Posts

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Artisan Jewelry Lovers

We’re always on the hunt for gifts that are extra special, not because they’re the most expensive, but because the people we are gifting will really love what they receive. As the holiday and gifting season draws near, we’re finding that people are really interested in getting gifts that celebrate the likes, style, and personalities of their friends and family. Today we share gift ideas for those who love supporting small business, jewelry lovers, and artisan supporters with connections to a few celebrities. If any of these sound like someone in your life, keep reading on to find out about the giftable products from the Artisan Group. Let’s get ready for some wonderful gift ideas for Artisan jewelry lovers.

NECKLACES

The_Artisan_Group_2015_Holiday_Gifts_Necklaces_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

  1. Sassy Belle Wares Funky Fashion – Dress Form Necklace: fans of Vampire Diaries, Law & Order: SVU and Parenthood may recognize some of this designer’s jewelry unique jewelry pieces on their favorite characters. This particular necklace boasts a statement wood pendant and Czech glass beads in black, gold, and silver. Retail price: $40.00
  2. Hope Anchored Designs Gold Bar & Ruby Necklace: this minimalist style, hammered gold bar necklace features two gorgeous rubies and is one of many pieces inspired by the designer’s love of travel, culture, and gemstones. With many bracelets gracing the wrists of several celebrities, you can’t go wrong with this designer. Retail: $84.99
  3. A Bead in time Jewelry Wire Spiral Beaded Necklace: you’ll love this unique handcrafted necklace made from metal, wire, and beads. Everything is handmade by designer Dale Ellison, who geometrically cuts and hammers sheet metal before she begins beading. Retail: Contact shop owner
  4. Bare and Me Necklace: if the “ampersand” symbol has a special place in your heart, you’ll love the jewelry from Bare and me. We love the simplicity of this dainty, hardwired necklace, which is available in 20 gage beaded wire in 14K GF or Sterling Silver. Retail: Contact shop owner
  5. Susi d. Jewelry Horseshoe Layering Necklace – who doesn’t need a bit of luck in their lives….we certainly could use some. This simple, yet stylish, hammered horseshoe necklace boasts an understated elegance that compliments everything. It is available in sterling silver, 14k gold filled, rose gold filled. Retail $36.00

EARRINGS

The_Artisan_Group_2015_Holiday_Gifts_Earrings_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

  1. Hippie Chick Jewelry Flight of the Dragonfly Earrings: when we think of dragonflies, we think of the elegance and grace with which they flitter about, a characteristic that is perfectly captured in these gorgeous earrings. Featuring natural brass, painted lampwork beads, and Swarovski crystals, these stunners will capture the heart as well as the eye. Retail $34.00.
  2. Helen’s Adornments Sterling Silver Earrings with Tear Drop Links: lampwork glass beads, Sterling Silver tear drop links, and Sterling Silver Ear Wires combine to create these beautifully delicate earrings, a modern classic to soften any hard edge look. Retail $39.50.

BRACELETS

The_Artisan_Group_2015_Holiday_Gifts_Bracelets_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

  1. Horse Feathers Follow Your Arrow Silk Wrap Bracelet: when you need a bit of empowering, look no further than your wrist at this hand sculpted from reclaimed fine silver and hand dyed silk wrap bracelet for some positivity. Available in a variety of silk wrap colors, this makes a great gift for any stylish bohemian. Retail $51.00
  2. Hole in Her Stocking Black Champagne Boho Wrap Bracelet: a lovely wraparound bracelet made of black glass beads and champagne metallic seed beads strung on silver toned memory wire. Retail $20.00

PINS AND HAIR ACCESSORIES

The_Artisan_Group_2015_Holiday_Gifts_Pins_and_Hair_Clips_www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com

  1. The Glossatteer Vintage 35mm Slide Pin: Not every piece of  jewelry has to be made from traditional materials. The Glossatteer’s transparencies collection of very cool jewelry, like the above pin, is made from 35mm slides, vintage negatives, and model train figures. A wonderfully unique gift for someone on your list. Retail $30.00
  2. Raven Boutique Pink Flower Hair Clip:  that super stylish person on your list will love this eye-catching hair clip. Boasting soft, satiny chiffon flower petals, sparkling stones, and curly Ostrich feathers, this stunning headpiece will make any  outfit perfect in every way.  Retail $20.00

Any fan of unique and special accessories or artisan jewelry lovers will adore these pieces we’ve highlighted, you may even find yourself falling in love with a few for yourself. We advise you to check them all out, you won’t be disappointed. Happy holiday shopping!!

