Thursday, January 29, 2009

Unique Handmade Pendants!

I have been a lover of all things handmade for many years. When I get the opportunity to meet a talented crafter or designer, I feel very blessed. I firmly believe in the "Buy Handmade" campaign because there are so many talented folks in this world who deserve to be successful!
I first met Janna, when I had my store here in town. She came in one Saturday and bought a few items. After a few minutes of chit-chat, we realized that we both love Primitives and the love of junking. We also shared a mutual friend who has a WONDERFUL prim store, Beth at Old Tyme Marketplace in Marshville, NC.
Janna had mentioned that she made jewelry. Now I am not what you call a jewelry buff - I usually only wear my wedding ring and my earrings so I didn't think too much about it. She actually was wearing one of her pendants and when she showed it to me, I fell in love with it! She uses old vintage buttons as the base for her pendants. This particular one had an old vintage key attached! I was hooked!
She has a booth at Curious Cat as well as one at the Waxhaw Antique Mart which is close by my house. I would stop in there often to see her newest designs. These pendants are gorgeous! They have a unique vintage look to them and I have not seen anything like them. On my last trip to Curious Cat, my daughter and I stopped by Janna's booth. Believe it or not, my daughter also fell in love with her pendants! Normally my daughter and I do not agree on jewelry so this was a first. It is very rare for the mother and teenager to agree on fashion. I couldn't believe it! She is now saving her money so she can buy more! She loves the fact that they are unique and they have been a hit at her school.

Janna's company, Artsy Fartsy, also accepts custom orders for her pendants.

Can you see the vintage keys on some of these pendants?

You can find her work by checking out her website, Artsy Fartsy Finds. She, also, has her items available at several retail locations throughout North Carolina. Be sure to check her out! I think I may get her to make something for my daughter's upcoming Sweet 16! When I get it, I will definitely post a pic and share it with all of you!

7 friends had to say:

Kath said...

Hi Nicole!
Those are beautiful & very unique! I don't wear much jewelry either...but I do like these pendants! I love the old keys she put on some of creative she is!
Thanks for sharing
Have a great day!


JenW!~ said...

Those are very unique pieces of jewelry. I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing.


Lovely jewelry.Nice idea.
Have a nic and creative weekend from NOrway:-))

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hey Nicole!
Thank you sooo much for the link!! Sure appreciate sweet!
Take Care,

Artsy Fartsy said...

Thanks so much Nicole for the nice post. You are too sweet. I have added you to my list of favorites as well. I have got to get my blog up and running!! Janna

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

They are very cute. I'm not much of a jewelry person either, but I still love things like that.
Thanks for telling us about her.
Have a great weekend!

Ching Ya said...

Those are lovely pendants, very talented indeed. Creativity is one of the greatest gift from God, she's very blessed. Thanks for sharing Nicole.