Friday, March 12, 2010
Fun, Whimsical Jewelry Designs
This morning we're going to check out StoutDG2 ... a talented jewelry designer with an eye for fabulous lampworked glass beads! Her handcrafted jewelry is colorful, unique and fun. Many of the beads in these designs were handmade by lampwork artists, so they're produced in small amounts - sometimes they're actually one of a kind, so you know your jewelry isn't going to be offered anywhere else! You'll see a couple of dozen fabulous necklaces offered by this designer; each has its unique feel and style. Some are more reserved; some are truly wild! Most feature art glass, but there are also pieces like the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Rondelles and Liquid Silver Necklace, which features gorgeous pure blue turquoise and liquid silver, or the sparkling and beautiful bright green Genuine Faceted Emerald Rondelle Necklace! The glass bead necklaces are without a doubt the star attraction of this show. Take a look at the Raspberry Hearts and Pearls Necklace ... it truly is a beautiful piece any woman would treasure and love to wear! And of course - I mentioned the wild side - you need to check out the very cool Starfish Vessel necklace ... a functional piece made to hold a fragrance. Its a fun piece that is just so different - this necklace is truly genuine art jewelry! Click into the bracelets gallery, and the first bracelet you see is Sea Life. This bracelet showcases a fantastic lampwork creation - a multicolored seashell that is simply breathtaking. This artisan combined it with a sea-themed charm and silver beads to make a piece that's totally unique and perfect for summer wear at the beach - or on a tropical vacation! The wonderful Lampwork Diamond Beads and Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Bracelet shows off this jeweler's considerable metalwork and wire-wrapping skills. Each bead in this colorful piece is securely wrapped for protection and stability. This is an heirloom quality bracelet that will be worn for many years - possibly passed through several generations! And of course ... there are earrings! They're all gorgeous ... but I'll try to choose a few pair to showcase here. Two gemstone pair that should be mentioned are the Larimar Dangle Earrings - a beautiful blue pair of chandelier earrings; and the Genuine Faceted Emerald Rondelle Earrings, a bright green pair of dangles made with gold filled and vermeil. The earrings in the picture above are the Rosebud Lampwork Earrings. You'll find more art glass earrings displayed in the earrings gallery, like the fabulous Blue Metallic Stacks and the pretty Sedona Lampwork Earrings. Take a break today and check this shop out. And be sure to bookmark it so you can visit StoutDG2 when you want to find a great handmade gift for a friend or a treat for yourself!