11.16.2010

Etsy Review: Lapis Beach

...hand knit wearable art...
Check out LapisBeach.com!!
Shop Announcement:
Lapisbeach offers unique custom hand knit jewelry. You will find bracelets, rings, cuffs, wedding jewelry and necklaces. All pieces are my original designs and handmade for you and your special event. 
Lapis beach features czech glass beads, semi precious stones, freshwater pearls, and metal elements knit on soft thread or fine wire. 
My shop was featured in THE BALTIMORE SUN in the Fashion/Style Section
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/fashion/bal-fashion-five-0715-pg,0,4327921.photogallery
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Bio:
My name is Lauren and I adore making my line of hand knitted jewelry! If you ask my husband, 10 year old twin boys and my big hairy dog...they will tell you I am slightly obsessed with Etsy. I am really amazed by this Etsy community, the virtual friends I have made and the remarkable handmade items you can find here! 
A little history:
I have been interested in all aspects of art, since I was young. I studied drawing when I was in elementary school; painting and jewelry making in college. I have drawn pet portraits, painted furniture and murals, dabbled in faux finishes, hand painted glass and even do professional face painting occassionally. About 15 years ago, when I was in graduate school, my grandmother re-introduced me to knitting and I haven't put the needles down since.
I was a "closet" knitter for years. Back in the day... it was not as popular as it is now. I loved new yarns and patterns and even began designing my own patterns for sweaters. I never knit a pair of socks in my life. I liked big chunky needles and big chunky yarns. 
About 4 years ago, all of that changed. I picked up a pair of tiny tiny needles, some rayon and some beads and was hooked. What first started as gifts for family and friends has now developed into Lapis Beach Jewelry.
I am constantly finding and buying new beads and creating new mixes, new designs and I have added a wire works line: knitting with wire. I have been "tweeking" my beads mixes for over 3 years and every single piece comes out differently. A truly one of a kind item. My color mixes constantly evolve as I have a problem with "not" buying more beads - so new shapes and sizes are thrown in on a weekly basis.
Wire Cuff
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$50-$60
So I really cannot imagine anyone not liking this bracelet!
My mum recently got engaged and I think this would make a gorgeous wedding cuff.
It reminds me of netting for fishing- I know that doesn't sound glamourous, but that's what makes this so unique and different from other bracelets.
The wire has literally been knitted to create a mesh band.
To top it off, there are jewels, pearls and beads that makes it glisten and sparkle! I love this!!!

Wire Mesh Cocktail Ring
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$27
Ring. Big cocktail ring. White and silver featuring freshwater pearls and swarovski crystals by lapisbeach on Etsy.
Classic and funky at the same time...this ring is a real eye catcher. Wear it with jeans or for a night out on the town. This one of a kind ring is hand knit with fine silver plated wire. It contains freshwater and glass pearls in hues of silver, grey and white.
Sprinkled in between are czech and swarovski crystal for added bling and shine. It is very soft and comfortable to wear. Perfect for dressing up or casual...it is just fun!
How gorgeous is this ring?!
It sparkles, it shines but it isn't over-the-top.
Each bead, pearl and swarovski crystal has been sewn into the mesh knitting.
It is unique, fun and unlike anything else I own!

Wire Mesh Golden Cocktail Ring
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$27
Classic and funky at the same time...this ring is a real eye catcher. This one of a kind ring is hand knit with fine gold colored wire. It contains freshwater and glass pearls in hues of ivory, taupe and bronze.
Sprinkled in between are czech and swarovski crystals for added bling and shine. It is very soft and comfortable to wear. Perfect for dressing up or casual...it is just fun!
This is a gorgeous golden cocktail ring!
There are peach, plum and gold beads. 
This color combination is beautiful and warm, making this the perfect ring for Fall.

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1 comment:

izumi said...

the color schemes are quite nice :D wire meshing looks super hard to do!