Friday, December 3, 2010

Safety Pin Bracelet

Safety Pin Bracelet

Safety Pin Bracelet by WhoozQueen

Well, I've had a bit of a break but Xmas is coming, the geese are getting fat and the presents ....so hard to find, aren't they?  I hope that Oohsome can provide some inspiration for you all.

The bracelet pictured above is something that I whipped up last week.  About 65 safety pins, with 4mm beads in olive, deep purple, brass, soft violet and sea green.  I had so much fun making this one that I've decided to do a few more in other colour combinations.  One tip that I can give you, instead of superglueing the pins closed, I pinched them shut after doing the threading.  They're secure, and there's no fiddling around with fast setting glue.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Copper Branch Cluster Earrings





Artist Statement:  These have movement from every angle! Each twig is hand pound, textured and polished and moves when you move. Light bounces off the luster of the metal and will be sure to dazzle when it is reflected in the diamond cut royal purple cubic zirconia beads. Sterling silver ear wires are hand made.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

White Shrug




Artist Statement:  This cozy and soft shrug is made by a 100% white wool yarn knitted with a stylish lacy pattern... all edges are finished off with crocheted borders. You can fast it on the front with two cords which end with two little roses with a glass pearl core... play with these two flowers... you can insert the stalks in various positions and give a different look to the shrug... you can even insert the stalks in a little ring and you will have a lovely necklace to wear with the bolero or by itself.

“White Garden” is my own unique pattern... a gorgeous accent to any outfit and a perfect accessory for many occasions... you can wear it over a simple sweater for a funky style, over a blouse or a sleeveless top to warm your shoulder... it looks exquisite when worn with an evening dress and makes an exquisite accessory even for a bride or a bridesmaid.

Measurement:
~ 51.18” (~ 130 cm.) around the neck/body opening.
~ 13.38” (~ 34 cm.) around the underarm opening.
~ 18.50” (~ 47 cm.) flower stalks length
~ 1.77” (~ 4,5 cm.) flowers diameter.

Size:
Yarn and pattern have a bit of stretch so one size will fit most (exception = XS or XL)

Composition:
100% wool

Handmade with great care and love ♥, in a smoke-free and pet-free home.

Hand wash recommended and dry flat.

Nocturne Necklace





Artist Statement:  This turned out so beautifully dark!

I made a chain by wire-wrapping AAA grade smooth round garnet gemstones with sterling silver wire, and created a focal drop with a giant (18mm) black onyx teardrop. The onyx is topped with a wonderfully detailed sterling silver beadcap and Bali silver star cap.

The necklace chain measures a bit over 18 inches (including the clasp). The lobster clasp is sterling silver and attaches to a closed sterling silver ring.

Garnet Red & Cloissonne Earrings




Artist Statement:  Richly detailed, premium quality golden cloisonne beads accented by sparkling Cubic Zirconia (CZ) beads in rich garnet and champagne.
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COLOR: Gold, Garnet red, Champagne

Made with:

~Faceted cubic zirconia (CZ) beads
~Cloisonne enameled beads
~14 carat (14k) gold-filled findings

Length: 3"
Width: 3/4"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Steampunk Brown Glass Earrings




Artist Statement:  These earrings are really long. They measure 11cm (4.3"). The golden-brown beads I used are silver foil venetian glass, lentils and small cubes. The other elements are bare and enamelled copper. The earwires are handmade.

Nickel and lead free.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Circa 1890s Victorian Coin Purse




Seller statement:  Dating from the early 1890's is this exquisite Victorian coin purse which measures 2 1/4" across by 1 3/4" deep. This purse's top closure is nickle plated silver. Its high relief work shows an angle comforting and greeting a loved one who is gently emerging through clouds on his way to heaven. This Art Nouveau influenced purse has a supple leather bottom. Its clasp is in working condition making this a very functionable piece. This work of art is in beautiful shape and would look lovely displayed on your vintage boudoir. It would also make a fine addition to your purse collection.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Plum Butter Headband





Artist Statement:  A beautiful lil' headband. Rich, delicate and feminine. Buttery creme wool felt, handcut and designed into a beautiful flower, compliments a set of pretty wool felt purple, handcut, layered flowers, centered with a dainty pearl. Handcut, wool felt leaves give this the perfect touch.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Embroidered Pendant Necklace





Artist Statement:  Thank you for checking out my new embroidered pendant necklaces! Each necklace I create features a decorative floral design stitched on linen fabric. The pendant setting frames the embroidery beautifully and also firmly secures the fabric in place.

