DevaArt Studio

Handmade Jewelry Collections

These handmade jewelry collections designed with sterling silver, antique 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 and polymer clay. The pendant necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings are made of sterling silver components or antique copper findings. They are wire wrapped in sterling silver or antique copper.

My jewelry creations are inspired by the four seasons; Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter. The Hope Collection jewelry has spiritual meanings and/or uplifting, positive words used in the designs.

The Collections:

Autumn: My handmade jewelry Fall Collection is inspired by the dazzling array of hues seen in the trees as they change from summer greens to the stunning colors of the Fall season, one of my favorites (available for sale September-November).

Hope: This inspiring collection is dedicated to all people who already have or wants/needs a particular word that they really relate to and is very meaningful to them. It could be a word of encouragement, a spiritual word, an uplifting word or a word of hope.

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 one of my three favorite charities, which include, St. Judes Children's Hospital (January-April), Make A Wish Foundation (May-August) and Toys For Tots (September-December), which to me, is the best reason to purchase one of these necklaces or bracelets (this is a permanent collection).

Spring: In my handmade jewelry Spring Collection, I am truly influenced by the crisp new freshness of trees and plants just starting to bloom and bud. The colors are bright and vibrant and everything seems to come alive (available for sale March-May).

Summer: My handmade jewelry Summer Collection is inspired by the colors, sights, sounds and scents of the summer months. Freshly cut grass, flowers, oceans, quiet lakes, flowing rivers and other summer influences inspired me to create jewelry for this collection (available for sale June-August).

WinterThis handmade Winter Collection is inspired by the lack of color during the winter season. This could include a frosty piece of sea glass, white vintage beads, or clear crystals to simulate ice. Shades of cold blues also give a wintery feel (available for sale December-February).

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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