Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hemp is not just for hippies

I'd like you to meet Joy. She is a very talented hemp artist who makes incredible necklaces and bracelets. I think these go way beyond the usual simple hippie-style chokers into an art form that women of any age would enjoy wearing.

I blogged about her before (see more necklaces here) and wanted to update. Joy lives in Texas and comes to South Carolina to visit her dad every couple of months. After she'd bought a few of my pendants on etsy, we met for lunch in Asheville about two weeks ago. Here she is at Tupelo Honey Cafe wearing a necklace she made of braided hemp with a pendant I made her to look like her little dog Ash. :)

Here I am wearing a necklace Joy made.

I gave her one of my favorite pendants when we met for lunch and she whipped this up on the airplane on the way home. She is amazingly fast.

I love this! It has a very intricate design which is beautifully made and I get compliments on it every time I wear it.

She used hemp in colors to match and picked out the cool beads at Chevron Trading Post & Bead Company in Asheville. I recommended the store to her and now she's as addicted to it as I am! LOL

She emailed me photos of these black and white beads, and I created a pendant to match.

Here are some more new ones.

Little Red House Hemp Necklace

Baby Bird Hemp Necklace

Visit her shop at joyshempjewelry on etsy to see a wide range of unique hemp necklace and bracelet designs with embellishments of clay, glass, stone and shells.


Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

I used to make hemp jewelry when i was a teenager (many years ago). It never came close to looking this good!

penguinsplunder said...

How incredible! I love working with hemp, and seeing her amazing designs is inspiring!!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Wow, what wonderful necklaces. Love them all, especially the black and white one:):)