Friday, May 28, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop Series: JemsbyJBandCompany

The featured jewelry shop on etsy this week is jemsbyjbandcompany. While hiking in the Adirondacks in New York, Judy's husband Bill discovered their first piece of garnet, and this was the birth of their jewelry company. Bill cuts and polishes some of their finds, and Judy creates jewelry from them. In addition they often use other semi precious gemstones, and sometimes Swarovski crystal and Czech glass in their reasonably priced, one of a kind designs. Featured above is an example of their wonderful necklaces, Watermelon, made with aventurine and agate beads.

Judy designs lovely bracelets using a great variety of gemstone beads, along with beads of other materials like wood, polymer clay, lampwork glass and sterling silver. The Seafoam bracelet uses aventurine, chinese turquoise and fire crab agate along with sterling silver for a one of a kind creation.

Don't miss the earrings section in JemsbyJbandCompany! The beautiful earrings on the left are made with polished jasper gemstones in warm caramel tones, which gives them their name Caramel.  On the right are the Smoky Mountain Earrings featuring smoky topaz quartz briolette drops, wrapped with sterling silver wire to sterling hoops adorned with cube beads of botswana agate - such a lovely combination of colors that will spice up the neutrals in your wardrobe.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop Series: Shazzabeth

This week's shop is Shazzabeth Creations on etsy, featuring unique handcrafted jewelry. She specializes in Chainmaille and Wire Work Jewelry. She works in sterling silver and goldfill for her wire work jewelry, and in sterling, copper and bronze in her chainemaille designs. Above is a fabulous example of her talent with wire and gemstones,  Sterling Silver Harmony Necklace. This necklace features sterling silver wire wrapped in herringbone pattern around bluestone gemstone beads, freshwater pearls and a Bali Harmony Ball chiming bead pendant.

Shazzabeth has many lovely bracelets in chainemaille, such as the pretty Padparascha Romanov Chaine Maille bracelet featuring swarovski crystals. These gorgeous labradorite gemstone earrings in a sterling wire wrapped design can be found in the earrings section of her etsy shop. These are just a few of her gorgeous creations, I'm sure you'll find your favorite!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop Series: CapitalCityCrafts

Today I'm featuring CapitalCityCrafts on Etsy, "Unique Sterling Silver Jewelry with Character". This jewelry designer and silver artisan creates lovely jewelry featuring gemstones, lampwork glass, and sterling silver. The beautiful Cloud Beads with Kyanite Drops Sterling Silver Earrings show her artistry with handforged sterling silver, combining lampwork beads and kyanite gemstone drops.

Be sure to check out her earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets!


Kyanite Sterling Starlight Earrings and Sterling Silver Organic Pool Necklace

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop Series: DesignsbyCher

This week I'm taking a look at the etsy shop of  DesignsbyCher where you can find handmade contemporary and vintage style jewelry along with handforged metal designs. This artisan enjoys using gemstones, crystals, artisan lampwork and glass beads - and metalwork wire designs using sterling silver, goldfill, brass and copper in her work. A beautiful example of her gemstone jewelry is her Desert Sands Bracelet. She has other beautiful bracelets using a rainbow of gorgeous stones and beads in her shop.

Check out her necklace section for lovely creations such as this pretty necklace Vase of Flowers. Not to be missed are Cher's earrings in a variety of styles, and in every size from petite dangles to long and dramatic.  This artisan enjoys working with metal and handforges many of the earrings wires, clasps and other elements in her jewelry. Take a look at the forged copper necklace below, "Blueberry Swirls" for a beautiful example of her talent with metal. She has even opened a section in her shop so people can buy her handmade findings such as the lovely brass toggle clasp below right.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop Series: LittleBrownBird

This week I'm taking a look at the etsy shop of LittleBrownBird where you can find handcrafted jewelry and accessories. This artisan loves to use glass beads in her jewelry, like the Plum Faceted Glass and Antique Brass Earrings featured above. You will find earrings made with blown glass, vintage beads and freshwater pearls in her shop.

LittleBrownBird also makes custom order jewelry in fine silver. Take a look at this necklace from her "Love Quotes" line in fine silver with gold accents. She has lots of cute necklaces in other styles featuring resin pendants, gemstones and glass beads.

Other adornments are available at LittleBrownBird, too. She makes fabulous clutch purses and hair accessories. Don't miss this shop!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop Series: SilverSmack

Creating with silver and wire is the passion of this jewelry artisan whose shop is . She loves to see what her silver wire can do and creates wonderful jewelry with it, like the pendant necklace below.


She calls her creations hammered silver wire wrapped inspirations, and they are very creative. The earrings above resemble a bean or pea pod, with the gemstones of aqua amazonite and lavender lepidolite within. The wrapping style is the ancient technique of Herringbone Wrap.

Beautiful  wire wrapped briolette pendants and earrings, and designs involving hammered silver rings are some of this artisan's current favorites to express in wire and silver.

If you want to have some custom jewelry made just for you, this artisan is happy to work with you. And visit her other shops MoonMystic to see more gemstone and pearl jewelry, and SuperiorStones for beach glass and stone jewelry.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop Series: Jewelry24Seven

There is a team behind Jewelry24Seven - two very artistic people ...  Bob makes rings, pendants and other jewelry from wire, sheet and tube and gemstones, such as the ring above, featured in their Etsy store. Terry makes fabulous earrings, bracelets and more with chain, wire and a huge variety of beads.

This team of jewelry artisans works in copper and solid precious metals - silver and gold.  Bob also cuts and polishes cabochons, and creates one of a kind jewelry from fine silver PMC (precious metal clay).

Bob and Terri have been in the jewelry business in New York for 26 years. Their handmade silver jewelry features simple, clean design with an emphasis on color - dichroic and art glass, gemstone beads, cabochons and faceted gems. They create unique handcrafted earrings, pendants and rings that are shown in their etsy store Jewelry24Seven. Or you can go to their website  to choose handcrafted silver jewelry, custom silver chains, gemstone pendants, artisan rings and hand made beaded earrings.