Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wear Something PurrfectlyDevine

Victorian Crystals Bracelet - $25.00
Sworovski crystals, glass pearls, and daisy spacers, and large memory wire (2 1/4" diameter instead of 2" diameter)

Purrfectlydevine is owned by a woman in York, PA who is a Special Education teacher by day and works in a grocery store deli part-time, and is a beader by night. Her co-workers encouraged her to start selling her work when they saw some of the things she’d made, and her friends and family have been supportive of her interest.

She also crochets, and is considering adding some of those items to her online store along with her jewelry, and there are currently a few other craft items available.

Victorian Inspired Necklace and Bracelet - $45.00
A set made with Rose-colored Swarovski crystal in 2 sizes, small green pearls, and larger mauve pearls. All metal is sterling silver. The necklace measures 18 1/4" (46.4 cm) long, and the drop is 1 1/4" (3.1 cm) long. The bracelet is 7 5/8" (19.4cm) long. Both pieces close with a spring ring

The next piece is clever! The design is very simple but clearly looks like 3-leaf clovers the way the glass beads are arranged on the chain.

Irish Necklace - $60.00
A Gold-plated chain with faceted emerald green Czech crystal glass beads

**************************************Be sure not to miss her weekly sale, FABULOUS FRIDAY FRENZY — Every Friday from 12:01am to 11:59pm Etsy time (Eastern US Standard time), take 15% off the selling price of any item in her shop that is not already reduced (such as EBTW items). Shipping will not be discounted 15%. Put FFF in notes to seller.

To see what else she has check out her Etsy online store;

If you’d like to keep up with this seller’s current activities, be sure to read her blog;

Designs That Dazzle You Like A Live Wire!

Green Fortune – $129.00
Wire-wrapped earrings with Sterling silver, Peridot roundels, and faceted Lemon Smoky Quartz heart briolettes

Katrin Lerman of Katrin Lerman Jewelry is originally from Germany and currently lives in Framingham, Massachusetts where she designs and makes intricate jewelry in the Eni Oken style of wire-wrapping. Her pieces curl and curve majestically; larger gauge sterling wire frames with many feet of smaller gauge wire coiled around them, interspersed with gemstone beads to create the look of luxury. Some also incorporate tiny sterling beads to add texture to the overall design.

Katrin Lerman graduated from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston with a Degree of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She says that the same principles she learned there, color, form, and texture, are the ones she uses in her jewelry.

She keeps a sketchbook handy to jot down her design ideas and describes her process as two-pronged in that creative ideas either come into her mind as snapshots of finished jewelry, or in bits and pieces that are fleshed-out and revised over time.

The above chandelier style earrings are some of the artist’s best work, with the look of East Indian or Turkish silver.

In Fanciful the artist has an interesting use of the negative space with a central frame and two mirror-imaged curls of sterling wire, and three faceted Citrine surrounded by frames around the bottom, creating a scalloped edge.

Fanciful Necklace - $129.00
Sterling silver 17” chain with pendant of sterling and faceted round Citrine beads

This piece reminds me of a bumble bee with what looks like wings around a body of Chalcedony.

Lemon Drop - $79.00
Pendant 1 3/4” long and 1 ¼” wide with Silver Necklace and Faceted Perrot Chalcedony Briolette on a Sterling Silver 16” or 18” chain with hand created eye and hook claps complements the pendant.

Each of Katrin’s creations in one of a kind, and she will gladly accept custom orders.

To see more of what this artist has available go to;

See her blog here;