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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jewelry Artisan Showcase



Today marks the beginning of a new series here! Beginning today - and every weekday - I'll post a review of a jewelry artisan from the Etsy JET Team! I've been a member of the Jets for a couple of years, and they're a really talented group who work hard creating beautiful jewelry!

We've got every kind of jewelry artisan you can imagine on our team, and so I'm going to feature a few pieces every day from one of my fellow Jets here. I hope you enjoy the show!


Designs By Victoria (DBVictoria)



Wire Wrapped Jewelry, Embellished Parasols and More!
My first guest artist is Vic from Designs by Victoria! Her shop is focused on vintage style jewelry, steampunk jewelry and accessories - vintage clothing and her amazing hand embellished parasols. I love the jewelry she makes; Victoria has a great sense of color, balance and style!

This first pair of earrings - on the right - are a great look at one of Vic's design styles. There are several genres in her jewelry shop, which keeps things quite interesting!

Her Brass Butterfly Dangle Earrings with Amber Glass Dangles are feminine and very pretty! They feature sparkling amber colored glass beads capped with a brass floral component. The butterflies are a gorgeous filigree style design; and the granulated antique style brass ear wires are a really nice touch. These earrings have a beautiful patina and are fabulous! But them today for just $22.75 ...


Victoria loves steampunk style and design, and looking at her handcrafted steampunk jewelry I have a real appreciation for it too! It just fascinating how these orphaned watch parts and components - as well as other vintage machine parts - are becoming amazing artisan jewelry pieces.

This particular piece was made with the mainspring gear of a vintage watch; the Steampunk Amethyst Heart of the Watch Necklace is a truly different necklace you'll never see anywhere but DBVictoria's shop! If you love vintage style and one of a kind jewelry, this could be what you're looking for! Shipped right to your door ... for $50.00!


Of course Victoria makes Neo-Victorian jewelry! Would you expect otherwise? The Peridot and Amethyst Neo Victorian Keyhole Choker consists of wire wrapped links - 126 peridot links and 6 round amethyst dangles - plus four large faceted amethyst dangles.

The deep purple amethyst stones look great with the bright green peridot! This gemstone necklace will attract lots of attention every time you wear it, and you will certainly get compliments!

This neo-Victorian choker necklace could be yours ... for $175.00!


Now ... these are just beautiful! Sultry, sexy, golden amber glass drops cascade from gracefully curved, gleaming silver plated earwires ...

These earrings are meant to wear out on a date, a night on the town, anywhere they'll be seen! Look your best in these sparkling, lucious golden grape dangles ... you know your ears WANT these ... !

These earrings are about 2 1/2" long ... made with amber color glass beads (surprise!) wire wrapped in sterling silver and attached to sterling silver chain. The earwires are silver plated. These beautiful earrings were featured on the front page of Etsy! Buy them for only $35.00!


Victoria has a very full shop ... currently over 300 items to choose from! She offers earrings, necklaces and necklace sets, bracelets and crystals, a huge selection of Y necklaces and a lot more. Be sure to check out her neo Victorian chokers, and The Steampunk Collection!

You'll also find hats, accessories, and other costume items and her cleaning out the jewelry box with some great sales section! So stop by and check this cool artisan out today. You'll fall in love with this shop! Here's a look at what's new at DBVictoria ...






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

17 comments:

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Victoria's designs are so elegant, very equisite.

Great write-up, Bob!

SendingLoveGallery said...

beautiful work by Victoria, and wonderful feature, Bob!

Dawanna said...

Those russian opal earrings are calling my name......
Great feature article, Bob~

Michele said...

Lovely writeup on Victoria, love the peridot and amethyst choker featured!!!!

BeadznBling said...

What a great blog post. We love Vic's style and great personality of her items! Fantastic shop - take a look!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks Bob!

Silver Canyons said...

fabulous feature! So many things I just have to really sit and stare at for a while because..well, I love 'em!

Metalicious said...

Beautiful work from a wonderful artist!

AdroitJewelers said...

Victoria has a great style! Very nice feature!

Olivia Jean said...

Victoria's stuff is gorgeous - she's one of my favorite artists!

As always, awesome write up Bob! You're the best!

AbacusBeadCreations said...

What gorgeous jewelry! And a wonderful write-up!

Jennifer said...

Those Amber Glass Drops Earrings are delicious!!!

SilverSmack said...

Beautiful work!

Made By Tammy said...

Love Victoria's Vintage Style!

LittleBrownBird (Mary) said...

I love Victoria's jewelry! Such a unique sense of style in all her pieces.

Designs by Victoria said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful feature - just what I need in the middle of a low week to brighten my spirits.

jemsbyjb said...

So elegant and artfully designed!!