SariBlue Featured on The Artisan Group Blog

As you will read in this feature, it’s been a great experience to be part of this dynamic team! Be sure to explore the blog and The Artisan Group website for information on their events. You’ll also learn about the members of TAG and their top notch work!

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The Artisan Group is proud to announce this week’s Artist Spotlight feature is one of our fantastic artisan jewelry members, Christine Lorenzo!
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{website} www.sariblue.com

We caught up with Christine and asked her a few questions about her unique “evil eye” jewelry line, and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here’s what she said:

Thank you so much for selecting SariBlue to be the Spotlight Feature for the week! How exciting! This comes at such a great time for the shop and for me. If it was yesterday, it may have been a little harder to answer these questions. I was running into a little creative block working on some new pieces and it was interfering with the flow of writing.
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SariBlue Featured on Jewelry by Saniki Creations Blog

I admire and appreciate Penny Cheng for her lovely work and her selfless support for her fellow artists. She is such a sweetheart

Please make sure to pay a visit to her blog Jewelry by Saniki Creations

Meet Christine Lorenzo of Sari Blue Jewelry, Featured Artist

Being a Jewelry Designer for a few years now, I can usually spot a designers niche, a signature touch, to what they produce… In other words, if I see a necklace/earrings/bracelet, most times I can tell you who designed it by what the technique, or materials used.

Christine behind fence

One such jewelry designer I can spot right away by looking at a piece is Christine Lorenzo of Sari Blue Jewelry. A fellow member of The Artisan Group, Christines signature Evil Eye Jewelry Creations is anything but evil.
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SariBlue Featured on In-Her-Shoes-Blog!

I feel really honored to be featured by Pati Lara on her spotlight at the In Her Shoes Blog. Pati is a fantastic person and I admire her focus on women and how we contribute to the world!

Also huge thanks to my friend Monica Collins from TG Bears for nominating me to be featured among this group of terrific women!

You can find the original article at http://www.in-her-shoes-blog.com/25/post/2012/01/first-post.html

This week’s Spotlight is Christine ‘Sari’ Lorenzo and SariBlue Jewelry

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“Beautiful, simply designed jewelry to add peace, positivity and a bit of fun to your style! There’s nothing evil about it….SariBlue.” – Sari Lorenzo

Christine Lorenzo (“famously” known as Sari) describes herself as an Italian American who from birth spent endless hours with her Grandmother and NoniMa (Great-grandmother) listening to their stories and watching and learning their crafts and talents. “These women had such a great sense of self, family, daily purpose, of fitting in.” Six years ago Sari landed an amazing job with an international tech company that required a huge amount of travel. She spent weeks at a time in Turkey and was strongly drawn to the Evil Eye, at first not knowing why. She then began to remember the words of her Noni about certain people who had the power to cast Evil Eyes on others. For Italians the notion is called Malocchio. The Evil Eye is a belief that (crosses many cultures and traditions) a person can bring harm to you simply by looking with envy, then praising you, but with jealousy in their hearts. This simple look can affect evil, harm or misfortune often times unintentionally. The Evil Eye bead is meant to protect the wearer from negative forces or projected thoughts towards them; the bead itself is in fact a “lucky eye” – an amulet meant to defend. This then became somewhat of an obsession along with the amazing Nazar Boncuk, the bead you wear as a good luck charm. “I was hooked. So I was off and running with SariBlue.”
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SariBlue Featured on TaraDara’s Blog

Many thanks to Tara for this fantastic feature! It was originally posted at http://taradaramadeit.com/2012/01/etsy-shop-spotlight-sari-blue/.

Please also make sure you check out her shop of Award Winning Handmade Artsy Fartsy Fun Stuff at http://www.etsy.com/shop/taradara.

Etsy Shop Spotlight: Sari Blue

Sari Blue is one my fellow Golden Globe Gift Bag Contributors!!!

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What do you make/sell on Etsy?

I am the designer and founder of SariBlue.

The SariBlue Collection is made of gorgeous handcrafted Turkish glass beads. These beads come directly from artisans who have learned the craft of these historic beads through generations. The SariBlue team travels to Turkey to work directly with craftsmen for their collection. The beads are then tied together in a unique and modern way for our original designs.

