“That’s so beautiful! Where did you get that?” It’s such a gratifying feeling to show up to lunch, dinner, or an after-hours event and have someone point out your favorite piece of jewelry with wide eyes. Swara Jewelry has a natural beauty that adds that stop-in-their-tracks, “wow-factor” to any outfit you wear. Continue reading “Creations from the South” »
In a perfect pairing of minerals and jewelry, Palm of Hope Jewelry Designs presents you with pieces that are equal parts design and function. Designer Karen Gatchell (also known by her Hebrew name Tamar Tikvah), creates necklaces, bracelets, and earrings drawing on 40 years of fine art and graphic design experience, coupled with a love of fashion, and a fascination with the mineral world. Her work is unexpected, inspired, and completely unique.
Why wear jewelry when you can wear art? Chick Boss sells wearable pieces of art handcrafted by artisans in San Andres, Guatemala. The pieces are contemporary, bold, and colorful. Designed by artists and sisters Pat Pannell and Jeanne Sheridan, Chick Boss creates necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets made of metals, wire, precious jewels and coral that are hand cut. They are delicate and feminine while being statement pieces that can be worn with anything. Four of the collections were made by Guatemalan Industrial Designer, Marylyn Polanco, an artist with a bold design aesthetic who can spot current trends and who made pieces with the style and functionality of the Chick Boss lines.
Looking for beautiful artwork to wear as jewelry? Check out Zelda’s Fine Arts to find amazing jewelry and artwork!
Cynthia Schiff is the proud creator of Zelda’s Fine Arts. She offers a wide variety of jewelry and created her jewelry out of silver, copper, and semi-precious stones. From Laguna Beach, California to Nashville, Tennessee, Zelda is making a statement with her jewelry. There are galleries in as much as ten different states in the US! Continue reading “FGmarket’s Weekly Pick — Zelda’s Fine Arts” »
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To say that Karen Gatchell is an expert in the art of jewelry making would be an understatement.
With more than 40 years of fine art and graphic design experience under her belt, a love of fashion, and a fascination with natural minerals, Karen is a master of making beautiful and unique jewelry pieces.
Every piece created by Karen at Palm of Hope Designs is one of a kind. That’s because of the use of natural stones in her jewelry, and the variation that can be found in the stone’s grain, color, and pattern. Palm of Hope Designs incorporates semi-precious stones, natural stone, pearls, and unusual mineral specimens into their designs.
The jewelry made by Palm of Hope Designs not only shows off the natural beauty of nature, but it also showcases the natural beauty of the wearer of the jewelry.
For jewelry where no two pieces are ever the same, try the gorgeous products expertly made by Palm of Hope Designs.
This is jewelry designed from an architectural perspective, done at its finest. These are beautiful, wearable structures that are eye-catching, statement pieces that will enhance any woman’s wardrobe.
Metalsmith Lisa Crowder creates her three-dimensional pieces using mixed metals and enamel, utilizing form, color, line, and balance. Crafted in Austin, Texas, her collection can be found throughout the United States and Canada.
Lisa honed her craft after obtaining a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Metals and Ceramics. She also studied at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia and the Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Craft.
Her pieces are created from ebony, bone, sterling silver, 14-karat gold vermeil, 18-karat gold bi-metal, and vitreous enamel.
“I strive to make work that is wearable and pleasing to the eye,” said Lisa about her jewelry. She wants wearers to think of them as works of art.
Her pieces are bold, yet timeless. Consider her necklaces, all unique and made with thought and care. Her tone necklace features 7 rough cut circles that are interlocked, making a lightweight necklace that is available in three finishes.
Her multi-rough cut jumble necklace is made of several silver circles gathered together, and her rough cut double layer necklace of one large circle hung on a chain is so stunning that no one else will have one like it. These simple forms work together, building on each other in these pieces that are anything but trendy.
Her earrings won’t be a background piece, either. They are made with the same care as all of her other pieces with the same style. Her rings might be among the most unique pieces in her line. From her small thin RC double layer ring to her double rivet textured band ring, your hands will be noticed while wearing these pieces!
She also offers bracelets and a Constellation brooch, a gorgeous piece in silver and gold.
For jewelry that’s unlike products that you will find anywhere else, consider Lisa Crowder’s bold and timeless pieces created by a professional metalsmith. Get used to answering, “Where did you get that?”
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