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My name is Shawna and I live with my fiance, 3 dogs and 1 crazy cat in the beautiful desert of Acton,CA. I lived in Los Angeles my entire life but I have finally made it out of the city just on the outskirts, where my closest neighbor is a horse and the mountains are breathtaking daily inspiration. I studied illustration and fine art at Otis College of Art and Design and have always had an artistic nature with a need to decorate anything and everything around me. I think that is evident in my jewelry designs....if there is a space to be filled with rhinestones, jewels, flowers or beads, you can be sure it will be!
I make a very modest living painting and manufacturing ceramic tiles in a small business run by myself and my father. I am slowly trying to edge my way out of it, as my passion lies in creating jewelry. But, it pays the bills so I am balancing the 2 daily on caffeine and a love for the craft. :)…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 6
  • Joined November 13, 2010

Favorite materials

filigree, lace, opals, roses, Victorian stampings, Swarovski rhinestones, gilders paste, gold leaf, paint, flowers, pearls, jewels, and gemstones

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  • kerala
    Chandelier, Costume, Bridal and Statement...

About

My name is Shawna and I live with my fiance, 3 dogs and 1 crazy cat in the beautiful desert of Acton,CA. I lived in Los Angeles my entire life but I have finally made it out of the city just on the outskirts, where my closest neighbor is a horse and the mountains are breathtaking daily inspiration. I studied illustration and fine art at Otis College of Art and Design and have always had an artistic nature with a need to decorate anything and everything around me. I think that is evident in my jewelry designs....if there is a space to be filled with rhinestones, jewels, flowers or beads, you can be sure it will be!
I make a very modest living painting and manufacturing ceramic tiles in a small business run by myself and my father. I am slowly trying to edge my way out of it, as my passion lies in creating jewelry. But, it pays the bills so I am balancing the 2 daily on caffeine and a love for the craft. :)
I find inspiration in anything extravagant or antique, namely East Indian, Edwardian, Victorian and Renaissance styles, ...sometimes even gaudy decor can light up my soul. I love anything over the top, ornate, made with love or full of life. I tend to steer away from anything negative or sinister in my life as well as my jewelry designs. Instead, I try to appreciate and focus only on the happy, beautiful details the world has to offer. I believe everybody can use a little...(or a lot) of sparkle and color in their lives!*** Now that's enough about me! :P

Kerala caters to women that love to adorn themselves with color, detail and sparkly fun frills. I specialize in unique, attention-grabbing, colorful, and ornate fantasy chandelier, costume, bridal and statement earrings with a feminine antique flair. (I also design elaborate necklaces). I design my lively earrings with many kinds of beads from handmade rustic Indian glass to refined and sparkling faceted crystals and pearls. Most of my chandelier earrings are longer than 3″ and richly decorated with filigrees, vintage findings, hand-painted flowers, Victorian stampings and Swarovski rhinestones and jewels. My designs are highly detailed, with every jewel and rhinestone set by hand, all the flowers hand-painted and every embellishment pieced together one at a time. The brass filigrees are antiqued through a 3 step process making them appear to be from the true time period in which they were inspired from. 'Kerala chandelier earrings are unique and ornate statement pieces'.

If you would like a solution to wearing the heavier pairs of earrings more comfortably, I sell a product called Lobe Wonder at cost in my shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/127719579/lobe-wonder-60-earring-support-patches?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=wonder


You can visit my 'About' page to learn why I started designing jewelry here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/kerala/about/

*And join me on my newly joined Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Exotic-Chandelier-Earrings/112144128970906

To re-enter my handmade chandelier earring shop you can go here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/kerala?ref=si_shop

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