Featured Artisan ~ Dolcie Crawford ~ DeeCee's Wire WondersBy Janet Colvin (UniQueTreasures) on April 28, 2010
|Dolcie wire wraps jewelry. I've never seen anything like the intricate designs and passion that Dolcie puts into her creations. I hope you will enjoy getting to know her and enjoy her beautiful jewelry as much as I do.|
I'd like to introduce you to Dolcie Crawford. Dolcie has been such a blessing to me in so many ways. I was wandering around on Cubits one night and ran across some of her wire wrapped jewelry. If you don't know what that means, she takes strands of wire and encases beautiful stones with the wires. I've seen quite a few pieces of wire wrapping jewelry and owned some myself since I began making jewelry several years ago, but I've never seen anything with the intricate designs and passion that Dolcie puts into her creations. I'm sure you'll agree that her work is outstanding! Her personality is just as beautiful as she is.
I wrote to Dolcie and asked her if she would post some of her beautiful designs in the Artisan's Nook. She and I wrote back and forth and got to know one another some. She was kind enough to share with me how to increase the exposure to the Artisan's Nook through Facebook with something called Link Love. I had just recently started a Fan Page on Facebook for the Artisan's Nook to try and draw some traffic to my cubit. That night in the middle of March I had a grand total of 38 "fans" on my Facebook page. Thanks to Dolcie's advice and suggestions, I now have over 225 "fans" in a little over 6 weeks. During that time I've "met" some of the best of the best artists across the world. My eyes have been opened to a great group of folks that "share the love" through their links to their businesses.
You can read more about Dolcie's Link Love Success at this link. (Scroll down to March 25, 2010)
"I have been wire wrapping for about 5 years now. When requested, I do give classes in wire wrapping, crochet, ribbon embroidery, loom beading, sewing, and a little basics of needle tatting. We are both retired and have I decided to try to increase our small income with my jewelry sales. I have 2 sons, 3 grandchildren and 2 monster dogs. My husband, Tom and I live on an acre of land in New Mexico. We love to go camping. Tom is a recreational prospecter and I make my jewelry while he is playing in the dirt. We have been married for 45 years and are looking forward to many more. We both praise God for our many blessings, including the many friends I have met, and will meet, here. Thank you all for your interest and God Bless."
Let me share with you some of Dolcie's work. All photos in this article are the property of Dolcie Crawford. Please do not copy or share these photos. I am sharing them here with Dolcie's persmisson. Most of these items are for sale in Dolcie's Etsy Shop Dolcie prices her items very reasonably.
"All jewelry is handmade wire wrapped and most are one of a kind. My Tree of Life and Faith Pendants have no wires around the outer frame to detract form the design. I make sure all wires are smooth to protect your skin and clothing."
This is the Tree of Life and Faith chosen for the Mommy Love by Artibility Treasury East. I am offering a 30% discount for Mothers Day to all the fans and friends of my Facebook fan page from now until May 7, 2010 on any piece of jewelry in my Etsy Store.
To become a fan of Dolcie's, click here
One of a Kind, Original design by DeeCee’s Wire Wonders.
This handcrafted patriotic red, white and blue pendant is wire wrapped with a classic swirl pattern with a slightly altered design. You can show support for our troops every time you wear this lovely work of art.
One of a kind Natural Turquoise pendant.
Wire: 14 Kt. Gold Filled Wire. Gold filled wire has 1000 more gold than gold plated wire.
Stone: Natural Turquoise
Size: Approx. 2 1/4" long including bail
Chain: 18" Goldtone
Double hearts seem to float above the Turquoise stone. The mine from which the stone came is unknown to me, but it is a beauty with just the right of black matrix to accent the Turquoise green color. Turquoise is a soft stone, therefore this natural stone has been stabilized. Most Natives in the Southwest believe that Turquoise brings good fortune.
Tree of Life and Faith pendant with a Black Onyx bead, .925 Argentium Sterling Silver wire (slow to tarnish) and 14 Kt. Gold Filled Wire. Gold filled wire has 1000 times more gold than gold plate.
This pendant is a Brazilian Agate that has been dyed blue. It is wrapped with .925 Argentium Sterling Silver Wire which is slow to tarnish and measures approximately 3” from the top of the bail to the bottom of the stone. The 18” chain is Silver plate.
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|I love unique and unusual things. Connie and I create Copper Sculptures from new and recycled materials. I love thrift shopping and love a good bargain.|
I'm married to a great guy, with 2 beautiful daughters and 4 incredible grandchildren and we live in Southeast Texas.
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Comments and discussion:
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|I like your skills.||kaglic||May 24, 2010 10:49 PM||1|
|On vacation||DeeCee||May 6, 2010 7:34 PM||1|
|I'm a Satisfied Customer!||nap||May 5, 2010 4:17 PM||12|
|Thank you just isn't enough.||DeeCee||May 2, 2010 4:07 PM||9|
|Love the heart necklace||Boopaints||Apr 30, 2010 8:57 PM||7|
|Beautiful||kaglic||Apr 29, 2010 6:24 PM||2|