Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mohop Shoes


Artist Statement: This platform sandal is about 4" (10 cm) tall. With their padded footbed, these shoes may be the most comfortable high heels you’ve ever owned. And with our patent-pending system of interchangeable ribbons, they will also be your most versatile - the above photos show just a few of the nearly infinite styling options.

Our gallery at http://www.mohop.com/gallery/gallery01.htm illustrates several additional ways of tying Mohop sandals. They look super cute with tights, socks, and/or legwarmers in the cooler months!

This handmade shoe is composed of solid cherry with a recycled rubber sole. The footbed is padded and lined with a high end, eco-friendly faux suede.

Not sure about your size? Print our shoe size templates at www.mohop.com/size/shoesize.htm
This sandal has the Maryam profile.

Each pair of sandals comes with five sets of ribbons of your choice. The ribbons come in pairs of 66" long ribbons, in widths from 3/8" to 7/8", colors and patterns as shown in the above photo. PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH RIBBON SET YOU PREFER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF YOUR ORDER.

Mohop sandals are packed with an organza travel bag, and a ‘how to tie’ inspiration booklet.

Please allow 1 week for shipment.
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Please note all Mohop shoes for sale on Etsy are samples or shoes from previous seasons. For our current collection, please visit a retailer in your area. http://www.mohop.com/locate/retailers.htm

Robot Shot Glass


Artist Statement: Even robots need love!

This shot glass has been hand-engraved using a rotary tool and diamond burrs, so no two are exactly the same. They are dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. The glass used is thick and durable.

2 1/4 inches tall, holds 2 oz. of liquid goodness

Price is for one glass, shipped Priority Mail within the US, First Class Internationally.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Steampunk Skirt



Artist Statement: This NEW creation has been turning some heads. And now they are available for you! Super soft Cotton Poplin. The Skirt has a basic A line, with a fitted waist and zipper closure on the side. We added some elastic on the sides so it stays bunched up, even when you are wearing it long. The skirt has four strings & D rings, that you can pull up or down depending on the look you want to give the skirt! So versatile. On the pictures we tried to capture a few of the ways you can make this skirt look!

This one is LARGE.
The waist is 36". The waist can be low or high, up 2U! The length from the waist down without bunching up is 38"
Please ask me if you need more measurements. This cut fits many people.

This one is in Black, silver D rings.

Gargoyle Pin Cushion


Artist Statement: See how proudly protected your pins will be by this gothic gargoyle. Store your pins in a unique and different way with this very unique pincushion.

Every gothic fan will love it!

It is made of soft velvet fabric and a resin gargoyle.

Pins and needles can be easily stitched in the cushion because of its Kapok stuffing. The pin cushion weights about 3,5oz (100gramms) and measures 3 1/2" in width and height (9x9cm).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Stack necklace


Artist Statement: This is a simple, yet very striking piece. These necklaces were very popular at my summer shows and they look great with my simple square transparent earrings (as shown in this listing).

Three square lampworked beads are stacked and mounted to a square sterling silver bail. The pendant is suspended on a heavily oxidized sterling silver chain, which looks great with the grays in this pendant. The pendant measures just under 1" long and .75" wide. Available on a 16" chain or 18" chain. Please specify.

This necklace is also available in blue, green, and charcoal; and fuchsia, lavender, and charcoal. If you are interested in these colors and don't see a listing for them, please convo me.

Custom boatneck top


Artist Statement: So cool and comfortable!

Very fine embroidered Italian cotton—incredibly soft and refined with a cool hand. Front and back pleats at boat neck. 3/4-length sleeves, side vents. Hits at hip.

Subtle shaping at waist makes this top super flattering.

Pleats finished by hand. All seams bound and, where necessary, reinforced.

COLORS:
Also available in an especially nice, slightly more sheer cream embroidered voile. Let me know your fabric preference in the Message to Seller.

