Tuesday, July 13, 2010

BEST Featured Artist - Claycass

What a fun artist to feature this week!  Her Etsy shop is called Ardna's Sac, which had me scratching my head.  Until I read her profile, that is!  Our artist's name is Cassandra, if you read it backwards it says - you guessed it - Ardna's Sac!  I love fun word play!  Did I say play?  Cassandra creates adorable jewelry out of polymer clay.  The pieces are fun and colorful.  I am amazed at the detail that is found in some of them.


Iris and Curious Bee - Button Collage







Apple for the Teacher - Button Collage









But not all of the pieces are depictions of actual items.  Cassandra also makes bracelets & necklaces using clay beads she creates herself.

Look at the beautiful colors in this Twisted Melon Bead Necklace.







                      Torn Teardrop Earrings


You can learn more about Cassandra by reading her blog
Become a fan on Facebook. And Cassandra recommends visiting the website of her guild - New York Polymer Clay Guild.  And of course make sure you visit Ardna's Sac - Cassandra's - wonderful Etsy shop!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

BEST Featured Artist - As You Like It

Happy July to all my faithful readers.  Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July!  I did.  I got to spend almost two days, at home, with my husband, and NO responsibilities.  Heaven!

Today I get to tell you about an Etsy shop owned by BESTeam member Stephanie.  Stephanie's shop is As You Like It.  Stephanie also just opened a second shop, Unexpected Knocks.  This second store is named for a line of poetry from Emily Dickinson, and all the items in this shop are ispired by her poetry.  The first shop's name is inspired by the Bard.  Can you guess that Stephanie is a teacher!

As You Like It offers original art, jewelry and cards.  This is my absolute favorite from her shop!  Isn't the butterfly gorgeous??

Silver Butterfly - Two Strands










I kinda LOVE this one, too!
        Four strand pearl & crystal necklace.                           














     


This card is what she calls Pay It Forward.  For only $.50 you can brighten someone's day!

Make sure you visit As You Like It to find wonderful, unique items!

You can keep up with Stephanie & both of her shops by reading her blog.