Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jet of the Day - cooljewelrydesign


JOD time… again?  WOW!

The only new thing I have to report since last JOD citing is the addition of 4 new teams, bringing it to a grand total of 6 = you don’t see me as much as I would like to be here.  There is nothing like the JETs—the bonding, support, family, etc. that is forged over triumphs, sadness, life’s journey and toll.  I don’t know that a team exists, besides this one, which makes you spit coffee on your computer screen … one of the perks of being on a diverse and ticklish team—a cyber family who leads by example and lends advice freely.
 
As a lover of glass artists—whether Murano or lampwork, you will see me use either or both of these in my shop—fairly often.  I try to remember to put a footnote regarding both at the end of each description.  Gemstones are often less expensive than these handmade creations.
 
I have a huge respect for all glass artists and those who create lampwork are very special—it is, after all, its own art form.  So when a jewelry designer incorporates that into a creation, the buyer has the benefit and expertise of two artists.  I am very selective and the price tag will reflect that.
 
Carnivale - Tangerine - Pyrite - Sterling Silver Earrings
Beached - Eclectic Sand Dollar Lampwork Bracelet
 
Authentic Murano glass is impeccably made, and there is no substitute.  We all see *foil lined glass* and that's all it is.  I would just like to point out the  perils of purchasing "Murano" glass that is mass produced in China—it sure gives a Murano glass *appearance,* only thing is--it is not the real deal—which is a highly tuned craft and produced off the coast of Italy on the Island of Murano, a 5 minute boat ride from Venice.  So all sellers of this item who are *not* selling authentic Murano (Venetian) glass—and its derivatives—should at the very least say it is Murano inspired.  The price tag is a great way to ferret out the true glass.  I only purchase from trusted sources in EU or when I am there in person.
 
Shimmer - Teal Blue Murano Glass Post Earrings
Festive - Red, Gold, Black Murano Glass  Bracelet
Arrivederci !
 
Etsy

21 comments :

Bob J24-7 said...

I love Pam's jewelry ... she has a great eye for color and balance in design! Thanks for posting ...

TheSilverBear said...

A great post from a great artist - thankyou Coolie! xox

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks Pam for the tips on glass and for sharing your fantastic creations!

jemsbyjb said...

Lots of color in Pam's shop. Beautiful creations.

DelicaTess said...

Great blog! I love murano glass. I've been to the island, and it's absolutely wonderful to see how they make it.

Thyme On My Hands said...

Wonderful Blog!

BeadznBling said...

Pam's work is ever evolving and is now world class in design and color. Loving her jewelry!

Rough Magic Creations said...

Pam, you've taught me so very much - this wonderful post is another great lesson! Thank you!!!

TheBrassHussy said...

The Jets are a wonderful team and Pam makes gorgeous jewelry!

MadeByTammy said...

Wowza, 6 Teams! You go girl! I have a hard enough time keeping up with our wonderful JETs! Your shop is alwasy so stunning and colorful. Love it!

Jennifer said...

I love Murano glass too! Your blog post brought back great memories. Lovely jewelry!!

nancy's crystal fantasies jewelry said...

Pam, I love your jewelry, especially the lampwork. Good pieces are definitely worth the money in their beauty and workmanship. Interesting info on the Murano glass. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

Rachael Green said...

I love to hear how much time and effort is put into a person's creations and your attention to detail is inspiring Pam.

Brooke said...

Wow, just gorgeous, thanks for sharing this wonderful post and jewelry!

ShinyAdornments said...

Great post! Just love your colorful creations.

:-)

Kristy
SAStudio

Michele said...

Lovely jewelry, you sure have an eye for color and know to mix it up so nicely!!!! Yay for the JETs also, our extended family!!!

cooljewelrydesign said...

You guys are the best...thanks for the support! Nora, TY for the blog feature, and Kristi!!! Great to see ya!!

WanderingJewel said...

I love Murano Glass! So beautiful and such an art form.

Your Daily Jewels said...

I never knew about the fakes floating around but it makes sense. Some are just so much more beautiful than others. Yours are always as spectacular as the creations you make with them.
Great post!

Tracy said...

GORGEOUSNESS! Pam your stuff is amazing! Thanks of the info on Murano too!

Ribasus said...

Thanks for the finer points of defining and authenticating true Murano! It is obviously not a term to be thrown around lightly. The lesson here: if it is true Murano, say so. If it is mass produced in the orient and resembles Murano, at least say "Murano inspired" or "Murano-like". We all like to know where our components originate if possible!
Thank you Pam♥
AR