Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wearing the Art of Jewelry

While working at Art Is In Market this week, I spent some time looking at the jewelry.  There are basically five different artisans who create jewelry that is sold in the Art Is In Market store at Laurel Park Place Mall, and all of them have a unique style.  As I examined their work, I thought about all the department store and commercial jewelry store ads I receive featuring jewelry.  It all seems to be very similar; very mass-produced.  Jewelry is such a personal form of self-expression for the wearer, I found myself wondering why people would settle for cookie cutter, commercial jewelry, when they could wear one-of-a-kind pieces of handmade art; often for less money than they would pay for the mass-produced stuff.

So this week, I thought I would share some photos of the unique and beautiful jewelry produced by the artisans at Art Is In Market, Livonia.


Necklaces and matching earrings created by Maureen Mitchell-Tardivi of Bijounique

Colorful, one-of-a-kind button bracelets, also by Bijounique
Karen Meller of All Glass Creations makes dichroic glass bracelets and pendants.

Karen also makes unique glass cuff bracelets and hair accessories.
Linda and Joe Ignaczak of Authentic Creations work with gems, shells and natural stone to create their necklaces...

... and earrings.
Veronica Tobey makes lovely, light and comfortable fiber jewelry.

She has both necklaces and bracelets available.
And then, of course, there are my own Gossamer Tangles creations -- earrings...

... necklaces ...

... and a bevy of brooches, among other things.
Next time you're in the market for jewelry, consider what it might be like to wear a very personal work of art, and take a look at what local artisans have to offer.  You just might find a creation you love!

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