Friday, October 15, 2010

Meet the Artist: Shelley Burkett

Meet Shelley Burkett of Shelley Burkett Handmade.

Shelley creates gorgeous handmade jewelery.
She says that she has been artistic her whole life, but that she has only recently started creating jewelry as an artistic outlet. "My first pieces re-purposed some of the jewelry left to me by my grandmother."

"I enjoy making pieces that incorporate mixed metals with pearls or beads. Almost all of my pieces have at least a little antique brass. That's my favorite medium these days."

"I love to peruse fashion magazines, websites, and of course, etsy, for inspiration. I might find a piece that I want to re-create, but I always end up going in a different direction and making something completely unique. Most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind."

You can visit Shelley's blog: Whatever Is Lovely
And, of course, you can stop by and meet her in person at By Hand Boutique.


  1. This reminds me of vintage jewelry. Sooooo beautiful. Man, I am so excited about the boutique. I hope I can get lots of Christmas presents!

  2. I love shelley & her work. She always has such an eye for beautiful details!

  3. YAY!! Can't wait to see your stuff Shelley!! :D

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing these in person! Very nice!