Friday, 14 January 2011

Etsy meet up and random quotes!

I've had quite a busy creative week this week!

Etsy UK
I went along to the Etsy UK meet up in London on Wednesday 12th January. I went on my own but soon found people to chat to. It was interesting to meet some people who were new to Etsy like me and some old hands.
I do recommend signing up for the Etsy UK mailing list as you do get info on interesting goings on and inspirational interviews

Random quotes on my blog

I have added a random quote generator to my blog which appears at the top of the page, below the banner. I am a quote collector and always enjoy art that includes quotations. I would love to include quotes in my own work but they will have to be short ones so they will fit onto jewellery! I have added over 100 quotes to my random quote generator so every time you refresh the page you should see a new one.

This photo shows an example of the kind of art work I love that includes quotes. Unfortunately I am not sure who the artist is but this was on display, with other work, at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery.

Silver clay creations
I asked Gary to do some photos of my jewellery. He is a landscape photographer ordinarily but is rising to the occasion with his fab camera, lumie light and tripod! Here are some of the pieces I made at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery last weekend on my level 1 diploma course.

Silver star earrings
© Anna Campbell 2011
Hand made from silver clay

Pyramid pendant
© Anna Campbell 2011
Hand made from silver clay

Leaf bead

Metal Clay Artist magazine
At the MCSJ I was fortunate enough to be able to look through a library-full of books and magazines on my favourite topic. I have subscribed to Metal Clay Artist magazine this week as I was impressed with the calibre of the writers, the quality of the magazine and the fact that it specialises in my subject. There are a number of jewellery magazines out there but I prefer to subscribe to one that specialises in metal clay.

Random creativity of the week
I have been knitting a lovely teal scarf made from bamboo wool

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