Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Vanessa Williams, owner of VanWoman, describes herself as an artist, jeweler, and teacher working from home.  She designs and manufactures her creations using traditional silver and goldsmithing techniques. He pieces are unique and filled with energy.

I've really been attracted to trees lately, and I love this Small Bonsai Tree Wall Sculpture.
It is made from multiple layers of copper, cut and soldered to Vanessa's specifications.  It would be perfect for that hard to decorate space in your home.

Vanessa calls this necklace "Ancient Divinity."  It was created from hand forged sterling silver with an Ammonite set inside.

This Kenji Pendant was created from sterling silver and a chrysocolla stone. The design was inspired by Asian calligraphic forms called "Kenji".

Visiting VanWoman's shop is an interesting and educational experience.  Vanessa shares the inspiration for her pieces as well as the painstaking care she takes in creating her one of a kind jewelry and art.

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Jewelry on ArtFire

Some of my friends know that I have recently moved my jewelry from Etsy to JillsTreasureChest at ArtFire.  This was done to keep each of my shops more organized and cohesive.

Creating earrings was one of my earlier crafts.  Since I love wearing earrings, creating them for others was a natural progression for me.  I have made necklaces and bracelets over the years also.  I like making jewelry that can be worn at the office as well as after hours.

These Silver Chandelier Earrings are one of my newer pair.  Created from silver plated double loops and fire polished crystals, these earring are one of my favorite pair.  In fact, I liked them so much that I made a pair for myself also!  They look wonderful on, and dangle approximately 2 7/8 inches.  I wear them with my long hair.  My mannequin has short hair, so you can see how they look,.

These lovely hoop earrings were created from gold toned findings, amethyst colored faceted fire polished crystals, and amethyst hearts.  They are 2 3/4 inches long from the top of the gold toned french hook to the bottom of the amethyst heart.

My newest pair of earrings is this pair with capiz shells, shell crescent moons, and crystals dangling from a silver plated chain.  These Capiz Shell Dangle Earrings are 3 3/4 inches long, but lightweight and fun to wear.

Stop by JillsTreasureChest on ArtFire to see my other jewelry.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Maureen Carrigan paints wonderful "Foodie" paintings that are so realistic I want to reach out and grab one of the peppers.
Handful of Peppers

This abstract martini painting is amazing.

Mr. Crow is a 6 x 6 inch original painting.  He looks like he has a secret to me!

Stop by MaureenCarrigan's shop to see her fine oil paints and prints!

Monday, October 1, 2012

The JeweledCrown

Paula Dee is the owner of TheJeweledCrown on Etsy.  She creates elegant and functional head pieces, sashes, and bouquets.

Since we know I love purple, I'll start with the purple feathered fascinator.
I can just imagine how gorgeous this piece would be with a formal hair style.  It is so elegant, but also fun.  Paula also donates a portion of her profits to for research.

This bridal party hair accessory features turquoise rosettes on a headband.

This piece is done in a shabby chic style.

This exquisite bridal sash will make any wedding dress even more gorgeous.  It features Swarovski crystals on a light ivory ribbon.

Paula even has her prices reduced for a limited time in honor of her anniversary!!.
Stop by TheJeweledCrown for your bridal needs.

The Navigatrix

Sally-Ann Livingston is the owner of the Etsy shop The Navigatrix.  She features upcycled steampunk fashion, jewelry and accessories with a Victorian influence.

This butterfly pendant is just one of my favorite items in this shop.  I love the idea of transformation that accompanies the image of the butterfly.

I thought this key ring was interesting and unique!
The Navigatrix has named this keyring "Scientifica 3".

And since I love purple and lavender, I'll show these earrings too.
These are titled "Steel Rose Amethyst-Purple."

Stop by TheNavigatrix to find one of a kind steam punk fashion!