Archive for September, 2010

Sept 26th, 2010

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa Miller,  Andes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, B. Cyr Jewelery

2nd row: Purified Art, Moxie And OliverSandfibers, Pink Crow Studio , Howlin Doggie

3rd row: Cynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerDelias ThompsonMetal Emily, Y Lime Designs

4th row: Bella Bijou Jewellery, Bella Bijou  Too Jewellery,  ArtJewel DesignsRosy RevolverAbhaya Fibers

5th row:  PhootLisa HopkinsNEDbeadsJewelry By Natsuko, Lunasa Designs

6th row: Rickson JewellerySarah HoodSusan Moloney, Tamra Gentry Oddities, Nova of Sweden

7th row: Nova DesignMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News~

Andes Cruz was featured on this lovely “Etsy Item Of The Day” blog, ( and twitter) HERE.

Rosy Revolver has a blog feature coming up this week on Tuesday (the 28th); regarding Pricing of work. Here’s what she has to say: “I’m going to be blogging on pricing this coming Tuesday.  Not my specific formula, but things I have to take into account when it comes to settling on that final number.  This is to both educate my customers/potential customers, and maybe (hopefully) enlighten new sellers on how to price their work.” I think this is going to be a great discussion. Rosy has also invited other artists from all fields to participate in the discussion, and will be linking to their posts from her blog.

NEDbeads is excited –  Margie Deeb has published a new PDF for sale that includes her Dark Carnival Cuff as an inspiration for others!! She feels so honored that Margie picked her piece!!!!

Watto is going to sponsor the Tucson Roller Derby this Saturday, the 26th. As well,  Jon and a local artist submitted ther proposal for a public art project in Florida. Keep your fingers crossed tha they get it. Also, This week they are finishing a project for the Heart Association for table centerpieces for their annual fundraiser.

Danielle Miller had a ring was featured in an article on the idazzle blog!

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Mid September Round up (Sept18th)

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa Miller,  Andes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, B. Cyr Jewelery

2nd row: Purified Art, Moxie And OliverSandfibers, Pink Crow Studio , Howlin Doggie

3rd row: Cynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerDelias ThompsonMetal Emily, Y Lime Designs

4th row: Bella Bijou Jewellery, Bella Bijou  Too Jewellery,  ArtJewel DesignsRosy RevolverAbhaya Fibers

5th row:  PhootLisa HopkinsNEDbeadsJewelry By Natsuko, Lunasa Designs

6th row: Rickson JewellerySarah HoodSusan Moloney, Tamra Gentry Oddities, Nova of Sweden

7th row: Metal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News~

Be sure to stop by and read our September Talk About Blog Feature – great topic this month – “Where do you draw your inspiration from?”

Tamara Gentry is coming back to the Handmade Division team, YAY! Check out her fabulous Fordite collection on her personal website , and be sure to stop in to see her new Etsy shop, Tamra Gentry Oddities,  and all the wonderful items she has listed in it!

Abhaya Fibers has added new exciting items to her shop this week, as well as adding a few lovely items in her new Clearance section. Winter is coming, you know you need lovely warm knit goodies to keep you toasty.

Phoot has listed new items in her shop this week. Check out her amazing photographic prints – spectacular images. I want one of each 🙂

Rosy Revolver is celebrating a wonderful landmark of 500 sales in her etsy shop, and is having a give away to celebrate! See the details on her BLOG.

NEDbeads is excited to share – The Sharon Arts Center is accepting some of her pieces for consignment, but even better, they are going to have her as the feature artist in their gallery for October! As well, she also taught a wonderful first time class in Keene, NH, and is scheduled to teach again on the 29th of September.

Bella Bijou Jewellery is offering 15% off purchases of $50 or more on her new website www.bella-bijou.com with coupon code SEPT10 until Sept 30th! She also just filled up the Last Chance section of my one of a kind shop with 30% off discounted items.

Lisa Hopkins can be found September 19th at Art on the Wabash Art Fair.

Andes Cruz has opened a *new* Etsy shop!! (yay!) It’s a surplus shop for Cabochons and other tasty stones. Check it out here: Andes Cruz Surplus Hurry, before all the best stones are gone! (Note, most stones are not cut by Andes, but are amazing stones she has acquired over time and is looking to have placed into new homes that will love them even more. Amazing stones in  need of TLC.)

