Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Rainbow Flowers - colour colour colour!

I have just started uploading my new range of rainbow flowers, which have just all the colours in the rainbow in them. I've made them smaller than the original, to make them more affordable.

I think they are very much like the pea pod mummy necklaces, and also have mother and child version, much small (and cheaper).

I just wish photos could actually show all the colours.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Luscious Limeberry

So delighted that my summers day passion flower was featured here.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Golden Red

Here are my golden swarovski crystal cufflinks. I love those cufflinks, and the way they sparkle.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Patinas - Midnight Flowers

The range of flowers is growing. I wanted to make some flowers with some colour in, and so the saga of trying to get a patina finish started. Well three weeks later I finally managed to get a result I was pleased with, and that is the central one - that I have kept, is not for sale and is staying with mummy!! Totally delighted with it. The colours of all of these is so vibrant and rich, the photos just can't them justice. Many glasses of wine, searching through books and online, checking in with forum buddies helped me get here, so I am very grateful to the metalclayheads team at Etsy.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Teal and Turquoise Team from Britannia

From the lovely team Brittania, again my little blue midnight daisy is featured. I just love all these colours.

Summer Lilies

I made these, was very pleased with them, but then felt they weren't finished, so added the trailers with 20 guage silver wire round the top and that was it, then I was pleased.

I have to say it took quite a few attempts to curve the silver without it cracking.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Silver Flower Collection

The idea of making flowers came during one lovely summer day sitting in the garden. I love the simple shapes. It seems to me that nature makes everything from either circles or squares. (I know some famous artist said there were only three shapes necessary - can't remember who it was). So this was the first series. I call these flowers at dusk. I didn't want them to be just bright silver so I treated them with a patina, but deliberately kept it just dark greyish.

I think my favourite is the wet water lilies in the centre.

Friday, 20 August 2010

More pea pods!!

Just a little addendum, have also just introduced pea pod charms for bracelets, or the tinyiest little pendants.

Cute eh!!

Silver Pea Pods

I saw somewhere a little pea pod made out of wire jewellery, and just loved the idea. They represent the members in a family and I thought them to be gorgeous. I thought about it afor a while and wondered if they would look nice in solid silver. So... one day I was playing around with my silver and was really pleased with the results. I put that one online at Etsy and it sold straight away. That was it, I was hooked and started making them for all size families. They go up to five at the moment, which is a chunky little beast. I decided that I would also make them available for one. I know it's a bit odd but some people are just totally complete by themselves. It was also an option to be able to add an extra one if you already have a pod of a couple. So here they are.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Change of Direction

I have decided that I'm going to move on from featuring other artists for the time being and feature my own things. I just don't seem to have time to search at the moment, but I have time to ramble so that's what I'm going to do.

Hope you like what you see and read!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Art - JLNilsson at Artfire



When I came across Jenn's page I just grinned - how lovely to have that affect on people with your art!
"I am a small town girl who grew up with dreams and notions of colorful, fantastical places, much bigger and more adventuresome than the farmlands that surrounded my neighborhood...
... I still live in that same small town, and while it has grown into the busy little place that I call "home", my imagination still journeys to magical realms beyond our own! ...
Much of the artwork I create is created in watercolor paints, colored pencils, or a combination of both. ...My work has been collected and displayed worldwide and is licensed with several companies, with more soon to come.
To me, the MOST important part of it all is leaving the viewer with a sMiLe!"

You did that for me Jenn and I'm sure anyone else who sees your stuff.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Art and Photography - Rachel at Artfire and Flickr

Rachel is a homegrown talent - I'm particularly pleased to show her work here ;-)

"I was born and raised in Chelsea, London. Growing up surrounded by the diversity of London's cultural and ethnic mix nurtured my passion for experimentation and my constant need to push traditional creative boundaries. Frequent travel took me across Europe where I was further exposed to different art, cultures and traditions, finding particular inspiration in the works of Gaudi in Barcelona.

Now living high on the ranges of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, my work continues to be an ongoing journey of self expression and experimentation. … I most enjoy combining media in new and often challenging ways. "

Click the title to go to her flickr space or click here to go to her artfire shop.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Art - Julieclarkart at artfire



I saw Julie's art of artfire and was really attracted to the variety and colour;

"Firm in the belief anyone can create, I continue to experiment with different media, from pencil to paint to fiber, trying several media in an effort to find what fits. Just recently, I finally relaxed enough to explore letting go of the hardwired habit of being exact as possible in my paintings. In other words, taking on the attitude: Create, not replicate. The result gave me the wind I needed to coax me forward, as the resulting pieces are a truer reflection of what suits me.
And, as you will see whenever you stop by my studio, eclectic suits me well.
Another love of mine is fabric and thread. As much as my painted pieces may fall more on the impressionistic, or even abstract line, classical quilting does draw me in. Quilty pieces, as I refer to them, range from classic wall hangings and useful table mats, to fabric art pieces. I love them all. And, like so many modern day quilters, I learned by largely teaching myself the craft, wanting to make something for my new baby. Before I knew it, I was hooked. "

Click on the title to see more of her lovely stuff!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

An eclectic mix of lovely things!

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The pieces here are a bit of an eclectic mix, not the usual somethingxtraspecial blog type art, but so lovely I felt I couldn't not put it up here.
Do check out their other work, click on the photo to go to their web shop or click on one of the links below each picture.

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