One look at the Facebook banner, and you know you've stepped into a unique new world. ...A world created unlike any other. Art painted with twisted color wire and very tiny beads. By all means, click that link. Then go ahead and "Like" the page while you are there, because trust me, you are going to like it.. or love it... or REALLY love it. (Those are the 3 choices! Facebook should offer all 3.)
Welcome to the world of Louise Goodchild Designs! And if you ever can take your eyes off the banner, there's way more to see on the Louise Goodchild shop on Etsy! Just look at these...
I love "Tree of Life" symbols and these are some of the loveliest I've seen! But I also enjoy the image of this along with a tree...
And as I'm preparing this, I've just returned to her Facebook page to see that a similar design just won Louise first place in the wirework category of Beads & Beyond Magazine Jewellery Maker of the Year! I guess that confirms what I was thinking-- Louise has got super-talent! Please click here to see the winning entry!
Well, I don't know how Louise took that news, but it was nearly too much for me. I'm going to stop and smell some flowers for a moment!
But it's not all about trees and flowers. Her wearable art takes many forms:
Fish, and an octopus and lily pads...
And land-animals too, such as this one
wire wrapped cat pendant decoration ornament
with cherry blossom
If you can't get enough, Louise also has a separate website, with more unique jewelry listings!
(I confess, I'm mighty partial to this one:
Now, if you love Louise's work like I do, you will want to visit her blog as well! She's hosting a give-away of one of her pendants! It will involve a visit to her blog and her FB page, but it's very easy, just leave her a message or two. I'd say her demands are few for a chance to win such a great gift!
Please join me in congratulating her on her recently-announced achievement!
My thanks to Louise for letting me use her photographs to show to you in this post!
Sharyl ~ Sharyl's Jewelry
P.S. Please note that many Etsy shops will not be available Thursday, May 10th in silent protest. If you encounter this, please try again Friday. Some have asked that you hold-off making purchases through Etsy on Thursday as a way of supporting hand-made products and the artisans who create them.