Continuing along with the element of handmade from my last posting (handmade invitations in Wine Country Wedding) I have another, even more crafty handmade tale to tell! I recently received an update from a talented friend of mine announcing her new storefront on Etsy for her jewelry line: Hilary Finck Contemporary Jewelry.
In case you are not yet aware of Etsy, it is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade and it creates a forum for the buyer to connect more personally with the maker as well.
Knowing firsthand how well-crafted and cool Hilary’s jewelry line is– I happen to own several custom pieces of hers, which I have conveniently photographed for you folks to admire here– her website has been added to my “Check these out…” section of links off to the right for future reference.
A bit more about Hilary’s handcrafted work…
“Hilary’s jewelry invokes a playful, creative and feminine spirit. She designs with fashion-forward women in mind who are unique in their overall persona. Her pieces are architectural and organic, mixing hard edges with hand forged elements. The designs are delicately modern, in particular her trademark Plique-a-jour collection in which transparent enamel is inlaid into the metal creating a stained-glass window effect.”
“Many of Hilary’s pieces are also one-of-a-kind. She collects interesting seashells and naturally polished beach stones, vintage buttons and other found objects and captures them in a ring, pair of earrings or a necklace. Custom pieces are always welcome in the category…”
So, maybe you find something perfect for yourself, your sister, your friend…or maybe you head off on your sun-splashed honeymoon and stroll the beach with your new wife, finding some shells or rocks along the way. Now you finally know what to do those little keepsakes…get in touch with this innovative lady and get something cool!