SIZE:
All sizes welcome! Measure your bust (not your bra size), waist, hip, and sleeve length. See measurement FAQ's on my Policy page.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tree Bag


Artist statement: a perfect carry-all for all seasons, this sage and brown bag features a hand-embroidered winter tree. it is pleated for extra roominess, fully lined with vintage fabric, buttons to close, and has an interior pocket for your cell phone, wallet and keys. the tree design is embroidered by hand.

measures 11.5" high and 14.5" at its widest point, with 21" straps.

all of my bags are 100% handmade with care. although they are sturdy and well-made, i recommend that you dry clean bags so as not to distress the design.

Tunnel Vision



Artist Statement: A take off on my signature Ring O' Link style can be seen in these 9 stacked sticks which form the bridge and tunnel between two jump rings. A delicate ball chain goes in one end and out the other of this unusual tube bead made of colorful seed beads. Close up it looks quite rugged and raw but hanging gently around your neck it looks simply ethereal. The length of the necklace is approx. 16 in.(41-1/2cm) with a short extender chain. The tube itself is approx. 3/4 in (2-1/2 cm) X 1/4 in. (1 cm). Please check my other listings for variations of this necklace.

*These are made to order and because of the intentional randomness of the colored beads, your Tunnel bead might differ ever-ever-so-slightly from the one pictured.

Bone Earrings


Artist Statement: These earrings are part of my Bone Series. Each piece in this series is unique and carved by hand. The two earrings that make up this pair are also slightly different from one another. The earrings are made of porcelain with no glaze application. After the final firing I sand the surface of the porcelain until it becomes very soft to the touch.

The earwires are sterling silver. They are attached to the porcelain piece with a simple circular twist.

The porcelain piece on each earring is about 1"x 1" and only 1/8" thick. The length of the wire is 1" from ear to clay piece.

The earrings come in a padded box with care instructions.

Romantic Turquoise Necklace


Artist Statement: This necklace have a antique and romantic look due to the antique turquoise and gold colors.

Necklace brass chain measures 18 inches (45 cm) in length and filigree plate measures 2 X 1.18 inches (5X3cm).
4 mm turquoise czech glass on the chain.

Check out matching earrings.

You will receive the necklace in a small present box, ready to given as a gift.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Cuckoo Clock Brooch


Artist Statement: This listing is for a WHITE cuckoo clock BROOCH.

They are designed by M8.

Laser cut.

The clock measures about 80mm tall X 55mm large X 3mm deep.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hewn Resin Ring


Artist Statement: This ring was inspired by all the lovely people who like my workshop pictures(please see link on my policies page).

I stopped to look at my rings while I was carving them and thought how beautiful all those chiselled lines were.

So here is my hewn ring.

The finish is quite matt and I have polished the "facets" to highlight them. The resin is a warm orange and the band ring is sterling silver.

This ring is a size S UK (9 USA)

All my pieces come to you gift-wrapped and insured.

Each ring will be a one-off. I'm happy to make one just for you. Convo me your size and colour preference.

Trilobite Pendant


Artist Statement: This pendant is handmade by me entirely from polymer clay.

The trilobite was molded from a fossil and the background made to resemble rock substrate.

The focal piece is 2-1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide at the widest point. It is strung on a 19-inch rubber buna cord with a handmade polymer clasp. The total weight is 1 ounce.

This OOAK piece is signed on the back by the artist.

Lichen Pincushion


Artist Statement: The perfect compliment to the Moss Pincushion – a lichen pincushion!

This listing is for one pincushion (in any pictures with more than one pincushion, the listed pincushion is the one in the front of the rest).

This cute little pincushion has been needle-felted to look like lichen on a rock. These pincushions are lightweight because they are made of wool and will lift when you attempt to pull out a pin, so you can simply use a piece of Velcro to attach it to your craft table.

The pincushion has two layers: the gray “rock” and the little french knots that make up the lichen, this time in chartreuse. Ooh, and since I use undyed wool roving for the center of my pincushions, the retained lanolin helps lubricate your pins and needles!

I'm making these lichen pincushions in this gray and also in tan. The color of french knots will vary, but will be in keeping with the colors of natural lichen.

This pincushion is approx. 2 1/4 in. x 2 in. x 1 1/4 in. (5.75 cm. x 5 cm. x 3 cm.)


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kimono Pleat dress


Artist Statement: This dress if from my recent fall/winter collection. I was deeply inspired by japanese design in this collection - leading me to sleeves with wide drape and long rectangular "runners" that cascade down the front of the garment.

