Today I'd like to highlight a fellow jewelry designer, Lisa Liddy. I own some of Lisa's jewelry, and you'd be doing yourself a favor by visiting her site, www.joolzbylisa.com.
You're probably wondering why in the world I would promote someone else's jewelry, but it's like this -- I consider jewelry art. I own a lot of handmade art, from blown glass vases to paintings to collaged boxes to Other People's Jewelry. Jewelry is art (yes indeed it is!). When someone loves what they do, a piece of their heart goes into it, and to me, that's a huge part of the meaning of art.
Enter Lisa Liddy. Take a look at some of her work. I've been dying over this kyanite necklace with handmade glass accents:
She's also known for her fun, festive, over-the-top rings:
She also has a very clever earring creation called Changeables. You purchase one pair of hoops that come with a beaded drop. You can then purchase additional drops from her store (or email her for custom dangles) to have a fun, full jewelry box of earrings!
I hope you'll visit her store (she offers FREE SHIPPING right now!) and take a look at her blog, her work with the Melonhead Foundation, and of course, her jewelry! And wave and say hello and tell her Lori sent you!