Another artisan that I loved over the holidays was Alexandra Tumanov who creates beautiful jewelry under the name Tumanov Regalia. I am a closet jewelry collector. I actually rarely buy now or wear them since I have had children but I have a 4 drawer jewelry box filled with classic, unique, and costume jewelry. I especially love turquoise. Absolutely love it. My whole family is drawn to it. Alexandra's table was beautiful. Have a peak at her blog for more photos of her work and read below her little bio that I snagged from her site.
"~ Beauty will save the world'; ~ This statement mixed with some biting problem solving is what drives myself to create vaingloriously. ~With every piece comes more experience and the dream is bound to a world full of collaboration and unrehearsed demenor.~ I call these Objet d'arts - clad in metal armor, Tumanov Regalia, for now."