Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintaj + Art Bead Artist= Art Bead Partner

As some of you may know Vintaj has started a great new partnership on their blog, Art Bead Partner.

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.

Here are the details from Jess at Vintaj:

"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. 

This is the Circle Collection shown being used as components. 

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.

Bracelet by Jess Italia using the Four Circle as a component. Stitch Markers double as charms.
Earrings also made by Jess using the Circle Beads.

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

Studio Saturday with Claybuttons at Art Bead Scene

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.
This weeks winner is fantayzya. Congratulations! You have won flower stackers from Jennifer Heynen of Jangles
Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.
This week we visit the studio of
 Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay.

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!
The counter where I make and glaze buttons. Wow, who lined up those glaze bottles!
I know you're jealous of my newly tie dyed curtains. Fun, funky and functional! Groovy too!

I moved my desk to the other end of the studio. Shelves are in it's place. You can see the eye painting from school days or "the creepy eye picture" as my daughter calls it, One of the many pieces I unrolled and clipped to the easel. My son keeps waiting for more art treasures to be uncovered to hang in the house.
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?

Leave a comment at 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!
Tari Sasser
Creative Impressions In Clay

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vintaj Art Bead Partner-Necklace & Bracelet by Betsy Kaage

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.

Concentric Circles used in the bracelet.

Rings used in the necklace.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vintaj Art Bead Partner Blog

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

Vintaj Art Bead Partner

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

Art Bead Scene Sponsor

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.
This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc. The art bead can be created by you or someone else. The challenge is to inspire those who use art beads and to see all the different ways art beads can be incorporated into your handiwork.
You upload a photo of your creation to the Art Bead Scene flickr page and add a tag for that month, like JULYABS. List your materials and give credit to the artist who made the art bead.

Morning in the Garden at Vaucressonby 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!