Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Mix Media Jewelry
Editor’s note: In October, I invited artists specializing in fashion and accessory design to contact me. With the holiday season approaching, I thought it would be nice to share some creative gift ideas with Flattering50 readers. Over the next few Wednesdays, I'll feature one of the artists who responded to my invitation. I hope you'll visit these artists’ websites to view more of their lovely creations.
If Caprilicious Jewellery sounds familiar, it might be because I featured Neena and her jewelry in a post entitled Statement Necklaces From Across the Pond last April. Neena is a doctor and passionate jewelry designer living in the United Kingdom (hence, the British spelling of jewelry). She creates jewelry from a wide range of materials, such as gemstones, beads, crystals, wire, and clays. Her collection of moderately-priced pieces includes statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pendants, hair combs, and more. To continue reading, click "Read More" below...
Caprilicious Jewellery is celebrating its first anniversary this month. In a recent email, Neena wrote that her first year was "very busy and exciting." Her jewelry designs were featured in a few jewelry maker magazines as well as in the reader’s gallery at FireMountain Gems, a USA wholesaler of beads and components. In addition, her website is bursting with beautiful hand-crafted designs. She encourages shoppers to contact her about pieces on the website as well as special orders.
In this global age, it should come as no surprise that Neena's clients includes American online shoppers. While the prices for her jewelry are listed in British pounds on her website, PayPal will take care of pounds-to-dollar conversions for shoppers in the USA. (Right now a British pound equals $1.60 in US dollars.)
Since I last blogged about Caprilicious Jewellry, Neena has started using silver, precious metal clay, polymer clay and enamel work. “Wire jewelry is still my favorite genre,” writes Neena. “No two pieces look alike. Also, people don’t make too many pieces with wire, since it’s so labor intensive.” You can see all her designs on the Caprilicious Jewellery website. I think you'll be awed by the variety--I was!