Today I'd like to introduce you to Jennifer of Toxie Designs. She was the awesome person who pulled all of us together to participate in this summer promotion. And of course, she's participating with her shop Toxie Designs.
Toxie Designs specializes in Modern Geometric Eco Friendly Jewelry. The designs explore geometric
shapes, minimalism, clean lines along with eco friendly practices and
From the Toxie Designs profile:
I began making jewelry at a young age - mainly as gifts I gave to my mom
- who as it turns out is allergic to nickle and does not have her ears
pierced therefore could not wear her ten year old’s lovingly made
I continued on making jewelry for just myself and other as gifts until
about 5 years ago. That’s when I started making Swarovski crystal
jewelry that I been selling in a local women’s boutique. I have even had
a couple designs appear in movies that were shot in Winnipeg (The
Lookout with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Make it Happen with Tessa
Thompson). Recently I decided to change from purchasing my finding to
learning to make my own. I have been forging, bending, twisting,
hammering and am just starting to use a micro torch to fuse silver.
All the jewelry is made in either sterling silver, Argentium silver or
gold filled. The earwires, wraps, clasps, links and even some of the
chain is handcrafted by me. For adornment I mainly use Swarovski
Elements - beads, pendants and other components, vintage glass beads
including vintage crystal, Baltic amber and other gemstone and tagua nut
or vegetable ivory.
What is in a name? Toxie is my nickname for Toxaris- who was, according to legend, an Amazon warrior and skilled archer.
Check out this lovely item:
Marquise hoops with locking bottoms feature a single floating briolette
bead in blue green opal effect. The earwires, made of Argenitum Silver
wire (anti-tarnish and ethically mined) wire, are hand-shaped and
hardened by me. The beads are small faceted crystal clear donut shaped
briolettes milky aqua effect from Swarovski Elements.
Fresh yet Classic
Length is 7/8" or 22mm
If you would like to find out more about Toxie Designs please visit the following links:
Toxie Designs on Etsy
Toxie Designs Blog
Toxie Designs on Twitter
And if you'd like a chance to win the item featured above along with 15 other fabulous WEST creations, please visit this treasury link and leave a thoughtful comment on the treasury page. Simple!
*** Only comments on the treasury itself count for entry into the giveaway. But you're more than welcome to introduce yourself, ask questions or inquire about the world of jewelry making in the comments below****