DevaArt Studio

Handmade Jewelry Collections

These handmade jewelry collections designed with sterling silver, raw/solid copper, sea glass and/or crystals are very distinctive and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. I design, create and sell all of my hand-crafted jewelry on this website only.

I specialize in freeform handmade jewelry; not 'perfectly' wire wrapped, which I intend for each design. My inspired collections of handmade jewelry are created from a variety of materials such as, (raw and tumbled smooth) crystals, genuine sea glass, vintage beads, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver components and/or antique copper findings. They are wire wrapped in sterling silver or raw/solid copper. I usually give a patina to my copper pieces to give them an aged look.

The Collections:

Crystal: In this collection I use all natural raw crystals (some may be tumbled smooth)  such as rose quartz, Brazilian raw quartz, purple flash quartz, moonstone, rainbow quartz, aquamarine, amethyst and several others. I also use beautiful Swarovski crystals and sterling silver beads, wire and/or charms in the designs. Vintage beads may also be used in the design. All of my crystal necklaces are given a name that inspires me as I work with the crystal when I design the piece. I also keep adding different crystals to this collection. This is a permanent collection.

HopeThis inspiring collection is for people who love and relate to a particular word. It could be a word of encouragement, and uplifting word or a word of hope. In this handmade jewelry collection I will be using a mix of different components such as, sterling silver, genuine sea glass, raw crystals (including Swarovski), vintage beads and raw/solid copper. I call these cluster necklaces, which I usually design with 2-4 meaningful components that relate to each other.

This collection is designed with a word of encouragement, which I feel so many people need during these stressful times. I think we really need a word that is unique and special to each of us, a word we see every day that will possibly give us more positive and hopeful thoughts.

My Hope Collection Jewelry Production Methods:

For this collection, I create every handmade cluster necklace by using texture hammers and other texture tools to hand-etch words into metals such as sterling silver, copper, **alkeme and pewter. I texturize each piece of metal and then hand-engrave or hand-stamp every word, letter by letter. This makes every one of my cluster necklaces a one-of-a-kind and very unique piece of handmade fine art. I then design what I call "dangles" which consist of a vintage bead or Swarovski crystal with other sterling silver or pewter components added. These individual pieces "dangle" from the sterling silver necklace along with the word metal I created. I also may add sterling silver or pewter charms that relate to the particular cluster necklace I am designing. Anywhere from two to four individual pieces make up my cluster necklaces.

**Alkemè is a precision milled (tin and pewter) based alloy that looks like sterling silver. It is nickel, lead and cadmium free. This metal does not tarnish and polishes to a mirror shine. There is no plating in this metal. The soft silver color is similar to sterling silver and the fine milled surface. This metal is nickel, lead and cadmium free.

All jewelry that I design is hand-crafted at my Virginia art studio. Materials used are either sterling silver, pewter or stainless steel as components. For the 'jewel' part of my creations, I always select genuine sea glass or natural crystals, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, pewter or vintage beads. 

I'm a stickler for paying very close attention to details for each of my hand-crafted jewelry pieces and for each cluster necklace I design, as no two pieces are ever alike. Every handmade cluster, crystal or sea glass necklace or other jewelry pieces (bracelets, earrings and ear cuffs) I make take time to design and much care goes into creating each of my designs. My jewelry art always makes a statement and would make a very unique and lovely gift for any occasion; birthday, anniversary, wedding, Mother's Day, Christmas, or for no occasion; you may just want to make someone in your life feel special.

Another very important part of my Hope Collection is that I will donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of each piece of handmade jewelry bought in this collection to several causes I support, which to me, is the best reason to purchase one of these necklaces or bracelets This is a permanent collection.

Sea Glass: All of the sea glass I use in my handcrafted necklace designs are made with genuine sea glass from around the world. Other materials used in the sea glass necklace designs are Swarovski crystals, vintage beads, sterling silver wire and/or sterling silver beads. All of my sea glass pieces are given a name that I feel is inspired by the sea glass I design it with. This is a permanent collection.

Vintage: In this collection, I use mostly glass vintage beads (25+ years old) as the focal part of the design. In the vintage bead necklaces I use either sterling silver or raw copper that is wire wrapped with the beads. I may also use antique silver and antique pewter charms, sterling silver beads/charms and copper beads/charms. This is a permanent collection.

Each piece of jewelry will come with a name and description so you will know what they are made and designed with.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about your potential purchase. I will always try to help in making your visit to the DevaArt Studio online store as successful as possible.

 

 

 

 

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