Team EBSQ: Must Have Monday

Chanterelle,  Truffles,  and  Shiitake mushrooms – tasty little bits of fungi.  These little morsels will tempt your taste buds as well.

Mushroom Pendant and Necklace by Beaded Heron
Mushroom Pendant and Necklace by Beaded Heron

You can see more mushroom based art in our EBSQ galleries by searching “mushroom”.

More work from Beaded Heron can be seen on EBSQ in her portfolio.

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EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Lauren Cole Abrams

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.

Lauren Cole Abrams

Split Layered Pendant- Lauren Cole Abrams

I love working on a small scale, creating pieces of wearable art. My chosen medium is polymer, which to me is the ultimate medium for jewelry, as it has endless possibilities with color, form and technique.  The making of artful adornment is one of the oldest forms of art and I enjoy the connection I feel with makers down through the centuries. – Lauren Cole Abrams

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EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Carmen Trueheart

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.

Carmen Trueheart

Molten Metal Medallion - Carmen Trueheart
My entire family on my mother’s side has artistic talent.  My mother is a water colorist who really has a way with color, one of my brothers does all strictly black and white caricatures in acrylic but won’t let anyone but family see his work, and my other brother makes amazing things like sculptures and air gun paintings.  And me, I make jewelry.  I have always had an interest in beads and therefore have a self-taught knowledge base of the history of beads.  To add to it, I was a hippie, perhaps I still am one.  As we all may know Hippies loved beads!  The last 10 years or so have granted me the time to take classes in silversmithing, and Precious Metal Clay, as well as learning peyote and other bead stitch work.  Collecting vintage and some ancient beads and gemstones is another thing that I lovingly do.   Precious Metal Clay is what I concentrate my efforts on these days.  I find that it allows me to use the creative energy that I must use and allows me to blend it with my beads and gemstones.  I love working with my hands, and all of the techniques to be used with Metal Clay is just the right mix of challenge and artistic expression that makes me continue creating new baubles, pretty things of adornment. – Carmen Trueheart

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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: Eclectic Elements by Sam

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'm Game Recycled Material Necklace & Earrings Set - 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

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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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