Thursday, December 22, 2011

An Irish Quote I Love

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More New Jewelry From Hratch Babikian

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Hratch continues his sea urchin theme in many directions.  Every new style leaves a little more breathless.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1961, Hratch is influenced by his Mediterranean family life, which filled his senses with beauty and nurtured his soul. Growing up around a family of Artists, Goldsmiths, Painters and Craftsmen gave Hratch many outlets to explore his creativity. "I paint and write in calligraphic abstractions of the human form. In turn the drawings and writings transform into jewelry or sculpture, depending on the idea and subject.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Win A $100 Gift Certificate

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Lori Gottlieb has some new work that I am really impressed with.  She is expanding on her Curly Bark line and the textures bring to life a woodland feel.  She uses 22k bimetal in her designs and it gives her work a rich look at a fraction of the cost of gold.  I have posted some photos below.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Art Jewelry Online

Hratch Babikian has surely outdone himself with his new Sea Urchin Necklace.  Made from sterling silver and garnet gemstones this piece is perfection.  Priced at $6600 this may well be out of the price range of some folks but if you can afford it, it is definitely a great addition to your collection.

Art Jewelry Online

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Congratulations to "rritacco". The winner of a $50 gift certificate Join our mailing list at and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. Winner announced on December 5, 2011.

Fun affordable new mesh jewelry from Shana Kroiz.

Join the mailing list and enter to win a $100 #gift certificate.  Winner announced Dec.5, 2011.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jewelry from Recycled Street Signs by Boris Bally

Who would have thought the Department of Public Works would be the source of such striking and cutting edge jewelry and furniture art. Meet Boris Bally. His award-winning work is both witty and innovative employing the use of jeweler’s skills on non-precious materials. His current body of work transforms recycled street signs, weapon parts, and a wide variety of found materials into objects for reflection. These pieces celebrate raw American street-aesthetic in the form of objects,
often useful, for the home and the body.

Boris' work is a disciplined body of objects which vary from eccentric through formal to humorous; provoking thought and reflecting some of the distortions of our ordered world. His practice is a near transparent amalgam of the skills of an able industrial designer, a gifted craftsperson, a savvy business man, a discriminating sculptor, and a clever cultural critic. Bally is a working artist - someone who has integrated their studio practice, their means of monetary support, and his family into a seamless (sleepless?) lifestyle that is punctuated by the dissected remains of street signs. 

You may purchase his jewelry at and his furniture at Artful Home.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lonna Keller Jewelry

I have long been a fan of Lonna Keller Jewelry.  Lonna is known for her museum quality pieces as well as her affordable production line.  Lonna struggles with the same problems that most of the women in this industry struggle with.  How to take care of a family and maintain your artistic integrity.  I for one believe she has her priorities well in hand.  By lengthening her turn around time, limiting the number of galleries that show her work and streamlining her product line she feels she is now in a better place to manage all of her responsibilities.

Keller received an M.F.A. in metalsmithing 
in 1998 from the University of Iowa, a B.F.A.
in Metalsmithing and a B.S. in 
Sociology/Anthropology in 1994 from 
Nebraska Wesleyan University.

"Silver Massage"
sterling silver, black onyx
36"x 16"
Permanent Collection of the Musuem of Arts and Design, NY


one-of-a-kind wearable art necklace
sterling silver, rubber
17" x 8"

"Single Pearl Cuff"
sterling silver, freshwater pearl

"Delicate Pearls" earrings
sterling silver, freshwater pearls 
1 1/2" x 1/4 "

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amy Faust Jewelry

Amy Faust Jewelry

If there is a way to recycle a material Amy Faust seems to have found a way to do so with beauty and grace. In the Upsa Daisy Earrings she uses vintage pottery that is hand lapped into round abstract designs which are set into fabricated matte recycled sterling and fine silver bezels which dangle from three chain links. The of each piece is solid silver with sterling silver post backs. Shown in Upsa Daisy ceramic. 0.63 W x 1.13 L x 0.25 Diameter inch(es)