|Owlaroos by Mary Stanley|
Well, with school back in session, or about to be depending on where you live, you might be feeling a bit down in the dumps. Or overjoyed, depending on your point of view... EITHER WAY, we all deserve a special treat to mark the occasion.
If not for yourself, maybe a special back-to-school gift for a special daughter/niece/grand-daughter?
Art Hus has a stable of jewelry makers with surprisingly diverse styles, and they've been very busy this summer, decking out the new jewelry cases. Our current selection of bling covers a wide spectrum, from elegant, to casual, to girls-just-wanna-have-fun!
New from Diana Paul,
these dainty silver
with turquoise accent!
|Diana Paul bracelets|
Aquamarine, freshwater pearl,
and oxidized silver
Deborah Simpson incorporates watch dials & parts,
and antique keys into her designs,
with silver, and bits of gem stones.
Lamp worked glass beads,
freshwater pearl and apatite on sterling
Deborah also makes her own
lamp worked glass beads.
Green turquoise pendant,
with lemon topaz
and freshwater pearl
Jill McCutcheon does playful silver pendants and earrings, with stone cabochons, and her own enameling. Her antiqued, rustic silverwork is balanced by coral, and faceted stone beads, capturing the spirit of folkcraft and fun.
RINGS * RINGS * RINGS!
|Sandra Hopkins Keyrings|
Sandra Hopkins makes these lovely flatware bracelets, accented with sweet beads and charms. She also makes a variety of other items with grandmother's old silverware, rescued from the pits of thrift stores.
Jade Gunnarson puts a new twist on beading with her wire wrapped jewelry. Colorful wires vine their way through galaxies of cheery beads and shells.
Copper wire twined around natural stone pendants.
Joellen Chrones makes non-fattening,
'Sugarless Treats' glass jewelry. These eye candies
are made in two ways: fused glass made in a kiln
with dichroic glass for luster, and torch worked
glass beads which she puts onto pretty bracelets,
some with freshwater pearls.
Carol Rosen has got the whimsy department covered with her scrabble and mahjong tile pendants.
She also uses vintage game pieces to make
FUN charm bracelets.
Cyndi will explain....