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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Featured Etsy seller : Kelly Smith ( Gothic Glitter)

Where should I begin ! I love everything about Kelly Smith's Etsy store! Each one of her hand crafted piece's are just amazing and beautiful. Her Etsy shop profile read's :
"I am a metal clay artist.
While I’ve always been artsy, the idea that I would one day make and sell jewelry never once entered my mind. For the first 20 years of my life, I drew. The last half of that period focused exclusively on graphite.
While obtaining my BFA, I used some cheap beads to decorate my steel sculpture. I felt an instant connection with those shiny bits of glass and plastic. I immediately bought beading wire and made the ugliest necklaces known to man. However, I was quite proud of them and wore those necklaces everywhere.
Since then, I’ve abandoned graphite in favor of jewelry. I’ve dabbled in stringing, chainmaille, wire wrapping, and vintage filigrees. Eventually I returned to metalworking, merging it with jewelry by means of precious metal clay."
All I can say is Kelly I am so glad you abandoned graphite in favor of jewelry.Ever since I can across her Etsy shop months ago searching for the perfect "Caroline's ring, yes I am a sucker for all that is Vampire Dairies" I have been in love and slowly penny pinching to save enough to buy myself one. If that dosen't happen I have been throwing slow hints to my husband here and there in hope that he will buy me one and surprise me with it one day.
The quality of this ring is just,well I can't even find the
word for it. It's amazing how much it looks just like the ring from the show.

My love for this stone go's way beyond my love for the show. Ever since I read the books based on the show and searched the Lapis Lazuli stone I fell in love. It' an amazing sapphire color and tiny flecks of gold are never once the same in any stone. So the unique stone will never truly be the same in any one ring. As you can tell from the photo below with the many different stones featured in the picture.

I have read almost every review from the many sales she has received on this one piece and felt it a must to include some of them :

"I realize it's been said again and again, but the pictures do not do this ring justice. It is stunning, and as far as I can tell, it's identical to Caroline's ring.
The cut of the stone picks up light beautifully and sparkles.It honestly makes me wish I had better looking hands. :) Kelly was very helpful, patient and accommodating. She answered all of my questions promptly and even let me request the shade of stone I wanted. Overall, I'm very happy with this transaction and wouldn't hesitate to do business with Kelly in the future. Thank you so much for making this beautiful ring! "

"Absoutely Stunning, and EXACTLY what i've been looking for!"

"This ring is exquisite, and even more gorgeous in person. When I first opened the package, I'm even more stunned by just how beautiful it is. This is the work of a professional, no doubt about it. She makes such a faithful representation of the ring Caroline wears in TVD, and I believe it's even identical. Throughout the entire process, Kelly has been so kind, generous and patient with me, and I really can't ask for a better seller who cares about her work and her customers. So thank you Kelly, and I'm really grateful and appreciate everything you've done, from the bottom of my heart. ♥♥♥"

Gothic glitter is not just a place to find a beautiful TVD inspired ring it also has some really unique necklace's,earring's and ring's! Kelly's page dose say : Not Everything Dark is Dull
Here are some of my other favorite items: 
 Beauty and the Beast
This whimsical double-sided pendant features fancy floral filigree on one face and a weathered gargoyle on the other.

Measuring 27 mm (1.125 inches) in diameter, the .999 pendant was formed out of PMC. A single yellow CZ sparkles from the center of the filigree side.

The 23.5 inch rosary-style chain is composed of freshwater pearls which have been hand wrapped with sterling silver wire. One small citrine rondelle accents each side 4 inches above the pendant. The clasp is a 7mm sterling silver spring ring.

The last two photos show a detail of the front and back of the pendant before I attached it to the chains.
Rapunzel:  A long, golden tassel flows down from the bottom of this ornate shield pendant.

Nestled in the center of the shield’s intricate pattern is a brilliant blue aquamarine (manmade). Matching turquoise beads connect the .999 pure silver pendant to sleek gold-filled chains.

The tassel is composed of vermeil findings (24 karat gold over sterling silver) and various lengths/styles of gold-filled chain. It measures a total of 4.25 inches long and 0.25 inches wide.

1mm thick and 1.4 inches in diameter, the silver shield pendant has a slight triangular dome. Three small flowers on the back reinforce the three loops. It has been antiqued (blackened in the crevices) to show maximum detail.

The necklace is 22 inches long. The silver pendant and tassel dangle almost 6 inches past that. See the fourth photo for an example of how this beautiful long necklace hangs when worn.

The Repunzel necklace is a favorite of my oldest daughters. She is about to be 5 and already has amazing taste! If she ends up picking Rapunzel for Halloween this year I would have to purchase this item just to complete her look. If you are looking for some really unique and beautiful jewelry take a look at Kelly's Gothic Glitter Etsy shop where Not Everything Dark is Dull
Let her know KMR Craft's sent you! I would love to know every one's thoughts on these amazing and unique handmade vintage style jewelry piece's.

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