B. Cyr Jewelery is excited to announce he now has a ring engraver and will now be offering ring engraving! She’s really excited about it. She says “It is so fun to do and now I want to engrave the inside of all my rings!” Read all about it HERE.

Jewelry By Natsuko wants to share – “all things aimee” is hosting a giveaway with Natsuko’s “long stem poppy brooch” until monday september 20th. Read all about it HERE.

Watto has been invited by the manager of the band Shinedown, and are going to the Arizona Fall Frenzy to meet with the band backstage. They’re hoping to meet Sevendust as well. The other bands playing that night are Stone Temple Pilots and The Cult. On Saturday they are going to show at  Cochilse County Chopper’s Poker Run.

Sandfibers has released the first items in two new product lines:  Ribbon Necklaces and Blooming Pendants. Carol Dean is also proud to announce that a new original Sand Fibers design will be published in the December issue of Perlen Poesie, a European beading magazine. WOW, that’s exciting Carol! And here is a couple photos :

Don’t forget to become a fan on our new FaceBook Fan page!

Follow us on Twitter: twitter;

See our Flickr photo group: flickr photos

and of course follow the new blog!

“Where do you draw your inspirations for creating from?” September Talk About Blog

First – What is the Talk About Blog Feature?

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 (pre-determined) topic. 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 ideas, experiences, and opinions. Sometimes you just don’t realize the depth and breadth of ideas within a group, on a topic, until you do a group  project like this.

Septembers Topic:

“Where do you draw your inspirations for creating from?”

(photo by Andes Cruz)

OOhhhh~ This is going ot be a great one to read!

Please visit all our participiating members this month:

Andes Cruz:http://andescruz.wordpress.com/
Susan Moloney: http://susarto.blogspot.com/
Alice Istanbul: http://istanbuldesigns.blogspot.com/
Rebekah Meddles (Lunasa Designs Jewelry):http://lunasadesigns.blogspot.com/
Jewelry by Natsuko http://jewelrybynatsuko.blogspot.com/
nanotopia: http://nanopod.wordpress.com/
Bella-Bijou Jewellery http://bellabijoujewellery.blogspot.com/
Beth Cyr http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com/
ArtJewel Designs: http://www.artjeweldesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa Hopkins Design: http://lisahopkinsdesign.blogspot.com/
Thomasin Durgin http://metalriot.blogspot.com/
Abhaya Fibers http://abhayafibers.blogspot.com/
Nancy Dale: http://nedbeads.blogspot.com/
Delias Thompson: http://deliasstudioinc.blogspot.com/

Please become a fan of the Handmade Division Team on FaceBook.

Follow Handmade Division on twitter;

See the Handmade Division’s Flickr photo group: flickr photos

And of course follow the Handmade Division Team new blog!

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.

September 11th, 2010

1st row:  Alisa Miller, Istanbul DesignsAndes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, B. Cyr Jewelery

2nd row: Purified Art, Moxie And OliverSandfibers, Pink Crow Studio , Howlin Doggie

3rd row: Cynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerDelias ThompsonMetal Emily, Y Lime Designs

4th row: Bella Bijou Jewellery, Bella Bijou  Too Jewellery,  ArtJewel DesignsRosy RevolverAbhaya Fibers

5th row:  PhootLisa HopkinsNEDbeadsJewelry By Natsuko, Lunasa Designs

6th row: Rickson JewellerySarah HoodSusan MoloneyNova of Sweden, Nova Design

7th row: Metal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

This weeks *exciting* news~

First~

Don’t forget to become a fan on our new FaceBook Fan page!

Follow us on Twitter: twitter;

See our Flickr photo group: flickr photos

and of course follow the new blog!

And stay tuned – It’s almost time for out monthly Talk About Blog Feature, coming up this week on the 15th. It’s a really fun topic this month!

Andes Cruz has opened a *new* Etsy shop!! (yay!) It’s a surplus shop for Cabochons and other tasty stones. Check it out here: Andes Cruz Surplus Hurry, before all the best stones are gone! (Note, most stones are not cut by Andes, but are amazing stones she has acquired over time and is looking to have placed into new homes that will love them even more. Amazing stones in  need of TLC.)

Andes Cruz and Nanopod Studio have  committed to Collaborate for an upcoming event – “An exhibition featuring work by pairs of artists who develop, and cooperatively create a set of functional (or nonfunctional) tableware. To be exhibited at Fancy Gallery, Seattle during the SNAG conference 2011.” Read all about it HERE . Good luck on being accepted into the exhibit ladies!

