Monday, August 22, 2011

Featured Artist: Tracy Guillaume of Tied up Memories on Etsy

  August seems like exactly the right month to share with you the designs of Tracy Guillaume of Tied up Memories on Etsy.
That is because Tracy is a member of Etsy’s Cottage Style Street Team, and her designs are inspired by and reflect the cottage style. 
You often hear “cottage style” referred to in terms of interior decorating, where it is characterized by old, timeworn pieces, often painted and weathered, definitely with a vintage appeal. 
Colors are light, such as whites and tans, as well as soft yellows, pinks, blues, greens.  
Overall, there is a sense of warmth and comfort that comes from frequently used and well loved pieces and spaces.
Just imagine a special cottage on the water, one that is returned to year after year, a place to rejuvenate and revitalize, a place where special memories are created.
I'm sure you can see how Tracy’s jewelry designs capture this aesthetic. Her pieces repurpose unique vintage components, the colors are soft, the pieces are comfortable and pretty.
And there are lots of flowers.
Tracy’s work has been featured in Jewelry Affaire (Autumn 2010, page 38-39) , and you can also learn more about her work at her blog.
As summer here in the Northern Hemisphere winds down, you can enjoy holding onto its warmth just a bit longer with a visit to Tied up Memories. Plus, if you are interested in cottage style accents for your space, you may find the perfect piece at her second Etsy shop, Tied Up Memories Market. Enjoy!


  1. Thank you so much for this lovely feature! I love how you described my jewelry. Everything I wish to capture was perfectly said. I appreciate this so much.
    Tracy G.

  2. How fantastic to see you as a featured artist here on Bumbershoot, Tracy! I am thrilled for you. And your jewelry really was described to perfection!! ~Debby