Friday, October 19, 2007

Mermaids Ball

The jewelry collections of Kelly Warren of Happy Shack Designs are filled with brightly colored lampwork beads, swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and semi precious gemstones. Beautifully crafted, the miscellaneous medley of materials renders her designs eye-catching, unexpected, and always beautiful. One of my favorites is the Mermaids Ball necklace. Made of a nicely cut brass chain, interspersed with glass stones and swarovski crystals, the focal is a darling starfish charm set against a gorgeous chunk of turquoise. Perfect with a low cut dress (to show off the decolletage) or a simple t-shirt, it exudes a cheeriness that is so needed as the temperatures dip and the skies get grey. Kelly is also the founding member of First Coast Art Spot, an on-line collective of artisans from the Jacksonville, Florida area that have joined together to share and promote their work in a collaborative effort.


Kelly Warren said...

Thanks so much for featuring me! You have such a great blog!

Janvangogh said...

That chunk of turquoise is just gorgeous.