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Local jewelry artist spotlight: Meet Isn't That Sew Handmade

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Ruth Ann Loiacano of Isn’t That Sew Handmade has been drawn to create ever since she can remember, starting with an unfortunate crayon mural drawing experience with her naughty cousin as a 3-year-old.

Fast-forward a couple of decades, and we find Ruth pursuing a career in apparel and creating her own geometric metal jewelry after 10 years as a dental professional. She fell in love with making jewelry with her very first class and was quick to catch on as the power tools and hand skills were remarkably similar to those used in dentistry!

"Making things with my hands and working professionally as a designer fills my soul in ways no other industry has been able to. I was just meant to be a maker! Since changing career paths in my late twenties, I’ve never looked back!
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Ruth describes Isn't That Sew Handmade jewelry as "very much inspired by the symmetry of sacred geometry, incorporating simple shapes, fringe, and interesting metal finishes for a very boho inspired look." You'll find an explanation of what certain shapes and symbols mean in the description for various items in the shop, like this Engraved Brass Triangle Necklace, for example.

Aside from the thrill of playing with power tools and torches to make her jewelry, Ruth enjoys sewing and pattern drafting as well as photography, graphic design, and cooking. "All skills that I get to incorporate into my blog and business!" she says. You can read the backstory of Isn't That Sew and learn more about Ruth here. See below for photos and links to some of Ruth's jewelry!

Connect with Isn't That Sew Handmade across the web:

Blog // Pinterest // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

***Isn't That Sew has a new collection launching this month! Use coupon code CUSTOMERAPPRECIATION for $5 off.***

Personalized Brass Necklace with Leather Fringe
Personalized Brass Necklace with Leather Fringe isntthatsew.etsy.com

Personalized Brass Necklace with Leather Fringe

Personalized Brass and Leather Fringe Necklace 

This beautiful handcrafted brass pendant features customizable hand stamped detail accompanied by a hand cut upcycled black leather fringe. 

This statement necklace can be personalized with any name or number you'd like, and makes a great gift!

Hammered Copper and Leather Fringe Necklace
Hammered Copper and Leather Fringe Necklace isntthatsew.etsy.com

Hammered Copper and Leather Fringe Necklace

Hammered Copper and Leather Fringe Necklace

This fantastic hammered copper necklace features a unique copper pendant, with a high polish finish and a beautiful hammered edge. Genuine upcycled, distressed leather fringe really sets this necklace apart.

Recycled Brass Necklace
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Recycled Brass Necklace

Recycled Brass Necklace

This simple, minimalist necklace features a handcrafted recycled brass pendant with a hammered or highly polished texture, and hangs boldly from a delicate 18 inch brass chain. Simple, elegant, and chic. 

Engraved Copper Constellations Necklace
Engraved Copper Constellations Necklace isntthatsew.etsy.com

Engraved Copper Constellations Necklace

Engraved Copper Constellations Necklace

This unique necklace features a handcrafted triangle engraved copper pendant on a delicate rose gold chain. Cool geometric fashion statement!

Engraved Brass Necklace
Engraved Brass Necklace isntthatsew.etsy.com

Engraved Brass Necklace

Engraved Brass Necklace

This simple, minimalist brass necklace is simple, elegant, and chic - featuring an engraved textured pendant on a delicate brass chain.

A simple necklace, this piece will compliment any garment in your wardrobe making it perfect for everyday wear!

Personalized Brass Bar Necklace
Personalized Brass Bar Necklace isntthatsew.etsy.com

Personalized Brass Bar Necklace

Personalized Brass Bar Necklace

A beautifully high polished brass pendant features customizable hand stamped detail. This lovely piece can be stamped with any combination of letters and numbers and makes a truly unique gift!

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