Tuesday, July 26, 2011
They choose the theme, Art Bead Artist and partner with them for a month using their products and the art beads (buttons) made by the artist.
"As you know, here at Vintaj we LOVE working with Art Beads! We are all huge fans of Art Bead Scene and follow many bead artist’s blogs, incorporate their unique handmade components into our jewelry and share some of their sites on our Favorite Art Beads page. Today I’m excited to announce a new blog feature ~ our design team recently came up with the concept of featuring a monthly Art Bead Partner to reflect our design themes."
I am very fortunate to be their Art Bead Partner for August. I created a new collection of buttons and beads just for this partnership. I was so thrilled to be asked to be an Art Bead Partner, I had to make something special.
Clay is a changeling, any button can be a component, pendant, charm, clasp etc.
You get the picture. If you see a button and would rather use as something else, ask if it can be changed for your use.
Take a look at Vintaj's Gallery they have great ideas and designs using their finding and embellishments.
Art Bead Partner Special!
Get 20% off minimum order of $20 using code ABP20 from Creative Impressions in Clay.
Put code in the voucher box.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Happy Saturday! I'm going to continue with Jennifer's theme from last Saturday on organization.
Until recently my studio has been an absolute disaster. Meaning there was a path from the door to computer and counter where I worked. To get anywhere else you had to step over or do the sideways shuffle to find anything. It was bad. The picture above shows the beginning of the organization. The shelves (missing the doors) on the left are holding my glazes and molds plus other things that don't belong, just so I could make a path. It was a HUGE job. There are still random items sitting on the counters but it going to have to wait.
In cleaning this monstrous mess I hurt my back. Seems I can no longer dead lift boxes of clay. Never used to be a problem. When did this happen? When did I get old or to a state where I couldn't lift and pay dearly for it? I was in shock the following morning. I am not the kind of person that likes to be down or sickly and not do for myself. It is getting better, but I am impatient!
I know you're jealous of my newly tie dyed curtains. Fun, funky and functional! Groovy too!
I can now get to easel! *Snoopy Dance* The pottery wheel is just below it.
This side of the room is "possibilities." Things uncovered with the possibility of now being able to paint or throw on the wheel again. I love possibilities!
My question this:
What possibilities do you have or might have?
An opportunity? A show?
Art Bead Scene and you could win one of the Four Circle components.
Use it as a connector, a pendant maybe a clasp...possiblities!
Feeling Sassy as usual!
Creative Impressions In Clay
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Betsy from Vintaj Natural Brass created these two great pieces using component from the Circle Collection. She used chain and finding from Vintaj. To get of list of everything she used check the blog post.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Four Circle Button (shown below) with 2 holes on each side was used as a component for a bracelet by Jess Italia at Vintaj. Isn't that a cool bracelet!? Click on the link to go to their blog you also get a great tutorial for image transfer onto metal.
Have a great day!
Friday, July 15, 2011
I am so excited to this months Art Bead Partner at Vintaj!!
All items they use will be on the website soon. Having an html moment.
Have a great day!!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I am one of four sponsors this month at Art Bead Scene. Each month we feature a piece of art and challenge you to create something using the art as your inspiration. Your piece can be inspired the color texture, shapes, feelings etc. you get from the art. As long as it fits with the theme.
Morning in the Garden at Vaucresson, by Edouard Vuillard 1923 reworked 1938
distemper on canvas, 59 ½ by 43 5/8 inches
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1952
July Monthly Challenge at Art Bead Scene. I hope you'll join the challenge this month!