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.
Eclectic Elements by Sam
I focus on repurposing things that may be thrown away, in particular, game pieces. Many of us have memories of playing games with our families and friends in our childhood and some of us still enjoy playing games to this day. With the emergence of video games, some people haven’t played the games many of us played as children. I think by using the materials I do it can bring memories back or introduce people to the games many of us played. I enjoy hearing stories people tell when they see my work. It is amazing to be able to bring a smile to someone’s face or bring back a good memory. – Eclectic Elements by Sam
The winner of this week’s Simon Sez challenge is Lisa Miller! Vikki King had requested a theme that was all about recreation and play. Vikki said that it wasn’t an easy choice but in the end Lisa’s entry got the nod because: “…gosh darn it that girl on the swing out in front is just so ADORABLE!!! All the kids are having fun, but she makes it look like some awesome ride at Universal Studios. I want to play with her!!”
If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.
Congratulations Lisa! We look forward to your turn as Simon.
This week’s Simon is artist Vikki King. Her theme for Simon Sez is “play”. She describes what she is looking for like this: “Recreation. Sports, hobbies, kids. People doing what they think is fun, just keep it PG ok? So “play time”. Fun in the Sun. Any thing that clearly makes the viewer think the word “fun”. Good luck. Hope you find this fun, too.”