Liz James Designs in Austin has a studio sale featuring samples and retiring designs. If you're in Central Texas, it is well worth the trip to Westlake to check out the goods.
Designer Jamie Pope's pieces feature pearls and gemstones, in with both silver and gold, in a wide range of styles from simple to lavish.
I've scored big more than once - buying wonderful and unique items at a fraction of their full cost! My photo doesn't do these turquoise and smoky topaz pieces justice - and the length on the necklace is adjustable, so it really can be work with almost anything.
These pearls, on an adjustable leather necklace are another of my favorites. I can dress them up or down depending on the event or the outfit.
A generous member of the community, Liz James Designs supports numerous good causes with donations of items to charity events, as well as producing pieces that benefit specific organizations.