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Selling arts and crafts online: crafty jewelry

Jewelry making  |  July 25th 2011  |  1 Comment

Art Jewelry on Etsy


“Working Through The Numbers”

available on Etsy

I’ve been cleaning up my studio a bit and, going through my jewelry stash, I found a few things to offer in my Etsy shop.  Remember this piece from my Mary Hettmansperger jewelry challenge?


This is truly a mixed metal piece created with steel wire, brass, copper and found objects.   I created a grungy frame from heat patinaed copper, cut, shaped and pounded.


For inside the frame, I used a vintage bingo card and brass strips treated with heat patina.  I covered my weaving with a layer of mica and added a fat, faceted carnelian drop to the bottom.  This carnelian briolette is really gorgeous and is the perfect color to match the copper.  I suspended the whole thing from an antique key.


I created soldered and textured rings from copper and added a faceted smokey quartz bead and vintage religious medal.  The opposite side is linked with beautiful, rough carnelian, another textured copper ring and another faceted smokey quartz bead.


One of my favorite elements in this necklace is this link I made from a vintage mercury glass bead and vintage brass bead caps.  Above it is a stack of African recycled glass beads.


Fabric and a small copper clasp finish the piece.


“Koi Pond”

available on Etsy

The photos just don’t do this bracelet justice.  I used all sterling to wrap gorgeous cloisonne beads, in rich shades of brown and azure, to form the base of the piece.


I made the hook for the clasp from sterling, as well as the twisted jump rings.  The jump rings make this bracelet adjustable in size from 7 1/2 inches to 8 1/2 inches.



I alternated the cloisonne with faceted smokey quartz.  Between each link are square, sterling wrapped crystals in various shades of blue, lavender, green and clear.  They really make this bracelet sparkle and shine.


The best part of this bracelet is this sweet, whimsical, cloisonne koi charm.


He’s articulated so he actually wiggles, fish-like.  Isn’t he adorable?!



“Letting Go”

available on Etsy 

I picked up some gorgeous, faceted, bi-color lemon quartz drops that make perfect earrings.  The shape is unusual and I love the lemon and smoke colors.  The ear wires are sterling.


“Early Morning”

available on Etsy

This double strand bracelet was done in beautiful shades of pink and gray, all wrapped up in steel wire.


The centerpiece is a lovely, rhinestone ring with a beautiful Botswana agate drop and a small, vintage crystal.  On either side are two more Botswana agates.  The second strand is mostly gray freshwater pearls.


Also, on this bracelet is a luminous, faceted chunk of pink chalcedony, and a vintage religious medal.


Another religious medal (this one is a favorite) dangles near the clasp which is vintage, with small rhinestones.

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