December 1, 2011
Etsy Gift Guide: Silvery Simplicity
Need something elegantly simple, yet mega-chic with a lot of style?
Got a nice (but picky) boss to buy for this season? or a sweetheart sister? or your secret Santa selection was your cool Antie?
Well, I've got the answer! Check out Cristy Johnson's Jewelry Designs. Hailing from the Nlaka’pamux First Nations community in Spuzzum, BC, Cristy grew up surrounded by the scenic Fraser Canyon with its roaring river rapids, stunning coastal mountains, and beautiful canyons.
Currently residing in Victoria BC, Cristy expresses her love of nature through her jewelry designs in the form of leaves, dew drops, and symbolic representations of the beautiful West Coast.
This silver asymmetrical pendant is hammered into the shape of a delicate leaf, and suspends from 16" of sterling silver cable chain and a handcrafted silver closure with a 2" extender. $44.
These shimmering sterling silver earrings are hand-hammered in the shape of petals that hold a small bunch of faceted turquoise rondelles. These earrings are available in light amethyst, black spinel, labradorite (greyish blue), prenite (light green), pyrite, and turquoise. $39.
These silver hammered asymmetrical leaf earrings would match the necklace above (for that extra-special someone). $42.
A single rutilated amethyst quartz briolette drops from a silver wire framed petal silhouette to create this beautiful necklace. $46.
These sterling silver earrings featured a hammered double-petal silhouette design. $39.
This silver hammered scaled long leaf necklace is a contemporary interpretation of a leaf. $78.
This stunning silver interlocking necklace features two sterling silver hammered and textured circles of unequal circumference suspend from a light cable chain showcasing a single coin-shaped cultured white fresh water pearl. $64.
For your brother who has no idea what to get you for Christmas, send him to Cristy's shop, and tell him, "I'll take anything!"
Click here to check out my Treasury List that highlights an assortment of Native-made items featuring silver, shell, and bone materials.
Posted by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe