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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my Blog! A blog about Celebrating LIFE and all it's wonders... A blog about ART ~ POLYMER CLAY CREATIONS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY and so much more! In addition, please join me here for my "Etsy Finds Fridays" where I feature a different Etsy Artisan's work... Something NEW and EXCITING each week! I have such fun with my blog, and I am so inspired by the artists and creations that I share here, it is my hope that you will be inspired too!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Etsy Finds Friday - Lavender Cottage

 It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the
Beautiful Handmade Sterling Silver 
Artisan Jewelry
Created by:
Lavender Cottage

In the Artist's words:
My passion for art began as a six-year-old growing up in Chicago. My mother was an art student, and I was fascinated by her oil painting and jewelry projects. Trips to Chicago’s fabulous Art Institute came often, further instilling the love for art that would become a constant in an eclectic career path ranging from horsewoman to freight pilot to computer programmer. Our family’s organic garden and frequent camping trips nurtured a love for nature, especially flowers and rocks, which finds its way into much of my work today.

I started making jewelry when I was given a gift of handmade earrings from a friend. I was amazed that she had made them herself. I bought some beads that very week, and learned how to make earrings. Since then, making jewelry has been a passion and a joy that keeps the rest of my life in perspective. My style has evolved and grown over the years, and I am now a full time metal smith, mostly self-taught. 
 
Hammered copper cuff with brass flower - Flower of the Forest
Flower of the Forest
Hammered Copper Cuff with Brass Flower
A rustic copper cuff, hand cut and hammered into a rufflled edge, is accented with a sweet brass buttercup. Bring the relaxation of a walk in the woods to your busy day when you wear this cuff.
 



Handmade Sterling Silver Rose Flower Pendant - Old World Rose
Old World Rose
Handmade Sterling Silver Rose Flower Pendant
Adorn your neck with a full-blown cottage garden rose suspended from a sweet tendril of sterling silver. 
 
 
Labradorite Dangle Earrings Sterling Silver Rustic - Tears in the Mist
Tears in the Mist
Labradorite Dangle Earrings
Two luscious teardrops of gem-quality labradorite drip from organic hand-forged sterling silver circles. At once both a soft misty grey and a brilliant metallic turquoise-blue, these lovely labradorite stones create an almost magical pair of earrings.
 
 
 
Sterling Silver Dragonfly Ring Wide Band - Enchanted Dragonfly
Enchanted Dragonfly
Sterling Silver Dragonfly Ring
Lovely, substantial, and yes, even a bit enchanted, this wide band sterling silver dragonfly ring is definitely attention-getting! 
 
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  I absolutely LOVE all of the jewelry created by Lavender Cottage, and it was very difficult to choose just a few to feature here today!!  Click HERE to visit Lavender Cottage and see more of her beautiful handmade jewelry!
 
 
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   
~Trina 

8 comments:

  1. Nice interview. It seems like many artists like herself were inspired at a very young age.

    Very pretty jewelry. I'm loving that dragonfly bracelet.

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  2. What beautiful work! I love her rose pendant!

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  3. I love the flower of the forest cuff! So gorgeous

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  4. what beautiful jewelry - I love those earrings.

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  5. Wow! Those are beautiful. My favorites are the earrings and ring. I'll have to check out her store.

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