Spirals, Knots, Bumps and Curves - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - December 23, 2015

The theme of this blog post came about because I listed a new pair of earrings that feature hand painted copper spiral rectangles by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign.  Whenever I see spirals, I start musing on their ancient . . . and modern . . . appeal in designs.  Then knots, bumps and curves came to mind, all of which, along with spirals, can be found pecked or drawn or carved in the sides of caves, on boulders, painted on pottery and used in contemporary pieces.  These designs will never go out of style.


With that in mind, I browsed through the shops of Indiemade artist friends and decided to offer their take on spirals, knots, bumps and curves.  Some of the beauties employ 2 or more of the theme.  Enjoy.


Ancient relic style hand hammered copper spiral earrings with lapis lazuli dangles handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet


Women's heather gray Irish Celtic knot boot cuffs handmade by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy


Antique Yemen silver amulet, beads and faturan amber necklace handmade by Anna of Anna's Faire


Blue and burgundy "Gaia's Amulet" dichroic fused glass pendant handmade by Jo of Umeboshi


Silver rhinestone headband with royal spiral silver trim handmade by Michele of MicheleMyFairy


Textured copper tribal winding road with dots rectangles, 1 pair, handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign


Orange and turquoise necklace with lampwork, enamel and ceramic beads handmade by Linda of LindaLandigJewelry


Stylish black and white wedding card, can be personalized, handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!


Baby boy's first Christmas blue booties with beads handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage


Transparent rose quartz large hole lampwork glass beads with ripples and raises aurae dots handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads


Blue or pink hearts and stars pet scrunchie neck ruffle handmade by Donna of SewAmazin


Dragon and dragon egg handblown lampwork glass bottle stopper handmade by Breanna of Untamed Rose


Copper, green and lavender tribal spiral earrings with Czech glass and Swarovski crystals handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs


I hope you enjoyed this fun selection of spirals, knots, bumps and curves!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



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Lovely blog display

Thank you for including my bumpy beaded necklace. Shared, of course. Enjoy your vacation!

Thank you, Anna!

Glad to include your bumpy necklace, Anna! Many thanks for your shares - see them popping up here and there (:

Merry Christmas, Catherine!

What a great idea for a collection. I love spirals. This afternoon I completed a pair of earrings for my daughter , for Christmas, with some ceramic spiral charms, I made. Shhhhh, don't tell! ;) I've enjoyed these weekly posts and will miss them. Thank you for your generous spirit.

Thank you, Linda!

My lips are sealed, Linda - LOL! Love the bumps and knots in your necklace - was perfect to include. Also, you won't have to miss the posts for too long. I'll be back doing them the first Wednesday of next year!

What a great theme!

What a great theme for your Wonderful Wednesday display of gorgeous handmade items! Thanks for including my large hole lampwork bead.

Thank you, Charlotte!

Am glad you like the theme, Charlotte - thought it was fun myself (: A pleasure to share your bumpy beads.


I love this week's theme. Making spirals with wire and using them in my designs is truly a favorite...and meditative...activity. Thanks so much for including my lapis and copper "ancient relic style" earrings with your fabulous finds this week. Have a wonderful holiday. Peace!

Thank you, Pamela!

Totally agree about how spirals can be so meditative, Panela. Am glad you like the theme. Thank you for the comment!

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my dog scrunchie neck ruffle in this week's post! Pinned them all.

Enjoy your trip and a Yappy New Year to you and Seamus from Keli and Penny!

Thank you, Donna!

Many thanks for the pin, Donna. Wishing you and yours a Yappy New Year, too!


I don't know what it is...but this leads me to thinking about Magic! Thank you Catherine, I hope your having a Magical Christmas Holiday!!! Xoxox

Thank you, Michele!

There is always something magical about symbols that can be found through the ages, especially spirals. Many thanks for your magical comment, Michele!

Eternal beauty

The spiral has been a beautiful symbol for millennia. I love the look of that with all the bumps and textures too! Thanks so much for sharing this eye candy! Shared. Happy New Year!

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