Monday, December 01, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
The photo above is of Mermaid Cuff, a cuff bracelet that I wove entirely by hand in vintage and contemporary glass beads and couture pearls using a variety of stitches and the prettiest vintage glass button closure. It's available at my Etsy shop.
I've updated my Etsy shop with several new items. Please take a look. http://www.janetkemp88.etsy.com/ and do tell me what you think!
I've also added a holiday present for all my clients in the U.S. -- FREE SHIPPING UNTIL DEC. 12, WHEN MY SHOP CLOSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. I've added several stunning new pieces at affordable prices. Yep! And, there are more to come. With the economy on the down low the way it is this season and for Heaven knows how long, I've been working on a line of jewelry that incorporates less expensive components, which equals savings on gifts for you, while you still get a gift of fine crafted one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry wrapped for gift giving and delivered to your door sans shipping fees.
No malls, no gas, no crowds, no time waste, no run of the mill gifts.
Hey! You can't beat that!
I'm so looking forward to the holidays! I'm feeling confident, hopeful and happy about the New Year. I can feel the excitement in the air already or maybe it's just in my own head...either way, I am bubbling over about the season of giving, because for me it's always been about the emotion, the love and the family gatherings, the euphoric excitement on all the kids' faces...ok... the comfort food, too.
Anyway, I thought I'd take an early opportunity to thank my family and friends and all of you who tirelessly support me as an artisan jeweler. I've been generously guided in my vocation this year. I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season with oodles of love and many unprecedented miraculous blessings.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
The earrings in the top photo are made with chartreuse Curly cord and
Swarovksi crystals. They are very lightweight, have lots of movement and are a ton of fun!The set of photos below the earrings are two views of the first of two necklaces I was inspired to make from antique mother of pearl (MOP) buttons.
I dumped all my button tins/bins on the floor to sort out
the MOPs from all the rest and grouped them by size and design
so I could layer three buttons together as simple "rosette-like"
bunches by threading thin wire through the buttons' holes and
tugging gently on the groups to allow the rosettes to lie
The closeup button and full necklace views above are
of the very first one I attempted. I used
large, medium and small MOP buttons and alternated
and centered small powder blue antique MOP shank buttons with creamy peach Swarovski glass pearls on the tops of the second buttons. I hand-picked these buttons from antique venues across
France and Italy. This necklace is just 15" long -- choker length -- and
would look especially pretty with a colorful sundress in the
summer. I'm leaving necklace number 2 in the MOP button necklace
collection for a different post.
Look for it next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!
See the good in everything!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Take a peek! www.deliriumdesignsjewelry.com
I'd love to hear feedback from you, so please feel free to drop me a line. Gotta go bead! Have a good one!