This pendant features a sweet little hand-stitched flower in sunny yellow with soft green stems and leaves. A moss green linen fabric serves as a background for this cheerful scene.

This necklace arrives boxed and ready to wear or give as a gift.

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn





Artist Statement:  I've sold a few of these in my other Etsy store so moved them here. A perfect gift for every needlework crafter! A Play on the Famous British World War II saying "Keep Calm and Carry on". It measures 150H x 84W stitches. THIS PATTERN CAN BE USED FOR CROCHETING, KNITTING, CROSS STITCH, NEEDLEPOINT, AND MUCH MORE! It will print out nice and clearly readable on 8.5" X 11" sized paper.

Friendship Initial Rings




Artist Statement:   Inspired by a request from a buyer, this little ring lets you know who you are in more ways than one. Complete with a "typewriter" key initial and the word "FRIEND" stamped on the back of a sterling band and connected by brass hardware. Ring sizes available in whole sizes only. Sizes will be approximate due the handcrafted nature of the piece. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Please contact me through the site before ordering so I can confirm that I have your letter on hand.

The initial is approximately 14mm
The band is 1/8" wide
Price is for one ring only.

Antique Silver Fork Cuff Bracelet





Artist Statement:  This bracelet is made from an actual antique silver fork.The design is hand wrought using only hand tools.This is a pure hand craft.It is metamorphic in nature.The tools I use to make these are themselves hand crafted.I was taught to follow strict rules of wearability when making these.So your clothes,hair,skin,friends and family remain perfectly safe at all times from rogue fork tines.

This bracelet is designed to wear comfortably with the metal sculpture centered atop the wrist.The bracelet bends open and closed to fit which won't hurt it as long as it's not bent to extremes.Your bracelet will be made to order for you when you purchase it.As this is an art form dependent on antiques and each piece is made by hand the bracelet you receive may have a different pattern on the handle and vary slightly in design from the item shown.

Girl on a Swing Brooch





Artist Statement:  I personally designed and created this piece of jewelry with a lot of love and attention. A brooch makes a wonderful addition to any outfit, it brightens up your smile and puts a twinkle in your eye:), and on top of that now you can wear one of your favorite papercut images on your collar, your lapel or even your hat:)!

About the brooch:  The brooch was created using a print of one of my papercut images set under a clear cabochon dome measuring 40x30mm, a lovely antiqued bronze filigree base and a sweet vintage cream rose bead. A clasp is affixed securely onto the back. The filigree base measures aprox 2 inches, the full size of the brooch (including the bead) measures 3 inches. The brooch comes with a little certificate of authenticity in a jewelry box.

Teal Crochet Necklace


Artist Statement:  Exclusive Designs Crochet Necklace

Composed of 17 crochet rings stacked up together held by copper wire and 2 smoky green Czech glass bead on each side.

Colors in this piece include:

Teal
Light Grey
Light Green

Chain is aniqued copper steel and closes in the back with a matching lobster claw clasp

This necklace measures 50 cm (20 inches).

I make awesome handmade custom pouches for all my items!

To see all the items in my shop, pls go to:
lavenderfield.etsy.com

All designs, images and text are property of Lavenderfield © 2009

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hesperides - enamelled bracelet set



Artist Statement:  A blissful garden to encircle your wrists and lend an air of tranquility to weary wardrobes. Deep magenta rosettes rest upon a melon green enameled bangle, accompanied by a coordinating clover pink skinny bangle. A mini cluster of white freshwater pearls is delicately perched upon the skinny bangle, in a slightly coy, off-set stance.

Hesperides is comprised of two bracelets: one 1/2" thick rosette bangle in melon green with a magenta and green Ranunculus flower; and one skinny bangle in tallow pink with an offset white pearl cluster.

The Hesperides bracelets have a circumference of 8.5’’ and will fit most average sized wrists.

