Lavender and Spring Green Easter Glass Soap Dish
Elegant and contemporary style soap dish in spring green and lavender opaque glass, with a stripe of pale purple tint in the center. Perfect for your bars of beautiful soap, this dish has 2 raised bars down the center to keep your soap dry. You could also use this… details »
Blush Flower Polka Dot Tulle Handmade Hair Fascintor
One-of-a-kind handmade, double-use, pastel pink flowered ribbon sash belt decorated with handmade pink petaled flowers nested on pink mild striped satin ribbon. Magnolia like look flowers, enriched with doted white tulle, are made of pale pink colored petals around a pink button stigma. details »
Blue Leaf Mosaic Candle Holder
Bring a little extra magic to any room with this square mosaic candle holder in shades of blue and purple.
We’ve featured Joanne’s work before, and now she’s part of our new series: DIY Interview. If you’d like to be a part of it, just check out the end of this post.
What is your craft / art / creative endeavor?
I make light sculptures by taking a piece of reed, and bending and twisting it into an interesting shape. Once I’m happy with the shape, tissues and handmade paper are applied over the reed with wheat paste.
My light sculptures have no front or back, up or down. This is because I want the you to feel relaxed and at ease when you view it, to explore my light sculptures however way you wish.
How did you get started? Have you worked in other creative areas before the kind of work you’re doing now?
I made my first light sculpture during a one week art enrichment program in high school. During the week, 15 students and I work closely with an artist. She taught us how to form the sculptures, and the techniques of papermaking with plants.
After high school and college, I worked in advertising agencies such as Young & Rubicam and Grey Worldwide as an Art Director. In July 2009 I lost my job due to the company’s restructuring plan. Instead of looking for another job at another agency, I decided to take this opportunity to re-visit the experience of making abstract paper light sculptures in high school.
Gina Germ bio: Gina is entirely fascinated by animals –biology, behavior, ecology and history– and they provide the primary inspiration for her work, which includes observational sketches, commentary and portraiture. A self-taught artist, she has been painting for almost ten years, and drawing since she can remember. She works in acrylic, ink and spray paint.
Gina lives in Minneapolis with her husband, three year old son, and two kitties. She spends her days doing design and production on 4-color books, calendars, and marketing materials, and her evenings (after her son goes to bed) working in her coveted basement studio.
Silver Button and Turquoise Necklace
This pretty necklace was created from a gorgeous button I found in a grab bag. The button was very Nouveau and I loved it so much that it was cast in silver. I paired it with a natural turquoise cabochon and together it makes a charming eye catching piece. details »
Chloes Classic Brights Dog Collar
These Dog Collars are classic designs that will last a life time. They never go out of style and are great for all year wear! Made with layered grosgrain ribbon and backed with brown nylon webbing. Comes in three classic bright colors: pink, green, and aqua!Collars are… details »
Constricted Heart Necklace
I made this heart necklace to be finished on both sides. It is totally reversible (same on both sides) so that if it should flip around while wearing it, you will not be seeing an unfinished back. The heart is formed by use of a hydraulic press which domes… details »
quejimenez /kay’ he-men-ez/, noun, moniker for artist kiandrajimenez.
a boutique of artisan crafts, original art created by kiandra jimenez.
quejimenez started in 2005 after years of me creating art and other crafts for myself, family and friends. it has become my vehicle to sale all that i do from orginal artwork, handbags to quilt and fiber art.
everything i create is out of love and purpose. love of creating and the purpose of spreading love and goodwill.
my hands live to create…so i create.
i am a self-taught artist, who loves to play with all types of materials. i create from a place inside that thrives to find balance, peace of mind, love, and understanding of myself and all things around me. i love to tackle the emotional side of life in my art and hand-crafted bags and accessories.
although, i am new to selling on etsy, i have been creating art and various things for the past nine years. my art work and art bags have been shown and sold in local galleries and the riverside metropolitan museum.
although some may separate my art pieces from my artisan hand-bags, in my heart both are created as pieces of art; the process, the materials, and the media often intersect and overlap.