Sunday, March 15, 2009

Etsy Find: MarieCarter

It's no secret that I love jewelry. I especially adore unique, handmade jewelry. I spend a lot of time oohing and ahhing over the gorgeous pieces I find at Etsy. One of my favorite Etsy shops for jewelry is MarieCarter.

One can find many simple, yet stunning pieces of jewelry at MarieCarter.

About the artisan:
I learned how to fabricate jewelry in classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as Brookfield Craft Center and the 92nd Street Y.

I focused on developing skills that allowed me to communicate my thoughts through each piece - I aim to tell a short story in metal and stone.

My most recent passion is to work with silver and gold to create items that balance both positive and negative space. Texturing, including stamping and hammering, are commonly used techniques to bring out both the modern and ancient themes that dance in my mind.

One of my favorites pieces by MarieCarter is the Interlocked Rings:
Argentium (tarnish resistant) sterling silver was formed into two rings that are connected so they each move about freely but don't separate.

These rings are the delicate version of the original Interlocked Rings featured in my shop. Each band is approximately 2mm wide.

I have fairly small hands, and I often have great difficulty finding rings that aren't too wide and bulky for my fingers. MarieCarter's Interlocked Rings are perfect! So simple and delicate. The hammered texture of the rings also make them quite unique.

Another piece I love by MarieCarter is the Drop Bangle:
A cluster of lustrous keishi pearls accent a simple hammered argentium (tarnish resistant) sterling silver bangle to create a modern and streamlined look.

The sweet pearl accents on this bangle make it a stand-out for me.

My absolute favorite design is MarieCarter's Simple Pendant:
Sterling silver is handformed into a simple organic circle that drops from a delicate sterling silver cable link chain that is accented with little faceted iolite beads.

The pendant is just under 1" in length and dangles from an 18" chain.

MarieCarter sent me the Simple Pendant to review, and from the minute I saw it, I loved it! It is quite simple in design, and when worn, I receive a lot of compliments! Most of the people who inquire about the pendant mention how unique the design is. I couldn't agree more.

I was afraid that it would be too delicate to wear as an everyday necklace, but it's actually perfect for everyday or as a special occasion piece. The craftsmanship of the pendant is amazing, and the chain included with the pendant is quite sturdy.

If you are wanting to add to your jewelry collection or are in need of the perfect gift for someone special, I highly recommend you shop at MarieCarter. You will not be disappointed!


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Adams said...

Thanks for giving information about these personalized gifts. These are amazing! and it will definitely cheer up the event and the ambiance.