In my wardrobe, clothes serve as accessories and jewelry holds court. I have loved jewelry and metal arts forever and have taken classes in both large-scale metal sculpture and jewelry-making. My taste is decidedly unconventional so websites like Etsy have both delighted and terrified me. I can spend an entire evening and, if I had it, lots of money on Etsy!
My tastes lean to the minimalist side in everything, but with jewelry, I do like pieces that are big and bold. Raw stones and organic shapes appeal to me most, as do artists who practice with the environment and fair trade in mind.
Here are a couple of my current favorite designers: