2. Competition – This is the first contest to report this year. Maria van Bruggen is holding a Name My Cat competition that could win you a print, a card and a keychain of her art!
3. A Mathematical Challenge – Artist Jennifer Lommers is also giving away a print of her art if you can solve a mathematical problem. Check her blog for details! Since posting this I’ve realized the contest has ended, sorry! I still think it’s news worthy. Can you solve the problem? 😉
4. Kat Coming Along – Claudia Roulier shares some WIP images from her latest project. Wait till you see this cat!!
5. Coral Fantasy WIP – Stephanie D’aigle began her latest project while it was still 2010, but this is not simple project. Check out her latest beaded wip and then check out her other posts to see how it all began.
This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Shades of Green. For some of us, the Greens of Spring and Summer will soon be a thing of memories as Autumn and Winter approach us in the Northern Hemisphere. Let’s go out with a blast of color!
This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Summer Vacation. For some people summer vacation means a family trip; while for others it’s that all too short break from school. Whatever your definition, we hope you enjoy these wonderful interpretations from Team EBSQ-Etsy!
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.
Christina M. Givens
When I was a kid I always took everything apart. From the TV’s to furniture, nothing was safe! My parents always found it funny, that’s only because I would put it back together again. I naturally gravitated to watches and taking them apart.
When I first discovered the steampunk movement, I was dazzled! All the gears and cogs, metal, clock, aviation, I loved every bit of it! I began making pendants with tons of trial and error. But once I got the hang of it each piece had a purpose or a reason for it.
I’ve always felt that it was the sentiment and the reason behind a piece of jewelry that made it special, even if it was aesthetically pleasing. So this is what I try to create with every piece I touch. – Christina M. Givens