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Where do you aspire to be in 5 years? The December Talk About Blog.

December. Coming to the close of 12 fantastic months with the Handmade Division Team.

Such a fantastic group of artists, and friends.

It has been my (Andes Cruz)’s privilege and honour to work with this group, and to promote them.

I am personally handing off the torch of Curating this team, to one of our amazing members, Rickson. I’m very excited to pass the torch, and see what new vision, ideas and energy Rickson will bring to the team.

I hope you will continue to follow and support all these amazing artists on their own blogs, websites, and fanpages. And thank you all for your support for us in our ongoing journey….

The Talk About Blog:

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.

This month:Where do you aspire to be in 5 years?


Please check in with everyone who wrote this month:

Bella-Bijou Jewellery : www.bellabijoujewellery.blogspot.com

It’s December…..Last chance to shop for Xmas

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa MillerAndes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, Ann Jenkins/TuizuiBarbara Donovan

2nd row: Beth Cyr WeddingsPurified Art, Moxie And OliverSandfibersPink Crow Studio Howlin Doggie

3rd row: Cynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerMetal EmilyY Lime DesignsBella Bijou JewelleryBella Bijou  Too Jewellery

4th row:  ArtJewel DesignsRosy RevolverAbhaya FibersPhootLisa HopkinsNEDbeads

5th row: Jewelry By NatsukoLunasa Designs, Rickson JewellerySarah HoodSusan Moloney, Susarto

6th row: Tamra Gentry Oddities, Nova of SwedenNova DesignMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News~

For shopping with our artists, cut off date for shipping items to you – if you want something – you need to do it in the next couple days to avoid extra shipping charges and to get your gifts on time 🙂

Susan Moloney brought some pieces to Highwire Gallery for their December show. The opening was Friday Dec. 3rd 5:00 – 9:00. 2040 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125

ArtJewel Designs is looking forward to one of her best shows of the year on Dec 4-5, the 33rd Annual Holiday Show sponsored by The United Maine Craftsmen on the University of Southern Maine Campus. It’s an exciting gathering of creative artists and happy, supportive patrons. (We all hope for no or little snow 😉

Metal EmilyY Lime Designs was accepted to Craft Boston which will be March 25-27, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

NEDbeads is scheduled to have another class to teach in NH on January 2nd, which will be a bracelet this time.

Nova Design is having a sale! 20% off – use the coupon code “CHRISTMAS2010”

Jewelry By Natsuko is hosting a jewelry trunk show @ Zodiac Shop 69 Mill Street Gahanna, Ohio on Saturday, December 11th.

Sandfibers now has gift certicates in $50, $75, $100, and $150 denominations available.

Alisa Miller will be at the Merchandise Mart participating in the One of a Kind Show. She will be in booth 8-2037 Thursday through Sunday this week.

 

 

November 26th, Winter comes….

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa MillerAndes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, Ann Jenkins/Tuizui

2nd row: Barbara DonovanBeth Cyr WeddingsPurified Art, Moxie And OliverSandfibers

3rd row: Pink Crow Studio Howlin DoggieCynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerMetal Emily

4th row: Y Lime DesignsBella Bijou  Too JewelleryArtJewel DesignsRosy RevolverAbhaya Fibers

5th row: PhootLisa HopkinsNEDbeadsJewelry By NatsukoLunasa Designs

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

7th row: Nova of SwedenMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News~

Watto is busy working on a 6ft custom sculpture, a bar frame which another artist will mosaic, and is finishing up a public art job, then it’s off to make more WATTO accessories as they have 2 huge festivals coming up!

Bella Bijou Jewellery is at the Portobello Holiday Market this weekend.

Lunasa Designs wants to share with you~ for the month of November she will be having a photo contest – Take a creative, beautiful picture of you (or a friend) wearing her jewelry and email it to her! Winning pictures will be used and credited in item listings (you’ll be famous), and given a spectacular prize of jewelry!!  rebekahmeddles ( @ ) earthlink.net

Sandfibers‘ own Carol Dean has launched The Sharpe Pecan Farm store, your new source for pecans for all your baking, cooking, and snacking needs. YUM!!!

Andes Cruz wants to invite you to check out her new line of pendants, Called the Gypsy Swirl, now in her shop. As well, she has added many new pieces to her Evolution Revolution line, in a lower price range. And finally, Ande has re-populated her ARTFIRE shop – if you prefer to shop there.

Many of our members are having sales to celebrate right now – be sure to check them out!!

Andes Cruz is doing 10% off in her shop with coupon code: “10off” until Wednesday December 1st.

Andes Cruz Colours is doing 10% off in her shop with coupon code: “10off” until Wednesday December 1st.

Y Lime Designs is doing 20% off in her shop with coupon code: “HANDMADEDIVISION” until the end of November.

Metal Emily is doing 20% off in her shop with coupon code: “HANDMADEDIVISION” until the end of November.

