Designer of the Week: mairedodd

Each Monday we feature the Designer of the Week. One of our editors pick their favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries. This week’s featured designer is mairedodd! with her entry, “winterberries and la pie.”

ABS Editor Cindy Gimbrone says mairedodd described the necklace so perfectly, she’ll will let her speak for herself:

“cindy gimbrone’s glass instantly reminded me of snow and ice, frost in the woods…its free form is so organic… i created an icicle-y, berry cluster… a winding winterberry branch with glass headpins and fibers… opaque and translucent… faceted and smooth… light and shadow… a small sterling disc is stamped with a shivering bird perched in the falling snow…”

See more at of mairedodd’s wonderfully eclectic jewelry ather Etsy and Art Fire shops. Read how she creates and lives life on her blog.

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13 Comment

  1. LuLu Kellogg
    January 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I love Marie's work. I have been following her on Flickr 🙂

    Glad to have found your Blog.

    LuLu Kellogg
    Coastal Sisters

  2. luthien
    January 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    maire is an wonderful and extraordinary person and it shines thru in all her work!! it is an honor to hv befriended such a talented artist!

  3. byZarah.com
    January 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I agree, this necklace is fantastic! The donut is also very special and I think they should be used more in jewelry making 🙂

  4. TesoriTrovati
    January 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Yea! You couldn't pick a better person nor a better representation of the inspiration. Way to go MJ!
    Enjoy the day!

  5. mairedodd
    January 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    thank you cindy! your glass lent itself so naturally to the theme… i always love seeing how the works are interpreted for the challenge…

  6. Marbella Jewelry Designs
    January 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    beautiful piece! all her work is very special

  7. Artisan Clay
    January 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Yay Mary Jane! It is a beautiful necklace!

  8. Michelle Mach
    January 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Love the fiber-y addition–makes me want to reach out and touch this necklace!

  9. Leslie @ Bei Mondi
    January 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Oh, she deserves the spotlight for gorgeous earthy jewelry and a warm friendly personality as well. Congrats, Mary Jane!

  10. SharonP
    January 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Lovely necklace created by a lovely lady! Congratulations, Mary Jane!

  11. hint
    January 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    congrats Mary Jane! Always astounded how much texture you achieve in your work. This one is GORGEOUS!

  12. Melissa J. Lee
    January 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful job! Yeah!

  13. Alice
    January 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    A fabulous piece, and I imagine it would work well in any season.

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