Looking for last minute gifts? Local artisan Judy Lennon creates jewelry

For Blythewood Moonshine and Pearls creator Judy Lennon, art has been a passion since childhood. Rather than purchasing a college ring upon graduation from USC, Lennon designed for herself a unique gold pendant with horseshoe gates surrounded by garnets.

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“It’s by far my most creative and favorite piece,” she says.

Lennon turned to art as an escape from her demanding real estate career.

“Every day was stressful.  After I walked away from all of it,” Lennon said, “I started making Game Day jewelry for friends, and then other people started requesting custom pieces. I fell into it being a daily thing.”

Lennon’s Game Day line, which incorporates real stones like garnets, carnelian, amethyst, coral and onyx rather than manmade jewels, is especially popular in the fall for football fans.

“If I do incorporate any manmade materials, they are usually vintage and unique and add what I need to finish a piece,” Lennon said.

Her Gullah Girl Line focuses on colors and incorporates shells and materials found in the low country. Her Steel Magnolia line, composed of leather and pearls, is a favorite of Blythewood customers.

Lennon also works with clients to sketch and choose materials for custom, personalized pieces.

Pieces from Moonshine and Pearls range from $30 to $150,

Contact: Visit Moonshine and Pearls on Facebook and Etsy.