Sunday, October 16, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Part Fifty-Nine

I'll warn you now, this is going to be a picture-heavy post.  You'll see why, though.  There's just so much I want to show you!  And all of it was made by Collette of Collette's Boutique.

Collette says that she began making jewelry in 2004, when losing her job caused her to have a lot of free time.  She started with beading, then took a few wire working and metalsmith classes to learn basics.  Most of her knowledge, though, is self-taught.  In my opinion, she must be one hell of a teacher, because her jewelry is just amazing.  Clean, classy, classic, and just plain exquisite.  Prolific, too, as illustrated by the nearly 200 items in her shop, mostly in sterling silver, copper, and various stones, though she says that her toddler takes up most of her time now.

OK, I'll stop telling and start showing, since her pieces really speak for themselves.

Earrings.









(These you can win on her blog contest, which runs through October 22... except I'm hoping to win them for myself!)

Bracelets.





Necklaces.






























And believe it or not, wire-wrapping tutorials, like this toggle closure and this pair of earrings!



For news about her jewelry, the veggies she grows in her garden in West Virginia, and even the occasional joke, be sure to follow her blog.

6 comments:

Colette's Boutique said...

Wow Larissa! Thanks so much for the wonderful post. You rock!

lilmamad said...

I had such a tough time deciding what to show off! Those are all great and I think she is amazing!

trusk4u said...

A M A Z I N G ! There is no other word to quite describe her work!

TamsJewelry said...

Great post as always Larissa.She is a very talented lady!

KayzKreationz said...

Oh, wow, you picked some great pieces of hers. She has so many wonderful jewelry pieces, it was hard to pick. A lovely post about her and her work.

Handmade Artists' Forum and Shop said...

Colette's work is spotless! She also has a shop here http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/colettesboutique on the Handmade Artists' Shop :D

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