Tuesday, February 17, 2015

JET of the Day - SilverSmack

Hello there, and thanks for stopping by today! I am thrilled to tell you about one of our long-time JET members. We call her "Smackie", but her name is Jean, and she is an extremely talented metalsmith, friend and mentor. Jean runs TWO shops on Etsy, SilverSmack and GoldSmack, both of which showcase her masterful skills as a metal smith.

When I first started selling on Etsy, Jean's shop was one of my first favorites, and I’d go and marvel at her craftsmanship - wishing I had even a LITTLE of her skill set!! If you take a moment to read her "About" page, you will see her wonderful philosophy about why she does what she does, and does it so very well at that! Jean has a commitment to excellence, and cherishes her special role in what her wedding rings signify.



I’ve said this before and I’d like to re-emphasize it once again - jewelry (especially wedding rings) is a very personal and very significant thing to purchase and, like marriage, good jewelry should last forever. When you are making your choices on such a special & symbolic offering as a wedding ring, you both deserve nothing less than a piece that is handmade with love, a piece that much time and thought has gone into.

If you make that smart decision, either of Jean's shops is bound to have a style in the material that is perfect for you! You will find the beautiful Waterfall Style Wedding Ring (1) that is both rich and opulent looking. You might find a different look, such as the Rustic Oak Leaf Wedding Band (2), to be more appealing to your style, or your taste may run to a Gold Hammered Engraved Band (3) that will be customized especially for you! There are just so many wonderful choices, the most difficult decision will be which set to purchase!



Although there are so many great choices in the way of rings at Silver Smack, I would be remiss not to mention all the other fantastic artisan designs she carries. Every woman that wears earrings will have a pair of hoop earrings - they are a staple in our jewelry box! But I can bet you that not every woman will have a set of handmade Silver Hammered Hoop Earrings (4) quite as beautiful and masterfully handcrafted as Jean's!!

When you visit Jean’s shop be sure to take a peek at her AWESOME Sterling Silver Stick Earrings (5). I think they will make a great gift for a special birthday girl, or for Mother’s Day! I’d also like to reveal a special surprise I found in Jean’s shop - if you love a little sparkle and shine in your jewelry, it just doesn’t get much better than her Silver Circle Blue Topaz Necklace (6). This beauty is going to make some girl VERY happy indeed when she receives it, you can count on that for sure! Now that I’ve given you a glimpse into SilverSmack I do hope you’ll stop by and pick up something special… you KNOW you want to, right?! How could you pass up this wonderland? I couldn’t!!

Until next time!
Donna



17 comments :

Jean Sandell said...

Thank you so much for the lovely feature!!! I'm blushing. . .

Keystring said...

i would send anyone to one of Jean's shops! I know they will get beautiful, quality jewelry from her!

Donna Arena said...

I feel the same, and actually have referred people to her that want Gold Rings! When visiting I call it "Having a SMACK attack"!!
Your work is awesome Jean!!!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Fabulous post about SilverSmack aka Jean. Love her work and the organic textures she is able to achieve with precious metals. Yum!

Judith Lott said...

Love everything in Jean's shop. Such a talented artist. Go Jean!!

Michele said...

Love Jean's shop, great for weddings definitely pays attention to all the details of her work!!!!

Bev Feldman said...

I have always admired Jean's work. Her craftsmanship is impeccable and she makes gorgeous jewelry!

Mollie Ann said...

Every time I visit Jean's shop, I want to renew my vows - with her rings!

Nancy Russell said...

Jean's rings are such works of art. I love the variety of textures and designs she works into her pieces. Such wonderful choices! And her other jewelry pieces are so gorgeous, too!

SendingLoveGallery said...

Lovely rings and jewelry and such attention to detail! Love Jean's work!

Sandy Rowley said...

Such a lovely blog too! Clean, simple elegant web design.
;)

SatinDollCo said...

Jean's designs show amazing craftsmanship. Especially love the textures and designs they make each piece a work of art.

Lori Taggart said...

Her work is amazing! I love that you can see the care she puts into every ring!

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

Beautiful craftsmanship in this shop!I wish I could have rings on every finger!

cserpentDesigns said...

Awesome designs in Jean's shop!

MadeByTammy said...

Amazing artist and jewelry designer!
I love all her wedding bands / rings.

WanderingJewel said...

Wow! Beautiful rings!