 

Happiness is Handmade: Accessories from The Artisan Group

We were going to highlight the handcrafted accessories items in this post for Valentine’s Day but then we realized, these beauties could and should be worn every day, so we decided to highlight them as such because you shouldn’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to give or receive a beautiful gift. We once again bring you the unique pieces from the artisans of The Artisan Group, stunning jewelry, and one or two bath products that work very well as gift all year ’round.
The-Artisan-Group-Handcrafted-Gifts-www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com
  1. Kim Jakum Designs – a sweet necklace with single five-petaled, fine silver flower, accented with a gorgeous 3mm, blue spinel gemstone that sits on a stamped silver bar. Two words come to mind when looking at this piece – sweet, and charming.
  2. Of Nature Designs – this stunning necklace features vintage and recycled materials. We love the pop of turquoise color against the copper, and the addition of the crystal as a pendant.
  3. 2 Little P’s – love the texture of this uber-romantic Tree Bark Heart Necklace made from precious metal clay and pure fine silver on an oxidized sterling silver ball chain. Since these darling pieces are made by hand, one at a time, no two will feature the same design.
  4. Simpli Stamped – not only is this pretty Blood:Water Mission charity Necklace charming in its simplicity, it also benefits a great cause. 50% of the purchase price will be donated to Blood: Water Mission and help change lives
  5. Seth Papac Jewelry – sometimes an androgynous piece sets the right tone for a look. We love this Torn Inside Circle Pendant for this unisex appeal, rugged aesthetic, and modern artistic feel.
  6. Vitrine – we love the elegance and femininity of this Druzy Drop Pendant Necklace and how it adds softness to the textured stone. The eye-catching druzy stone hangs from a lightly textured, 14K goldfilled stick, and delicate gold chain.

 

The-Artisan-Group-Handcrafted-Gifts2-www.mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com
  1. Creations Made by Lola – we were introduced to Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese form of braiding materials through pieces like this Queen Of Hearts Kumihimo Bracelet. The bracelet is made with Czech glass crystal beads in shades of red, black, and white, finished with a silver plated swirl clasp or an antique silver toggle clasp.
  2. Olivü 426 – people fall in love every day, so it doesn’t have to be Feb 14th to enjoy the benefits of the Falling in Love Gift Box. Make every date night special with this set which includes a massage oil (blended with rose petals), classic lip balm in Cupids Kiss (a blend of strawberries and champagne), and hand-poured goats milk soap.
  3. Dune Jewelry – have you ever been to a beach so beautiful that you wanted to take it with you everywhere you go? Provide your own sand or have Dune do it for you and create a stunning piece like this lovely Silver Plated Sandollar Bracelet, which is set on a spring hinged cuff bracelet, filled with your choice of sand & polished to a final domed finish.
  4. Bizzy Fizz – it may look like dessert, but this cute, heart-shaped, He Love Me fizzy bath treat will make you feel delicious. It is packed with shimmer, rose petals, milk powder, and topped with a real rose bud, just what you need to feel loved, and smell decadent.
  5. Carol Raeburn Jewelry – if you’re looking for handcrafted jewelry made with natural gemstones, you’ll love this designer. These dainty Golden Amber Earrings boasts natural rainbow moonstone, Baltic Amber, and gold-filled beads and findings.
  6. Karla Wheeler Designs – we love this All You Need is Love copper etched cuff because we can rock it as an everyday piece. To get its unusual look, it’s been darkened with liver of sulfur, sanded for contrast and treated with Renaissance Wax to protect the color. A great piece every day of the year.
We continue to be wowed by the talent and passion of the artisans from The Artisan Group. We appreciate the fact that because these pieces are handmade, we can be sure to own beautiful, unique pieces. So if you’re in the market for a gift for someone special, whether it be Valentine’s day, birthdays, etc, start with these designers.

