Exquisite and Elegant Jewelry Pieces Just for You!

If you are looking for unique and one of a kind jewelry creations, come check out my JewelrybyIshi shop!  I love to design and create jewelry that you will not find anywhere else. If you are looking for exceptional head turning fashion jewelry you will find it here!  I specialize in unique handmade Chinese cloisonne and hand carved stone pendant necklaces, as well as many other styles. You name it I just might have it!

Here is a sampling of what you will see:

If you are interested in Vintage Jewelry, I, also, have a special section where you will see gorgeous Designer Jewelry from the past, featuring Monet, Tifari, Sara Coventry, Avon, Whiting Davis, Playboy, and as well as rare pieces such as Etrusceana jewelry, from the movie industry, and very rare collector pieces by diverse designers.

 

Visit to China

Gaiana L. of BellaVeaJewelry, on Etsy, curated this beautiful and elegant Treasury Collection of creations relating to China. Click on the link, below, and that will take you to the Treasury; and, then, click on each photo, and that will take you to its’ listing, to learn more about it and to see more photos, too! https://www.etsy.com/treasury/ODY0MDkwNHwyNzI0NzYzNTkz/visit-to-china

Capture Visit to China

Gaiana included one of my own jewelry creations. If you would like to see the listing, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/223712215/blue-coral-pink-flower-fish-pendant?ref=tre-2724763593-1z cloisonne fish necklaceTo see more of my artisan jewelry, check out my Etsy shop, at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelrybyIshi

 

HOW I BECAME INTERESTED IN CREATING JEWELRY

Although I have always loved jewelry, and I have collected beautiful and unique designs of new and Vintage Designer costume jewelry, creating jewelry, myself, was never an interest of mine.  In fact, it was the last thing that I thought that I would ever do!  I fell into it, only, by chance. Once bitten by the “Beading Bug”, I found myself, totally, obsessed with this craft and its’ varied styles and techniques.  I, soon, became one of the “Beaders”, myself, and joined millions of others.  I am, now, a member of the “Jewelry On Etsy Team” (JETs) and have my own jewelry shop on Etsy.

Check out my “Jetteam” Profile page to learn about me, how and why I became interested in creating jewelry, and what inspires me. http://jewelryonetsyteam.blogspot.com/2014/03/jet-artisan-profile-delores-malcomson.html   This page will lead you to my jewelry shop, where you can see my one of a kind jewelry pieces, as well as my art gallery, on Etsy, where you will see my unique art creations and deriviatives.

Here is a sampling of jewelry that I have made, that is, now, in my shop:  Foto Flexer photo collage of my jewelry

 

The Beginning of Fall

Fall is in the air, here in the Pacific Northwest.  The mornings are cooler with a crisp freshness to the air. The leaves are turning golden and amber and orange.  On windy days the leaves are flying through the air! Summer is fading away, but it looks like we are going to have an Indian Summer with warm dry days. This is one the prettiest times of the year.  Butterflies and flying insects are still winging about and the baby birds, that hatched in the spring, are almost fully grown and ready to experience their first winter without the aid of their parents care.

At Jewelry by Ishi, fall presents lovely jewelry creations to add to your collection.  Here are some that may interest you.  To learn more about these pieces and to see more photos, click on the photographs below.  il_570xN.408771888_98czil_570xN.504724016_n39kil_570xN.291330025il_570xN.585593656_92mxgm

Unique Gemstone Necklace, Vintage Cloisonne Floral & Bird Pendant Blue Lapis, Turquoise, Red Coral, and Gold Beads. Beaded Drop Earrings

Cloisonne is a very beautiful craft where the decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to a metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.  After it is fired it is smoothed and polished to refine the piece.  The entire process is very painstaking and time consuming.  It produces the most elaborate results.  It you would like to learn more about this beautiful artform, click on this link that will take you to the article on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloisonn%C3%A9 . 

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I love to collect rare Vintage Chinese cloisonne pendants and to create beautiful gemstone necklaces with them, which I sell in my Jewelry by Ishi shop, on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelrybyIshi . In the pendant, shown in the necklace above, many hours of labor intensive work have gone into this gorgeous piece to create the beautiful flowers and birds, as well as the ornate framework at the top. When I decided to make this into a necklace, I used red coral bead accents to complement the red roses, and blue Lapis gemstone beads to highlight the blue birds and the ornate framework.  Natural Turquoise stone heishi beads are a delightful addition to complement the aqua leaves, and round pink Chinese cloisonne beads are the perfect accent for the pink flowers.  Gold plated heishe beads are the finishing touch for the yellow background and the gold wires that encase the beautifully colored enamels. Matching beaded drop earrings complete the set.  To see the listing and more information, click on the photos or click on this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/192606193/vintage-cloisonne-floral-bird-pendant?ref=shop_home_feat_2 

Here is a close up photo of the pendant for you see just how lovely it is. close up of floral bird pendant