Archive for May, 2010

May Long Weekend, Yay!

1st row: Istanbul DesignsAlisa MillerAndes CruzAndes Cruz ColoursAngela Gerhard

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

3rd row: Howlin Doggie, Sakura KikuchiColleen BaranCynthia Del GiudiceDanielle Miller

4th row: OctopusMeDelias ThompsonY Lime DesignsThe Ceremonial Home, ArtJewel Designs

5th row: Rosy Revolveri dream i can flyKerin Rose, PhootAbhaya Fibers

6th row: Lisa Hopkins, MbzapCosmos MoonJewelry By Natsuko, Quibus

7th Row: Lunasa Designs, Rickson JewellerySarah HoodSusan Moloney, Susarto

8th Row: AG Jewelry Design,  T. Gen Design StudioMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

Have a great long weekend everyone!

Summer is almost here 🙂

May 23rd goodies

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

2nd row: B. Cyr JeweleryPurified Art, Moxie And Oliver, SandfibersHowlin DoggieColleen Baran

3rd row: Cynthia Del Giudice, Danielle Miller, OctopusMeDelias ThompsonMetal EmilyThe Ceremonial Home

4th row: ArtJewel Designs, Rosy Revolver,  i dream i can flyKerin RoseAbhaya Fibers, Lisa Hopkins

5th row: , Cosmos MoonJewelry By NatsukoQuibus, PhootLunasa Designs, Rickson Jewellery,

6th row: Sarah HoodSusan MoloneyT. Gentry Design, Metal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News

Andes Cruz‘ Airy Light Clouds ring was blogged about here.

Abhaya Fibers did a wonderful online interview with Tucker & Bloom

May 16th Window Shopping

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

2nd row: B. Cyr JeweleryPurified Art, Moxie And Oliver, SandfibersHowlin DoggieColleen Baran

3rd row: Cynthia Del Giudice, Danielle Miller, OctopusMeDelias ThompsonMetal EmilyThe Ceremonial Home

4th row: ArtJewel Designs, Rosy Revolver,  i dream i can flyKerin RoseAbhaya FibersPhoot

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

6th row: Sarah HoodSusan MoloneyT. Gentry Design, Metal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News

Please check out out Team Talk About Blog from May – Here. The topic this month is: “What item do you most treasure made by another artist? ( if there is one) If not, how about what would you *like* to have?”

Don’t forget to become a fan on our new FaceBook Fan page! As well our new data is here:  twitter; flickr photos; and of course you are on the new blog!

Susan Moloney: Has a new gallery show coming up! “off the cuff” at Highwire Gallery. june 4-28, 2010, opening reception june 4 from 5-9:30; Highwire Gallery is located at 2040 frankford ave., philadelphia, pa. their website.

Susan Moloney Also has a new studio space she’s love to share with you on this video!

Lisa Hopkins has her Thoreau Necklace is one of the Staff Picks on 1000 Markets.

T. Gentry Design has been asked by Lillstreet Art Center to submit pieces for display and sale in their booth as they participate in the Whole Nine Yards art show on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30, 2010. The show is being brought to the public by the Judith Racht Gallery, in Harbert, Michigan.

Cosmos Moon is getting ready for a solo show this summer at Arts Marketplace (downtown Tucson). The opening will be happening Saturday June 12th 6-10pm.
She just ordered the postcards, and is lining up some esoteric musicians for the event. She plans on showing my embossed aluminum and my pewter jewelry- PLUS will also have a showcase for some of her ring a day rings!

Jewelry By Natsuko is having a GIVEAWAY! Read about it here. As well, her “very berry pink poppy hook earrings” was featured here.

Abhaya Fibers is teaching again! Course: Knitted Summer Shawls.    Wed. 7 – 9pm,  June  23 & 30. Cost = $40 for class series. At Juniper Place Yarns,Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Details: Shawls are hot this year, and cotton is cool!  We will be making an open lacy shawl with a gorgeous light weight mercerized cotton yarn, just perfect for the spring and summer months.  An easy pattern with just enough challenge to keep you knitting till it’s done!  Students should have intermediate knitting skills (cast on/off, knit, purl, increasing and decreasing) to participate in this class. She also does one on one tutoring classes by request. (Contact thru  Juniper Place Yarns, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.)

Andes Cruz has a new blog. A 365 project. It’s for fun, and all about the kitties. Go check out Paw Tracks.

Rickson Jewellery has started a brand new blog: Canada Can Craft on Crafthaus Groups, and will be discussing Canadian Craft in all it’s glory! She invites everyone to comment and discuss Canadian jewellery, and artists can contact her to be featured in the Blog.

Rickson Jewellery is excited about being at 2010 TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION,

July 9, 10 & 11, 2010
Nathan Phillips Square (northwest corner of Queen and Bay Streets, beside the Eaton’s Center)
Free admission, Friday – Sunday 10:30am – 7:30pm (6:30 Sunday)

Now in it’s 49th year, the TOAE is a juried showcase featuring contemporary fine art and craft that takes place every July.

It’s “Talk About” Blog Time

What this means, is on the 15th of each month, any of the HandMade Division 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.

So, May’s topic:

What item do you most treasure made by another artist? ( if there is one) If not, how about what would you *like* to have?

Please note: Not all our members post their blogs at the same time of day; and~ we’re global. We try to get it all on in the morning, but if you happen to get to a blog, before the topic is posted, I do hope you’ll come back later. And likewise, you may not be reading this on the day it posts, therefor, you most likely will not link thru to the writer’s exact Talk About Blog post. For this purpose, Most of the team members will keep a Category for the Talk About blog – so you can search that. Also, we try to use tags on the blog – such as the date, words from the topic, and of course “Talk, About, Blog” etc. these too can help you search the writer’s blog for their Talk About blog posts.

