Sunday, October 9, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Part Fifty-Eight

It's been a long time since you've seen anything from me about this shop, Jewelry by Janelle.  I did introduce you to her here and here, and tell you about my nifty hairsticks from her here.  Well, Janelle herself has left us, but her shop lives on, with all proceeds going to her estate, to help out her family.

There is still a wonderful selection of her work, showcasing her legacy of craftsmanship and care.

One of her signature pieces, this Zebrawood donut was made from one of Jan's favorite varieties of wood, one she considered to be most beautiful.  She hand shaped, sanded, and buffed it to a lovely shine, and then used a brown organza ribbon to finish it off.

This bracelet, made from Bloodwood and aluminum chainmaille, combines two of Jan's jewelrymaking talents.  The neat thing about this bracelet is that it could be unisex, and work for anyone.

This pendant, with its beautiful deco bail, is made from the same wood as my hairsticks - Pink Ivorywood.  I can attest from personal experience that it's just as gorgeous in person as it is in the photo.

Last, but certainly not least, this Madrone Burl wood necklace and earring set with its gold filigree bead spacers is polished to such a shine that it looks like it's got a clear poly coating... but it doesn't.

To see more photos of these and the other items in Janelle's shop, please go visit.


Tiffany Grey said...

beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.I love to buy amazing unique pieces and even better if my purchase can help a good cause. Just goes to show the support and compassion the HAF team has.

Colette's Boutique said...

I absolutely love her wood creations. They are so warm and beautiful!

TamsJewelry said...

Love this post!Her work is awesome!!

trusk4u said...

Terrific post Larissa! She truly was a very special person!

KayzKreationz said...

What wonderful pieces. I had never seen her work. It is marvelous. What a shame she's gone now and won't continue with her beautiful pieces. Got my post up about her, too.

Handmade Artists' Forum and Shop said...

Thanks so much for keeping her memory alive as well as supporting her estate with any potential sales coming from this piece.

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