This dress is a lovely balance of volume and tailored. The bodice is a large rectangle gathered with six small pleats along the bust and 3/4 length kimono sleeves with thick folded hems. The skirt is fitted with darts and falls to the knee, again with a thick hemline. French seams throughout interior of garment.

The pleated runner falls from neckline past hemline, giving this dress very unique detail. This dress can be casual or formal - a great staple that can be worn again and again. Made ouf of a beautiful gun metal linen.

This dress is made to order and is available in a size run of xsmall, small, medium, large, and xlarge.

Lava Touch Shawl Pin


Artist Statement: Just look at this simple design together with the rough feeling of the lava stone. It is so pretty!

It has a so Simple and elegant touch in the same time.

A perfect accessory now when autumn/winter is on the way; and it will look perfect to your summer scarves when that season comes.

It is made of Sterling silver and lava stone.

The size of this beauty is: the ring: 2x1.5Inch ( 5x3,5cm)
The Lavastone: 1.8x1.2 Inch (4,5x3cm)

The finish is high shiny.
If you want a chain between the two pieces so you don’t need to worry about losing the pin just write a message to me when you have purchased the item and I will put in one.

River Stones Necklace


Artist Statement: Nine lovely pieces of green glass stones I found up north on Lake Michigan.

Rounded beads that'll be fabulous for bracelet charms. And I bet you could find some earring matches ...make a set! Beautiful shades of green from light asparagus to forest to gorgeous turquoise blue-green.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Color Burst Tam


Artist Statement: This tam starts with 100% cotton yarn and then burst in the a conglomerate of colors in wool yarn. Band is wide and measures 4 inches (10 cm) and Tam measures 22.75 inches (58cm) and fits average to large head sizes. Model's head measures 22 inches.

*Head Circumferences in Inches*

Extra Small – 20 - 21 inches

Small – 21 – 22 inches

Medium – 22 – 22.5 inches (The average adult head size and fits most small, medium, and large heads.)

Large – 22.5 – 23 inches

Extra Large – 23 – 24 inches

Queen of the Briney necklace


Artist Statement: OK...I am hopelessly in love with this new image. Expect to see it a lot.

Digitally altered (by me, natch) Renaissance portrait under a clear cabochon, framed ornately, and enhanced with both a pirate ship charm, and a skull and cross swords charm.

Really, really lovely on. Pendant is just under two inches long.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sing the Blues


Artist Statement: This little guy started life as a 1st guitar for some little boy or girl. When I found it, it was tucked amongst a bunch of junk in an old barn just dying to have new life breathed into it.

Many, many hours and days later I ended up with what I call "Baby Sings the Blues" mosaic guitar. I started with the abalone shell and let the beautiful colors guide me in the design. Teal mirrored glass, foiled blue glass cabachons, green glitter glass, millifiori from Italy, and copper coated BB's make up the design on this. I made the turning pegs out of soldering wire. Every inch of this little baby is mosaiced!

Display this where the sunlight will hit it and it throws off little sparkling blue reflections on your wall and floor.

Medieval Dragon Necklace


Artist Statement: A finely detailed Medieval style dragon perches regally on top of an exquisite vintage Czech glass jewel in amethyst, which is wrapped in antiqued silver ox brass filigree. Securely suspended from a chunky assembly of faceted glass beads and rollo chain, the pendant is 2 1/4 inches long (including the upper filigree bead) and is 1 3/4 inches wide. The finished chain length is 19 inches, however the lobster-claw clasp can easily slip into any part of the rollo chain if you’d like a shorter length.

You'll also receive matching earrings, which are 3/4 of an inch from the bottom of the ear wire.

The chain is top-quality antiqued silver plated steel, all other metal components are silver ox brass - solid brass which has been richly antiqued through a professional plating process, reducing tarnish and ensuring lasting beauty.

There are no additional charges for custom length adjustments or to convert earrings to clip-on or post style if preferred.

Medieval Fish Tail Wrap


Artist Statement: This unique piece is one and only coming form my Medieval collection.

The name for this piece was inspired by the medieval symbol of Fish, which represents eternity, purity and humankind.

