Friday, November 28, 2008

Lime Greeeeen

I absolutely love beaded cuffs. It's something about the way the glass beads are woven together to create a fabric. I haven't gotten around to making a really large cuff yet. I've found myself sticking to smaller projects with picot edges instead. I found one by Miamiamia Designs that I absolutely love. I love the combination of lime green (my favorite color!), stripes, and circles. Not to mention it looks retro. I seem to like retro things now. My mom complains that I wasn't even around when it was originally popular, but whatever!

This has nothing to do with beadwork...but I finally got a jeweler's saw and some blades. I've had a sheet of copper sitting around just waiting to get cut up! I can't wait! I have so many ideas. I've been really interested in working with resin lately and want to incorporate the two together. The only "tools" I'm missing now are a torch and a kiln. Both of which I don't think the landlord would appreciate me having...especially since I only have minimal experience with them!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! If you purchase anything from my Etsy shop and mention this post, I will give you free shipping! (just notify me before checkout to avoid a tangle!)(good until Christmas)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The work of In My Head Studios

Sunday, I met Vickie of In My Head Studios at the Community Nursery School of Irondequoit Craft Show. It was really exciting to meet someone from Etsy in person! I love looking at jewelry wherever I go. The range of wearable art that can be created is really quite incredible.

The pendants that she creates are absolutely wonderful little pieces of art for your neck. I like this one in particular. Each one is a mini collage and there are images on both sides. She can also make custom pendants using anything, including photos of loved ones!

She also makes lovely little domino ornaments, just like the one in the photo.

I also got to see some of her original artwork. I took a class on collage at RIT and gained an appreciation for how images, ephemera, and found objects can be combined to form a cohesive image. Her work is very warm and begs attention since it is full of depth and interest. She has a great attention for detail and I love how other components like beads contribute to the overall look of each piece. Visit her blog to find out more about her jewelry and art!

I'm excited for the craft show at Irondequoit High School this weekend, where In My Heat Studios will also be set up!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quick thought

I just opened a shop on Artfire. Check it out:

Awesome Crafter!

Today, I met Vickie of In My Head Studios. She featured me on her blog: I'll be back later to explain more and show you her wonderful art pieces and jewelry. It's back to the good old 9-5 for me tomorrow. At least until Thanksgiving, and then its back to classes the next week.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Quarter Break!!! Well, not just yet...

Final exams are next week! I should be stressed but I'm not (yet). The best part is all of the freedom from not having to go to class! I can't wait for a break and some time to make jewelry! I found this, made by SmadarsTreasure, who won the Etsy Beadweaver's October Challenge. (go here to see I just love the color!