Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
And now I'm sending love back to guilinoartware who resides in my home state. My favorite at the moment in her shop are the Orange Crush earrings! You'll see why!
And now I'm sending some love back to chrdesigns (and to her shop). My favorite item, at the moment, is her Peach Moonstone earrings (a real tough decision!).
Ahhhhhh . . .
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The second thing, I'm almost embarassed to say, was that I've been wanting to use a particular work of art by Gustav Klimt ("The Kiss") and make a bead to match. I'm not totally thrilled with it - too much green, not enough black. Or maybe it's just the background in the bead picture. But I did enjoy the process!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Have a marvelous Monday!
One last note - Gwen Gibson just announced she has a blog. If you want to read about goings on in "La Cascade" in the south of France, take a peak - oh to dream . . .
Friday, February 20, 2009
If you like polymer clay, especially rings, take a look at KathyS711's shop. Here's one of my favorites called "Bit of Licorice" - it's always about the food, better yet, sweets!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Kathryn Osgood is a studio artist who has been published in a number of books including the Art of Enameling, 1000 Rings, and 500 Necklaces. I couldn't find a website for her but I found some of these photos on Flickr. I enjoy her pierced 3-D forms and her beautiful sense of color.
Whether they're from from the land or the sea, they're sure to inspire. Enjoy - and have a marvelous Monday!
Friday, February 13, 2009
The first treasury was by BeadsandWeaves and the title is "Kits and Tutorials".
And this next treasury was called simply "Brown" by Njema.
Njema's "Offset Squares Herringbone Cuff" could easily have been in that treasury!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
And for the rest of the week, I hope to make some jewelry for my Etsy shop!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
There are many photos on their website to browse through. Give yourself a visual treat and get lost in the beauty. And have a marvelous Monday!
Friday, February 6, 2009
But how often do we literally hear the thoughts that go through the artist's mind when they are creating? My BAO team member, Carol of SandFibers, selflessly worked on a blog project (you can see it on the BAO Blog). She asked every member of the group to send her a picture of their "Proudest Creation" and to describe, in their words, why that is. You might have seen this picture of mine before, but now you can read about it in this series.
Mine all started when I thought it would be cool to incorporate a glass eye into one of my pieces. There are 5 different media that went into the necklace. This piece probably goes back to around 2004. I guess that would make it vintage, right? :o)
You can read my story about this necklace here. And you may want to read my team members' stories as well. I loved reading them all . . . making that connection.
So far, we have Malodora, SalamanderHouse, thebeadedlily, SmadarsTreasure, MakuStudio, BeadsandWeaves (formerly known as MistyRidgeBeads), Humblebeads, Triz, LisaPetersArt, thejadedog, and time2cre8.
The next treasury she curated was called "Oh So Gorgeous". And what a beautiful treasury it was! In it, you'll see my Boa Earrings.
I had noticed a necklace of hers last week and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to showcase it. I really love the colors and the design! Be still me heart . . .
And this other necklace is much simpler but beautiful as well. It looks like the kind of necklace you could wear with anything. And I like the way she has the antique brass chain as the focal part of the necklace. It must move beautifully when you wear it. And movement is good, yes?
Thank God it's Friday! Two daughters, now both of them with bruised tendons. One still on crutches, the other one benched for the week. And to make matters even more tenuous is not just the fact of living with a 13 year old female in the house (I guess it's my payback time), is a 13 year old female with new braces. Oy gevalt the drama! :o)