Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This past weekend I was at a local craft show where I met a wonderful glass artist, Sue Ubertini. I was so impressed by her beautiful glass art that I spent more time looking at her table than I did watching mine.
By the end of the show I was able to exchange one of my necklaces for a glass pendant. I love the piece that I was able to make with this so much that I have decided I am going to keep it for myself. Her glass pendant made this particular necklace very special. For any other jewelry designer that might be interested in Sue's gorgeous work, I will be including her links here so that you can contact her. Let me say, that her work is even more wonderful in person than it is in the pictures
This very talented lady has been in love with glass art and sculpture for many years and subsequently took classes at Corning Glass and also learned fusing basics fom Sasha Zhitneva. She is also fascinated with cameo glass and has been experimenting with the technique and has successfully created some beautiful pieces.
You can see more of her work at:
and for more information on how her pieces ae created go to:
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I have been very bad these last few months, but I made up for it in the last two weeks by making quite a few new necklaces.
I guess I'm inspired because the weather has gotten warmer here and I will be doing craft shows again. Nice weather always seems to get me motivated.
I have already listed some of these in my etsy shop and I will be listing some more this week. I hope I can keep this up. Feels good to finally be creating again.
I will be doing a blog post on another featured seller and will have that ready next week. So many talented people and I hope to be bringing a lot more of them to you attention this summer.
Talk to you all later. Bye for now.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Deborah Wandler, the creator of Bizzarios, is another wonderful artist from Indie Junction. Deborah creates, what can only be described as truly unique folk art. I will let her describe Bizzarios in her own words:
"Bizzarios have been in my head for may years, but until recently they have only been fleeting thoughts. I did make one for my granddaughter when she was born. I was busy living my life and didn't have many opportunities to be creative. Then, I got remarried in 2007 and had to go about combining two households of possessions. The sad part is that something always gets put away and forgotten about because of lack of space. I had a wonderful thought one day. Why not display these precious memories in a picture instead of packing them away in boxes in the attic or garage.
Now Bizzarios are 3D pictures ready to hang, handcrafted with a focal point and adding an array of earth friendly items to compliment it. Beads and seed pods, tiles and jewelry are some of my favorite items to use in each bizzario. Some of the combinations are weird, some are "bizzare" and some are absolutely beautiful. Each Bizzario is different. No two are the same."
So now that Deborah has described her art in her own words, let me add a thought or two. When I first saw these, I was immediately drawn to her work. I love unusual, grass roots artwork. Deborah's work exemplifies both of these things and much, much more. This work is truly her own, inspired by her life and experiences and she can claim full credit for these thought provoking creations.
To see more of this artist's wonderful work visit:
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I met Susan through Indie Junction and I have also seen her shop on Etsy and I immediately fell in love with her beautiful jewelry. I have been wanting to feature her on my blog for a while now, but because of her busy schedule it was difficult to speak with her.
Well last week I was finally able to ask Susan a few questions about her work and I am still in a little bit of shock. I asked her how long she has been making this wonderful jewelry and she told me it's been a little bit less than a year. And to add to my shock, she is entirely self taught. She reads books on jewelry making, gets a few ideas, and than makes these fantastic necklaces. I guess we are dealing with someone who is just naturally talented (boy am I jealous).
She did tell me that she has always had artistic ability and that she is also someone who trained as a chemist. She approaches the technical aspects of jewelry making as if she is working in her chemistry lab, which is why I am including a picture of her workspace. However, the beautiful designs that she creates have to do with her love of art and all things handmade.
Please visit Susan's links listed below to see more of her wonderful work. I love every design she makes and would have posted them all here, but I think you should go see them for yourselves. Besides, I am coveting her necklaces for myself so I'm being a little bit sneaky. Really, give yourselves a treat and visit Susan's wonderful shops, and if you buy something, well, I'll have to force myself to forgive you. I suppose I can't have them all.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I am writing this short post to tell you about a wonderful site called Indie Junction. This is a great place for indie artists and crafters to come together, discuss their work, share their ideas on promotion and creative expression and just to support each other in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.
If you are new to online selling, as I am, or have been doing it for a while, you know that it can be a frustrating and time consuming experience. Having a vibrant on line artist community is wonderful .
If you are interested you can visit this site at: myindiejunction.com or visit their fan page on facebook at
At the top of this article you can see some of the beautiful work from various Indie Junction artists.