Attention Cinderella, We Found Your Glass Slipper!

Whether you’re a Cinderella wanna-be, a shoe collector, or a lover of stained glass, you’ll love our new line of handmade, stained glass shoes!

Stained glass shoe brooch pin

We’ve got one up on Etsy now, and more colors will follow soon.

Please click on the picture to view it in the online shop.

Sing on Saturday – German Jazz and Australian-Celtic Fusion

Sing on Saturday brings you a song or two from around the world every Saturday. Today we have two songs with more fusion than a nuclear explosion. First we have Mo’ Horizons, two DJs from Germany, putting a Brazilian twist on Ray Charles’ classic, “Hit the Road Jack”. Next we have lively danceable jazz fused with Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo by the 1980s band Outback, playing “Dance the Devil Away”.

Handpainted Butterfly

Handpainted Butterfly – Inspired by the beauty of the Amazons

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

The band Outback was started by Martin Craddick, from the UK, and Graham Wiggins (an American whose mother is Australian). After the band broke up, Martin Craddick went on to start the band Baka Beyond, which fuses African and Celtic music. Graham Wiggins founded the band Dr. Didg, which fuses electronic techniques and the didgeridoo.

Baka Beyond

Baka Beyond

 

 

Baka Beyond describe themselves as an “Original Afro-Celtic danceband
inspired by the music of the rain forest”
For more on Baka Beyond visit http://www.bakabeyond.net/

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Dr. Didg

For more on Dr. Didg, visit http://www.drdidg.com/

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Mo’ Horizons

For more on Mo’ Horizons, visit their page on Facebook

Sing on Saturday – Songs from Brazil and Argentina

Sing on Saturday brings you a song or two from around the world every Saturday. Today Natalia Oreiro, sings a foot-stomping tune about Candomble culture. Then Luciana Mello delights us with beautiful, melodic Samba, for which her native Brazil is famous.

Handpainted Butterfly

Handpainted Butterfly – Inspired by the beauty of the Amazons

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

For more on Natalia Oreiro, visit http://www.nataliaoreiro.com

For more on Luciana Mello, visit http://www.lucianamello.com.br

LucianaMello

Luciana Mello

Natalia Oreiro

Natalia Oreiro

New “Recent Creations” Page

ArtsyGenius Jewelry is sold locally in California and worldwide through Etsy. Since local and Etsy items will be different, and some things are sold before they ever get posted online, this page will keep you up to date on the most Recent Creations, so you can snap them up before anyone else.

Here are the latest creations, tiny hand-painted fairies (about 3/4″ tall) and hand-painted butterflies.

Stained glass and metal card holder, created for Fresno Ideaworks by Hector Alvarez of ArtsyGenius

To keep up on the latest creations, bookmark the Recent Creations page.

Sing on Saturday – Songs from Celtic Woman, Gypsy Kings and Alabina

microphoneEvery Saturday there will be a song or two from around the world. Before you listen to today’s selections, you might want to go grab your dancing shoes. Kick up your heels doing an Irish jig with Celtic Woman. Then heat things with flamenco music by the Gypsy Kings and Alabina’s enigmatic voice.

Mistress of Celts stone necklace, inspired by travels in Ireland

Mistress of Celts stone necklace, inspired by travels in Ireland

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

For more on Celtic Woman, visit http://www.celticwoman.com/

For more on the Gypsy Kings and Alabina, visit http://www.gipsykings.com/ and http://www.ishtaralabina.net/

Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Ishtar Alabina

Ishtar Alabina

Gypsy Kings

Gypsy Kings

Free Jewelry Giveaway – Rose Quartz Pendant on Brown Suede

Our free jewelry giveaway is tomorrow. You can win this beautiful Rose Quartz Geometric Pendant on Brown Suede, a handmade original ArtsyGenius design!

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Rose Quartz Geometric Pendant on Brown Suede Cord

This is from our new line, coming to Etsy next month.

To enter, all you have to do is “Like” the ArtsyGenius page on FB, and tell us what is your favorite shop item or blog post.

Please click on the picture or link below to enter the Giveaway. Good luck!

For details, go to:
www.giveawaytab.com/mob.php?
pageid=355743747870301

Sing on Saturday – Songs from Benin and Santo Domingo

microphoneEvery Saturday there will be a song from around the world. Today we have two. The first is a wonderfully cheery song from Juan Luis Guerra, a native of the Dominican Republic. The second is a haunting melody from Angelique Kidjo, who hails from Benin. Both of these musicians are cultural icons in and beyond their homelands. They are also activists who have embraced a message for the need to change, to make the world a better place.

Tribal Dance Necklace Click here to view on my Etsy Shop

Tribal Dance Necklace, $35
Click here to view on my Etsy Shop

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

Angelique a the Nobel Peace Price Concert

Juan Luis Guerra

For more on Angelique Kidjo, visit http://www.kidjo.com/

For more on Juan Luis Guerra, visit http://www.juanluisguerra.com/