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|Fancy Freshwater Pearl Necklace by Love JewelryByJ|
I even remember making jewelry out of found items and paper.
|Lisa earrings pearl and amethyst by LoveJewelryByJ|
I asked her to help me make a knotted pearl necklace and I was hooked from there.
I saw a fake pearl necklace at a store (for $50) and thought to myself that I could make that myself out of real pearls! The same friend took me to the jewelry district and helped me pick up some supplies (it was very overwhelming as they are not big on customer service), but I taught myself how to do loops, hooks with the wire, etc. I have to admit, the library has been a big help, too. I've borrowed a lot of books to improve my technique and give me ideas. I would really like to take a formal jewelry class and eventually learn about stamping metal or soldering or even pouring and making my own molds. I'm not completely sure that's for me and would probably be a full time commitment.
|Jeanette necklace knot and pearls in gold filled|
I like the stone to shine through. I also lean towards monochromatic designs. I guess I like things that are contrasting - like a delicate chain and a chaotic knot pendant or delicate and ultra feminine pearls with skull beads (I have made these, but I love skulls so much that I can't bear to part with them). It makes for an interesting dynamic of the piece - I guess classic with a bit of edge. I work exclusively with semi-precious stones, sterling silver, 14k gold filled and argentium sterling silver.
|Chic chaotic knot in sterling silver|
In my free time I like to read, watch TV, work out and make jewelry, of course! This is a hobby for me - I have a job that unfortunately gets in the way.
I asked Janelle to indicate me her favorite artists from Etsy, here is what she answered and why she like them...
|Silver cell ring by Nervoussystem|
MOLECULAR MUSE This shop makes jewelry out of the chemical structures of stuff like chocolate and oxytocin and alcohol. I was a bio chem major in college plus the jewelry is so genius with clean simple lines. I admire this stuff a lot. Maybe one day I will be able to afford something =)
Hope you enjoyed reading about this talented artist. Fell free lo leave her some comments and give her support. She recently opened her shop on etsy so she needs also new fans for her facebook page and her blog. I am sure that she will support your pages too.
You can find more pictures of her jewelry and more details following this link to her shop
On line shop: www.lovejewelrybyj.etsy.com
|Polymer clay stud earrings by JPwithlove|