There's a new guild on Art Fire. The Art Fire Bloggers Guild is a group of artisans dedicated to promoting each other through bloggong. the membership is open to all Art Fire shops. So far it's a small but highly talented guild.
I just joined this guild and created this Art Fire collection highlighting some of their products. Here's a sampling of the items in this collection.
Second Sister At MoArk Jewelry moved to the Ozarks with her husband to retire. She says retirement never happened. Together, they work for the all volunteer local ambulance service and run a small home garden business. She is a self taught jewelry artist who admits that when she first started selling her jewelry on line, didn't have a clue about marketing, Twitter or blogging. It appears she's come a long way. I love this Red Hats Bobblehead Nightlight
TTE Designs is another creative soul from the Smoosher's guild. She has always been creative and has lived with her Navy helicopter pilot husband all around the USA, including Guam. When they moved to Virginia, at the urging of her husband and her friend she started making and selling jewelry at craft fairs. She finally landed at Art Fire and sells her wonderful creations there. Here is one of her pieces.
Another creative member of the Smoosher's is the creator of Valerie's Stuff
She says she discovered polymer clay about six years ago, but it wasn't until she learned the mica shift technique that her art really took off. Right now, she admits to being in love with the effect of alcohol inks and polymer clay. This Iris and Spider Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet
was made using a three color cane of brick red, yellow and green.
These are a few of the talented members of the Polymer Clay Smoosher's Guild on Art Fire. I hope you find the time to check them out.
The color blue is a favorite among a large number of people. I'll bet that if a study was done about a person's favorite color, a large majority of the population would pick some shade of blue as their favorite color.
There is sky blue and indigo blue, periwinkle blue and baby blue But, no matter, what shade is your favorite, you're sure to love at least one of the blues used in these pieces by the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on Art Fire.
I was one Twitter earlier today and checked out some new followers. Promote My Shop was one of my new followers, so I decided to check them out.
Promote My Shop is a blog written by Dana. According to her, she started the blog after opening a shop on Etsy and reading all the posts about promoting her online shop.
Right now, she's featuring a Shop Hop. You can add your online shop on her blog, along with the many others. Visiting other shops and promoting them along with your own shop is encouraged.
Dana worked for almost 20 years in sales and marketing. She has worked for Fortune 500 companies and has acquired some practical experience that she is willing to share in her blog. Her blog is "a community of open, supportive, and
responsive artisans who share ideas, offer support, and chronicle our
journey to success."
I suggest you check out this informative blog and let Dana's experience work for you.
Even though I am no longer on Etsy, I'm providing a link to Dana's shop there. Check it out and see all the wonderful beach themed items she has.
Out all the jewelry in the world, my favorite type are earrings. Earrings styles can range from the simple gold stud to discs the size of desert plates. I tend to go for the more wacky and unusual style, such as cheeseburgers, scarlet macaws, and flip flops. My earring choice can be seen at Art Fire called Wyvern Designs. I've had flamingos, ravens, cardinals, ballet en pointe slippers, French fries and the like in my shop.
But this post isn't about me. This is to highlight some of the talented people in the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on Art Fire. I joined this guild awhile ago, then let things lapse and got booted out. But they took me back and I've enjoyed seeing all the wonderful, unusual items these artistic members have come up with.
With summer fast approaching, even though weather in a portion of the country may not seem like it, My thoughts have turned to the beach and the ocean. I'm glad that I live within an hour of the Atlantic Ocean. I don't think I could go very long without the sight of the pounding surf and the tang of ocean air.
Every year, my husband and I walk the beaches in Maine. I've found everything from starfish, shells and driftwood to a lobster pot that had pulled loose from its moorings during a storm and washed ashore. So this week's Polymer Clay Smooshers Guilds blog roll post is apropos of the coming season.
As I've stated before, polymer clay lends itself brilliantly to creating all sorts of art. The following pieces show its versatility and the talent of the people working with it.