Archive for March, 2010

March 27th 2010 must see's

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa Miller, Andes Cruz ColoursAndes Cruz,  Angela Gerhard

2nd row: TuizuiB. Cyr JeweleryBeth Cyr WeddingsPurified Art, Moxie And Oliver

3rd row: SandfibersHowlin Doggie, Sakura Kikuchi,  Colleen BaranCynthia Del Giudice

4th row: Danielle MillerOctopusMeDelias ThompsonMetal EmilyY Lime Designs

5th row: The Ceremonial Home, ArtJewel DesignsRosy Revolveri dream i can flyKerin Rose

6th row: Abhaya FibersPhootLisa HopkinsCosmos MoonMbzap

7th Row: Jewelry By NatsukoQuibusLunasa Designs, Rickson JewellerySarah Hood

8th Row: T. Gentry DesignMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto


Andes Cruz: Has opened a NEW Etsy shop – Andes Cruz Designs Colours. Featuring colourful Enamel Jewellery, and photographs. Visit: Andes Cruz Colours

Andes Cruz: Has been featured on the Etsy Stalker Blog, here.

Andes Cruz: has been blogged about here.

Lisa Hopkins: has been blogged about here.

Have a good week everyone!


March 20th, 2010 finds

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa MillerAndes Cruz, Angela Gerhard, TuizuiB. Cyr Jewelery

2nd row: Purified Art, Moxie And Oliver, SandfibersHowlin DoggieColleen BaranCynthia Del Giudice

3rd row: Danielle Miller, OctopusMeDelias ThompsonMetal EmilyY Lime DesignsThe Ceremonial Home

4th row: ArtJewel DesignsRosy Revolveri dream i can flyKerin Rose, Abhaya FibersPhoot

5th row: Lisa HopkinsCosmos Moon, Mbzap, Jewelry By NatsukoQuibusLunasa Designs

6th row: Rickson JewellerySarah HoodT. Gentry DesignMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News for this week:

Welcome to OctopusMe !!!

Andes Cruz was blogged here.

Lisa Hopkins was blogged here, and here.

Moxie And Oliver was blogged about here.

Lunasa Designs was blogged about here.

Metal Riot did a lovely blog here, including the work of Rosy Revolver.

Danielle Miller A few of Danielle’s Marquise designs are included in the spring Artfulhome catalog – check it out here, or just shop online 🙂

Time for the First monthly Snow Leopard Network Team “Talk About” Blog.

Yay! The Snow Leopard Network is going to be doing a monthly “Talk About” Blog go – around. March is our very first one, so we’re just getting started. I’m very excited!!!

What this means, is on the 15th of each month, any of the team artists who choose to participate, will write about the same topic. We decide beforehand what each month’s topic will be. What makes it fun, is you, the reader, can easily link thru tho the other Artist’s blog pages and read what they have to say, or think about Each month’s topic. Almost like a debate… but much more fun. It always amazes me to hear everyone’s different experiences, and ideas, and opinions. Sometimes you just done realize the depth and breadth of ideas within a group, on a topic, until you do a group  project like this.

We’re off to a bit of a slow start, with only  6 people blogging this month….But I am working on the list of topics for the rest of the year, and it’s going to be super fun. Hopefully everyone with a blog will participate, which will make it very interesting to read!

So… March’s topic:

“What thing/item have you created that you most treasure? (it might not be in your field of work, could be Anything) :) And why?”

I hope you get a chance to visit all the blogs and have a read. leave a comment. 🙂 It’s fun, with some really wonderful replies this month.

ArtJewel Designs –

Jewelry by Natsuko –

Alice Istanbul Designs-

Bill Martin ~ Purified Art-

Rosy Revolver-

Andes Cruz Designs –

MetalRiot –

March 13th tidbits & news

Check out out talented artist’s work this week:

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa MillerAndes Cruz, Angela Gerhard

2nd row: TuizuiB. Cyr JeweleryPurified Art, Moxie And Oliver

3rd row: SandfibersHowlin DoggieColleen BaranCynthia Del Giudice,

4th row: Danielle Miller, Delias Thompson, Y Lime DesignsThe Ceremonial Home

5th row: ArtJewel DesignsRosy Revolveri dream i can flyKerin Rose

6th row: Abhaya Fibers, PhootLisa HopkinsCosmos Moon

7th Row: Jewelry By NatsukoQuibusLunasa Designs, Rickson Jewellery

8th Row: Sarah HoodT. Gentry DesignMetal RiotNanopod Studio

9th Row: Watto

News from out Artists this week:

Cynthia Del Giudice: Made the 1000 sale mile mark on Etsy! Congratulations Cynthia, this is so wonderful. 🙂

Lisa Hopkins: has been blogged, here.

