Friday, July 22, 2011

Challenge entries of Lizzie and Thomas McDonnell

Lizzie and Thomas are sister and brother and they are newcomers to Etsy, and their works are rock solid as you can see here.

The bracelet is the work of Lizzie, who used very simple materials, brass hex nuts and blue swarovski bicones , and yet the outcome is sublime!

See sometimes, one doesn't have to over complicate things, a simple , streamlined design can yield to the most aesthetically pleasing results, if all is in balance. And this little bracelet is indeed well balanced and elegant as could be. The brass combined with the swarovski crystals, plus the shapes of the nuts makes me think of Morocco and tiles.
It's interesting how very feminine brass hardware can become in the hands of a skilled artisan:))

The necklace is the work of Thomas , who utilized computer coupling nuts, and it's another example of simple modern efficient design, that creates a statement.
This piece is very masculine and very attractive, yet seems so very comfortable to wear.

Lizzie and Thomas now have a new etsy store called California Solid Arts,check it out right here.


  1. Wow great job on both pieces love them both. Jewelry for men is not so common and it is great to always see new designs for men. I would defiantly wear the bracelet, it's so pretty.

  2. I love the beautiful simplicity of these designs!