Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Handmade Jewelry at Designs By Cher

Cher is a metalsmith at heart. Her shop is full of gorgeous hand wrought, beautifully hammered silver and copper jewelry. As you'll see in this post, she is great at making many kinds of jewelry ... Cher's a really well rounded and very talented jewelry designer!

Most of the clasps, ear wires and other components in this jewelry are handmade by this jewelry artisan. Metal jewelry is something you'll see throughout this shop; Cher tends to put her beads on wire and use chain instead of stringing with bead cord. There is a wide range in prices here; and with the great mix of cool jewelry in her shop, there is definitely something for everyone!

The shop is arranged in categories, making it easy to find exactly what you want. Browse through the bracelets and anklets, shop for earrings and ear cuffs, or look through Cher's selection of necklaces and pendants. You'll also find rings and Cher's handmade findings.

This blue larimar, blue chalcedony and sterling silver bracelet will fit a petite size wrist! These beautiful blue beads are larimar and blue chalcedony; Cher made gemstone wire wrapped links with sterling silver wire and smooth silver bead caps, then linked them together to make this pretty bracelet.

The beads are 10mm rounds; because they're so large, they reduce the inside diameter of the bracelet, making it just right for a person with a small size - 5 1/2" - 6" - wrist.

Petite bracelets are hard to find ... this could be yours for $36.50!

You'll find a lot of copper jewelry displayed in this shop. Copper is a rich, deep red metal that has been used to make jewelry and other objects for thousands of years. Copper has a great warm look that lends itself to organic, rustic, handwrought jewelry very nicely.

This pretty copper heart necklace has a gorgeous hammered texture. The pendant has a wire wrapped freshwater pearl hanging inside the heart ... and the pendant will arrive on the copper round wire curb chain it is shown with. Finished with a copper lobster clasp, you could have this necklace for just $18.00!

Here's a really interesting bracelet ... Cher's Bodacious Bangle... Hand Forged Sterling Silver, Lampwork Glass and Coral Bracelet is beautiful ... and her recipe is a simple one! Use great quality lampwork glass bumpy beads ... mix with sterling silver, black glass donuts, red coral slices and Greek ceramic discs ... and you get one bodacious bangle! Cher made the clasp and the silver coils with sterling wire; actually, the entire bracelet was strung on silver wire. This pretty bracelet will fit a 6.5" wrist perfectly!

Want this one of a kind beauty? Take it home - for only $48.00!

This last example is made with copper, and they certainly are beautiful! These glittering chandelier style copper and crystal earrings will brighten and accent a beautiful blue dress, or a nice sweater with a favorite pair of jeans. The large crystals and the three drops provide plenty of sparkle!

Cher's Crystal and Copper... Sparkling Chandelier Earrings are just the right length for this type of design. They're 2 1/2" top to bottom ... including the hand forged copper earwires. These fashionable, feminine, eyeball attracting dangles are only $32.00!

Cher is active on Facebook here:

You can also follow her on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/lebaronesscher !

Here's a look at what's on display in Cher's shop:

Robert Edwards is a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team - JET. He is a jewelry designer and metalsmith in New York City with over 30 years experience in the jewelry trade, specializing in silver jewelry and silver chains. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards


Linda said...

This is a beautiful collection!

SendingLoveGallery said...

beautiful creations by Cher, great feature,Bob!

Cher said...

Wow Bob! I'm blushing and so flattered at your wonderful blog feature of my designs, thank you so much!

AdroitJewelers said...

Cher makes beautiful jewelry, and I really like her handmade findings!

Made By Tammy said...

Fantastic Jewelry and findings!

3 squares said...

love, love, love cher's work! great feature :)

A Beaded Affair said...

Wonderful article and beautiful jewelry. I just love copper!

SilverSmack said...

Cher is amazing! Her jewelry is fantastic and she also makes her own findings. . .Incredible!

Mandy Smith said...

Great article thanks. I really enjoy your blog

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jemsbyjb said...

Cher makes the neatest things. I own some of her jewelry as well as the findings she makes. A great artisan.