Monday, October 11, 2010
Envy Designs - Our October Featured Artist and Blog Giveaway
From left to right: Scales of Justice - fine silver libra necklace; Clara - fine silver lotus, pearl necklace; and Amethyst necklace. All beautifully handmade by Jennifer.
Our featured artist of October is Jennifer of Envy Designs. Her one of a kind jewelry is designed and handcrafted using only the best gemstones, sterling or find silver, gold-filled or vermeil green metals. Her style is both elegant and glamorous. Following is a short interview with Jennifer.
When did you first become interested in Metal Clay? How long have you been designing jewelry using Metal Clay?
I had seen the beautiful things people were making in magazines, and then noticed that my local bead store was offering classes. I signed up and have never looked back! I have been incorporating metal clay in my gemstone and pearl jewelry for about 3 years now.
What was your first piece of Metal Clay jewelry?
It was a diamond shaped pendant set with orange CZ's and rubies, and I strung it on a strand of peach freshwater keishi pearls. I still wear it!
What do you enjoy most about working in Metal Clay?
It has so many possibilities! If you can think it up, you can do it!
Would you tell us your creative process?
I usually come up with ideas while I am falling asleep! If I can remember them when I wake up, I sketch the ideas out and refine them, and then go for it, all while rocking out to some heavy tunes!
What inspires you?
I am inspired by a great many things: Paintings, mythology, music, and movies. I tend to be moved by Victorian and Art Nouveau art and jewelry. I am also greatly inspired by my fabulously talented Metal Clay Heads!
Jennifer is giving away this pair of unique, organic and pretty Fine Silver Leaf earrings to a lucky winner this month! Made from ArtClay silver metal clay, these OOAK little leaf earrings are set with clear cubic zirconium and lab created rubies. These earrings are your must have for this Fall/Winter season!
So here are the rules:
Every person is eligible to enter the blog giveaway with up to FOUR (4) entries. How can you get an entry? You can do any of the following and then let us know that by leaving a comment under this feature so we can keep track.
1. Follow our blog = 1 entry
2. Check out featured artist and post favorite piece on the blog = 1 entry
3. Heart featured artist’s shop = 1 entry
4. Follow featured artist on Facebook = 1 entry
5. Make a purchase = 2 entries
6. Refer a friend = 1 entry
7. Tweet about the giveaway using key word metalclayheads = 1 entry
8. Share the Metal Clay Heads blog giveaway link on FB (Go to http://www.facebook.com/MetalClayHeadTeam and click Share) = 1 entry
9. If you voted and commented on our last challenge = 1 entry
The giveaway will run for two weeks. We will announce the winner on October 25th. Good luck!