Welcome, if you are interested in joining this page, please email me a link where your work can be seen. Thanks.
My Fabulous Subscribers website’s in Alphabetical order.
My name is Beverly and I started making hand stamped jewelry and mommy jewelry in order to help support our Rwandan adoption. We are currently #135 out of approximately 175 families waiting to adopt and we’ve just recently received our approval. Our next step is to wait to be matched with a child.
I received a hand stamped necklace right before the birth of my twins and I absolutely loved it. I knew that I could make something like that, too, but also realized that with the upcoming birth of my twins and my soon-to-be two year old, I wouldn’t have much time. So, once my boys got a little bit older and we decided to adopt a little girl, I knew this was what I wanted to do in order to raise funds for our adoption and then to continue on with it as a business once we bring our daughter home.
I use sterling silver, brass, copper, gold fill and fine silver clay in my jewelry. I love trying to techniques and my favorite thing to make right now is anything that I have to solder. I’ve been working on a lot of rings and really enjoy creating new and unique designs.
You can check out my site at www.ETCJewelryShop.com where there’s also a link to my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts. (I took the liberty to collage three of Beverly’s images – sorry Beverly).
‘In the beginning I was happy with stringing beads and silver but I wanted more, to actually make the silver beads and clasps, then more complex shapes and textures.
I am a self taught metal smith. Designs begin with a thought around a stone or piece of metal and then lots of sketches. I usually have a general idea of what the finished item should be like, but completely open to different interpretation along the way, and designs normally change a lot.. I just love making things in metal – with or without stones – it’s that simple.’
I use a variety of metalsmith techniques, but my favorite is fold forming. You can view a 2-min video of that work here: http://youtu.be/fqUf0dxxEvo . I was lucky enough to learn the art of fold forming from its inventor, world-renowned master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain, at the Center for Metal Arts in New York. I also administer the official FaceBook page for the fold forming community; if you’re interested, please join us at http://www.facebook.com/
My web site is http://www.suelacy.com and you can see my work on the Gallery Photos page. I also post weekly to my blog SueLacy Wired. You can bet Nancy’s web site is on my favorites list right there on the blog. My user name for FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and whatever comes along is suelacydesigns so please look me up and say hello!
Desiree has the Desiree’s Desired Creations website. Check out her lovely work in polymer clay and metal.
I have worked with many forms of art since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I have enjoyed experimenting with
pottery, enameling, photography, stamping, quilting, watercolor painting, knitting, metalsmithing and glassblowing. I have always been fascinated by glass and the processes involved in turning it into a piece of art. I also love jewelry and have been creating beaded
jewelry pieces for several years After I took a class on glass fusing, I realized that I could combine two of my favorite art forms and make fused glass jewelry. Creating unique jewelry is what I strive for. I do not want to own something that everyone else has. My jewelry is one of a kind. I enjoy being
approached by someone saying “Your necklace is so beautiful. Where did you get that?”. I have sold my jewelry in local art galleries and currently in my online store www.artfuladornments.etsy.com.
A personal note on Catherine: Catherine and I are friends. She is one of the most amazingly talented, creative and inquisitive people that I know. Catherine is constantly experimenting, pushing the boundaries, learning new techniques. If I wanted to be anyone, when and if I grow up, I’d be Catherine!
I love making things out of pretty much anything. Currently I work mostly in silver, often in metal clay form. I’ve been immersed in traditional fabrication for the past year and am taking part in a challenge on flickr called “Ring a Week” that has offered me an avenue to pursue almost daily practice making rings. I’ve written a few articles for Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine and been included in books like “A Charming Exchange: 25 Jewelry Projects to Create and Share” by Kelly Snelling and Ruth Rae (2008), “Metal Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration” by Barbara Becker Simon (2009) and 3 of the 5 PMC Guild Annuals, (2007), (2008) and (2011) and finally, “The Art of Metal Clay, Revised and Expanded Edition” by Sherri Haab (2010). I’ve taught workshops on metal clay at Artfest in Port Townsend, Washington for Teesha Moore. My blog is about my art adventures for the past 6 years and the friends I made along the way. It’s been great fun!