Blue Sunflower Studio: My name is Miwa, a Japanese living in Athens, Greece. I have been making jewelry for the past 7 years.
Frida Methusalemsdottir: I was born and raised in Reykjavik Iceland, lived in New York working as a make-up artist for 12 years.
In 2002 I moved to Nelson New Zealand and began making my jewellery.
I enjoy working in my home based workshop, and the flexibility it gives me as a mother to my 7 year old son Jesse Thorir.
I like sterling silver combined with drops of gold, organic shapes that feel good to wear and touch.
I like to reveal sophistication through simplicity.
I find that one of the most difficult things to organize is my never-ending pile of jewelry. A jewelry box is functional, however, I have found that openly displaying your jewelry can be even more beautiful and can even serve as a piece of artwork within your home.
The handmade jewelry organizer pictured above is from a wonderful shop called BlueBirdHeaven based in Louisville, Kentucky. The artist, Jessica, is a sustainable architectural designer who is the original creator of these jewelry displays made from vintage printer’s drawers. She is passionate about finding ways to reuse the distinctive and beautiful things that surround us. Visit her shop to see all of the different colors and styles available to fit any decorating scheme.
This whimsical little butterfly jewelry display can be found at Hook and Line. The idea for the artist’s designs came from her daughter’s growing love for jewelry and the need for a place to store it all. You can display all sorts of earrings styles on this simple picture frame style organizer. What I love about pieces like this is that you can see all of your earrings at once, so it makes selecting a pair that matches your outfit incredibly simple. No more digging through jewelry boxes, no more searching for that missing earring.
This last jewelry display helps you to organize not only your earrings, but your necklaces as well! Frank and Marla of New Dimension Wood Design have a jewelry display line called Jewelry Holders For You where they specialize in their one of a kind, elegant displays suitable for home use or in a boutique setting. Frank is a professional wood craftsman with forty years of architectural woodworking experience and creates truly beautiful works of art.
Find these and many other jewelry display ideas online, or have fun coming up with your own unique designs! As always, feel free to share your ideas with us!
Jill Popowich Designs: Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved jewelry and was intrigued with designing and making it. I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where I received a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Since 1994 I’ve been working as an Environmental Graphic Designer having the opportunity to travel the world working on large scale retail environments designing signage, sculptures and architectural details. It is this large scale 3-D work that re-sparked my interest in jewelry design and the opportunity to build something that can be interacted with on a personal scale.
All of the jewelry in my shop is handcrafted by me. Since each piece is hand made they will all vary taking on a personality of their own making each one unique and special. Please wear and enjoy each of my creations for its individual personality, shape, texture, material and craftsmanship.
Are you short a few last minute original gifts? It’s not too late to choose a thoughtful handmade present for even the most difficult to buy for people in your life. With just a few clicks you can have the perfect gift on its way by finding a GiftShipper artist on Etsy or Artfire. GiftShippers are artists who will ship your purchase directly to your intended recipient, complete with personalized packaging and a hand written note with your sentiments included, without any additional charge. What better way to send a last minute gift quickly and easily?
To find a handmade GiftShipper artist, simply go to your favorite handmade venue and search for the word “GiftShipper”. You’ll find lots of great artisan gifts from artists who will creatively package and quickly ship your selection, along with a note of your choosing, directly to the person you designate (US addresses only) at no additional charge. Often they will gift wrap as well (sometimes for an extra cost). To make choosing even easier, you can add search terms such as “giftshipper jewelry” or “giftshipper top“. You can get as specific as you’d like to come up with the perfect gift.
If you’d like your gift to arrive before Christmas, be sure to contact your GiftShipper artisan before placing your order to see if expedited shipping is necessary. If so, you may have the option of shipping Priority or overnight, but to be sure ask before purchasing. Don’t forget to mention that your purchase is a GiftShipper gift when you order, and specify the contents of the note that you’d like the artist to include with the gift.
Now, if we could just find someone who will write the Thank You notes! Happy Holidays, and thanks for shopping handmade!