Fortunately the Muses have finally come back from an extended vacation (just in time) and I have been busy creating quite a few new necklaces and pairs of earrings. Many designs have a definite boho flair and some are supremely elegant. With the spring arts festival season quickly approaching, my handmade jewelry stock definitely needs to be replenished. There will be many more new jewelry listings in the coming weeks.
One of my favorite sayings is from Carl Sandburg: “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” I don’t know about the other artists that are included in this post, but I often dream about a design, especially one I am trying to figure out, whether it be a color combination or a new wire wrap technique. Maybe “dream” is not exactly the right word, but a design can come to me in that state between wakefulness and sleep where my mind comes up with all sorts of weird stuff.
Anyway, the handmade items in this post are the first ones listed (at least at the time this was posted) in the shops of the Indiemade artists featured here. Most are one of a kind items . . . and all are a “dream” to have. Enjoy.
Despite being gone quite a bit - and dealing with roofers, AC repairmen and painters once I got back - LOTS of new boho inspired handmade necklaces and earrings have been added into my Indiemade shop. Each are one of a kind; most I could not reproduce exactly even if my life depended on it! Many of the necklaces and earrings below use components from other artist friends in the design. That truly makes the designs unique! If something catches your eye, please click on the live link below the photograph to see more pictures and information. Enjoy!
It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been almost a month since I shared my new handmade earrings and necklaces with you. I have been traveling quite a bit, to Dallas and to Kerrville, in the Texas Hill Country (a favorite place). Even with that, many new, one of a kind pieces of jewelry have been posted in my Indiemade shop. They feature a wide range of materials, from gemstones to Czech glass, and a wide range of styles, from classic to boho. But one thing they all have in commen . . . they are all fun! If something catches your eye, please click the live link below the photo to be taken to the listing for more information.
The past few weeks have been very busy creating handmade jewelry, mostly earrings and necklaces. I'm trying get my Shadow Dog Designs online store stocked up well before the show season starts again on Labor Day and the start of the Christmas buying season. Shared below are six new pairs of earrings and two new necklaces. Two "oldies but goodies" round out everything to make an even ten. If something catches your eye, be sure to click on the link below the photo to be taken to the listing for more information. I hope you enjoy these one of a kind handmade beauties!
Can't believe it has been three weeks since my last post sharing new Shadow Dog Designs handmade jewelry with you. I have been traveling quite a bit: five days in San Francisco, a Justin Hayward concert in Austin and several days in Dallas getting our townhome somewhat in order. More traveling will be done to Dallas, a city I'm not overly fond of. But life sometimes takes strange turns.
The weeks have been very busy since my last post of handmade jewelry. My last outside Arts Festival was two weekends ago. It feels extremely good to finish the last one for the season - hauling tents, weights and tables (and then taking them down again) gets very tiring. But things will get VERY busy again once Labor Day rolls around. Check out my "UpComing Shows" tab to see what I have posted so far for the fall show season.
It has been a month since I've shared new handmade jewelry from my Shadow Dog Designs shop. Busy, busy, busy! I've had two large two day shows in three weeks. Getting ready for the shows and then trying to organize after them always takes such a huge amount of time. The show Last weekend at La Vina Winery was a fabulous show with LOTS of sales. The next show is Art in the Park at Memorial Park Reserve. I still need to create quite a few new necklaces, especially chunky ones, and pairs of earrings for that show. But, I decided to sneak in here and share the six newest necklaces and earrings, most with a boho style, listed in my Indiemade shop - along with four oldies but goodies to make an even ten.
Czech glass is so much fun to use in handmade jewelry designs due to the extremely large choice of shapes, sizes, colors and finishes. I have to admit . . . I have become addicted to the beauties. I enjoy using Czech glass mainly for earrings, but many people use the glass beads for necklaces, bracelets and many other projects. Czech glass has a long, rich history which I find extremely fascinating. I thought I would share a short history of Czech glass and some handmade jewelry designs from artists using Czech glass as a main design component.
Another two weeks have come and gone since my last new handmade jewelry post in my Shadow Dog Designs shop. Between photographing, photo editing and listing new jewelry, I have also been getting ready for the Kermezaar Arts Festival that takes place this Saturday and Sunday. It is a juried show for strictly handmade items and is taking place at the El Paso International Museum. My first time! Am excited to have been accepted!