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Friday, December 28, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight + Giveaway: The Wish Forest

The lovely Elizabeth, from Elements Inspired, is back for another month on JAA and I am so happy to have her! She makes really incredible, great quality jewelry. I love getting a glimpse into her creative process!
"My name is Elizabeth Banks and I’m the artist behind the Elementsinspired jewelry line. I live in the Colorado Rockies with my husband, our two girls Zoe and Maya, two cats and our newest adoption, a 10 month old Labrador retriever named Milo. I am outdoors as often as possible, skiing, hiking, running, climbing and boating. I am also a self admitted Sundance catalog junkie. Five years ago, right after the birth of my youngest daughter, I fell in love with a Jess MaHarry necklace that was like $1,700. I couldn’t afford it and I pined over it for months. I still have the torn out framed page of that catalog that inspired me to start learning to make my own jewelry. I began making my own earrings and necklaces, but I was ultimately unsatisfied with the look I got from commercially purchased findings. I wanted to achieve that unique artisan look that only comes when you make it yourself from start to finish.
So, three years of metalsmithing classes and lots of trial and error later, I make beautiful one of a kind jewelry that is inspired by the abundant nature here in my beloved Colorado. I work with a large variety of mediums, but most recently, I have been working mostly with large pearls and gemstones and I bezel set them in silver. I also make long heirloom quality necklaces with completely handmade chains and beautiful earthy stones. My goal is to make one of a kind classic pieces that are the sort of things women buy for themselves as a treat. Sort of that “because you are worth it” sort of purchase. Years later I know they will be passed on to their daughter….still classic and beautiful. I have sold my beadwork for two years out of my etsy shop, and my newest venture with Artisan park features only my newer more artisan pieces."
Show her some link love!
Elizabeth is offering one lucky reader this sterling silver Namaste Wrap Bracelet or Anklet ($32 value)! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

See something else you like in the Elements Inspired shop? Get 15% off your order with the coupon code JULIEANNART.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The winner will be announced here in one week and notified by e-mail. Good luck! xo JA

15 comments:

  1. Awesome jewelry!! i think this one is my favorite, because of the victorian inspiration:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81456409/victorian-valentine-mystery-antiqued

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  2. This is my absolute favorite one!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/75511736/on-sale-25-off-summer-garden-at-twilight

    So pretty! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  3. I love Healing Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Metalsmithed pendant .

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  4. the heart barrettes are darling.

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  5. Beautiful work! I really like the colors in this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/98508609/shabby-chic-resin-flower-and-aquamarine

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  6. http://www.etsy.com/listing/83812681/flowers-and-leaves-czech-glass-lucite

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  7. Great article this is my fav: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93311099/verdigris-patinaed-brass-join-our-gypsy

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  8. I like the peablossoms earrings.

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  9. My 8 year old just told me that I am going to have to shave her leg if I want her to model any more ankle bracelets :)

    Thank you all BTW for the lovely comments!

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  10. The Camille G earrings are beautiful but I LOVE this namaste bracelet that is up for grabs. Her pieces are beautiful!

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  11. I love the Healing Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Metalsmithed pendant!

    Thank you!

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  12. These pink roses earrings are sweet

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/101536183/pretty-in-crayola-pink-roses-and-buttons

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  13. Labradorite, Oxidized Silver and Chinese Crystal

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  14. I really like the Desert Oasis earrings....I think it is such an interesting combination of materials! Bone, Czech glass and silver!

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Thanks for the comment! I read them all and reply when I can. Please be sure your blogger account is linked to your e-mail so I can do so! (Tutorial on how to do that here: http://tinyurl.com/c6gh9fk) xo JA

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