Sunday, May 23, 2010

Inventive Fiber Art Jewelry Alternatives... and a few classics as well

I absolutely love finding new inventive ideas that catch my interest and make me smile. That's what today's shop did for me when I saw the item pictured in this post in a Treasury on Etsy a couple of weeks back. I instantly fell for the simplicity and style of this piece with it's nice clean lines, earthy colors and fluttering leaves at the ends.

The lariat posted here that caught my
eye is part of a collection of fiber art jewelry designed by Erin Mapes on Etsy.

Erin's shop is filled with a collection of beautiful knitted items. She doesn't carry just jewelry but also shawls, wraps, hats , sachets and much more! Erin is also an art teacher, which I think really comes across in her the pieces that her shop has to offer.

Also, in her profile she says that she strives to live her life in a simple, peaceful, and environmentally conscious way. I believe that she's accomplished her goal stated in her profile that states that her craft is meant to reflect that way of life.

Erin (deservedly) takes a great deal of pride in her work as well as the fact that she shops local and uses all natural materials whenever possible. I agree that these are both terrific goals and admire not just her talent but also her conscientious efforts towards both the environment, her customers and the community.

TO VISIT ERIN MAPES' SHOP ON ETSY, YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURES ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Hello fellow SITS girl. Just discovered your blog - love it! What a lovely, sweet piece - very creative. I'm certainly going to check out her ETSY shop. Thanks for sharing. Peace. :)

SARAH said...

Beautiful. You really have quite awesome taste.

lisaroy said...

what a cute piece! so original!! : )

kittyd said...

The lariat leaf necklace is so cool! :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kittyd

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