It wrap was made from light and funky lilac and mauve yarns. This yarn is a cotton blend yarn and so it is extreemly delicate and feels soft on skin.

Given its unique design incorporating the bamboo ring, it could be worn in many ways. Since it easily stretches sideways, it could be wrapped around your head, arms and shoulders, as well as it could be freely wrapped around the neck, with the sides hanging down. You choose!

Fioritures Necklace


Artist Statement: - FREE PAIR OF EARRINGS WITH THIS PURCHASE-

Type:

Piece of art for every occasion: wedding, prom, party and everyday you would like to feel unique.

- flexible wire and light

Length:

- 16 ½ inches long with a extension chain of 2 inches

Materials:

- Beads: black swan gemstone, glass

- Wire: flexible black stainless steel coated with nylon


Friday, November 14, 2008

Tired Old Ass Bath Soak



Artist Statement:

~*~ Tired Ol' Ass ~*~

Eucalyptus Rosemary Mint Mineral Bath Salt Soak

Bring in the withered and gaunt, and a little sense of humor! Refreshing and uplifting, this theraputic bath soak is packed with a natural blend of mineral salts and essential oils. Enough to rejuvenate any ol' bag of bones!!

Eucalyptus is known as an effective anti-microbial and is said to stimulate circulation, warm the body, increases concentration, and to be useful for relieving rheumatic aches and pains. It can be helpful with the irritation of a bug bite, useful as an insect repellent and as a treatment for lice and athletes foot. Rosemary, a stimulant, can help increase circulation and relieve pain in the joints. Mint can relieve a headache, reduce mental fatigue, increase alertness, and relieve itching.

For centuries, people have bathed in the mineral-rich waters of the world to help promote good health and beautiful skin. Ancient records show that people traveled many miles to bathe in salt waters such as the Dead Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, the Mediteranean and the famous mineral springs around the world. It is the very thing that brought our own grandparents here in search. The mineral-rich, salty waters have been know to help alleviate even the most severe cases of dry skin disorders. Salt water bathing stimulates circulation, hydrates the skin, increases moisture retention, promotes cellular regeneration, detoxifies the skin, and helps heal dry, scaling, irritated skin. It also helps reduce inflammation of the muscles and joints, arthritis, relaxes muscles and relieves pain and soreness. Important minerals such as magnesium, potassium, bromide, and calcium are readily absorbed into the skin when we bath in a warm mineral rich bath. These salts blended with essential oils will have you saying ahhh!

Handmilled with Natural & Organic ingredients including:
Dead Sea Salt, Kosher Salt, Epsom Salt, Shea Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Vitamin E

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bodhi Leaf Earrings


Artist Statement: In addition to my ginkgo leaf jewelry, I have recently added my new interpretation of the Bodhi Leaf or Pipal leaf to my collection. The Bodhi or Pipal tree is a very old Sacred Fig tree under which the spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi.

These smaller sized Bodhi leaf earrings are fold formed and shaped in copper which has been given a warm matte brown patina finish. A sterling silver ear wire curves gracefully from the leaf adding to the overall design and enhancing the look of the ear ring when it is on your ear.

Floppy Booky


Artist Statement:

70 blank sheets (140 pages) - hand punched
-2 metal seamless rings binding:
.allows to be flipped 180 degrees
.allows to be refilled and reused (refills available by _contexto_)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Twilight


Artist Statement: These are crocheted little flower earrings which I absolutely love making. The flower motif is so common in crochet, and these are my own creations inspired by the basic motif. I'm very inspired by the colour combinations in nature, as well as the natural and soft feeling textures of materials such as cotton, bamboo and linen. I'm really very proud of how my designs are turning out and thank you for looking!

They measure about 1 1/4" in diametre and the hooks are made from sterling silver plated stainless steel. The thread on the backs of the earrings is neatly pulled through and hidden.

Heart Cufflinks


Artist Statement:

Love hearts are all very well, but real hearts are masterpieces of design.


♥ Box ♥
Each item comes in a charming hand-stamped gift box.