Each RevolĂș bracelet is completely unique—and they look (as well as feel) lovely when worn in sets, like this delicate collection.

Diana, Goddess of the Moon Bracelet



Artist Statement:  A solid copper wire wrapped bracelet with an earthy green moonstone, rust and olive freshwater pearls and carnelian gemstones.

*Diana - Goddess of the Forest*
In pagan lore the Goddess Diana is guardian of the forest and the four seasons of nature.

** Pure copper wire entwined around the moonstone represents the four seasons of nature

** Carnelian gemstones illustrate the power and strength of nature.
** Freshwater pearls in rust brown and olive green evoke the richness and colors of nature's glory.
* Copper roses symbolize the pure, wild and enduring beauty that nature brings us every day.
* Copper leaves and vines entwined around the bracelet cuff represent regeneration, growth and the harmony that nature brings us.

This bracelet was completely handcrafted using only hand forged, hammered and polished pure copper wire and copper sheet metal, natural moonstone and carnelian gemstones, and natural freshwater pearls, and took approx 22 hours to make!

The bracelet is finished with a hand made pure copper clasp.

The bracelet fits a small to medium wrist size, measuring 7 1/2 inches around.
To view more of my copper bracelets see:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/creativityjewellery

Hey, we're back!



Artist Statement:  This super cute skirt is there to lift you up on any rainy day!

The black part has been crocheted out of pure cotton and the circles have been made of a variety of yarns. It's quite stretchy and fits almost all sizes.

The skirt is 105cm (41.3in) long, and is adjustable around the waist (waist max. 90cm/35.4in). There is also a lot of hip-room, so it fits almost any size!

Size: S/M/L

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Silk Crocheted Ring



Artist Statement:  A silk ring, very feminine and stylish.
Hope you like it.  The diameter of the crocheted part is about 3,5 cms.  It is sewn on an adjustable metal ring.

Silver Retro Sunburst Earrings



Artist Statement:  These cool earrings are rhodium plated, as well as tarnish resistant, and they are hanging from silver plated hooks. They are 34mm by 30mm, and the entire length, including hooks, is 2 inches. These are timeless earrings, and very unique. 

Birdie TV Necklace



Artist Statement:  This adorable necklace is made from a layer of 5mm clear acrylic sandwiched between two pieces of laser cut aluminum on a sterling chain. It depicts a cat watching birds through a window as they twitter on the branches of a tree. Wear it facing one way and you are looking into the window, turn it around and you are looking out. As you move around the piece your view through the window changes, giving it an incredible sense of depth despite the fact that it is made from flat pieces.

Pendant is 1 1/2” (+1/4” at the sill) by 2 1/4” and 6.8mm thick. Hangs on a sterling silver chain with a sterling silver lobster clasp and findings. Necklace is approximately 16” in total.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ocean Necklace



Artist Statement:  This 48 inch necklace is absolutely FUN to wear! It looks stunning on a solid color dress when worn long. It can also be worn doubled, giving you a 24 inch necklace, or tripled giving you a 16 inch choker length! You can wear it with any neckline you own!!

The color of this special piece is very versatile as well. I am careful to put a gradient of colors in each of my color schemes. What that means to you is this piece will match a wide variety of colors. The color clothing you are wearing will cause that color to pop in the pendant. The Ocean color scheme looks especially good with denim blues but will also coordinate well with teal, beiges, browns, golds and black.

The cord in the piece is hand twisted from a embroidery threads to match the colors in the beads perfectly. Type of thread and amount of twist is adjusted to give a wonderful flowing drape to the cord.

Vintage Marine Lamp Necklace


Artist Statement:  A Vintage Marine Brass Lamp Necklace.

Unique and one of a kind..........
A definite heads turner, and a
conversation piece that would bring
lots of attention and discussion of its
origin, marine, old world travels, ships,....

Three dimensional, gorgeous, and vintage.......
Being vintage, it displays some signs of aging
from time and travels.....
Whimsy, playful and chic at the same time....

