An artisan jewelry journey in color, texture and fun. Beaded jewelry with handcrafted sterling silver is my focus and joy.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Jewelry Artist and Author Linda Chandler

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Okay, so I'm in Michael's this afternoon picking up some generic supplies, when perusing the books over in the beads aisle I come across Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry. Now the amazing thing is I intended to feature Linda Chandler this very day for this site as one of the wonderful Etsy artists I've come across. Are Etsy artists cool, or what?!!

Linda began making jewelry even as a child and grew up designing and handcrafting one of a kind pieces. She is inspired from designs of nature to basic functional pieces and combines the two into literal works of art. Linda is a master craftsman in many facets of jewelry making. Whether it be silversmithing intricate filigree designs, weaving wire into almost impossible patterns or stone setting, her foremost enjoyment comes from the design to finish of her amazing pieces.

Linda has been a vendor on Etsy for well over a year and finds it a welcome change from the traditional Art Show scene that she spent many years taking part in. She feels that Etsy is a wonderful and lucrative avenue in which to share your designs, meet fellow artisans, and share tips and techniques. Watch for her latest designs on Etsy as she is continually adding them to share with her following of buyers that enjoy her amazing work. You can visit her on her own website and her Flickr site. And look for her wonderful teaching expertise in a bookstore near you!

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