Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jet of the Day 3/31/11: Art Made by Tammy

Today's Jet of the Day is the gracious Tammy, of Art Made by Tammy on 

Creating jewelry is an art in and of itself. Tammy takes this art and raises it to a whole next level. I am happy to feature some of her hand painted and  enameled jewelry pieces. The lovely face above is "Women in Black and White" and she is a hand painted pendant necklace.

Hand Painted Butterfly Pendant Necklace in Bold Teal and Yellow on Antique Brass
Those pieces that are not handpainted all have that special Tammy touch that renders them incomparable.
Precious Metal Art Turquoise/Teal  Tulip Flower Earrings on Sterling Silver
  Art Made by Tammy  is a Pandora's Box of beautiful things. Things you need, things you never knew you needed, and things that you know are perfect for someone close to you.
Simple and Elegant Petite Acorn Necklace in Antique Gold (on sale!)
Metal Wearable Art, Sunset Poppy Flower Necklace in Sterling Silver
Once you are there, you cannot stop yourself from wanting to see what will come next. It is like shopping in your favorite gift shop that always has something affordable, new and uncommon.
Antique Gold Flower Motif earrings with Leverback  Ear Wires
Choose from one of a kind, handmade precious metal wearable art; or vintage and modern, chic styles of  jewelry. 
Silver Camera Pendant Necklace with Swarovski Crystal on Gunmetal Chain
Antique Copper Birds and Topaz Brown Vintage Hoop Earrings
 Tammy also makes lovely floral hair accessories and fanciful beaded bookmarks and lots of other perfect gifts.
Purple-Lavender Flower Bobby Hair Pins Chrysanthemum- Mum on Silver
Clear Purple Flower Bookmark on Antique Silver

I have a feeling this guy will be very popular this Easter. He is 7.5" tall, but he does have little brothers and sisters, too. He is made out of heavy textured felt, stuffed with poly-fill, and hand-sewn with love.
Look Mom, No Cavities!
Tammy is not only a multi-talented artisan. She is a wife, a mom of three, a very active JET member. And to me, (and I am sure many others) she is a welcoming friend who always has time to help.

Seven hundred happy Etsy customers have already made Tammy's their favorite gift shop. If you have not done so yet, time to shop for handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair accessories and more!

As if Tammy is not busy enough, she has awesome deals on jewelry supplies - at her other site on Etsy, Tammy's Treasures.
She also writes a blog and has a beautiful website where you can see, learn and shop!

Follow Tammy on Facebook and Twitter and you can  find her on Squidoo, too.

Thank you for reading,

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jet of the day: Amber's Jewelry

"Elemental" Necklace of Organic Rough Citrine, Chalcedony, Fresh Water Pearl, Oregon Sunstone and Sterling Silver - On sale for Spring - Made to Order
Amber's Jewelry is our Jet of the Day today. Amber's store is called Blue Scarab Jewelry and it is making my job very difficult this morning.  I love writing these posts featuring the talented team members of the JETS. But it is hard! There is just too much incredible jewelry and the narrowing down  of pieces to showcase can be nearly impossible. Especially today. But alas, I have chosen several of the nearly one hundred items in Blue Scarab Jewelry to share with you.

Linger Necklace (on sale!)
The Linger necklace is just incredible. As in many of her pieces, Amber uses a menagerie of gemstones and Sterling Bali Beads.  Here, she also uses a large Sterling Silver circle chain which she accents with yellow-orange Citrine nuggets and rondelles, purple Amethyst charm dangles,and black tourmilated quartz. 

"Bleed Blue" London Blue Topaz and Sterling Lotus Petal Frame
 Aside from designing unique, modern, yet organic bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, Amber is very skillful at wire-work jewelry. The hand-formed Lotus shapes in her "Bleed Blue" earrings are lovely.

Here, a hand forged oval has been coiled and adorned with layers of Fine Silver wire to create the ornate focal on this superb handcrafted bracelet of Quartz and multiple shades of Topaz.
"Tresor de L'ocean" Bracelet of Sterling Silver, Champagne Quartz and London Blue, Baby Blue and Swiss Blue Topaz
Visiting Blue Scarab is a feast for the eyes. Amber's photography is as compelling as her jewelry.
"Fiore Necklace" in Sterling Silver, Green Amethyst, Apatite, Peridot, Blue Topaz and Vesuvianite
"Midnight" Earrings in Black Spinel and Sterling
 If you are like me, you are wiping away drool by now. Well, drool-not, here is the Etsy shop where you can find AAA gemstones like the ones that are  featured in Blue Scarab Jewels. Gemalicious Beads is run by Amber along with her mother.

