Etsy MetalClay is a global group of jewelry artists and designers using silver, gold, copper and bronze metal clays to create their work. We strive to make innovative, unique, and boundary pushing designs -embracing both modern technology and old world traditions.
What are we going to wear?. Is it going to be be going to be something RED or is it going to be something BLUE. So here are some beautiful pieces to help you start thinking about the Holidays and also to help you start thinking about what you are going to create next. So enjoy!!!
We artists are always looking for inspiration, for a muse. We are always looking for things that "get the creative juices flowing". We want to be near things that we like, that are fresh, that makes us feel good, that makes us feel special. And before you realize it, your creations reveal everything about you to others. And your style is born.
So be unique, be yourself, don't be afraid, and CREATE YOUR STYLE!!!
Can you guess who the artist is?
1. This artist describes her style as "ROMANTIC"
2. This artist describes her style as "CHEERFUL"
"I try to make jewelry that makes people smile. Themes that make us happy resulting in meaningful tokens of love."
3. This artist describes her style as "FANTASY"
"Abstract thinking can let you see one thing in a million ways, that is why things look to me different every day."
4. This artist describes her style as "QUIRKY"
"I was introduced to ceramic clay when I was 6 years old, I have been claying ever since. My favorite from the start was sculpting people and creatures."
5. This artist describes her style as "FREE SPIRIT"
"I can't say I have a specific style. I work from my stomach, unless its customer order I go with the flow... and enjoy the ride."
6. This artists describes her style as "BEACH"
"My inspiration is I've always lived near water and can't think of anything more calming and serene
7. This artist describes her style as "ORGANIC INDUSTRIAL"
8. This artist describes her style in one word, "JOYFUL"
"My love of colours and textures lead me to develop happy work."
I hope you have a fun time guessing!!! Please leave us a comment and let us know how many artists were you able to guess.
The Etsy Metal Clay team has been busy making a lot of new art jewelry for you all. I'm excited to share some highlights of what is new in our member's shops. So if you value truly handcrafted jewelry you are in for a treat!
The EMC Team participated in another team challenge. This Team Challenge theme was mixed media. Team members had to incorporate, stone, paper, resin, polymer, glass and other objects with metal clay. Below are the entries received from various EMC Team members.
Joy Funnell of Joyful Jewelry submitted this pendant and earring set named Modern Legions. The fine silver and gold clay set, incorporates handmade lampwork glass headpins. The copper and glass headpins were created by Laura Sparling.
Joy Funnel Modern Legions Pendant and Earring Set: Silver/Gold Clay with glass headpins
Glenda Skarie of Be Adori submitted her Taino earrings and pendant set.The Taino set is Goldie bronze clay and magnesite beads. The Goldie bronze clay is inscribed with symbols that are inspired by the rock carvings left behind by the Taino Indians from the Greater Antilles.
Glenda Skarie Taino Pendant & Earring Set: Goldie Bronze and Magnesite Beads
Zoe Nelson of Zoe Nelson Artwearsubmitted the lovely pendant shown below. The fine silver clay and dichroic glass pendant is called Karin. The piece is named Karin after the cousin who simply had to have the necklace around Ms. Nelson's neck.
Zoe Nelson Karin Pendant: Dichronic Glass and Fine Silver
Catherine Witherell of Happy Day Art submitted the beautiful pendant seen below. This pendant in comprised of fine silver clay, sterling silver, beach glass, turquoise, gaspeite stones, jade, peridot, leather and a transparent gift card that has the appearance of stain glass.
Catherine Witherell: Mixed Media Pendant: Silver Clay, Sterling Silver, Leather, Stone, Glass and Gift Card
The 3 connecting rings, 2 spiral beads, 2 circular beads and the bead cap on the beach glass dangle were all composed of metal clay. The frame that holds the transparent gift card, the chain, the jump rings and the rivets are all composed of sterling silver. The transparent gift card is an excellent, unique and creative touch. Talk about the gift that keeps giving.
Bev Gallerani of Mango Tango Designssubmitted the pendant below titled Slow Growth. The pendant is composed of fine silver, sterling silver, chalcedony briolette, paper, watch parts and UV resin. The steam punk pendant features a elegant fine silver clay impression with a steam punk focal point comprised of watch parts, paper and resin.
Sometimes when the everyday life is getting more and more difficult, annoying or so predictable that it is boring, we run away from the reality into the world of no boundaries - the world of our dreams. There we can find the creatures from fairy tales: mermaids, dragons, birds and animals which do not look like anything we know. And sometimes when we get back to reality, we take some of this friendly creatures with us. Then we need only metal clay and skillful hands to let our imagination to lead us and to create something which brings a bit of magic to a daily routine.