Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Handmade Eclectic Artisan Jewelry ...
For Her by CoolJewelryDesign
CoolJewelryDesign is one of those shops that is ALWAYS full of surprises ... you know that you'll find fresh, very different handmade jewelry every time you visit! The key word here is eclectic, and this jewelry designer certainly does her best to mix things up and keep it interesting. Texture, color and a wide range of materials are all thrown into the blender here, and the result is like a fabulous smoothie ... you can't focus on any one thing in it, but it sure tastes great! Whether you like bracelets, earrings or necklaces ... or all of them ... you're sure to find something you just want to call your own. This jewelry is truly one of a kind; Pam, the jewelry artisan who designs these unique fashions doesn't make copies; in many cases it can't be done, because the beads she incorporates are made in very limited quantities. Using the featured bracelet shown above as an example, you can see there is no symmetry whatsoever in the design. Gemstone beads, glass beads, wood, lucite, bone, mixed metals and more are what you'll see in these creations, and usually just one bead of a type goes into each piece. In artist's terms, these pieces are a collage ... the stuff doesn't match but when its all together, it looks like it should be exactly the way it is! In the TOP Drawer gallery, you'll see the more expensive pieces listed in this shop. There are over 20 beautiful bracelets and necklaces displayed here, and they truly are spectacular! Rock Garden is a gorgeous handmade sterling wirewrapped gemstone necklace! Gemstones of various shapes and colors are incorporated into this fashionable necklace; it features ocean jasper, citrine, coral, carnelian, lapis, labradorite and two types of sunstone, accented by sterling rondelles and wire-wrapped to silver cable chain. This beauty could be yours for $89.00! I love the colors in the handmade Chelsea bracelet - made with citrine, amazonite, teal lampwork glass, kyanite and agate, finished with a fantastic sterling toggle clasp ... also for $89.00! This category has some absolutely gorgeous pieces in it ... The thing is ... ALL of this handmade jewelry is fantastic, top drawer or not ... the handmade Callie Bracelet is a lovely blue, peach, butterscotch and cream lampwork creation accented with Czech glass, amber chips, Swarovski crystal and silver beads, finished with a silver toggle - for $69.50! You'll find it in the bracelets gallery, with over 50 more choices! There are also over 50 choices in the earrings section, and if you're an earring fanatic, watch out ... you're going to love this! One of a kind is the rule here, and so if you like something ... get it while you can! Check out these turquoise, citrine, coral handmade earrings - Party On is a great name for them - it fits perfectly! They could be dangling from YOUR ears for just $35.00! Pam named these earrings Copper True Blue - and its easy to see why! These handmade copper earrings feature amber beads, Swarovski crystal and blue/yellow/orange lampwork glass beads! This amazing pair of earrings can grace YOUR ears for just $29.00. What can I say about the necklaces ... they're amazing! From cute novelty designs like the wild Betty Boop wrapped handmade necklace - Betty's Going Steady to the almost conservative Synergy - sunstone and oxidized silver handmade necklace, you're certain to see a very eclectic group of very special designs at CoolJewelryDesign. So take a lunch break with Pam today and explore her wonderful shop. There are 170 fab designs for sale, so I've barely started - there is still plenty for YOU to discover here! Have fun ... and remember to bookmark so you can come back!