Thursday, May 7, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: LaurelNathanson

I think we can all agree that jewelry is a fun way to express yourself..whether it's through a fun texture, bright colors or intricate patterns. Today's featured shop has all three! Meet Laurel, owner of Etsy shop LaurelNathanson. Laurel handcrafts fun, unconventional art jewelry from her purple house in Oakland, CA. Laurel is an artist, jeweler, surface designer & all around crafty girl who has had her work featured in American Craft Magazine, Lark Books 500 Necklaces, and 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse. When she's not busy creating, teaching or writing how-to articles for Jewelry Artist Magazine, Laurel loves to snuggle with her dogs, Bonnie & Bailey...and is always on the lookout for an 80's dance party! Laurel's fun-loving spirit shines through in her creative & colorful works, available for sale at her Etsy shop. Here's my top 5 favorite items from LaurelNathanson:






Handmade Sterling Silver Boho Necklace with Beads and Leather Cord 




Polymer Clay and Silver Necklace with Vintage Button and Beads










Square Rings, Resin, Origami Paper and Copper Stacking Square Rings in Purple Size 6 


Sterling Silver and Plexiglas Earrings in Transparent Red 




Sterling Silver Rainbow Tassels Earrings with Seed Bead





If you're interested in learning more about Laurel and her work, make sure to check out her website at LaurelNathanson.com for more information!



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