Pebble Cup


Artist Statement: Hand-thrown porcelain cup, hand painted with a beautiful blue color and accented with a pebble inspired slip design in white. The design is comprised of individually applied slip dots which are slightly raised above the surface. This gives the cup a wonderful, tactile quality.

The cup is covered inside and out with a food safe, clear glaze, measures approximately 3.75"W x 4.5"H and holds about 12 oz. Perfect hand warmers when filled with your morning coffee or tea (though I find it's best to let the hot liquid cool a bit since there is no handle). Also makes a cute bud vase.

Knitter's Soap


Artist Statement: If you love to knit, or know someone who does- this is the soap for you.

This large 4oz soap bar is made with a vegetable based glycerin soap base. It is very gentle and you'll get a great lather.

This Knitter's soap is scented with a Pink fragrance oil. Pink is a Victoria Secret duplicate. It is a blend of Neroli, Peony, Violet and Juniper Berries. The color of the needles may be different than the photo.

The price listed is for 3 bars of soap.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poppy Fields Necklace


Artist Statement: ***For a limited time, worldwide shipping is free!!!***

This all sterling silver pendant reminds me of looking across a pretty field of flowers on a warm and lovely spring day. I love nature. It inspires me.

This piece has been lovingly designed and created by me from sterling silver sheet and sterling silver wire. It has been antiqued and then brushed with steel wool for a deep rich finish. If you prefer shiny silver, I can create a pendant with a shiny finish for you.

This round pendant features 3 poppy flowers, and is 3/4 of an inch across. It is attached to a soldered jump ring for added security. Chain is not included, but if you would like a chain please check out the chain section of my shop.

Each pendant is hand forged by me and may vary a bit from the one shown.

Poppy hairpins


Artist Statement: Made of repurposed vintage fabric, these silky poppies range in size from about 1" to 1 1/2". Each layer of vivid red petals is handcut and handsinged, and stitched together with a little black bead.

You will receive two wonderfully unique poppy bobbypins.

Carmen


Artist Statement: "… si je t'aime, prends garde à toi!"

Here's some chic and a touch of fun with Carmen, my flamenco-inspired necklace...

The flower measures approximately 2.5 inches (6,5 cm), it is composed of 2 layers of felt : the bottom layer is dark red, the top layer is bright red. The heart is a metallic button from France, it looks like it was woven.

The necklace is long and measures 35 inches (89 cm), it is composed of small green glass beads which have a sparkling effect thanks to a silvery foil inside, 5 red faceted glass beads, silver beads and a gorgeous lampwork glass bead with red, pink and orange colors.

The necklace is finished at each end by 2 silver tassels (coming from France too)… I just love these!

What is special with this necklace is that it needs to be knotted (like a tie is the nicest as seen on the picture).

Poppy Pendant


Artist Statement: Hand painted poppy fields with a glowing sky. This will glow in the light..Hand painted with a tiny brush and magnifying glass..

Measures in x 2in. Comes with a 18in black satin cord necklace. (would look great on any sterling chain or choker ) A silver bail was adhered to the back..Signed by artist : Scheri

Monday, November 10, 2008

Emerald Garden Path


Artist Statement: Perfect for a fun and unique gift! This hand painted silk scarf is whimsical and fun. I hope you enjoy :O)

This was painted on 100% Crepe De Chine Silk - A classic, drapey silk that has a subtle, almost luminous luster.

I have blended a luxurious color of emerald green with splashes of blue and black that is sure to go with just about any outfit!

Measures 8" X 54"
Hand-rolled edges

*My hand painting process begins with 100% white silk that I carefully stretch as a canvas. I then use a water based resist to paint my design. Once the resist has dried I begin the methodical and creative process of painting with special silk dyes. After the painting process is complete the silk goes through a special steam treatment to set the dye.

Silk is a durable fabric that can be hand washed, dry cleaned, and ironed.

Monets Waterlily Necklace



Artist Statement: Inspired by a lush garden of waterlillies, I knew I could create a piece full of color and texture & I think this piece captures the essence of it perfectly...

a large waterlily leaf was cut from thick copper, hammered to have the edges curl up slightly & then dapple planish texture hammered across its surface. The leaf was then painted with a verdigris finish, which varies in it's intensity. It also keeps a wet look in some parts on the leaf, making it look like it was just pulled from the water. The lotus flower resting on the edge of the leaf was all handcut from sterling. it has three layers, a larger set of petals, a smaller set inside of that & then one pink pearl to add a little color & to offset the brilliant green.

