Smooshers Featured Artist: Gaia Copia

I am proud to present Emily of Gaia Copia. 🙂

Her work is so jewelry unique. I guess you would put it in the mixed media category. I love that she uses the hammered, textured copper and fancy wire wrap in conjunction with the polymer clay. To me it has an funky-organic-medieval feel and I LOVE it !!!!




Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gaia-Copia-Artisan-Jewelry/
Her blog – http://www.gaiacopia.com/

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Book Review: Enchanted Adornments by Cynthia Thornton

I finally received my copy of Enchanted Adornments by Cynthia Thornton. What a wonderfully inspiring book 🙂 The projects are fun, whimsical and I want to try them all. LOL I sure wish I still worked with silver clay. There are several projects that really caught my eye. Especially Mirabelle’s Locket which is on the cover of the book.
cover

Don’t fret my polymer clay loving pals 🙂 There are many projects for you too. My favorites are The Window of the Heart pendant and the Sculptural Scrimshaw Collar.
windowheart
collar

I know a lot of you are getting into using resin in your jewelry designs. The book has some fun projects to cover that addiction, too. Take a look at these adorable Woodland Wings !!
wings

These pictures are just as teaser. The book has so much more to offer. You can get the book on Amazon.com for $16.47. That’s more than 30% off the suggested retail price of $24.95.

Julie Picarello – Boheme

I have admired Julie’s work for a very long time. Her Mokume Gane style is outstanding, but take a gander at this custom order piece she just finished. It’s a mixed media piece that breaks away of her usual design style. And I LOVE it !!!!!!!!! The mica shift beads are stunning and the added metal components truly make the piece come alive. I look forward to seeing more of this style from Julie 🙂

Boheme by Julie Picarello

Boheme by Julie Picarello

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