Press & Testimonials

Every comment within quotation marks on this page was made by a reviewer or customer, copied word for word, exactly as they typed or spoke them. Thanks to those who took the time to share such encouraging words!  :-)


Facet Jewelry contest winnerMy Stardust Collection fused glass pendants were chosen as a winner in Facet Jewelry's October 2016 Challenge: Echo.

My description of how the collection fit the theme of the challenge...  "Barks and meows of furry friends past echo in the minds of animal lovers. This collection incorporates the ashes of precious pets into the grout between the colored tiles in these fused glass memorial pendants so we can wear them close to our hearts forever."

Thank you, Facet Jewelry!


One of my necklace and earring sets was recently used in an advertisement on Facebook by one of my favorite businesses, Urban Maille, a wonderful online company that makes the very best precious metal rings for making chain maille jewelry. They also offer excellent tutorials and kits. If you want to try your hand at weaving chain, Urban Maille is the place to start!

The pendant and earrings in the photo are currently for sale. Please visit the item listing for more photos and information about this elegant set.

Thanks, friends at Urban Maille!


My new line of findings (clasps, ear wires and other little treasures) was featured in the July 2010 issue of BeadStyle Magazine! Here's what they wrote:

"We love the variety of handmade findings on; here are a few of our favorites...

"Ellen Chappelle crafts Argentium and copper wire into woven pendants for charms ($10-17, dangles not included). We also like the silver flower links ($4-6.50). Visit"

Thanks, BeadStyle!


Art Jewelry Magazine put a picture of one of my pendants in their email newsletter! (This one was a total surprise to me.) They said:

"We made our Facebook debut in April, and we've been gathering fans ever since! Some of our new friends have uploaded images to our page -- here are a couple of our favorites: ... and Ellen Chappelle shared her beautiful wire-and-stone pendant."

Here's the piece they liked: 


Other snippets:

 "I LOVE THEM!!!! They look GREAT!!! PERFECT!!"

"The birthday gift went over wonderfully!!!!"

"Your jewelry is fantastic!"

"Just had to drop you a line and tell you how much I love looking at all your lovely pieces."

"Love your website and even more, your jeweled creations."

"I’m impressed!"

"You’ve added some gorgeous pieces to your website!"

"It is one of the loveliest pendants I have ever seen."

"It's exactly what I wanted!"

"Hi Ellen, I just checked out your new site, it's beautiful."

" oh my do you have some lovely pieces of art there."

"The website looks fabulous, the jewelry bedazzles and the commentary is both entertaining and educational."


You can be next...  :-)


"The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels." Hazrat Inayat Khan