The pendant is stamped on the back with my 'sudlow' signature & hangs from a hidden bail on the back. The choker closes with a magnetic clasp & the pendant can slide off to be put on the chain of your choice if preferred.

The leaf measures about 2" (just over 5cm), the cable choker is coated black & 18" long

Comes in a little gift box, perfect for that special present.

THESE ARE HANDMADE TO ORDER, PLEASE EXPECT A LITTLE VARIATION IN EACH!

Orange and Teal Flower Pillow


Artist Statement: This pillow is handmade from 100% wool felt. All the wool I use is hand dyed (by me) and for this reason, colors in each piece will have a lovely variation of color making each pillow unique.

“Orange and Teal flower pillow” is a made from a mix of machine and hand applied stitch details. At the center of each flower there's a cluster of brown french knots and the stem is made from a cotton and wool yarn.

Pillow measures 12” in diameter and is approximately 2” wide at the side and has a poly filled pillow insert.

*Colors: Sherbert orange with light teal flowers and off white center. Please remember colors may vary due to different monitor settings. Please inquire if you have any questions.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lost Lily Ring


Artist Statement: This listing is for a 3/4" diameter adjustable, silver plated ring created in a brown polymer clay with pink, olive green and white acrylic paint. The lotus design is created with a hand carved stamp. It is distressed and sealed with a clear gloss sealer. Due to the random nature of distressing, each ring will be slightly different.

Do you like the design, but prefer a different color? Would you like to have this design on a pin, magnet, hair pins or button? Convo me with the details, and I can create a custom order just for you.

The Incredible Hunk Soap


Artist Statement: This green, hunky, man bar is moderately scented with a spicy lime fragrance oil and loaded with french green clay. Green clay provides extra oil/toxin absorbtion & silkiness and slip for shaving.

**This scent isn't so manly that a woman can't use it. I have two female friends that LOVE this soap!**

You'll receive a 4+ oz bar that's wrapped in a label.


Orange Pixie Hood



Artist Statement: This is a sweet little hood in a gorgeous shade of orange for Lati Yellow dolls. Hand knit in a lovely bamboo/cotton/wool blend on tiny needles with love :) It has long tassels that you can use to tie the hood in the front, or leave them undone if you prefer.

*HAT only. Doll etc not included, thanks*

Friday, November 7, 2008

Butch & Femme Cufflinks


Artist Statement: Groovy cufflinks for the vixen about town's partner.

Two black, wooden, handmade decoupage fronts measuring just under 1"(small), featuring the words "Butch" and "Femme" in retro typeface. Nickel-plated cufflink.

Cufflinks are double varnished to ensure durability and a high quality finish. Cufflink is attached to front with industrial strength adhesive. These cufflinks will survive being worn in a scrum half and the most active night of passion!

This is not OOAK.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Laurel Leaf Wedding Band


Artist Statement: Sterling Silver Engraved Laurel Leaf Wedding Band. This Wedding Band measures slightly over 1/8" in width. This beautiful handmade ring can be made in a number of sizes, for both men and women.

The classic "Laurel Leaf" design is symbolic of harmony and union.

Available in 18k White Gold, 18k Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver.

Proudly Handmade in the USA.

WE WELCOME Etsy "conversations" to discuss various available options, including size, length, Gemstone options, Enamel color options, Precious Metal options, etc., as well as, answer any questions you may have. Our response time is prompt, often within a few minutes. We look forward to being of service to you.

WE OFFER to create a "Complimentary BLOG" of your item being handmade in our shop ... at no additional expense. It's a nice way for you to witness and participate in the creation of your personal piece of jewelry. You can also share the experience with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama Pendant


Artist Statement: This lovely translucent pendant hangs from a 16" sterling silver loop chain.

Pendant Info:
1x1
high-gloss resin coating
Acrylic base

Obama Change Earrings


Artist Statement: Show your support in this most historic of elections! 10% of the profit on these earrings (basically the price - materials + labor) will be donated to the Obama campaign.

