PeasantAndRaven

Peasant and Raven Shop

Tennessee, United States · 45 Sales

PeasantAndRaven

Peasant and Raven Shop

Tennessee, United States 45 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

Announcement   Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee, we see inspiration everywhere we look!

To all of our ETSY customers, Thank you for making it possible for us to do something we love! You are one and all very special to us.
Jeff and Becky


Hand-Made Fine Art Jewelry
WHAT IS PEASANT AND RAVEN
Peasant and Raven is the combined talents of two artists. The Peasant is Becky Maureen Thomas and I, Jeffrey Foster Thomas, am the Raven. When looking for a name that would embody our artistic journey together, we decided to select words that evoked strong feelings for us both. Becky decided that for herself, The Peasant, throughout history, is where rich, earthy creations and hand-made warmth come from. For me, The Raven represents my social nature and creative process.

HOW ARE THESE ITEMS CREATED?
The small works of art are the creation of Becky Maureen Thomas. I sit in amazement and watch as she creates a small canvas first as the base of her piece. She then makes paper using natural fibers, wheat grass, (the juice is so yummy!) and other plants from her flower garden. The hand-made paper is built in layers to create the background. And from that, trees, birds, flowers, a tea cup...whatever her imagination envisions...come to life. Eyelets are installed for pendants and a pin back for a broach.
We create the other items from found things and string them to create beautiful, earthy necklaces. Some of our pieces include hammered raw steel components that are maintained with a little olive oil on occasion. At other times, we find a really unique bead, some recycled glass, some discarded copper or leather and a piece is born. It is a journey that each piece takes as it makes its way to you and becomes part of your life.

Look for our other items for your home! We have added a few selected fine art pieces and hand painted frosted wine bottles.

Enjoy your Peasant and Raven piece and become part of the creative journey.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee, we see inspiration everywhere we look!

To all of our ETSY customers, Thank you for making it possible for us to do something we love! You are one and all very special to us.
Jeff and Becky


Hand-Made Fine Art Jewelry
WHAT IS PEASANT AND RAVEN
Peasant and Raven is the combined talents of two artists. The Peasant is Becky Maureen Thomas and I, Jeffrey Foster Thomas, am the Raven. When looking for a name that would embody our artistic journey together, we decided to select words that evoked strong feelings for us both. Becky decided that for herself, The Peasant, throughout history, is where rich, earthy creations and hand-made warmth come from. For me, The Raven represents my social nature and creative process.

HOW ARE THESE ITEMS CREATED?
The small works of art are the creation of Becky Maureen Thomas. I sit in amazement and watch as she creates a small canvas first as the base of her piece. She then makes paper using natural fibers, wheat grass, (the juice is so yummy!) and other plants from her flower garden. The hand-made paper is built in layers to create the background. And from that, trees, birds, flowers, a tea cup...whatever her imagination envisions...come to life. Eyelets are installed for pendants and a pin back for a broach.
We create the other items from found things and string them to create beautiful, earthy necklaces. Some of our pieces include hammered raw steel components that are maintained with a little olive oil on occasion. At other times, we find a really unique bead, some recycled glass, some discarded copper or leather and a piece is born. It is a journey that each piece takes as it makes its way to you and becomes part of your life.

Look for our other items for your home! We have added a few selected fine art pieces and hand painted frosted wine bottles.

Enjoy your Peasant and Raven piece and become part of the creative journey.

Jeff and Becky Thomas

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Jeff and Becky Thomas

Green Enamel Teapot
US$275.00
Carolina Wren
US$375.00
The Watcher
US$475.00
Onions Hanging to Dry
US$575.00
Three White Ducks All In a Row
US$275.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(22)
RDRS

RDRS on Dec 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Light weight with wonderful flow. They are raven's wings for sure. Great transaction as well. Thank you.

Teri Stahara

Teri Stahara on Aug 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are elegant and I have had several compliments already.

Jordan

Jordan on Mar 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome custom piece. My husband loves his bracelet and haven't taken it off since I gave it to him!

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About

Peasant and Raven - Their Story

Peasant and Raven was born one morning with Becky waking with an epiphany. As a painter, she sometimes had concerns with how difficult it can be to sell a painting. She said, "What if I do a tiny painting that a person could wear like a pin or necklace?" I said, "You are a genius!" (all of this happened before I had even one sip of coffee, which in itself is miraculous!) She created the first piece, a tiny hand-built canvas with hand-made paper, ink and watercolour image of a gnarled tree, and then turned it over to me to be beaded and made into a pendant for a necklace. I used stone beads and hammered steel. When I was done, I suggested that she wear it and see what sort of response she would get. People stopped her everywhere we went over the next few weeks and asked where she got "That Necklace!"
The next step was to name our new baby! I said we should each pick one word that makes our inner artist start to glow and feel inspired. We each wrote our word on a piece of paper. When we revealed our words, hers was Peasant. I asked why "peasant"? She said that those are the people that can create a life on very little. There is a beautiful patina to everything they do because it is made with their hands and comes from their heart and their need to survive. I once again said that she is brilliant!
Next I revealed my word. It was no surprise to Becky that my word was Raven. I have always had a real fascination with these amazing birds. They inspire me! One summer I was working at a horse show with a tack shop setting up their tent to welcome customers and a very large crow came down and landed on one of our boxes. The crow picked out and stole a sea sponge and flew off with it. I was amazed, it happened so quickly. I was even more amazed when it came back for another one! These birds are collectors and are very interactive and social, a fitting symbol of my own personality.
We combined our words and became Peasant and Raven. Now we look for interesting things that we can make into a unique piece of jewelry or something for the home.
We welcome commissions for custom portraiture or jewelry or art for your home.
Thanks for being on our journey with us!
Call, e mail or convo us with any questions.
Jeff and Becky
Peasant and Raven

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  • Jeff and Becky Thomas

    Owner, Designer

    Becky and I love to work in our studio. The sound of the brush on her canvas is sometimes drowned out by the wailing of my hammer on the anvil, though! We welcome custom commissions for portraiture or art for the home or a special piece of jewelry.

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