Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Tuscan Dream

I am back again with another Handmade Artists' Forum blogring featured artisan. This week the lucky one is Tuscan Road Designs aka Holly.

Holly was inspired to become a lampwork glass artisan after a trip Murano, Italy, and after learning the art of lampwork for herself through classes, she then taught her teenage son how to lampwork. Eventually she decided to incorporate those handmade beads into jewellery pieces and Tuscan Road Designs was born.

Holly favours asymmetric designs, as well as loving to use Swarovski crystals and gemstones. Her pieces are each a journey through texture and interest, topped off with a delightful use of colour.

As well as maintaining a well stocked Etsy studio, Holly also has a vibrant blog where she promotes other handmade artisans as well as giving us a little glimpse inside her world.

11 comments:

iKnitQuiltSew said...

Nice post! Love the black-and-white piece!

Linda Talbott said...

Wonderful post ... I love the specific pieces you chose to spotlight, especially the one with the starfish.

Brenda's Wearable Art said...

Great post! My favorite is the charm bracelet.

ParadisePurls said...

Nice write up for a wonderful artist. Love the starfish bracelet!

trusk4u said...

I just love Holly's work! It's so beautiful and feminine!

TamsJewelry said...

Very nice post.I love that Necklace!

Larissa said...

Amazing work!

jewelry by NaLa said...

Such beautiful jewelry. Very nice post. ;)

Kazumi said...

Great post! Beautiful jewelry!

lisianblue said...

Really nice post about a very talented lady!

DreamAgainJewelry said...

I love the piece with the starfish charm. Love the swarovski crystals too. Great post!