Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thats Headley

ThatsHeadley is my feature today!

What she has to say about herself:
That's Headley! Jewelry Designs is about a journey in wearable art in semiprecious gemstones, wire, and glass. Color, texture, balance, and richness are my design goals. I've been "beading" since junior high, and for the last couple of years have expanded my use of wire wrapping. I've also added silversmithing to my techniques. Silver is always bona fide sterling at the least, and sometimes fine (99.9% pure) silver.

I rarely make two pieces alike, because I like to have fun wearing jewelry, and seeing myself coming and going is not fun! Sometimes, though, when something comes out especially wonderful, I might make just a few to share the fun. I love to do custom work, too, so if you have something inspirational you would like to have a custom piece to wear with or to, send me a picture or description of what you would like, and we can be creative together!

My blog, where I put my newest creations and comment on life, the creative process, and other fabulous Etsy artists can be found at
Self Representing Artist Jewelry Designer (SRAJD) #231

Member Art Jewelry Collective
Member Etsy Texas Crafters (ETC)

Smoke-free, kitty-friendly home and studio

Some of her work is found below, but be sure to look at the rest of her shop!

Corazon Espinado Necklace in Sterling Silver, Garnet and Freshwater Pearl

Nereid Sacred Heart Necklace in Abalone, Mother of Pearl, Aventurine, Seaweed Quartz, Glass and Sterling

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Elements By Dawn

Today I am featuring Elements By Dawn
About the artist:
Dawn is particularly drawn to creating pattern and texture in her pieces. Through pattern and texture, her designs take on movement, visual and tactile interest. Through the use of color and form, she communicates emotion and energy. Dawn's pieces range from simplistic shapes and lines, evoking a sense of calm; to heavily textured with bold colors and lines, suggesting passion.

Her obsession with circles, spheres, disks, and symmetry is expressed throughout her designs.

Dawn is constantly learning new techniques, as well as perfecting traditional methods of metalworking and design.

Additionally, she is a full-time student, wife, and mother of two boys. She enjoys listening to music of all types, especially industrial, techno, a little ska, and classical. Dawn is a self-diagnosed coffee and cheese addict.

A couple of her pieces:

14kt. Gold-filled Double Loop Earrings with Argentium Bead Detail

Argentium Sterling Silver and 14kt Goldfill Chainmaille Earrings

Be sure to check out the rest of her shop!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Looking for some sparkle?

Find it in sparklystrandz's shop!
Sparkly Stradz

What she has to say about herself:
I've had a love for crafts, especially crochet for over 25 years ever since my grandmother taught me at age 5. It was probably the best thing she could have done for my parents because it would keep me busy for hours. During college, I developed a love for beads--not just because they're sparkly, but because beads have such a rich history to them from around the world, and can be made from almost anything imaginable. Also, as an occupational therapist, I am able to use a variety of crafts and activities in my therapy to make it more fun!

I combined my love for crochet and beads and began making jewelry, baby onesies, hats, and all sorts of gift items about 10 years ago. "Sparkly Strandz" is an online store that you can visit and create your own jewelry by choosing the right color bead, wire, and length you want for that perfect piece!!

A couple of samples of her work:

Nursing Necklace-Serpentine Jade Gemstone

Interchangeable Lever Back Earring Starter Set-CHOOSE YOUR 4 COLORS

Be sure to browse the rest of her beauties in her shop!

Friday, March 14, 2008

A Pretty...

That is who I am featuring today :).
What she has to say about herself:

"Oh Shiny!" should definitely be my mantra and says a lot about me. :) But if you are looking for something a little more concrete from me, here you go...

Yazmin Wickham of A Pretty Rock creates one of a kind or limited edition pieces of jewelry. Brought to life with carefully selected gemstones, mineral stones and freshwater pearls, the collection is meant to lend affordable, quality elegance to all.

There is no reason why every woman shouldn't have A Pretty Rock in their life!

Here are just a couple of samples from all of those "pretty rocks" in her charming shop!

Flora - Hairpins - Pink Shell Flowers

(It's items like this that make me wish my hair would keep such things in place!)

Fresh Cut - Quartz and Peridot Wrapped Sterling Silver Earrings

Be sure to check out the rest of her shop!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Stormy Weather!!!

This is the theme of this months Etsy Bead Weavers challenge!!!
As always, the pieces are extremely diverse!! Come and vote for your favourite piece at from now until the fourteenth of March!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Class and Style!

Today I am featuring the creator of our wonderful challenge GiftBearer!
About the artist:
Pippit Carlington works in several mediums; including acrylics, watercolor, drawing, clay sculpture, and jewelry. A multicultural influence is evident in her work reflecting a diverse heritage of Iroquois Indian, Hawaiian, Russian Jewish, and French Canadian. She is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and uses her art to educate the public. Pippit has received formal art training at Callenwolde Center for the Arts, The Atlanta College of Art, and Atlanta Jeweler’s School and Studios. She has sold and exhibited her art at numerous stores/galleries. She has participated in the following art shows; The Sandy Springs Festival Annual GA. Microenterprise Network Conference For Sisters Only The Spring Fling at Simpsonwood Sweet Auburn Festival Inman Park Festival Arts In The Garden Goodwill Christmas Bazaar United Way Christmas Art Show AutumnFest She has also marketed her work on Ebay and more recently ETSY, both online venues, and is coordinator of The Art Jewelry Collective, a group of jewelry artists with Etsy online stores in an effort to bring more customers with high-end taste to the site.

Be sure to stop by her shop and check out her amazing jewelry pieces!
Here are a couple of samples:

Take Wing Fine Silver Feather Ring With Chrysoprase Cabochon

Leafhearted-Fine Silver Violet Leaf Earrings with Amber