Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mu-Yin Jewelry: Featured Artfire Artisan

I was browsing through Artfire yesterday and came upon these amazing Rainbow earrings by Artfire Artisan Mu-Yin Jewelry.   I love the way she's used tiny 4 mm faceted gemstones (including garnet, citrine, peridot and amethyst) to represent the colours of the rainbow, and I love the hammered sterling silver setting.  Really stunning work.  She makes other pieces (bracelet, ring and necklace) with the same theme.

The bio of this South Carolina artisan says:  
Mu-Yin Jewelry specializes in custom wire wrapped jewelry made with high quality colorful freshwater pearls and natural gemstones. All items are made to order to fit customers' size, be it a ring, necklace, or bracelet. While Designer Mu-Yin Mollie Chen received professional training in various art areas including literature, fine art and classical music, her wire wrapping skills are completely self-taught. A huge fan of handcrafted jewelry herself, one of Mu-Yin's goals is to provide the general public trendy and well-made handcrafted jewelry without the high price tag. Many designs are limited editions featuring rare colored freshwater pearls and natural gemstones collected by the designer from all over the world.Mu-Yin's Designs are noted for their vibrant colors, often simple yet meticulous construction and the delicate balance between the wire and pearls/gemstones. They are girly, sweet, sexy and easy to wear. Mu-Yin's Designs are never overwhelming -- they are simply addictive as that chocolate which makes you want to have one after another!

Here's an example of her work with pearls.  Mu-Yin does a few gorgeous peas in a pod pieces like the Necklace shown above.  Colourful freshwater pearls and sterling silver -- yum!

And here's another example of her work with tiny faceted gemstones.  I love this fresh, pretty aquamarine ring, which is also available in a number of different stones/colours.  It's pretty but not too sweet -- the rusticity of the hammered sterling silver plays well with the faceted gems and keeps it from being too calculated :)

Mu-Yin's Artfire store is muyinmolly.


  1. thank you for the lovely feature!
    mollie xoxo

  2. You're so welcome, mollie! Your jewellery is gorgeous!