Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bronze: Uncommon Jewelry on Etsy, Part II

Handpicked on Etsy
Bronze: An alloy and a name of a color denoting a mid-value, earthy brown hue. Today's feature showcases the beauty of bronze as both a color and a medium.
As a color name, the word 'bronze' was first used in the English language in the mid-18th century. Bronze, as a metal alloy consisting of copper mixed typically with tin, was so revolutionary in human culture that an entire historical era bears its name: The Bronze Age. Throughout the ages, from antiquity right up to modern times, it has been used for tools, weaponry, building materials and ornamental arts. With the addition of silicon in the 20th century, bronze gained even wider application in industry and modern statuary. To many, it may seem commonplace and humble, but in talented artistic hands it becomes extraordinary. Today's selections feature bronze either as a surface-finish color or a metal component in the creations of eight talented jewerly designers found on Etsy. Some of these artists have had no sales and receive minimal traffic to their stores, despite their superb artistry. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $20.00 to $195.00.
Today's artisans include: jenkahn, veroque, JudieGummDesigns, BinarySoul, roco63, daringwoman, zcatstudiocreation, FireDanceStudio


Sleepy Moon Design said...

That's crazy that come of these sellers have no sales!

everything looks great!

Andria said...

I agree, Sleepy.
A few things make no sense on Etsy, and no sales in the cases of these undiscovered artists is absolutely one of them. I hope blogs like this can help right that wrong. (It'd be better for all of us if this level of work got more attention!)

veroque said...

Great finds!
Thank you so much for your support!

yolanda said...

I love working in Bronze,it is such an earthy metal. I love the examples shown. I agree, I think that there are many, many talented artists that do not get the recognition they deserve. You can definately tell when an artist has put their heart and soul into a piece, you are immediately drawn in. Thank God for blogs like this one that appreciate the artisans.

Sharon said...

These items are lovely. Looks like I need to go add to my Etsy favorites!

Jenkahnjewelry said...

Wow! This blog is great! Thanks so much for featuring my wrapped earrings.

Helene said...

Thanks ArtsyPicks for including my -BRONZE AGE FLOWERS and Black Tourmaline - Necklace and Earrings Set . This is very appreciated and I am very touched.

RachelsJoy said...

I love these finds. they are really one of a kind! I hope they will have a sale soon.

Andria said...

Hi Rachel, I'm with you on your appreciation of one-of-a-king creations. Many jewelry sellers do just fine putting together nicely-designed, off-the-shelf components, but the passion that comes through on one-of-a-kind really grabs me.

colleen said...

Oh so very good! I agree, these artists are talented and it is difficult for all of us to understand the dips and sways on ETSY but Andria is really helping all of us through this blog. It is also great to read what so many other talented artists think about the creations.

These works were particularly wonderful. I enjoys the creative use of materials and the spare design elements. Congrats to all of you!
Colleen of kcrlehrstudio@