Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: emmylouhelmuth

Aside from creating beautiful jewelry for her Etsy shop, Emmy Lou Helmuth is a full time volunteer with the Immigration Resource Center in San Luis Valley, Colorado (her husband also offers his services full time for Habitat For Humanity). She has always been creative, but her current loves are knitting and cooking. She finds her inspiration in nature. "I love the colors, textures, and the intricate simplicity." Sometimes it is even pure necessity that drives her artistic vision. "It is so great to see a need for something and figure out how (to) create what is needed." Emmy Lou's husband describes her as "a closest hippie," but she also enjoys elements of classic beauty. The unique combination comes across very well in her jewelry designs, and can be dressed up for a night on the town - or dressed down with Danskos and jeans (my personal favorite). For now Etsy is her hobby and she plans to enjoy her shop and "make enough sales to fund (her) continued crafting and Etsy purchases." She advises her fellow artists to "take the time to learn something new. I recently started working with a sewing machine and the old beast is rather inspiring." Please check out her shop: http://emmylouhelmuth.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

4 comments:

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Wendy it is always nice to read your artist profiles of fellow Etsyians! Keep up the great work here, love your blog :)

Wild said...

very nice profile. off to visit her etsy store...

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

great feature

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS, Chucka Stone! :-)