Thursday, March 20, 2008

TQB Designs

I am in awe of these awesome hand beaded balls of loveliness by TQB Designs. I discovered her work a couple of weeks ago, and lame brain me forgot to add the shop to my favorites. So, when I went to blog about it, I had a hard time finding it. I didn't give up, obviously, and am so glad to have found this shop again. This time safely saved away in my favorites list.

Again, I'll let the work speak for itself:

She hand weaves each bead by hand to form these perfect little spheres. She also hand makes all of the metal components that make up her jewelry. I just love the color of the "Disco Inferno" ball above. It's one of her limited editions, so act quick if you're interested. Check out TQB Design's Etsy shop, or visit her blog. Either way, you won't be sorry.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Star of the East

After such a long hiatus, I've got a great Etsy find to share today. StaroftheEast creates the most beautiful jewelry from objects from the sea. The one that caught my eye the most is this gorgeous sea urchin white ring.

Here is what the creator says about how she makes them:

"Living in Turkey has some big advantages, like the beautiful abandoned beaches with just you, the sea and the blue sky. During our long beach walks, we often find all kind of treasures as sea urchins and shells.
This ring is one of the treasures born of our findings. We clean the sea urchins, fill them with polyurethane foam and cover them with epoxy to make them strong and shiny. We used silver colored thread to adorn the sea urchin and a glass rhinestone in the centre to finish the piece."

I just love everything in this shop. Very original and very pretty.
Dedicated to showcasing the infinite goodness that can be found on Etsy.