Thursday, January 30, 2014

Members' News for the month of February

Hello from the frigid Midwest!
I'm here to give you the news on what is happening in the lives of our Etsy Metal team members, so without further ado.....

Meg Auth of Simply MegA will be exhibiting a mixed media/jewelry,wall art piece entitled "Golden Eggs" in the
Mercury Bay Art Escape: "Taste of the Tour Showcase Exhibition"

Opening Feb 28 at Hot Waves Cafe in Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel in New Zealand.

This event kicks of an Open Studio Tour that takes place March 1, 2,3,8, and 9.  For further information:

After completing a year-long invitation only course on metal clay instruction and technique, Laura Bracken was recently added to Hadar Jacobson's website "Art in Silver" as an accredited teacher.
Congrats Laura!  This is a big accomplishment.

Danielle Miller will be promoting her "Make your own Wedding Band" workshops at the Feb 8th Wedding Festival in Greenville, SC.
She will also be featured in the local artist reception at llyn strong fine jewelry in Greenville, SC on Feb 16th : ... n&source=1

L. Sue Szabo is exhibiting work at the show Materials Hard and Soft in Denton TX. This is an annual national all-media show. It runs from 2/7-4/4/14. If you're in north TX, do stop by this show, it is always excellent.
L. Sue Szabo was recently published in the new Jinks McGrath book, "Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers". Several of her works are shown in the chapter on enameling. It's available on Amazon now.

well, try to stay warm folks, til next month,

3xR Challenge 2014 week 3

We have been digging deep in our respective studios to bring you another treasure trove of beauties for week 3 of our Reduce, Reuse and Recycle challenge for 2014.  Special mention this week for Kirsten Skiles of KnitSteel who has managed to reuse a copper raising sample from 1997.  She now has a rather fantastic Ikebana vase for her shop!  Can any of the 3xR-ers beat that?  Is there anything from the early 90's lurking in the back of your drawers that could become something beautiful? Come on, have a dig around!

1. 3xR week 3, 2. Prong set Chiseled Engagement - 3xR/3, 3. Etsymetal 3xR week 3, copper raising sample from 1997 turned into an ikebana vase. It's taken me forever. I think I'll use it as a shop vase., 4. Crazy lace agate cufflinks, sterling, 5. Heart silver copper mesh rivet necklace 1, 6. 3xR 3, 7. Bague Topaze Bleue Coussin.1, 8. 3xR Week 3 - Front of buckle, 9. 3XR #3, 10. 1579CopperLinesSet, 11. Kilt Pin for Burns' Night, 12. Imitation White Opal Sterling Silver Filigree Earrings, 13. L. SUE SZABO/BAW 52-45,46,47 and 3xR 1/2/3, 14. 14k White Gold Wedding Set with Asscher Cut White Sapphire, 15. 3xr logo

Saturday, January 25, 2014

what's new!

Lot's of "new" this week from etsymetal team members! A perfect time to pick up something for your special valentine ( especially if your special valentine is you!)

2Roses                                                 LSueSzabo        

AmityJewelry                     SarahHoodJewelry

LjBJewelry                                JenLawlerDesigns

Jewellietta                                                 fluxplay

experimetal                                    lichenandlychee 

SCJJewelryDesign                  NinaGibsonDesigns

CitizenObjects                      BetsyBensenJewelry

formandfunktion                                JazznJewelry

AnneWalkerJewelry                         simplyMegA

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What's New!

Here's a taste of what's new from a few of our etsymetal members this week! And it's not to early to start thinking about Valentine's Day...

simplyMegA                               JenLawlerDesigns                             Jewellietta

LSueSzabo                                             LjBjewelry                                        2Roses 

Amity Jewelry                                       erga                                  lichen and lychee

Peggie Calame Jewelry                     Sarah Hood Jewelry               silentgoddess  

JazznJewelry                                  SCJJewelryDesign                        betsy bensen

Thursday, January 16, 2014

3xR Challenge 2014 week1

We do like to push ourselves here at Etsy Metal.  A brand new year means a brand new challenge for some of our members.  This year we will be Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, those are the 3 R's.  It's time to dust off those pieces at the back of the drawer and re-purpose and reuse them.  It's time to reduce our stash of cabochons and gems.  It's time to recycle our scrap metal.