A copper butterfly filigree flies above the
lamp.... content to just sit and observe. :)
Butterfly wings are bent slightly, as though
it is fluttering its lovely wings

Marine lamp measures approximately 41 x 26mm
or approx 1 x 1.6 inches. Hung on a vintage style
metal tone chain of 31 inches long. Lobster clasp
closing. The vintage style tone chain matches the
lamp keeping to its vintage old style of the necklace
design. Findings are nickel and lead free.
I can adjust the length if you like - please
drop me a note :)

Prefer it simple without the charm or prefer
a pearl or bead, etc ? Please drop me a note to
discuss on a custom listing.

Deep Brown Acorn Earrings

Deep Brown Acorn Earrings by Tabby Too

Artist Statement:  These earrings are made using deep topaz brown glass colored beads. There are also brass beads and bead caps, and dark topaz polished beads.

The ear wires are Vintaj natural brass and are nickel free.
The entire earring is a little over 1 1/2 inches long, from top of ear wire to bottom of the dangle. The ear wires pictured are 1 inch from top to end of back curve and the dangle is 7/8 inch from top to bottom.

The last picture shows four different styles of ear wires available. One is a nickel free brass colored lever back and the other three are Vintaj nickel free brass.

These earrings, as well as all my jewelery, come packaged in a brand new jewelry box tied up with ribbon to keep it safe in its travels.

Stag Head Necklace


Artist Statement:  Inspired by the ubiquitous presence of ironic mounted animal heads in Brooklyn, we're answering the hipster call for more, more, more antler jewelry. This necklace features a 3-dimensional stag's head mounted on a 1" high plaque. Our 14K gold version is a highly polished, detailed specimen dangling from a 14K gold-filled chain that secures with a 14K gold spring ring. Total chain length is 24".

Double Breasted Olga Coat


Artist Statement:  Wool Olga Coat on Sale from 495$ to 395$!
Custom Orders Only!
XS, S, M, L, XL

Black 100% Wool Coat longer at the back, circle metal buttons, black sating lining throughout the coat. The Skirt is full cut circle. The coat has a lot of volume and is very feminine. It is made in a military style and is double breasted with a high collar. There are also side pockets for your hands on top of jacket. Such a lovely Coat for Winter! It would look so cute with jeans or dresses, very elegant and flattering coat. There is snap closure inside the coat and a lovely little lined bow for fun :)

Beautifully made, everything is lined and is done with top quality!

ps. the white skirt is not included, its just in the picture.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Plum Blossom Earrings


Artist Statement:  Richly-hued, matte acrylic flower blossoms in deep velvety violet are matched with contrasting large olivine green faceted glass teardrops.

Perfect gift for a flower- or garden-lover, your bridesmaids or just paired with a sundress.

Flowers: 1/2" tall x 7/16" wide (13mm x 11mm)
Teardrop: 5/8" tall 3/8" dia (16mm tall x 10mm dia)

Just over 1" (2.5cm) in length from the bottom of the elongated antiqued copper earring wires, for a total length of 2-1/8" (5.5cm).

If you prefer shorter French earring hooks, please just let me know your preference in the "Message to Seller" during checkout, and I will be happy to accommodate your request.

Shy Siren jewelry box is included for perfect gift giving.

All designs, photos & content ©2010 SHY SIREN, INC.

Bugaloo Shoes


Artist Statement: Whoo can resist these wide-eyed owls?  Develop your baby's language skills in a fun fashion.  Soft-soled, with a wonderful variety of animals and colours available, other than the gorgeous owls above.

Bugaloo Shoes are handmade, can be cleaned in the washing machine and 5% of their profits go to an international charity.

Poppy Rings


Artist Statement:  New colors for new spring! I first made these colors for custom order & I just fell in love with these bright, pop, and vibrant colors that perfect for new spring!

Poppy bouquet ring collection features my smaller poppy disk (they are about 10mm) wrapped on dainty double wire shank. Oxidized to add modern touch. Wear them all three for gorgeous look. You can wear two for casual day. And wear just one for little accent on your finger!

“Spring shower” is my new colors for this up-coming spring. I’ll be working on matching earrings & necklace but if you have special request, let me know! I’m always happy to work on custom piece!!

This listing is for three rings. Let me know if you are interesting in just one or two rings!

