Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jewelers I Know

For this week's Etsy Trio Tuesday post I wanted to feature three lovely jewelry artists I've met in my gypsy-like arts-and-crafts fair travels. . .

This first one is a lovely steampunk-style necklace from Creek of Compass Rose Designs. We met at an Indie Mart in San Francisco, and our paths continue to cross at fairs in the San Fran bay area. She has an impeccable eye for detail and it shows in her work!

Altana and I met at the 25th Street Collective on Art Murmur night in Oakland. I have since fallen in love with her elegant designs. Her shop has a lovely assortment of rings and bracelets, great worn alone, but even better when a bunch are all stacked together!

Gabrielle Lessard is the woman behind this jewelry line. We met initially through the East Bay Etsy Team, but our paths continue to cross at craft fairs every now and then. Her mostly silver pieces echo the organic lines and shapes of nature and are perfect for everyday wear.

There are so many great artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. If shopping locally is important to you, simply go to Etsy's homepage and on the lower, lefthand side under the header "Ways to Shop" you'll find the link "Shop Local." Then you simply enter your location and click search. Happy shopping!