Like many women, I have an affinity for gemstones. I love them in earrings, necklaces, and rings, especially if they are aquamarine (my birthstone) or ruby (Levi’s birthstone).
I also love the look of raw, uncut gems, which is why for several months I’ve had Elisa Werbler’s Big Cartel shop bookmarked. Her hand-printed birthstone silkscreens have a modern yet natural vibe, each featuring five overlapping transparent layers to create the look of ten or more colors. At $110 for an unframed 11″x14″ print, they aren’t terribly expensive for original art, but I haven’t been willing to part with my cash just yet.*
Then I discovered Tabitha Brown’s amethyst wall art on, get this, The Land of Nod. Her 11″x14″ unframed print is even on sale now for $15.95, and while it lacks the 3-dimensional quality of Elisa’s gemstone art, I find the colors similarly appealing. (Tabitha’s Etsy store, The Pairabirds, offers a couple of different gem and rock prints, including aquamarine and emerald.)
Besides looking great in my newly-painted pink office, I think birthstone prints by either of these artists would make really lovely baby gifts. Couldn’t you see a new mom hanging up one in a nursery or playroom?
*At what point in my life will I not think that $100 is a lot of money? Is it because I’m
cheap frugal? Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to be rich?