Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – November – Ivy Starshine – Store – Starshine Beads

This is a fantastic blog post from Jen captain of Deadhead Art Alliance team about a fellow artist and friend Ivy Starshine.

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I’m Ivy and I’m located in beautiful, sunny Mesa, Arizona! My shops are Starshine Beads and Southwest Soaps!

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I create one of a kind handmade jewelry from semi-precious stones, crystals and metals in one store and I create vegan, detergent free, sodium laurel sulfate free handmade soaps. The philosophy for both of my shops is to create high quality handmade items at the lowest price for my customers and I’m proud to say I belong to the Deadhead Art Alliance as well as the Working Artists Promotion Team.

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My creative process always starts with inspiration, usually from the stones themselves, either a beautiful focal bead or pendant or the beads themselves.  I’m a Graduate Gemologist and Jeweler for over thirty five years and my first loves are stones and designing, so it’s usually some really unique stones or focal beads or pendants that set my imagination going.  I make all…

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Author: Thunder Rose

I am a bead work and leather work artist living outside of Sedona Arizona with my husband John and our fur baby Rosie. We have a beautiful daughter and 4 Grandchildren that we adore. I created this blog for our business Thunder Rose Leather and for heartfelt moments in time. We do old style leather and bead work , one piece at a time, by hand, with attention to detail. We develop our own designs and can work with your ideas. At the end of the day we think each handmade piece is unique, practical and made to use and enjoy for many years. I have made many friends along the way and it is so fun to enjoy each others company while making art and doing business. I want to say thanks to all my friends that I have made along the way. I am so grateful for you. You truly enrich my life. Blessings! Debbie Thunder Rose

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