EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Vickie Miller

This month’s featured gallery is Artist Made Jewelry. Handcrafted jewelry is not only an expression of the artist who created it but of the one who wears it.  Whether created in silver or gold; plain or sparkling with gems and stones, artist made jewelry is a coming together of personalities that is unique. Throughout the remainder of March, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s Jewelry artists.

Vickie Miller

Antiqued Hollow Cone Pendant - Vickie Miller

“I love it when I hear someone say that my work makes them smile. There are two things that drive and inspire me when it comes to creating jewelry, color and whimsy, and since I also design and create the glass beads used in my pieces, I can create whatever mood and color combination I desire. My jewelry can be as happy or as elegant as I choose depending on the color, texture, shape, size, and theme, of the glass beads I make.” – Vickie Miller

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EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Robin Cruz McGee

This month’s featured gallery is Artist Made Jewelry. Handcrafted jewelry is not only an expression of the artist who created it but of the one who wears it.  Whether created in silver or gold; plain or sparkling with gems and stones, artist made jewelry is a coming together of personalities that is unique. Throughout the remainder of March, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s Jewelry artists.

Robin Cruz McGee

Oyster Heart Pendant - Robin Cruz McGee

I move metal. I take inorganic, flat material and transform it. I hammer, stretch, shape, manipulate and model until that horizontal plane breathes into life. Although I have pursued many series, using every metal imaginable, my innate proclivity seems to be the organic form.  My tools become extensions of me when I am creating a new form and I am thoroughly consumed in the process of repousse, right through to the application of the final patina and findings. When I make a piece of jewelry, it is wearable sculpture. These are statement pieces, and usually not for the faint of heart. – Robin Cruz McGee

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Christina M. Givens

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Christina M. Givens

The Siren's Key... Temptation - Christina M. Givens

The month of February for some symbolizes love and for others it can symbolize the opposite. A lot of people have mixed feelings about the valentines holiday. With my work I try to capture the one thing that is constant year-round. It is the one emotion that can not be faked, that can not be put into a greeting card. And that emotion is passion. With out passion we would not strive to create works of art from our soul. This is my driving force of creating. With every piece of jewelry I make or every brush stroke my hand creates, there is a piece of my passion flowing into the finished piece. Valentine’s Day is a day for use to celebrate the love, passion & devotion we have for our loved one’s and our creative pursuits. There is a passion, obsession & devotion most artists feel when creating. This month just amplifies those emotions and the end result is very moving and heartfelt pieces. – Christina M. Givens

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Last Days Of The Ornament/Pendant Challenge!!

We’re coming into the home stretch on the “Challenge! Draw or Stamp your Ornament Pendant Charm”. If you have something, post it, if you have been meaning to do one, do it and if you are just now noticing, go eat and then make something!

The 30th is the last day to enter and Mary Lu (Amethyst Lobster or Lobsterlu here on the boards) is offering some of her jewelry as a prize. When you complete your entries, post them in the “Challenge! Draw or Stamp your Ornament Pendant Charm” thread in the Functional Art section on the EBSQ Forum.