Shari, of Jewelry by Shari on Etsy, designs and makes fine, quality, unique Bohemian (Boho) jewelry. She designs her handmade jewelry, which is all original and high quality. Shari says “Designing and making jewelry are my passion. It allows me the usage of color and I love color. I went to school at Western New Mexico University and received my degree in Fine Arts. The design and color aspect of my training was a favorite study of mine. My class called “Color” lasted for 6 months 3 times weekly. I never realized just how much is involved in color. You can create hundreds of variations using just 1 color. Sounds amazing but it’s true, because I had to. It most certainly fascinated me. And I love combining different colors together. That’s where designing came in.”
She first started designing and making jewelry while living in the Caribbean islands. She was constantly surrounded by the vibrant bold colors of the flowers and the crystal clear aquamarine flashes of the sea. That’s when the influences of Flash came into play in her jewelry, especially the Aquamarines, Fire Rainbow Moonstones, and Labradorite gemstones. She says, “The most breathtaking colors were underneath the sea which is a world onto itself! The bold and vibrant colors of the fish and the amazing color of corals left me with the feeling of being outer worldly. I loved to snorkel just to see the color. Color influences my choices designing jewelry. It really makes a difference in our moods.”
Sheri uses Gold, Sterling Silver, platinum, and sometimes copper since these metals are archival and last forever. Her range includes 10k,14k,18k, and 24k gold as well as gold filled. She also uses Sterling Silver in her jewelry.
Shari uses precious and semi-precious gems including beautiful Swarvoski Crystals and Czech Glass beads. Her gems include everything from opals to Chalcedony, Labradorite gemstones with beautiful blues, greys, and greens that flash as you turn the stone. Some other gems that can be found in her jewelry are Herkimer diamonds, Jade, (various colors) Black Onyx, (various colors) Citrine, Ruby, London Blue Topaz, Topaz, (various colors) Moonstones including Fire Rainbow Moonstone, Amethyst, and Aquamarine, also in various colors. You can find just about anything that suits your fancy!
Below is just a small sample of the beautiful jewelry that can be found in her shop.
And this is only a very small sample of what’s available from this talented artist! Be sure to visit her shop to see all she has to offer!