Friday, May 29, 2009
I'm a Fan of...
To say that Judy Ebert, jewelry designer and owner of jbEbert on Etsy, makes jewelry is like saying that Yo-Yo Ma plays the cello. It is true, but doesn't express the level of artistry that is deserved when introducing an artist of their caliber. Using sterling silver, gold, semi-precious stones and lots of luscious color and creativity, Judy creates pieces of art that you happen to be able to wear. Like a cornucopia of fruit, her work reminds me of how visually satisfying a beautiful piece of jewelry can be. One needs no other focal point to look "finished".
In addition to being an extraordinary talent, Judy is also a philanthropist, donating 5% of the retail cost of each of her items to the very worthy organization Heifer International.
You can find jbEbert on Etsy, Trunkt, 1000Markets, and Artfire. Follow her on Twitter and become a fan of hers on Facebook. Bookmark her blog, too!
Her jewelry can also be found "in person” in Horseheads, NY (just outside Elmira) at Glamour and Glow Boutique.