Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Last weeks winner is Denise. Congratulations! You have won one of Creative Impressions in Clay's new Wizard of Oz inspired pendants from the studio of Tari Sasser. Send Tari an e-mail (at tari at claybuttons dot com) with your address and she will get it right out to you.
Hello! It's Melanie from Earthenwood Studio here with a little intermission from your regular Art Bead Scene contributors. It has been a while since I wrote a Studio Saturday post, so I am happy to be here to tell you about the new things I have going on in my studio... and I have been doing some REALLY different and new things, which has been exciting! Like Tari's post last week, I have been inspired by film and movies (and oddly enough, I am writing this while watching the Wizard of Oz!) I sort of happened into a new line of jewelry and pendants inspired by movies, called Now Showing Studio. Let me tell you about it!
Now Showing started when Alex and I stopped into a video store that was going out of business. We found a huge selection of DVD plastic backer cards that they were selling for next to nothing. After a little bit of thought and playing with them, we started a side business making recycled/upcycled jewelry with them! The cards are lightweight, colorful, and whimsical, and I think they make really fun and hip jewelry and pendants. This is a fun little intermission for me and my regular work with my Earthenwood business. You can read a little bit more about our inspiration and process for these new items on the new blog.
While we started Now Showing with the purpose of creating a line of finished jewerly, we are now considering adding a line of pendants that beaders can use in their own designs. This is not a foreign concept for me, as I started Earthenwood the same way, with a finished jewerly line. I started selling beads because beaders kept asking me for my parts! So I am thinking that having finished jewelry and gifts and art pendants in the same store probably makes sense. I would love some input from all of you beaders about pendants for beading like the one below which was made from three different anime movie backer cards.
Ok, now it is time for your question of the week! Since I have been talking about intermission and film, it reminds me of movie snacks! I love popcorn and a cola slushie with a little bit of chocolate... preferably Sno-Caps! What are your favorite things to snack on at the theatre or at home when watching a movie?
Please leave me a comment with your favorite snack (and any other comments or thoughts you have about today's post). Next week, one random winner will be chosen from the comments and the prize is the three Now Showing pendants shown below!
Melanie Brooks is the ceramic beadmaker behind Earthenwood Studio, who blogs from her Metro Detroit, Michigan home.