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.

Peacock Feathers and Chain Necklace



Artist Statement:  I adore any Matthew Williamson creation. One of his famous quotes involve saying that he has never met a colour he did not like. I have never met a colour I did not like. Wow - we have something in common.

Peacock feathers represent some of my favourite colours in nature. Coupled with metres (okay not really, but you get the gist) of chain, this is one statement necklace that will be bound to be the conversation piece at any event.

Fifteen small real peacock feathers are carefully suspended from oxidised dark silver chain. Due to the nature of peacock feathers (ie: each one is a tad different), and because your piece will be made to order, you will receive a very similar necklace but not the one in the photo.

I guarantee though that I only pick the nicest, unspoilt feathers for my creations.

Comes with free shipping to your door anywhere in the world, and packaged with its own velvet care bag, what is not to love about this?

Measurements: Necklace chain measures 15 inches all around and the longest feather chain falls 12 inches long.

Light Screens



Artist Statement:  This dress was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s magnificent stained glass creations. It is cut in a classic shift style and has patchwork designs on the front and back. The patchwork is accentuated with piping to give a leaded glass effect. It has piping around the sleeves and a classic mandarin collar. It is fully lined and has a back zip closure. This dress is one-of-a-kind, a piece of art for the closet!

This dress will fit a small/medium(6-8). Please feel free to email for measurement information.

The Collar I want



Artist Statement:  This piece is one of a Kind, however I can create another very similar.

For this project I got my inspiration from one of the lates trends, ..The feathers!

This collar was constructed with denim and crochet laces totally handcrocheted and designed by myself, for the urban girl that demands to be different and unique! :-) ....Who only needs comfy jeans and a top to get ready to go..!

The Peacock was handpainted by norakaren.etsy.com , she does art on denim and her peacocks really inspired me to create this striking piece. Check out her owls! they are amazing! ....

We can take your order to create the design you want!...

Do you want something else handpainted turned into an accesory that will turn heads? just contact me and describe what you want, and we will make it happen for you.

The crochet is very lacy, is all done with thin cotton thread.

The size around the neck is 18"

It drops 7" on the front

Wash by hand, with mild soap and lay flat to let dry.

Closes with a button on the back.

Enjoy it, and be unique and wild! :-)...

Ruffled Waist Bag

 


Artist Statement:  The Waist purse is made from a brushed cotton in DARK GRAY and fully lined in Black cotton. the Beautiful waist purse convenience for your belonging (keys, cell phone, cosmetics, ipods…). You will love the carefully stitched seams and the durable material, which is pretty awesome!

The adjustable strap gives quite a bit of variation in length.

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COLOR Available >> Gray, Black, Red , Striped in Sand and Soft Leather in Dark Brown or Convo me for others color you like.

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This Purse is great for :
* shopping
* outing
* easy and match
* Travel
* Party
and many more..

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Approx Measurement & Spec:
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Width: 11" (straps not included)
Height: 7.5"
Strap: Max 42"

~ Interior has 3 pockets
2 x Pocket: (W)3.5" x (L)4"
1 x Pocket: (W)4.5" x (L)4.5"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Command Earrings


Artist Statement:  This listing is for one (1) pair of Silicon Gallies - Next Generation Acrylic Tile Earrings - White Macbook Computer Key - COMMAND Keys.

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Specifications:
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~ Upcycled macbook computer key (white)
~ 1 inch acrylic square tile
~ Silver plated aanraku earring bail
~ Silver plated copper earring wires

WANT TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN LETTER, NUMBER or CHARACTER? Visit this link for customization options:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/capitolagirl?section_id=5967652

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wings

 

Artist Statement:  Although these elegant earrings are inspired by Formula 1 motor racing and Japanese kimono there is something unmistakably (even if unintentionally) Art Nouveau about them.

From my Racing Lace collection these iridescent blue and gold earrings create a sweeping shape to frame your face. They are an instant way to add colour to your favourite outfit whether it is a shirt and jeans or a classic piece of evening wear.

Made from anodised (electrically coloured) titanium, photograph and resin these earrings are fantastically light and easy to wear.

In this collection I use a unique and self-developed photo-inlay technique. I create a jewel from a photograph that is then lacquered into coloured titanium. The end effect is a little like a butterfly's wing.

These earrings come in a hand made vintage kimono fabric pouch.

Titanium ear wires are hypoallergenic.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Moody Bunny Ring


Artist Statement:  This is a fantastic adorable sterling silver ring featuring a bunny rabbit that has movable arms and legs, and can turn his head and nod. He can dance, he can throw a tantrum, he can make you smile throughout the entire day. Just look at his ever changing expression and be reminded that life doesn't always have to be so serious.

Bunny measures 1 inch tall, 1/2 inch wide.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ghost Leaf teapot and cups



Artist Statement:  This sweet little 24 oz teapot fits the hand and pours like a dream.  Teapot and spout were wheel thrown and then the lid and the handle were formed and attached .

Glazed in a soft satin blue and then a branch of leaves was held up while a winter white glaze was softly sprayed, leaving just a hint of the leaves showing on the pot and cups.

This teapot has a built in strainer and a lid that will not fall off.
Pours without dripping, a sign of a good teapot. Comes with two matching teacups.

7"X 9" stoneware teapot with spout and handle
2 1/2"x3" teacups

Food, microwave/dishwasher, and oven safe up to 500 degrees. Would make a wonderful gift.

Neo Victorian Frock Coat



Artist Statement:  My neo victorian frock coat is adorned with a burn out velvet hemline, embossed green velvet accents and tassels to remind you where your butt is. The buttons are stamped metal on wood. I think they come from India. The green appliques are fabric from my dear departed grandmother who made hats for Blackwell in the fifties. She was a huge influence on my choice of careers. I ended up with a lot of her trim and am slowly incorporating it into my work.

The size on this coat is a small long. The waist is 26 inches and can expand out a little. Its got long arms. Good for a beanpole type of gal.

The front is very open and looks spectacular with a corset underneath. This coat is a one of a kind.

Peppermint Patty Necklace


Artist Statement:  Necklace features three handmade satin flowers in rich shades of deep emerald green, regal blue and green apple. The center of the flowers are embellished with a vintage Austrian crystal earring, a vintage lucite and crystal button, and a vintage Austrian crystal lily pad brooch. The pearl beads are from a necklace I purchased at an estate sale - I took it apart and upcycled it to make this awesome necklace.

♥ Length is adjustable

Japanese Floral Oval on Gold Chain


Artist Statement:  It's a lovely classic necklaces made of an elegant Japanese oval focal bead. Little faux pearls are added into the chain to make it more girlish and glowing. The chain measures 58cm long.