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Friday, March 23, 2012

Etsy Finds Friday - A Twist of Whimsy

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the 
Whimsical and Eclectic
Jewelry Created by: 
Gayle of
A Twist of Whimsy
Beautiful Handmade Artisan Metal and Gemstone Jewelry!!

In the Artist's own Words:
You should know that I am crazy about designing and crafting jewelry. When I am not working at my full-time job, traveling, keeping house, or spending time with family and friends, I am in my studio sawing, etching, stamping, soldering and hammering. I would love to spend all day in my studio and I’m hoping that someday…well, you know.

I guess you could say my style is eclectic. I think it’s more whimsical than sophisticated, thus the name “A Twist of Whimsy.” I work mostly with metals creating pendants out of copper, sterling silver and brass. But I love gemstones and glass beads and like to include them in my pieces for color and to dress up an otherwise plain chain.

I was thrilled when a local gallery contacted me recently with an interest in my work. If you’re in the Nashville area, you can find some of my pieces at Laurel Leaf Gallery in Leipers Fork.

Layered Necklace Sterling Silver Copper Mixed Metal Green Bronze African Jade Gemstone
Layered Sterling Silver Copper Mix Necklace 
Unique sterling silver and copper layered pendant with green and bronze african jade gemstones.  After cutting the pendant shapes, I gently curved them and gave them a torched patina. Dangling from the sterling silver layer is a round african jade gemstone with a hammered tail. Diamond shaped sterling silver Hill Tribe beads and more african jade gemstones along the sterling silver chain add interest. The necklace closes with one of my hand forged sterling silver clasps. All sterling silver and copper has been tumble polished and sealed with Renaissance wax.

Red Etched Copper Earrings Czech Glass Picasso Faceted Beads Domed Metal Discs Architectural Design
 Red Etched Copper Earrings Czech Glass Picasso
Etched copper domed discs dangle from mixed cherry red and brown Czech Picasso faceted glass rondelles. The etched pattern on the handcut discs is an architectural design. They hang from copper earwires. The copper has been oxidized and tumble polished.  Length: 1-3/4" (44.4 mm) from curve of earwire.  Discs measure 5/8" (17.1 mm) in diameter.

Red Heart Collage Necklace Copper Resin Pendant Czech Beads Cold Connected
 Red Heart Collage Necklace ~ Copper Resin Pendant
The centerpiece of this copper necklace is a red heart collage image sealed in ICE resin and mounted on a copper back cut to look as though the image was torn. The collage was then cold connected to a larger copper back with copper rivets. The pendant hangs from an antique copper chain that features beautiful multi-color fire polished Czech glass beads mostly red and blue with a Picasso finish. Each set of three is separated by a copper heart bead. The necklace fastens with a handmade copper clasp.  All copper has been oxidized to add to the rustic style. Polished and sealed with Renaissance wax.

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Click HERE to visit A Twist of Whimsy and see more of Gayle's Beautiful 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!!   


  1. Wow, Trina! I am so honored to be featured on your blog this week! Thanks for the compliments on my jewelry and for sharing my work with your followers!


  2. You are so very welcome Gayle!! It is my pleasure to feature your beautiful jewelry!!

  3. Thank you Rose, for inviting me to link this post featuring A Twist of Whimsy for my Etsy Finds Friday today!!! I hope I did it correctly!!

  4. You sure did pick some great finds. Love the heart theme. I love Etsy Finds Friday! I love the bold look of the heart necklace. The earrings are adorable too.

  5. Gayle is a master of her craft. Her work is beautiful. I love the name of her shop too.

  6. I love the texture in these pieces, TFS!


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