Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blog Award

Mandi of MandiBeads had given me the One Lovely Blog Award. She painstakingly weave each delica beads into a super-cute pen cover. This process typically takes 2-6 hours to complete. I admire her patience and good eye-sight. My favorite is her Hug Me pen.

Thanks Mandi! Now it's my turn to pass it on...Here are the rules:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

1. sassydlite
2. bycoco
3. dgdesignstx
4. mygemstonebox
5. chezchani
6. jannadu
7. imagesbyjer
8. jewelryelegance
9. ardentdesigns
10. artisanjeweler
11. washwhendirty
12. abeadedaffair
13. perfectlytwistedjewelry
14. sandtcreations
15. kickingbear

These are my eSMArts teammates, and they are the ones who encouraged and supported my blogging endeavors. I hope you enjoy visiting their blogs.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Playtime with Metal

Anticlastic raising is one of the many metal techniques. It is a surface having two curvatures (transverse to each other) that lie in opposite directions - convex in length and concave in breadth, or vice versa.

Below is a sequence of pictures to show my progression.

eSMArts Team & Shop

Today, I'd like to talk about an Etsy street team, eSMArts and our team shop. We are a support team within the awesome artisan community. Our team has global members who work in a variety of media, and our common bond is social networking, online marketing and online promotions to increase exposure of our artwork. Team members are super talented, encouraging, helpful and fun.