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.

                                                   on Etsy

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Simplicitas Formosus

In the month of October, I'd like you to join me in a trip around the world.  We'll visit some Etsy Artisanistas whose creations have captured my eye.  Here, we'll expedite our globe-trotting tour via the Etsy expressway and I'll share with you some of my favorite picks.

Let's begin with a visit to the "Emerald Island" and make a stop in Cork, Ireland

  and introduce you to...

Melissa Larmer

of the Etsy shop

Artisan and creator of "Simple and Beautiful Everyday Jewellry."

The thing I found most appealing about this Artisanistas creative works is exactly that, simple and beautiful.

Below are a few examples of my favorite picks starting with this lovely pair of

Each measure 1cm x 1cm, set with marble stone.  A great gift for that special someone.

Another favorite are these wonderful

Created with 18K Gold Plating and measure 14mm long x 5mm wide.  Adorably perfect and make a great addition to your gold earring collection.

If necklaces are more to your liking, here's one that in my limited knowledge and opinion, combines the elements of nature, precious metal, and the element of preservation.

Sterling Silver and Dried Flower Necklace

Pink and Violet dried flowers permanently encased to transcend time.  A uniquely beautiful and brilliantly created piece for your collection or to give as a gift.

Geometry is brought into the equation with this marvelous pair of dainty and delicate

Small Circular Geometric Stud Earrings

These lovely earrings measure 1cm in diameter, are gold plated, and come gift wrapped ready for presentation.

"Statement" jewelry doesn't necessarily have to be ornate, adorned, or gargantuan.  It's just as appealing when it's crafted with love and simplicity.  It's...

Like Starlight Into Day

"Simple and Beautiful"