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