These carefully hand-cut earrings are a subtle way of expressing your preference. These are limited edition, so get yours ASAP.

One earring says "Obama" and the other says "Change". The earrings are 2 inches wide and 3 3/8 inches long (from the ear). They are made from thin sterling silver metal sheet so that they are not too heavy to wear comfortably, but they are thick enough to not be fragile.

They have a soft matte finish.

Spring Robin Earrings



Artist Statement: Cool asymmetric earrings completely hand fabricated from sterling silver, featuring a spotty robin and branch. The bird and branch have been roll-printed with a subtle texture akin to the surface of watercolour paper. They are accented by tiny bright lemon/lime precious Chrysoprase.

Earrings drop 1.8" (4.5cm) from the ear at the longest point.

*These earrings are made to order. Please allow 5 working days before posting.

Spoonlamps


Artist Statement: ©Spoonlamps is an original series of fine art light sculptures that I began in 1999 with a small spiral of plastic utensils that has grown into various forms of functional art and sculpture over the years. The inspiration for the form comes from the geometry found in nature. The series evokes the themes of recycling and transcendence. It is my intent to begin with common, even disposable objects and transform them into functional and beautiful works of art. The quality of light and shadow is considered carefully in each piece and new discoveries are carried into subsequent pieces. The series began with the use of plastic spoons and has evolved into similar forms created in metal. The lightweight translucence of plastic and the heavy reflective quality of metal create different challenges and opportunities for design both medium.

This is ©Spoonlamp #19 in the series. It is a wall mounted functional art lamp made with white plastic spoons. It is aproximately 26" in diameter and 8" depth from the wall. The electrical components are all UL listed.

©Spoonlamps have been registered with the library of congress and are protected under USA copyright laws. The sale of an artwork in no way entitles the buyer to copyright. All copyrights are retained by the artist.


A wonderful piece of work. I love the repetitive pattern, the round petal-like shape of the spoons and the way that the light bleeds out between the edges. It would be one of those pieces that would suit a fantastically modern house.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fairy Arm Cuff


Artist Statement: Another variation on my Elven Dreams arm cuff, the summer colours in this one reminded me of Titania, Shakespeare's regal Queen of the Fairies from A Midsummer Night's Dream

A bit vintage, a bit fae, this piece is perfect worn as an upper arm cuff or can be adjusted to wear as a bracelet. I wear mine as a very exotic ankle bracelet...there are many different possibilities!

This cuff is fashioned out of 3 strands of antique gold wire, czech glass leaf beads and swarovski crystals & pearls. A very personal cuff, you can mold it a bit once it is on to fit more precisely wherever you decide to wear it! The piece shown is designed specifically for the upper arm and is about 11" around. I am happy to make this to fit where you plan to wear it, so please convo me to discuss measurements.

Coordinating Tiara/Circlet, earcuff, bracelet, ring and necklace are also available in my Etsy shop look for "crystal forest" items in my shop search.

Spirit Level Cufflinks


Artist Statement: Imagine these on your wrist, true blue bulls-eye spirit levels set in sterling silver bezels. Why you could sit in a meeting all day, mezmorized by trying to fit that bubble in the center ring!

The spirit levels are 20mm and the sterling bezels are attached to a stainless steel cufflink mechanism.

These are working spirit levels often used in camera work, form meets function.

Beret


Artist Statement: Colours: from lime green, to green and black

Size: Medium, hat fits a teen or average adult head 22-24" circumference size, room for you to tuck in your hair too.

Materials: 100% wool

Techniques: Felt details handmade. Wet felting. Needle felting. (See what is handmade felt here: http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/felt/blfelt.htm).

Weight: lightweight, easy to wear.

Smell: wool, soap, Smoke-FREE & Pet-FREE home

Touch: soft, wooly

Power Pole Ring


Artist statement: Oh, the passing poles on the motorway. I hand carved these in my little workshop under the house using a tiny chisel.

This band is 12mm wide and has a split in the back for flexibility. I make these to order so I can make it without the split and any finger size that you like.

This item is also available in gold, ethical gold, recycled silver, copper and titanium. Convo me for prices.