Monday, February 8, 2010

Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Accessories For Women by Foret

This morning we're visiting Foret - a shop that showcases beautiful handmade gemstone jewelry for women. The artisan behind Foret - Elizabeth Holmes-deForest - designs sparkling Necklaces, pretty Earrings, fashionable Bracelets and a lot more! First we'll look at the 25 Dollars and Less category. In this section, you'll see earrings and zipper pulls featuring gemstone beads and pearls. Classic styles like the Black and White Party Earrings are the focus here. These pretty black onyx and freshwater pearl earrings would be perfect for a night out, and would go very well with business attire as well. Made with sterling silver ear wires and beads, they're an excellent buy at $25.00! If you're looking to add a bit of color, the Green Garnet and Sterling Silver Earrings are a beautiful way to do just that. These olive green earrings feature 10mm garnet beads and sterling silver components. And the zipper pulls - or ZIPCLIP Clip On Charms - are a great way to dress up a jacket, keyring, cellphone or your bag! These would be nice gifts and are very affordable at just $10.00. In the earrings category there are over 50 unique pair to choose from! These are not your usual gemstone bead earrings. Elizabeth has searched out unusual and rare stone beads and so her creations are unique and very special. You'll love the variety here! There are so many pretty earrings to browse ... the Chilean Lapis and Baroque Pearl Earrings are a great combination that would compliment jeans and a sweatshirt - and look just as good with a nice blue dress. If you love red, her Ruby and Rhodolite Garnet Earrings are simply fantastic. If green is your color, you'll want to wear the Apple Green Chrysophrase and Silver Earrings every day! The bracelets section offers beautiful styles you'll want to call your own! Check out the unusual Ancient Coin Bracelet - a 400 year old Chinese coin is complimented by green freshwater pearls and glowing golden amber chips to create this one of a kind wrist ornament. Or the awesome Green Jade and Sterling Silver Bracelet, featuring green jade from China and British Columbia! In the Necklaces section, Elizabeth offers some very attractive pieces. The featured Amethyst and Peridot Necklace - shown in the photo above - is a fabulous bright green peridot and rich violet amethyst combination, accented with gold filled beads and component parts. Are you a turquoise lover? If you are, the Turquoise Heishi and Sterling Silver Necklace could be irresistable, and its a great value at just $165.00. Elizabeth's Ruby, Baltic Amber and Sterling Silver Necklace is a really nice color combination, and the luxurious Freshwater Pearl and Gemstone Rope Necklace is a 52 inch long multicolor piece you must see! Foret us a great shop. You really should explore it on your own, because there is so much to discover - and you'll want everything you see! So take a long lunch break and visit this wonderful Etsy shop today. Foret is a fun place to shop for handmade gemstone jewelry!

Robert Edwards is a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team - JET. He is a jewelry designer and metalsmith in New York City with over 30 years experience in the jewelry trade, specializing in gemstone jewelry and venetian box chains. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards

23 comments :

GlitzGlitter said...

So many beautiful things in this shop. I love Elizabeth's use of colors and her natural, earthy style.

Ribasus said...

Fabulous review BOB! Golly! We shall see if Foret is visible today for sure...
Thanks so much.
Elizabeth

Mary(Little Brown Bird/All Up In My Kitchen) said...

I love this shop! Foret also has the most beautiful embroidered scarves!

SendingLoveGallery said...

Foret is a feast for the eyes with gorgeous gemstone jewelry and unique finds. Jewelry to treasure!

Designs by Victoria said...

So many wonderful creations, and what gorgeous values in the under 25 section!

Coco's Greenhouse said...

So pretty and colorful in her shop! Talented designer and great bargain section too! :)

Cher said...

Such a lovely assortment of jewelry and such unique designs!
Great fun to browse there ;)

JewelryBySolange said...

Foret has beautiful and unique designs in her shop. One of my personal favorites are the Wealth and Riches Earrings:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19571827

Keep up the great work Elizabeth & Happy Creating!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Foret's shop is chock full of interesting designs and combinations of stones! You'll love every minute of shopping here!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Not only does Foret have wonderful jewelry, she also has scarves and shawls. REally cool shop.

Beadsme said...

A beautiful array of designs.

Erika Price Designs said...

Foret's shop reveals a wonderful array of beautiful designs - and you've actually featured my absolute favourite, her Amethyst and Peridot Necklace!!!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Gorgeous shop and I love that necklace. Just beautiful.

3 squares said...

Fabulous designs in Foret's shop!

marciejanedesigns said...

Wonderful shop, filled with unique treasures. My new favorite are the orange triangle earrings-very cool!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Fabulous shop! I love than she includes metaphysical details of the gemstones she uses in her designs.

cooljewelrydesign said...

The featured necklace is dynamite and a perfect example of how Elizabeth works with luxe gemstones. Her mix of earthy organic alongside of the more upscale gemstones is a real talent. Also, her jewelry is completely original and thoughtful. LOVE her shop!

jemsbyjb said...

Great gemstone pieces. Very original in design.

Rebecca - Fuchsia Bloom Studio said...

Foret's shop not only has beautiful jewelry by appearance- each piece has a deeper symbolic meaning and is crafted with love and care!

Silver Canyons said...

simply fabulous designs, gorgeous stones...a combination made in heaven!

BeadznBling said...

Lovely creations - very earthy and well thought out!

Michele said...

Very unique and talented, lovely shop!!!

Made By Tammy said...

Fantastic Designer and Shop! You don't want to miss checking out all her "Pretties"!