Thursday, November 22, 2007

Featured Artist: Sweet Irie

Pecan Sundae Fling Bracelet

Established in 2005, the Sweet Irie name came about from the newest addition to her family; her kitten, Irie. Her name means, supreme joy; quite fitting! She is the light of her life and the inspiration for her jewelry, as she likes to help her work! Although she admits Irie isn't much help. I know what she means, my cat Cheerio loves to sit on my desk while I work and just stares at me like beads and/or crochet is ancient Chinese kitty torture. Irie loves to play with the jewelry and balls of hemp she uses; stringing it all over the house (again, I understand b/c Cheerio carries around yarn like it's his baby). Needless to say, she now has her own stash of 'toys' lying around. Just as well, she has since moved on from making hemp jewelry and creates the beautiful handmade beaded designs you will see throughout her store.

Cherry Bomb Earrings

Her jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Plus, she's having a mega sale right now. If you buy any two items, you get the third for FREE!! If that's not incentive to go check out her shop, I don't know what is.

If you want to check out more about the artist behind Sweet Irie, you can check out her blog at
or she can also be found on myspace:

She is a proud member Etsy FEST (Florida Etsy Street Team)and Etsy Bead Street Team! Please check out the blogs for these groups for information and events: