Thursday, April 18, 2013

TRusk4U - Featured Artists

Good Morning,

Today's blog features Teresa Rusk of TRusk4U.  You have met Teresa before, she is a member of Handmade Artists Foum as well as the owner of the shop trusk4u.





Not only does Teresa own an on line store, she also has a physical location to show off all her lovely wares.  If you are in the North Carolina area stop by and check her out, not only will you find Teresa's own designs and goodies, but other finds from local area artists as well.  

Hollyhocks, LLC
102 W. Clay St. #C, Downstairs
Mebane, NC 27302
919-563-2522

Teresa is a jewelry designer, she loves to work with recycled items and creates items from the simple string of beads to more intricate work.  Her artisan creations are not only lovely but they are affordable as well, and will suit most any style of attire.  Many of her pieces are customizable for length and color choice of the item.

Teresa also blogs, and I do like her blog, there are fun things to do on the side menu bars, like the Daily Ohm, as well as read what she has been doing in the Shop and B & M Store.  Links to her sites, pages, shops, and blogs, may be found below.

Done in this year's must-have fashion color (Green), is this lovely bracelet and earring set.

Rosa's Garden
  

Rosas Garden Green and Silver Bracelet and Earrings
Rosas Garden Green and Silver Bracelet and Earrings
Rosas Garden Green and Silver Bracelet and Earrings
Rosas Garden Green and Silver Bracelet and Earrings
Rosas Garden Green and Silver Bracelet and Earrings
Rosas Garden Green and Silver Bracelet and Earrings

Product Details:
Crisp, bright green glass beads are paired with silver plated, antique look, round and fan style beads to give Rosa's Garden a very unique look. A large, dark green acrylic bead is the focal  with flat , weblike bead caps at either end. This bracelet has been carefully strung on flexible beading wire with wire guards, and crimp covers. A smooth toggle clasp adds the finishing touch. This bracelet is on the small side at 7.75"(18.5cm) long from end to end (including the clasp) and will fit a 6.5"(16cm) wrist.
 The matching earrings also have the same bright green glass beads and are topped with the fan beads. Small ribbed saucer spacers are at either end of the bead and a neatly wrapped loop attaches the dangle to the fishhook ear wire. They are 1.75" (4.44cm) long including the ear wire.



This next item is one of my favorites.  The simple design allows for the natural beauty and interesting pattern of the stone to be the focal point of the pair.

Water and Earth Jasper Earrings



Water and Earth Jasper Earrings
Water and Earth Jasper Earrings
Water and Earth Jasper Earrings
Water and Earth Jasper Earrings

Product Details:
Water and Earth are created using large 18mm Aqua Terra Jasper coin beads.  With beautiful shades of green and taupe, they are perfect for anytime of the year! Small silver plated beads add a little extra sparkle to the bottom, and are finished at the top with neatly wrapped loops. They are attached to silver plated fishhook earwires and measure 1.75" (4.44cm) long including the earwire.

Why I like her work so much.  This simple three strnaf beaded bracelet is something else!  Powerful, elegeant, bold and beautiful in a Cuff style piece.

 Tiger Eye Triple Strand Bracelet

Tiger Eye Triple Strand bracelet
Tiger Eye Triple Strand bracelet
Tiger Eye Triple Strand bracelet
Tiger Eye Triple Strand bracelet

Product Details:
This classic style bracelet is beauty in simplicity! it features golden brown, oval Tiger Eye beads that have been spaced with small gold beads.It's been carefully constructed using flexible beading wire and gold spacer bars to keep it all lined up straight so it lies flat against your wrist. To finish, I used wire guards, crimp covers, and a lovely filgree box clasp, all gold plated. This bracelet is 8.75" (22.22cm) from end to end, and will fit up to a 7.25" (18.41cm) wrist size.
* Bonus pair of matching earrings at no extra charge!        



Here is an example of Teresa's Up-cycling or Re-purposing skills.  I think this is very pretty and unique.

Dream Weaver Upcycled Woven Pendant

Dream Weaver Upcycled Woven Pendant
Dream Weaver Upcycled Woven Pendant
Dream Weaver Upcycled Woven Pendant
Dream Weaver Upcycled Woven Pendant

Product Details:
Upcycling at its very best, this pendant is a mixture of handmade and recycled parts. The pendant itself is a chandelier earring component which has been woven using 22 gauge silver non tarnish artistic wire.The beads I used are 8mm fire polished, faceted Jablonex beads in a rich Iris Blue. Each dangle has a silver lined E bead at the bottom and a wrapped loop securing it to the pendant. A handmade split ring acts as the bail and is made using the same non tarnish wire. The pendant including the bail is just around 2" long and 1" wide. 18" of silver plated cable chain and a lobster claw clasp complete this charming necklace.

Wow, not just your ordinary wire ring.  Teresa has several these in here shop, but this one just really caught my eye.

Copper and Italian Onyx Swirl Ring

Copper and Italian Onyx Swirl Ring
Copper and Italian Onyx Swirl Ring

Product Details:
A small indulgence, this feminine ring with those great curvy swirls is truly  treat! The tarnish resistant, 20 gauge wire is cut to length and the pieces are bundled and wired together. They are then placed around a ring mandrel to get the basic shape and lightly hammered.  5mm Italian Onyx beads are added for a little extra flair and the wire ends are curled into those fabulous swirls! Because this ring is open in the front, it can be adjusted to fit any finger, making it the perfect gift . 

Links 

Handmade Artits Shop: T. Rusk 4U 
About Page: Teresa Rusk
Twitter: trusk4u 
Blog: T. Rusk 4U 
Blog: Hollyhocks, LLC
Facebook: trusk4U 
Facebook: Hollyhocks, LLC 

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.  

 


 



3 comments:

  1. OMG Alix! Thank you for this amazing post! I love being a member of Handmade Artists-such an awesome group of people!

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  2. Great post Alix and wonderful pieces that you have chosen to show off. Teresa is an amazing artist and love to read her blog.

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  3. that tigers eye bracelet has just become my favorite.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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