Today we're visiting TheBrassHussy - a fantastic shop to find handmade brass jewelry! Handcrafted jewelry can be made of many materials. One of the most important is metal; it provides strength, a framework, functional parts like clasps and other components; and in most cases determines the price point of the piece. The best fashion jewelry - or costume jewelry, as it is sometimes called - is made with brass. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is strong, it can be polished or it can have an applied patina to give it an antiqued appearance. And it is affordable. These days that is important, because precious metals are so expensive. And of course there are many people who prefer it to other jewelry metals - they just like the way it looks! TheBrassHussy has been making and selling brass jewelry for almost 3 years on Etsy and is a well established, popular shop with almost 1000 sales. This jewelry artisan makes beautiful, classic pieces that are very original, and many items are one of a kind pieces. The ring on the left was made with a standard brass locket. This artisan created the pretty Hidden Treasures Tiny Poison Locket Ring - Floral Brass Design by attaching the locket to a ring blank. This makes it a one of a kind, unique piece you won't see elsewhere! Not only is it unusual and fabulous looking but you can't beat the price ... only $14.00! Debbie - artisan and owner of TheBrassHussy - has other Handmade Locket Jewelry pieces on display in her Etsy shop for you to check out! If you like the ring shown in the featured photo, you might like the Brass Heart Poison Locket Ring! A similar style made with a heart shaped locket, this beautiful piece is also a great value, priced at just $14.00. You might like the pretty Pink Posie Oval Brass Locket Necklace - an oval locket with a raised floral design in an antique finish, dressed up with a bright pink flower and on a brass chain. It could be yours for $20.00! Visit this shop's Handmade Rings gallery to find popular Lucite floral design components mounted to antiqued brass ring shanks - available in many colors! These rings are so pretty and very affordable - between $12.00 and $15.00. You'll find rings featuring Lilac Chrysanthemums, Blue Flowers, Peach Lucite Flowers and a lot more ... This artisan's Handmade Necklaces gallery is a very popular collection, and there are good reasons for that - innovative and creative designs, attractive pieces and great prices. One of Debbie's best selling pieces, this Squirrel and Three Freshwater Pear Acorn Nuts Asymmetrical Brass Necklace Jewelry is a great example! Take a quick look at her sold items and you'll see many of these necklaces have found their way to happy jewelry lovers. This whimsical squirrel is a lovable character, and the necklace is one of TheBrassHussy's original designs, not available anywhere else. You could add this fabulous necklace to your collection for only $29.00! Double strand necklaces are very popular, and there are some nice pieces to see here! The very cool Under Lock and Key - Coral and Brass Necklace with charms is an eye-catching piece you'll want to own. Made with bright red dyed coral beads, a brass heart shaped lock and a key charm are combined with brass Infinity chain to create a really great fashion jewelry necklace! Take this one home with you ... for just $28.00! Red is just not your favorite color? The Narcissus - Teal and Swarovski Brass Flower Necklace may be something you would like! It features sparkling teal/blue/green beads, antiqued brass components and chain, and a narcissus flower with a Swarovski crystal center. This fabulous piece will accent a dress very nicely, and is priced at only $26.00 ... This shop's biggest section is the fantastic Handmade Earrings gallery. There are currently 70 pair of gorgeous earrings on display here, all waiting and ready to accent your wardrobe! Debbie likes to make her earrings with brightly colored glass beads, and they provide a great contrast with the antiqued brass metal components. The Ruby Red Earrings Drops are the perfect illustration ... bright red glass teardrop shaped beads dangle from brass rings and ear wires with a gorgeous vintage patina. The red just jumps combined with the brass ... and they're $12.00! These pretty Green Glass and Brass Chandelier Earrings are a fabulous deal at just $14.00 ... Prefer polished, golden colored brass? These Shiny Golden Brass and Amethyst Earrings on 14k goldfilled earwires are an awesome buy at the bargain price of only $14.00! Natural themes are big here ... these Green Glass Pearl Acorn Earrings are fabulous at $14.00! I could easily list dozens of pieces here. They're all attractive, very well made and SO affordable! But I'm going to leave the rest ... so you can have fun exploring this fabulous shop! This artisan has created a beautiful line of handmade jewelry items that are fashionable and fun to wear. If you're looking to buy a gift, you've found a great place to do it! Visit TheBrassHussy today - you'll be so happy you found this shop!
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 custom made silver jewelry and plus size silver bracelets and chains. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards