Monday, September 19, 2011

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today highlights Myra Oliver of Happylicious Inc. on etsy.

From Myra's shop announcement:

 "***Welcome!!! I started this Etsy page awhile back but never really got around to putting stuff up until reccently. I'm pregnant and on bed rest until my lil' baby is born so this is what I've been doing to help pass the time!! Enjoy and get Happyfied!!!"

 She also says, "Cha Cha Bracelets are my Specialty!"

I have one of Myra's bracelets and when it arrived I was most certainly Happyfied. :-) She also made me a matching pair of earrings that I just love. Her creations are so wonderfully alive with colour and bling they are fun to wear. That's one of the great things about bracelets, unlike a necklace or earrings you get to admire a bracelet while you wear it.
 Here is just one of her creations. Please click on the picture to check out more of her designs. You'll be glad you did.

Blue & White Cha Cha

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Jillatay Clay & Magic on etsy.

From Jillata's Profile:

 "I have always loved miniatures. I'm having so much fun as the ideas just keep flowing in. I firmly believe in my Muse, she is so generous to me. Creativity is a blessing I don't take lightly and yet it is all just fun and playing in the mud!"

 "Clay is magical to me, formed right in the heart of our Mother Earth. Hope you enjoy my work as much as I do. It has been my passion for over 20 years. My husband has now joined with me and is making boats, houses and other things too. It's a fun ride!"

 I can really empathize with Jill on this. The creative process is not always easy and you can never take it for granted but when it all comes together it is wonderful. Judging from her shop I can say her Muse have been very generous.
Being an animal lover I was most attracted to her fabulous collection of little critters. She even has a "Shrine to the Great Cat Deity". The ultimate gift for the cat lover who has everything. Since I'm a cat lover myself I just had to share my favorite. One can never have too much cat art.
To see more of her outstanding work just click on the picture below.

Ceramic Little Tabby Cat in Elegant Black and Brown Gown - Zoomorphic Vessel

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Handmade Tweet

Today's featured artist is fellow Canadian Bella McBride of McBride House on etsy.

From McBrideHouse's Shop Announcement:

♥All my little creatures are made from a technique called needle felting. This involves poking and prodding different colours of wool with a very sharp barbed needle until you reach the perfect shape. It literally takes thousands of pokes and hours and hours to reach a one-of-a-kind soft sculpture. ♥

I may not be a mother but I still love this face. How could anyone not?
I've been fascinated with needle felting for quite a while, even to the point of giving it a try, so I know how difficult and time consuming it is. She certainly has my adoration and respect for the beautiful works of art she creates.
To see more of her fabulous creations click of the picture below.

Only A Face A Mother Could Love Gargoyle Needle Felted Soft Sculpture by Bella McBride

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Handmade Tweet

Ya! Two posts in one week! I'm on a role.

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from one of my new favorite artists Nickelart on etsy.

From Nickelart's Profile:

"In addition to my profession, which is not purely creative, I like arts, being creativly and try out new things, sometimes despair at my sewing machine, get in trouble with my husband because I fill out every room of our house with beads, fabrics & co."

A woman truly after my own heart. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one with a husband that complains about my creative endeavors taking over the whole house.

Nickelart, aka Katja, lives in Germany and I discovered her in a BNR (Buy-n-Replace) treasury. I've become addicted to them lately. I fell in love with her wonderful fabric bracelets. They are so pretty and such a clever design that I couldn't resist ordering one. I was surprised at how fast it arrived from Germany and I loved it so much I ordered another. Katja also makes other lovely jewelry such as earrings and necklaces. Check out more of her designs by clicking on the picture below.

COLORS - romantic fabric wrap Bracelet with a small Bead - 28 inch - colorful, multicolored

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Handmade Tweet

It's been a long time since I updated my blog. Life has gotten in the way lately but I'm still active in the handmade community and it's a shame not to share some of the wonderful creations I've seen from some very talented artists. I'm going to start off with a genre near and dear to my heart, Steampunk. And what's steampunk without an awesome watch? Pocket watch or wrist watch it has to be geartastic and this collection all the way from South Korea are by far the most stunningly beautiful handmade watches I've seen.

Marrianne's Handcrafted Watch Studio's
Shop Announcement:

"All of our time pieces are handmade at our studio, where our team of five artisans combines fine, traditional Korean craftsmanship with sterling quality and stunningly unique design."

Unique is an understatement. Check out this one. I'd be hard pressed to pick my favorite but this one would certainly be in the running. You can visit their shop on etsy by clicking on the picture below.

steampunk pure handmade watch MECHTOPIA 3 

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Handmade Tweet

It's been quite a while since I wrote a handmade tweet. I've missed having the chance to meet so many great artists but life has been so chaotic lately I just couldn't spare the time. I hope I'll have more time to post in the coming weeks and months. To kick things off here is a fabulous artist who is also a fellow member of Etsy's Trade-a-Holics Mi-Go Faster.

From MiGoFaster's Shop Announcement:

Looking for fun, interesting, and unique accessories and accents for your wardrobe and home? Then Mi-Go Faster is for you! Astrological, Gothic, and Beautiful Alternative gifts, purses, and sundries can be found here.

I have one of these purses, just a different zodiac symbol, and I can tell you how well they are made. I've done a bit of sewing myself and I recognize good work when I see it. They are lined and beautifully finished with several nice inside pockets and are actually quite roomy. Too often pretty purses just don't have enough space inside.
In addition to her purses and accessories she also sells some wonderful fine art photography prints. Click on the picture below to visit her shop.

Aquarius Astrological and Zodiac Themed Purse

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

20% Off Sale in my Artfire Shop

I'm currently offering 20% off every item in my Artfire shop. It's the perfect time to purchase that special something for your Valentine or just get a treat for yourself. Check back often as I will be adding new items throughout the sale. Sale ends February 14th.
The Grand Design on Artfire