Friday, October 16, 2009

Eggcentricity Jewels For the Holidays

It's getting to be that time of year again when we start to think of what to get our loved ones and friends for Christmas. We want something unique and different that they will love and cherish for many years to come.

Here's a list of truly amazing handcrafters who can help make your Christmas a very special one this year. These women, and two men, make unique one of a kind items ranging from crocheting to whirlygigs. All of these crafters take great pride in their work and guarantee their work will last. You won't be sorry when you purchase from these wonderful people. Your only problem will be deciding on what gift to get.

Each crafter is listed with a link to their websites where they sell their items or to their blogs where you can learn more about their items and themselves.

I hope you will take the time to check out these amazing people and their crafts. You won't be sorry you did.

Eggcentricity Jewels

Ewanna is an American-Greek that has returned to her roots with her family and now live in Patras on the western coast of the Peloponnese island of Greece, the land where ancient myth and mystery and history are still alive. As for crafting, there is basically nothing that she can't make or do if it involves using your hands and a generous dose of creativity. But her passion is seeing a pile of gemstones and wire and silver findings become beautiful pieces of wearable art. Using only genuine gemstones in both bead and free set form, she also uses a ton of genuine natural and dyed pearls. SHE LOVE PEARLS in any form and color! Mostly using sterling silver wire for her work but due to the popularity of copper and brass this year, she is now using a bit of those also. She sometimes will wrap and use glass work from some of the finest lampwork glass makers around in her jewelry. In trying to keep things looking natural, she uses odd cuts and imperfect stones.

Large Velvet Black
Obsisian Teardrop BIWA Freshwater Pearls

Natural Multi-Colored Turquoise Bali Silver Bracelet

Bali Silver Stamping, Swarovski Pearls
You have to read the story that goes along with
these earrings.

She sells her items on three main sites: eBay, Bonanzle, and Artfire. She also has a few items on Etsy, and will be listing on Dawanda, shortly. She will be opening her own web site by summer.

From All of Us At The Handcrafter's Cottage


Navy Signal Flags said...

What beautiful work. I love the freshwater pearl necklace and the detail in the earrings.


The Rag Rug Closet said...

She does such beautiful work. The pearls are really nice. I hope she has much success with her jewelry.

substitutionqueen said...

Ewana is very talented as you can see, and isn't afraid to do designs out of the ordinary. She and I share a love of pearls and how they can add so much to a creation. Best of luck!

Diana's said...

Nice work !

We love making jewelry too - I love one-of-a-kind things :)

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