Village Clay Works bio: I grew up in Sierra Madre, Ca. in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. I’ve had my hands in clay for the last 11 years. I’ve tried other mediums in art such as water color, drawing, intaglio etching, photography and woodblock printing. I find that I can combine most all of these art processes when creating a piece in ceramics. I form a ceramic object, a mug or a bowl etc. and use it as a blank canvas to draw or to carve on.
A few years ago I first saw a dragonfly on a lake in Cable, Wisconsin and was fascinated with its flight and vivid colors. I began to draw other bugs and insects, the “dung” scarab beetle, cricket, praying mantis and the house fly. God created each beautiful and intricate insect and I feel compelled to draw them and tell their stories.
I try to make my process of creation as “green” as possible. I fire all of my work in an electric kiln that is supplememted by solar panels on our roof. In addition we travel to the various art shows we do in our diesel truck that runs on recycled vegetable oil.
No intervention needed, I’m fully aware that I’ve been on a jewelry kick for a while… Just let me get it all out of my system. Although, with finds like these earrings from june designs it might take a while.
bio: My name is Joelle, I’m a biology student and I’ve been seriously making jewelry for about one year. I like to use my brain to understand anything and everything, but I NEED to create and I love what is aesthetic and feminine, so I decided to launch into jewelry making. It’s the way I found to express myself.
bio: Get Felt Up are Dan and Leah and we live an illustrious life of intrigue in Cleveland, Ohio. Actually, we live in an apartment with our four cats and in our spare time all we do is make things. So, if that is your personal definition of intrigue, we are living it. We met online in 2002. After a few weeks we decided to meet and hit it off instantly. Then, in March of 2007, we got married. So here we are in our apartment with our four cats and an Etsy shop! Wow, that was a quick synopsis of the last six years! Other sources of intrigue involve our love of independent film and mid-century modern design.
This gorgeous bracelet is by Regal Beads. Wear it and be a rock star.
Sometimes when you’re looking around at all the beauty that is handmade, you just get the urge to do it yourself. If that describes you and you’re the jewelly-beady type, I’ve found some beauties for you.
Right: Transparent Disc Lampwork Beads by HMB Studios $25.
- AAA Lemon Quartz Faceted Fancy Cut Drops from LillyLuxe $89.
- Carnelian Hearts from littlenovelties $9.
- Agean Blue Mykonos Greek Ceramic Beads from Black River Beads $1.75.
- Vintage Czech Glass Buttons from Reduction Nation $4.75.
- Bungee Beads from Dancing Star Beads $4.75.
- Enameled Metal Rose Leafbed Cabochons from MousyBrown [missing-shop]
- Chalcedony Multicolor Flower Beads from YStudio $10.80.
- Green Flowers from Daisy $2.69. [missing-shop]
- India Red Aventurines from Bead Mart $1.65.
- Czech Gemstone donuts from All Things Beaded $2.40.
- Brown Vintage Coat Button from The Button Hole $3.
- Smoke Glass Bellflowers from The Garbage Goose $2.50.
- Peridot Quartz Glass Teardrops from Bead Mart $0.95.
- Sea and Moss Mykonos Greek Ceramic Bead from Black River Beads $4.25.
- Smooth Polished Watermelon Tourmaline Briolettes from alittledazzlegems $45.
- Olivine Fluted Round Glass Beads from The Garbage Goose $2.25.