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SF Chronicle uses image from Craft Forward

Met this interesting student, Jeffrey Basile, at Craft Forward because of his killer sweatshirt, and the SF Chronicle used my photo in this Sunday's STYLE section. Check out the article on…

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Added by emiko oye on April 9, 2011 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Craft Forward Visual Diary

This is your Brain on Craft  (image from Frank Wilson's lecture, Hand Made Minds in the Digital Age)

Can't believe just last week I was immersed in round-the-clock Craft for 3 days straight at CCA sponsored…

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Added by emiko oye on April 9, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Mediterraneo International Competition of Contemporary Jewellery 12-19 April 2011

 

 

Two of my pieces were selected for the exhibition Mediterraneo 

at the Museum of Natural History of the  Mediterranean in Livorno, Italy

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Added by Liana Pattihis on April 7, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

new horizons

Every day is an opportunity to reinvent oneself. To me, this is a creative act, and one which requires a bit of courage. Pushing oneself out of the comfort zone can be hard work. Being creative every day can be hard work. There are days I'm intimidated by the self-appointed task of making a living through creativity. It can take a lot of energy, and at times, a little too much navel contemplation. 

 

This describes also my feeling of starting to write about my work, my process,…

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Added by Gail Golden on April 5, 2011 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Tool Lust

This month’s EtsyMetal Blog Carnival** question reminds us of the old joke about the dog chasing after a car.
2Roses and 6 other artists get in touch with your inner tool junkie at http://www.jewelrytutorial.blogspot.com

Added by 2Roses on April 5, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Craft Forward begins today. This is no joke. Find out about the future of craft.

 Friday afternoon (April 1) is the opening event for Craft Forward, the reception for Manufractured and the keynote address by Glenn Adamson. These two events are the high points of Craft Forward for me!…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on April 1, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Dog's Life

I have a very easy-going relationship with my students. They all know that they can look at the things on my bench, ask me questions about them, make suggestions and talk about any projects that I'm working on. They also sometimes make subtle little jokes. 

 

After I've completed my current project (see below), I'll be moving onto a brooch entitled "Future Legend", which will feature a dog head cast in gold. In order to make the head, I bought a plastic toy dog, which was put…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 31, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Gormenghast

Having finished my "secret" commission, I've been able to work on a piece which came about as the result of receiving a package of presents from Dee Wilder, a marvellous artist who works predominately in polymer clay:

 

Mystery Package... 13

 

I've worked with Dee's pieces before (for example, the brooch "Richard III" - …

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 30, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Radical Jewelry Makeover is going to Santa Fe, NM!

Dear crafthaus members,

It is a treat to be part of this network and I love reviewing the weekly highlights. This week Ethical Metalsmiths has something to share too and we need your help.

 

Our popular and effective jewelry mining and recycling project, Radical Jewelry Makeover is going to Santa Fe, NM this October! Students, alumni and faculty at four regional schools, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe Community College - School of Art and Design, University…

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Added by Ethical Metalsmiths on March 29, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Busy Weekend

Wow!

I am completely done in: it has been non-stop since Friday and the stupid clock-change thing happened, which always makes my sleeping patterns go wrong...

Friday night was a night out with one of my friends of longest-standing, John. Through to Edinburgh to chat about things and see some sights, which mostly includes the inside of our favourite bar, The Regent. Didn't get home until 2am but had to be on the 10am train to Perth to go and see the Scottish Glass Society show in the… Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on March 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Monitor Madness - Going Nuts in a Nut Shell

Recently I spent hours and hours trying to figure out if my computer monitor was giving me an accurate color image.…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on March 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Search Engines Have No Vision - Play TAG, Your IT - Create Tags for better SEO from 2.0 sites



Most 2.0 sites allow tags for images including Crafthaus. Tags are an important tool to assist search engines to find your art or craft, but unfortunately this tool is under utilized.

Do your own test! Go to the search box at the top of…

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

Pro Nailz!

I am so excited to have my most recent round of documentation back from my photographer, Maureen Keaveny. The images came out wonderfully, and she really did a wonderful job capturing the essence of the pieces that I've recently completed. I'm most proud of the series of knuckle dusters that I've been working on, which feature bezel… Continue

Added by Islay Taylor on March 23, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Kicking, squealing, Gucci little piggy

Finally finished my earring, "The Use of Ashes". I've been wanting to make this piece on this theme for myself to wear for almost 15 years and have finally done it! It didn't even take that long to make from start to finish.

 …The Use of Ashes 8

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 22, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Search Engines Have No Vision - SEO for 2.0 sites like Crafthaus.

Images on the Internet can not speak for themselves because search engines can NOT see images, they only read text.

Braille Images must have text titles and descriptions for search engines to match your images with  search queries. If you want your images to be found, they need titles, and…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on March 22, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

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