Jane, from Jacaranda Designs is a Canadian lady who left the corporate world behind some years ago, and who started making jewelry in 2005. She loves to make jewelry, and says she finds it very therapeutic. She also shares that two of her passions are gardening, and the two of them come together here at her Jacaranda Etsy shop. She describes her designs as unique, fun and playful, but also elegant.
The Jacaranda Designs shop was no disappointment, and I found it to be overflowing with over 158 pieces of original, colorful and very tasteful jewelry! And, the beauty of everything was all the more enhanced with top-notch aesthetically pleasing and professionally done photographs! All this has obviously paid off, because she's also had hundreds of sales to attest to her success!
As usual, it was difficult to choose 3 items, but I chose a pair of earrings and two bracelets. I chose the bracelets because I happen to love bracelets, (but oddly, have never made any for sale in my shop). Secondly, I have never done any bead weaving, and wouldn't know where to start. Therefore I deeply admire anyone who can do this form of jewelry art. I particularly love Japanese Miyuki beads, which Jane has used in these bracelets.
The Topaz cuff bracelet is woven in a peyote stitch and made from Japanese Miyuki beads in a rainbow, mauve, topaz colour. The buttons are swarovski crystal buttons, and is supposed to fit fairly snugly on a 6.5 inch wrist.
The "Silver Love Knot Bracelet" is made from galvanized Japanese miyuki beads and a sterling silver clasp. It fits 6.75 to 7.25 inch wrist. Although the beads are not sterling silver, they appear to be.
Jane says that if you would like a bracelet custom made to your size, to please contact her.
Topaz cuff bracelet:
Silver Love Knot Bracelet:
Little Shimmer Earrings in Cherry Red Crystal and Antique Brass: