“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” »
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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There’s a lot of good to be said about a company that dedicates its time to not only making quality products, but also working to improve the lives of those customers and their families. Organic Tagua Jewelry of Stuart, Florida is a wonderful company that wants to give back to the community through its amazing, handmade jewelry.
Tagua Jewelry began as a way for founder and creative director Soraya Cedeno to help out families in need, especially families with Autistic family members. That led to the creation of her Tagua puzzle piece bracelet, which in turn allowed her to launch her business, Organic Tagua Jewelry.
Every product sold by Organic Tagua Jewelry is handcrafted from the native Ecuadorian palm tree nut of the same name, which comes from the Tagua tree. Also known as the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm, the Tagua can be washed, dried, and carved into beautiful pieces of jewelry, or even shirt buttons. It has the same appearance, density, and feel as animal ivory, without doing harm to actual animals or the environment where ivory is normally harvested.
All of their products are organic, eco-friendly, and sustainable, so you can be certain you’re purchasing products that will be safe for your customers and the environment.
Organic Tagua Jewelry only uses high-grade certified organic vegetable dyes imported from Italy to color their beautiful products.
There’s a wide range of jewelry and accessories available from Organic Tagua Jewelry. Check them out today, and give your customers a gorgeous gift.
Making beautiful, handcrafted jewelry takes times, patience, and of course, skill. When a bead or necklace is made with love and care, it will come out as a beautiful work of art, crafted to compliment the beauty of anyone who wears it.
Cleo Dunsmore, creator and owner of Grama Tortoise Beads and Jewelry, puts her heart into every piece that she creates, and makes wonderful jewelry with captivating stories!
An Idea Spurred From A Tale
Grama Tortoise, based in Ijamsville, Maryland, came about from an African folk story that Dunsmore was told as a child. In fact, the name of the business comes from the tale of the mythical African deity, Grandmother Tortoise, who gives a young girl a magical piece of jewelry that transforms her into a respected and admired young woman in her village.
Dunsmore took that idea and decided to make jewelry that would tell a story. As she wears the jewelry, she says each piece reminds her of a truth that she needs to remember,
Creations From The Animal Kingdom
Each one of Grama Tortoise’s pieces are sculpted to reflect a member of the animal kingdom. Glass and bead pieces are sculpted by Dunsmore, and the wooden pieces are sculpted by a woodturning artist in Virginia.
The animals represent different things to different people. Dunsmore says animals like the owl are a connection to her own insight, and bison reminds her to be patient.
Other animals, such as trout, frogs, parrots, and even dinosaurs, can mean different things to different people. Customers won’t have a problem selecting the perfect animal to compliment their style and spirit.
Artisan Glass Beads
Dunsmore creates all the glass beads for Grama Tortoise in her home studio in Maryland. She strives to present great quality to customers, so each piece is thoroughly inspected for imperfections before it reaches the customer.