Bohemian Heirloom Jewelry

by Nina Gordon Crain.
(Canton, Ohio)

Bohemian Heirloom Jewelry - by Nina Gordon Crain  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Roslyn Cuff

I am creating heirloom artistry, handcrafted from my grandmother Roslyn’s sterling platters, bowls, cake plates, etc. These jewelry originals represent the transformation in my life as a result of walking with God. I was raised a Jew.

Bohemian Heirloom Jewelry - by Nina Gordon Crain  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Sugar cube spoon pendant

I am combining my love for being a chaplain with my love for design. By, trade, I am a branding specialist.

Candy dish rim choker

This collection follows a bohemian style bead jewelry endeavor of 3.5 years. The pieces, to me, resemble protective armor…thus my tag line, the shield of faith.

Bohemian Heirloom Jewelry - by Nina Gordon Crain  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Bread plate handle coil bracelet

Nina Gordon Crain

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  • D.L.R.Young says:

    Fantastic job! I absolutely love how you have used older silver to re create wearable pieces that you can pass down and enjoy wearing on a daily basis.

  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Lovely jewelry pieces, Nina! Beautiful photography too.

  • Melanie Elrod says:

    These are beautiful and what a wonderful way to keep your grandmother near you. They are true artistry.

  • Cathy Stewart says:

    Oh, I love your creativity and also giving it a spiritual connection is special.

  • Angela K. says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Nina!

  • Fay says:

    Simply beautiful.. they must be a lot of work?

  • Chris Rehkop says:

    Gorgeous pieces Nina, and what a special way to honor your Grandmother!

  • Katie Murphy says:

    These are simply the most beautiful ways to honour your relations! Definitely Super Hero class!

  • Leslie J Schmidt says:

    These are absolutely amazing. I see a lot of old silver things at thrift stores and this would also be great to highlight their beauty.

  • Char says:

    So cool to see your love in them. I’m looking at silver from my family w a different eye now

  • Terry Wise says:

    Nina Gordon Crain, your pieces are beautiful. Your grandmother must have had a lot of sterling ware. Will you make other pieces from the plain parts of the items by melting and reforming somehow? What will you do when you run out of Roslyn’s sterling ware?

  • Paula McGee says:


  • These are lovely. I especially like the cuff in the first picture! Did you know before you started that the pieces were solid sterling and not silver plate? Would that have changed how you worked the pieces. I am very impressed that you’ve taken this art from further long that the usual “rings made from silver ware.”

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