|Photo credit: Sundance Catalog|
One of my favorite Austin jewelry artists is Laura Gibson, who sells her jewelry on Etsy under the name Metalsgirl. I met Laura at the very first Cherrywood Art Fair, in 2003, and I think either my daughter or I have purchased something from her every year since.
|Photo credit: finntastic2006 on Etsy|
|Labradorite and turquoise |
versions of the Seven necklace
Of course the beauty of handmade is that even when I order the same item from the same jeweler, they are unique - and that makes them all the more special.
This month Laura has embarked on a month long project to create a new piece of jewelry every day in June. Not only is she creating amazing new one of a kind items - that you can buy in her nifty Etsy store - she's donating the proceeds to Blue Dog Rescue; just look for the items labeled "30 Day Challenge". She's only halfway through - and I don't know if I can resist for the rest of June.
Until next time.