The artist, Jill Pfefer, began designing jewelry in 1991. Jill has been an artist all her life. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design and attended Clark University. Her lead and nickel free jewelry features a creative assortment of crystals, rhinestones, glass, enamels and resins. The versatility of the jewelry has enhanced its popularity as these items can be worn with both dressy and casual fashions. Jillbeads creations are known for their whimsical color combinations and unique shapes.
Each La Contessa design is completely handcrafted in the studio. First, a model is sculpted and then casted in pewter. The various pieces are then soldered and finished to create a multilayered, naturelike appearance. Semiprecious stones such as Carnelian, Desert Jasper, and Mojave Green Turquoise and Austrian crystals are used to create unique and beautiful combination of colors. Much attention is paid to detail— turn a piece over and you’ll find a bee, a bird, or a flower or perhaps a pair of hands or a bird in a nest as the closure on a necklace. All of these original features distinguish La Contessa in the marketplace, and the designs are often considered timeless collectibles for many customers.
Availability: 4-6 weeks
The design concept at the heart of nearly all his designs is a simple shape in a moveable (kinetic) format. Nearly every finding is handmade to enhance this movement; an earwire allows a shape to rotate, a connector will swivel, a loop will act as a hinge. The handmade earwires allow him to develop his signature earring, which is designed to fasten closed. Materials used are sterling silver, 18K plated sterling (Vermeil), oxidized and burnished sterling (gray tone designs), anondized niobium. Stones: freshwater cultured pearls, rhodolite garnet, carnelian, Paua shell, hematite, black onyx and ruby cabochons, as well as Austrian cubic zirconia, facetted garnet and swiss blue topaz. Stones: freshwater cultured pearls, rhodolite garnet, carnelian, Paua shell, hematite, black onyx and ruby cabochons, as well as Austrian cubic zirconia, facetted garnet and swiss blue topaz. ORDERS TAKE 4-6 WEEKS TO COMPLETE.
Robin Lee Becker Mixed Metals Jewelry. Robin Lee Becker's jewelry reflects her roots as a painter and her love of the creative process. Her work is about rawness, geometry, surface, and a left over love of collage and found objects. She uses things in contrasting combinations and loves the aging process of mixed metals as they naturally oxidize and patinate.
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Like wearing a miniature artwork, each piece is truly unique with the intricate design hand painted and set within a very light stainless steel frame. Austrian crystals, beads and a variety of other materials are delicately assembled and set in artists resin resulting in a beautifully finished and durable piece. Hand painted with acrylic and metalic paints, Swarovski crystals, crystal, glasshed and durable piece.
Each piece is truly like a miniature artwork, the intricate design is hand painted with acrylic and metallic paints, and set within a very light stainless steel frame. Swarovski crystals, beads and a variety of other materials are delicately assembled and set in artists resin.
Michal Golan, is an Israeli-born jewelry designer, printer and ceramist. Her work, notable for its meticulous attention to detail, highlights her mosaic-inspired aesthetic reflecting her Israeli heritage and familiarity with the intracacies of Middle Eastern art. Her designs are immediatelhy recognizable for their ornate, intensely colored arrangements of gemstones and crystals.
Michal Golan's ornate collection of crosses have captivated fans of her work for years. Although they are fairly new to Michal's collection, they have fast become one of her best selling items. This is due to the attention to detail and Michal's trademark style, which mixes a traditional Holy Land aesthetic with a modern fashion sensibility. Michal's crosses stand out due to their bold colors, meticulous workmanship, and timeless style. All Michal Golan crosses are hand-made in New York City, so every cross is as ornate and beautiful as it appears here on the site. Crosses make great gifts for friends and loved ones, especially during the holiday season!
The Hamsa (also known as the Hand of Fatima, the Hand of Miriam or the Hamesh hand) is a Muslim and Jewish symbol of good luck intended to ward off evil and protect against the evil eye and the envious. The Hamsa is shaped like an open hand stopping or warning an enemy.
Chickenscratch is a jewelry studio started by husband & wife, Lisa & Scott Cylinder. Most of their jewelry is made from brass sheet & wire that is hand cut & manipulated. A unique patination process is used to get the rich variations in color. Within most of the pieces are movable elements giving the jewelry additional charm & character.
Interchangeable Sterling Silver Jewelry. Silver pendants by Got All Your Marbles? feature marbles and gemstones that you can switch out for different looks.
Each sterling silver pendant comes with a bag of glass marbles, and you can add the leather or silver necklace of your choice.
Limited Edition, hand crafted watches made with distressed and oxidized solid jewelers brass and embellished with solid brass, solid copper and sterling silver. Dials are individually hand painted by Eduardo Milieris.