Wednesday, June 1, 2011

JET Favorites: SatinDollCo

We introduce the first in our new blog feature in which the JETs will be sharing some of their own favorite pieces with you!



Satin Doll & Co. is  known for colorful, earthy handmade jewelry pieces.  Everyone has  favorites among their own collections. Ever wonder if those favorites are the same as your customer's?

Rarely does one ask the designer "What are your favorite pieces?".  I was at a festival yesterday and I had the rare pleasure to meet a man who had been in a crane accident a couple of years back in Manhattan, New York. To make a long story short, it was a miracle he survived, and one thing he does now that he is disabled, is eat oysters and then paint the shells which become earrings. He was kind enough to point out the pieces he liked and the ones he didn't. The ones he did not like were the ones that really caught my eye because they were so odd, colorful and very unique. Which just shows, the customer's favorite might not be the designer's favorite.

This all made me think.  I have made literally hundreds of pieces of jewelry;  what are my personal favorites?  I wonder if they are my customer's favorites too?


Wooden Desire -Beaded Dangle Earrings
What I love about these earrings is that they are so me! Earthy, wood, big, and dangly. There was really no inspiration behind them. When I got the wooden pendant drops, they were very boring and bland so I painted them with a light layer of acrylic red paint and they just came alive.

Samba Queen - Beaded Bracelet
This bracelet I adore! It is so fun and colorful. It reminds me the colors of the costumes of the Samba dancers in Brazil. I had a lot of fun making this piece. I got the beads for this piece at a show earlier this year, and when I added the  glass beads it was a match made in heaven.

Earthy Hindu Goddess - Beaded Necklace
This necklace has everything I love combined together. The coco pukalet beads, vintage Lucite beads and a metal Hindu goddess pendant. Definitely a necklace I would wear often, if  I kept it for myself.

Sweet Symphony - Wood and Carnelian Beaded Earrings

Initially, when making these, I fell head over heels in love with them and was planning on keeping them for myself, but another pair won out. I just adore the earthiness and  richness of the colors. Definitely a pair of earrings I would wear everyday.

I've chosen my favorites, now what are yours?  Please pop by my store, take a look around and let me know!  Thank you so much.
Gaetana

15 comments :

Beadsme said...

I just love Satins colour and boldness in her designs.

Bob J24-7 said...

Gaetana makes jewelry that looks amazing - and she does it at a price anyone can afford. What a great shop!

Erika Price said...

Satin's shop always makes me happy - a fabulous collection of beautiful and colorful pieces, all at amazing prices! What a find!

Rough Magic Creations said...

Gaetana's writing is just as stylish and beautiful as her creations! Off to visit her shop to choose my own faves!

JillreOzmay said...

A kindred spirit. Love her appreciation of bold color! Interesting post from an interesting artist.

laurastamperdesigns said...

Gaetana's sense of color and varied materials is true eye candy!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous colors, bold and beautiful styling. I just love so many pieces! How can I choose just one?

Made By Tammy said...

Gaetana's jewelry shop is so colorful and fun! Just one of my favorites is - Colorful Flower Power Beaded Dangle earrings.

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Gaetana knows how to use color in her designs. They are beautiful, colorful, and fun.

SendingLoveGallery said...

love Gaetana's style- lots of color, texture and sass : )

Deb Jeffries said...

I love the bold colors and fun earthy designs Gaetana uses in her designs. This feature would be even more fun if we could see a picture of the designer wearing her favorite piece! LOL. I love the oyster story

Michele said...

Gaetana's shop is so chic and colorful, and great prices also!!!!

Your Daily Jewels said...

Earthy and colorful; two adjectives that normally do not apply to one piece of jewelry. Gaetana has perfected this! Her shop is so fun and affordable for all!

SatinDollCo said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments regards my jewelry and the blog post. I really appreciate it. =)

cooljewelrydesign said...

Satin, you keep me young...just seeing your designs and sense of color makes me happy. A diverse shop with very affordable and fashionable jewelry...love it!