Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Stir Your Soul

Featured here is an Etsy artisan who's creative works reflect her passion for her craft.  Stunningly beautiful works of art that you can wear and some of the most beautiful pieces that I've found while browsing for new artists.

I introduce to you the wonderfully talented...

Jewelry artist and Owner of the Etsy shop...

Handmade Classic Design Jewelry Art

"Creating beautiful jewelry stirs my soul and fills me with energy. I take great pleasure in fabricating each piece that I sell in my small and personal metal smith studio.  My goal is to send you a piece of jewelry that also stirs your soul."
                                                                                                                                  Margaret Zacny

Hand fabricated in sterling and fine silver with a rutilated quartz center stone.  The bottom stone sitting at the root chakra of the pendant is a garnet.  Accompanying the pendant is a handmade silver chain.  To learn more about this piece or any of the following pieces, just click the links provided.

In her wonderful workshop, Margaret is shown here soldering a bezel.

This one-of-a-kind .999 fine silver ring is offered in a variety of custom sizes from 4-10.  The ring shown is a size 7.5, but wears more like a 7.  This statement ring is perfect to give as a gift, for the bee lover, and a lovely little heart with the words "Be Mine" adorns the back.

Perhaps my favorite of Margaret's creations follows with this lovely

Made of Sterling Silver and set with a 1 carat lab created Garnet and flanked by 6 CZ's.  Comes in size 7 and available in her shop now.

Here Margaret polishes one of her creations to a mirror finish

and intently works on one of her chain creations.

Margaret offers a wonderful array of 100% handcrafted one of a kind jewelry pieces and will created something custom for you.  So please stop by to browse her selections and find that perfect piece for yourself or someone special. 

You can also find or follow Margaret and ZAXJewelry on social media by clicking any of the links below.





Handmade Classic Design Jewelry Art

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Glass Gardener

A magical glass garden all it's own, my featured artisan Shannon, who's wonderful Etsy shop is filled with beautiful examples of her works of art.  Her passion for vintage and her love of creating is reflected in her craft.  Her assemblages are so lovely, that I wanted to share with you.  Following are but a few of my favorites.  Welcome to...

Retro wall pieces are another of Shannon's delightful works.  Here she uses a clear vintage gold rimmed ruffled salad plate and a vintage "World's Greatest Mom" collectible plate to create...

Take walk through her garden and you find a wonderful variety of creative glass and porcelain artworks...

This painter's palette consists not of the acrylic or oil paints nature, but rather, glass and porcelain, vintage, mid century, modern as seen here with this

Shannon's artistic works also include pieces like this lovely

which is created using 3 grape vine wreaths and beautiful hand chosen vintage thrifted seashells.

and this newly added piece, a

A perfect gift for the Disney fan, birthday décor, housewarming, and hostess gifts.

So whether you're looking for



or perhaps a

for yourself or to give as gift,

Stop by to say hello to Shannon at..

and to read more about this awesome and creative artist and to browse her wonderful selection of handcrafted creative works.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wonderful Wired Works

"I grew up with a strong passion for art, crafts and being creative. My mother knew she needed a way for my little body to stay still, yet active, when I was young so she sat down with me every week and we made crafts together. Growing up with art in the house has really helped me find a positive outlet for all of my energy. I took making art a step further in high school, when I discovered wire wrapping and opened my Etsy shop in 2014 where I sell wire wrapped jewelry and wire sculptures."

Owner and artisan behind the creative jewelry works at

Where Earth Stones and Antique Copper are crafted into wonderful works of art that you wear or decorate you home with.  Accessories that include Necklaces, Rings, Earrings, Dream Catchers, Wire Trees, and Jewelry Sets.

Michelle is my featured artist for December.  Her beautiful creations reflect her passion not only for the art, but also the earth and environment.  Here I'll share with you a few examples of Michelle's Unique and One Of A Kind creative works.

One of my favorites is this...

