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Farrah Al-Dujaili selected for "Mediterraneo" 2011



Jewellery designer maker Farrah Al-Dujaili has been selected for "MEDITERRANEO" an international contemporary jewellery exhibition. The colours and marine life of the Mediterranean inspired the selected piece ‘Codium vermillara’.

 

The jury was composed of three members: Rita Marcangelo, artist and owner of "Alternatives…

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Added by Farrah Al-Dujaili on March 21, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Use of Ashes

I'm sworn to secrecy on my newest project, which is a commission. That is all I can say. No photographs, no details!

In between times, however, I've been making a piece I've been meaning to make for ages: an earring on the acid-folk-psyche song, "The Jeweller" by the band, "Pearls Before Swine". This is going to be a single earring and today I managed to get quite a lot of it made:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 17, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Web Site, and Sheet Metal Corsets!

Finally, It's done!

 

My web site - proper web site that is!

 

Just still have to add music, but it is up and running! Finally!

 

Building a site is harder than I thought it would be! No wonder they charge so much.

 

Well, here it is - the link:

 

www.epicessentialsart.com

 

I hope anyone who reads this,…

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Added by Dawn M. Miller on March 17, 2011 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Search Engines Have No Vision! So Help SEO "SEE" Your Images

Search Engines can not see your images. They can not see color, black and white, in focus, out of focus, or pixelated. They are completely blind to images.  They have no vision. …

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Added by Harriete E Berman on March 17, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Tag Lines and Tagalongs -- Like Girl Scout Cookies, Wildly Popular and not really good for you.

"What should I use for a tag line?"

A very common question posed to ASK Harriete.  Tagalongs Tag lines are popular, and like Tagalong Girl Scout cookies, somewhat over rated, and not really good for you.

Sorry to be so harsh, but I am kind of bemused. It seems that tag lines are something that…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on March 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

What's in a Name? Is Your Artist Identity LOST or FOUND in a sea of names?

Harriete,

Should I have a business name?  I’m stumbling and struggling on how to come up with a name.

Signed,

A reader in search for a name!

While this question is a condensed version of questions from readers, it represents a fairly frequent issue. It also highlights concerns that are relevant to the…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on March 10, 2011 at 10:30am — 32 Comments

At The End

"Beneath the Skin" is now complete! I am not making any more pieces for the show and the last one should have had some more details added to it, but I like it so much like this that I'm stopping:

 

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 9, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Even more cutting...

Working on the very last of the "Beneath the Skin" pieces today. As I was given the metals, the least I can do is try to use them up!

 

I spent the day cutting out the stand for a bowl:

 

Beneath The Skin (WIP) 114

 

The bowl is not really practical as it has a skull in the base!

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 8, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Discovering Your Niche Markets for Increasing Web Site Visibility

The Professional Development Seminar is sponsoring an hour of discussion about Niche Marketing.

 

Questions for our speakers include the following:

  • How to discover a Niche Market?
  • Should you use your…
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Added by Harriete E Berman on March 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nearly There...

Finished the box for the tattoo machine, "Beneath the Skin":

 Beneath The Skin 109

 

The plaque on top is engraved:

 Beneath The Skin 108

 

The box is an old one which used to contain a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 4, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Society for Contemporary Craft 2011 LEAP Award Winner Announced



The Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). Established in honor of SCC’s Director of Exhibitions, Kate Lydon, for her 20 years of service, the biennial LEAP Award was launched in the fall of 2007 and…

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Added by Sharon Massey on March 4, 2011 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

CraftBoston

My work was chosen to help represent the student work at Umass Dartmouth this year at Craft Boston!!!

I am not sure which piece(s) have been chosen yet, but I am so excited to be a part of such a big exhibition. Good exposure for me and Umass.

Huzza!

 

Check out CraftBoston online here:

http://craftboston.org/springindex.asp

Added by Avery Lucas on March 2, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Couple More Pieces...

I managed to finish a few more pieces for the "Beneath the Skin" show.

First piece is a brooch:

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I like this piece very much as it is the closest to the original artwork:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 1, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Your Facebook PROFILE Has Three New Options for Your Photos

Harriete Estel Berman in the studio 2010 Three are three new options for your Facebook profile that use the series of photos at…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on March 1, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Coming to The Ranch in 2011:

 

 

Brenda Schweder, Megan Corwin, Gordon Uyahara, Binky Bergsman, Ronna Sarvas Weltman, Melissa Cable, Barbara Berk, Richard Salley, Chris Campbell, Anjanette Harper, Amber George, Patrik Kusek, Maureen Brusa Zappellini, David Huang, Ken Bova, Lorena Angulo, Dawn Nichols Walden, Victoria Lansford, Robert Dancik, Barbara Minor - and more!!

Added by Randi Harper on February 25, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments

The Tattoo Machine

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Finally finished the tattoo machine for the "Beneath the Skin" exhibition in Sheffield next month! I'm so relieved at getting this main part completed and I can now concentrate on…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2011 at 2:04pm — 2 Comments

TAX TIME, Tick Tock, The Tax Clock is Ticking

BentClocks06 Time to get your business taxes ready.

For artists and makers, running your business in a manner compliant with I.R.S. rules
can make a BIG DIFFERENCE between being declared a "business" instead of a "hobby".…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on February 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Aaaaaaargh!

I am SO annoyed. I had just finished cleaning and polishing these rings:

 

Beneath The Skin (WIP) 68 when I managed to completely lose the one on the right with the heart. I have turned the workshop upside-down and can't find it. It is getting to the point where I would actually be quicker making another! These rings are part of my collection…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 23, 2011 at 2:32pm — 4 Comments

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