New glass out of the kiln… one pair of earrings from some of it… more to come…. You can see more fused glass on my website at SharonOrellaDesigns.com
I am still adjusting my photos to remove the SO Art Studio name, as I have decided to simplify my little handmade business by changing over to Sharon Orella Designs for my jewelry creations. I will continue to make my copper artworks, but am really enjoy improving my jewelry bench skills. So coming soon, I will gear up my website to showcase my jewelry and continue making some lovely new items. I also have begun moving some of my jewelry onto Artfire as they have a great google search engine submission and they feed Amazon as well. I will still be on Etsy but it is nice to be in few places for folks to find me.
Is it the soft, cuddly warm look of Shabby Chic that makes me want to wallow in it? I just want to spread out crisp, soft cotton sheets patterned with tiny roses and clean white pillow cases, whilst a warm summer breeze blows through the pale striped curtains of my open window. Doesn’t it sound fabulous? I love all the little touches of shabby chic, the flowers, the whitewash, the pale and faded hint of long ago… Here are some of the shabby chic I have come across and really loved…
Have you always found it difficult at best to find jewelry that is large enough? This has been a struggle for me my entire life. I love to wear bracelets and necklaces and earrings etc… but every time I have seen something, that I thought was beautiful and would love to have, it has been the same story over and over. I try the bangle bracelets (I would love to wear an armful of them) and I cannot get them over my hand (ok, I cannot get them past my knuckles!) I have a size 8 wrist and the widest part of the hand is over 9 inches. I would love to say, oh I can lose weight and it all will fit, but it is just not true. I had the same size when I weighed 130 lbs…. I am over 5′ 10″ inches tall with a size 11 foot and even at 135 I wore a size 14-16 pant (I am quite a bit more that that now, but you get the picture, right?). That jewelry never actually ever fit me. I always had to add extenders to necklaces and bracelets, and was limited to certain styles. I did get fed up and started making my own jewelry, and I love making it! Who hasn’t said, I wish I had known this then. Yes, I make jewelry in larger sizes… because if you want to know a secret that is not talked about much? It is this….
If you are larger you can wear bolder, more dramatic and more beautiful jewelry!
In fact the larger you are, in height or weight, it doesn’t matter, wearing small petite jewelry just gets lost on you. I am not saying that you have to wear big bright colors and chunky fruit jewelry, of course not that would be ridiculous… But, you CAN wear layers of jewelry and larger pendants, and great chunky bracelets and bold earrings. In fact, I am saying you can wear some amazing stuff that smaller women (tiny & thin), just cannot carry off. There is nothing more sexy, than a buxom bosom layered with beautiful chains and a great pendant and if your tall like me and maybe not so much a buxom bosom woman, then the you can carry the long length superbly. I really want to encourage every large size woman to invest in great jewelry, to complete your look. You will look more put together and as beautiful as you truly are!
Of course here is my shameless plug… I always make my jewelry available locally and post more and more of it in my Etsy shop. Here are some examples…
Copper and Silver bracelets, layered together make for a very sophisticated look and because of the links they can twist around you wrist and always look good. Stay tuned, I have more to say on this passion of mine, and I will be sharing more styles of jewelry very soon…
I was perusing jewelry on Etsy as I am prone to do on a pretty regular basis. I love handmade, mine and that of others… I found so many yummy copper pieces that I just could not resist picking my favorites. So here is what I came up with, and I am so tempted by the copper flower earrings. In fact, I was tempted by many creations in her shop. Here is the collection, enjoy the beauties!!!
I great collection of Ideas for Gifts for the Honeymooner! Click here to see the whole collection!
Since the first tombs of Tutankhamen were discovered, the world has been fascinated by Egypt and Egyptian culture. The colors and the designs and the mythology that surrounds the pyramids tells an unending story of intrigue, romance and history. I went on a search of artists that pay homage to the designs and mythology of ancient Egypt and was lucky enough to find some beautiful hand made jewelry that would make a Goddess proud. Clicking on the title of any of the images below will take you to the artist, where you can see more views of the jewelry and other items they have created.
I went looking for some hand painted earrings and was pleasantly surprised by what I found!
Check out this collection of beauties!