Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stunning Peacock Resin Pendant by Etsy Artist

When a compassionate heart saves an animal we tend to do so at any price. Jenny has done that and now she sells her art to pay for that "price".

Jenny's Peacock pendant would make a statement with any outfit. All the gift trade magazines are saying that Owls are the hot decorating item this year and Jenny has one to decorate your body. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6375023

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Resin is for Miniatures Too!

It takes a special touch and an eye for detail to make things this small. In the world of miniatures an artist selling her wares on eBay has found her special niche. http://myworld.ebay.com/gettinginthegap/

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Artists looking for Wholesale Shows check these out

For the artist that has reached that next level with their work there are two wholesale shows that I think are worth looking into:
1- http://www.americancraft.com/BMAC/index.html

Maker Faire Austin ResinObsession demos What a BLast!

We had an awesome time at Maker Faire in Austin,Texas, which is an event created by Make Magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset." It is like nothing else you have ever seen! I describe it as a "science museum goes to the State Fair"! A wonderful world for "tinkerers", indie upcyclers, and "Keep Austin Weird" crowd.

Craft Magazine had my Resin Starter Kits in the Maker Shed where I demonstrated how to mix and pour resin as well as ideas of all the fun stuff that can be created. If you ever have the opportunity to attend the Maker Faire, in San Mateo, CA, in May or Austin, TX, in October you should take advantage of it.


I am so excited to announce a new product that I will be adding to the eBay store within the next few days. It is a product made by Novus that will polish your resin pieces to a beautiful shine without buffing or polishing with a wheel and jeweler's rouge. This is a hand-polish - no machinery required!

There are three products from Novus:

#1: Gently cleans without scratching, leaves a lustrous shine.Novus

#2: Removes fine scratches, haziness and abrasions.Novus

#3: Removes heavy scratches and abrasions. Requires both #1 and #2 polishes for final finishing.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Celebration ResinObsession Kits in Craft Magazine

ResinObsession Kits will be in Craft Magazine's online store. We have been busy putting together 100 kits. We are also going to the Maker Faire in Austin Oct 18 &19 to demonstrate making resin stuff. Happy Casting!

All Resin Artist a Must Read Buyers Market Of American Craft

This is a press release sent to me bythe Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft. I thought some of my customers might be interested.

Juried Pavilion Introduced at the Buyers Market of American Craft

Baltimore, MD (Sept. 26, 2008) -- A new, juried pavilion of museum-quality crafts will be the centerpiece of the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Feb. 13-16, 2009, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“The AmericanStyle Gallery Pavilion fills a need by creating a destination on the tradeshow floor for the galleries that cater to high-end collectors,” said Christine Kloostra, show director. “Our aim is to provide a premium display setting where they can meet the artists who are producing museum-quality and master-level work, such as fine sculpture and glass art.”

With the unveiling of the new pavilion, the winter Buyers Market expands its specialty sections. Retailers already can find the top designers of precious metal and gemstone jewelry in the Premier Jewelry Pavilion, and the best in studio furniture and home accessories in the Inspired Interiors Pavilion.

To ensure the collector quality of works in the AmericanStyle Gallery Pavilion, exhibitors are being reviewed by the internationally recognized Holsten Galleries of Stockbridge, Mass. Holsten Galleries represents leading contemporary glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, William Morris and Christopher Ries.

Featuring home and fashion accessories, art jewelry, wearables, holiday d├ęcor and sculpture in wood, metal and clay -- thousands of works by North American craft artists-- the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft is the nation’s largest wholesale tradeshow of fine craft.

Online registration for qualified retailers (credentials required) opened October 1, 2008. Retailers can visit www.americancraft.com to get the best deals on seminar and event packages. Returning buyers can also use online registration to upgrade their status to Preferred Gallery, with benefits including a complimentary Web listing for their stores, free copies of AmericanStyle magazine, advertising discounts and more. Buyers can register today by calling 800-432-7238, ext. 195.

Artists interested in applying for the pavilion can call 410-889-2933 or e-mail info@rosengrp.com.

About the Buyers Market of American CraftThe Buyers Market of American Craft is produced by The Rosen Group, a Baltimore-based arts marketing, publishing and advocacy firm. The Rosen Group also publishes NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for retailers of fine craft art, and AmericanStyle magazine, the arts lifestyle magazine for enthusiasts, collectors and travelers. The Buyers Market is wholesale to the trade only.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Deep Well Bezel Ring Jewelry Resin Silver Taking Orders

I've spoken with the ring manufacturer and he is sold out. He will be shipping around the end of October for orders that are placed now. The rings have been so popular that I am taking paid orders and putting them on a waiting list. I talked to the manufacturer on Tuesday and since I will be placing such a large order I will be one of the first to receive my shipment. After filling paid orders I doubt there will be any leftover. I'm suggesting artists place advance orders with delayed shipping. Deposits will be required for advance orders. By advance orders I mean: some artists will be at Gift Shows so to fill their order they may need 50 rings in March, 50 in April, etc.

So many have asked about a quantity discount: 20 rings for $160, 30 rings for $225, 40 rings for $280, 100 rings for $600. Orders placed now; the beginning of October are scheduled for shipping the end of October. If you would like to be assured availability after the end of October shipping, it is wise to place advance orders with later shipping dates. Advance orders will need a deposit. These handmade rings have been so popular worldwide that the manufacturer is sold out! He is increasing production. Because I have asked for such a large order I will be one of the first to receive my order but I won't place that order if I don't have orders to back it up.