I have always been intrigued by the Victorian concept of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Collecting unique treasures to then weave into an eclectic one-of-a-kind adornment is what makes my heart sing. This magpie tendency has taken me all over the world and eventually became the foundation for The Curious Nest, the store that I share with my husband.

In addition to jewelry, ideas for paintings and stories are constantly swirling in my head. They wake me up at night demanding to be expressed on blank pages with brush or computer key. I cordially invite you to take a stroll through my little world of creations in jewelry, books and paintings in the hopes that they fill you with wonder and curiosity.
-Andrea


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"The Winships series"
The Winship series begins in Port Townsend, Wa. where mystery and a hint of the paranormal preside over the seaside town. Each book tells the tale of a Winship family member, and their curious ways, beginning with Charlotte. The first three novels are now available on Amazon and four more are in the works! Each novel can be read independently although I highly suggest starting with "The Curious Ways of the Winships".
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"Evolutionarium series"
The Evolutionarium series is set in the not-so-distant future when the Great Change has left the world's inhabitants struggling for elemental balance. Air is the first book in the five novella series. Each story is illustrated and can be read in one sitting.
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"The Curious Coloring Book - Faery Forest"
The Curious Coloring Book is an all ages collection of twenty two of my black and white illustrations created to relax and enchant. Get out the colored pencils and explore the faery forest. There are hidden surprises in the tree trunks and curious creatures waiting along the path. A perfect way to finish the day or begin the weekend for the young at heart and nimble of finger.
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Here are a few of my paintings to peruse. I am inspired by all things whimsical and imagine flowers have voices and fairies abound. I use a variety of techniques including acrylic on canvas, watercolor as well as mixed media. Assemblages are also a medium that I use often to create small vignettes in shadowboxes. This is just a small selection of my work and all can be purchased in the form of prints or greeting cards. Some originals are also available with archival framing.

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My jewelry is available in retail stores
and online


The Curious Nest website     online store
Etsy online store
Watson Kennedy website
Crackerjack website
Susan Wheeler Home website
Tres Fabu website
For questions about custom work, wholesale or other inquiries feel free to email me at andrea@andreasavar.com




You are also welcome to call or come by my store during shop hours.

The Curious Nest • 2916 NE 55th St • Seattle, WA 98105 • 206-729-6378

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My first creative love has always been jewelry. From my years living in France to my return to Seattle, my jewelry has been a constant companion. Sometimes I keep my collections simple and use only gemstones and precious metals. Other times I let myself go wild with homages to literary characters or imaginary creatures. One thing is consistent in that each collection is unique and each piece tells its own story. To see my latest jewelry, hot off my workbench, visit my shop's facebook page or come in to see in person. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite past collections.
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Alice in Wonderland was the very first book that I read on my own. I remember jumping into it with all my imagination seeing the shelf lined rabbit hole with all its little trinkets and treasures so vividly as each character came alive with wonder. I memorized the poems and kept waiting impatiently in the rose garden to see if a white rabbit might happen by. So this collection is very dear to my heart and many years in the making! Some of the parts and pieces I actually found in Oxford (home to Lewis Carrol and Alice Liddel). The silhouettes I cut out of sterling sheets to render each character.

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My Lost Time Collection is created with vintage found objects. Everything from pocket watch keys to unusual vintage jewelry revisited is used to create these unique pieces. I scour the French Flea markets in the hopes of finding these treasures lost to time. I have been making these pieces for the past fifteen years and never tire of recreating a lost piece into a new keepsake.

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The teardrop collection celebrates all that moves from the sky to the water below. I want the idea of water, flora and astral bodies to all be combined into simple feminine jewelry. The teardrop pearl and gemstone invoke beauty and delicacy in my mind like no other shape. There are always pieces from this collection in progress on my workbench. I also can take custom orders.

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As many of you know Halloween is my very favorite holiday! I love all the talk of things that go bump in the night, beautifully crafted jack-o-lanterns on everyone's porches and warm apple cider. So I look forward to creating my October jewelry collections most of all. Here are some of my favorites from Halloween collections of old.

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The enchanted forest is one of my fine jewelry collections. I use precious stones and 18k to 22k gold to create these heirloom pieces. Some are made with antique French centerpieces while others are cast by me. But all are unique and hold a little bit of forest magic to be worn through your daily journey.

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La Belle Époque collection is made with pieces from the late 1890s to 1920s combined with some of my favorite gemstones. Floral designs and art nouveau ladies are at the heart of these jewels. I wove the tendrils and buds together with sterling and gold-filled wire to create luxurious yet affordable pieces. I am waiting impatiently for a new 'belle époque' to emerge.

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In homage to one of my favorite authors, I created a collection of jewelry inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and poems. For some I made miniature original paintings set on filigree. Others I just used found objects that inspired me and combined seemed to invoke his stories. A toast to Poe!

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