Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ilse Meert - Lover of Lampwork and Amazing Designer!

Meet Ilse Meert! --------------------->

She's not a lampworker, but she loves lampwork beads! You should see some of the beautiful beads she has! I'm going to let her speak in just a few minutes, but right now, I want to show you some of her work! It's beautiful! You can find her dramatic and stunning works of wearable art on her website.

Please do not be surprised that her website is written in Flemish. You don't need to understand the language to navigate the site and see her beautiful designs.

Look at this necklace! Oh my goodness! Isn't it beautiful!
You just have to visit her web site to see more amazing jewelry, except for the jewelry I'm going to show you here!

I know that Ilse doesn't make the lampwork beads, but doesn't she do
amazing things with them?

I almost forgot to let Ilse talk. Here she goes!
Hi, I'm Ilse, born and raised in Belgium with one great passion in life: making jewelry and, by preference, making it with lampwork!

In my jewelry designs I use SRA lampwork from various artist over the world, and .925 silver; Bali silver, Thai Hill Tribe silver. Sometimes I add gemstones and swarovski but lampwork is my main passion.

I am a proud member of SRAJD (#582), a group of people who design, create and sell their own high quality artisan jewlery. No mass-produced stuff allowed in this group!

I hope you like looking at my jewelry as I love making it.

Ilse, do like to look at your amazing jewelry! You are a most talented artist!


Manuela said...

Wonderful, isn´t Ilse a honey?
Nice to see her wonderful work here.
Have a good weekend,

xxxx Manuela

Julianna Cannon said...

Ilse is an absolute sweetheart! And you are so right. She makes incredibly beautiful jewelry. What a great designer to feature on your blog. :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Ilse's beads are absolutely stunning!!!

Beadwright said...

Beautiful just beautiful.


angelinabeadalina said...

Ilse, your work is absolutely lovely, so elegant! Great feature, Mallory :)