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Ruby Lane's Creative Hands Newsletter June 2009
In This Issue
- Special Artisan Jewelry for Father!
- Join Ruby Lane on Twitter and Facebook
- Ruby Lane Shop Owners - Get Paid to Blog Program
- SHOP SPOTLIGHT: Lone Rock Creations
- ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT: Sarit Wolfus
- Crow Creek Designs
- June Bead and Jewelry Shows
- Dad - The Beach - Summer is here!
- Share Creative Hands With A Friend
SPECIAL ARTISAN JEWELRY FOR FATHER!
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RUBY LANE SHOP OWNERS - GET PAID TO BLOG PROGRAM
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SHOP SPOTLIGHT: LONE ROCK CREATIONS
I have always appreciated things of beauty - beautiful scenery, animals, a sunny warm day without bugs (all too rare around here), soothing music...
I started making beaded jewelry about 10 years ago while I was living in Hawaii. Well, that's not if you count the trinkets I used to make out of colored gymp (remember that stuff?) as a kid. I also made braided leather horse bridles. Making jewelry is very relaxing, therapeutic actually, and I never cease to be amazed at the endless variety of colors, materials, and textures that can be used to create beautiful things. More recently I have added wire-forming and chainmaille styles ~ chain maille has such elegance, yet the basic weaves are often surprisingly simple. The options are endless and the results can be incredible.
I enjoy making lampwork glass beads - there's something about melting glass with a torch, forming it into shapes and then seeing how the colors combine that is mesmerizing. All lampwork beads I use are either made by myself or are purchased from SRA (self-representing) artists who have annealed their beads in a kiln to increase the strength and durability of the glass. The quality and beauty of artisan-made lampwork far surpasses that of the cheaper imports that have flooded the market - many imports are not annealed, therefore those beads are weaker and more likely to break.
It is very rewarding when people enjoy my work enough to want to purchase and wear it, give it as a gift, and even take the time to find me at a show to see if I might have something else they like - to all of you I say THANK YOU!!!
Lone Rock Creations
ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT: SARIT WOLFUS
Israeli artist Sarit Wolfus divides her time between two arts: music and jewelry design.
Sarit's main occupation was music for over 20 years. She started out in the Israeli Army Band, went on to studying music at Tel Aviv University Music Academy and then spent many enjoyable years playing the trumpet in most of the professional orchestras and chamber ensembles in Israel, as well as at theater productions.
In recent years, Sarit fell in love with and became "addicted" to jewelry design and it became her main occupation. The act of creating is the source of much happiness and gives her joy 24/7.
Sarit shares her rich internal world and her basic principles and beliefs with her customers through her creations. The main ingredients that motivate her are unlimited freedom, endless imagination and her belief that you, the customer, should have the freedom of choice. That is why she offers such a wide and diverse range of jewelry designs: she believes that it will enable each and every one of you to find a shape, color, shade, material that will suit your personal taste and touch something deep inside you.
Every piece is handmade and unique, crafted in silver, gold and gemstones. Sarit's designs can be found on display in jewelry galleries and stores worldwide. Some of her pieces are "one of a kind", with the guarantee that she will never make the same one again. The rest of her designs are created in limited editions.
Sarit Wolfus Designs
CROW CREEK DESIGNS
After a successful career in the corporate world, I find that I have decades of built up desire to work with my hands. I have always loved woodworking and that love plus my interest in adornment was the catalyst for my pursuit of this creative outlet. The thought that something I created could become someone's favorite piece of jewelry, or the honor that is conveyed to me when a person purchases one of my items as a present for someone else is strong reinforcement for me.
Some of my corporate experiences also aid me in my pursuit. One of them is the desire to continually improve my product, to innovate and to provide exceptional value to my buyers.
I have also discovered worlds that I knew nothing about including stone, Asian antiquities, European glass items and more. This has allowed me to continue to learn and to expand the avenues I can use to express my creativity towards providing unusual and interesting adornment at a reasonable price.
Chas Fleenor Crow Creek designs
JUNE BEAD AND JEWELRY SHOWS
- Jun 12-14: Santa Monica, CA - International Gem & Jewelry Show, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
- Jun 12-14: Albuquerque, NM - Gem Faire, New Mexico State Fairgrounds
- Jun 13-14: Durham, NC - Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show: Durham Marriott Convention Center
- Jun 19-21: Boise, ID - Bead Renaissance, Expo Idaho
- Jun 20-21: Newark, DE - Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show, Delaware Technical & Community College
- Jun 20-21: Atlanta, GA - Down the Street Bead Shows, Cobb Galleria, Two Galleria Parkway
- Jun 26-28: Novi, MI - International Gem & Jewelry Show, Rock Financial Showplace - Hall A
DAD - THE BEACH - SUMMER IS HERE!
The Bead Hive
Freshwater Pearl, Rhodonite, Jasper and Sterling Silver Beach Necklace
...before me I see a carpet of half-buried shells of sea-creatures, tide washed and rippled in sodden sand along the beach... I have made the ...
Paul Bensel Designs
Sterling Silver Men's Ring with Fire Agate
This handsome sterling silver ring set with a fiery green opal displaying a yellow play of color across the surface would make a wonderful man's gift....
Carey-McDuff Contemporary Art
Painted Makabibe Pendant Three Strand Pearl Necklace
This 50mm hand painted makabibe shell pendant is simply gorgeous with the three strands of white freshwater pearls. The pendant is suspended from ...
Sarit Wolfus Designs
Hammered Silver Handmade Men's Ring, Sarit Wolfus Jewelry Design, Israel
Brushed-Hammered Sterling silver, Handmade Men's Ring R-15604 Men's ring handmade from hammered sterling silver. In its center, a brushed silver disk...
Sea Creatures and Ocean Waves - Fine Silver and Aquamarine Bracelet
The sounds of the waves crashing against the surf, as sea creatures dance in the ocean blue below. This lovely dangle bracelet is made up of gorgeous...
Mauri Ann Artisan Jewellery
Thorns Sterling Silver and Fused Dichroic Glass Cufflinks
This pair of quality handmade cufflinks will enhance any formal outfit. A green dichroic glass with an etched black thorns pattern capped with clear ...
H H Jewelry Designs
Starfish - Swarovski Crystal Peridot Starfish Drop Earrings
Beautiful Peridot colored Swarovski Crystals have been topped with a full cluster of tiny Swarovski Crystals and Rhodium plated Silver cones! We have...
FANCY THAT! artisan jewelry design
Men's jasper and serpentine arrowhead necklace
Barrels and rondelles of golden jasper along with rounds of the shade of serpentine known as olive jade, sterling silver beads with an antique finish ...
Siah Designs Jewelry
Clay Buddha and Recycled Beach Glass Necklace
This is soft, warm and soothing, like the Caribbean Sea! The necklace was created with recycled beach glass. The color is a soft seafoam green. ...
Cactus Flower Creations
Surf And Sand Necklace - Sunstone, Czech Beads and Dichroic Glass
At 22 (the pendant is 2 long), this necklace reminds me of my native So. Cal. beaches. Sparkling oval nuggets of Sunstone mix with 10mm faceted ...
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