Showing posts from March, 2011

Earthenwood Design Team - Product Review - Earthenoxide

EarthenOxide is a side project started Melanie Brooks as a place to house her new mixed media creations. While she enjoys success with her ceramic studio site Earthenwood Studio and the related Earthenwood Etsy and Etsy Galleriashops, she wanted a special place where her non-clay creations could have a home without competing with my ceramics.

Some of the materials she enjoys using to create an EarthenOxide item include: old keys and key plates, jeweler's grade resin, fine opalescent powders, vintage book pages, and assorted ephemera.

Melanie's journey to make these unique jewelry components starts with one of her favorite pastimes of wandering through antique stores and flea markets to find old worn and rusted bits of metal. Vintage keys have so much mystery and wonder to them... what secret places and doors did they once unlock?

Melanie uses the old keys, brush off a little of the oxidation, and coat them with a jeweler's grade resin tinted with muted colors and fi…

Bead Trends Magazine - March 2011

Designer Highlight for March 2011

I am extremely honored to have been chosen as the Designer Highlight for the March 2011 issue of Bead Trends Magazine.

I am sorry that I have been M.I.A.  I had a few family emergencies but everything is back to normal now.  The winner of the "Heart Lock It" necklace was moonlitfantaseas.
I am hoping to write a "Antique Tuesday" post soon.
I am giving away one copy of the March 2011 issue of Bead Trends Magazine.  If you are interested please leave a comment.