Jewelry is an essential part of a fashionable ensemble, just like bits of the morning newspaper are an essential part of a balanced breakfast. Round out your wardrobe with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of handmade jewelry at Susannah Elle Designs in Mandeville.
Susannah Elle Designs' experienced trinket tailors hand-string earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets with a distinctive mix of stones and baubles. The beaded wire-wrapped bracelet ($28) and turquoise caged ring ($34) trap turquoise orbs behind gilded bars, preventing rebellious stones from inciting jewelry-box insurrections. With a specialty in wire-wrapped jewelry, the shop's designers mold strands of nontarnishing gold- or silver-plated metal and copper to craft ornaments such as sleek, gilded roman bangles ($16 each) and the classic pearl wrap ring ($34). With hot-pink and crystal double-beaded hoop earrings ($36), patrons can add a splash of color to nude earlobes or train hood ornaments to hula-hoop.