Pictured above on this page is a coiled wire necklace with blue, green and purple tones. Additional coiled wire necklaces are shown on the "coiled wire necklace" page. Coiled wire necklaces are available in gold/silver/copper, red/silver/black, and blue/turquoise combinations. Custom color combinations can be ordered. The "coiled wire necklace" page also displays a variety of multi-strand necklaces, including nine-strand crystal and glass necklaces.
The "pewter necklace" page displays necklaces with pewter and black onyx, pewter and red coral, pewter with multi-color semi-precious stones, pewter with glass floral beads, pewter squares, and pewter open squares with either multi-color crystals or gold-tone beads. Shown on the "other necklaces" page are a variety of necklaces, including blue, black and red kumihimo woven necklaces and other woven necklaces, pearl necklaces, several multi-strand necklaces, a chain necklace, multi-color crystal necklaces, a very lightweight rubber necklace and a delicate pewter and cord necklace. A variety of earrings are displayed on the "earrings" and "more earrings" pages. Note the new brick stitch beaded earrings (Cara can e-mail you pictures of more designs.) Most necklaces have matching earrings. Many of the pictured necklaces can be ordered in different lengths. Cara can also design a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet to your specifications. Earrings can be ordered with sterling silver wires, closed loops or posts, or non-pierced backs. Cara also restrings bead and pearl necklaces.
If you wish to order any of the pictured items or to discuss a custom order, please contact Cara at email@example.com or 202-333-5332. Some of the pictured items are available in different lengths. Cara can also send you pictures of additional items that are not shown on the website. Please contact Cara if you would like to come to her studio for a private showing of her work.
Cara's current show schedule is listed below.
Saturday, September 23: Chevy Chase Day, tent on west side of Connecticut Avenue between Oliver Street NW and McKinley Street NW (in area near Magruder's), Washington, DC, 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, September 30, Art All Night Tenley: Jackson-Reed High School Gym, 4551 Fort Drive NW, Washington, DC, 7 pm - 12 am
Saturday, October 7, Vienna Oktoberfest 2023: Town Green and Church and Dominion Streets, Vienna, Virginia, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, October 14: City of Fairfax 2023 Fall Festival: Main Street (Space #256), Fairfax, Virginia, 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, Chevy Chase Art Walk: 3932 Morrison Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20015, 12 noon - 4 pm
Saturday, October 29: United Christian Parish Annual Fall Art and Craft Fair, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, Virginia 20190, 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, November 4, Metropolitan Community Club Fall Gift Show: Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Avenue, Garrett Park, Maryland 20896, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 12, Woman's Club of Chevy Chase Artisan Craft and Gift Show: 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, November 18, Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Holiday Shop: 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22307, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Sunday, November 19, Temple Sinai Holiday Show: Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW, Washington, D.C., 9 am - 4 pm
Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26, Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild Art and Craft Show: Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180, 10 am - 5 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm Sunday
Saturday, December 2, JRA Craft Day: Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, Holiday Craft Show: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia, 10 am - 4 pm