Monday, December 14, 2009

Pictures as Promised

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Holiday Soldering Class

Yesterday I took such an awesome class (my birthday gift from the hubby) taught by Kecia of Lemoncholy's Studio, she was sweet enough to invite me and other "students" (the darling sisters Melissa and Jenny Heid were among the 3 others) into to her AMAZING home (you can look around her house for days at all of her beautiful artwork and all her whimsy finds) to teach us the ways of soldering.  She went over the basics including equipment, costs, and where to find supplies then demoed what we were going to be doing (man did she make it look easy). We first warmed up to the soldering iron by doing a domino, then a 1x1 glass pendant/charm.  After we were getting the hang of it we got to tear in to the adorable goodie bags Kecia had put together for us, there was so much cool stuff in there I didn't know where to start.  After getting my two scenes together, front and back, Kecia then showed us how "tape" a larger and thicker glass piece, then sent us back to work.  Everyone's work was amazing, so wish I brought my camera! Kecia does have pics posted on her blog, and I will get pics of my finished projects up later.
I had such an amazing time it's not even funny!  Definitely going to take another class soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Hope Beading

Caroline is a jewelry artsist based out of New Jersey, she does beautiful work in silver and gemstones.  Another great reason to check out her store is that 5% of the purchase price goes to the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ.  So buy yourself something nice and not feel guilty about it at the same time because you are helping out a great cause.

Diane Fergurson

Diane is another wonderful mixed media artist whose shop feature a lot of amazing jewelry.  Diane is based out of Montclair NJ. Deffinately check out her shop, you won't be sorry!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Deirdre Ryan Photography

Next in our spotlight is Blackbird72, aka Deirdre Ryan Photography, out of Bordentown NJ.
She uses her love of photography and graphic design in all that she makes... and it's some really cute stuff....

The Sunny Side Biz

Another  featured artist is Trish of the Sunny Side Biz, she is based out of Sicklerville, NJ and creates one of a kind clothes, jewelry and accessories. This is one piece I am just in love with it's engenious!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

We were featured!!!

Over the past few days we have joined several guilds to network and be inspired (some of them have awesome gets the creative juices flowing).  Today we were featured on the Polymer Clay Smooshers fan page for our apple tree necklace.  It's a little step but a step none the less... sorry I'm just a little excited   :)

Our Next Artist up....

Next in our spotlight is Susan Itkin Batik, based out of Oradell NJ, Susan does Batik art (a dying process that uses wax). She is having a sale in her shop where all her winter Holiday cards are 30% off... check her out...

You won't be sorry   :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Spotlight on Fantasy Clay

Here is another totally awesome creation by Fantasy Clay for all those Wicked fans out there!
I love how literature has inspired her.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Focusing on New Jersey

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be focusing on awesome NJ artists and showing you what talent is out there.

Our first spotlight is going to be on Fantasy Clay. She is based out of Bayonne NJ and has been working in polymer clay for over 10 years. She does adorable fantasy figures, check out her shop on ArtFire.
Here are a few of my personal faves;

1. SteamPunk Turtle

2.Gold and Green Dragon

3.Star Wars Meeples....great for game pieces

Check out her awesome stuff and support this local artist!

Getting this all started

OK here we go.... First off we are a group of siblings working together to create fine quality jewelry, cards, and other crafts and art.  We were all born and raised in New Jersey though have lived in other places too.  Kelly  (me the current narator) studied at Drexel in Philadelphia PA and shortly lived in Milford PA.  Allie lived in New Orleans where she studied and received her bachelors degree from Tulane and she has also studied abroad in Spain.  Colleen is currently studing for her bachelors in West Virginia at WVU.  So together we have a lot of individual experiences (our stew) we can call on to influence our art.  We also have a brother Riley (13) who is our "manager," he just loves to boss us around, but be glad he's not in charge of
We all have our mediums we enjoy working in but we dabble in everything Jacks of All Trades, I guess you could call us.