Friday, August 21, 2009

Art in Chicago

Next 2 days I'll be displaying my jewelry at the Art Ethnic Bazzar organised by Illinois Artisans Program.
Come and see some of my new designs I made recently with laser engraved pendants and copper artifacts.Some other artists will be there to sell ceramics, photography, wearable art and more....
Stop by Thompson Center, 100 Randolf Street, Chicago.
Thursday and Friday, August 20-21. 9:00 am - 4 pm

Hope to see you there

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Discovering Nature's Beauty

As much as I love beads,  here is something different... 

My totally New project is published in Fall issue of "Create & Decorate" magazine  - "Framed Autumn Leaf".

I found the leaf in my backyard, laying  under the pine trees.  I picked it up when it was "dying" - loosing it's fibers.

There was something so magical about the texture  and color of  the leaf, that I decided to preserve it.  So much beauty around us waiting to be discovered...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Back from CHA show, new tools to play with

This past couple of weeks were crazy! Preparing for the CHA ( Craft and Hobby Association)  Craft Show, which is held twice a year.  
I displayed my artwork at the Designer Showcase  for all the Manufacturers,  Publishers  and Editors to see.  It was great to meet everyone in person!

There were  a lot of talk about  how many changes  have been  in the Craft and Hobby industry for the past few years. The tools we have now are amazing and continue to improve. 

Here is a  gizmo  I loved from Clover Manufacturer.

Protect and Grip Thimble  and Natural Fit Leather Thimble.  I couldn't decide between the two ... they were both so cool.  The leather one feels so comfy on your finger, just like a little shoe and  the leather is very soft.

 The Rubber Thimble  has really nice grip and of course the color :)  .... how could I resist this Fuchsia Pink  ...LOL


For all of you beaders, sewers and other creative souls out there ..... Thought you might like one of these to protect your precious  fingers :)  Happy Beading!