Jewelry By Natsuko is doing 15% off Black-Friday Cyber-Monday sale 11/26 – 11/29 with coupon code: “holiday2010″

Nanopod Studio is doing 15% off until December 1st with coupon code: “BLACKCY”

Sandfibers always has free worldwide shipping, but between now and December 31st, you can use the coupon code “PEYOTE” to save an additional 10%. And Sand Fibers is having a large GiveAway on her blog to celebrate an upcoming milestone for her Etsy store.

Howlin Doggie is offing a discount to her repeat customers- 15% discount on 3 or more purchases. Buyers that have previously purchased 3 or more (not necessarily in one go) also applies. contact her thru the Etsy Convo’s for coupon before payment or if its 3 or more items previously purchased.

Rickson Jewellery has created a fun new quiz on Facebook. See what style of jewellery suits you and get a free coupon code for her online shop for use until Christmas day.

Moxie And Oliver is having a give away! Read about the details on her blog!

Cynthia Del Giudice is having a sale that will last the whole month of November. There is a section in her shop with items already marked down 20%. She’s also offering free shipping worldwide on all items.

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 share the Handmade Division Team new blog with your friends 🙂

 

 

Nov 20th~ stepping into fall

1st row: Istanbul DesignsAndes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, Ann Jenkins/TuizuiBarbara Donovan

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

3rd row: Pink Crow Studio Howlin DoggieCynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerMetal Emily

4th row: Y Lime DesignsBella Bijou JewelleryBella Bijou  Too JewelleryArtJewel DesignsRosy Revolver

5th row: Abhaya FibersPhootLisa HopkinsNEDbeadsJewelry By Natsuko

6th row: Lunasa Designs, Rickson JewellerySarah HoodSusan Moloney, Tamra Gentry Oddities

7th row: Nova of Sweden, Nova DesignMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News~

On Monday we did our Monthly Talk About Blog Series for November, – the topic was Who would you like to study with?. Have a read – some great articles from out team members!

Andes Cruz wants to invite you to check out her new line of pendants, Called the Gypsy Swirl, now in her shop. As well, she has added many new pieces to her Evolution Revolution line, in a lower price range. And finally, Ande has re-populated her ARTFIRE shop – if you prefer to shop there.

Moxie And Oliver is having a give away! Read about the details on her blog! She also wants to share: That she has been busy creating a lot of new pieces for her Etsy shop, but also wanted to let you know about a new way to shop for Moxie and Oliver goods.  She has created a new line of pieces and moved some old favorites to www.aleremodern.com – her Woody pattern pieces have found a new home there, as well as creating some wonderful leather lace pieces that she is selling exclusively through Alere Modern as well.

Metal Emily will have some pieces in an ornaments show at the Silver, Blue and Gold Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, as well, she was accepted into the 2011 American Craft Council show in Baltimore, with Wholesale from Feb. 22-23 and Retail Feb 24-27

Rickson Jewellery Will be at the Arts and Crafts Bizarre, Saturday Nov. 27, 10-4pm, Greenway Retirement Village 100 Ken Whillans Drive. And Crafty Little Devil’s, Saturday Dec. 11, 1-7pm, The Devil’s Workshop 890 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON.

Watto will be sponsoring and showing at the Tucson Roller Derby this Sat night. Always a good time! Then they’re taking some time off to enjoy with family who are coming in for Thanksgiving.

Lisa Hopkins dropped off new work this week at the SullivanMunce Art Center in Zionsville, IN and at the Artists’ Own Gallery in Lafayette, IN

B. Cyr Jewelery is excited about reaching 1000 on my feedback, in her etsy shop!

Danielle Miller‘s work is included in the “Winter Magic” exhibition at Taboo Studio in San Diego, CA.

Bella Bijou Jewellery is madly preparing for 2 days of selling at the Portobello Holiday Market next weekend!

Lunasa Designs wants to share with you~ for the month of November she will be having a photo contest – Take a creative, beautiful picture of you (or a friend) wearing her jewelry and email it to her! Winning pictures will be used and credited in item listings (you’ll be famous), and given a spectacular prize of jewelry!!  rebekahmeddles ( @ ) earthlink.net

Cynthia Del Giudice is having a sale that will last the whole month of November. There is a section in her shop with items already marked down 20%. She’s also offering free shipping worldwide on all items.

 

“Who Would I Like to Study With?” ~ November 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.

November’s Topic: “What teachers/mentors/masters would  you like to study with?”