T. Gentry Design: was featured on a tv spot. Here is what Tamra had to say about the experience: “Well, we missed Apolo Anton Ohno by a few hours. ::dangit:: In the meantime though, I had a lot of fun with Jane (our marketing guru) and the rest of the guys from the Lillstreet Art Center. ;-] But, yay!–John (THE glass beads guru) wants to take my FTJ class–and I want to take Matt’s (printmaking) class.

T. Gentry Design: Teaching “First Time Jeweller” at the Lillstreet Art Center:


Price: LAC Members $315 / Non-Members $325.00

Design and create jewelry in silver, copper, and brass. Basic skills such as sawing, texturing, soldering, and polishing will be covered, and simple forming techniques and bezel set stones will be included. Expect to complete one to three projects. A beginning materials kit is required for this course and will be available for purchase from the instructor on the first day of class for an additional fee of $40.

Register online at, or by phone at (773)769-4226.

T. Gentry Design: Wants to let you know – Kudos to Harriete Estel Berman for broaching the issue of copying/copyrighting, etc. She wrote a series of posts on the issue, and highlighted one of my questions to her in her latest post. [She also posted a photo of “Shut Up and Drive.” ;-] Blog here. This is a topic near and dear to the hearts of all the artists on the team.

Rosy Revolver: has posted a videoblog on her blog this week, touch also on the subject of being copied, and how she has been coping with it. A big shout out to Rosy for her pure honesty, humbleness and ability to speak concisely about the topic. We can see she is sincere, and is deeply touched and affected personally. So 1000 thanks to you Rosy for having the courage to speak out and ask for the respect we all deserve as artists, to be able to create without fear of being copied. Watch Rosy’s blog here.

Metal Riot: Has allowed us to show you 2 of her fabulous videos about recent creations. The two videos are of her work that she recently submitted to SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference media lounge, and has yet to find out if they got in yet.

“Crown of Thorns” is made of sterling and copper nails in the fashion of a cilice and lightly stabs the wearer as it is worn. “Bad Girl Button Ring” is mostly sterling and has a steel spike that stabs the wearer when the copper button is depressed. Finally, “Temptation” combines an electrical plug adapter and highly conductive metal in a truly dangerous ring.

The Jug Cutter: A steel rotary blade with a razor sharp edge is the focal point of this deadly necklace. All of the chain links and jumprings are soldered closed, which makes it quite strong. Would you wear it to a private party with all of your friends? How about a restaurant full of strangers?

Rickson Jewellery: Is doing a promotion: Donate $5 and receive a free pin and $20 off any one Rickson Jewellery item. I am helping to send Nurelle Meta to Ecuador to help build a school and work with people in the area. Listing here. Details:Have a Heart is a fundraising event to send my good friend Nurelle Meta to Ecuador to do what she wants to do most, help people help themselves. We sat down the other day to discuss her goals, and since she is in high school she wants to experience first hand what she plans to do for her career. She believes in the ethos ‘feed a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish he’ll eat for a lifetime.’

To try and help her cause I’ve offered to design a pin for free and sell it on Etsy to help her raise the $3000 she needs to embark to Ecuador with UNESCO and the The Free the Children organization. She wants to ‘help build a school and work with the neddy’. For more information on the trip visit her Facebook page. Right now we are fundraising the funds to make a prototype and a mould which costs $40. Once we’ve raised $40 I will be selling the pins on Etsy for $25 – 45. If you donate now you will receive a free pin if and when we get the funds to start producing them.

In addition to receiving a free pin, you will also receive $20 off ANY one Rickson jewellery item. Simply purchase this donation for $5 then when purchase your Rickson Jewellery item write in the message to seller ‘Have a Heart’ and I will give you a $20 refund right away. You have the next 2 years to use your ‘Have a Heart’ discount, so you can save it for a special event or splurge on yourself and get that piece you’ve been saving for. I am so excited to help Nurelle reach her goal. She is also working at Rona part time to raise the money and will be doing bake sales and fundraisers at her School. Thanks so much for reading and for all your help and support.

Jewelry By Natsuko: is lunching new crescent moon collection next week! Here is a teaser of the Lovlies she’ll be listing:

About our Members

I know you all have been Patiently waiting…. And thank you for that!

Our Member Bio Pages are almost all complete now 🙂

Here is the updated list on who complete and who you’ll have to check back to read about:

