EarthyByDesign

Rustic Handcrafted Jewelry & Mixed Media Art

Silverdale, Pennsylvania · 117 Sales

EarthyByDesign

Rustic Handcrafted Jewelry & Mixed Media Art

Silverdale, Pennsylvania 117 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Welcome to Earthy By Design--
I'm delighted to announce that my Puzzle Pendants were published in Jewelry Affaire Winter's 2018 Issue! These pieces can be found under the subheading Puzzle Piece Jewelry to see what is available.

A unique shop for Handmade Rustic Jewelry & Mixed Media Artwork

I am a self-taught artist with a passion for making handcrafted jewelry and mixed media art. My favorite style is a blend of rustic and earthy--so that is what drives me- it's what I create. If this is your style as well- come on in and take a look around!

Mother Nature is my muse- I love the warm, deeply rich, earthy colors
she always has on display, the textures she surrounds us with and the rawness as well as beauty of her creations.

So that is what inspires me when I create my jewelry and art. Wander through my shop and see her influence and how she nudges me along in my work!

To see more earthy inspirations-- you can find me hanging out at:
Websites:
http://www.earthybydesign.com
http://www.susanandersonmmc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarthyByDesign/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/EarthyByDesign
Instagram: #earthybydesign

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 12, 2018

Welcome to Earthy By Design--
I'm delighted to announce that my Puzzle Pendants were published in Jewelry Affaire Winter's 2018 Issue! These pieces can be found under the subheading Puzzle Piece Jewelry to see what is available.

A unique shop for Handmade Rustic Jewelry & Mixed Media Artwork

I am a self-taught artist with a passion for making handcrafted jewelry and mixed media art. My favorite style is a blend of rustic and earthy--so that is what drives me- it's what I create. If this is your style as well- come on in and take a look around!

Mother Nature is my muse- I love the warm, deeply rich, earthy colors
she always has on display, the textures she surrounds us with and the rawness as well as beauty of her creations.

So that is what inspires me when I create my jewelry and art. Wander through my shop and see her influence and how she nudges me along in my work!

To see more earthy inspirations-- you can find me hanging out at:
Websites:
http://www.earthybydesign.com
http://www.susanandersonmmc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarthyByDesign/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/EarthyByDesign
Instagram: #earthybydesign

Susan Anderson

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About

Artsy By Nature, Earthy By Design

You could say I am one of the luckiest people in the world! I get to spend all day doing what I really love--creating jewelry and art! Being in my studio is like a meditative practice. It pulls me into a space where nothing else exists, especially not time, particularly when I finally peek at the clock and it is 2AM and I have no idea how it got to be that late.

Like so many people, one career is a thing of past generations. I spent the first two decades of my career as a high school teacher, followed by a decade operating a holisitic center- working as a massage therapist, energy practitioner and teaching workshops on holisitc practices. This provided many opportunities for teaching not only in my area but in other places as well. During this time I coauthored a book entitled In the Mind of a Master.

Also during this period I became a nondenominational minister. This is very rewarding, allowing me to meet so many amazing people and officiate weddings, baby namings and house blessings designed in very personalized ways to meet the needs of each individual.

Currently, my newest journey is as a self-taught mixed media artist, having accidently stumbled into this career. A few years ago my oldest daughter asked me to make something for her to hang on her apartment wall, and, well what can I say,.. I haven’t looked back since.

Being self taught has it advantages- I am not stuck in a box with rules, instead I make and break my own!

JEWELRY DESIGN
Although I work in a variety of mediums, making jewelry is my favorite. I started creating pieces to make for myself to wear and to give away as gifts to friends and relatives. Everyone seemed to really love what I had given them, which encouraged me to make more pieces.

My work is in a few small galleries close to my home. Although I would love to open a brick and mortar shop, the challenges are a bit more than I want to take on, plus it would pull me away from my studio time, which I am very protective of, so that is why I decided to open up a shop here on Etsy.

My designs are earthy in style and tone. Always feeling a deep connection toward the natural world, I am pulled in by the beautiful designs, colors and textures created by Mother Nature- w hich have become my inspiration.

With my jewelry designs, I work mostly with copper, my favorite metal, and polymer clay, which allows me as an artist so much versatility.

MIXED MEDIA ART
As a mixed media artist- I love the diversity it provides me, allowing me to explore so many options. And what an adventure it has become!

Work is done on whatever will hold a creative piece of work-- painting on canvas, wood, old book covers, and old game boards just to mention a few. Altered art is also in my paintbox- creating assemblages, altered bottles, altered books, altered journals and boxes.

I love the use of texture in both jewelry design and mixed media art. I think art should not only be seen and felt on an emotional level- but touched as well, to really become fully immersed in the experience.

Incorporating recycled material into a project that can be repurposed in both interesting and artistic ways is another important aspect of my work. Drawers and closets are rooted through, the garage and basement become my treasure chest, thrift shops are a second home, and always, I am on the lookout for discarded materials that can be rescued! Often an old piece of hardware that can be restyled is just what is needed to add greater depth and dimension to a design.

Earthy By Design is a one person shop, All pieces are handcrafted. As I said I love what I do, and I hope you will too!

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    Having fun creating creating rustic jewelry & artwork in an earthy organic style

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WHERE TO FIND ME

As an artist, I work in a variety of mediums such as canvas art, altered art, assemblages and journal making. You can find more of my work by visiting some of my other places online.

WEBSITE: Mixed Media Creations http://www.susanandersonmmc.com/

BLOG :http://www.earthybydesign.com/blog

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/EarthyByDesign

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/EarthyByDesign

INSTAGRAM: EARTHYBYDESIGN

GALLERIES
Currently some of my mixed media work and jewelry designs can be seen at

CHIMAYO GALLERY Perkasie, PA
JOANNE'S FRAME SHOP & GALLERY: Quakertown, PA