The idea came to me as soon as I read the thread about it on this here lovely Etsy Metal Clay group. I was dining with Celie Fago at the Bead and Button Show and told her my idea and she thought it was great. Then I shared the idea with family and friends and everyone was so encouraging so I really wanted to take a stab at it. There were many "one step forward, three steps back" moments but I got it to turn out just as I had envisioned. My goal was to show the whole process from "making" to "listing" to (hopefully!) "purchasing" and "wearing".
Check it out, pass it around, lemme know what you think! Oh and please vote and comment HERE. Thanks!
Check out Kelly's website http://www.jewelryinbraille.com/ to see more of her Braille Jewelry pieces and to read more about her creative process.
Ruth of Birdland Creations has had a very busy month. Ruth has launch her new website http://www.birdlandcreations.com/. Her sharp looking website features her whimsical, fun jewelry. Ruth is currently offering 50% off her "if friends were flowers i'd pick you" earrings if you purchases these lovely earring off her new website.
Ruth has also received lots of good news this month. Her "remember the little things" bracelet won second place at the Bead and Button Bead Dreams 2009 Competition. She also entered six of her pieces in the Fire Mountain Gems 2009 Competition. All six of her pieces have been selected through to the Finals. Good Luck Ruth!
What is your art sensibility - precise or organic? Mostly organic I guess but sometimes precise, depends on the piece.
Do you ever use a sketchbook? I keep a few sketchbooks, I'll start one and too much time will pass so I'll start another and before I know it I have 3 half used books sitting around. More often I'm sketching on the back of receipts or envelopes. My sketchbooks aren't organized at all. I guess I think of them chronologically and can find things that way.
Louise of Peculiarforest is from Northampton, United Kingdom. She is a former polymer clay artist who has switched her focus to metal clay. (I still love her polymer clay pieces) You can follow Louise's creative process on her blog called www.peculiarforest.blogspot.com. I love how Louise is combining her polymer clay and her metal clay pieces.
A big welcome to our newest members. I hope you find our little group as fun and as friendly as I do!