Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dreaming in the Garden

Last Friday, the art department sent out an email to the whole school looking for submissions for this year's student art exhibit.  One of the categories listed was jewelry, so I sent an email to the department to get more info, and started thinking about what to submit.

I thought about submitting something I had already made, but I didn't really want to pull anything out of my Etsy or 1000 Markets stores, so I did a little brainstorming about what I could make new.  I then spent the weekend making this lacy, flowery cuff.  Come Monday morning, I get an email back from the art department, telling me that the department chair wants to limit the exhibit to undergraduate students.  I was kinda bummed, but now I've got this spiffy cuff in my stores.  Not just for your viewing pleasure, but also for your purchasing pleasure, right?  ;)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Reusable shopping bag contest

Kroger is sponsoring a reusable shopping bag contest, and I decided to submit an design.  The photo is from sunset at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico, as the wintering cranes came in for the evening.  I'm gonna give credit for the photo to my husband, though we were passing the camera back and forth enough that who knows who actually took this specific picture!  

The contest allows one vote per bag per browser per computer per day, until May 15th.  After that, a panel of judges picks 10 finalists, taking voting strongly into consideration.  Here's my design, and I'd love your vote here.  
Otherwise, I've got a few things in the works...  I started on a bracelet for a student art exhibit, but just found out that it's not open to grad students, so I'll be listing that as soon as it's done!  I'm also hard at it on my entry for the EBW May challenge. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bright Polkadots - and VOTE!

First of all, head on over to the EBW blog and vote for your favorite entry in the Time Machine challenge!  My entry is #31, A Window Into Time.

Secondly, I just listed this new bright and colorful herringbone cuff, featuring two fantastic lampwork beads from hmbstudios.  You can find it in either my Etsy shop or 1000 Markets shop!  

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Window Into Time

You thought that last month I barely got my entry in on time, didn't you?  Well, what with school, tests and traveling this past month my "Time Machine" entry was finally listed at 11:59 PM last night.  And yes, the deadline was midnight.  

Here it is: A Window Into Time
A snippet from the listing: This OOAK necklace was created for the EBW April challenge, themed "Time Machine." What is more of a window into the past than rocks and fossils? The limestone pendants tell of an ancient marine environment, where crinoids grew abundantly. Ocean jasper, a variety of orbicular jasper, speaks of a more fiery past where quartz or feldspar crystallized into radial aggregates in volcanic rhyolite or tuff. Check out the EBW blog from the 9th to the 15th of April to vote for your favorite entry!

Look at the crinoids in the limestone!!  woohoo!