Friday, January 30, 2015

JET of the Day: malves1009

Vintage Inspired Style Handmade Jewelry

Visit malves1009 and you'll see that this artisan has many talents that come into play when creating jewelry. First of course is her design skill; Michele has a great eye for color and composition. Beyond that her jewelry itself shows these talents off.

I've been watching this shop just get better and better. From her early "upcycled" jewelry made with recycled vintage parts, her inventory has grown in a substantial way. You'll find handcrafted copper jewelry, Kumihimo pieces, crochet chokers, and vintage style jewelry made with new "antiqued" finish brass findings like the earrings shown above left. The square and oval cabs are vintage glass. The metal parts are new ...

Stacking rings are fun to wear and very popular! These copper stacking rings were hand forged, and they have a beautiful hammered texture.These were soldered closed - with lead free solder - by Michele.

Many people LOVE copper jewelry! Copper has a warm red color that looks great with any skin tone. This is a really nice set of three rings that can be worn together, on different fingers, or one at a time!

On the left is one of Michele's original design crochet choker necklaces. This pretty choker is embellished with matching blue seed beads. These pieces are popular for weddings; there are many colors available in this shop, to they can be coordinated to the dresses worn by your bridal party.

The centerpiece is the Gardenia flower. This flower is removable; it can be placed anywhere along the length of the necklace, and it is a pin! This means it can be worn alone as a brooch with a favorite blue dress.

On the right side is an example of what Michele can make using the Japanese Kumihimo technique. This is a method of braiding that has many variations, depending on how many strands are used to construct the piece. Some are made without beads, as fiber jewelry like this one!

This pattern resulted in a beautiful spiral design bracelet that is very stylish! The purple and silver colors are fabulous together. These bracelets are strong and light in weight; and are very affordable, as all the jewelry offered here at malves1009 is.

Fashionable handcrafted jewelry is affordable when you shop at malves1009! Visit today ...


12 comments :

mjsee said...

Great pieces!Beautiful workmanship.

Erika Price said...

Gorgeous vintage style jewels, Michele has a wonderful eye and some amazing designs!

Donna Arena said...

I am so enamoured with Michelle's jewelry styles always delicate, feminine and stylish!!!

Tracy said...

I love the vintage inspired designs!

Cher said...

Michele makes such lovely, feminine jewelry designs... a nice mix of vintage inspired and contemporary pieces :)

capitalcitycrafts said...

Michelehasa great sense of style and everything is beautifully crafted!

Nancy Russell said...

Michele's work is fabulous. Love the vintage look, and she has mastered that look so well.

Nancy Russell said...

Everything is just absolutely gorgeous in Michele's shop. Hard to leave.

Michele said...

Blushing :)!! Thanks for all your kinds words, this is what makes you want to continue doing what you love!!!

Judith Lott said...

Such beautiful jewelry in Michele's shop.I am the proud owner of several pieces.

WanderingJewel said...

Lovely jewelry!

Rough Magic Mollie said...

Wonderful feature, wonderful jewelry designer - such a pretty shop, Michele!