Valerie Tyler 2011 Jewelry Collections Sneak Peek

I’ve been at work in the studio and really pleased with how the results are turning out. I’m super excited about the 2011 collections which will feature lots of mixed metals, unique textures and a minimalistic style.

Enjoy the preview!

Available from Valerie Tyler, prices range from $15-$100


Monday Modern Nature: The Birds are Chirping, Bring on Spring!

Normally I like to feature other items besides my own in the Monday Modern Nature series, but this week I wanted to share my bird series with you as I am so delighted that the level of bird songs from park is greatly increasing. I think more and more of the delightful critters are returning, and I can’t wait for Spring when I can finally throw open the windows. Usually all Spring and Summer we’re woken up to the sounds of birds frolicking in the tree right outside our window and I love it!

Both necklaces can be found at

My Latest Nature Inspired Jewelry

I was hard at work in the studios the last few weeks. I had a few supply orders come in, I’m cleaning the studio, applying for next years art shows and creating the 2010 collection. This year I’m very excited about combining handsawn metal with wood, and using more natural materials to add some warmth and organic feel to my more industrialized metal.

Here’s a peek at what is already available in the Valerie Tyler Designs Nature Inspired Collection!

Friday Favorite: Monet in the Third Dimension

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of functional art.  I love art that has a use, that has dimension, that belongs in a home.  While perusing Etsy I came across this divine waterlily tray by Blazer Studios.  The shape, structure and patina are absolutely lovely!

lilyWaterlily Tray, $225 from Blazer Studios

Studio Sneak Peek

I’m working on a couple of larger pieces right now.  So, here’s a little photo of the works in progress.  Note all the broken saw blades.  I’ve been doing A LOT of sawing.  Usually I get through most pieces without breaking a blade.  As you can tell there’s lots more work to be done, from filing and polishing as well as assembling the finished pieces.  What do you think they will be?  Necklaces?  Earrings?  There’s a few other surprise things I plan to do as well.   When these are done they will be some of the larger pieces in my collection right now.  img_5813