Wednesday, October 27, 2010

at Cultural Art Center...

they are having student & faculty exhibit and I'm showing my brass cuff with poppies.

see the red dot? it's sold! yay!! everything is so awesome and I wanted to take more pictures but my battery was dieing... but show is open until November 13th so if you are in the area please stop by!

Happy crafting:)

Friday, October 22, 2010

winter is coming...

...and I'm very much drawn to shades of gray. every season I have some color I just attracted to and this season, it's Gray. so you'll see lots of colorful grays from me in my shop this winter!

steel x pastel gray oyster gray studs, made for custom order
looks great with brass gold too!
oyster gray necklace
oyster gray earrings

Happy crafting:)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Handmade Division October talk about….

“Tell us about yourself - how did you get to where you are now with your skills?”

My journey to jewelry making began about 15 years ago. My friend gave me a beaded pendant kit when I was burned out from sewing and looking for something new to try. After I completed that kit, I went get more beads along with few supplies and start to make jewelry. Although I learned a lot on my own, when I think about how I get to where I am now with my skills, I have to give credit to Columbus cultural art center for it. This place amazes me to no end. The variety of classes they offer, the level of teachers and how affordable they are… My friend/co-worker at the time was attending there and told me about it. I was looking for ways to make my own beads so I start to take polymer clay class in spring of 2007. Then, she didn’t have classes in summer so I took copper enameling instead. And when I acquainted with enameling I felt that I found my medium. So I am now enameling for about three years and I’m now taking jewelry class that focused on metal work.

When I thought about this topic, I went to my Flickr page and look from the beginning page. Wow, talk about walking down the memory lane! I have pictures up since august of 2007 and looking at those pieces makes me so emotional… a lot of pieces were gift and most are progression of learning and try new things.

this is few cloisonne piece I ever done. a gift to my friend. design much with his tattoo. one of my first enamel piece that I absolutely love. I gifted to my good friend for his birthday.
enamel piece set in polymer clay. the enamel piece was mistake but end it up something so unusual. my teacher has it. I trade her with one of her fabulous piece.
polymer clay brooch. my favorite autumn pin:)
made from polymer clay. my friend treasure it:)
now, let's go see what other talented artists are talking about...

Andes Cruz:
Tess Norberg/ Nova Designs:
Bill Martin/ Purified Art:
Sand Fibers:
Emily Watson/ Metal Emily:
Susan Moloney:
Alice Istanbul:
Jewelry by Natsuko:
Tosca Teran/ Nanopod:
Bella-Bijou Jewellery:
Beth Cyr:
Lisa Hopkins Design:
Metalriot/ Thomasin Durgin:
NEDbeads/ Nancy Dale:
Tamra Gentry -
Rosy Revolver/ JJ Papke-
Alisa Miller-
WATTO/ Mary Spencer-

Happy crafting:)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

season of love...

I been quite busy lately. I got few wedding/bridesmaids orders and they usually comes in quantity. it is blessing to have orders and I'm so grateful to be able to work and best of all, I love thinking that my jewelries are in part of somebody's very special day! and bonus, I get to take pictures of all the jewelry. I'm working on bridesmaids gift brochure for local shops so I'm super excited to have these pictures!

happy crafting:)