This week's featured artist is a jeweler after my own hear! I LOVE the genre she focuses many of her pieces on:
Tonight, CJ Grand of The Grand Design introduces us to Steampunk. Think of H.G Wells and Jules Verne and you have the idea of Steampunk; a science fiction genre featuring elements of fantasy from a time when steam power was widely used.
Coming to us from Ontario, Canada, CJ provides a view into the Steampunk world through her Etsy shop and her fantastic designs! The artist tells us "All of my jewelry is made by me from natural stones, vintage beads, crystals, reclaimed and repurposed items any other materials that inspire me." You can see the care she takes in creating these one-of-a-kind pieces. For all of you Facebook fans, check out her Facebook page. You can also follow her on Twitter.
My favorite piece of jewelry by CJ is this Steampunk Glass Fuse Earring set. "These little glass fuse earrings will add the finishing touch to any steampunk costume or be a great conversation starter for everyday wear. They are made of glass fuses wrapped in copper wire and are light and comfortable to wear. They measure 2 3/4 inches in length" and are a great price!!
Finally, if you spend enough time on CJ's blog, you will be able to see so many samples of this fantastic work by simply watching the side slide show :o)
Thank you CJ for introducing us to this absolutely beautiful work!!