I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite jewelry component artists, Rejetta Sellers of Jetta Bug Jewelry. I am positively addicted to her handcrafted beads.
Rejetta is a genius with polymer clay, sculpting whimsical versions of birds and woodland creatures in amazing detail. All scaled down to the size of beads and charms that can be used in jewelry. She also sculpts flowers, bird houses, feathers and more.
I discovered her incredible adorable artisan components through a jewelry group on Facebook. The group – Creative Bead Chat – has hundreds of posts daily so it was by chance that I saw her post about the cutest little sculpted penguin chicks I’ve ever seen.
Someone had already snapped them up from her Etsy shop. Luckily for me, she was willing to do a custom order so I could have a set of my very own. I used them to create these earrings for last year’s “winter” theme design challenge.
Those little penguin chicks were the beginning of my addiction. I have a steadily growing collection of whimsical birds and woodland creatures from her shop. I will be making more jewelry with it. But will I be able to offer it for sale or have to keep it all in my personal collection?
Rejetta’s packaging is also special, which makes receiving each order all the more fun. Each box is wrapped with a band of colorful paper and tied with coordinating ribbon. And just look at the little nests she created for this flock of birds I ordered.
This white rabbit is my most recent purchase from Rejetta’s shop. I’ve had it, and a few other things, on my wish list for a while. When I saw that this month’s Art Jewelry Elements challenge theme was March hares, I finally had the perfect reason to buy it. As if I needed any excuse other than the adorableness. And never you mind the fact that I already have a black rabbit from an earlier order.
These are a few more of her fabulous little creations on my Etsy favorites list. Sadly, they were sold before I could get to them. But Rejetta assures me she is making more and will be adding them to her shop soon. And I will be buying them shortly thereafter.
Rejetta also designs delightfully whimsical jewelry, which is available in her Etsy shop. These “Trumpet Flowers” earrings are so wonderfully unique. I would never have thought to use crochet for the blossoms. And I’ve never seen anyone else use this type of bead cone in such a unique way either.
I would love to know more about what inspires Rejetta and how she came to be a polymer clay artisan and designer of imaginative whimsical jewelry. She’s a very busy woman, but she has agreed to a little interview later in the year when she can catch her breath. Until then, I encourage you to visit her shop to see all the “polymer clay pretties” as she calls her components, and her handmade whimsical jewelry.
If, like me, you find something you absolutely must have, you won’t be disappointed in the quality or the customer service. You can also become a fan of Jetta Bug Jewelry on Facebook so you won’t miss an update about any of her new little critters or jewelry designs.
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