This listing is going to be made-to-order in your finger size. Completion of the order could take up to two weeks. (usually just couple of days… if you have specific time frame, let me know) I’ll try to be quick but be careful, make sure every piece would be the best piece! Please note your finger size on “message to seller” section at check out.

New Wild Things Design


Artist Statement:  Let the wild rumpus start!!! These are just an example of a pair of Where the Wild Things Are Vans shoes that I made. I can put anything you want on the shoes and make them in just about any US size (even children sizes). If you want something on the shoes other than what's shown in the picture above please convo me so that we can talk design. The shoes take me 1-2 weeks to complete.

New design by Stabby!  Please note, if you want to order the shoes, go to the link above.  I am not the creator, just a fan of various works on Etsy.

Cuddly Panda Ears



Artist Statement:  Hug me coz i'm adorable....

These super sweet panda ears are amazing fun and just what you need to keep your ears warm at summer festivals!

The band is white and the ears are black with extra long knitted ties to secure (that have soft fluffy tassels at the ends...)

This item is a headband, not a hat! Keep the chill off without mussing up your do! (please feel free to check out my other items for different views!)

Wear to a fancy dress rave up, a festival or during a boring day at the office...

The ears are 100% acrylic...please handwash and airdry!

Peacock Hair Clip


Artist Statement:  Peacock feather hair clip made with five perfect little peacock feathers, trimmed and arranged in a flower pattern with a rhinestone cluster in the center. Attached to a sturdy recycled leather base, and a toothed alligator hair clip.

Fancy!

Measures approximately 3 - 4" in diameter. Hair Clip may vary slightly in size due to the organic nature of the peacock feathers.

This hair clip is currently made to order. Please make sure to see my shop announcement for current ship times!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Brown and Green Floral Cuff



Artist Statement:  Leather cuff. Leather floral cuff bracelet. Brown and green color.

Color: brown, green, black
Materials: leather, beads, wire
Size: 7 x 2 inches (18 x 5 cm)

The items will be shipped from Israel via airmail, and it normally will take 7-21 business days for delivery.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Art Nouveau Floral Brooch



Artist Statement:  This is the first of a series of pieces I'm making using vintage pictures and art of women to create brooches and necklaces.

The picture is covered with a clear laminate then glued onto a piece of thin wood. That is glued down and then bead embroidered with the floral stitched on top of that. It is backed with a black leather and an edging is stitched to finish.

This piece measures 2 1/4" long and 2" at the widest.

The picture is from lunagirl.com

Kitten Run In Through the Window



Artist Statement:  It is one of my first stitches ever!

I made it by hand and glued in a huge (2 inches diameter) wooden circle with little window.

Wear it on light/dark background, it looks fabulous both ways!!!!

Moonlight Mandala



Artist Statement:  Each of these brooches are made completely by hand and are incredibly unique.

Measure:5,8 centimeters(2.25 inches)

Thank you for visiting our shop!

Dandelion Wishes



Artist Statement:  A painting in wool, framed in birch, to pin on your lapel. This piece celebrates that flower that kids love and groundskeepers despise...the dandelion. It's a marriage of textural fiber and bark, and perfect for the nature-lover in you.

I've made felt by wet-felting wool roving in a gradient of colors; blue, green, and yellow, adorned it with a french knot dandelion gone to seed(notice the tiny puffs floating away?) and fitted it into a frame I made of birch bark. The sides have been left natural and the soft white of the bark is a nice compliment to the color it holds.

I've finished the back with a piece of black felt that I created from wool garments. A pinback has been sewn securely beneath the backing.

This piece is about 1.75" wide and is about .5" deep.

Made in my non-smoking home/studio

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Arden


Artist Statement:  One of a kind Bracelet of handmade millefiore polymer beads on elastic, each unique. The artist uses brightly-colored polymer in a traditional glass and clay technique. Colors will be as shown, individual bead patterns may vary. Signed on one bead.

Love Bird Rings



Artist Statement:  The Love Birds - An ancient symbol of love, fidelity, and freedom, these colourful rings are instantly recognizable as a special symbol, held aloft and proud for all to see.

