Saturday, July 31, 2010

Local Craftiness: Dreaming Tree Creations

Jewelry on Etsy is easily lost among the sheer magnitude of shops but every once in a while I find one I really adore. Right now I am completely enraptured by simple pendants, stamped with simple statements as well as jewelry that is riveted, cut and worked by hand. Earlier this year I took a class at my local art studio/coffee shop that was taught by Kristy Highness of Dreaming Tree Creations on Etsy who completely captures this look perfectly. I love the workmanship that she puts into her pieces, my fave right now being the handcut jewelry pendant at left. After taking the metal working class from Kristy, my appreciation of the time and patience it takes to create this pieces makes them fairly awe-inspiring. 

So I've wanted to share Kristy's work for awhile. Then as I was browsing her shop, again today, I saw these pendants stamped with two quotes I love. My husband is a huge DMB fan so I've attended lots of their concerts, and the Ghandi quote is one that I refer to regularly for inspiration (and a motivational kick in the pants). I'm also hugely partial to the sweet little heart ring and the simple wire earrings. She also does custom quotes. I'd love to have you check out her Etsy shop, and if you're local Kristy's work can be seen at the Studio at Rush Creek where she also teaches classes. Dreaming Tree Creations can also be found on facebook here. Still think I might need this pair of earrings, I mean what girl doesn't need a set of fabulous hoops, right?

4 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous pendants. I know. It's overwhelming how many wonderful artists are out there.

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing. Kristy's work is beautiful. I love that heart. And I am right there with your hubby-I love DMB!!

Single Stone Studios said...

Beautiful work and I love the name of her shop!

Tom Yates said...

Such a fine art. I like the tree pendant. I would like to know the making process of this pendant. This pendant is suitable for man and woman.