Monday, March 21, 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 Galleria shops, 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.

Hinged Key Pendant Pistachio Green
Collage Key Pendant Plum Gear
Collage Key Pendant Tool Arch
Shimmer Key Blue/Green Triple Loop

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 fine shimmering powders to create these magical pendants, transforming the old and forgotten into something new and dreamy.
 
Melanie is truly one of the most talented art bead artist on the scene right now.  Anything this artist touches turns to bead gold!  I love the new Earthenoxide line!  The keys are unique and one of a kind!  Please visit her Earthenoxide web site.

Monday, March 14, 2011

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.
 




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