I am a true "Rebel Muse", being creative and wishful in my thoughts and life. I am hoping that I will be able to share my ideas and creations with you, as well as "rebel fairytale-inspired" designs in my search for all things eclectic and of beauty within the realm of fashion and design. I am grateful for the "angels" that have inspired me to move forward with my sky-high hopes for what is possible. I am a true believer that we all have the power to attain our dreams!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Metallography......Inspired Jewelry Designs!
Pewter Cross with Fleur de Lis
Over the past weeks, I have been searching for new artisans
on etsy.com and found beautifully crafted metal creations made by Maggie of
Atlanta, Georgia. Her etsy.com shop is
entitled “metallography”. As she says in
her profile, she “loves making something out of nothing” and it has become her
passion and motivation with her unique creations. Metalsmithing re-entered Maggie’s life
through a series of happenings and she now creates beauty to be worn using
techniques in this new venture that had been hidden away. As well as creating unique designs, she also
sells pewter crosses and fleur de lis to other “creators” that they incorporate
into their own “pieces”.
My personal favorites are her hot-stamped metal hearts and a
very unique pendant with a tiny scroll within its rim. She describes the process of hot stamping as
taking either a cut piece of brass or copper, adding solder and heat with a
blow torch to the melting point, and while the metal is molten, it is pressed
with a rubber stamp, taking on the imprint.
No two pieces are alike making them one of a kind, further enhancing
their individual and eclectic beauty.
Friendship Scroll Pendant
Maggie's pipe bezel pendant, which is entirely handmade, features
a fleur de lis soldered onto the side.
The rosary-style chain is hand-wrapped and made with cut amazonite
beads. Hanging from the bezel is a tiny
cluster of mother-of-pearl beads in aqua with a crystal hand-cut teardrop
beneath. Held within the bezel is a
message on handmade paper ”...it’s the friends we meet along life’s path who
help us appreciate the journey”.
Beautiful! It reminds me of the
friends I have made along the way and the wonderful people – designers and
sellers of eclectic creations in this world – who have changed my life through
their love of what they do.