Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I was so excited to see that I had been featured in another Treasury on Etsy. It's amazing how much emotion can be expressed in one look on a two-dimentional medium. One second gaze captured eternally - I am very glad to be a part of this list.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
And, be sure to check out Angela's shop at Kastroll Kreations! Her work is excellent, she is a lovely person, and she creates the most wonderful art and gift items. Just click on her banner to view her Etsy shop!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
She also has a fabulous blog! Click on the banner below to explore!
Not only is she a wonderful artist in her own right, but she is an avid supporter of others. I am happy to support such a lovely human being and fellow artist!
Monday, August 20, 2007
My Life Has Turned to Blue
Our summer's gone,
the golden days are through.
The rosy dawns I used to
wake with you
have turned to gray,
my life has turned to blue.
The once-green lawns
glisten now with dew,
Red robin's gone,
down to the South he flew,
Left here alone,
my life has turned to blue.
I've heard the news
that winter too will pass,
that spring's a sign
that summer's due to last.
But until I see you
lying in green grass,
my life has turned to blue.
(Auction ends August 27, 2007 at 7pm.)
9"x12", Oil on Canvas Board
Extremely textured - painted on Acrylic Primed Artist Canvas Panel, board made of 100% recycled materials, and is ready to frame.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Here are a few gift ideas that you won't find at the local or online mega Judaica store. Click on the photo to be taken directly to the item!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Staci Rose: Well, when I was 13 my aunt sent me to summer camp with a bag of beads and some string. The rest, is history.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I recently received an order for 500 wine charms that must be received before October 1st (and I have to take into account shipping time!) and got my supply order yesterday afternoon. I've been working night and day to get everything ready and am having a blast.
So! Please excuse me if you don't hear from me so frequently but I'll try! And, if you see me posting way too often, please tell me to get back to work!
Monday, August 13, 2007
In actuality, most of the "fruity" Quartz stones are made of glass. This would include Strawberry, Cherry, Blueberry, Pineapple, etc. The "fruity" Quartz is a clear glass with a "line" pattern from the added color, like rutilated stones but more dyed looking. Opalite is another glass "stone" and is not natural.
The "fruity" Quartz and Opalite can be very fetching! However, they are made of glass and not "natural".
The most well-known stones from the Quartz family are Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Carnelian (a Chalcedony and member of the Quartz family). The only exception I can think of to the "fruity" Quartz is glass is "Lemon Quartz" - which is usually a very yellow variation of Carnelian and most commonly found in pendants vs. strings of beads.
Many stones look alike and pictures on the internet are different on everyone's computer screens! (Aventurine & Jade, Aquamarine & Topaz, Pietersite & Chrysanthemum Stone)
comes in many shades
of green, blue, red!)
from the Candy
Jade Fish & long
I would suggest that you feel comfortable with your seller and ask as many questions as you might have! Be sure to feel confident in their responses and the items you are getting so you can treasure the work of art you are wearing!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Yesterday night, I created this Treasury on Etsy, you can see it until Tuesday, August 14th, 7:05am. Click on the picture to view!
If you miss seeing this list, you can view the artists' work at the following Etsy shops:
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I have special relationships with my women friends - they are deep and boundless and silly. They make me strong and let me strengthen others.
Julie - Amazon
I love to paint their curves and attitudes, their imperfect bodies and emotions. The implications of a look, the colors that surround their personalities - that are their state of mind.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
This piece looks beautiful against her skin and I am so glad she is enjoying her work of art! :) Peridot is her birthstone and I was happy she found a piece she has become so fond of - and I am always happy to create custom pieces as well!
Click on her banner to view her blog and see more about this talented artist. Click on the article to view my Etsy shop.
Monday, August 6, 2007
These measure 6"x8" and are perfect for keeping the hot plates off the table. Best of all, the corks are recycled materials (one point for Mother Earth) and each trivet is unique and completely different from one another!
PS...this goes great with the wine charms listed in my Etsy shop!
I will be posting the trivets in my Etsy shop but am always happy to create custom orders, quantity orders, or trivets of varied sizes. These make great gifts - especially for the person that has everything!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Maiya LOVES beads! She loves jewelry, loves making it, wearing it, getting it. (It's cute now, but her future significant other may be in for it!) And, as a jewelry maker, I am so excited to help her with this and be there with her as she grows.
So, when David called to tell me that she put a bead up her nose, it got lodged there, and they had to rush her to the doctor's office, it got me thinking, "Maybe I should put something together that is age appropriate." This is what I came up with:
I can't wait to give this to her for her third birthday! I found a wonderful sectioned box that her little fingers should be able to open and close easily. I added large beads with large holes for longer necklaces - necklaces that do not need clasps. I included wood, plastic, glass, polymer clay, vintage lucite, large porcelain pendants, large copper pendant - just to begin with!
My girlfriend Sue (whom I love and adore!) needed a gift for her 5 year old cousin and I offered to make one of these boxes for her as well. Since I know she is no longer exploring her body, I was able to include smaller beads, clasps, and more fragile pieces like shells.
Each box is adorned with hand painted letters of their name and an embellishment that reflects their interests or just makes the whole look darn cute! I will never use stickers - stickers fade and peel and over time just don't keep their appearance fresh. The embellishments on both of these boxes were created with wood but I also use sturdy molded plastic and metals as well.
I am confident, as a jewelry maker and designer, that I can put together a great bunch of beads - for boys and girls of all ages. Even adult beginners! I have been working with beads and gemstones for over 15 years - please contact me if I can create one of these special pieces for you!
I will also be posting this at my Etsy shop (just click the link at the top left of the page). I can't wait to put together your interests, add that personal touch, and feed your need to create!
Friday, August 3, 2007
While everyone asked me to make bracelets and wondered why I didn't, simply put, I didn't want anyone to hate my jewelry. I didn't want anyone to look at my jewelry as a chore, annoying, or having to ask their significant other for help during an argument. See, neurosis.
So, while a very small number of my bracelets use the lobster claw clasp I finally found the "S" clasp which makes one-handed closure so much easier! I feel much better now!
I will be posting the bracelets shown here on Etsy but I am always happy to create custom orders so feel free to contact me at any time!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I have a lot of new projects in the works I am looking forward to sharing as soon as I have some photos: Personalized Bead Box (age appropriate), Wine Cork Trivets, a dive back into Polymer Clay after almost 15 years, and some Hebrew blocks Chanukeah/Menorahs.