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Deb Karash - Drawing on Metal and the Intimacy of Jewelry



The work of Deb Karash strikes something deep in the soul. Her signature style incorporates colored pencil that is actually drawn upon the surface…

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Added by 2Roses on September 19, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

2Roses Monday's Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

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Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Ann Lalik - Wonderfully Executed, Abstracted Figurative Work

Shown today is a portion of a body of work by Ann Lalik entitled “My Friends.” We really enjoy how she has…

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Added by 2Roses on September 12, 2016 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Cerámica Contemporánea LCG - ceramic works by extraordinary artists

To get a good shot of inspiration, we recommend visiting the Facebook page for Cerámica Contemporánea LCG. You’ll find really exceptional art by cutting-edge ceramicists. Ceramic clay and polymer clay are so similar…

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Added by 2Roses on August 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Sally Hayden Gilmore - sensuous form and color



To say that…
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Added by 2Roses on August 22, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Wendy McAllister - the transformative power of adornment



Wendy McAllister’s love of jewelry started with a live bejeweled Makech beetle on a small gold chain and safety pin. It was a gift from her parents during a trip to Mexico. The…

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Added by 2Roses on August 15, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm



Cayce Zavaglia - A Return to Paint through Embroidery



Cayce Zavaglia originally trained as a painter. She switched to embroidery in order to establish a non-toxic studio…
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Added by 2Roses on August 8, 2016 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in theArm

2Roses Monday's Child

Hillary Waters Fayle - the concept of art as impermanent

Hillary Fayle uses botanical materials and combines them…

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Added by 2Roses on August 1, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Marilyn Druin - extraordinary color, composition, and design

“Some artists are social commentators.

They interpret and comment upon life....

I try to take some of earth's essential elements and create my own world with order and harmony where my mind can be at peace."

- Marilyn Druin,…

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Added by 2Roses on July 18, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

New U.S. Rules Make Foreign Goods Better Deal for Online Shoppers

I have been advocating for many years for makers and the organizations that purport to serve our communities, to organize politically. Our interests are not being represented by our elected officials. It just got much easier and cheaper for US customers to buy products from overseas due to lowered tariffs and import fees. On the other hand, US makers are still severely restricted from selling overseas by high tariffs and import duties.…

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Added by 2Roses on May 5, 2016 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Caught in the time warp of Art Versus Craft

We participate in a creative exercise related to EtsyMetal, a group of metalsmiths organized around Etsy. The exercise is called "Blog Carnival". Each month a topic is chosen and a variety of members from this international group each provide their individual perspectives on the subject. We thought (mistakenly) that we had scraped the subject of Art Versus Craft off our shoes for good. Thanks to Blog Carnival we have stepped in it again. It appears that it is the topic that will not…

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Added by 2Roses on March 31, 2014 at 1:28am — No Comments

Publicity OPPORTUNITY

MJSA would like to interview any artists who have used used self-produced books via websites such as Snapfish or Blurb to promote their work to galleries or curators or as show catalogs. Article deadline is looming. Please email Sharon Elaine Thompson ASAP sharonet@sharonelainethompson.com

Added by 2Roses on April 5, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

OK, Your Kid Probably COULD Make Something Better Than This

 

Our Blog Carnival* topic this month is “nobody’s perfect”. We are frequently told this applies to us. Someone once said “art is making the difficult look easy. Maybe, but not the way we usually do it.... read more at 2Roses' blog: Jewelry…

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Added by 2Roses on April 3, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Bench Mess

I've been working intently on a couple of projects for the last few days. As I sit at my bench, late on a Sunday evening,my perspective changes from the very focused 3 x 3 inch window of my optivisors to the full scope of my bench. CARAMBA! What happened!?…

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Added by 2Roses on March 25, 2012 at 10:20pm — No Comments

How traffic pirates skim revenue from your Etsy shop

You may have heard all the ruckus about Pinterest of late and wondered, why is this such a big deal? It looks like this is just a successful social networking site that is driving lots of traffic to my Etsy shop.  Well…not exactly.   Read on and I’ll explain how sites like Pinterest really make money.  Note: I am using Pinterest as just one example of a type of website/business model that is growing rapidly.

 

Pinterest makes money by directing traffic to websites who agree to…

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Added by 2Roses on March 10, 2012 at 5:15pm — 17 Comments

Hey! That doesn't smell like sterling silver.

2Roses weigh in on the pros and cons of selling jewelry online. http://jewelrytutorial.blogspot.com/

Added by 2Roses on March 5, 2012 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

Standing at the crossroads of what’s yours is mine

I have been talking for some time about the idea that the image of a piece of work is more valuable to the artist than the work itself.  This is a fairly radical concept for many in the arts, but it’s an accepted fact for most people in media, technology and marketing. This idea is the result of convergence, the merger of previously distinct technologies or fields into a new form, requiring new practices. What has happened in video, music, telecommunications and computing over the last two…

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Added by 2Roses on March 1, 2012 at 9:50am — 18 Comments

Faux Authenticity

Van Cleef & Arpels’ ad on the back cover of the February 2012 issue of Art News is the latest in a sad legacy of the haute couture jewelry design world.  The ad displays an exquisitely crafted platinum and bejeweled “zipper” necklace.  It’s an impressive piece of work, advertised to coincide with the…

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Added by 2Roses on February 12, 2012 at 2:52pm — 30 Comments

Smithsonian Museaum Store set to sell only American Made Craft

The Smithsonian Institution has agreed to sell only American-made merchandise at the American History Museum's "Price of Freedom" gift shop by early July. This is great news for America craft artists like Merrie Buchsbaum, a polymer clay artist from West Virginia and for all other American craft artists who sell their work wholesale. Merrie and her patriotic canework are featured on a CBS News segment that aired June 8.



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Added by 2Roses on June 14, 2011 at 1:19pm — 2 Comments

2Roses wins 1st and 2nd place at Bead Dreams Show

2Roses of Anaheim California won 1st and 2nd Place in the Polymer Clay category of  Bead and Button's 2011 Bead Dreams Competition. A prize of $500 accompanies the award.

 

2Roses, "La Reine Noir"

Polymer Clay, Sterling Silver

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Added by 2Roses on June 3, 2011 at 7:56pm — 16 Comments

New SNAG program will benefit members

SNAG is launching a new program to promote members work.  This looks to be quite different than the tired old approach of a few images and a CV.  Anthony Tammaro is leading the program which will be unveiled at the conference.

Added by 2Roses on May 20, 2011 at 8:49am — 4 Comments

2016 Crafthaus Project Grant

Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.

2016 Submission period

September 6 - 30, 2016.

Eligibility and additional information: https://is.gd/qhlXfz

Entry form

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