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Art & Artists - Me & My Friends - Jann Alexander-McCullough

Monday, October 19, 2009

Art & Artists - Me & my Friends #16

Welcome to the World
of Sylvia Kubilus-Elam
Sylvia has been
beadweaving since
1992. She is also a
teacher of the craft.
Her work has been
featured in 2 published
beading books, one being
The Illustrated Bead Bible.

I found Sylvia while
playing around in
Artfire. I think that
her work is stunning.
A few years ago she
taught herself to
Bead Crochet and
Knit Crochet which
are exampled here.
She and another share a shop on Artfire.
Beadacious1221 is her shop's name and you will
love her unique and earthy style.

I have truly
enjoyed looking
at and writing
about sylvia's
jewelry. She is
a true artist.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Art & Artists - Me & My Friends #15

Welcome to the Mystical Treasures
of Willow Walker Designs

I found this artist
while using Plurk.
I visited her Artfire
Shop and was so
impressed with
her glass and wire
work I just
couldn't resist
sharing with everyone.

Her work,
as you
can see,
is unique,
bright &
If you are
with me,
you know how much I LOVE color.
She started glass work at 8 years of age.
She is a second generation glass artist and
teacher. She is a mother of 2 and lives in
Oregon. Willow Walker's jewelry is mdae
of beautifully wired dichroic glass art.

Take a good
look at these
4 samples.
Her wire
is very

You can find her on
under WillowWalkerDesigns.
Check her site out and enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Art & Artists - Me & My Friends #14

Another New Medium to Share

Well, I have made it back
to my blog. I've been away
for some time. I have another
new medium that I've
been playing with.
I have always loved to
crochet and now there
are so many fun yarns
out there to pick from.

Take this neck warmer
for example, I was able
to mix-n-match several
different yarns.

Or this skinny scarf.
I used three different
colors of the same
fancy yarn. Though,
the yarn is very thin,
I doubled up to thicken
up the stitches.

I have three or so more in the works.
I'll put them up on Artfire shop asap.
You can find the items shown above
in my Artfire studio. My shop designs
and creations are for the Rubenesque
Woman. I believe that whatever shape
a woman is deserving of beautiful
jewelry that looks great and fits
properly, luscious and great fitting
outer wear and dazzling accessories.