Friday, August 14, 2009

Featured Designer: Blanche of Sha-Sha Handcrafted Jewelry

I love when all the planets align and coincidences or magic seem to abound...

I had one of those experiences recently when I came across a blog by Blanche of Sha-Sha Handcrafted Jewelry. I was blog-hopping by finding beading blogs that I liked and checking out followers and clicking on any that appeared to be jewelry related for the purpose of broadening my horizons.

I clicked on this blog post entitled, Coneflower and Bouquets of Flower Brooches, and absolutely LOVED this flower brooch. I usually fall for anything smiley-faced, flowered, animal-like or intricate crystal work. Imagine my surprise when I scrolled through the post and my name was mentioned. I had to read it several times to be sure and thought that was so cool.

You can get so wrapped up in a desire to absorb and learn as much as you can from other bloggers, you forget that it goes both ways. Even just mention of a particular bead can be inspiring to another beader. THAT is what is so cool about a creative and open arts and crafts online community. Such a wonderful spirit of camaraderie.

As you scroll down in Blanche's flower post, you will see a whole "garden" of super cool flowers. I also loved the fact that she showed her work so someone else could be inspired and have a general idea of where to start.

My thanks to Blanche for allowing me to post her work! If you have a chance, check out her "Use the Muse II" entry or take a look at her published designs on her website. Great stuff!

Hope you are all having a fun and crafty weekend!!

3 comments:

Jeff Byer said...

you are so creative !!
Jeff
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Designs by Blanche said...

Lisa, Thank you so much for the feature! The flower brooches and pendants are so much fun to make - if anyone wants more specific how to's just post back - I'm happy how to share the technique I use for these!
Always loving your posts, Lisa~

-Blanche

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