Etsy Monday: Emily Wiser Jewelry

by Lisa on October 20th, 2009

Today’s Etsy Monday is all about pretty, pretty jewelry.  Most, okay all of which I would love to own.  Friends, take a walk with me over to Emily Wiser Jewelry.

All of the jewelry at Emily Wiser Jewelry is hand-made using silver, 14k gold, and palladium.  And I kid you not when I say it’s all gorgeous.  Let’s just look at pictures instead of listening to me babble on.

This 14K Solid Rose Gold Stacking Ring is on my wish list:

I’ve been looking for an understated yet spectacular ring, and I think this is it.

Or, if you prefer, you can get a whole set of 14K Gold and Sterling Silver Stackable Rings:

I love these Large Sterling Silver Hoops, which can be engraved!

Everything about these earrings is lovely, and the price makes them even lovelier. They cost just $15!

Emily was nice enough to answer a few questions about her lovely jewelry.  Enjoy!

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1. How long have you been making jewelry?

I’ve been making jewelry for 17 years, and I’ve been silversmithing for 5 years.

2. From where do you draw the inspiration for your pieces?

I draw my inspiration from nature. I see puffy white clouds in a blue summer sky and then I make a turquoise and white moonstone stacking ring set. I also like to pair stones together, to combine different types of stones in stacking rings and see how they look. I also like to play with shapes, and I like to pair different sizes of stones in stacking rings together. For my dreamcatcher bracelets, I like to twist the wire so that it reminds me of vines or tree brances, and I like to make bracelets that remind me of different nature scenes, like little lakes and rivers or flowers or ocean or sky.

3. For your jewelry, what types of materials do you work with?

I work with 14K gold, sterling silver, palladium, semi-precious and precious gemstones, and swarovski crystal. I particularly love the blue gemsontes: lapis lazuli, amazonite, turquoise, sapphire, and aquamarine. For turquoise, I only use Arizona sleeping beauty turquoise because it has that intense blue color that I love. It’s more expensive than other turquoise, but it’s definitely worth it. And I have grown very fond of aquamarine because it’s my baby’s birthstone.

4. Do you have any one piece that you would call a favorite?

I love making mother’s birthstone stacking rings. I have a lot of favorite pieces! LOL I really like the Twilight Inspired Aquamarine Bella Ring that I’ve made. I wear mine everyday. I also really like the engraved, colored lockets that I’ve recently made. They’re on exhibition now at the Triton Community College Gallery.

Twilight-Inspired Aquamarine Bella Ring; Engraved Purple Locket

5. How often do you add new designs to Emily Wiser Jewelry?

I add new designs as I’m inspired. On some days, I’ll add 3 or 4 designs that I’ve made and have decided to photograph and list all at once. And then at other times, it might be weeks before I add a new design. I just started an “Available This Month” section for designs that will only be available that month. I think it’s a good way to rotate designs.

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