It is my pleasure to bring you another awesome etsy shop!
Please let me introduce you to Larissa, who runs Larissa's Handcrafted Jewelry. She makes gorgeous pieces that I looooove! Larissa, please tell us a little about yourself...
I am a stay at home mom for 3 wonderful children ages 9, 6, and 4. I started making jewelry originally just for myself and for my family. I began selling at jewelry parties and craft shows about 3 years ago and last year decided to venture online and opened my shop on Etsy.
You will not find any plastic or acrylic in my jewelry. I put a lot of myself into my work and would rather not cheapen it by using plastics. I love working with lampworked glass beads and with various semiprecious stones with Agate and Jasper being my favorites due to the wonderful variety of colors and patterns found in them. I often get inspiration from the beads and cabachons themselves and although at times I do sketch out what I want a certain piece to look like I find that sometimes the piece itself calls for a different look or feel at which time I will modify it from the original plan until it "feels right" . My favorite items to work on right now are my pendants. I love the abstractness of wire wrapping and feel a connection with the stones as I work on them.
Larissa's work has also been featured in an iVillage.com slide show in their
beauty and style section! Check it out here!