My sister is an english teacher at Rutgers and another college in New Jersey. She also has quite a knack for making jewelry. From her website:
If you are looking for unique, modern, handmade jewelry for yourself or to give to someone you love, and if you believe (like I do) that jewelry can look expensive without actually breaking the bank, then look no further.
I invite you to check out her work at kristinmc.etsy.com.