Sunday, April 11, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Part Fifteen

The artist I have for you today is the very sweet Jennifer Mewes, of Mewes Mountain Arts.


She lives with her husband in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just outside of Denver, CO.  They have proclaimed the beautiful mountain behind their house to be the Mewes Mountain, which I think is hilarious and actually something I would do too.  The beauty of Colorado and her religious faith serve as her inspiration, and so far, it those seem to be serving her well!

One of Jennifer's favorite bible chapters is 1 Corinthians 13, one that is common in readings used for weddings.  I know part of it, since my mom actually has a picture hanging in my parents' house that's got flowers and this part of the chapter done in calligraphy:

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always Perseveres.  Love never fails.


You really can't argue with a sentiment like that, but for Jennifer, it was more than that.  It was the inspiration for this lovely "Leap of Faith" lanyard, which is available both through Jennifer's Etsy shop and Handmade Artists Shop.


In those shops, you can also find this elegant butterfly necklace.


As Jennifer says, the first thing she thinks of with regard to spring is the butterfly coming out of its cocoon, so this piece is just perfect for the season!

Jennifer uses some wonderful stones in her pieces, like this cat's eye and Swarovski lilac necklace and this tiger's eye necklace.



Tiger's eye takes her back to high school, where the tiger was their school mascot.  I love that.  The necklace isn't actually in her school colors, though, so she also makes these fun bracelets for that purpose.  She'll custom make them to your school colors too!


For a more grown-up adornment, I just love these two bracelets, the top made with beautiful lampwork beads and the bottom with glass beads in a rich, deep blue.



My favorite of Jennifer's pieces, though, is this Celtic-inspired bracelet.


Which she replicated with alternate charms, at my suggestion!


On another front, Jennifer's passion for the push toward a cure for cancer led her to create this Awareness lanyard, from which she will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


To really get a glimpse of Jennifer's good heart, learn about her, and even get information regarding jewelry making, business tips, and other news, be sure to check out her extensive blog!

9 comments:

DreamBubbles said...

Beautiful feature, I learned so many things about Jennifer that I didn't already know. Keep up the great work!

jewelry by NaLa said...

I love Jennifer's jewelry. Wonderful article.

trusk4u said...

This post was such a pleasure to read and certainly wonderful to look at! Jennifer's jewelry is so beautiful! Nice job!

mooaany said...

Lovely jewelry from Jennifer, and a fantastic blog to showcase her work!

Handmade Artists' Forum said...

The royal blue piece just jumps off the page!
HAF

Joan said...

Wonderful feature, Larissa, on a truly supportive member of the Handmade Artists Forum.

ParadisePurls said...

Such a talented designer! Wonderful post.

Haffina said...

A very talented lady, great post.

Mewes Mountain Arts said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE KIND WORDS LARISSA! I learned stuff about me that I didn't know as well Kris :o)

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