Monday, January 26, 2015

JET of the Day: LittleBrownBird

Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry by Mary Ryan

Eco - Friendly Silver, Copper, Bronze and Gold Jewelry

Today we're looking into LittleBrownBird! Mary, the artisan / owner of this shop is a long time JET member. The jewelry offered here is feminine and fun, great designs made to wear every day!

Mixed metal jewelry has become very popular. The rich colors contrast and the result is very easy to see in the Tiny Leaf Earrings shown on the right.

These earrings are a fantastic but very simple design. Light in weight, these nature inspired, woodsy leaf design dangles will truly compliment anything you wear. These are completely handcrafted, from the stamped leaf designs to the handmade ear wires. The layered look gives them dimension, which makes the two colors really stand out. 


Here's a very cool bracelet from Mary! This one would look great on a woman or a man. 

Silver tubes on leather, accented with beaded rondelles and turquoise drops give this bracelet a classic look that will be fashionable for many years to come.

The colors in this piece make it very easy to wear day in and day out; the brown leather and gleaming silver are great neutral tones that match well with almost anything, and the pretty blue / green turquoise beads add just a touch of fabulous color.

This bracelet could easily become a favorite!

Here's a very interesting mixed metal piece! Mary used a new material made for artisans named BronzClay. This is amazing stuff! It allowed her to make the focal pendant completely by hand. This pendant is solid bronze - with a hand applied Zinnia pattern.

The uneven edges are intentional. This gives the necklace a more organic look. It is a pure brushed bronze color.

By mixing the bronze pendant with a bright silver chain, glass beads and brass accent beads, Mary has created very attractive piece with a lot of character. This artisan wants to create jewelry that can be worn with many colors and styles; she certainly hit the mark when she put this wonderful mixed metal Zinnia necklace together!

Here's a pretty, very feminine necklace that would be a nice gift for Valentine's Day. The floral print was placed in the antiqued brass pendant frame, and encased in resin by Mary. The clear dome protects the flower print from aging and fading.

The antique style pendant dangles from a brass LOVE element, which is suspended from the antiqued brass chain.

To finish the piece this jewelry designer added a small brass heart charm. The perfect Valentine's necklace - flowers, a heart and LOVE charm all in one piece of amazing handmade jewelry! Any woman would love this beautiful antique style necklace.

Stop in to visit LittleBrownBird today and make shopping for a Valentine's Day gift easy!


9 comments :

Lori Taggart said...

Beautiful jewelry! I love Mary's Boho style!

Erika Price said...

Great article, love the Boho jewels in Mary's shop!

MadeByTammy said...

Lovely jewelry in this shop.

SendingLoveGallery said...

I especially like her mixed metal jewelry designs!

Tracy said...

Love her styles!

Nancy Russell said...

Love the natural, eco-style jewelry that Mary designs and creates.

Judith Lott said...

Very pretty designs in Mary's shop.

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

Hmm, I left a post yesterday but it seems to be gone now. It showed clearly that it posted, but. . .? Anyway, these designs are so wonderful! Makes it hard to decide which one to vote for, but I've cast my vote. Gorgeous work and kudos to everyone--whether you win or not.

Rough Magic Mollie said...

Such a pretty shop! I love exploring Little Brown Bird's beautiful creations!