The collection is fun, colorful, very unique, adding a great conversation piece to any wardrobe; the pieces also add an ancient element of protection to your life by wearing the Evil Eye Bead.

Every piece of SariBlue jewelry has at least one Evil Eye Bead to help protect the wearer from the potential negative forces out in the world.  It is believed that the wearer of Evil Eye Beads will not only be protected from negative forces but also be brought good fortune.
The collection includes: earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, chokers and amazing multicultural baby belly bells.
Beautiful, simply designed jewelry to add peace, positivity and a bit of fun to your style! There’s nothing evil about it…
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SariBlue Featured on Wonderforest

Originally posted at http://www.thewonderforest.com/2011/11/theres-nothing-evil-about-it-and.html

There’s nothing evil about it!! (and a giveaway!)

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Christine owns and operates a jewelry line called SariBlue.  On top of being an amazing person, she is devoted to her line and it shows!  Her collection includes cultural inspired Evil Eye bracelets, earrings, and necklaces in wonderfully bold colourings.

SariBlue is this month’s very first Wonder Forest Featured Artisan!  I got the inside scoop on Christine’s business and am so happy to have her here to share it with you all!
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{Featured Artist} Christine from SariBlue

Originally posted at http://www.snugglymonkey.com/2011/09/featured-artist-christine-from-sariblue.html

Welcome to Featured Fridays on Snuggly Monkey! Each Friday we chat with a different Etsy artist and take a peek inside their Etsy world. This week we are talking with Christine from SariBlue.

Christine’s jewelry focuses around handcrafted Turkish Evil Eye beads. As her shop description says, “Beautiful, simply designed jewelry to add peace, positivity and a bit of fun to your style!  There’s nothing evil about it.” Evil Eye beads (and in turn SariBlue jewelry) is meant to protect the wearer from negative forces. While influenced by traditional Turkish designs, Christine adds her own creativity and modern touches to create truly unique pieces for her shop.

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SariBlue Jewelry Giveaway

 Originally posted at http://www.simplyharmony.com/blog/dazzle/sariblue-jewelry-giveaway

Today is the first of my 2 giveaways for September. As you all know by now, I am a huge fan of all things positive and chic! So when lovely Christine of SariBlue Jewelry contacted me to do a small ad and a giveaway on Simply Harmony I jumped at the chance to promote her jewelry company!

SariBlue Jewelry’s designs are inspired to add positivity, peace, and fun to your style! Based around the age-old concept of protection from the evil eye, the beautiful eclectic jewelry is made from authentic gorgeous glass beads from Turkey to help you bring calmness, peace, and assurance with you throughout your day. The “evil eye” bead (also knows as the “Lucky Eye”) comes in an array of brilliant colors – ranging from white all the way to black – and SariBlue creates the most charming pieces from these precious beads.

My favorite pieces from her collection are “Gypsy Sky bracelet” and the Gypsy Flame bracelet (pictured above). And as luck would have it, SariBlue is giving away the Gypsy Flame bracelet to one of my lucky readers!
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Creativity Unmasked: Creative Introduction SariBlue

Originally posted at http://creativityunmasked.blogspot.com/2011/08/creative-introduction-sariblue.html

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Christine of SariBlue in today’s Creative Introduction. Christine has recently stepped into the creative marketplace, so please give her a warm welcome and open the door into the creative community with advice and support. At the time of our “interview”, SariBlue was up, running and looking forward to their first sale – good luck!

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Please introduce yourself:
My online little business is very new but my interest in design and fashion and art is life-long. Ironically my day jobs have always lead me down another path. I have, for the most part, worked in a corporate world with an international focus, which has also been a huge draw for me. I love things that have an eclectic flair, places, ideas, art, music that allow me to see things from other views.

How did you first become interested in your craft?
After a lifetime of head-down corporate, the last six years had me traveling to Turkey, Brazil and France for work. Most regularly I traveled to Turkey, and from time to time, I was able to poke my head up and look at things other than the next terrific software engineer or SIM application! Turkish culture was so amazing for me and really grabbed me from a personal and artistic place and slowly the idea for SariBlue developed, until this spring when my beauties Maggie who is 8.5 going on 40 and Gigi who just turned 7 who will forever be as light as air said Mom, you want to do this “now is the time” so I did.
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