'The earrings are made of diminutive, old faceted glassbeads. Solid crafted with tearproof, polyesterthread. The inner shape is wooden. The ear hook and bezel settings are made of Sterling silver and oxidized.'
On Viktoria's profile page she talks more about her process and the materials she uses. Not only is she is master at bead work, she has also taken silversmith courses to learn how to create her own closures and clasps. Go to her profile page to learn more about her work.
I never know who or what is going to get posted to our Flickr forum for this series so it was a nice surprise to see a link from Michele, aka Steinschmuckdesign, post what she was working on: Preparing for a Design Market. It isn't always obvious, but there is an awful lot of preparation involved when it comes to exhibiting/showing your work in a public setting.
Imagine having many pieces of jewelry to display! I know I would go nuts trying to figure out the best way to showcase everything and not have things disappear in a sea of necklaces and earrings. Michele shares with us various ideas for how she plans to display her work, go check it out and while you're at it, have a look at what she makes too! Good luck Michele, will be looking for 'after' photos of your work on display!
And lastly we have Jessica Torrant who not only has an art shop, she also has GreenGardeStamps. Jessica shares on her blog a step by step approach to a commissioned sunflower stamp piece.
Here is a brief quote/description about this piece: I was so happy to get a new commission to create a large sunflower stamp for my customer's wedding invitations. How exciting! Not only carving the largest stamp I think I've ever carved but mostly knowing that something I created will be incorporated into someone's very special day. I began with a sketch approved by the customer. It's roughly 3.5" x 3.5" square (or in this case, circle).
Visit her blog to see and read more. Here is a look at the finished piece:
Keep those flickr links coming, we love hearing from all members there and its great to see what YOU are working on now!