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Monday, June 25, 2012

This weeks On Fire for Handmade Featured Artisan is Kostas - Artistico!

This weeks Featured Artisan is Kostas - Artistico!

Kostas Tsipos

I have always been a creative person. Ever since I can remember my self, I wanted to work with anything that had to do with art. Being able to express myself through art and to better understand the world around me is a journey I never want to end...

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

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The Etsy jewelry corner visits My Gemstone Designs!

What can I say about Hazel Chadbourne Wollbrinck? Not only is she a talented handmade jewelry designer, she is also a wonderful supporter of everything handmade! Whether it's in her role as a team leader of On Fire for Handmade Team or as a valued member of the overall handmade community, Hazel is tireless in her support of her fellow handmade artists and the handmade movement itself.
Hazel's business is My Gemstone Designs, and is based in a a small town in Wyoming where she work out of her home. Her shop features handcrafted quality necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. All Hazel's jewelry is one of a kind and ready to ship and custom orders are alway's welcome. There are many styles to choose from to fit your individual taste and personality. Hazel's beading style is classic, and the end results are simple designs to fit your everyday needs that never go out of style. Her jewelry is created using semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, swarovski crystal pearls, freshwater pearls, seed beads, shells and more. For accent beads and clasps she uses sterling silver, 14K gold filled and 24K gold vermeil.

Places to find My Gemstone Designs:
If you are looking for one of a kind jewelry for a gift or for yourself, stop by and visit Hazel at My Gemstone Designs! If the size isn't right, just contact her, and she will work with you to make the perfect jewelry piece you will have for years to come.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Etsy Jewelry Corner Visits Jewelry by NaLa!

There are so many beautiful jewelry artisans that sell their designs on Etsy.  I thought I'd take this opportunity to showcase a few of them!  So welcome to the Etsy Jewelry Corner!

This week we are showcasing  Jewelry by Nala who features handmade jewelry in soft, delicate floral and vintage style, designed and created in her Chicago workshop. NaLa's goal is to offer a jewelry collection that appeals to a variety of tastes and styles. Shown here is just a small sampling of  her gorgeous designs!
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Not only is NaLa a highly talented jewelry artisan, she is also a staunch supporter of the handmade movement and energictally promotes fellow handmade artists.  She does this through social media, Etsy Treasuries, and maintaining active level of participation on some robust Etsy Teams  such as TAG Team, and On Fire for Handmade!

For whatever occasion, you owe it to yourself to visit Jewelry by Nala, and find something unique and feminine...not to mention stunning for someone special...or just for you! 

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    I am an MBA Jewelry Artisan and owner of Zur Designs.  I create handcrafted jewelry using only the highest quality materials such as sterling silver,semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, and pearls.

    My designs are inspired by life, love, and the beauty that surrounds me from the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the wonderful beaches in Rhode Island...both I consider my home.