The wearing of rings to signify commitment of various types dates back thousands of years; commitment to spouse, family, friend, country, religion or political organization. One does not need to wear a ring in order to remember or signify one's commitment; the ring exists as a celebratory reminder, not an obligatory device.

Each ring is handfabricated in Toronto at our shop TANK Jewelry & Beads. The glass and the silver work are done in house, and with great care and attention to detail.

You can ask about timing and colour prefereces when placing you're order, typically it will take minimum two weeks before we ship.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Queen of Wands



Artist Statement:  If you want these in silver instead..just say so in checkout..

Here is a pair of earrings symbolizing the smart, capable, organized, successful woman you are underneath the chai addicted, cartoon loving lazybones.

(oh wait...thats me..)

Beautiful.

1.5 inches long. Fancy fancy crown charm and collaged image.

Sparkler Thread Earrings



Artist Statement:  This pair is sure to light up your lobes! A fun pair with a holo-weave that is sure to coordinate with any look and season. Spectacular sparkle!

Baby size

Sweet Summer Dreams



Artist Statement:  A truly unique, cheerful and chic bag for all your activities. Wear it with great pair of jeans or little dress - this bag fits with everything!

Wear it like pice of art because that's what it is!

This roomy leather handbag has made from soft light blue Italian leather. In front of the bag there are assortment of flower ornaments made of genuine leather and sewn to a bag, finally adorned with rivets.

Materials:

Genuine Italian cowhide leather
Cotton lining
Antique gold hardware

Measurements:

10,2" high
15,2" wide
4,8" deep
14,4" rolled handles
a top-zipper closure 11,6"

Interior zip, wall and cell phone pockets

Clothing by liseth - thank you dear!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Square Hoops with Bright Red Crystal Earrings



Artist Statement:  These earrings are an amazing bright red. They feature square sterling silver hoops that have been hammered and have a brushed sterling silver texture that make them sparkle and shine in the light. They are adorned with three little cubic zirconia teardrops that dangle and dance with sass.

MATERIALS
-cubic zirconia
-sterling silver wire

MEASUREMENTS
These earrings are 3.4cm long

They will come packages in a jewellery box that is ready for gift giving if you wish.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bronze and Gray Rings



Artist Statement:  A surprise inside!

I designed the inside of these rings to look as beautiful as the outside, and the contrast of the polished inside against the matte outside gives these rings a one-of-a-kind look. The subtle details are what make this wedding band set truly special.

Inside color: polished anodized bronze color
Outside color: matte gray

Titanium is naturally hypo-allergenic, light, and very comfortable to wear. To further increase comfort, I use a grinding method on the inside edges of the ring, which creates a bevel that is round not angular.

The rings pictured are 6 mm wide; however, they can be made wider, up to 10 mm, or narrower down to 3 mm, if desired.

I make these rings one at a time, by hand. Please see shop announcements for current wait time.

Also please specify your sizing when purchasing. I can make any size up to 15. Please note that titanium can not be re-sized, so take care when measuring and providing your sizing information.

Every ring will be delivered to you in a tasteful, gift-ready, and reusable tin.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cyclope Lapin



Artist Statement:  is an archival quality print of one of my paintings on wood. I found this beautiful, vintage, gold metal frame (with glass) and thought they were a perfect match (I actually almost kept this frame. It's one of the loveliest I've ever found). The print is mounted on an off-white board so it "floats" within the frame. I've signed, titled and dated it just under the print.

This piece is ready to be displayed as it has a fold out foot on the back (which is covered in dark burgundy velvet) so it can stand on its own.

Frame size; 5" x 7"
Image size: 3.5" x 5.75"

A Mysterious Hand



Artist Statement:  This listing is for 2 candle holders cut from reclaimed olde growth pine. The wood was once a floor joist from a 19th century Philadelphia house and bares marks betraying its past life. The pieces have been sanded and finished with 100 percent pure tung oil. They have been decoupaged with handpicked images from a Victorian Animal Bible from the 1800s. These images have been glued onto the wood with PH neutral adhesive and sealed with an acrylic sealer. Peg and Awl has been stamped into the bottom of each candle holder.

The 2 candles are 8in x 2in x 2in.

Each block includes 1 hand poured pure beeswax tea light candle.

