DOLLYBIRD DESIGN Marshland Ring, $175 ♥ Katie Johansson is working to “keep the rapidly disappearing lapidary arts alive” by creating collector jewelry for people who value unique handmade pieces. She works with independent miners who hand-cut and polish each stone, unearthing “little pieces of art that only Mother Nature could create.” Flow with the forest’s flora with this collector agate ring celebrating the last days of summer with heavenly swirls of leaf, moss, lichen greens and whispery ivory. Hand bezel set in sterling and bubbly in its cut, this Brazilian agate is a one-of-a-kind gem.
Dollybird is so very excited to be Etsy’s featured Artist this week!! Thank you to Etsy for the attention and to all my fans who have been the driving force behind keeping Dollybird a successful independent brand throughout the years!!!! Love, Katie
Barrington Art Festival MAY 24 – MAY 25, 2014, SAT & SUN 10-5
Dollybird is proud to be a part of Local Eclectic today. Shop a very special collection only available at http://www.localeclectic.com/
long before local eclectic was born, we were a fan of katie johansson’s dollybird. so when we asked her if she wanted to be featured and she suggested doing a mini collection for the site, we were beyond thrilled! if we had to choose one word to describe her designs, it would be dramatic. she creates big, bold, powerful, statement pieces and this collection is no different. using rare and highly metallic native metal gemstones, katie hand carved the stones and set them in sterling silver. the rings will cover knuckle to knuckle and the necklaces will make the outfit! each piece is handmade and one of a kind, making this collection (and all of her works) collectibles! if you aren’t already familiar with her line, prepare to be wowed.
May your Winter Season be filled with Exploration, Enchantment and Wonder. Thank you to all my fans that have made Dollybird a true symbol of an eclectic independent business surviving all these years. It is because of folks like you that keep unique beauty very much alive.
Dollybird is getting ready for the Final Art vs. Craft fair in Milwaukee, WI after a decade of showing. It has been one of the most original, true, and loyal art fairs to independents and artists from all over the nation. Thank you Faythe Levine for being such an inspiration. Come on out and see what’s new and original for an early Holiday Shop!!http://artvscraftmke.blogspot.com/
Natural soft rose colored hues are broken in pattern with this unique Jasper gem that sits underneath a wispy muted translucent Sagenite gem. Collector Sagenite gem is a rare and striking Agate stone that has needle like mineral growths within its soft dimensional layers. These black needle inclusions are beautifully displayed in radial fans, making for a dramatic windswept motion to the piece. Sagenite measures 72mm wide x 41mm tall and rose colored Jasper measures 62mm round. Necklace is hand bezel set in sterling and hangs from a sturdy 18 inch chain.
A Dollybird one of a kind that is hand stamped and numbered as one to collect. A dreamy, moody statement medallion to lay around your neck for those stormy windswept days.
Staggering shades of soft green gems with sterling hand built bezel framework makes for this rigid arrowhead necklace. Variscite, Chrysocolla, and Chrysoprase gemstones are one of a kind and all natural in color and pattern. Necklace measures 2 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches tall. Hangs on a sturdy 18 inch chain. Welcome to the New Stone Age with this rare and eclectic statement necklace.
Sold. Private Collector.
Last call for Dollybird gifts this season at The Hideout Holiday Sale, Chicago’s most loved small venue. Tues. Night Dec. 18, starting at 6pm. Each year The Hideout invites a number of talented Chicago artists to display their wares for the holiday season.
North Star Necklace
A celestial statement necklace made of deep blue silver shining Kyonite and Obsidian gems. Necklace measures 6 1/4 inches wide by 7 inches tall and is hand bezel set in sterling. Glowing Obsidian center gem measures 30mm tall x 40mm wide. Hangs from a sturdy 18 inch chain. A one of a kind and made for all you shinning stars out there. Price Upon Request.
Sold. Private Collector.
Woke up today to find this post on Etsy’s Jewelry Gift Guide blog where Dollybird’s Lil Gold Rush Ring has been featured for the Holidays. Thank you Rachel ♥ dollybird
One of the best places to buy Handmade from Artist’s for the Holidays http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/a-jewelry-gift-guide-from-elephantine/
Dollybird is excited to announce her next showcase at Art vs. Craft, in the Harley-Davidson Museum, Saturday, November 24th, 2012 from 10-6pm located at the crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets in Milwaukee, WI. Come shop some of the best eclectic and independent artisan handmade objects for this Holiday Season.
And perhaps a little road trip out of town while your at it…xo, dollybird
Come on out for a unique shopping event called Bizarre Bazaar at Furniture Icon Steelcase’s Showroom, at The Merchandise Mart. Dollybird will be previewing some of her new Fall/Winter one of a kind pieces to shop, alongside the beauty and architecture of some of the most iconic furniture designed.
November 7, 2012 from 5:30-8:30 at The Merchandise Mart, Suite 300, Chicago, Il 60654
Come shop at one of the best holiday shows for the festive season. This Saturday and Sunday Dollybird will be showcasing at the Chicago Renegade Dec. 1 +2, 1419 West Blackhawk Street, Booth #62, Gym #2 near the main entrance. 11am-6 pm. One of the original and finest places to shop from local and independent designers. To learn more about, click here www.renegadecraft.com.
One of my favorite Artist’s
Daniel Danger is an illustrator and printmaker working out of New England. Amidst old houses dead from the fallout of urban sprawl, railway bridges asleep from neglect, and trees that engulf everything; his work attempts to remind you of something you may have said to someone, or something someone may have said to you; back in that time period that’s just too far away to remember clearly, but not so long ago you forgot about it completely. His memories and many of his friends are simply ghosts now, shaking him awake with mistimed alarm clocks and the sounds of a television from across the house.
Truly an inspirational exhibition of work. See Ignacio Torres’s website for the exploding moving digitals of his work. His project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death.
Thank you Rusted Revolution for a great mention! Check them out ♡
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Rusted Revolution was created in September 2010 by Lesley Burr and Lucy McBride, who share a strong belief in the power and purpose of blog culture. They strive to give personal perspectives on edgy, underground, local, and couture fashion from coast-to-coast.
Dollybird is ecstatic over her review today on REFINERY29.
A Warm-Hearted Thank you to The Underground and all of Dollybird’s friends, and fans who came out to make the runway show such an awesome event in making it a night to remember. For the out of town, overseas and far away, a photo glimpse to be a part. Love, Katie
Getting ready for the stage and see you all tonight.
Dollybird would like to thank all her fans, friends and loyal customers that has helped make her jewelry line a lasting one throughout the years.
It is my pleasure to invite all of you to Dollybird’s 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Party, and her next showcase of new Stormy Spring/Summer pieces.
Free gifts, drinks and a private runway show reception to thank all you fans for choosing to buy handmade throughout all these years.
When: Friday, May 11, 2012
Where: The Underground, Chicago
Party Starts: At 9pm
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting Ready for the Runway. New Works. Friday May 11, 2012. At The Underground, Chicago. Details soon to follow.
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