Please be sure to stop by the other blogging participants and see what they find a treasure. I know I can’t wait to go see…..

Andes Cruz – http://andescruz.wordpress.com/
Jewelry by Natsuko – http://jewelrybynatsuko.blogspot.com/
Tosca – http://www.nanopod.wordpress.com
Susan Moloney – http://susarto.blogspot.com/
WATTO- http://www.wattoonline.blogspot.com
Ceeb Wassermann – http://mettledesignstudio.blogspot.com/
Beth Cyr – http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com
Rickson- http://RicksonArt.blogspot.com
Tamra Gentry http://jewelrydesignchronicles.wordpress.com/
Purified Art – http://purifiedart.blogspot.com/
Sandfibers – SandFibers – http://sandfibers.blogspot.com
ArtJewel Designs – http://artjeweldesigns.blogspot.com/
Kerin Rose-http://kerinrose.blogspot.com/
Abhaya Fibers http://abhayafibers.blogspot.com

HandMade Division Blog https://handmadedivision.wordpress.com/

Belt by Moxie and Oliver, Buckle by Andes Cruz

May 8th~

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

2nd row: Tuizui, B. Cyr Jewelery, Beth Cyr Weddings, Purified Art, Moxie And Oliver

3rd row: Sandfibers, Howlin Doggie, Colleen Baran, Cynthia Del Giudice, Danielle Miller

4th row: OctopusMe, Delias Thompson, Metal Emily, Y Lime Designs, The Ceremonial Home

5th row: ArtJewel Designs, i dream i can fly, Kerin Rose, Abhaya Fibers, Phoot

6th row: Lisa Hopkins, Cosmos Moon,  Jewelry By Natsuko, Quibus, Lunasa Designs

7th Row: Rickson Jewellery, Rosy RevolverSarah Hood, Susan Moloney, T. Gentry Design

8th Row: Metal Riot, Nanopod Studio, Watto

News and info:

Don’t forget to become a fan on our new FaceBook Fan page! As well our new data is here:  twitter; flickr photos; and of course you are on the new blog!

Andes Cruz has a new blog. A 365 project. It’s for fun, and all about the kitties. Go check out Paw Tracks.

Sandfibers has published her first package of peyote patterns – Fiddle Dee Dee.  For information on how to receive a 10% discount on Soft Raku Dreams, see her blog

Alisa Miller will be at the 1st annual Renegade Craft Fair in Austin, TX May 15th and 16th. Find her in booth 113 at the Palmer Events Center. Click here for more details.

T. Gentry Design has lots to share!

1) She is a new artist at GYA (Gaia) Gallery/Yeyo Arts Collective, in St. Louis, MO.  Their Grand Opening is Saturday, May 8th.
2) She is participating in Lillstreet Art Center’s 2010 Faculty Exhibition, which is ongoing through May 30th.
3) She has just been scheduled to present a talk on “Web 2.0 and Building an Online Presence” to the *PMC Guild’s Windy City Chapter” on June 2nd.

Metal Emily was featured on Etsy: Keep It Weird: Root of the Matter :: Etsy Blog. As well, Emily will be participating in “The Plastic Show” at Velvet da Vinci gallery, San Francisco, October 1-31.

Abhaya Fibers: is Teaching knitting! Fearless Knitting: Saturdays from 1 – 3pm, May 8, 15 & 22; Cost = $55 for class series. At Juniper Place Yarns,Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
“Mystified by gauge? Terrified to drop a stitch? Then this is the class for you! Lavanya will teach you what to do when things go wrong (it happens to the best of us!). You will also learn how to “read” your knitting and substitute yarns like a pro! Students should have advanced beginner skills including cast on/off, knit and purl to participate in this class.”
She also does one on one tutoring classes by request. (Contact thru  Juniper Place Yarns, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.)

The Ceremonial Home Is featured at: The Baulines Craft Guild presents “ON THE MAKE” at the Atrium Gallery, 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA. Opening Reception is April 22, 2010, 5:30 – 7:30pm. The show will run from April 19th through June 10th, 2010. Click on image of “Pretty is as Pretty Does below for more information. This is one of two sculptures I will have in the show. Looking forward to seeing you on Opening Night!

Susan Moloney: Has a new gallery show coming up! “off the cuff” at Highwire Gallery. june 4-28, 2010, opening reception june 4 from 5-9:30; Highwire Gallery is located at 2040 frankford ave., philadelphia, pa. their website

Cosmos Moon I got a new studio mate- of the canine persuasion. Her name is Daisy and she’s super cute and mellow. Also- I’m rolling out a new line of belts made with mixed metals and painted aluminum with re-purposed rubber industrial flooring as the strap material. I see a line of fabulous dog collars in the future as well! 🙂

May 1st , Yay!

Spring Flowers……

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

2nd row: Tuizui, B. Cyr Jewelery, Beth Cyr Weddings, Purified Art, Moxie And Oliver

3rd row: Sandfibers, Howlin Doggie, Colleen Baran, Cynthia Del Giudice, Danielle Miller

4th row: OctopusMe, Delias Thompson, Metal Emily, Y Lime Designs, The Ceremonial Home

5th row: ArtJewel Designs, Rosy Revolver, i dream i can fly, Kerin Rose, Abhaya Fibers

6th row: Phoot, Lisa Hopkins, Cosmos Moon,  Jewelry By Natsuko, Quibus

7th Row: Lunasa Designs, Rickson Jewellery, Sarah Hood, Susan Moloney, T. Gentry Design

8th Row: Metal Riot, Nanopod Studio, Watto

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