Handmade Jewelry by As The Raven Flies
All of the cute crafty jewelry I find on Etsy fascinates me, and kind of ignites a spark I’ve had inside me since I was a crafty little child. Of course, with me juggling everything I possibly can in life, full steam ahead (that’s my nature), it’s hard to sit and have a meditative, creative moment, and sometimes just braiding something as simple as a friendship bracelet reminds me how therapeutic being crafty is. I made so much time for it as a kid, and I’m sure it led to the creativity I put forth as a web developer and graphic designer now. However, it’s those special friends that like to get down and crafty with me every now and then that help me take a break from creativity being a job and just enjoy it as a hobby. My friend TK happens to be one of those friends, and she’s owned this Etsy shop for awhile, As The Raven Flies. We both share the love for gemstones and beads and sewing and it’s always a joy to raid her craft room…it’s like Disneyland for creatives! Every time I’m over there, I end up leaving with some new necklace or bracelet she helped me create that reminds me that kid inside me is still very much alive. She’s taken her talents and love for jewelry making to the next level with this great little online shop, and I love to visit it from time to time to see what new items she’s managed to find time for on her constant cross-country travels for work (and I thought I was busy). TK focuses mostly on earrings, but has several cute necklaces, bracelets and even hair pieces, combining all sorts of elements including metal charms, ribbon, bells, and both real gemstones and glass beads. I’d have to say my favorite beads she uses are her garnets, as you can see in the Targaryen Fire and Blood Bracelet bracelet below! I’m also a big fan of the Lady in Red Earring and Necklace Set.
I keep meaning to start up a collection of bits and pieces of things and random trinkets I’ve collected ever since I was a kid, and stock up on some gemstone beads to start getting crafty, and As The Raven Flies always inspires me to do so. You can shop her store here!