Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Qualoma

If you're looking for quality jewelry, handmade with natural stones and shells, look no further. Meet Steve, owner of Qualoma. Recently opened on Etsy in December of 2014, Qualoma's name comes from two sources: Qual, which reminds Steve of quality & of the word qualia, which is our subjective experience of things; and om, which is the sacred syllable or mantra that's said to represent the vibration of the universe. Based in Tucson, AZ, Steve creates quality artisan jewelry with an array of natural materials. Steve also loves creating custom orders, so feel free to request a custom order from him! Here are a few of Qualoma's items that caught my eye:


Brown oyster heishe shell necklace with magnesite & silver accents 





Purple spiny oyster shell heishe necklace with abalone accents




Bold statement necklace of jasper and Picasso marble beads. 





Elegant statement necklace of sardonyx, jasper, and sterling silver with Egyptian collar effect





Elegant, delicate aventurine, turquoise and silver necklace 




Steve's passion of working with natural stones is reflected in his beautiful work. Make sure to check out Qualoma on Facebook for updates and new items!


Until next time...stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie
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