kjoo bio: I am a graphic Designer with a passion for illustration and crafts. I discovered the better material in the world, the hand made felt, and since that happened I just can’t stop to try different combinations.
I run my own company as a interior/exterior house painter I paint, repaper, and things like that. It is not easy for a female to run a business in a man’s world but I love my job and I hope I will keep going.
My interest in beads started with a gift from my lovely boyfriend. He bought a box with beads, wire and some other things to me. Just because he thought I would like it. And I loved it! At the start I didn’t have any plans at all to sell my items but people around me started to ask if they could buy some of it and after that it came more people and more….
After a while I felt that I wanted a development from the beads and the material I had been working in. So I started studying various metalsmith techniques. The material I most liked to use became sterling silver and a little more expensive gems. And there is where I am today.
I am a person who takes my inspirations from my own impressions, things in life and nature. I always have a goal to make my jewelry and findings original. My style is very variable but often pretty clean design. I do my jewelry and findings with the word: everything has his own time. I want my work to be as perfect as it possible can.
Tracy Melton is a full time artist based in Knoxville, TN. He has sold thousands of paintings in the past ten years. His work has recently been published by Mcgraw-Hill publishing and featured on, “The Martha Stewart Show” this past March.
His work is a expression of what he sees while hiking and camping in the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on how nature develops, grows, dies, then starts again. Tracy says, ” I like to engage in a nonverbal conversation about nature with the viewer through my paintings. They make me think abstractly about the process of life. I think my paintings look really cool!. If I don’t why should I expect you to?”
I love the colors in these hand-cast resin bracelets.
Resign: Hello, and welcome to my little world of resin. I’m an Aussie currently living in the US, with my husband and 2 children. I have always loved the sensuality and imperfection of hand cast resin, but upon moving to the States, I was unable to find anything like the pieces I desired. So, with time on my hands, I decided to make them myself. After much research, experimentation and encouragement from family and friends, here I am, sharing my passion with you.
No tree is more indicative of the tropics than the coconut palm. Flourishing in warm climates as far away as Polynesia and as close to home as Southern California, coconut palms have been around since the dinosaurs roamed the earth. I don’t know what T-rex did with them back then, but today they are used for everything from food to decoration. In fact, virtually every part of the coconut palm can be made use of. The roots, trunk and fronds are used for many things, including shelter and furniture, but it’s the sacred fruit and its hard shell that have been most-prized by humans and beasts alike.
Perhaps the prettiest use of the coconut shell that I’ve seen are these whimsical, cute-as-a-button earrings and necklace by Emm’s Gems (above). Lightweight, colourful and eco-friendly, Emily’s coconut button and bead pieces bring a touch of the tropics to your jewelry collection – no matter how far you are from the tall, swaying palms themselves.