If you would like more of the beeswax candles, please check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/dragon06

Molecular Bond Pendant



Artist Statement:  A delicate glimmer of blue light hanging on a sterling silver chain.

First I felt the wool using hot water and soap. After leaving it to dry overnight, I embroider it with silver and contrasting cerulean thread, then attach it to sterling silver components, including a clasp I have hand forged and hammered.

The bead is attached to the chain itself, so the clasp will not slide around on your neck. It is also embroidered on both sides in case it flips over.

The bead measures approximately 3/4" (18mm) in diameter, and the chain is 22" (175mm) around.

Chocolate Delight

Chocolate Delight Scarf by Vital Temptation

Artist Statement:  This beautiful scarf was made with the traditional wet Nuno felting technique .

I used the combination of three shades of 100% Merino soft wool (Bitter Chocolate , Cinnamon Red and Ecru / Off White ) and Sari Silk to create the dramatic effect . A silk chiffon I used as a base.

The scarf looks great from both sides.It has elegance and comfort, easy to match and the perfect accent piece to go with your favorite winter or spring coat.

Wrap yourself in luxurious Merino natural fiber! It has soft texture and will be your favorite accessory to wear all season long. The scarf is very warm . It is a great accessory for the cold season.

Please Note:
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The colors on the pictures can be a little bit brighter then they actually are.
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Details-
Material- 100% Merino soft wool, Sari Silk
Color- Bitter Chocolate , Cinnamon Red and Ecru / Off White
Length- 38 Inches ( 97 cm)
Width -7.5 Inches ( 19 cm )
Base - silk chiffon
Added on Feb 27, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shades of Sand and Stone



Artist Statement:  Smooth, polished cuts of champagne citrine, whiskey quartz and labradorite are woven together with fine gauge gold fill wire to form flowers.

These earrings measure about 1 inch from top to bottom.

Your limited edition earrings arrive packaged in my personalized taffeta jewelry pouch--with 8 interior pockets. It will ship by priority mail in the US and First Class to Canada and all other International destinations.

One of a Kind Hair Comb


Artist Statement:  My name is Amie Louise Plante. I am a jewelry artist with 10 years experience in making museum quality, custom, one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry.

In this listing I will create for you a personalized one-of-a-kind hair ornament for your special event. The hair comb pictured is made from silver, pearls and amethyst. Every element is fabricated by hand from sheet metal and wire. No two are alike. This one was directly inspired by the theme of ginko leaves as a symbol of health, happiness and good fortune.

The total height of this design is 4.5 inches. It can be inserted into a hairstyle the back of the head or on the side and it will curve and nestle around the head.

The 3 other pictures are examples of my design and fabrication processes. First, I make many elements to be incorporated into the final design, then I play with the pieces until I find a nice composition for them. Then I photoshop some new elements to try them out. Then once I get something I like, I make the next group of pieces. These pieces are in the photoshop process.

All one of a kind/custom orders have a 50% non refundable deposit.

Each piece is hand made and signed by Amie Louise Plante.

Patinas and finishes are semi-permanent and may change slightly over time and with regular use- all patinas may brighten at various contact points, black and copper/multi patinas may darken, especially in recessed areas. This change is a natural trait of sterling silver jewelry that the artist embraces.

In order to maintain the appearance of the original piece. wash gently with mild soap and a soft cloth and keep piece stored in a plastic bag when not in use.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Geodesic Necklace



Artist Statement:  Such a striking vintage Swarovski crystal... the highly dimensional, faceted dome crystal gradually radiates from warm, golden amber in the center, through shades of green, to cool slate blue at the edges... Nothing short of stunning.

The crystal is nestled in a vintage "shabby-chic" brass bezel that shows some patina of age, and suspended from a decorative, delicate antiqued copper chain - a total of 17" (43cm) long. Please let me know if you prefer shorter or longer length; I'm happy to accommodate up to 4" (10cm) inches at no additional cost.

Necklace Length: 17" (40.8cm) - custom lengths available
Vintage Swarovski Crystal: 5/8" dia (16mm); 3/8" thick (9mm)
Vintage Brass Bezel: 3/4" dia (18mm)

Also available with black gunmetal chain.