Friday, December 07, 2012

Keeping It Simple

Who: Thomas Turner
What: Handcrafted Jewelry
Where: Kalamazoo, MI
Why: Strong emphasis on phenomenal stones, serene sense of design...keeping it simple in the most stunning way.  :)


Thursday, December 06, 2012

Grace and Reverence

Who: Cornelia Goldsmith
What: Handcrafted Jewelry
Where: Sausalito, CA
Why: Cornelia's work is prized by collectors for its tremendous craftsmanship and artistic creativity. Lush settings in high-karat gold and platinum are individually constructed using demanding techniques such as die-forming and granulation, yet Cornelia makes them flow with elegance and ease. Her designs are subtle interpretations of the natural forms that she dearly loves...ocean waves, butterflies, seahorses...infused with grace and reverence. Sophisticated jewels full of warm spirit, lovely treasures that quietly celebrate life!


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Simple Curves

Who: Jim Hayes
What: Handcrafted Jewelry and Custom-cut Gemstones
Where: Yamhill, OR
Why: Gaspeite, Golden Tiger's-eye, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Fossilized Dinosaur Bone, Opal, Sugilite, Lapis, Plume Agates...all expertly cut and set with care in simple curves of sterling. Beautiful!  :)


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Fine Art Felines

Who: Paola Bari
What: Porcelain Painting
Where: Poughkeepsie, NY
Why: Gorgeous hand-painted porcelain pieces and 50% of the sales on this particular page will be donated to support Cheetah Conservation Fund programs...yay!

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Monday, December 03, 2012

It's A Small and Wondrous World

Pretend you're about a half inch tall.
Now follow me as we look for our friends in their apartment building.

Let's stop in and ask some friends on the third floor...
Maybe they're up in one of the penthouses?
Ah, there they are!
And now let's all relax and enjoy the day!
Who: Asagi Maeda
What: Art Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry and Other Works
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Why: I'm so happily mesmerized by Asagi's astonishing jewels! I highly recommend that you go to her Other Works page and watch the two 13-minute films of her work...they explain the pieces and her peace-seeking philosophy in a delightful way. Her stories will draw you into her gently surreal world and fill your heart with a wondrous and childlike joy.  :)


Saturday, December 01, 2012

Wear It With Pride!

Celebrate World AIDS Day through the Handcrafted Arts!

Who: Heather Blacklock of Hacklock
What: Handcrafted Polymer Clay Jewelry
Where: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Why: Heather transforms her LGBTQ compassion with brilliantly cheery rainbow-hued 'em!

Who: Fredie Hernandez of FH Creations
What: Pride Jewelry and Commitment Rings
Where: New York, NY
Why: An engraved sterling star pendant can help you treasure your commitment forever!

Who: Chrys of Pridemaille Designs
What: Customized Chainmaille Jewelry and Accessories
Where: Chino, CA
Why: Chrys' chainmaille is fabulous, and her sales help support Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Trevor Project, and AIDS Health Research...yay!

Who: Paula and Chris Jeanniton of Plantables & Paper
What: Eco-friendly Favors and Gifts
Where:  Newark Valley, NY
Why: Spread your unconditional love with "GROW PRIDE" rainbow seed bombs...includes Coneflowers, Poppies and Sweet Alyssum!

Who: Muriel of mu joyas
What: Urban and contemporary jewelry design in Silver
Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Why: Muriel's "Girls in Love" Slider Pendant is just swooningly sweet!

Who:  Nicole Krecicki of Rainbow Alternative
What: Gay Lesbian LGBT T-shirts, Funny 80s T-shirts & Pop Art
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Why: Nicole's Limited Edition "Take Care of Each Other" sweatshirts and tees are a supercool reminder of what really matters.  :)

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