The Art Of JewelryPosted: Thursday, December 28, 2006
One of my favorite past-times is attending wine and art festivals. I like the idea of several artists and various vendors being gathered in one place surrounded by great food and live music. But what I love most about these festivals is; I’m often able to find unique pieces of jewelry, like my Wearable Phantasy necklace. I never fail to receive at least one compliment whenever I wear this gorgeous piece of jewelry, and when I tell people that it’s made of recycled computer parts, they usually remark with disbelief.
Jewelry-makers are amazing artist. Equivalent to painters, who are able to transform a blank canvas into something beautifully unrecognizable from its original state, jewelry-makers alter metal, precious stones, and glass, turning them into pieces of awesome wearable art.
Well, I didn’t have to go to a festival to find Holly of Kincaid Designs; she came to me…sort of. You see, she left a comment for me with a link to her website, which is filled with a vast selection of exquisite must-have handmade jewelry for all women, including adorable bracelets for baby fashionistas. As soon as I pulled up her site, I immediately fell in love.
Holly is an amazing glass artist who flameworks her beads individually before using them along with semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, and pearls to create magical pieces of jewelry constructed on a sterling silver or gold filled wire. She offers everything from bridal jewelry to wine charms.
So after you’ve had a chance to view her site, tell me what you think. I’m sure you’ll agree!