Archive | April, 2010

Glass – Jesterbaubles

27 Apr

   
      

Jesterbaubles says:  “Jester’s Baubles fused glass pendants, earrings, and other items are handcrafted in the foothills of beautiful Cache Valley in Northern Utah. All pieces are kiln-annealed for beauty and endurance.

My love of stained glass and the intrigue of lampworked beads led me to fusing. I set up Jester’s Baubles as a small, home-based business so I might be able to share my passion for glass and the satisfaction of creating something beautiful with others.”

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Glass – Divapixie

25 Apr
Here are some glass beads that aren’t glass!! Resin steampunk – Really Funky!!
Cindy at divapixies says:

I am elementary school music teacher by day. I currently am teaching K-5 general music in a small school district in SW Kansas.

I am originally from northern MN though and miss the lakes and trees there. Currently, I am very involved in the local community theater where I live, which is my second home.

I have many interests and hobbies. I have been beading in some form or other since I was about 14 years old. Since then I have taught myself how to weave beads on a loom, string beads, restring vintage beads, make beads of natural items (spices, flower petals, paper, etc.), wire beads into a chain, wire wrap cabachons and various other bits of things, and I have also become very good at making resin beads, pendants and other focal pieces.

I am currently exploring the world of polymer clay as well. My studio showcases the variety of my pieces and skills.

As always – click on the title to go to her shop.

Thank you Cindy

Glass – Rachelcart

23 Apr

   Rachel is from Israel and works with a mix of glass and ceramics.  Do have a look at her other work (click the title link) or go to her website:  http://www.mosaicart-beads.com/
 
 

Photography – Naturemanipulated

21 Apr

Such beautiful colours: – in Michelle’s shop are some gorgeous black and white photos as well – check them out.

Who’s Behind Nature Manipulated?
My name is Michelle and I am the owner/designer of Nature Manipulated. I started taking art classes at a young age and continued my art studies at LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts. After completing high school, I began going to a small art college. Shortly after starting, I felt like I was loosing my passion for the arts. It was becoming a chore, or rather, homework. I took a break from creating things, although my love for photography never ceased. I continued taking pictures. After several years, I started dabbling again with my colored pencils and paints. (colored pencils were my favorite in high school.) ā€¦..I really enjoy creating things again and enveloping myself in the artsy world. I am glad that my childhood passion did not fade away forever. Sometimes when you take a little break, you come back stronger.

Lots more info at:
http://naturemanipulated.blogspot.com/
http://facebook.com/NatureManipulated
http://twitter.com/NMArt
http://naturemanipulated.etsy.com/

Thank you Michelle

Painting – Mellville

18 Apr

The artist, Melville, was born in Hoquiam, Washington and raised in the Northwest Melville oil paintings are the result of years of private training, which took into account the distinctive style of Melville painting.

Painting is a life long love of the artist, and in a long professional career, Melville has shown and sold in many prestigious Art Shows including Carmel, Stanford, Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Portland and Great Falls
Melville work includes Landscapes, Seascapes, Figure Studies, Myths and a variety of custom paintings
The Artist resides in Aberdeen, Washington.  For over twenty years Melville owned a gallery on the Washington coast just south of Westport.  Melville has sold paintings to people from over twenty-four foreign countries and all of the states Melville now works in the home studio and shows work in a limited number of locations.

See more of her paintings which include seascapes, landscapes, fairies and lots more at

http://www.etsy.com/shop/melvillepaintings

Glass – Littlecrowglass

17 Apr

Now here is another truly gifted lady. Unfortunately I can’t show you some of her more amazing stuff – so please go to her website and check it out for yourself – you won’t regret it – stunning!!

Particularly look at the finished worked link:
http://www.littlecrowglass.com/finishedworkgallery.htm
or eyecandy link:
http://www.littlecrowglass.com/eyecandy.htm


She says:
I have been working with hot glass for many years now and still get excited to come into the studio!
My wonderful husband built my studio and even when im not working on the torch I enjoy sitting in here with a cup of coffee just to relax. I work in all types of glass, soft and borosilicate..never met a glass I didnt like šŸ™‚ My beads range from simple to sculptural bears and florals.

(Post title linked to her shop)
Her website:
http://www.littlecrowglass.com/

Stunned!!!

Art – Brookehowie

13 Apr

The amazingly colourful art of brookiehowie

She says:
I have been a full time artist for almost 40 years. I have taught art and have had a long career in graphics.
I now devote my time painting in my studio in order to supply my galleries and online stores with new work. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, I currently live and work in Foster City, CA

Click on the title link to see more of her lovely work
or brookehowiepainting.shutterfly.com

Photography – Ellen at Theeye

10 Apr

Isn’t this just the loveliest thing!!

I don’t have much information about Ellen at Theeye, but I do know that she has one heck of an eye for a beautiful picture. She very kindly allowed me to post some here for you to see.

Do go and check out her store and blog, there are some gorgeous pieces.

Glass – Silverriverglassworks

6 Apr

Here’s some lovely glass that caught my eye, I just love the colours and the way they work together.

Silverrverglassworks:
I love what I do! I am very blessed that I have a family that understands my passion for creating. I have a wonderful husband and two great kids, one in high school and one in college. Three Australian Shepherds and two cats. They are all very patient with me when I disappear into the dark reaches of the basement, also known as my workshop lol! My spare time is spent creating lamp work beads and making jewelry with a variety of techniques. I am completely incapable of NOT making things and I need something to do with my hands wherever I may be. I hope that you enjoy my beads as much as I enjoyed making them.

Do have a look at this blog link where the art of glass is explained:
http://www.artfire.com/users/SilverRiverGlassWorks/blog

Do check out the shop – what makes them truly lovely is that they are totally affordable!!
http://www.artfire.com/users/SilverRiverGlassWorks

Thank you silverriverglassworks

Art – Quirkydame

4 Apr

Now you tell me this lady doesn’t have a lovely sense of humour – just makes me smile looking at these:


Julie says:
Hello! My name is Julie Behm and I am the artist behind Quirky Dame Designs. You can call me Julie, Jewels or even Quirky. šŸ™‚ I love laughter, color and whimsical things. Iā€™m a bookworm and always have at least one book, as well as my sketchpad and iPhone, with me wherever I go. I give all my gadgets names ā€“ my iPhone is Clover, my laptop is Watson, my camera is Boo and my food processor is Donna Reed. Art is my therapy.

Since childhood, two of my greatest joys have been my art and imagination. I would spend hours, crayon in hand, creating the people and worlds that inhabited my imagination, seeing them come to life on the pages before me. I strive to do that very same thing now with a paintbrush and canvas. I use both oils and acrylics to create images that are colorful, fun, and whimsical, often with a spark of humor or quirkiness.
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/julie-behm.html
http://quirkydame.etsy.com/
http://www.twitter.com/quirkydame

Thank you Julie – you made me smile big time!!