Holiday Gift Guide: The Artisan Group Jewelry

The countdown to the holiday season has began and the time for finding great gift ideas for friends and family is almost upon us. We begin the gifting season with a collection of jewelry gift ideas from The Artisan Group, an exclusive group that gives artisan makers of talented jewelry and accessories the opportunity to showcase their stunning, hand-crafted products, most of which has found homes with some of your favorite celebrities. We were very excited to highlight a few of these wonderful hand-crafted products that any jewelry lover will love as gifts. Whether you’re looking for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, or all the above, these designers are sure to have what you’re looking for plus you’ll be supporting small, artisan-owned businesses, and that’s always a good thing.

BRACELETS

  1. Ryan Bracelet by 2 Sisters Handcrafted, $126.00 – Give a truly personalized gift with 2 Sisters Handcrafted. We love the modern details and cool factor of these pieces. Any item you want can be custom made, and a one of a kind jewelry creation to your vision. Go beyond just dates and initials, choose everything from the materials used, size and loving message to that special someone.
  2. Lokum Bracelet by SariBlue, $35.00 – Have someone who loves Bohemian jewelry? Then get to know the everyday jewelry pieces from SariBlue. The mystical, earthy collection is focused on the power and theory of The Evil Eye. We love the stackable Lokum Bracelet for its message and Turkish beads available in various colors.
  3. Budding Lilacs Bracelet by J. McConkey Photos and Wearble Art, $40.00 – Ever look at a beautiful photo and wish you could take its beauty with you? Now you can. Jude McConkey captures stunning beauty in her photographs and uses them to create dynamic jewelry with both etchings and photography plates.
  4. She Believed She Could Bracelet by Woobie Beans, $44.00 – Give the gift of inspiration with these metals and stamped jewelry and accessory pieces. Created by a wife and mom, Woobie Beans offers great gift ideas for women, men and your Christmas tree.

NECKLACES

  1. Crescent Moon Necklace by Maru Jewelry Designs, $18.00 – We’re sure it will be love at first when you feast your eyes on this collection of highly affordable, personalized and custom jewelry (can you believe this necklace is only $18.00?) that features gemstones, hand-stamped and tightwire details. It’s definitely a favorite of ours and we know. This particular necklace is available in various stones.
  2. With Brave Wings She Flies Necklace by Jessie Girl Jewelry, $46.00 – Classic style with significant thoughts. These hand-stamped, sterling silver charms can be customized to your own loving words. Your words can also be stamped on cuffs, rings, keychains and ornaments.
  3. Copper Necklace with Charm by Lisa Burek Jewelry, $45.00 – Vibrant colors and an earthy spirit are channeled through these pieces made of wirework, beads and gemstones. Whether you’re looking for pieces that are bursting with color or classic styles in not-so-classic materials, the hand-forged jewelry pieces from Lisa Burek Jewelry will charm you.
  4. Turbulent Waters Teardrop Necklace by Jennifer Casady, $45.00 – Another favorite of ours, get ready for stunning femininity and elegant, delicate pieces that are expertly handcrafted to gorgeous results. With the beautiful jewelry offerings from Jennifer Casady, you’ll swoon over her beautiful necklaces and coordinating earrings.

EARRINGS

  1. Harmony Mixed Metal Quartz Crystal Earrings by Great Rock Moon, $25.00 – Look no further than these beautiful modern designs with semi-precious gemstones such as quartz crystal, sterling silver, and 14-karat gold plate for an upscale look with an edge.
  2. Brown Dwarf Celestial Orb Earrings by Bead Lovers Korner, $28.00 – As the name states, if you love beaded jewelry, these stunning pieces are a must-see. Offering scores of jewelry option from from simple to elaborate, sophisticated to quirky (we love the beer, wine and cheese bucket, and Starbucks coffee cup beads), Bead Lovers Korner is a great place for limited edition pieces.
  3. Cobalt Blue Cat’s Eye Earrings by Uni Q Creations, $12.00 – Another handmade jewelry designer that is perfect for those who love small and dainty jewelry pieces. These delicate pieces boasts handmade sterling silver ear wires, woven hemp, and embroidery floss.
The above is just a handful of what you can expect from the artisan jewelry designers from The Artisan Group. We invite you to get to know their collections we’re sure you’ll leave their sites owning a few pieces for yourself.