Dazzle

Dazzle: Pinderella

February 17, 2012

Something in Pinderella’s metallicky, jewel-toned pins and earrings just sets our pulses racing. Maybe it’s the solid little blasts of color, or the luster that comes from Pinderella designer Susan Gaboriault’s process. Or maybe it’s her improv patchwork vibe. However the magic happens, we’re happy to buy into the official Pinderella motto: “Who needs glass [...]

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Dazzle: Miss Molly’s Designs

January 25, 2012

Talk about “aha moments.” There we were, cruising around the Internet, when we stumbled on Arizona mixed media artist Molly Alexander’s etsy site. We were immediately drawn to the rich colors and uber-modern lines of her Grandmother’s Quilt necklace, which showcases her stained glass micro mosaic work set in a handcrafted copper bezel. The pendant [...]

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Dazzle: Dye Candy Fabrics by Shady Grove Studios

November 29, 2011

We are such suckers for clear, pure color. And we do love a fine piece o’ bling. So finding these tasty brooches, earrings and pendants made by Chris Daly of Dye Candy Fabrics was like finding the last super-mega-doorbuster special at a fave store on Black Friday. Gotta. Have. It. Chris’ main stock in trade is [...]

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Dazzle: Quilts, jewelry and a great cause!

October 25, 2011

Okay people break out your checkbooks and your WiFi, because you’re gonna be surfing to this site for today’s Dazzle! Kate Clayton of Cameron, Missouri, has an Etsy shop called The Adopt Shoppe where the proceeds from all of her handmade jewelry items are used to pay for the upcoming adoption of their new baby [...]

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Dazzle: Beadazzled by Sharon

September 28, 2011

Etsy seller Sharon Enslin of Beadazzled by Sharon, Bucks County, Penn., makes these pretty little charms we see just about everywhere these days. But hers are just a wee bit more special because they’re…ta dah!… reversible!  With both sides of the charm designed for displaying bling attitude, it’s like getting double the baubles. (And believe [...]

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Dazzle: Sassafras Creations

August 30, 2011

For all of our knit/purl peeps out there, you’ve gotta check out this etsy shop for our Dazzle feature. Nancy Smythe Thompson of Georgia takes used, metal knitting needles and cuts them into bead-like pieces. Then, she fashions them into some awesome looking jewelry. Remember those hip colored-metallic drinking cups your moms and grandmoms had [...]

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Dazzle: Wooly Bits of Bling

August 4, 2011

You hear “bling,” and you think sparkle, but the soft textures of wool fiber can be just as striking in jewelry as any gem or precious metal. And Scottish artist Aileen Clarke has the work to prove that theory. From her home in rural Fife, a peninsula in eastern Scotland, this former florist-turned-fiber artist creates colorful [...]

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