Saturday, November 19, 2011

Custom Texture plate design

The latest in the nature designer cabochon series..this is gorgeous blue green Chrysocolla and Malachite cabochon from Gerard scott For this I made a custom texture plate using copper etching based on hand drawings, this lends a particular hand rendered organic look to it. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Etsy treasury

My Etsy shop has made it to two treasury lists, interestingly the same pendant. Treasury lists are a good Karma way of promoting other artists. You make a curated list of themed products( cannot put your own products) and put it out there for people to see. These lists also might end up on the home page if well done. Here is the picture of the pendant that has been included:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November Challenge Piece for Metal Clay Heads Team at Etsy!

Here is my entry for November challenge. The theme of this month is very close to my heart as I believe that nature is my primary source of inspiration and learning. I LOVE gemstones as I see them representing one of mother natures most beautiful gift to mankind. This pendant is made in fine silver with Amazonite cab and Topaz. 
Sky, Water and Earth come together in harmony in this completely handcrafted fine silver pendant. Stylish and organic, the pendant is hand-sculpted, hand-textured, antiqued and polished. Hangs from a sterling silver rollo chain, punctuated with beautiful green color chrysoprase and sunstone beads. The texture is made from a mold of real coral, thus representing the deep seas. There is a smaller sized similar pattern on top, signifying the close and cyclical ties of sky and water. 

Getting published

I have been trying to get my work published in print. I sent two of my images to be included in the Metal clay artist magazine. Hope it will happen this time around, this is my second attempt to get published with Metal Clay Artist magazine.