Monday, April 19, 2010

Etsy Metal Clay Treasury

Louise, fellow EMC team mate and artisit behind Peculiar Forest, was kind enough to place me in her Etsy Metal Clay Treasury! Thank you Louise. Man it's been a while since I have done a treasury on Etsy. I had no idea that Etsy has added a Treasury East section and reformated the treasury layout. I will jump back on the Etsy treasury band wagon as soon as I finish my EMC team charms.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Earning 500 Hearts has been an Interesting Journey

I just hit a pretty cool milestone. I woke up this morning to see that 500 people have hearted my Etsy shop. On Etsy if you truly love someones work you can bookmark or "heart" their shop as a favorite. It bring a smile to my face that I have earned the hearts of 500 people. I think any artist constantly questions their work. You may love what you create but that nagging feeling of wondering if anyone else will like it plagues everyone. This morning's surprise was a little boost in confidence. I always enjoyed making my jewelry, I am hoping to branch out this year and learn how to make a variety of new things. Well thank you for all who support me and here's too earning my next 500 hearts.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Plastic Fantastic and Traveling Dreams

Above are some of my Polymer artist crushes. I am trying to dabble into the world of resins, polymer clay and DECO clay. I bought Sharri Haab, Resin Jewelry Book earlier this year. I am happy to report that I might be able to resuse all of my metal clay molds to create resin jewelry as well. Once I have some reasonable experiements done I will show them to you.

I have some outstanding news! I will be in Italy this May for eight days! I am so excited, we will be traveling from Venice to Florence and then to Rome. This trip has been in the works for two years and now we are finally going!