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Giftbearer, owned and operated by sole proprietor and jewelry artist Pippit Carlington, specializes in high-end indigenous jewelry drawing inspiration from nature and a variety of cultures close to the earth.

Anything but primitive, its Contemporary Tribal style weaves a common thread through diverse, and exciting lines which challenge the boundaries between one medium and another.

The artist is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and uses her art to educate the public.

Recurrent themes of regeneration, resilience and enchantment show up in a number of forms to take the viewer on a journey of intrigue through the senses.

The interplay of light, color, texture, and sometimes sound draws you into a rich inner world brimming with…

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  • Joined September 4, 2005

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Sterling and Fine silver, gold, copper, brass, pmc, gemstones, wood, bone, animal hyde, lampwork, seedbeads, and fiber

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About

Giftbearer, owned and operated by sole proprietor and jewelry artist Pippit Carlington, specializes in high-end indigenous jewelry drawing inspiration from nature and a variety of cultures close to the earth.

Anything but primitive, its Contemporary Tribal style weaves a common thread through diverse, and exciting lines which challenge the boundaries between one medium and another.

The artist is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and uses her art to educate the public.

Recurrent themes of regeneration, resilience and enchantment show up in a number of forms to take the viewer on a journey of intrigue through the senses.

The interplay of light, color, texture, and sometimes sound draws you into a rich inner world brimming with possibility.

Rather than working on one piece at a time from start to finish it is not uncommon for her to have 5 or 6 works in-progress simultaneously and alternate between them. This creative process allows her to stay inspired and to continually act on fresh ideas as they come to her.

"I approach each piece as a living being with a soul. If I can convey this essence to the viewer and have it speak to them on a deeper level then I have done what I've set out to do. I want my work to be more than merely an accessory, but something treasured with special meaning to the buyer, not necessarily in words, but in the same way you know it when it's true love."

With 28 years in the business of making and selling jewelry, the artist has developed several distinct lines and the skills to render a variety of different techniques, using metalwork, beadweaving, fiber, and other mediums.

She is a perfectionist and nothing leaves her hands until it meets high standards of quality control.

Pippit has received formal art training at Callenwolde Center for the Arts, The Atlanta College of Art, and Atlanta Jeweler's School and
Studios.

She works in several mediums;
including acrylics, watercolor, drawing, clay sculpture, and jewelry. A multicultural influence is evident in her work reflecting a diverse heritage of Iroquois Indian, Hawaiian, Russian Jewish, and French Canadian. She is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues, and uses her art to educate the public.

Pippit has mentored artists with mental illness in a psychosocial rehabilitation program she developed called Artvision which she operated out of her home on a shoestring budget. The project was fully self-supporting, receiving no government funding.

Artists in the program received help and guidance in learning all aspects of how to run an art-based business. This prepared them to earn money using a talent they already have.

Pippit has since then become involved in a number of volunteer efforts; including providing online support and treatment information to people with autoimmune diseases, has donated art items to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and works with dog owners to help them obtain a rare treatment for their dogs with Distemper.

Her dog, Carmella, adopted from a local shelter is the first US dog to successfully be cured of the disease in both body and central nervous system. Your purchase is greatly appreciated as it will be going toward paying off her vet bill. Carmella had a hard life before she came to her and so she wants to give her everything she needs.

The artist has sold and exhibited her art at the following stores/galleries;

Star Sapphire
Oz Gallery
Dragonfly Gallery
The Spruill Center Gallery
The Millennium Art Co-op
Anna's Wardrobe
Topaz Gallery
Squash Blossom
The Work of Our Hands
Simpsonwood Gift Shop
Creative Spirit Gallery

She has participated in the following art shows;

The Sandy Springs Festival
Annual GA. Microenterprise Network Conference
For Sisters Only
The Spring Fling at Simpsonwood
Sweet Auburn Festival
Inman Park Festival
Arts In The Garden
Goodwill Christmas Bazaar
United Way Christmas Art Show
AutumnFest

*Other Online Sites*

Mindt (items available in this store soon)
http://www.mintd.com/stores/show/148-Giftbearer

Some of her work is available at:

VIX Emporium
5009 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19143
215-471-7700

MY BLOGS:
http://artlifenewsblog.blogspot.com/
http://giftbearer.zaadz.com/blog
http://blog.myspace.com/giftbearer

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Follow me on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Giftbearer

Facebook Giftbearer Page:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Giftbearer/97144878121

Pinterest:
http://www.pinterest.com/giftbearer/

YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/IAMGiftbearer

LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/giftbearer

Flickr Profile and Photostream:
http://www.flickr.com/people/giftbearer/

Google +:
https://plus.google.com/105390780355417923935/posts/XUztKQD9y6F


OTHER:

The Art Jewelry Collective Street Team Blogs:
http://artjewelrycollective.blogspot.com/
http://artjewelrycollective.wordpress.com/

Member of Etsy for Animals (EFA): Artists Helping Animals http://efaartistshelpinganimals.org

***Pippit also developed an innovative new marketing plan called the 90 Features in 90 Days Challenge in 2007-2008.***

If you are interested in supplies please keep an eye out for her other Etsy store, http://GiftbearerSupply.etsy.com

She has temporarily cleared it in order to prepare for new and interesting supplies to come.

A word about Trademark and intellectual property rights:

All designs herein are the property of Giftbearer. Reproduction by other artists is strictly prohibited. Thanks for your cooperation.

*Giftbearer (Pippit Carlington) is the originator of the Budding Vine(TM) line of jewelry:

Accept no substitutes. These trademarked pieces are the original and I created the first one several years ago, published both online and in print. Please be cautious of anyone else you see marketing a burned out vine, continuous "stick", "twig" or the like in a hollowform bangle bracelet, other circular hollowform or solid (be it casted from wax into sterling or other metal, through pmc metal clay firing process, or fabricated by other methods to look like these with slight modifications), as such products violate intellectual property rights of Giftbearer and are not equivalent.

Trademark (as opposed to copyright) refers to the overall look of a piece or line; not necessarily the process by which the item is created (although it can be).

A good rule of thumb when creating a piece that is inspired by another artist is if there is any question as to a piece looking too much like something else it probably is. When in doubt; don't.

The reason the pieces in my Budding Vine line are priced the way they are is because they're worth every penny with the meticulous work which goes into each one. You need only view my feedback to see the kind of care I put into the making of these and the service I provide my customers.

Now that all the preliminaries are out of the way, please enjoy looking through my shop, and remember; a piece from Giftbearer is well worth saving for. Tribal is beautiful...and it just keeps getting better!

Attention Dog Lovers looking for help for a dog with Distemper;
Please contact me here:
http://artlifenewsblog.blogspot.com

here:
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/176113/39891263?m=8267094b

or here:
http://www.CanineDistemperCure.com

for more information about the new cure/treatment for canine distemper.

You can also contact the originator, Alson W. Sears DVM at AntiDistemper [!at] aol.com


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