I must have a slight obsession with England of late, because my next shop from hails from Great Britain. As you may remember, my last shop was LeShopUK and is a British shop!!
This week I have chosen a wonderful and whimsical shop, somethingtodo, which is home is the wonderful and whimsical jewelry of Claire Lockwood. Her jewelry is quirky, offbeat, original and certainly beautiful. I love it! I think her shop name is so quirky and original just like her jewelry and I guess that is one of the things that first drew me to her shop, then I read her shop introduction which plainly states, “something to do with your hands.” Right there she had me and then I started to really study her pieces of jewelry, and the more I looked the more excited I became over her “masterpieces” of design.
She obviously has the “touch” and “eye” to put together pieces of jewelry that are interesting and not your average piece of jewelry that everyone else is wearing. I like that about her designs. She seems to have a boldness in her designs, a flair for the original, a fearlessness that I sometimes wish I had in my designs and so much appreciate. Her style of design is so eclectic, drawing from a combination of different elements, textures, colours, styles. I would wear any one of her pieces in a heartbeat! In fact, her pieces are on my ever growing wish list of things!!
According to her brief bio, she is a self-taught jewelry designer. She states that she makes her unique jewelry from “a wide array of materials, including handmade artisan beads and components, vintage pieces and found objects, semi-precious stones and gemstones, czech glass and other assorted lovelies.” She also sells her handmade beads on Etsy.
But first I would like to show you a few of Claire’s beautiful creations…
As you can see, Clair is a very talented young woman with a natural gift for putting together designs that just draw the eye. I encourage you to visit her shop and view all her designs. You are in for quite a treat of eye candy.
Claire also mentioned her bead shop on Etsy, she has somethingtodobeads, here are some sweet little birds that are listed in her bead shop. She made them by hand with polymer clay and then painted them with acrylics.
Please be sure to stop in to Claire’s shops and heart the items you love and let her know you love her items.
On her Facebook you will find a lot of interesting designs and things, so please head over there to “like” her page and follow her designs!
As always, thank you for supporting handmade artisans!
Have a wonderful week of creating beauty.