Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Nature and Vintage Inspired Handmade
Costume Jewelry by TheBrassHussy
Why do people wear jewelry? The answer is simple ... we wear it because jewelry looks good! There will always be people who won't wear jewelry because "its not gold", implying that its cheaply made. Nothing could be further from the truth! The same design skills and labor go into these pieces, and they're made to last for many years - even a lifetime of wear. For those of us who truly love jewelry design, it can be made of anything - plastic, rubber and even paper. We call this "Fashion" or "Costume Jewelry" ... but whatever you choose to call it, its fabulous! This artisan makes her handmade jewelry with top quality brass components - and the same glass beads, pearls, crystal and gemstone beads you'll find in precious metal jewelry. Take a look at the Necklaces gallery at TheBrassHussy. Inside you'll find fashionable pieces great for everyday wear! Right at the top of the page, you'll find one of this artisan's signature pieces, the Squirrel and Three Freshwater Pear Acorn Nuts Asymmetrical Brass Necklace. This is a VERY popular piece that is perfect for spring! This cute squirrel is busy doing what squirrels do ... and the composition is just wonderful. Natural themes are very popular and this artisan offers quite a few designs that pay tribute with florals, birds and animals. The Brass Owl Necklace with golden topaz glass accents is another example; the owl is suspended from a handmade brass chain with matching golden topaz colored faceted glass bead stations. You'll love this necklace! If you like forest themed necklaces, the Woodland Leaves - Olive Gemstones, Lucite Leaves, and Brass Leaves Necklace is a beauty. Its a two tier necklace - a chain and a strand of olive green serpentine beads - accented with a green Lucite leaf and two brass leaves. This is a lovely piece with a lot of character! If you like the featured necklace, you'll find it in the Pendant Necklaces gallery. This piece was inspired by the classic tale - Alice in Wonderland! The Mad Hatter Garden Party Charm Cluster Necklace with rabbit, hat and clock features a trio of charms - and is truly unique! There really is a LOT to see here at TheBrassHussy. There are over 40 pair of beautiful earrings, more than a dozen rings, cool hair pins and gorgeous locket jewelry. Visit TheBrassHussy and explore this amazing shop today. Be sure to add this artisan's store to your favorite places - you'll want to come back, because this is a great shop to find affordable, new and fashionable designs that can be worn every day!