I for one am really looking forward to a year of innovation and creativity as the 3xR challenge forces us to design and fabricate beautiful things from the stuff we already have in our workshops.

Without further ado, I give you, week 1 of the 3xR challenge.

1. Lapis statement earrings, 2. 3xR #1, 3. 1575TwoHeartsOnRibbonNecklace, 4. 3xR week 1 - snowed in, 5. Hammered silver drop earrings for the #UWYH #etsymetal challenge day 1, made from my scrap silver bits., 6. 3XR 01 Found Coral & Recycled 14k Gold Ring, 7. LittleSisterBigSisterEarrings.2, 8. 3XR, 9. Black Diamond Chiseled Ring, 10. 3XR Week One, 11. Sonoran Sunrise and Turquoise Handmade Necklace Silver, 12. L. SUE SZABO/BAW 52-45,46,47 and 3xR 1/2/3, 13. Sapphire Rings, 14. EF Leaf Necklace sterling silver turquoise and pearl20140108_923, 15. 3xR 2014 week 1

Saturday, January 11, 2014

What's New!

It's easy to see that etsymetal teammates are back in their studios working hard after the Holidays! Here's a selection of some of this week's new work...

 2Roses                                    LjBjewelry

AmityJewelry                               LSueSazbo

MicheleGradyDesigns                           Jewelietta

PeggieCalameJewelry                   KSkilesJewelry    

JenLawlerDesigns                     VictoriaTakahashi   

ArtbyWinona                              simplyMegA


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Members' News for the Month of January

Welcome 2014!  This is an update on what our members are doing this frigid month of January.

Drum roll please,

Miranda Scott of House on Hudson, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 NICHE Awards, in the category of "Silver with Stones". Winners will be announced on January 18th, 2014 at the Buyer's Market of American Craft in Philadelphia.  Congratulations Miranda!

Shae Freeman's belt buckles (aka citizenobjects) are going to be featured in the winter addition of Belle Armoire! Available January 1st on newstands everywhere.  Awesome Shae!

L. Sue Szabo will be showing a series of brooches, called Stitches, at the upcoming international exhibit called "Material Matters". This exhibit is part of East Carolina University's metal symposium and is being held at the Leo Jenkins Gallery at the School of Art and Design, ECU, Greenville, NC. The show will be up 1/14/14-2/10/14.

Bracken Designs will participate in an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on January 10-11, 2014 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of The 2014 Golden Globes Nominees and Presenters. All attending celebrities will receive a pair of these earrings in their swag bags. These sterling silver and cultured freshwater pearl earrings were designed and handcrafted by Laura Bracken for the Golden Globes event.  These gorgeous earrinngs are pictured below-

As you can see, our team mates are doing some really great things, so stay tuned.  Better yet, check out the team members shops by searching for the tag "etsymetal team".


Monday, January 6, 2014

Etsy Metal Blog Carnival

Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival!
Blog Carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on a common topic


New Year's Resolutions 2014
What New Year's Resolutions have you made for this year? Which ones did you make last year that were successful? Do you have any advice for keeping resolutions throughout the year?

Read and see what some of our members think. You are welcome to make comments and ask questions! Enjoy.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

"What's New"

Happy New Year!

Here is a selection of new jewelry made this week, available for you in our member’s shops. 
The EtsyMetal mark is your assurance of  handmade craftsmanship, quality, and ethical trade practices. 

ArtByWinona                      2Roses

PeggieCalameJewelry                 LSueSzabo 

AmityJewelry                     betsybensen

Jewelietta                      LjBjewelry

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