Blogs I follow
- 202 Designs
- 7seventeen Gallery.
- A Handmade Revolution
- Addicted to Mermaids
- Art Bead Scene Blog
- Art Class
- Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap
- Blog Giveaways
- ChelseaRainbow - Colorful Accessories for all Seasons
- Crimson Hill Soapworks
- Diary of a Young Designer
- Homemade Button, Crystal, and Pearl Jewelry
- jean may originals
- Joern Gebert | augetotal
- Life and Jewelry
- Midnight Sewing Mom.....and a little painting, too!
- Monkey Doodles
- No longer Arta's blog. Sorry, you missed all the fun stuff, but check out the other cool links!
- One Thrifty Gurl
- Pretty, Fabulous...Etsy
- Procurer of all Things Sparkly
- Sellers Assisting Sellers
- The Handmade Gift Guide
- What am I doing?!
|Location||NJ, United States|
|Introduction||I'm just starting out as an artist, trying to make a living doing what I love. I have a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, and after teaching for a year and bumbling around on digs for another, I decided I wanted to pursue art full time. I make beads in the fire and fashion them into jewelry. My designs are oganically elegant, with movement and surprise paramount. I try to instill a bit of mystery, the unknown, into each piece. Even if two bracelets are the same design and color, they will not be identical. I just established my etsy website, and am excited to begin the expansion and promotion process. Reading and thinking take up the rest of my time (sometimes the thinking continues unbidden into hours of the night!). When I can I love to write fantasy and thriller novellas, or spend some quality time with Master Chief in Halo or in the lands of Oblivion. An admitted Trekkie, I adore anything from the franchise. Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis are close seconds. Of course, Battlestar (new) is one of my favs too.|
|Interests||Lampworking, Jewelry Design, Reading, Video Games, Writing, Watching Star Trek/Stargate Sg-1/Battlestar|
|Favorite Movies||LoTR, Resident Evil (the first one's the best), Inception (simply brilliant), Black Swan (Natalie Portman is my heroine!)|
|Favorite Music||Nightwish, Linkin Park (before this new CD), various soundtracks, anything from Glee (yes, I admit it, I love that show. I tried hard not to.)|
|Favorite Books||Anything by Terry Pratchett and Elizabeth Peters, America by John Stewart, Steven King and Dean Koontz (never a dull story!)|
When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?
Wow, this actually happened in my astronomy class! No, we did not...the petals were in thousands of pieces. I doubt warming them would have done much.