Summer brings long, hot, lazy days. It’s a time to add colorful, playful, light and airy jewelry to your wardrobe. You can experiment with bold colors and designs without a large investment.
I've updated my collections to include jewelry in bright colors, classic neutrals and traditional metals just right for summer wear. Pieces from each of the collections are available at the Prescott Art Market in the Prescott Gateway Mall and on my website.
I am captivated by wire. I love working with it to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. I have several collections – Paddles, Bubbles, Scribbles and Ribbons – which celebrate wire in all its forms.
The thickness or gauge of the wire determines the look of the finished piece – delicate and lacy or heavy and substantial. The type of wire used also contributes to the look. Sterling silver, copper and bronze wires are classic choices. However, using color-coated (enameled) copper wire can result in modern, fanciful, or unconventional looks.
Add the magic of wire jewelry to your jewelry collection!
Every material under the sun has been used to make floral jewelry from sparkling precious gems to steel wire to preserved flowers. The flowers themselves are as realistic or as fanciful as the jewelry artists who design them.
Once sealed, each flower is attached to a metal flower blank. Finally, I apply a coat of resin which adds dimension and protects the snippet of greeting card. This process takes several days.
To learn more about these and other gemstones visit Jewelry Facets.
Green Garnet comes in two different mineral types, grossular and andradite. Tsavorite is a highly sought after gem-quality green grossular garnet that rivals Emerald in color. Demantoid is a rare green andradite garnet that has the sparkle of a diamond. Green garnet is a stone of confidence and service.
Give that someone special (or yourself) jewelry made with one of these “love” gemstones.
In addition to gemstones, crystal, glass, and cubic zirconia beads will abound in these two colors.
Regardless of your budget, you’ll be able to find just the right piece of jewelry in the 2021Colors of the Year – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.
The Pantone Color Institute, often referred to as simply Pantone, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. These standards allow the exact same color to be used across a variety of products as diverse as home furnishings, paint, cosmetics, clothing, and linens.
This year, like no other, marks a time when we must find new ways to celebrate old holiday traditions. As I write this, the coronavirus pandemic is raging. Getting together to celebrate the holidays is something many health experts suggest we forgo this year to limit the risk to ourselves and those we love. So as resourceful Americans, we are finding ways of making new holiday traditions.
Wishing you a healthy, safe, and joyous holiday season!
Artist Websites - many local artists have their own websites or Etsy stores where you can view and purchase an array of items. You may even have the item shipped directly to the recipient; particularly helpful if you're unable to travel to be with them.
Local Artists - if you've purchased from local artists in the past and have their contact information, call or email them. Many may be willing to have you visit their studio or direct your to places displaying their art.
Local Galleries - many are open, some with reduced hours and many requiring face masks and physical distancing. Buying from a local gallery supports both the artists and the gallery owner. You're sure to find work by wonderful local artists. Check local directories to find a gallery in your area.
Craft Shows - there may be a few shows before the holidays. If you go to any, please wear a face mask, try to stay physically distant, and use hand sanitizer. Doing so not only protects you but also the artists and crafters. Craft shows usually provide a wide range of items and prices.
The nip in the air and nature's rich, warm colors make autumn my favorite season. Rust, ocher, orange, red and brown are fall colors that influence the stones and metals I choose as I create jewelry. Here are a few of my favorites.
I enjoy sorting through all my treasures to find just the right combination of metals, gemstones and beads to create a unique piece of jewelry. And at this time of year, I go absolutely wild for all the deep, rich autumn colors.
Have a wonderful Autumn!
Lynn's musings about all facets of jewelry.