Edie Allen’s charming animal cards and name signs grew out of an illustration class that she took. She cuts the animals and their accessories from fade-resistant colored art paper, designs the patterns for their clothing on her computer, and prints them on lightweight card stock. In her Alphabet Animals name signs, each little creature has something to illustrate its letter, such as a dog holding a letter to illustrate the letter L. The name signs make great personalized gifts for babies and children. Customers have a choice of nine different animals: bears, dogs, elephants, mice, monkeys, pandas, penguins, pigs, and rabbits. They can choose the colors, patterns, and details that will make every name special. Initials are also available. Visit her Web site at AlphabetAnimals.com to see more.
Jackie Mosher has enjoyed creating crocheted jewelry since 2006. The beads themselves become the inspiration for her designs. After carefully choosing a combination of beads based on their color, size, shape, and texture, she strings them all in a particular sequence onto a durable nylon thread. As the beads are crocheted in the round, the result is a hollow tube, or “rope,” as she affectionately calls it. Jackie uses only fine materials, such as sterling silver and 14-karat gold-filled beads, genuine Swarovski pearls and crystals, unique Czech glass, and other assorted quality glass beads. Fourteen-karat gold beads are available as a special order. Most pieces can also be customized to a desired length, depending on the availability of beads.
The delicate, ethereal jewelry by Seanne Sullivan pulls viewers to her work. She takes great care in choosing high-quality, natural gemstones for her one-of-a-kind and limited-edition jewelry. From process to product to delivery, her work expresses a love of the organic, sustainable, and subtle in a world that easily overlooks these. Seanne focuses on original, one-of-a-kind pieces. “Most exciting to me is the mixing of metals, multi-textures,and contrasting qualities such as light/dark, delicate/substantial, earthy/elegant,” she says.