Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Seeing Red

Within the Handmade Artists Forum, there is a small group of folk producing a blog ring.  Each week we have a theme and seek to feature the artists pieces with that theme.  I am one of the members of the group.  Here are some items from each of the participating artists that features the color red.  Each week, the theme changes and each month the participants may also change.  This will produce a series of very interesting and unique blogs.

Bead Thing (Pam) as her title implies works in beaded pieces to illustrate her artistry.  She started beading following a heart attack, and works from her home in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She is very active in the Handmade Artists community.  Her pieces are a fantastic compilation of techniques, styles and colors.  Please visit her shop. The keychain to the right illustrates her styling very well. 

My European Touch (Monika) takes items (quite often made in porcelain) then refinishes them to create unique beautiful items.  She was born overseas and has settled well in the US.  She is in the process of moving to a new house, so she may be a little busy during this month.  I find the pieces that she has made to be of exceptional quality.  Please also visit her shop.  To the left is a well decorated picture frame.  She has some fantastic pitcher (ewer) combinations available.

My third artist this week is the organizer of the blog ring this month.  I Knit Quilt Sew (Sandi) very obviously uses her talent with thread and cloth.  She was told over many years of giving her art away that she should be
selling her creations.  In that vein, she established her Handmade Artists shop, and has never looked back to reconsider.  Her shop features a very eclectic group of artistic pieces.

Uniqlets (Lisa) art features her very unique design capabilities.  She likes to make things in the steam punk genre.  Her items feature used items from various sources.  I love how she recomposes a new piece from the old. While you are visiting her shop, look around Handmade Artists' Shops.  Like the forum where we exchange information, the Shops are the sales area.  Although all of our forum members do not have a shop in the Handmade Artists sales venue, we welcome all to our discussions and information sharing.

The last artist that I will feature this week is Yankee Burrow Creations.  Debbi and Amanda comprise the artists here and they make a wide variety of items.  Their creations range from jewelry, to home decor, to fashion.  I chose a scarf from their shop to feature here as it meets the whole idea of the theme "Seeing Red."  Please consider them whenever you are looking for a beautiful piece of wearable or display art.

Chars Creations shop only has two items listed, and although participating in the blog ring, neither item met any idea of red.  However, I include a link to the shop.  The last shop participating is Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry LLC.  Since that is I, I will only include a link to the shop and a picture of a red zircon in Sterling silver ring that I offer.  Please visit Handmade Artists anytime you consider making a present to someone.


  1. Wonderful, interesting and informative post, John! I love it!

  2. what a nice feature. You are an amazing man, my friend John. :0)

  3. Hi John,
    Great post. I like the Red on your background too!

  4. Great feature. Love how you presented each artist. Thank you for the feature :-)

  5. Love the post John, thanks for featuring my red keychain. Great choices here for the them "Seeing Red"