Embraced by a frame of hand wrapped antique copper wire rests dream catcher web. Inside the webby wires sits a green mossy agate stone. This necklaces is unique, handmade and one of a kind.

Mossy agate represents inner peace and a symbol of nature and its energy.

The art of wire wrapping involves the use of one's hand and a variety of tools to bend, twist, and wrap wire into truly lovely decorative jewelry works.  Here Michelle transforms earths natural minerals to create this wonderful...

Triangle design with two Green Agate stones, this piece shows off her wonderful talent and creativity.

The Tree Agate represents Inner Peace and Gentle Energy.  It is also believe that the Tree Agate is a highly supportive stone that boosts the immune system and regulates the balance of water in the body.

Created with Recycled Copper Wire and Amethyst Crystal, the Tiny Copper Tree with it's outstretched limbs represents reaching for the stars while being rooted to the earth.  The Amethyst represents wisdom, strength, protection, beauty, bounty, and family.

Unique in the slight variation between pieces, these...

are another wonderful example of Michelle's creativity in their simplicity, yet elegant design and a great pair of earrings to purchase for a Christmas stocking stuffer.

Harness those Dreams with these lovely...
Blue Sodalite Small Dream Catchers
Suspended in a fragile web of hand weaved wire, rest many blue Sodalite stone beads. Dripping from the dream catcher ring, hangs three chained 'feathers' filled with more Sodalite beads.

Tree Of Life Art Orange Carnelian

This is another personal favorite of mine.  Suspended by a steel ring, this tree of life glows with Carnelian stones.  As of the publishing of this feature, there are only 2 available.  This beautiful piece would make a great gift.

Handmade with care, each Turquoise stone is carefully wrapped in Copper coil wrap.  Turquoise represents Wisdom and Truth.  Custom rings sizes are available.

For those who love simplicity, this lovely spiraled copper wire ring gives just that, but also lends to individuality like ourselves as each handmade ring is unique in it's own.

I hope you'll stop by Michelle's wonderful shop to see more of her creative works and that you'll find that special piece for yourself or someone you love.

A special Thanks to Michelle for allowing me the priviledge to feature her and her lovely and creative works of art.  Thanks Michelle!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pretty Knifty Knitting

Growing up I was surrounded by women who knitted.  Grandmother's to sisters, knitting was a way to provide accessories that offered warmth, comfort, and a little homemade style.  I personally never learned to knit, but have always admired those who do.  Perhaps is in my future cards as I approach retirement?  My next featured guest is a wonderful gal whom I've had the pleasure of meeting through my searches of all that is handcrafted in Etsy.  Here for your creative pleasure I introduce to you another gracious Artisanista.

Please meet...

Artisan and owner of the wonderful Etsy shop...

Named after Jamie's Grandmothers Clara and Ruth, Jamie brings to you her creative works in a variety of styles and a palette of colors.  Her styles include Thick and Chunk, Stylish Infinity, Team Spirit, and Long Ribbed just to name a few.

Following are a few examples of Jamie's creative works that I hope you'll enjoy viewing.

Here I bring to you a couple of my favorites from her Lightweight Collection which include this...

"It started when I tried to find a scarf to go with a walnut-dyed hat that my friend had made for me. Too long, too short, too thin, too wide, not the right color or texture. I'll make one, I thought. I've made scarves before. So - I did. I loved it."

Here from Jamie's Thick and Chunky Collection are a pair of my Fall Color favorite's.  This beautiful...

and this...

From her Stylish Infinity Collection I share with you these beautiful works...

and this absolutely lovely...

For those of you who love natural fiber, here from Jamie's Natural Fibers Collection are these two examples of her lovely creative works in this...

or this...

Last, but by no means least, from the Lightweight Infinity Collection, this...

and this beautiful

As always, you'll have to stop by Jamie's shop to see more of her marvelous hand created works.  I hope you'll stop by to learn more and to see her entire collection and perhaps find a wonderfully creative piece for you or a friend.

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