Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I usually run into other artists when I am out with my husband, some are good, or some are questionable. However occasionally I run into someone who is an inspiration and on this occasion I am writing about I was not only inspired by the art. I was inspired by the artist herself, the art she created and the method in which she creates the art. It is rare that I talk about another artist on my blogs or feel compelled to do so. So in today’s topic I am putting focus on Karen Keith of Arlington WA,, she is a math teacher and a wonderful spirit.
I had gone with my family to the Maplewood gem club show on Sunday afternoon to see if we could find a few types of cut stones I needed to finish a project. I had only seen the usual rocks and jewelry pieces, when I came to Karen’s booth I saw her wonderful silver wire work done with taste and then my eye caught these striking freeform silver shaped turned into magical pendants. So I tried to learn more about her and how she created these unique examples of silversmithing.
Karen uses recycled/reclaimed silver and pours it freeform into bristles from a broom to gain their basic unique shape. She polishes them and adds stones to add up to really beautiful necklaces and pendants. She was kind enough to let out her secrets and to take time to talk a bit, I found a warm caring woman full of energy and life.
You can also go to her website. Karenkeithcreations or reach her at email@example.com. Either way tell her Rita sent you, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
If you know what might happened - let me know - I want my blog back :(
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
2011 infinity collection
It's time for Christmas shopping
Infinity collection - worldwide shipping
So what does infinity mean to you? Everyone has different representations to symbolize its meaning. During the creation of these pieces I had hot thought of the simple versions kike: forever, never ending, or without end. I was inspired by beyond, whether my creations were beyond or not was not the idea. I wanted simplicity to show the owner of these lovely pieces, they are meant to simply embellish your beauty and not be focal pieces, nor are they to out shine the stones. Just to simply show that you are beyond and your statement is you and that is infinite because we all are ever-changing. It will not matter whether it is your personality or your wardrobe that changes, this collection will be able to be worn anywhere, anytime, anyplace… infinitely with you.
Welcome to see VIDEO of "Infinity Collection"Gold infinity necklace wire wrapped and hand hammered jewelry
Gold stud earrings infinity collection
Gold bracelet infinity collection. Natural tourmaline and 14K GF
Monday, August 15, 2011
For those of you who like to create but don’t like shopping around I’m offering Price comparing on some of the jewelry supplies. Every Monday I'll post different jewelry supplies.
For today Monday I chose EarWires which available at GREATSUPPLIES store on ArtFire
Monday, August 8, 2011
For those of you who like to create but don’t like shopping around I’m offering Price comparing on some of the jewelry supplies.
Every Monday I'll post different jewelry supplies.
For today Monday I chose next positions which available GREATSUPPLIES store on ArtFire
I will start with most selling chain in my shop Bar Link Chain
1-2 feet $9.92 (per foot)
5-9 feet $8.03 (per foot)
10 feet -$73
Figure 8 chain
RioGrande 3.3 mm
1-2 feet - $10.7 (per foot)
5-9 feet - $8.66 (per f00)
Artbeads 3.3x2mm - 26 GA I had a chance to work with this chain in it's a bit thin and very light. I like more 24 GA - more secure for me
1-2 feet - $5.89 (per f00t)
8-10 feet - $4.79 (per f00t)
Greatsupplies 4x2mm Figure 8 3x1mm
10 feet - $68
Twisted and Polished chain
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sterling silver chain, natural gemstone beads, great price on 14K GF headpins.