Danielle Miller, Sarah Hood, Colleen Baran are three of the 30 artists chosen to participate in Lark Book’s “Jewelry Design Challenge.” The artists were sent the same box of 10 materials and were to create a piece of jewelry from those materials plus one “wild card” item of our choice. (WOW!!!!) And Danielle Miller‘s work was chose for the book cover! Congrats Danielle, that’s amazing!

Bella Bijou Jewellery can now be found  at Nokomis Clothing in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Susan Moloney Has blogged about a New Painting, YAY!

Bella Bijou  Too Jewellery has added almost 10 new items to her catalog line. See it HERE.

Alisa Miller will be participating in the 8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this weekend. Find her on the south side of Division just east of Honore.

Metal Emily is jetset to the Netherlands and Belgium for a few weeks. Have fun Emily!

NEDbeads – Nancy taught her very first beading class on Thursday night, and had a wonderful experience.  The students were fantastic, and very supportive.  Having misjudged the timing a bit, the new Second Half of the class will be on Sept. 29th, so she gets to do it again!!!!!  Held in Keene, NH, at New England Bead Exchange.  And hopefully Nancy will be teaching there more in the future. (Yay, Nancy! that’s so awesome!)

A photo from Nancy’s Class ~



September is here…..

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa Miller, Andes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, B. Cyr Jewelery

2nd row: Purified Art, Moxie And Oliver, Sandfibers, Pink Crow Studio , Howlin Doggie

3rd row: Cynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerDelias ThompsonMetal Emily, Bella Bijou Jewellery

4th row: ArtJewel DesignsRosy RevolverAbhaya Fibers, Phoot, Lisa Hopkins

5th row:  NEDbeadsJewelry By Natsuko, Lunasa Designs, Rickson Jewellery, Sarah Hood

6th row: Susan MoloneyNova of Sweden, Metal RiotNanopod Studio, Watto

This Weeks News~

Sandfibers ; On Sunday, an interview with Carol Dean Sharpe of Sand Fibers was posted on the Lark Jewelry and Beading website – As a result of that, Carol Dean was also featured on about.beadwork.com

Abhaya Fibers WAs featured in this collection of Etsy picks. And Is announcing her latest upcoming Knitting classes At Juniper Place Yarns, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Hooded Scarf: Saturdays  1 – 3pm  September 11, 18, & 25. In this class we will be learning how to knit a hooded scarf, using a beautiful basket weave pattern. The “hoodie” scarf is the hot new must have accessory this season!  Warm, functional and stylish!  Students need intermediate knitting skills of knit/purl and basic pattern reading.   You will also learn the 3 needle bind off for a perfect seam!

Mitered Squares Felted Bag:    Saturdays 1 -3pm, October 9, 16 & 23. In this class we will be breaking into the wonderful world of felted knitting using the beautiful colors of Noro Yarn and a solid contrasting color to construct mitered squares on point (creating a diamond pattern). Stitches are picked up from the previous modules to build the next module (no sewing!), then the bag is felted when complete to make a super cute solid fabric!  Students should have intermediate knitting skills to participate in this class (knit, purl, pick up stitches, center decrease)

Cynthia Del Giudice has a new earring design available. HERE.

Rosy Revolver has some policy updates, and New Studio news to share. Read about it in her blog.

Nova of Sweden is planning to do a shop update on Tuesday the 7th. Sneak peek here.

Watto has lots to share this week!
1. Jackson Rathbone of The Twilight Saga & The Last Airbender was seen wearing our WATTO cross keychain on the red carpet at the Teen Choice awards.
2 They just shipped a big order with a new display that Jon created all of metal to a hat shop called Hattitude at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegs as well as had a very large repeat order from Independent Records.  (YAY!, how exciting!)
3. Jon is going to be donating one of his large sculptures to the Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational Oct 9 benefiting City of Hope Bone Marro Donor Program.
4. They’ve got a vendor booth at the upcoming Tucson Motor Show.

Jewelry By Natsuko‘s toffee apple poppy earrings were featured in this blog.

Sarah Hood has a piece up in a show called “Celebrating 70” at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle WA.  “This exhibition will celebrate Karen Lorene’s 70th birthday as well as the 38th anniversary of Facere Jewelry Art Gallery. The show will feature 70 pieces, one each from 70 artists, each representing and relating to a year from 1940 – 2010.”  Sarah’s piece is the year 2003.

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