Please visit the other participating members blogs:

Andes Cruz: www.andescruz.wordpress.com
Bill Martin/ Purified Art: http://purifiedart.blogspot.com
Sand Fibers: http://sandfibers.blogspot.com
Emily Watson/ Metal Emily: http://nocoloratall.tumblr.com/
Tosca Teran/ Nanopod: http://nanopod.wordpress.com/
Beth Cyr: http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com/
Lisa Hopkins Design: http://lisahopkinsdesign.blogspot.com/
Metalriot/ Thomasin Durgin: http://metalriot.blogspot.com/
NEDbeads/ Nancy Dale: http://nedbeads.blogspot.com/
WATTO/ Mary Spencer- http://www.wattoonline.blogspot.com/
Rickson Jewellery: www.Ricksonart.blogspot.com
Pink Crow Studio: http://pinkcrowstudio.typepad.com/

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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 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!


November 13th Medley~

1st row: Istanbul DesignsAndes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, Ann Jenkins/TuizuiBarbara Donovan

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

3rd row: Pink Crow Studio Howlin DoggieCynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerMetal Emily

4th row: Y Lime DesignsBella Bijou JewelleryBella Bijou  Too JewelleryArtJewel DesignsRosy Revolver

5th row: Abhaya FibersPhootLisa HopkinsNEDbeadsJewelry By Natsuko

6th row: Lunasa Designs, Rickson JewellerySarah HoodSusan Moloney, Tamra Gentry Oddities

7th row: Nova DesignNova of SwedenMetal RiotNanopod StudioWatto

News~

Don’t forget, Coming up on Monday the 15th, Will be our Team “Talk About Blog” Feature. Be sure to come back and visit up so read this month’s great topic!!!

Caitlin of Moxie And Oliver has a new online venture –  Alere Modern. It’s a lovely site for shopping handmade, quality goods direct from the artists. Please be sure to check it out – several of the Handmade Division Team are featured on the site!

Lisa Hopkins is happy to announce that she is featured on Alere Modern.

Moxie And Oliver is having a give away! Read about it on her BLOG.

NEDbeads is scheduled to have another class to teach in NH on January 2nd, which will be a bracelet this time.

Lunasa Designs wants to share with you~ for the month of November she will be having a photo contest – Take a creative, beautiful picture of you (or a friend) wearing her jewelry and email it to her! Winning pictures will be used and credited in item listings (you’ll be famous), and given a spectacular prize of jewelry!!  rebekahmeddles ( @ ) earthlink.net

Cynthia Del Giudice is having a sale that will last the whole month of November. There is a section in her shop with items already marked down 20%. She’s also offering free shipping worldwide on all items.

Sandfibers‘ own Carol Dean has launched The Sharpe Pecan Farm store, your new source for pecans for all your baking, cooking, and snacking needs. YUM!!!

Rickson Jewellery now offers Custom, handmade Hair Wedding Bands. Get your hair entwined with your lovers and sealed in sapphire crystal and gold! Available on Etsy, and blogged about here.

NEDbeads has finished a new piece called Winter Flowers she wants to share a picture with you! She also submitted to have a chance at the monthly challenge in Beadwork, and is waiting to hear back about getting in!

 

November 6th, 2010

1st row: Istanbul Designs, Alisa Miller,  Andes Cruz, Andes Cruz Colours, Ann Jenkins/Tuizui

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

3rd row: Pink Crow Studio Howlin DoggieCynthia Del GiudiceDanielle MillerDelias Thompson

4th row: Metal EmilyBella Bijou JewelleryArtJewel 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~

Andes Cruz Is the Current “Featured Artist” interview in the crafthaus “Proudly Canadian” Forum , run by Rickson Jewellery, yay!

NEDbeads is scheduled to have another class to teach in NH on January 2nd, which will be a bracelet this time.

Danielle Miller is away This Friday and Saturday  at the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show: “Twenty-five of the country’s finest contemporary jewelry artists presenting exciting handcrafted work at one incredible show!”

Lunasa Designs wants to share with you~ for the month of November she will be having a photo contest – Take a creative, beautiful picture of you (or a friend) wearing her jewelry and email it to her! Winning pictures will be used and credited in item listings (you’ll be famous), and given a spectacular prize of jewelry!!  rebekahmeddles ( @ ) earthlink.net

Cynthia Del Giudice is having a sale that will last the whole month of November. There is a section in her shop with items already marked down 20%. She’s also offering free shipping worldwide on all items. Cynthia been featured on The Jewelry Observer, with a great interview.  And lastly: she is going to be listing some new classic pieces in her shop as well as some sculptural and conceptual ones, so stay tuned!

Watto will be doing a local art festival in AZ benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters. 15% of the proceeds of all the artists go to the charity.

Carol Dean of Sandfibers is thrilled to announce that as of November 1st, several of her cuffs are now exclusive to Alere Modern. To make the week even better, her Mirrored Swirls cuff was featured in the November 2 Bead & Button newsletter. Carol Dean also launched her The Sharpe Pecan Farm store, your new source for pecans for all your baking, cooking, and snacking needs. YUM!!!

Rickson Jewellery now offers Custom, handmade Hair Wedding Bands. Get your hair entwined with your lovers and sealed in sapphire crystal and gold! Available on Etsy, and blogged about here.

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