Abhaya Fibers – Bio Page Complete

Alica Miller – under construction

Andes Cruz Designs – Bio Page Complete

Angela Gerhard – Bio Page Complete

ArtJewel Designs – Bio Page Complete

Beth Cyr – Bio Page Complete

Ceeb Wasserman – Howlin Doggie – Bio Page Complete

Colleen Baran – Bio Page Complete

Cosmo’s Moon – Maureen Brusa Zappellini – Bio Page Complete

Cynthia Del Guidice – Bio Page Complete

Danielle Miller – Bio Page Complete

Delias Thompson – Bio Page Complete

Emily Watson – Metal Emily – Bio Page Complete

i dream i can fly – Bio Page Complete

Kerin Rose – Bio Page Complete

Lisa Hopkins – Bio Page Complete

Lunasa Designs – Bio Page Complete

Metal Riot – under construction

Moxie And Oliver – Bio Page Complete

Jewelry By Natsuko – Bio Page Complete

Purified Art – under construction

Quibus – Philippe Di Benedetto – Bio Page Complete

Rickson Jewellery – Bio Page Complete

Rosy Revolver – Bio Page Complete

Sand Fibers -Carol Dean – Bio Page Complete

Sarah Hood – Bio Page Complete

Tamra Gentry Design – Bio Page Complete

The Ceremonial Home – under construction

Tosca Hidalgo y Terán – Nanopod Studio – under construction

Tuizui – under construction

Watto – Bio Page Complete

Groundbreaking news!!

Snow Leopard Network is now on Twitter.

please follow us 🙂

March 6th treats for you

Work for our team

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa MillerAndes Cruz, Angela Gerhard

2nd row: B. Cyr JeweleryPurified Art, Moxie And OliverSandfibers

3rd row: Howlin DoggieColleen BaranCynthia Del Giudice, Danielle Miller

4th row:  Delias ThompsonMetal EmilyThe Ceremonial Home, ArtJewel Designs

5th row: Rosy Revolveri dream i can fly, Kerin RoseAbhaya Fibers

6th row: Lisa HopkinsCosmos MoonJewelry By NatsukoQuibus

7th Row: Lunasa Designs, Rickson JewellerySarah HoodT. Gentry Design

8th Row: Metal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

March 6th News and Info

We have a new Photography artist joining us soon – Phoot. Info and links coming soon. you’ll be so excited to welcome her, her works is Stunning!

Andes Cruz: has a full new line of belt buckles featured in her Etsy shop HERE

Andes Cruz: is now on Twitter Follow her!

Moxie And Oliver: has a new line of Guitar straps, Banjo straps, and Mandolin straps in her Etsy and Artfire shops, as well as 1000Markets.

Rickson Jewellery: I am now offering my leg ring on Etsy. It will be exhibited at this years prestigious SNAG conference (Society of North American Goldsmiths) in Houston March 10 – 14th in the Body Extremities Exhibition.

Rickson Jewellery: is now on Twitter! follow her!

Sandfibers: Is offering a new, PERMANENT “3 for 2” program at Sand Fibers: Purchase any two “for personal use only” pattern editions and receive a third, of equal or lesser value, for free. Just specify your free pattern in the Notes to Seller.

T. Gentry Design : Thanks for the blog-love! Tamra Gentry Design Studio has been featured on the *Wearable Art Blog*, as well as on Finola Prescott’s *Little Blog’s Blog* (her big blog has a little blog 😉
T. Gentry Design: just found out that Reactive Metals will be featuring my mokume gane tsuba cufflinks in their display/exhibit at the upcoming SNAG conference.

Lisa Hopkins: Featured on this blog Here

Metal Riot: Has posted the last ring for auction in the donated Rings For Haiti Action – Read the blog by Metal Riot– who has spearheaded the project, to read about the rings – here. And see the auction page on eBay Here.  She had 42 rings donated to the cause and so far has exceend her goal to raise 1500$, at a running total of $1,760.50. If you hurry, you still can get in on the last few up for auction!

Tosca Teran/ Nanopod Studio will be selling on CdBaby and iTunes soon. Stay Tuned for details.

Cynthia Del Giudice participated in a show at the Luke & Eloy Gallery in Pittsburg, Pa ~ EXPO ‘Paper or Plastic?” Nove 2009 – Jan 2010. see here.

Nanopod Studio: Is teaching!! Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Intensive glass fusing and metalsmithing workshop
Saturday, April 10th noon to 5pm & Sunday, April 11th, noon to 6pm
5 student max. $285 includes all materials (deposit of $100 required to hold space)
This is a 2-day intensive workshop that teaches not only how to make beautiful fused glass cabochons or “stones”, but also how to mount and display them to their best advantage. It is a fun, hands-on class that begins with glass cutting and ends with the completion of 6 to 10 fused pieces; cabochons for earrings, pendants and rings. The next day using sterling silver students will choose from their fusings made on Saturday and learn how to bezel set them, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind earrings, pendants and rings.
If you are interested in making unique jewelry for sale or gifts, then this is the class for you.

Learn how to cut glass, emboss-it, embed things in it, and fuse-it then learn how to bezel set your glass pieces, make a ring band for your bezel settings, pendants, cuff links, etc. Resource list of where you can purchase materials, tools, equipment and how to set-up your own studio is included.
Class fee includes materials: glass, sterling & fine silver for one ring band and 1 bezel setting, supplies, and firings. Tools are provided. Lunch is included!
NO Experience Necessary!

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