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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Celebrate the Heat Wave ... with
Amazing Handmade Sun Jewelry!

The East Coast of the United States is enduring a heat wave. Yesterday in NYC it was 103ºF. Today isn't much cooler, and it started me thinking ... what a great theme for my next blog post!

So ... Today I'm featuring four sun drenched examples of handmade jewelry! These four artisans are doing something artists have done since the beginning ... the Sun is depicted in ancient art all the way back to cave drawings.

These beautiful handcrafted jewelry designs all deserve the spotlight; each one of these fantastic pieces was created by a person who took the time to design and make them with their hands.

I think you'll love every one of these scorching hot designs; each is very different; they're all winners!

My first choice was made by the talented artisan and owner of stoutdg2, an Etsy shop that specializes in top quality bead jewelry made with unusual glass lampwork beads and components. Her brightly colored jewelry is a favorite of mine; I have found so many things I love in her shop!

This Here Comes the Sun Bracelet features a blazing yellow glass lampwork sun focal and multicolored Christmas trade beads from Ghana.

The sun focal is 1.5"x 1.5"; the bracelet is 7.75" long, with a 7/8" gold filled extender. What a great summer bracelet! This bracelet will be a favorite ... and it could be yours ... for $28.00!

This beautiful Apricot Sapphire Sun Dial Necklace in Argentium Sterling Silver was made by Madelynn, the jewelry designer and maker behind the scenes at OneGarnetGirl. Her shop features all original designs, and many of her lovely pieces are set with extraordinary gemstones of the highest quality.

This pendant is a classic looking design the artisan carved in wax; it was cast in solid Argentium sterling silver, which is a tarnish resistant silver alloy. The fabulous beaded surface consists of concentric circles, and inside the smallest - at the center - is a bezel set 3.5mm round apricot sapphire. The pendant is ready to wear on a sterling rolo chain; $148.00 ...

This very sunny pair of handmade dangle earrings was made by Barbara of CapitalCityCrafts. This jewelry artisan has a fantastic shop that's just full of handmade goodies!

This beautiful pair of earrings features linked gemstones suspended from 1/2" diameter beaded design sterling silver stud ear wires. The beautiful, rich colors in these earrings will be a great compliment to your summer wardrobe ...

The Sun and sky amber and turquoise earrings are a nice length; they dangle almost 2" from the top of the domed post.
Give these earrings a new home for just $35.00!

This pretty pendant is a mixed metal copper and silver design! I love the contrast between these two metals; and this pendant is just so well done. The You are my Sunshine Personalized Pendant is made to order by Ana, the amazing jewelry artist and owner of ThePrettyPeacock on Etsy. This artisan's shop specializes in hand stamped, personalized keepsake jewelry you'll love to wear!

This three layered pendant consists of a large copper disc at the rear, hand personalized with the names of your children or loved one. The silver disc is stamped with the signature lyric from the song; this is topped by a copper sun charm!

All three hang from a patterned copper bail; the necklace is finished with your choice of a black silk cord with a silver clasp or a sterling chain. Made just for you - only $72.00.

So there they are ... four hot choices for you on a 97ºF day! I hope you enjoyed these handmade jewelry pieces ... I'll be back with more tomorrow!

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 handmade silver jewelry and custom made silver chains. This article may be reproduced provided all content and links in the article including this author's statement remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards

14 comments:

BeadznBling said...

Not only sizzling hot in NY J24/7 but these jewelry artist are steamy as well!

Cher said...

Super HOT picks, Bob... great features!

Beadsme said...

Great selections Bob

Blue Scarab Jewelry said...

Very HOT designs from some very talented artists! Awesome picks Bob!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks so much Bob for featuring my earrings with these other talented designers!

The Beading Gem said...

Sizzling hot, for sure! Great designs. It's hot here in Canada too.

Erika Price said...

Wow! Sizzing hot stuff!

AdroitJewelers said...

Great picks!

SendingLoveGallery said...

love these!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Bob, thank you so much for featuring my bracelet. Great selections as usual.

3 squares said...

fabulous feature!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Hot! Love your jewelry picks!

Made By Tammy said...

Fantastic Jewelry!

Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

very HOT picks :)