Archive | June, 2011
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Color, Texture, Thread and Fun!

30 Jun

Color, Texture, Thread and Fun!

Laughter and a light heart is the very best recipe for great art. Seems the condition of our hearts is what shines in our art.

Affordable Functional Couture Baby

29 Jun

Affordable Functional Couture Baby

My grandmother sewed EVERYTHING! from dresses to dog beds and with visiting through the summers growing up, I learned all sorts of crafting skills. After I was given my first sewing machine I also began sewing everything, from prom dresses to pillows. After creating things for myself that seemed to make my life so much more simpler, my friends began asking me if I could make something for them. Naturally, my next step was an Etsy shop, which has pushed me as a designer and a mommy.

Everything from Cute to Aesthetic

28 Jun

Everything from Cute to Aesthetic

I derive my inspiration from normal everyday things, like nature and its colors. I love natural beauty and colorful things, so I try to glimpse it in whatever I make.

bold, beautiful, quirky and chic

27 Jun

bold, beautiful, quirky and chic

I love that my daughter, Miranda encouraged me to do this and is helping me with it. She introduced me to Etsy, its a fun way to shop and there is so much to look at! It’s also a great way to spend time with her even though we live so far apart!

Fresh funky sparkly jewelry

25 Jun

Fresh funky sparkly jewelry

I’m in love with creepy cute art.

Sweet Cottage Rose Inspired Indulgences

24 Jun

Sweet Cottage Rose Inspired Indulgences

I don’t make things to make money. I make things because they’re in me trying to get out.

Not Your Mama’s Hula Hoops

23 Jun

Not Your Mama’s Hula Hoops

Aside from the fact that you can’t just go to the store and pick up a nice adult-sized hoop, these hoops are made by a real person, not a giant corporation. I’m happy to customize a hoop for anyone. And I enjoy spreading the hoop love wherever I go!

Delightfully Different Hand-Sculpted Custom Creations

22 Jun

Delightfully Different Hand-Sculpted Custom Creations

I am a self-taught polymer clay, glass lamp work and jewelry designer. I am a bit eccentric, happy go lucky, flower child whose artwork reflects everything from the beauty of nature to “all things should have bling”! I like to be different, to stand out and catch peoples eye, my artwork is a sheer reflection of that personality trait!  I strive to create jewelry that is as unique and beautiful as the person it is made for.

A hippie at heart, I have always been a bit eccentric and never one to follow the crowd. A self-taught jewelry design artist, I have been creating beads and jewelry from polymer clay, glass and silver for over fifteen years.

I am a deeply tormented soul whose only form of genuine self-expression is through my art. My art comes from within, but it is the result of a variety of life experiences and outside influences. The beautiful and colorful people I meet, the sights and sounds of nature, the emotions that swirl around me, all of these things are sifted through my being, to be reborn later through the jewelry artwork I create. My whimsical style is light hearted and portrays my sense of humor in simple things.

Beautiful Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry

21 Jun

Beautiful Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry

I get inspiration everywhere.  I see beauty in everything.  Nature is a big one for me.  It lends such natural shapes, such beautiful colors. No matter what I try, I can’t recreate nature, only the Earth can do that, but I strive everyday to make something as beautiful as it does.

Eccentric Retro Fashion

20 Jun

Eccentric Retro Fashion

Thanks to all the blogs out there like Heart Handmade that continue to inspire us and keep going. Some days are tough and you think, “No one is going to want this” but as long as there is a community supporting DIY crafting, I think we’ll be around.

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