Thursday, April 30, 2009

Crafting in Color

I am now a member of the Crafting in Color Team on Etsy! I'm so excited because I loooove bright colors and rainbows! Take a peek at all of the lovely things made by team members! You can search cic team on Etsy to find colorful items of all types.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Etsy Twitter Team: Shop of the Week: Rhodes Annals Designs

Etsy Twitter Team: Shop of the Week: Rhodes Annals Designs, has lovely knitted, crocheted, and beaded adornments.

Rhodes Annals Designs is located in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, and ships internationally. She loves to make custom items.

Special for the Week: Put “Twitter Rocks” into the “Messages for the Seller” box and await a revised invoice with a 10% discount off the item price.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Featured on Resistor!

TGIF! Lab today was pretty easy so I snuck out around 3:30 instead of 6, which is how long lab is scheduled for. Want the details on what I was doing? I didn't think so. (But if you do, I'll happily share!)

Anyway, I came back to a convo from Kelly of Tinysaur saying that I have been featured on the NYC Resistor Blog! Yay! As you can probably tell from the title, it's a "geeky" place to learn and make things. It makes me wish I was closer to NYC...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordlessish Wednesday

This is what I did in lab the other day. Any guesses as to what I was trying to do?

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Etsy Artist Feature - Helix Elemental Jewelry

Glass artist Russ Colwell has worked in stained glass, mosaics and fused glass as well as metal fabrication and digital art. If I had to choose one favorite item from Helix Elemental, which contains glass pendants, earrings, and barrettes, I would be debating with myself for many hours trying to choose just one!

Russ says, "I use 90 COE thin glass and dichroic glass. I usually work with transparent rather than opaque glass. I also use dichroic on clear glass rather than on black glass because I like to borrow from the colors of the glass beneath the dichroic. It also has more of a gem quality.
I have a preference for heart pendants because I never seem to run out of new ways to layer and combine the various colors of glass. If I have anything that can be called a signature style, it would probably be my way of using multiple layers of glass and fusing with a very “shallow” tack fuse. Rather than the more common techniques of full fusing and incorporating all the layers into one, I like to retain the shape and defined edges of the glass while finding ways to make the layers work together."

He likes making jewelry the best of all things he's tried. Often he shares ideas with his wife, Christina Colwell, who is a mixed media folk artist.

Be sure to stop on by and check out the beautiful items for sale! He is offering free shipping worldwide (nudge, nudge).

Monday, April 06, 2009

Yay! Treasury!

Not too long ago, I joined the Etsy Teens and Young Adults Street Team. It is a very diverse and talented bunch! I was pleased to find my circuit board ring featured as part of the treasury!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Craft Show!

I have been so busy lately that I haven't posted in over a week! I'm really excited about doing craft shows at Spot Coffee in Rochester, NY! I was there last weekend and I've been there this weekend, and I'll be going tonight! I'm about to burn out between this and my school work. However, it's a lot of fun and I really enjoy doing shows and meeting other area crafters.

At RIT, I've just started doing research with Dr. Chris Collison. Without giving away too much, I'm studying the interactions of carbon nanotubes. It's pretty exciting stuff, and it may just be the topic of my graduate studies, since I'm still in the process of looking at schools and figuring out what I want to do for the next 5 years!

Here's a new one! I had extra fun with my Dremel tool on this one!