Here you have it, an Etsy gem filled with one of a kind, high quality, handmade bracelets, necklaces,and earrings bursting with AAA gemstones Please visit  Blue Scarab Jewelry for yourself this morning. You will be happy there!

Thank you for reading,

Monday, March 28, 2011

Jet of the Day: Adroit jewelers

Ida from the Aptly named, Adroit Jewelery is our celebrated Jet of the Day.
Sea Glass, Stained Glass-Look Pendant Necklace
What do you do with all your beach glass if you are lucky enough to live in Maine and have an unending local supply? Well, you whip out your hammer and torch and get busy. This is what Ida has done, quite adroitly.  OK, so I looked it up. Adroit means skillful, resourceful and clever in the task at hand; or nimble with the hands. Ida is a long time adroit crafter and can work any material into a useful and beautiful product.

Inspired by the beach,  her sea glass collection is spectacular.
Genuine Sea Glass Leather Bracelet

Genuine Sea Glass Earrings in Dark Blue
Adroit Jewelers is not just beach glass! Ida makes many styles  of hand-crafted  jewelry and everyone can fall in love in her store.  She hand crafts  heavy soldered pieces,  delicate wire wrapped pieces, and lovely rings. This artisan features gemstone beads, glass, pearls, shells  and more in her  unique handcrafted sterling silver jewelry .
Character Ring in Grey-Blue Agate
The "Check out My Rock" Ring

Ida's store is so beautiful but you must take your time shopping there. Mixed in with the fantastic handmade earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings are smartly designed, very useful items like this money clip and the convenient eyeglass holder

Try to find non-pierced modern earrings. It is almost impossible. Ida has designed several styles. These versatile "Slip on" hoops  with changeable baubles are my favorite. I am a hoop-fanatic and these look great and just do not fall off your ear.  They are simple, yet elegant. I would like a pair to wear in addition to my pierced earrings! Oh, she sells those too, of course.

Non-pierced 'Slip On' earrings in Sterling or Gold-filled
There is too much to spotlight at Adroit Jewelers and I urge you to pop over and see Ida's  handcrafted jewelry for yourself.
Ida would love to see you at Facebook too. And you can follow her on Twitter, as well.

Thank you for reading,

Friday, March 25, 2011

Jet of the Day: Abacus Bead Creations

Attention to detail... Come tax time (24 days, not that I am counting), you really hope your accountant is overly attentive to details. Really, have you ever met an accountant who is not? But, have you ever thought of your accountant creatively applying this attention to detail, (and I do not mean manipulating numbers)? Well this accountant is our Jet of the Day, and she is Peg of Abacus Bead Creations, and she is creative with an extreme attention to detail.
Rainbow Pastel Spring Necklace
Purple, Green, Gold Mardi Gras Ear


Peg has been passionately creating handmade jewelry for seven years. When she is not working as a bead-counter, oops, I mean bean-counter, or sleeping, according to Peg, she is making jewelry. 

Pastel Bamboo Crystal Spring Earrings
Abacus Bead Creations burst with color and sparkle. This is because Peg selects only the finest gemstones, pearls, resin beads and Swarovski crystals; and uses sterling silver components.

No, we did not switch to the Sundance catalog. This Sun Pendant is another of Peg's beauties. Peg is the first to admit the accountant in her does comes through in her jewelry, particularly in her bead work. Many of the necklaces have methodical, intricate patterns in various colors of seed beads.

Have a dreamy piece in mind? Need something to perfect an outfit? Peg will work with you to create it! 
Mother of Pearl and Rose Multi-Strand Crystal Bracelet
These are all perfect for my upcoming imaginary wedding.
Grey and Purple Eggplant Earrings
Dusty Rose and Grey Pearl Earrings

 You  will find whatever you are looking for, whether it be a gift or something special for you. Abacus Bead Creation carries one of a kind, handmade bracelets, necklaces and earrings; gorgeous eyeglasses holders, great ID Lanyards,  lots of watches and a line of handmade jewelry for men! 
The Toggle Clasp on this watch is such a unique touch!
Wrap it up, I am in love. Your purchase will arrive beautifully packaged for gift giving.
Rainbow Pastel Multi-strand Bracelet
Blue Quartz, Topaz Crystal Necklace

Peg insists you be as happy wearing her creations as she is making them. She has perfect feedback from her nearly 500 happy Etsy buyers, and stands proudly behind every item she makes.
You can see the complete collection from Abacus Bead Creations in the following loctions: 

AbacusBeadCreations on Etsy
AbacusBeadCreations on ArtFire
AbacusBeadCreations on 1000 Markets.

Thank you for reading.