Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Love My Art Jewelry...

Who are we now and what is our hope for the future?

I will start off by sharing our slogan:

CREATING HANDMADE WITH HANDMADE

Without going into too much and risk droning on and on, I think that our slogan speaks for itself. We are bead, component and jewelry artists with a goal of bringing recognition to the unique quality of creating handmade jewelry using all handmade components. Owning a piece of jewelry that has been created by an individual artist or a piece that has been created by the artist using components created by many artists creates a personal connection each and every time it is worn. It is also the kind of piece that makes someone stop and ask, "Where did you get that? I have never seen anything like it before..."

And why haven't they seen anything just like this before?

The following pics don't actually go together, but I just grabbed them for a visual....So...here goes...

You take some copper beads that look something like this...

Use some methods that you can learn from one of our members, Barbara Lewis, to turn them
 into something like this...

And in the end, you create a beautiful one of a kind piece that could look like this......

Now that's original!!!

Or....how about creating with a few different pieces of art (created by other handmade bead/component artists) and taking some beads that look something like this...

Use some of your own methods or a combination of other artist work (findings, metalsmithed components, etc.)  and create something like this one created by Kelli Pope...

Now that's what we call Creating Handmade with Handmade!

What is our hope for the future? 

 It is one of bringing recognition to the unique qualities of jewelry using all or mostly all handmade components in your creations... or...  If you are someone who loves jewelry, but doesn't particularly like to make your own, then our hope is that you will recognize the uniqueness of wearing something that has been created from all handmade.

9 comments:

Barbara Bechtel said...

I'm really excited about your blog! I love the concept and it looks like you have a stellar group of ladies put together to make a great blog! I can't wait to read what you all are working on!

MaCarroll Beads said...

Thanks Barbara! We are excited about including others in give aways and future challenges....Thanks for following!

Carol said...

This group is the perfect meld...really.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

This is awesome! I can't wait to see what else happens with this blogging group!

Alice said...

I'm excited about your blog, mostly because this past weekend I was in a little pout about the two-day venue where I showed my handmade jewelry. The venue was not right for me, and I was disgusted at the number of vendors selling mass made stuff for $2 to $10. I just couldn't compete with that. Even worse, the people were there more for 'crafts', than art. I was beginning to wonder about my place in the handmade world. Then I came upon your blog (perfect timing)and I am energized again. I don't make my own components (yet), but your vision has me excited for the future.

Thank you!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am so excited about what you have going on here. This is exactly what my gallery exhibit was all about. It is coming to an end but I hope that I was able to encourage the handmade from handmade. And people are buying it and getting the idea so I think that it is totally worthwhile.

Thank you for being a place to showcase the beauty of handmade rather than just a collection of pretty shiny things. I am thrilled to see all of you collaborating in this way and will enjoy watching how this unfolds.

Enjoy the day!
Erin

MaCarroll Beads said...

Wow! Thanks for all of the great comments! I, for one, think that this is a topic that deserves a closer look. I'm excited to think about all of the great topics that can be discussed...MaryAnn

Judy said...

I look forward to your posts...such a great blog concept with some wonderful designers.

Marcia P. said...

Two words - Love it!

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