Thursday, February 9, 2012

HAShop of the Week -- Makin The Best Of It

Introducing Kimberly Kitchen, the artist behind Handmade Artist Shop -- "Makin the Best of It."  Kimberly specializes in devising her wearable art from "Sea Glass."  Sea glass is a specialty item formed from "trash" glass that was thrown into the sea over the years.  This glass has been rounded and polished in a matte finish from weathering naturally in the sea water and sand in the tidal wash on the ocean coast.


Above are two very beautiful sea glass pendants wrapped in Sterling Silver wire.  The Sterling color accents the glass elegantly.

In addition to her beautiful creations, she is also one half of the administrative team that manages the Handmade Artists Forum and Shops.  Kimberly and her husband are the creative geniuses behind our online shopping mall.  All of us shop owners are very grateful for their tireless promotion of all things handmade.  The Handmade Artist Shops portray a wide variety of products that are unique and usually one of a kind.  Thank you Kimberly (and Andrew) for all that you do.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

European Box Chain Bracelet

I thought and thought and thought and just could not devise an unique chain pattern of my own, so I sat down and made a European Box chain with 6 mm ID rings (hand cut from 18 gauge round copper wire).  The result is a 7 inch bracelet here displayed on a flocked hand. The process of  making chain is very relaxing for me; and it exercises my arthritic hands.  Cutting to the chase, here it is:

AU 7 inch Bracelet, Europeann box chain made with 6 mm ID copper rings.

Thanks for looking,

John