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Classic to Contemporary Designs Individually Interpreted
Quality Gemstones, Precious Metals, Art Glass Beads
Unique, Unexpected Combinations
One of a Kind Fine Jewelry

Artisan Jewelry Studio creates unique pieces of jewelry that are wearable artistry.
My creations feature striking combinations of elements. Some designs contain gemstones and precious metals exclusively and some designs contain breathtaking art glass beads of the highest quality hand made by artists throughout the world. I work with artists’ beads just as though they are a gemstone—they are incorporated into the design just like another gem -- after all, glass is the artist’s hand upon nature.

The metals I work with are primarily high quality gold filled, high karat vermeil (gold over sterling silver) or 14-karat gold. On occasion, tiny pieces of shimmering blackened sterling silver accent a design. Many of my designs are customized with my own findings and clasps, which I fabricate from gold filled or 14-karat gold.

Since opening my Etsy store almost two years ago, I started two new collections in surprising new design directions. I began an alliance with an amazing pearl dealer, and began creating one of a kind pearl necklaces—and earrings as special orders—with some of the most amazing pearls you will ever see. These necklaces are in my store section: “Pearls, Precious Gemstones and Gold.” The designs in this group feature the highest quality pearls combined with precious gemstones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, tanzanite and tourmalines in 14-karat gold. These are not your typical pearls: they are unquestionably the finest quality, with tremendous luster and orient. Many have unusual shapes and colors, and they are not dyed. These pearls embrace the light like dancing partners.

The newest design collection I have embarked upon are classic single strand necklaces of gold-filled and vermeil beads either in multi shapes by themselves, or framing striking gemstone beads, pearls or the most unusual one of a kind art glass beads. The juxtaposition of unexpected shapes in the gold filled and vermeil beads combined with other elements makes these a striking statement that is simultaneously classic, bold, and unexpected. These necklaces are available as made, or their length may be changed, and they can be special ordered in 14-karat gold (or higher karat). I am just now writing the copy for this collection and will be posting them soon.

Custom requests are always welcome. I’m also happy to add extension chains to any of my necklaces if greater length is desired and to create earrings or bracelets to complement any designs.

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July, 2012