Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011
Fast, courteous, and engaging seller. The earrings and necklace were PERFECT and really made my job easy. Monica worked with me to create EXACTLY what I wanted and even designed the earrings to match. My Girlfriend LOVED it. Cannot recommend Monica enough!
Jewelry for a Song
My name is Monica and I am the designer behind Coloratura Creations. My journey with jewelry making began at a young age when I attended an auction with my parents. They had given me a few dollars to bid with and I bought a large box of miscellaneous items (because I saw some colored sand on the top and wanted to make layered glass jars with them).
As luck would have it, the remainder of the box was stuffed full of beads, rocks and lapidary magazines. My parents thought I was nuts to be reading lapidary magazines at just 9 years old, but I was hooked. I immediately started experimenting with the beads to create pieces. Let me tell you, my first pieces were horrible! But this experience began a life-long love of beading and rock-hounding!
Today, I still love creating beautiful jewelry and accessories, but I like to think that my technique has come a long way since those days.
My jewelry and accessories are created using natural materials such as shells, Lake Erie beach glass or gemstones; vintage finds, such as antique buttons; and found items, including hardware or up-cycled items. I also love creating sparkly pieces with crystals, glass or pearls.
I am always trying new mediums and new techniques; drawing inspiration from music, books, nature and whatever else I may encounter. I pride myself on making jewelry as unique and beautiful as the wearer.
I employ a variety of methods to create my unique pieces, and am always studying and reading to learn more and perfect my craft. My favorite methods include resin setting, wire-wrapping, and beading.
For additional discounts and special offers, be sure to like Coloratura Creations on facebook, and follow my blog at www.JewelryForASong.com
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Please remember that these are handcrafted items. Any irregularities should be considered part of the beauty of your item rather than imperfections. Natural stones and shells especially may have irregularities in shape or coloring, these are what make these items unique and special.
While I try to showcase photos that are an accurate representation of the item, please note that for a variety of reasons (monitor resolution, etc.) actual colors may vary in person. Please also refer to the item descriptions, and don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you would like your item shipped to a giftee, please let me know. I will provide complimentary gift wrapping and enclose a note with your message. If you choose this option, please be sure to specify the giftee's name and address and enclose a message to the giftee.
Items will be shipped within 2-3 business days, upon receipt of payment.