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Shadow Dog Designs - New Handmade Necklace and Earrings Gift Ideas

 

 

 

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.

Handmade Jewelry - New Earrings and Necklaces by Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

Time seems to rush by so quickly these days.  Wasn’t it just Christmas and now we are already in February?  What happened to January?  Despite a month blasting by, I have been very busy making and listing new earrings and necklaces, many with a boho flair and some a bit more traditional.  All the handmade jewelry featured here are one of a kind designs - you will be the only person in the universe wearing that particular design (unless you have an evil twin in an alternate universe!).  Many of the earrings and necklaces use creations by artist friends from around the world.  Any of these will make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, a birthday gift, a Mother’s Day gift or a “just because” gift to a loved one . . . or to yourself.

Handmade Valentine's Day Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought I’d share a range of handmade earrings and two necklaces from my Indiemade shop; any will be perfect for gift giving to a loved one.  Some of the jewelry is obviously Valentine’s related.  But most can be worn all year long.  The last five designs featured are from my line of meaningful dog rescue jewelry.  All have hearts and pawprints, perfect for the woman who loves her dog(s), especially if her four footed friend is a rescue.  As always, whenever any of the dog rescue jewelry sells, one half (½) of the purchase price is donated to the Humane Society.  


If one or more of the pieces catches your eye, be sure to click the live link below the photo for more information and pictures.  I hope you enjoy these one of a kind earrings and necklaces:

First We Dream - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

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.

Earrings and Necklaces, New Handmade Jewelry from Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

Christmas has come and gone and a New Year is almost here.  And then on to Valentine’s Day with Mother’s Day not far behind.  Looking back on 2016, I find it has been a whirlwind year full of shows, jewelry making, photographing jewelry, listing and . . . sales.  Yay!  A year of double down hard work is paying off.

 

No rest for the weary, however.  This blog post features six new pairs of earrings, one new necklace and three “oldies but goodies” that are still looking for a loving home.  All of the earrings and necklaces featured here are handmade, one of a kind designs; a bit boho, a bit classic and all extremely in fashion.  When purchased, YOU will be the only one with such a unique piece.

Christmas Gift Ideas - New Jewelry from Shadow Dog Designs

 

Thanksgiving is almost here and Christmas is not far behind.  To help with your holiday gift giving, I decided to showcase seven of my new necklaces and pairs of earrings along with three Christmas / winter earrings.  Each design here is one of a kind, except for the Christmas earrings.  Some designs are more boho flavored and some are more classic. So if a person on your list loves unique artisan jewelry, one (or more) of these choices will be perfect.  And, while you're at it, how about something for yourself?

New Handmade Necklaces and Earrings from Shadow Dog Designs

 

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.

New, One of Kind Handmade Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

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.

Captivating Czech Glass - A Short History

 

 

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.

Unique New Handmade Jewelry Designs by Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

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!  

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