Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Glass - Jesterbaubles


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."

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Glass - Divapixie

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

Friday, 23 April 2010

Glass - Rachelcart

   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:

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Photography - Naturemanipulated

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.) …..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:

Thank you Michelle

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Painting - Mellville

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

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Glass - Littlecrowglass

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:
or eyecandy link:

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 :) My beads range from simple to sculptural bears and florals.

(Post title linked to her shop)
Her website:


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Art - Brookehowie

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

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Photography - Ellen at Theeye

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.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Glass - Silverriverglassworks

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

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:

Do check out the shop - what makes them truly lovely is that they are totally affordable!!

Thank you silverriverglassworks

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Art - Quirkydame

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. :) I love laughter, color and whimsical things. I’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 – 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.

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

Friday, 2 April 2010

Photography - Svetlana of LanitaPhoto

Some absolutely stunning close up photos here - don't you just feel like you could touch them?

If you would like more details of these pictures, click on the photos and it will take you directly to her shop on etsy.

My name is Svetlana, or Lana for short. Yes, your are right it's Slavic name, and for everybody speaking Russian and other Slavic languages, my name strongly connects to light and purity. Definitely kind of prophecy on side of my parents, since from my early years I was attracted by painting and other forms of visual arts, astonished by simple magic of light, color, form. No wonder, that I choose graphic design as my first occupation, while photography stayed a mere hobby for long time. A year ago my life has changed dramatically: I got married and moved to new country. And photography now becomes more and more my main job — yet another great change!I hope you share my passion to wonder of color and light, and will enjoy browsing through my photos as much as I enjoyed taking and processing them.Some technical details: all the images here have been shot by myself using Nikon D100 and lately Canon 20D cameras. More or less PhotoShop have been applied to produce pictures and collages presented here.

Thank you Svetlana - Good luck with the photography and the new life!!

So Excited

I have loads of lovely art, photography and art glass lined up to show, I can't wait. It's not always the fastest thing though to get all the info, so please be a little patient. But please DO check back - you won't be disappointed.