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.
This weeks winner is Elizabeth!. Congratulations!
You have won a pair of adorable candy corn earrings from the studio of Tari Sasser.
Send Tari an e-mail with your address and she will get those right out to you.
Welcome! I was struggling to think of what to write about today as I have been experiencing a bit of a burn out. I think the the burn out is a result of too much assembly line production work and not enough day dreamy designing. I recently finished a very large order that challenged me personally and while I am glad for the experience I gained from this personal challenge, I'm also relieved that it is over.
Plus, like a lot of custom requests, it gave me a new product to add to my line of goods; double soldered circles, perfect for framing art beads in! As I contemplate their use, it occurred to me that they had a duel purpose.
The first, a left over pair of the prototypes (version 3) became extravagant hoop earrings with Claire Maunsel's Jewels on Wood art beads;
Adding a patina in shades of brown and blue complimented the deep blue in Claire's beads surrounding this pair of hoops. And another prototype (version 5) became the focal point in this violet statement necklace that features Gaea's Swirling Teardrop Pendant in pale peach;
How fun is that!?! The same build that gives two completely different looks! After finding these very versatile, and giving myself a good long week off, I have decided to offer them in a rainbow of colors. The first pair, done up in the ever popular Verdigris patina, is going to the winner of next weeks drawing! Yay for winning!!!
In order to have your name entered into the drawing, you must leave a comment answering this question -
What favorite jewelry component do you use, or would like to use, that has more than one use?
As always, thank you for visiting us here at Art Bead Scene, if it wasn't for you, well, I'd just be talking to myself now, wouldn't I?
Much Love & Respect,