marjoriemillerby Marjorie Miller

Hello, if you don't already know by now, as millions surely already do, my name is Marjorie. People know me as a bead jewelry designer with an obsessive penchant for gemstones, pearls, more gemstones, more pearls, even more gemstones and even more pearls, and, of course, all the other stuff, like chain, wire, sterling silver, and you know what else, I don't have to tell you. And if you have heard that I spend more time on the internet than God, well, you might be right. I am always on the lookout for the next great thing in jewelry. It could be yours. (Actually, it should be mine, but you know me....) I hang out at Land of Odds (, and you can reach me there anytime. Point my nose in the right direction -- jewelry on-line that people will want to talk about. And, darling, you better believe this is my real nose. The jewelry ain't fake either. Let me take your hand, and guide your eye to see the treasures I have found ....


Alina EYDEL Fine Art


I know… I know… I am the Jewelry Spotter, but the next website I am featuring is that of the artist Alina Eydel. She does not make jewelry, but I love her unique colorful jewel encrusted Mosaics on Canvas. They inspire me to drool with delight. Alina paints her art deco inspired figures with acrylic onto canvas. She then applies with glue and varnish a layer of glass beads, Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, turquoise, corals and other gems. The affects are stunning, See for yourself.


From her description on her website of her work: Eydel exaggerates the contemporary perceptions of aesthetics and synthesizes them with her own impressions and experiences, especially from traveling and observing nature. Her surrealistic approach allows her to express experiences and ideas through unexpected combinations of elements that carry personal significance for her, such as flowers fused with skyscrapers or architecture fused with the human body.“Mosaic on canvas” evolved from the customary acrylic paintings with which she engaged herself as a child; however, as her concept developed, it required this particular mixed media approach. The unexpected textures that Eydel uses in her paintings add an ethereal sparkle, transforming the works into painted pieces of jewelry. Accordingly, Eydel calls her pieces “jewelry for walls.” Such a multidimensionality of texture is intrinsically surreal; each piece is both a painting and jewelry at once. Each piece is also a painting and a mosaic at once. Eydel’s texture game and the idea that something can be two things at once corresponds to her often surrealistic ideas, in which a dress or a hand or a torso or a flower is not just what it is, but also a symbol for something else entirely.


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