Ivy Long crafts her jewelry in her Vermont studio using a distinctive blend of lacemaking, embroidery, and jewelry making techniques. Her designs feature real metal threads--luxurious fibers containing gold and silver that were used for centuries in the rich clothing and furnishings of the royalty and nobility of Europe. Ivy hand-embroiders the lace motifs with semi-precious stones and vintage beads before finishing the textile motifs into jewelry.
Entirely self-taught in the art of making lace, Ivy learned bead embroidery from her mother, a milliner and textile artist. She later went on to apprentice with and work for several jewelry designers before finding her calling as a lacemaker. Her bridal jewelry designs have been featured in a variety of international, national, and regional bridal publications, most recently Bridal Guide and WellWed magazines, and have garnered an international clientele.